Fang-tastic fun this half term

Let’s creep it real, half term can be fun for the kids but hell for mummies (and daddies) who don’t know how to keep the little devils entertained.

Luckily, we have some fa-boo-lous activities lined up this October half term, so the whole family can have some skele-fun.

Cllr Rob Walker, Cabinet Member for Culture & Environment said:

“Spending time with family is so important which is why it’s fantastic to see a range of spookily good family fun happening across Kirklees this half term. Many activities are low cost or free of charge as we know how expensive half term can become for parents and carers.

 I hope families find something to enjoy and take the opportunity to join in. It’s a perfect way of getting into the Halloween spirit whilst also visiting our much loved venues that continue to offer activities all year round.”

What’s happening at Cliffe House?

A popular venue for families, Cliffe House at Shepley will be hosting some ghoulish fun throughout the half term week. Activities include the Cliffe House Club, climbing wall, archery, pumpkin picking and carving, pumpkin trail and arts and crafts. And that’s not to mention the food, bone appetit! There is charge for some events, and some will need booking in advance.

Plus, if you’ve got it, haunt it at the Cliffe House fancy dress competition on Thursday 31 October, 12pm – 2pm for your chance to win a birthday party worth £200. It’s free to enter so don’t be too cute to spook.

For full details of half term events at Cliffe House visit their website or follow on Facebook.

What’s happening at Bagshaw Museum?

On Tuesday 29 October, the Bagshaw Museum at Batley will have you screaming Mummies, Mummies, Mummies! as you make your own mummy fingers and toes to scare people this Halloween. You can even decorate a spooky jar to keep them in. Also have a go at making mummy masks as well as other creepy crafts and activities. It’s open to all ages between 11am – 3pm, £3.50 per session. No booking required.

What’s happening at Tolson Museum?

Tolson Museum, Huddersfield welcomes back fairandfunky on Wednesday 30 October with a Monster SCRAPtastic event.  Children of all ages will be able to create their own monster friends and masks using recycled materials! There are two workshop sessions, 11am to 1pm and 2pm to 4pm. It costs £3.50 per crafter, no booking required.

Also at Tolson Museum on Thursday 31 October, between 2.30pm and 3.30pm you can make Halloween lanterns and join the Friends of Tolson Museum on a spooky walk in the park for just £2 per child.

Or, if you prefer some ‘exorcise’ join a spine-chilling Spooky Storywalk this half term to see what you find hiding in the dark, dark wood. Inspired by the spooktacular picture book ‘In the Dark, Dark Wood’ by Jessica Souhami these walks are taking place at several venues across Kirklees. The walks are most suitable for families with children up to age 8 and Halloween fancy dress is encouraged. Places must be booked in advance.

For more information or inspiration this half term visit our Community Directory.

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