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Autumn Half Term Family Adventures

SCOTLAND

EDINBURGH & GLASGOW

This half term, join Dan & his crew to pull off the heist of the century. Race around the city with the family in this live action outdoor escape game. After you escape with the loot, see what the rest of these vibrant cities have to offer or head back to Macdonald Crutherland House or Macdonald Holyrood Hotel to spend some quality time with those closest with a delicious meal or a swim in the pool.

CENTRAL BELT

Venture into a place of old magic in the lost lands of the Calder Witches at Almond Valley Heritage Centre, choose the perfect pumpkin at Craigies Farm or get up close to nature at the RSPB Black Devon Wetlands or the Five Sister Zoo. Once you are finished exploring, head back to Macdonald Houstoun House or Macdonald Inchyra Hotel & Spa to relax with the family

PERTHSHIRE & THE HIGHLANDS

Solve the mystery at the Scary Faerie Trail on Loch Lomond, experience the rush of zip wires at night in Aberfoyle, get up close to the animals at the Highland Wildlife Park or get lost in the labyrinth at Landmark Forest Adventure Park. After a busy day of exploration, enjoy a relaxing evening at Macdonald Aviemore Resort or Macdonald Forest Hills Hotel & Spa

SCOTTISH BORDERS

Take on the treetop challenge in Glentress Forest or for something a little different, explore the stunning Tweed Valley with alpacas. After you leave your new friends, take a short walk back to enjoy a relaxing swim, delicious meal or round of golf at Macdonald Cardrona Hotel, Golf & Spa

THE NORTH OF ENGLAND & THE LAKES

NORTHUMBERLAND

Discover the beauty of the dark skies at Kielder Castle, follow the Scarycrow Trail at Ford & Etal Estate or recreate the scenes of Harry Potter at Alnwick Castle. Head back to Macdonald Linden Hall, Golf & Country Club for a delicious dinner or take a dip in our pool. 

LAKE DISTRICT

Discover Beatrix Potter at Hill Top and see the inspiration for her most famous tales, become a detective and try to identify the fungi at Allan Bank wild garden trail and Sizergh is perfect place to experience all that autumn has to offer.  After your adventure, head back to Macdonald Leeming House or Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa for a relaxing evening.

GREATER MANCHESTER & LANCASHIRE

The giant monsters are back in Manchester, taking over seven locations across the city, head to Haigh Woodland Park for autumn adventures, pumpkin carving and a scavenger hunt or immerse yourself in a variety of spooky fun in Blackpool & Lancashire. After your adventures, head back to Macdonald Manchester Hotel, Macdonald Kilhey Court or Macdonald Tickled Trout for a relaxing evening.

CHESHIRE & SHROPSHIRE

Don your spookiest outfit for the spooky scarecrow trail at Pumpkinfest, get up close to nature at Chester Zoo, explore the Magical Woodland or look to the skies for the Nantwich Spooktacular. Whatever you choose to do, you can relax in luxury accommodation afterwards at Macdonald Hill Valley Hotel, Golf & Spa, Macdonald New Blossoms Hotel, Macdonald Craxton Hotel & Spa or Macdonald Portal Hotel, Golf & Spa.

THE MIDLANDS

BIRMINGHAM

For chocolate lovers, there's a haunted mansion at Cadbury World where you can help Freddo search for the mystery ghost in a new live stage show. For the older ones, the ghost train at Severn Valley Railway is back this Halloween. After all the excitement don't forget to shop to you drop at the Bullring & Grand Central, just minutes from Macdonald Burlington Hotel. 

COVENTRY

Hatton Adventure World is hosting a Pumpkin Spooktacular - brave a haunted house, dress up in scary fancy dress and pick your own free pumpkin. Calling all night owls, if you're feeling adventurous head over to GoApe for an adventure through the trees at night. Afterwards, cosy up by the fire with your favourite tipple at Macdonald Ansty Hall.

STRATFORD-UPON-AVON

Creepy crawlies and pumpkins will keep the whole family entertained at Stratford-upon-Avon Butterfly Farm. Enjoy some rocket-fuelled fun at the British Motor Museum with interactive demonstrations and rocket inspired science. Retreat to the spa for some well earned rejuvenation at Macdonald Alveston Manor before dining in the Manor Restaurant. 

WEST MIDLANDS SAFARI PARK

Spooky Spectacular is back at West Midlands Safari Park this October. Surrounded with halloween decorations including themed scarecrows and hundreds of pumpkins, it won't disappoint. Solve the mystery of the pumpkin thief at the new scratchcard trail before heading to the land of living dinosaurs or the drive through safari. Accessible from all 3 of our hotels in the Midlands, all you need to do is choose which hotel to stay at?

THE SOUTH OF ENGLAND

BATH

It's the Witch of Wookey Hole's favourite time of year, located just outside Bath this year includes a ghost train and spooky grotto. Famously full of attractions and activities, you won't have to look far to find things to do in Bath. With our new pet friendly packages at Macdonald Bath Spa, why not bring your dog with you and explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site.

WOODSTOCK

For a more traditional experience, learn about the history of pumpkin carving at Blenheim Palace and even decorate your very own terrifying turnip. Explore the boutique cafes, antique stores in beautifully quaint Woodstock before retreating to Macdonald Bear Hotel for award-winning food in our snug coaching inn.

BERKSHIRE

LEGOLAND Windsor is the perfect October half-term day out and expect lots of spooky goings-on. Perfectly located next to 2 of our hotels, stay at Macdonald Berystede Hotel & Spa for a relaxing break with our spa and pool. Or visit Macdonald Windsor Hotel and explore Windsor Castle and the famous Long Walk. 

SOUTHAMPTON & THE NEW FOREST

A little further afield Peppa and George have dressed up in their spooky outfits for Peppa's Halloween at Paultons Family Theme Park. Take the family for a coastal adventure on your stay Macdonald Elmers Court and explore the wonders of the New Forest or visit Marwell Zoo with your mini monsters while visiting Macdonald Botley Park. 

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