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Things to do with your foster children this half term

Thinking of ways to keep your foster children entertained over the October half term can be tricky, whether you’re planning a trip or just somewhere to visit during the day.

Here are some fun ideas for things to do this half term!

Blackpool Pleasure Beach

If your foster children love theme parks, Blackpool Pleasure Beach will guarantee a fun day out!

The park is open over half term from 10am and there are plenty of other things to do in Blackpool if you’re planning to spend the whole day. Plan your day here.

Chester Zoo

Discover over 200,000 of the world’s most exotic and endangered animals for a day at Chester Zoo. Over half term the zoo is open from 10am-4.30pm and booking online could save you 10% and a fast track in the queues! Find Tickets here.

Ackers Adventures

With tonnes of amazing outdoor activities to choose from, your foster child could learn so many new skills! There’s canoeing, archery, snowboarding, climbing and abseiling and many more! Visit their website here to find the outdoor activity best for you.

Roald Dahl at Tatton Park

Let your foster child explore the gardens of Tatton Park with Fantastic Mr Fox or delve into a library full of stories with Matilda! There’s a special offer right now on tickets for half term week!


There are huge savings throughout October half term for holidays to Pontins. With so many activities and themed entertainment for Halloween, it would be a great treat for your foster children! Find out more about the deals here.


Enjoy pumpkin carving, trick or treat trails, fireworks are many more activities this half term at Butlins! There are special offers on right now for an enjoyable mini break with your family.

Church Farm

This Halloween, Church Farm have lots of activities to do for children – such as pumpkin picking and a beastly barrel train – that will ensure a great day out for the whole family. Click here to plan your trip!

Ravenglass Railway Halloween Ghost Train

There’s more Halloween fun on this day out where you can enjoy lots of activities and food before stepping onto the ghost train – if you dare! You can find tickets here.

London Theatre Trip

Fancy a night or two away in London? Definitely take your foster children to a theatre show! There are some brilliant shows for kids now showing – Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Lion King, and Matilda the Musical!

Jamie’s Italian

It’s back! From 17th October – 30th October, our little ones can eat free! For every main course you order, one of your children can enjoy a meal on Jamie.


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