October Half Term events in Edinburgh

View all the upcoming October Half Term events taking place throughout Edinburgh below or use the calendar to find events taking place on a specific month or date.

Events in Edinburgh

The Big Escape Edinburgh

The Big Escape Edinburgh

18th September 2020 - 31st December 2021
Edinburgh Old Town

The Big Escape is a brand new interactive outdoor experience, played on your smartphone, which will turn Edinburgh City Centre into a giant escape game!
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Visit the Best UK Attraction this October!

Visit the Best UK Attraction this October!

8th October 2021 - 31st October 2021

Step aboard The Royal Yacht Britannia this October holidays to enjoy a day out with fun for all the family.
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Holyrood Herbs

Holyrood Herbs

14th October 2021 - 30th October 2021

This October half term join us on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays to discover how herbs have been used for centuries at the Palace of HolyroodHouse.
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Events in East Renfrewshire

The Big Barrhead Scarecrow Festival

The Big Barrhead Scarecrow Festival

16th October 2021 - 30th October 2021

All About Barrhead have announced that their Big Barrhead Scarecrow Festival is making a return for 2021 and they're inviting all residents and businesses within the town to take part!

Find out about The Big Barrhead Scarecrow Festival on What's On East Renfrewshire
The Hilariously Funny World of James Campbell

The Hilariously Funny World of James Campbell

27th March 2022

Enjoy the best comedy for kids from the man who invented it! James Campbell's show finds The Hilariously Funny Things about everything including pets, yoghurt, bees, and why do we have hair?

Find out about The Hilariously Funny World of James Campbell on What's On East Renfrewshire

Events in Fife

Events in Glasgow

The Big Escape Glasgow

The Big Escape Glasgow

18th September 2020 - 31st December 2021

The Big Escape is a brand new interactive outdoor experience, played on your smartphone, which will turn Glasgow City Centre into a giant escape game!

Find out about The Big Escape Glasgow on What's On Glasgow
City Sightseeing Glasgow

City Sightseeing Glasgow

26th April 2021 - 19th December 2021

With 21 stops where you can hop on and off to visit some of the city's leading attractions, City Sightseeing Glasgow is the perfect way to explore Glasgow!

Find out about City Sightseeing Glasgow on What's On Glasgow
Loch Lomond Scary Faerie Trail

Loch Lomond Scary Faerie Trail

1st October 2021 - 31st October 2021

This October, just in time for Halloween, Loch Lomond Faerie Trail will again be transformed into the Scary Faerie Trail!

Find out about Loch Lomond Scary Faerie Trail on What's On Glasgow
Spooktacular

Spooktacular

7th October 2021 - 31st October 2021

Things are about to get spoooooky at Silverburn this Halloween, dare you enter the Spooktacular fairground?

Find out about Spooktacular on What's On Glasgow
The Loch Lomond Halloween Encounter

The Loch Lomond Halloween Encounter

8th October 2021 - 31st October 2021

Face up to ghosts, spirts, trolls and the evil Cailleach (witch) in this shuddering Halloween Encounter at Loch Lomond!

Find out about The Loch Lomond Halloween Encounter on What's On Glasgow
Alloween Antics

Alloween Antics

Selected dates between 11th October 2021 - 31st October 2021

Have some frightfully good fun at the Robert Burns Birthplace Museum this Alloween!

Find out about Alloween Antics on What's On Glasgow

Events in Lanarkshire

Beat The Street North Lanarkshire

Beat The Street North Lanarkshire

15th September 2021 - 27th October 2021

Beat the Street is a fun, free initiative that will see the streets of North Lanarkshire transformed into a giant game during September and October!

Find out about Beat The Street North Lanarkshire on What's On Lanarkshire
Halloween Bath Bomb Experience

Halloween Bath Bomb Experience

3rd October 2021 - 31st October 2021

Join the team at Lerah in Condorrat, Cumbernauld in October for their Halloween Bath Bomb Making Experience!

Find out about Halloween Bath Bomb Experience on What's On Lanarkshire
Clyde Valley Family Park Pumpkin Festival

Clyde Valley Family Park Pumpkin Festival

9th October 2021 - 31st October 2021

From the 15th until the 31st of October ALL children visiting Clyde Valley Family Park will get to choose their own FREE pumpkin as part of their ticket and the park's Pumpkin Festival!

Find out about Clyde Valley Family Park Pumpkin Festival on What's On Lanarkshire
Halloween Pony Event

Halloween Pony Event

Selected dates between 9th October 2021 - 31st October 2021

Turlood Equestrian Centre in Lesmahagow are holding spooktacular 'Ride & Play' sessions during October!

Find out about Halloween Pony Event on What's On Lanarkshire
Pumpkin Festival at M&D’s

Pumpkin Festival at M&D’s

9th October 2021 - 31st October 2021

The annual Pumpkin Festival at M&D’s is a fantastic experience for the whole family featuring Pumpkin picking, Halloween themed games, spooky storytelling and more!

Find out about Pumpkin Festival at M&D’s on What's On Lanarkshire
Swan Lake

Swan Lake

14th October 2022

After the sold-out performances of Nutcracker last year, Russian National Ballet return to the UK with the most famous Ballet of all time... Swan Lake!

Find out about Swan Lake on What's On Lanarkshire

Events in Renfrewshire and Inverclyde

Beat The Street Renfrewshire

Beat The Street Renfrewshire

15th September 2021 - 27th October 2021

Beat the Street is a fun, free initiative that will see the streets of Renfrewshire transformed into a giant game during September and October!

Find out about Beat The Street Renfrewshire on What's On Renfrewshire
Discover Africa Trail

Discover Africa Trail

1st October 2021 - 31st October 2021

Learn more about the history and cultures of countries such as Cameroon, Ghana, Kenya and Malawi to name but a few on the Discover Africa Trail in Paisley!

Find out about Discover Africa Trail on What's On Renfrewshire
Paisley’s Halloween Witches and Wizards Trail

Paisley’s Halloween Witches and Wizards Trail

8th October 2021 - 31st October 2021

There's plenty of Halloween fun to be had in Paisley town centre this October with the Paisley Witches and Wizards Halloween Trail!

Find out about Paisley’s Halloween Witches and Wizards Trail on What's On Renfrewshire

Events in Stirling and Falkirk

Room On The Broom Storytelling Event

Room On The Broom Storytelling Event

30th October 2021

Whirly Gig present the fabulous retell of the story 'Room on The Broom' in their Bell Tent at Cloybank on Saturday 30th October!

Find out about Room On The Broom Storytelling Event on What's On Stirling

Events in Other Areas

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Samhuinn Fire Parade 2021
Edinburgh's spectacular Winter festival returns with a live parade to celebrate the Celtic ritual of Samhuinn on 31st October!
Disney’s Beauty and the Beast
Disney proudly invites you to ‘Be Our Guest’ as the most enchanted musical of all time, Beauty and the Beast, comes to Edinburgh Playhouse in 2021!
Castle Of Light
Expect wonder, enchantment and a spectacle of colour this festive season as Edinburgh Castle, the defender of the nation, becomes the ‘Castle of Light’ once again!
Edinburgh Zoo Spooktacular
This Halloween, Edinburgh Zoo is opening its gates after dark to invite you on a family friendly spooktacular trail through the zoo!
And Then There Were None
This brand-new production of 'And Then There Were None', the bestselling crime novel of all time, will keep you on the edge of your seat.

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