If you’re looking for some inspiration on which local event to support with family, friends & kids especially during school holidays and busy seasonal times, you will find plenty listed on the calendar below.  Don’t forget there are lots of options on eating & dining on the site too. With Melton Mowbray being the Rural Capital of Food, there’s no shortage of fabulous foodie events to choose from plus a great range of sporting events, live music and dramatic productions.  Don’t forget to check out the accommodation listings if you are planning a longer stay!

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    Lincs October Half Term

    All day

    Leics October Half Term

    All day


    Please check with your individual schools.


    Schools in the Vale of Belvoir

    October Half Term Trail

    09:30 -11:00
    Belton House
    Belton House, Grantham NG32, UK


    Explore Belton on an autumn trail this half-term. Search for clues to accomplish Belton’s quest. Adventurers that complete a trail get a prize for all their hard work.

    Trails run daily, £3 per child / trail.

    Normal admission still applies.

    Don’t forget the Discovery Centre is also open every day during half-term. For full details, please visit: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/beltonhouse

    For all Half Term activities….

    Halloween Bat Hunt - Crafts4Kids

    10:00 -12:00
    Engine Yard, Belvoir Castle
    The Engine Yard, Belvoir Castle, Grantham NG32 1PA, United Kingdom

    From the 1st October we will be getting into the Halloween groove and we will have a bat hunt underway in the Crafts4Kids shop at the Engine Yard at Belvoir Castle.

    Children can come along, hunt the origami bats, and if they guess the correct number they will be entered into a competition to win tickets to the Belvoir Witches Halloween event at Belvoir Castle!

    We will also be making origami bats with the children to take home and spook up their bedroom!


    More Halloween Events in the Vale of Belvoir

    Fun Facts Space Trail

    Woolsthorpe Manor
    Woolsthorpe Manor House, Grantham NG33 5PD, UK


    Expand your knowledge of the weird and wonderful cosmos as you follow the free trail.

    Outdoor activity. No booking required.

    Free event. Normal admission charges apply.

    Image: NASA

    For more October half term events…

    Afternoon Tea - Allington Manor - Every Tuesday

    14:30 -17:30
    Allington Manor
    Allington Hall, Bottesford Rd, Allington, Grantham NG32 2DH, UK


    Taking tea in the afternoon is a tradition that has been enjoyed since the early nineteenth century when the Duchess of Bedford is credited with introducing the custom to fill the long gap between luncheon and dinner.

    Afternoon tea is served in the Drawing Room and Breakfast Room at Allington Manor and when the weather permits during the summer, it can be enjoyed on the manor garden lawn. Afternoon tea is hosted on selected Tuesdays, Saturdays and Sunday afternoons between 2:30pm – 5:30pm (last table booking 4pm).

    The occasion is perfect for small gatherings as well as for birthday celebrations or club and society social meetings. If you would like to arrange afternoon tea for a group of twelve or more people, we welcome private bookings and invite you to contact us to arrange an afternoon that suits your group.

    Our selection of loose leaf teas are sourced by Stokes of Lincoln and our cakes are freshly prepared by Wendy Richardson in Orston, both of which are well renowned suppliers in Lincolnshire and the East Midlands.

    *Please make us aware of any special dietary requirements or allergies


    Children's Wellbeing Crafts

    16:15 -17:00
    Yoga Lounge, Bingham
    37 Long Acre, Bingham, Nottingham NG13 8AD, UK


    Book Classes


    Come and bring your little ones for some after school creativity at The Yoga Lounge, just £6.

    Booking is essential via The Yoga Lounge website.

    Fun craft classes for children to use their imaginations and creativity whilst incorporating wellbeing messages within their play.

    So far, we have made mood wheels, gratitude jars, dream catchers, lanterns, cards, emotion wheels, mobiles, gratitude trees and vision boards to name a few!

    This class is held in the beautiful surroundings of The Yoga Lounge in Bingham and we would love to welcome you there!


    Xtreme Scream Park 2019

    19:00 -22:30
    Twinlakes Theme Park
    17 Melton Spinney Rd, Melton Mowbray LE13 1UZ, UK


    Award Winning, officially the BEST Scream Park in the UK as voted by ScarCon and located in Leicestershire.
    We offer a full evening of fantastic fun and fright for the 14+ We are not in the business of making you cry, poop or wet yourself, so come along laugh your head off and enjoy some scary entertainment we promise you won’t regret it! Entry time is from 7pm and the earliest the park closes is 10.30pm depending on demand.

    Don’t miss our BEST year ever!

    😈 5 haunted houses the biggest and longest in the UK

    🎪 NEW! 100ft Circus Big Top with Live performances & Circus Acts

    🎃 Voted for numerous awards. We won BEST SCREAM PARK and BEST ATTRACTION AWARDS!

    👨‍🎤 Festival Entertainment including live bands

    🎡 2 rides included in the price

    💀 NEW Street Theatre for 2019
    🔥 Fire acts and Stiltwalkers

    🍔 Food vans

    🍩 Doughnut shack, ice creams and sweets

    🍺 Licensed bar

    👕 Official Shops selling merchandise

    🚗 Free Parking

    With prices from as little as £18 per person per night if you book now. Save an Xtra £3pp use code: FB19 enter code at the checkout stage. Discount applied to All Haunts tickets only! The earlier you book the more you save!!!

    Pick Your Own Pumpkins - Doddington Hall

    20:33 -15:00
    Doddington Hall
    Doddington Hall, Doddington, Lincoln LN6 4RU, UK


    Pick your own pumpkins from the Doddington Hall Pumpkin Patch this October. Hidden among the patch will be a prize pumpkin with a tree stamp each day during half-term. Every day one lucky winner will get a voucher for a real Doddington Christmas tree, absolutely free.

    Carve up a creepy scene for your doorstep or pick up delicious seasonal recipe ideas from the Farm Shop.

    Follow the signs to the pumpkin patch and bring wellies! Halloween fancy dress is encouraged.

    Patch open 12-13 October and 19-31 October, 10am-3pm (while stocks last). Free entry, pay for what you pick. CASH ONLY.

    Please note that dogs (on leads) are only allowed in the seating area next to the patch and not in the patch.

    Halloween Events in & around the Vale of Belvoir

The Vale of Belvoir is a vibrant and lively area with a wealth of events ranging from brilliantly organised sporting events to food fayres and long-established music festivals.  We spend a lot of time searching for events in Melton Mowbray and the surrounding villages and receive many contributions from the community and event organisers.  If you have an event in Melton Mowbray or the surrounding area that you know about or are involved in running, please let us know and we’ll include it. There’s no charge for this and we are happy to support local events.

Please contact us if you would like to include anything on the events page.

As well as the events happening in Newark, Melton & Grantham, the busier towns of Nottingham, Leicester and Derby are also within an easy drive.  Check our Facebook & Twitter pages for the very latest news.

Make sure you also check out the list of the area’s main attractions listed here. From beautiful National Trust properties to the thrill of skydiving centres, there really is something for everyone.  There’s also a wealth of great quality local accommodation if you’re planning a longer stay.