October offers the promise of half term, spooky fun and leaves crunching under foot. Whether you’re treating the family to a half term getaway, or looking weekend away, there is lots to see and do across the UK this month. The frosty nights of winter aren’t quite upon us and we’re set for a particularly stunning display from the trees this year. So, if you’re wondering ‘what’s on in October’, and looking for an event to enjoy with friends or family there are plenty to choose from. Read on for a selection of our favourite events taking place this month.
Fantastic Chocolate Festival Birmingham
For the chocoholics out there, the Fantastic Chocolate Festival Birmingham is the October event for you. Taking place on Saturday 20th October, this is a festival crammed full of chocolaty wonders including chocolate sculpting, chocolate fountains, alcoholic chocolaty drinks, and crafts for the kids.
The Great British Tea Festival
If you would rather a steaming cup of tea to mountains of chocolate, then take a trip to Derby on Sunday 21st October. The Great British Tea Festival will be taking over the Roundhouse and celebrating all types of tea you can imagine. Expect to find a huge variety of teas, it’s the perfect chance to unearth your new favourite.
Real Ale Train
A steam train, beautiful views and real ale; what’s not to love. Join the Real Ale Train (RAT) on Saturday 6th, or 27th October. The Train departs from Alton at 7.20pm and returns at 10.30pm. It is a social evening and as well as a selection of real ales there are also other drinks and hot food available.
The Great York Ghost Search
For a spooky Halloween event visit York between Friday 26th October and Friday 2nd November. Taking place in what is rumoured to be the most haunted city in Europe, don’t miss out on The Great York Ghost Search. There will be 26 Ghost Lamps and Mini Ghosts hidden around the city, just waiting to be discovered.
Halloween Pumpkin Trail
Visit Castle Kennedy Gardens in Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland this October for some more Halloween family-fun. Taking place from Saturday 13th to Sunday 28th October the Halloween Pumpkin Trail will take you through the gardens in all their autumnal glory. Look out for the hidden pumpkins, and those who complete the trail will receive a treat.