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Low-Cost October Half Term Activities in Berkshire

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If you are searching for some low-cost activities to do with your family this October Half Term then look no further! Berkshire Mummies has put together a list of activities available this October Half Term which are either FREE or cost under £5pp.

Click here to view the Berkshire Mummies October and Halloween Half Term What’s on Guide, where to go Pumpkin Picking and Firework Displays blog posts.

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Low Cost October Half Term Activities in Berkshire

PYO Pumpkins, Copas Fruit Fields, Iver and Cookham, 7th, 8th, 14th, 15th, 20th – 29th October 2023. The Maze Maize will be open at the Cookham site. Tickets coming soon, click here for more information. £3 Entry ( you will then need to pay for any pumpkins you pick).

Farmer Paul’s The Pumpkin Barn, Aylesbury, 7th, 8th, 12th, 13th, 14th, 15th, 19th – 27th October 2023. FREE Entry, pumpkin prices start from £1. Click here for more details.

Wind Turbine Tours, Green Park, Reading, 8th, 21st and 25th October 2023. Free. Click here for details.

Christmas Art Competition, The Lexicon, Bracknell, 10th October – 5th November 2023. Free to enter – the closing date is 5th November 2023. Click here for information.

PYO Pumpkins and Wild Halloween Woodland Trail, Hall Court Farm, Midgham, Reading, 14th, 15th 21st – 29th October 2023. £3.30pp entry. Click here for book tickets.

Halloween VR Cart Ride, Longacres Garden Centre, Bagshot, 16th – 31st October 2023. £5 per ticket. Click here for more information.

Camberley’s Halloween Haunt, 20th October – 3rd November 2023. FREE Event. Click here for information.

Jennetts Park PTA Scarecrow Trail – Family Songs, Bracknell, 20th -28th October 2023. Click here for more information.

Game On Event, The Lexicon, Bracknell, 20th – 29th October 2023. FREE Event (but you will need to book spaces). 10am – 6pm (2hr slots). Click here for more information.

Changing of the Guard, Windsor, 21st October 2023, 11am. Click here for more information.

Maidenhead Town Show, Maidenhead, 21st October 2023, 10am – 4pm. FREE event. Click here for details.

First Days Pumpkin Trail, The Look Out, Bracknell, 21st – 29th October 2023, 10am – 2pm. Suggested £3 donation for map which can be collected from the Discovery Centre. Click here for details.

Secretts Pumpkin Week, Milford, Surrey, 21st – 29th October 2023. Entry £3.50pp. Click here for more details.

PYO Pumpkins, Rookery Farms, Newbury. 21st and 22nd October 2023. Entry £3pp. Click here for booking details.

Binfield Scarecrow Hunt, Binfield, 21st October – 29th October 2023. The maps cost £3 each and are available from either The Foxes’ Den, Daphne’s Coffee Shop or Binfield Village Stores on the days the hunt is open. Click here for more details.

Mortimer Scarecrow Trail 2023 21st October – 29th October 2023, Mortimer Village. Click here for more information.

Monster Mayhem Trail, Reading Museum, from 21st October 2023, £1.50 per trail. Click here for details.

Fantastic Bird Feast, Reading Museum, 23rd October 2023, 10-11am, 11.15am – 12.15pm, 1-2pm and 2.15 – 3.15pm. £4pp. Click here for details.

South Hill Park Arts Centre and Wilde Theatre Tours, South Hill Park*, Bracknell. 23rd October 2023, 10am, 11am and 12pm. Tours last 90mins. Tickets from £5pp. Click here to purchase tickets.

Birds of Prey at Dorney, Crocus at Dorney Court, 23rd October 2023, 10am – 4pm. Free Entry, £2 to handle a bird. Click here for more information.

Halloween Fun at The Square, The Square, Camberley, 23rd – 27th October 2023, 11am – 3.30pm. Free. Click here for details.

Decorate Your Own Rocket, IKEA Reading, 23rd, 25th and 30th October 2023, 1-3pm. Free. Click here for details.

St Michael’s School Scarecrow Trail, Sunninghill, 23rd October – 29th October 2023. £3 for a map. Click here for more details

FREE Season Finale, Windsor Racecourse, 23rd October 2023, Gates open 11.55am. Click here to book.

Wild Witch’s Half Term Trail, Woolley Firs Environmental Education Centre, Maidenhead, 23rd – 25th October 2023, 10am – 1pm. £5per child. Click here for details.

Code Ninjas Open House, Newbury, 23rd – 27th October 2023, 10am – 4pm. Bring children to the studio for free in aid of GOSH. Click here for details.

Little Seedlings October Holiday Club, Dobbies, Reading, 23rd October 2023, 11am. FREE event. Click here for details.

Fieldhouse Coffee and Rainbow Corner Halloween Trail, Field of Remembrance, 23rd – 31st October 2023, 9am – 4pm. £3 for activity sheets. Click here for details.

Arts Award in a Morning, Shaw House, Newbury. 24th October 2023, 10am – 12.30pm. £5per child. For ages7-11yrs. Click here for more information and to book.

Build Your Own BYGGLEK Rocket Competition, IKEA Reading, 24th and 29th October 2023, 1-4pm. Free. Click here for details.

Big Draw Marvellous Monsters, Reading Museum, 24th October 2023, 10am – 3pm. Free. Click here for details.

Indian Arts – Pot Painting, Studio 2, South Hill Park, 24th October 2023, 2-3.15pm. For ages 7-11yrs. £3pp. Click here to book.

Make and Take Monster Mobile, Reading Museum, 25th October 2023, half hour sessions between 10am and 3pm. £1pp. Click here for details.

Live Storytelling: Monster Stories, Reading Museum, 25th October 2023, 2-2.30pm and 3-3.30pm. Free. Click here for details.

Ghost Town Family Trail, Newbury, 25th – 28th October 2023. Click here for more details.

Family Activity Day, Shaw House, Newbury. 25th October 2023, 10am – 3pm. £2.50pp. Click here for more information and to book.

Pumpkin Picking, The Little Play Lounge, Padworth Common. 25th – 29th October 2023. £5pp. Click here to book.

Wild Woodland Crown, Reading Museum, 26th October 2023, 1hr sessions between 10am and 2.15pm. £4pp. Click here for details.

Pumpkin Carving, Nicholsons Shopping Centre, Maidenhead, 26th October 2023, 10am – 3pm. Free Event. Click here for details. 

Victorian Schoolroom Experience in the Gateway, Reading Museum, 26th October 2023, 11am and 2pm. £1pp. Click here for more information.

Changing of the Guard, Windsor, 26th October 2023, 11am. Click here for more information.

Shapes, Garden Room, South Hill Park, 26th October 2023, 11am – 12pm. for ages 4-9yrs. Free Event. Click here to book.

Parkway Pumpkin Patch, Parkway Shopping Centre, Newbury, 26th October 2023, from 10am. Click here for details.

Messy Museum Morning, Shaw House, Newbury. 27th October 2023, 10am – 1pm. £2.50pp. Click here for more information and to book.

Friday FunDay, School Green Centre, Shinfield, 27th October 2023, 10am – 1pm. Optional Contributions accepted. Click here for details.

Dragon Hunt, Shaw House, Newbury. 27th October 2023, 5-7pm. Free Event – bring a torch! Click here for more information and to book.

Scarecrow Trail and Forest School Taster Session, John Rankin Schools, Henshaw Crescent, Newbury, 27th October 2023, 11am – 3pm. Free event.

Changing of the Guard, Windsor, 28th October 2023, 11am. Click here for more information.

Pumpkin Party, Windsor Royal Station, 28th October 2023, 10.30am – 4pm. Free Event but will need to book tickets in advance. Click here for details. 

Children’s Halloween Disco, Dog and Partridge, Yateley, 29th October 2023, 2-4pm. Free event. Click here for details.

Halloween Pick and Treat Britwell, Monksfield Way Play Area, Slough, 29th October 2023, 12.30 – 2.30pm. Click here for details.

Halloween Party Night, Shaw House, Newbury. 31st October 2023, 6-8.30pm. £1-6pp. Click here for more information and to book.

Pumpkin Carving, Dog and Partridge, Yateley, 31st October 2023, 3.30 -5.30pm. £5per child. Click here for details.

What else could we do this Half Term?

Why not go for a family walk or visit the park?

Take a look at the post 25 Free Things to Do in Berkshire for lots of ideas that won’t cost a penny.

If you wanted to get some fresh air what about a family bike ride. Read some of the Places to go for a Family Bike Ride in Berkshire here.

Lots of Berkshire’s Museums are also free to enter. Take a look at our list of Museums here.

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Visit each venue website above to find out more about ticket sales, T&Cs, parking and payment details. Check the events are still on before travelling. This post was correct to the best of my knowledge when posted on 20.09.2023. Berkshire Mummies can’t be held responsible if any of the above venues are sold out or events are cancelled. Click here to view the Berkshire Mummies disclaimer.

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