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Autumn holidays & breaks in the forest

Autumn in the forest

There is nowhere better to enjoy this season of “mists and mellow fruitfulness” than here in the forest. Wrap up for long walks, with the crunch of leaves beneath your feet; hunt for mushrooms and berries, and look out for woodland animals preparing themselves for the long winter sleep. Autumn, in all its colourful glory, is a highlight of the forest year.

Halloween activities

Fun for all the family!

We love Halloween here at Forest Holidays and this year we are treating you with a free pumpkin and carving kit for every cabin! Whether you are travelling with the kids or fancy being a kid yourself, Halloween in the forest, at any one of our ten locations, has plenty of fun to sink your fangs into.

  • Get creative and have a go at designing and carving your own Halloween pumpkin with a free pumpkin and carving kit for every cabin. Plus enjoy a complimentary sharing bag of Haribo Scaremix as a treat.
  • Journey through the forest under a canopy of stars, and delight in sweet marshmallows as you listen to stories of myths and legends from our Forest Ranger.
  • After a day of exploring, enjoy a Halloween party in the Forest Retreat, including competitions for the spookiest pumpkin and fancy-dress. There is even a trick or treat activity at every location.

Halloween breaks from Friday 18 October to Thursday 31 October.

Ardgartan ArgyllStrathyreBeddgelertCroptonKeldySherwood ForestThorpe ForestForest of DeanBlackwood ForestDeerpark

October half term

Make the most of the October half term holiday and take the kids on an unforgettable break in the forest! It's the most colourful month of the year and the forest is the perfect place to see autumn in all its glory. With fantastic activities for kids and grown-ups alike, including our Forest Ranger adventures, and a hot tub on the decking to help you relax after a day of activities - there's no better place to spend quality time with family.

Escape to the forest this Bonfire Night​

Escape to the forest with your loved one this Bonfire Night and cosy up in front of the log burner or relax in the bubbling hot tub. Wrap up warm before venturing out to visit a Bonfire Night display in the local community and enjoy the kaleidoscope of colours in the night sky. 

Bonfire night breaks from Friday 1 November to Tuesday 5 November 2019​

Bonfire Night Displays

Discover local displays near to the forest*

Ardgartan Argyll 

Strathaven & District Round Table Fireworks

Strathaven Park, Strathaven, ML10 6EF

2 Nov 2019

Beddgelert 

Llandudno Bay

North Shore Promenade, Llandudno, Conwy, LL30 2LP

30 October 2019

Colwyn Bay

Parc Eirias, Abergele Road, Colwyn Bay, Conwy, LL29 7SP

5 November 2019

Criccieth Bonfire Night

Blackwood Forest 

Winchester Round Table Bonfire and Fireworks

The Broadway, Winchester SO23 9BE

Sat 9 November 2019

Cropton 

Brilliant Bonfire Night at Humble Bee Farm

Humble Bee Farm Flixton, Scarborough, North Yorkshire YO11 3UJ

Sat 2 Nov 2019

Cayton Grand fireworks Display

West Avenue Car Park, West Avenue, Filey, North Yorkshire, YO14 9QB

Tue 5 Nov 2019

Deerpark

Bodmin Fireworks and Bonfire

Bodmin Town Football Club, Bodmin, PL31 2AA

Tue 5 Nov 2019

Forest of Dean

Lions Annual 30th Fireworks & Bonfire

Speech House Field, Speech House Road, Coleford GL16 7EL

Sat 2 Nov 2019

Hillside Brewery Bonfire & Fireworks

Hillside Brewery, Holly Bush Farm, Ross Road, Longhope, Gloucestershire, GL17 0NG

Sat 9 Nov 2019

Walls Club Family Firework Night

Walls Club Hammond Way, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL4 3HG

Tue 5 Nov 2019

Keldy

Brilliant Bonfire Night at Humble Bee Farm

Humble Bee Farm Flixton, Scarborough, North Yorkshire YO11 3UJ

Sat 2 Nov 2019

Cayton Grand fireworks Display

West Avenue Car Park, West Avenue, Filey, North Yorkshire, YO14 9QB

Tue 5 Nov 2019

Sherwood Forest

Forest Recreation Ground Fireworks 2019

Forest Recreation Ground, Gregory Boulevard, Nottingham, NG7 6LB

Tue 5 Nov 2019

Hugh MA-HA-SIVE Fireworks at Twin Lakes

Twinlakes Park, Melton Spinney Rd, Melton Mowbray LE14 4FF

Sat 2 Nov 2019

Kelham Hall Firework Display

Main Street, Kelham, Newark, Nottingham, NG23 5QX

Sat 2 Nov 2019

Strathyre 

Strathaven & District Round Table Fireworks

Strathaven Park, Strathaven, ML10 6EF

Sat 2 Nov 2019

Fireworks night at Dobbies

Fri 1 Nov 2019

Thorpe Forest

Thetford Firework Spectacular

Barnham Cross Common, Thetford, Norfolk, IP24 3EB

Sun 3 Nov 2019

Firework Fantasia

East of England Showground, Oundle Rd, Peterborough PE2 6XE

Sat 2 Nov 2019

Stanton Fireworks and Bonfire

Stanton Recreation Ground, Old Bury Road, Bury St Edmunds, IP31 2BX

Sat 2 Nov 2019

*Correct at time of posting

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