It’s almost time to dust of the woolly hats and cosy coats. As we wave goodbye to Summer, we are soon to be treated to the beautiful, vibrant colours of nature, the spookiest night of the year, pumpkin-spiced… everything, and seasonal outdoor activities. From pumpkin picking, outdoor cinemas, Halloween events and where to find the best pumpkin spiced latte, we have a crafted a list of our favourite seasonal activities. These are to be enjoyed during both October half term in Birmingham, and all Autumn long!
Pumpkin Picking This October Half Term in Birmingham
It’s time to find the best pick of the patch! Pumpkin picking has become increasingly popular here in the UK in recent years – and for good reason. It’s the perfect wholesome outdoor activity for all the family. Pull on your wellies, argue over who gets to man the wheelbarrow and trundle across fields to find your perfect picks. Some pumpkin patches even have white, pink, and grey pumpkins! Then once you bundle them home, it’s time to choose which you will carve a Jack-o’-lantern out of them, and which ones to cook into a seasonal dish – perhaps a pumpkin pie or pumpkin soup!
Some of our favourite local picks here in Birmingham are:
Silver Tree Bakery
Something straight out of a fairy-tale book, Silver Tree Bakery is a magical little bakery in the form of a wooden tree-house style hut. Located on Water Orton Lane in Sutton Coldfield, you will happen upon a bakery serving unique, homemade sweet and savoury baked goods, straight from the oven. Everything from pastries, cruffins, meringues, tarts, sausage rolls, pies, freshly baked bread to quirky hot and cold beverages, are all baked in-house using only locally sourced ingredients. We highly recommend visiting their Instagram page to view their exciting weekly and seasonal specials!
Wednesday – Saturday 8:30am – 2:30pm
Sunday 9:00am – 2:30pm
Closed Monday & Tuesday’s.
Black Country Living Museum Halloween Nights
Welcoming the whole family, the Black Country Living Museum Halloween Nights has a cauldron full of tricks and treats waiting for you this Halloween! Explore the historic streets, shops, and houses with lots of spooky entertainment around every corner. You will stumble across circus performers, fire-jugglers, and magicians. Don’t forget to wear your most frightening fit! There are prizes to be won for both adults and children for best-dressed! Visit https://bclm.com/ for more information and to book your tickets.
Grab a camping chair, cosy blankets, and an evening picnic this October half-term in Birmingham! Throughout the month of October, there will be outdoor cinemas dotted about the midlands showing Halloween favourites! Hocus Pocus, Scream, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Ghostbusters will be showing at Coombe Abbey Park, Wolverhampton Race Course, Worcester Race Course and more! You can view the full listings, locations and prices by visiting: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/d/united-kingdom–birmingham/outdoor-cinema/
Warwick Castle October Half Term Events
Visit the West Midland’s most historical landmark. Within its walls as old as time, you can delve into its thousands of years’ worth of history and haunting true tales.
‘Halloween at the Castle’ will span over October, including half-term week in Birmingham. Fun for the whole family, you will unveil thousands of years of history amidst the castle walls, creep through the Haunted Hollows and be greeted by the Witches of Warwick.
‘The Haunted Castle’, invites you for haunting half-term fun from the 21st October – 31st October. Creep around mysterious mazes and spooky entertainment as the castle comes to life with eerie and spine-chilling stories and activities this October half-term!
Tickets: from £32 per person.
The castles after dusk event, ‘Castle After Dark’, are for those daring to seek more of a fright! This is a festival-themed evening event which will feature live music and entertainment, scare mazes, haunted hollows, as well as local street food & drink stalls. Dates available to book are from 21st – 31st October.
For more information and to book, visit: https://www.warwick-castle.com/explore/events/halloween/
Tickets: from £21.50 per person.
Halloween Afternoon Tea at Park Regis Birmingham
Available to book between 27th October – 3rd November.
A spell has been cast upon our popular Afternoon Teas! Sip from cauldrons and gorge on sweet and savoury trick-or-treats. Enjoy devil egg sandwiches, chicken tikka sliders, cheese & slaw on oatmeal bread and salmon & cucumber on a tomato wrap. Your sweet treats will be a mini blood orange smoothie, wild berry cheesecake, chocolate orange cake pop and strawberry profiterole. Not forgetting fruit and plain scones served with clotted cream and jam.
A children’s version is also available. This means you can expect candy floss milkshakes, popcorn and chocolate cake. Do not fear! It has some healthy bites included as well: Tomato and cheese sandwiches, cheese & pineapple sticks and chicken wraps.
To book your terrifying teatime treat, visit here to treat your little monsters this October half term in Birmingham.