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  • 20 fun things to do over October Half Term in Somerset & Dorset

    Escape from zombies, put on a play-in-a-day, zoom down zip wires, carve rocks – or pumpkins – lots of spooky Halloween stuff, and more.

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    Pumpkin recipes

    Don't bin it, bake it! After carving, turn your pumpkin's innards into a simple snack, pesto, soup and a delicious dessert this Halloween

  • October half term and Halloween guide

    20+ things to do to keep the kids busy over October half term: from jump scares and pumpkins to changing the world

  • Spooks, skates and scares

    Over 20 fun things for your kids (and you) to do over over October half term and Halloween

  • Half term sorted

    25+ ideas for keeping the midgets occupied: from spooky Halloween fun to sushi making and tracking down a yeti

  • Spooky Halloween accessories

    No tricks but lots and lots of treats to get you in the Halloween mood. If you’re partying this season get ready to thrill with these spooky centrepieces and accessories, all available online.

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