As the leaves turn a Luton Town FC orange and a chilly breeze creeps in, it can only mean one thing – October half-term is upon us! Brace yourselves for a fantastic array of family-friendly activities waiting for you and your little ones.

Music24 Charity Pumpkin Trail 2023

Sunday 29th October | 10:00am – 12:00pm | Wardown Park

Kick off your October half term with some spooky fun at the Music24 Charity Pumpkin Trail. Gather your little ghosts and goblins and wear your favourite Halloween fancy dress (optional).

Head to the Bandstand where you can register for the trail. Trail forms, pencils, and maps are available in exchange for a suggested donation of £3 per person, or you can pay as you feel.

Seek out all the hidden pumpkins to enter a prize draw for a chance to win a hamper full of delicious goodies.

Prices – £3 suggested donation

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Book Launch: The Unscaredy Scaredy Cat

Saturday 21st October | 1pm – 4pm | The Hat Factory

Formy Books is having a party! Join them in celebrating the publication day of their latest picture book with a fun and free family event; books, activities and goodie bags for the children, and much more. And who knows? You might even discover a new family favourite book to read together during cosy autumn evenings.

Prices – Free entry

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Family Film Club: Hotel Transylvania

Saturday 21st October | 10.30am | The Hat Factory

If you want to stay cosy this half-term but still have fun, the Family Film Club has you covered. On the 21st of October, catch the screening of Hotel Transylvania. So grab some popcorn, and enjoy a fun, family-friendly movie outing. Get ready to laugh and decide who your favourite monster is!

Prices – Tickets £3.50 each or 4 for £12

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Diwali in Luton

Friday 27th and Saturday 28th October | Various times | St George’s Square

Diwali, the festival of lights, is an event you don’t want to miss. And it’s a free event that offers a colourful and cultural experience for the whole family.

Get ready for live performances, Indian/Bhangra artists, mouth-watering street food, engaging workshops, and vibrant local stalls. And not forgetting a dazzling fireworks finale!

Prices – Free entry

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Halloween at Brown Books

Monday 24th to Tuesday 31st October | Various times | Brown Books

Brown Books, located in High Town, has a week-long Halloween extravaganza for your little ones. From “Hidden Horrors” to “Creepy Crafts” and “Spooky Stories,” there’s something for everyone. Your kids can embark on a spooky treasure hunt, get crafty with Halloween decorations, and listen to some spine-tingling tales. It’s going to be a spook-tacular week of family fun, and who can say no to a prize of chocolate, fruit, or sweets?

Prices – From free – £2

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Autumn Open Day

Wednesday 25th October | 10.30am – 1pm | Walled Garden, Luton Hoo Estate

For a dose of outdoor adventure, don’t miss the Autumn Open Day at the Walled Garden in Luton Hoo Estate. It’s all about autumn fun in the garden! Your kids can dive into spooky craft activities, embark on a spider hunt, plant something from the garden to take home, and even pick up some goodies from the garden shop.

Prices – £5 per child – adults and under 2’s FREE

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Looking for more to do this October half-term? Check out our what’s on guide for more exciting events happening in Luton during October half term. Have a good one!

About the Author
Laura Redmond

Laura is a passionate supporter of the Step Forward Luton campaign and a Place Activation and Marketing Coordinator for Luton Council. Armed with a journalism degree and unwavering love for her university town, she often pens positive blogs that spotlights the best of Luton. From charity work to market management, Laura's professional journey has explored every corner of Luton. And when she's not busy being a marketing maven, she's out on a culinary adventure, unearthing the town's hidden foodie gems.