Things to do this half term? We got you covered

Find your family or groups next adventure, whether it be something local or if your exploring further afield here’s our guide for things to do this half term, and here at Bouden Coach Travel we can cater to all. 

There are so many exciting things to do up and down the UK why not get some inspiration from us? Below you will find our top 10 things to do this half term.

The days are getting shorter and the cold is creeping in but fear not, our expert travel and excursion team have been applying their minds to cure this dilemma. From theme park visits, city trips, to museum tours and other excursions. 



Top 10 things to do:


1. Alton Towers Scarefest (7th – 31st Oct)

The annual Halloween extravaganza is back and better than ever, as the theme park introduces all-new attractions including Freak Show, The End Games and Mine Tours. This is one not to be missed, are you brave enough to enter?

Alton Towers is only a few miles up the road from our main depot making it very easily accessible for us here and should be at the top of your list of things to do this half term. We offer a wide range of travel options, with vehicles to accommodate for all car hire, minibus hire and coach hire enquiries. 
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2. The Haunted Castle – Warwick Castle (21st – 31st Oct)

Developed from an original castle built by William the Conqueror in 1068, Warwick Castle is a place of jaw-dropping history, magic, myth and adventure. With the all-new horrible histories, maze get lost in time this half term and discover the history through many of their spectacular seasonal events. 
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3. Disney On Ice – Birmingham NIA (18th – 29th Oct)

From 22nd Oct to the 2nd Nov, Mickey and Minnie take to the ice for the grand 100 years of magic show. Expect stunning choreography, elaborate sets and beautiful costumes along with 60 unforgettable Disney characters that span the decades. 

Birmingham NIA plays host to many different events throughout the year, why not make a night of it? We can take you to and from the venue hassle free and in style so you can spend more time enjoying the stunning entertainment this venue has to offer.
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3. Legoland –  Brick or Treat (14th – 30th Oct)

Bring your monsters to Legoland Windsor Resort this half term and experience all of the spooktacular events they’ve got going on. Such as the Pumpkin Patch where you can build your own lego pumpkin, lego big build – help build a giant model of a skeleton, and why not pay Lord Vampyre a visit – we promise he doesn’t bite!
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4. The Snow Dome – Tamworth  

Get yourself a day ticket to the snow dome and you can enjoy all of the activities on offer, treat yourselves to something truly different on the real snow with as many fun activities as you can handle. These activities are super popular so make sure you prebook for more information see below.
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5. Thorpe Park Fright Nights (7th -31st Oct)

If you think you know Fright Nights think again, celebrating 15 years its the nations favourite Halloween experience. With live actors, horror mazes and after dark riding this is a must do for all thrill seekers, be sure to test your nerves this half term. 

We have depots across the UK so you can be sure that we can accommodate you wherever you may be located picking you up from a convenient location and taking you to wherever your heart desires. Visit Thorpe Park with us, we can even book your tickets for you as we are a travel management company, not just an operator. 
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6. Longleat Halloween Festival (23rd Oct – 3rd Nov)

From witches in the Great Hall to haunted Ghost Trains and Dracula in the Bat Cave, As well as a magical firework display from the 29th to 31st of Oct. Longleat Halloween festival is a must for the whole family.
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7. Basingstoke’s day of the dead (Friday 27th Oct)

This unique event returns for its third year, proving popular for visitors up and down the country, you will find sugar skulls and mariachi bands gracing the town streets to create this spectacular event. Have you ever seen a flashmob? Join the parade starting at the bottom of Wote Street and proceeding to Market Place where the flashmob dance spectacular will take place!
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8. Edinburgh Dungeon (10th Oct – 2nd Nov)

Edinburgh Dungeons open it heavy doors this Halloween half term and provides a long list of spooky activities perfect for the adrenaline junkies of the family. With immense special effects and live actors which will be sure to test your nerves with their many stories from Edinburgh’s past, you would be stupid not to pay the dungeons a visit definitely one of the most exciting things to do this half term. 
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9. The London Dungeon (7th – 31st Oct)

Sticking with he dungeon theme why not visit London Dungeons? One of London’s must-see attractions, with 19 shows, 20 live actors and 2 thrilling rides have you got the guts to visit? Experience the scariest journey of the 19th century as it’s Full Scream Ahead, brand new for Halloween.

We specialise in many different coach trips, London being one of them. With our brand new fleet of vehicles, we can take you to the big city for an affordable price however still offering only the very best in transport. 
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10. Going International? 

With our brand new license, we can take you to international locations, Planning a coach trip as part of things to do this half term? Here at Bouden we understand the want and need to travel and discover, which is why we take pride in offering our clients the very best in all things transport. Whether it be here in the UK or abroad as we specialize in both airport transfers as well as international tours. 

We understand that you want a hassle-free, unforgettable holiday and it would be our pleasure to help you along the way. We build travel packages tailored individually to our lovely clients so that we can be sure that their holiday is not one to forget. 

Enjoy your trip and let us do the organizing we can arrange everything from hotels, meals to even excursion tickets.
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Call 0800 112 3770 or email your requirements to or and one of our dedicated transport consultants can advise the best things to do this half term. 


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