Top 7 Places To Take The Kids This October Half Term in Cambridgeshire

Stuck for ideas on where to take the kids this October half term? See our top 7 places to go, from visiting Thomas the Tank Engine at East Anglia Railways to picking your own pumpkin at Undley Farm.

Doesn’t it feel like just a few days ago the kids were off for summer? But now the nights are drawing in and the days are getting colder, we can no longer put a blow-up pool in the garden and let them play. Therefore, we have rounded up the best places to go in Cambridgeshire this October half term when baking cakes and playing indoors gets a bit too much.

Ride Thomas the Tank Engine

Go down to East Anglia Railway station next weekend to visit Thomas the Tank Engine and his friends. You will be able to jump onboard and go for ride, meet The Fat Controller, Toby and Henrietta and watch the Rusty and Dusty show.

26th-27th October, Chappel & Wakes Colne Station, Colchester, Essex, C06 2DS

Go bat-crazy at Anglesey Abbey

Get in the Halloween mood at Anglesey Abbey this October half term by following their bat trail, discovering nature facts at the wildlife hub and creating a spooky craft to take home. Then after the adventure is over, enjoy a hot chocolate and piece of cake in their café.

19th-27th October, Anglesey Abbey, Quy Rd, Lode, Cambridge CB25 9EJ

Pick your own pumpkin

How many pumpkins do you put out for Halloween? Get into the spirit by picking your own at Undley’s farm. This is a great day out for all the family as not only is there pumpkin picking, there is also a maize maze, a pumpkin bouncy castle, donkey rides, magic shows and pumpkin carving demos.

19th-27th October, Pumpkin Patch & Maize Maze, Undley Road, Beck Row, IP28 8BX


Take the kids to see a film for £2.49

Is it raining? Then go and watch a film at Vue’s mini mornings from 10am. In the school holidays, the mini mornings run everyday and means both adult and children tickets are only £2.49 each. Go on their website to see what family-friendly movies are playing near you.

Various dates, Vue Cinemas nationwide

Catch up with a friend at an indoor play area

If you fancy a break from the house and want to catch up with a friend, what better place to let the kids expend their energy than in an indoor play area. Let your kids climb, run and explore the soft play area while you relax in the café area with a cup of tea and cake. 

Open 7 days a week, Lancaster Way Business Park, Ely, Cambs, CB6 3NW

Wrap up for a nature walk

Head north of Cambridge to Milton Country Park for an autumnal walk through the woods and around the lake. If the weather is dry, a large outdoor play area for all ages will keep the kids entertained while you sip on a takeaway coffee from the on-site café.

Open everyday from 8am, Milton Country Park, Cambridge Road, Milton, Cambs, CB24 6AZ

Get your ice skates on

Practice your ice-skating skills no matter what your age at Peterborough’s Planet Ice Arena. They have dedicated family and kid’s sessions with little penguins to help total beginners and even speciality lessons if you fancy a go at speed skating. Find out more here.

Open 7 days a week, various times, 1 Mallard Road, Peterborough, PE3 8YN

Why not book one of our chauffeur driven cars to take you out for the day? With free wifi and water, go wherever you need to go and arrive warm, comfortable and stress free. Call now for a quote or book online.