Nottinghamshire County Council – What’s on this Autumn Half Term

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Half term activities to enjoy in Nottinghamshire this Autumn


This autumn half term break might be a bit different to normal, but that doesn’t mean there’s no fun to be had in Notts.

We’ve put together some of our top picks activities, and not forgetting a fang-tastic Halloween competition for you to enter. So, whether you fancy embarking on Rufford’s Monster Trail, exploring Sherwood Forest after dark, or getting crafty at home making ghouly creations make this half term a spook-tacular one!

Please follow the current ‘high’ alert level coronavirus restrictions that are in place for all Nottinghamshire and Nottingham city residents.


Halloween Monster Hunt 

Rufford Abbey Country Park
17 Oct – 15 Nov
10.30am – 4pm daily
£1.50 per trail sheet

Join the Rufford Monster Hunt team and follow the map into the haunted hideaways and creepy woods and find out what’s the cause of Rufford’s strange happenings.

Find out more

Monster Trail at Rufford

Halloween Trail at Sherwood Forest

Sherwood Forest
17 Oct – 1 Nov
10am – 3pm daily
£2 per trail (includes souvenir pencil)

Bring your little monsters for an eerie autumn adventure in the forest this half term.

Find out more

Young girl on Halloween Trail at Sherwood Forest

Halloween Family Potion Trail

Sherwood Forest
30 – 31 Oct
RSPB Non-members (up to 6 people) £48.50, RSPB Members (up to 6 people) £38.80
Booking required

Meet the baddies of Sherwood Forest on this Halloween trail for all the family.

Book now

Spooky Halloween Trail at Sherwood Forest

Spectacle of Light

Rufford Abbey Country Park
29 Oct – 15 Nov
Family ticket from £39.10
Booking advised

Explore Rufford like never before with new illuminations along a magical trail that’s fun for all the family.

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Spectacle of Light Image of Rufford Abbey

Halloween Frights in the Forest

Sherwood Forest
30 – 31 Oct
RSPB Non-members (up to 6 people) £48.50, RSPB Members (up to 6 people) £38.80
Booking required

As the light fades and evil spirits begin their tricks, follow our breadcrumbs to meet some of Sherwood Forest’s darker inhabitants.

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Image of spider

Notts Outdoors Holiday Club

The Mill Adventure Base
19 – 23 Oct
5 days for £100
Booking required

Book in your adventurer(s) for a week of fun at the Notts Outdoors half term holiday club. Suitable for children in school years 3 – 8.

Hurry last few remaining places!

Book now

Images of young people kayaking

#BeInspired this Autumn

Our partners at Inspire have been working hard throughout the current pandemic to keep you inspired by culture, learning and libraries.

They have created a wide range of online resources, commissioning original content and developing online learning. Almost all libraries have now reopened, why not pay them a visit or get involved from the comfort of your own home!

Find out more

Learning-online

🌟Competition time 🌟

It’s time to test your recycling knowledge Notts!

Take part in our #NottsRecycles spooky Halloween word search and enter our prize draw to be in with a chance to WIN a family ticket to the Spectacle of Light at Rufford Abbey on Thursday 12 November.

Entries close midnight 1 November

Enter now

*Family ticket comprises of 2 adult and 2 child tickets.

Halloween Word Search

Find more events, activities and online courses taking place across the county by visiting

What’s On in Nottinghamshire


Alternative Trick or Treat activities this Halloween

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