What’s on for families this autumn!

Looking for fun things to do with family in Worcestershire during the October half-term holiday? 🎃

There’s plenty on at the museums in this most spooky of school breaks!

At The Commandery

Enjoy a spooky October half-term holiday in Worcester…

Decorate eyeball biscuits, make dancing ghosts and create spooky crafts – The Commandery’s becoming a haunted house this October!

There’ll also be a haunted house trail which you can follow and explore all the nooks and crannies of The Commandery.

Every session includes a story, drink, and a biscuit. Aimed at children from pre-school ages to 10 years. Please book via the link below.

Admission info

The family morning is £5 per child. General admission also applies and can be paid for on arrival or booked online.

You can get free admission to The Commandery if you have a season or Worcester Residents’ pass (£5 for crafts still applies) – find out more and plan your visit.

Have lots of fun in the most spooky of half-term holidays…

Follow the Haunted House family trail at The Commandery! What monsters and spooks can you find in this historic building?

Admission info

The trail is £2. General admission also applies and can be paid for on arrival or booked online.

You can get free admission to The Commandery for the year if you have a season or Worcester Residents’ pass (£2 for trail still applies) – find out more and plan your visit.

Please note The Commandery will close slightly earlier than usual, at 3pm, on Saturday 28 October due to a private event (last entry 2pm).

At Worcestershire County Museum at Hartlebury Castle

Choose a pumpkin, scoop the seeds and draw your design, then our fantastic carvers will cut it out for you!

Whole-site admission + £6.50 per pumpkin, includes a hot chocolate. Book now.

Calling all young witches and wizards…

Dress up in your favourite spooky costume, create your own magic wand in the craft area, then use your magic in Professor Bumbledum’s enchanting spell sessions in the Great Hall!

  • Wand-making crafts: 11am – 4pm
  • Spell sessions: 11.30am and 12.30, 2, and 3pm

You can also follow a magical pumpkin trail around the castle and museum.

Whole-site admission + £3.50 for activities; drop in. Plan your visit to Hartlebury Castle.

Explore Hartlebury Castle and Worcestershire County Museum and see if you can find all the pumpkins! This fun trail is on from Saturday 28 October until Saturday 4 November. The trail is 50p (whole-site admission applies) on its own, or you can enjoy it as part of the Witch and Wizard sessions (£3.50).

Visiting after Halloween? Make sure to pop into the Old Kitchen from 1 – 3 November to get creating some explosive firework pictures!

At Worcester City Art Gallery and Museum

October half-term holiday in Worcester: Professor B. Spooky.

Help! Professor B. Spooky can’t remember where she put the crucial ingredient to complete her experiment. She must complete it before night falls, and time is running out!

Can you help her? Make your way around Worcester City Art Gallery and Museum and solve lots of different puzzles along the way – it’s the only way to find the missing piece.

Aimed at ages 7 – 12 but all families are welcome; the puzzles should take around 1 hour and the Learning team (along with the Professor herself!) will be on hand to help.

Booking info

£4.50 per child. Free entry to the Art Gallery and Museum.

Please book online to guarantee your place as there are limited slots throughout the day.

Professor B. Spooky has been experimenting again and making lots of monsters! Luckily for us, they seem to be nice and they like to help around the museum, especially helping everyone be creative.

Come up with your own creature and a monster mask so you can blend in with the Professor’s creations.

Each activity bag has multiple themed activities inside, and the Activity Space in the museum is fully equipped for young creatives to get going on their making.

£2.50; just turn up and purchase from the museum shop.

Free entry. Plan your visit to Worcester City Art Gallery and Museum.

Have fun!