October Half Term events in Glasgow

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

Events in Glasgow

City Sightseeing Glasgow

City Sightseeing Glasgow

17th July 2020 - 20th December 2020
Various Locations Glasgow

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!
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Holmwood House Re-opening

Holmwood House Re-opening

Selected dates between 12th September 2020 - 31st October 2020

Alexander 'Greek' Thomson's finest domestic creation, Holmwood House, will reopen on Saturdays from 12th September until the end of October!
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The Big Escape Glasgow

The Big Escape Glasgow

18th September 2020 - 31st December 2021
Glasgow City Centre

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!
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Loch Lomond Scary Faerie Trail

Loch Lomond Scary Faerie Trail

1st October 2020 - 1st November 2020

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

Pedal It Purple

1st October 2020 - 31st October 2020
National Event

Cycle your purple socks off this October with by taking park in Glasgow Children's Hospital Charity's brand new cycling challenge... Pedal It Purple!
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BRICKLIVE at Inveraray Castle

BRICKLIVE at Inveraray Castle

8th October 2020 - 26th October 2020

Inveraray Castle, located in Argyll, will host a colourful exhibition of brick models this October half-term!
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Halloween Treasure Trail

Halloween Treasure Trail

12th October 2020 - 25th October 2020

Drop in to RSPB Loch Lomond this half term for a spooky Halloween hunt and see how many objects you can find!
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Pumpkinfest Picnic - Family Baking, Crafts & Autumn Themed Picnic!

Pumpkinfest Picnic - Family Baking, Crafts & Autumn Themed Picnic!

Selected dates between 16th October 2020 - 31st October 2020

Back by popular demand for 2020...Three Sisters Bake have created an “at home” version of last year's sold out PUMPKINFEST family events!
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Events in East Renfrewshire

Beat The Street East Renfrewshire

Beat The Street East Renfrewshire

30th September 2020 - 11th November 2020

Beat the Street is a fun, free game that will see communities in East Renfrewshire transformed into a giant game! See how far you can walk, cycle and run in just 6 weeks!

Find out about Beat The Street East Renfrewshire on What's On East Renfrewshire

Events in Edinburgh and the Lothians

The Big Escape Edinburgh

The Big Escape Edinburgh

18th September 2020 - 31st December 2021

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!

Find out about The Big Escape Edinburgh on What's On Edinburgh
Family Fun Day Trip to Loch Ness from Edinburgh

Family Fun Day Trip to Loch Ness from Edinburgh

1st October 2020 - 31st October 2020

The Hairy Coo offers the best family fun day out this October with their day trip to Loch Ness from Edinburgh. See if you can spot Nessie!

Find out about Family Fun Day Trip to Loch Ness from Edinburgh on What's On Edinburgh
Make memories aboard The Royal Yacht Britannia

Make memories aboard The Royal Yacht Britannia

1st October 2020 - 31st October 2020

The Royal Yacht Britannia has attained VisitScotland's 'We're Good To Go' certificate, so step aboard and follow in the footsteps of Royalty this October!

Find out about Make memories aboard The Royal Yacht Britannia on What's On Edinburgh
Secrets of Witches Wood

Secrets of Witches Wood

10th October 2020 - 31st October 2020

Follow the winding footpaths and venture into the lost lands of the Calder Witches at Almond Valley Heritage Centre this October!

Find out about Secrets of Witches Wood on What's On Edinburgh
Where’s Wally? Spooky Museum Search!

Where’s Wally? Spooky Museum Search!

16th October 2020 - 1st November 2020

Join the search for Wally with your family this October half term at the National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh!

Find out about Where’s Wally? Spooky Museum Search! on What's On Edinburgh
Edinburgh October Half Term Camp @ George Watson’s College

Edinburgh October Half Term Camp @ George Watson’s College

19th October 2020 - 23rd October 2020

Miniversity Holiday Camps are coming to George Watson’s College this October half-term and are specifically designed for children age 5-12 years!

Can You Escape? at Half Term

Can You Escape? at Half Term

22nd October 2020 - 25th October 2020

Step through the big red doors of multi-award-winning escape room venue 'Can You Escape?' this half term for two family-friendly adventures!

Find out about Can You Escape? at Half Term on What's On Edinburgh
Medicine and Blood: Online Kids Workshop

Medicine and Blood: Online Kids Workshop

22nd October 2020

Join Surgeons Hall Museums for some hands on learning in this new Zoom workshop for Kids aged 8+!

Find out about Medicine and Blood: Online Kids Workshop on What's On Edinburgh

Events in Fife

Where’s Wally? Spooky Museum Search!

Where’s Wally? Spooky Museum Search!

9th October 2020 - 1st November 2020

Join the search for Wally with your family this October half term at the Scottish Fisheries Museum in Anstruther!

Find out about Where’s Wally? Spooky Museum Search! on What's On Fife

Events in Lanarkshire

Where’s Wally? Spooky Museum Search!

Where’s Wally? Spooky Museum Search!

9th October 2020 - 1st November 2020

Join the search for Wally with your family this October half term at the Museum of Rural Life in East Kilbride!

Find out about Where’s Wally? Spooky Museum Search! on What's On Lanarkshire
Clyde Valley Family Park Pumpkin Festival

Clyde Valley Family Park Pumpkin Festival

10th October 2020 - 31st October 2020

From the 10th 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
Pumpkin Festival at M&D’s

Pumpkin Festival at M&D’s

Selected dates between 10th October 2020 - 1st November 2020

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

15th October 2021

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

Paisley Pumpkin Halloween Trail

Paisley Pumpkin Halloween Trail

9th October 2020 - 31st October 2020

There's plenty of Halloween fun to be had in Paisley town centre this October with this fun Pumpkin Halloween Trail from Paisley First!

Find out about Paisley Pumpkin Halloween Trail on What's On Renfrewshire

Events in Stirling and Falkirk

Off the Grid - a Creative Maths Exhibition

Off the Grid - a Creative Maths Exhibition

24th September 2020 - 25th October 2020

Creative Stirling, in collaboration with shape master George Connell from Shape with a Difference, announce Off the Grid - a creative maths exhibition as part of Maths Week Scotland.

Find out about Off the Grid - a Creative Maths Exhibition on What's On Stirling
Walk on the Wildside at Black Devon Wetlands

Walk on the Wildside at Black Devon Wetlands

16th October 2020 - 30th October 2020

Celebrate the Year of Coasts and Waters locally by walking on the wildside and exploring RSPB’s Black Devon Wetlands Reserve with our interactive trail!

Find out about Walk on the Wildside at Black Devon Wetlands on What's On Stirling

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Loch Lomond Scary Faerie Trail
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