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What to Do This Spooky October Half Term in the Broads

If you’re spending your October half term with us on the Broads, you won’t be short of things to do in these beautiful wetlands! From the magical world of potions, lotions and cures from times gone past to finding hidden pumpkins and completing challenges on a spooky trail, there’s something for everyone!

Spooky Express – Bure Valley Railway

Moor at: Wroxham Broads Authority Moorings

Take a trip aboard the Spooky Express at the Bure Valley Railway this October half term. Children go free with a full fare paying adult (maximum 2 per adult), and the railway’s mascot bear will greet you at the Aylsham station dressed for the occasion! The kids can enjoy a children’s quiz to spot how many spooky items there are during the journey, and the Whistlestop Café will be decorated for Halloween!

Photo of Bure Valley Railway by Mark Bullimore, courtesy of Great Yarmouth Borough Council.
Bure Valley Railway
Spooky Express – Bure Valley Railway

Mystic Medicine – Elizabethan House Museum

Moor at: Great Yarmouth Yacht Station

This is great for families who have come on holiday with us the day after term ends, on the 20th or 21st of October, as it allows you time to cruise to Great Yarmouth. The Elizabethan House Museum is on the town’s historic South Quay, and hosts this terrifying Mystic Medicine event to give its visitors a look into the tried and tested historical remedies from medieval times.


Halloween Trail – Museum of the Broads

Moor at: Richardson’s Boating Holidays

The only museum dedicated to the Broads and its history, the Museum of the Broads is hosting a Hallowe’en Trail during the October half term, 10:00-16:00 daily. Win a spooky prize, enjoy some Halloween activities and discover some of the Broads’ ghosts – but be care of the Wroxham Witch!


Spooktacular Halloween Trail – RSPB Strumpshaw Fen

Moor at: Brundall Church Fen Broads Authority Moorings

Take the kids to this self-guided Halloween Trail, where they’ll enjoy finding hidden pumpkins, discovering some of the reserve’s spookier wildlife’s secrets and completing ‘Wild Challenges’ to earn a prize! A drop-in event, you can take part in the Spooktacular Halloween Trail between 21 and 29 October 2017.

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