October Half Term Events in Suffolk

Family Fun in Suffolk this October Half Term

Looking for fun-filled October Half Term events in Suffolk to keep the kids happy?  Look no more!  Your Suffolk experts at Best of Suffolk have compiled a collection of events which will keep the young, and young-at-heart happy.


Keep Rainy Days at Bay

Should the typical British weather take hold during your October half term stay, what could be better than a trip to Aldeburgh Cinema?  This independent cinema is showing a selection of children’s films during half term including the 2019 remakes of Aladdin and Lion King plus Toy Story 4.

Aldeburgh Cinema October Half Term

Thinking of a last minute getaway this October Half Term?  Take a peek at our stylish places to stay in Aldeburgh.  With a selection now offering a last minute saving, snap your perfect place to stay whilst you can!


Our pick?  Centrally situated on Aldeburgh High Street within walking distance of the beautiful shingle beach, you will find Sea La Vie. This chic and spacious ground floor apartment has bright and vibrant décor throughout, with a cheerful coastal theme, offering a relaxing break for a family or group!  Even better, save £78 off October half term week!

Sea La Vie

from £541.00 per week



Pumpkin Carving at Jimmy’s Farm

This October Half Term come and join in the autumn fun at Jimmy’s Farm not too far from Ipswich for some fun pumpkin carving!

For £4 per child, they can spend an hour working on their own pumpkin creation!  Booking essential.

If you’re looking to visit Jimmy’s Farm, why not stay nearby?  We have a wonderful collection of properties ideal for October half term.


Our pick?  Upper Lodge, in Shotley.  This architecturally stunning and spacious self-catering holiday house close to the tip of Shotley Peninsula, an awe-inspiring location between the River Orwell and the River Stour – ideal for those who enjoy whiling away the time watching birds, wildlife, cargo ships and sailing boats.

Upper Lodge

from £557.00 per week



Spooky Goings on at Africa Alive!

From Saturday 19 – Sunday 27 October, things are turning magical at Africa Alive!  This Africa inspired wildlife park will be playing host to spooky storytelling and a wizards school!  Alongside frightful face painting, crafts and pumpkin carving (additional charges apply) there are still all the wonderful animals to see.  Enjoy a ZOOpernatural half term at Africa Alive!

October Half Term Events in Suffolk

As regulars to Africa Alive no matter the weather, Monty and I love wrapping up and taking a brisk walk around the park.  We see which animals are brave enough to venture out in the cold!  Here’s Monty on the swings last autumn just in front of the donkey enclosure.

Best of Suffolk have a wonderful selection of hand-picked stylish places to stay in Wrentham, Reydon and Southwold, just a short drive from Africa Alive!  Why not have a look to see if you and your family could take a last minute break this October Half Term?


Our pick?  Thymblethorpe is located in a private estate, just a short drive from Southwold.  This spacious townhouse with a private garden was converted into luxury holiday accommodation for guests to enjoy.  An added bonus is the complimentary use of the indoor swimming pool, gym and off road parking!


from £427.00 per week


Halloween Fun at Easton Farm Park

What a treat for a week of slightly spooky delights for young families at the fabulous Easton Farm Park! Why not take a day out with a Halloween theme?  The usual, wonderful farm animals plus visit the spooky trail, make a broomstick, make a wand and complete creepy quiz for a spooky prize!  Entry price of £6.50 per person, for those aged 2 years and above.

Easton Farm Park is located just a short distance from Woodbirdge, a charming town right on the river.  If you’re looking for an October Half Term getaway with the family, Woodbridge would make an ideal base.


Our pick?  Stable Cottage at The Grove.  Hidden away in the peaceful Alde river valley, and only twenty minutes from the Suffolk Coast, you will find Stable Cottage, a beautiful detached property with its own large garden and access to 30 acres of private meadow land grazed by the owner’s friendly ponies and rich in wildflowers and birds.

Stable Cottage

from £562.00 per week



Get Crafty at Ickworth House

Celebrate the change of the season with autumnal themed crafts on offer at the stunning Ickworth House.  With Autumn being a season of change, they’re celebrating the great outdoors and incorporating nature into their crafts this October Half Term.

October Half Term Events in Suffolk

Monty and I visited Ickworth earlier this year and he simply adored the crafting session!  At only an additional £2.50 per child, and hours of fun to be had, we’d definitely recommend it!

So why not stay nearby?  Just a short drive from Bury St Edmunds, combine a stay in a bustling medieval town with exploring the Suffolk countryside.


You’re simply spoilt for stylish places to stay near Ickworth, but our pick would be Rectory Farm Cottage.  A beautiful period property located in idyllic, manicured grounds in the village of Rougham Green, close to Bury St Edmunds.

Rectory Farm Cottage

from £612.00 per week



Find your Wild Side at RSPB Minsmere

From Saturday 19 October to Sunday 27 October you can take part in Woodland Wildthings at RSPB Minsmere.  Meander along the forest footpath into a world of enchanting woodland creatures.  The whimsical wild fairies have been busy decorating their front doors and would love for you to find them among the trees.  A free activity, usual entry fees apply.

October Half Term Events in Suffolk

Best of Suffolk have a charming range of cosy and stylish places to stay this October Half Term near RSPB Minsmere.  Why not take a quick look and see if you can snap up a cottage with a last minute discount?


Our Pick?  Rush House in Eastbridge.  With upside down living ensuring that guests can make the most of the beautiful rural views enjoyed from the open plan living space, Rush House is sure to delight families and friends enjoying a holiday or short break in rolling countryside with the coast just two miles away.

Rush House

from £706.00 per week


Book your October Half Term Beak with Best of Suffolk

If you’re looking for a last minute October Half Term  family break in Suffolk, look no further. view all of our available properties below;