Lots of fun for all the family this half-term

Getting into the Halloween spirit at Eureka
Getting into the Halloween spirit at Eureka
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During this October half-term, there are fun and interesting activities for both children and families to do in Halifax.

Eureka is offering a 15 per cent discount after 2pm on weekdays during the halfterm as part of a Halloween special event, where there is an Enchanted Forest in which brave souls can explore the graveyard and wannabe witches can brew up an interactive story. Children over the age of 3 can dress up in spooky costumes and take part in a range of ghoulish activities including a dance into the Town Square. Opening times have been extended until 6pm for the seasonal event, to allow time for all the events including the Spookathon.

Shibden Hall is giving a haunted tour of their building specially for Halloween in the half-term. Designed for children who love everything about Halloween, Shibden Hall will hold a fun walk through the paths of the park and the hall corridors while telling spooky stories on the way with a creative drawing exercise to finish the event off.

At Halifax Central Library there will be a chance for children to dress up as their favourite Halloween characters while listening to stories and playing games, even getting the chance to create their very own spell book.

For those who aren’t Halloween lovers, there are other activites during the half-term for families to enjoy.

At Bankfield Museum, there are a wide variety of war-related activities in remembrance of the First World War. These special centenary events give children the chance to learn in a practical and entertaining way. There will be two performances by the highly acclaimed theatre group Histrionics. These performances will include a re-enactment of a soldier’s experience preparing to go over the top to fight, and a true story of a 12 year old boy who became the youngest person to serve in the First World War. This performance will especially connect with the younger audience and will be an educational yet entertaining experience. There will also be a talk at lunchtime to suit older children and parents, with a themed puppet show for the younger ones, and craft activities in which everyone can get involved in. If that isn’t enough, Bankfield Museum is also hosting the Thingumajig Theatre group who will be presenting a fable of war and friendship - an ideal play for families to watch.