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October half term fun in the West Midlands

Enjoy October half term around the West Midlands without spending a fortune.

Published: 6th October 2023

October half term fun in the West Midlands

Enjoy October half term around the West Midlands without spending a fortune. We have pulled together a list of all the autumn fun happening around the West Midlands that are free or budget friendly.

Free things to do

Dudley Halloween Trail - Dudley Council are putting on a Spooktacular Halloween trail this year. Find 10 creepy characters to spell out a secret word. You can pick up a trail sheet and map from Dudley Library from 30th October to 5th November. We have a number of routes to get you to Dudley, such as 1, 2 and 2A.

Dudley Library Poetry Workshop and Open Mic Evening - Delivered by Bad Betty Press and featuring local poet Casey Bailey.

New Square Shopping Centre Halloween Party - Get ready for a scarily good time at New Square on 1st November! With creepy craft corners, dance workshops, spooky selfie box, make over stations and a Halloween trail! Hop on our 5 service which takes you straight to the shopping centre!

WM Wheats Garden Centre Fairy Trail - Head to WM Wheats Garden Centre this half term where  a magical world of Fairies, Unicorns, Mermaids, Gnomes and Trolls awaits you. Their Fairy Trail is completely free and the perfect place for the family to experience some magic! Hop on our 3 service to get there.

Day of the Dead festival of fun at Resorts World

House of MASH are at Resorts World on 1st and 2nd November to provide free action-packed Halloween fun. From performances, games and, one of the popular hunts around the building.

For more information on events and activities visit the Resorts World website. Just jump on our X1 and X12 services that'll take you straight there!

Activities

Sea Life centre

Ascarium: Tricks & Treats
Deep dive into the underwater world of witches and warlocks, uncovering the spookiest creatures of the sea. Ascarium is offering visitors a jaw-some time this Halloween.

For more information on half term activities visit the Sea Life Centre website. 

Enjoy 30% off admission at the National Sea Life Centre when you travel by bus.


Legoland Discovery Centre

Brick or Treat Monster Party
Discover many fang-tastic activities at LEGOLAND® Discovery Centre this half term, from soft play to roller coasters, to the build and play zone or to the 4D cinema have a spook-tacular time in the ultimate LEGO® playground

Scare-venger hunt
Enter the haunted mini land if you dare, to follow the clues to help solve the pumpkin puzzle.

Add to the LEGO pumpkin patch
Create your own LEGO pumpkin to add to the LEGO pumpkin patch hall of fame and be in with a chance of winning some scarily good prizes.

For more information on half term activities visit the LEGOLAND® Discovery Centre website.

Enjoy 30% off admission at LEGOLAND® Discovery Centre when you travel by bus. We have several bus routes to Birmingham city centre, plan your journey here.

 

Bear Grylls Adventures

Push yourself to the limit and achieve the unexpected. From high ropes, indoor climbing, the iFly wind tunnel even snorkelling with sharks. The Bear Grylls Adventure indoor and outdoor activity centre is your chance to try something new

Bear Grylls is easy to get to via the X1 and X12 services to Birmingham International and then a short walk through the NEC.

Enjoy 30% off the High Ropes at Bear Grylls Adventure when you travel by bus.


Thinktank museum

Spooky stay and play, an interactive sensory celebration of autumn and Halloween for children 18 months to 3 years.

Fright At The Museum Family Show, a monstrous show full to the brim with freaky facts and spooky science.

Spooky Spider String Maze, try and find your way through the mazes created by spiders, just be careful not to get caught.

Spooky Science Family Night, get dressed up for the annual Spooky Science Family Night! Explore the museum after dark, and enjoy some spooky activities on each floor. We have several bus routes to Birmingham city centre, plan your journey here.

For more information on events and activities, visit the Thinktank website.

Enjoy 50% off admission at Thinktank when you travel by bus.


Black Country Living Museum

Black History and The Black Country
Join Black Country Living Museums first ‘heritage walk and talk’ discover links between the Museum’s iconic buildings and the Industrial Revolution, which fuelled global migration to the Black Country, an area which people originating from all over the world now call ‘home’.

Halloween Nights
Prepare for a spook-tacular time as you enjoy trick or treats on a trip in the dark to the open air museum opening doors to little devils and ghouls. Head to the museum on our 11 and 11A services.

For more information on events and activities visit Black Country Living Museum website. 

Enjoy 25% off admission at the Black Country Living Museum when you travel by bus.

 

Botanical Gardens

Botanical Beasts and Mythical Creatures
A trip perfect for the whole family, meet witches, wizards, trolls and fairies as you take a memorable adventure around the gardens. Our 23 and 24 services can take you straight to the botanical gardens.

For more information on activities and events visit the Botanical Gardens website.

Enjoy 20% off admission at the Botanical Gardens when you travel by bus.

Merry Hill

Gandeys Halloween Spooktacular
A Gandeys Halloween circus spectacular this half term, be thrilled and chilled at the spooky spectacle.

Waterfront Dining Club
Time to tickle your tastebuds as the Waterfront Dining Club is back with the best street vendors in town.

For more information on events and activities visit the Merry Hill website. Jump on our 2 and 3 services to the shopping centre.


Kids eat for free or less than £5

Morrisons- Kids aged under 16 eat free in Morrisons cafes all day, everyday, when you buy an adult meal for £4.99 or over.

ASDA - Kids eat for £1 every day when you spend £1.

Tesco - Kids eat free at Tescos cafes from Monday to Friday.

Sainsburys - Kids eat for £1 in Sainsbury's cafes

Dunelm- One free mini main, two snacks and a drink for every £4 spent in the in-store café.

IKEA - Kids eat from 95p

Hungry Horse - Kids can eat for £1 every Monday

Bella Italia - Kids eat for £1 with each adult meal from 4pm - 6pm Mon - Thurs.

Sizzling Pubs - Get a kids main meal for £1 when you buy an adult "sizzling meal"

Premier Inn - Two under 16's can eat breakfast for free (with one paying adult)

Travelodge - Kids eat a free breakfast at Travelodge

Bills- Up to two kids eat free when an adult orders a main.

The Real Greek - Get a free kids meal for under 12s for every £10 spent by an adult on Sundays

 

Enjoy a spook-tacular half term of fun around the West Midlands and don't forget to plan your journey around the city with National Express West Midlands.

From Sunday 29th October, we will be running half term timetables, to find out more visit our service updates page.

Rediscover the West Midlands and take advantage of these great attraction offers when you travel by bus.

30% off admission at LEGOLAND® Discovery Centre

30% off admission at the National Sea Life Centre

25% off admission at the Black Country Living Museum

Get 50% off admission at Thinktank

30% off admission at The Pen Museum

30% off Theatre Tours at The Old Rep Theatre

20% off admission at the Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

30% off the High Ropes at Bear Grylls Adventure

25% off admission to Stourbridge Glass Museum

 



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