October Half Term

Halloween Xplorer Challenge

Date: Saturday 20th October - Sunday 4th November
Time: 10am - 4pm
Cost: £3 per pack

Explore Brockholes, find the Halloween themed markers, complete the challenge, have fun together!

Brought to you in partnership with British OrienteeringXplorer is the perfect activity for all the family to enjoy together!

No need to book, just pick up your map pack from the Welcome Centre located on our floating Visitor Village between 10.00am and 4.00pm.

Map packs are £3.00 each and include a map (either challenge 1 or challenge 2), an answer sheet, a Brockholes pencil and on completion, a certificate, sticker and a Halloween sweet treat.



Halloween Jars

Date: Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st October
Time: 10am - 4pm
Cost: £3.50 per jar

Come along and get creative this weekend in our drop in craft session.

We will be making spooky Halloween Jars ready to decorate your house ready for the trick or treaters!

This is a drop in activity so there is no need to book, just come along!

Suitable for children aged 5+. Children must be accompanied and supervised by an adult.

Car parking charges apply.


Pumpkin Carving

Date: Monday 22nd - Wednesday 31st October
Time: 10am - 4pm
Cost: £1 per person (+ £3 per pumpkin)

Pumpkin Carving is back at Brockholes!

Pick your pumpkin from our Pumpkin Carving Room (£3.00 each). We will have lots of ideas to get you started, plus all the tools and equipment you need at our pumpkin carving station.

Once you have carved your pumpkin, we will provide you with details of how to enter our carving competition. There are lots of prizes to be won and we even have a category for the grown ups!


Wild Families: Room On The Broom

Date: Tuesday 23rd October
Time: 2pm - 4pm
Cost: £5 per individual, £18 per family (2+2)

An exciting afternoon of spooky Halloween fun based on the popular children’s book ‘Room on the Broom’

Join us for storytelling then make your own broom, cat and wand and then head off on our trail to find the ingredients for a spell!

Wild Families are designed for the whole family to do together.

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Wildside Holiday Club

Date: Wednesday 24th October
Time: 9:30am - 5:30pm
Cost: £17.50

Wildside is Lancashire Wildlife Trust’s Outdoor Adventure Club for children aged 8 – 14* years.

Wildside activities vary each day, but may include activities such as shelter building, fire lighting, woodland games, minibeast hunting etc. It’s a chance to get outside, go wild and have an adventure this school holiday!

Children should come dressed for the weather conditions wearing sturdy footwear. All weather clothing is required and they should bring a packed lunch, snacks and drinks.

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Forest School Family Fun

Date: Thursday 25th October
Time: 2pm - 4pm
Cost: £5 per individual, £18 per family (2+2)

Forest School is a unique and inspirational learning experience, that improves self esteem, confidence and abilities. It’s usually delivered as a long term programme of sessions centred around outdoor education and play in a woodland environment.

This session is an opportunity for families to experience a Forest School session together at Brockholes. The sessions will include an environmental activity, snack time in the woodland (included in ticket) and an opportunity for play and discovery!

Children must be accompanied by an adult with a ticket

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Wild Families: Muddy Monsters

Date: Friday 26th October
Time: 2pm - 4pm
Cost: £5 per individual, £18 per family (2+2)

Bring your little monsters for an afternoon of muddy monster fun in the woods this half term.

Wild Families are designed for the whole family to do together.

Please come dressed for the weather wearing sturdy footwear. Old clothes advised – you will get dirty!

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After Dark Walk

Date: Saturday 27th October
Time: 5:15pm - 7:30pm
Cost: £6 per person

Back by popular demand! Join us for a guided walk around Brockholes as darkness falls!

Learn about the wildlife that comes out at night and join us around the campfire for a hot drink and biscuits.

Meet at 5.15pm at the parking machines on the main car park, ready for a 5.30pm departure, return around 7.30pm.

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