Looking for ideas to keep little ones amused in the great outdoors over the October break? From adventure days and apple pressing to spotting red deer out on the open moorland, we’ve got half term covered.
Half term deer walk – 25th October, 2-4pm
This is a great opportunity to introduce kids to one of Exmoor’s most dramatic wildlife spectacles – the deer rut, when stags lock antlers in competition for a female mate. This walk takes place on level moorland and you’ll cover no more than 2 miles – an easy-going walk for little legs.
Details: Booking essential; exmoor-nationalpark.gov.uk
Free event, donations welcome
Big Autumn Adventure – 26th October, 10am-4pm
The final Big Adventure of the year takes place at Webber’s Post and promises to be an action-packed day of autumnal activities, from treasure trails and guided walks to face painting and craft sessions, where children get to fashion a witch’s broom out of foraged materials from the surrounding wood.
Details: Webber's Post, TA24 8HY; visit-exmoor.co.uk
No need to book, just turn up
Hallowe’en Activity Afternoon at the Exmoor Pony Centre – 27th October, 12-3pm
Expect spooky goings on at the Exmoor Pony Centre this half term with a fun-filled afternoon of themed games and activities for children, such as the Hallowe’en trail hunt. Pony rides, grooming and refreshments, too.
Details: Dulverton, TA22 9QE; moorlandmousietrust.org.uk
Free admission but small charges may apply to certain activities
Porlock Apple Day – 29th October, 10am-4pm
This is proving to be a bumper year for apples, so bring your stash down to the Porlock Visitor Centre and watch your crop turned into delicious juice. Plus there’ll be apple-flavoured food and drink, and apple-themed activities for all the family to enjoy.
Details: Porlock Visitor Centre, TA24 8QD