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

Cuddly Corgi Treasure Hunt

Cuddly Corgi Treasure Hunt

29th May 2019 - 31st December 2019
Looking to entertain the kids? Come and spot our cuddly corgis hiding around Britannia’s tour route. Read more
A Most Royal Rebellion

A Most Royal Rebellion

5th October 2019
Hear the forgotten story of Scotland’s own version of the war of the roses, between father and son King James III and the future James IV. Read more
Music Through the Ages

Music Through the Ages

5th October 2019
Meet King James V's musician as he explain some of the music and instruments played in court at Edinburgh Castle. Read more
Spooky Happenings

Spooky Happenings

5th October 2019 - 31st October 2019
Explore a world of magic and shadows, with mysteries to solve and games to play at Almond Valley Heritage Centre this October! Read more
A Most Royal Rebellion

A Most Royal Rebellion

6th October 2019
Hear the forgotten story of Scotland’s own version of the war of the roses, between father and son King James III and the future James IV. Read more
Music Through the Ages

Music Through the Ages

6th October 2019
Meet King James V's musician as he explain some of the music and instruments played in court at Edinburgh Castle. Read more
Music Through the Ages

Music Through the Ages

8th October 2019
Meet King James V's musician as he explain some of the music and instruments played in court at Edinburgh Castle. Read more
Music Through the Ages

Music Through the Ages

9th October 2019
Meet King James V's musician as he explain some of the music and instruments played in court at Edinburgh Castle. Read more
Music Through the Ages

Music Through the Ages

10th October 2019
Meet King James V's musician as he explain some of the music and instruments played in court at Edinburgh Castle. Read more
Music Through the Ages

Music Through the Ages

11th October 2019
Meet King James V's musician as he explain some of the music and instruments played in court at Edinburgh Castle. Read more
A Most Royal Rebellion

A Most Royal Rebellion

12th October 2019
Hear the forgotten story of Scotland’s own version of the war of the roses, between father and son King James III and the future James IV. Read more
A Most Royal Rebellion

A Most Royal Rebellion

13th October 2019
Hear the forgotten story of Scotland’s own version of the war of the roses, between father and son King James III and the future James IV. Read more
Music Through the Ages

Music Through the Ages

14th October 2019
Meet King James V's musician as he explain some of the music and instruments played in court at Edinburgh Castle. Read more
Witches, Potions and Bald Agnes

Witches, Potions and Bald Agnes

14th October 2019 - 27th October 2019
Get set for Halloween and join us at The Palace of Holyroodhouse for a spooky fortnight of activities, inspired by the 17th century fears of witchcraft and the legend of Agnes Sampson! Read more
Music Through the Ages

Music Through the Ages

15th October 2019
Meet King James V's musician as he explain some of the music and instruments played in court at Edinburgh Castle. Read more
Music Through the Ages

Music Through the Ages

16th October 2019
Meet King James V's musician as he explain some of the music and instruments played in court at Edinburgh Castle. Read more
Music Through the Ages

Music Through the Ages

17th October 2019
Meet King James V's musician as he explain some of the music and instruments played in court at Edinburgh Castle. Read more
Music Through the Ages

Music Through the Ages

18th October 2019
Meet King James V's musician as he explain some of the music and instruments played in court at Edinburgh Castle. Read more
RSPB Scotland at Lauriston Castle

RSPB Scotland at Lauriston Castle

18th October 2019
Come along to Lauriston Castle to take part in some free wildlife themed activities with RSPB Scotland and see how you can be part of saving nature! Read more
RSPB Scotland at Lauriston Castle

RSPB Scotland at Lauriston Castle

19th October 2019
Come along to Lauriston Castle to take part in some free wildlife themed activities with RSPB Scotland and see how you can be part of saving nature! Read more
RSPB Scotland at Lauriston Castle

RSPB Scotland at Lauriston Castle

20th October 2019
Come along to Lauriston Castle to take part in some free wildlife themed activities with RSPB Scotland and see how you can be part of saving nature! Read more
Investigating Microscopes: Following in Lister’s Footsteps

Investigating Microscopes: Following in Lister’s Footsteps

22nd October 2019
Join Surgeons' Hall Museums on Tuesday 22nd October for this drop in session with a range of activities, including preparing slides of plant and human cells to view under a microscope! Read more
Music Through the Ages

Music Through the Ages

23rd October 2019
Meet King James V's musician as he explain some of the music and instruments played in court at Edinburgh Castle. Read more
Music Through the Ages

Music Through the Ages

24th October 2019
Meet King James V's musician as he explain some of the music and instruments played in court at Edinburgh Castle. Read more
Unsung Heroines

Unsung Heroines

2nd December 2019 - 4th December 2019
Come and meet Mrs Jane Clark, the commandant of a unit of VAD nurses and hear her story at Edinburgh Castle. Read more
Music Through the Ages

Music Through the Ages

5th December 2019
Meet King James V's musician as he explain some of the music and instruments played in court at Edinburgh Castle. Read more
Music Through the Ages

Music Through the Ages

6th December 2019
Meet King James V's musician as he explain some of the music and instruments played in court at Edinburgh Castle. Read more
Music Through the Ages

Music Through the Ages

27th December 2019
Meet King James V's musician as he explain some of the music and instruments played in court at Edinburgh Castle. Read more
A Most Royal Rebellion

A Most Royal Rebellion

4th January 2020
Hear the forgotten story of Scotland’s own version of the war of the roses, between father and son King James III and the future James IV. Read more
A Most Royal Rebellion

A Most Royal Rebellion

5th January 2020
Hear the forgotten story of Scotland’s own version of the war of the roses, between father and son King James III and the future James IV. Read more
Music Through the Ages

Music Through the Ages

16th January 2020
Meet King James V's musician as he explain some of the music and instruments played in court at Edinburgh Castle. Read more
Music Through the Ages

Music Through the Ages

17th January 2020
Meet King James V's musician as he explain some of the music and instruments played in court at Edinburgh Castle. Read more
Music Through the Ages

Music Through the Ages

15th February 2020
Meet King James V's musician as he explain some of the music and instruments played in court at Edinburgh Castle. Read more
Music Through the Ages

Music Through the Ages

16th February 2020
Meet King James V's musician as he explain some of the music and instruments played in court at Edinburgh Castle. Read more

Events in East Renfrewshire

Cycle Station Bike Hire

Cycle Station Bike Hire

24th August 2019
Cycle Station's popular bike hire is back at Whitelee Windfarm every Saturday and Sunday throughout the season, weather permitting!
Tennis For Free

Tennis For Free

24th August 2019
If you're free on a Saturday afternoon and would like to give tennis a try then 'Tennis For Free' at Cowan Park, Barrhead is just for you!
Cycle Station Bike Hire

Cycle Station Bike Hire

25th August 2019
Cycle Station's popular bike hire is back at Whitelee Windfarm every Saturday and Sunday throughout the season, weather permitting!
Autumn Woodland Trail at Greenbank

Autumn Woodland Trail at Greenbank

31st August 2019 - 31st October 2019
Explore the Autumn-themed trails in the woodland at Greenbank Garden, the perfect way to spend a few hours with the family!
Cycle Station Bike Hire

Cycle Station Bike Hire

31st August 2019
Cycle Station's popular bike hire is back at Whitelee Windfarm every Saturday and Sunday throughout the season, weather permitting!
Tennis For Free

Tennis For Free

31st August 2019
If you're free on a Saturday afternoon and would like to give tennis a try then 'Tennis For Free' at Cowan Park, Barrhead is just for you!
Cycle Station Bike Hire

Cycle Station Bike Hire

1st September 2019
Cycle Station's popular bike hire is back at Whitelee Windfarm every Saturday and Sunday throughout the season, weather permitting!
Cycle Station Bike Hire

Cycle Station Bike Hire

7th September 2019
Cycle Station's popular bike hire is back at Whitelee Windfarm every Saturday and Sunday throughout the season, weather permitting!
Tennis For Free

Tennis For Free

7th September 2019
If you're free on a Saturday afternoon and would like to give tennis a try then 'Tennis For Free' at Cowan Park, Barrhead is just for you!
Cycle Station Bike Hire

Cycle Station Bike Hire

8th September 2019
Cycle Station's popular bike hire is back at Whitelee Windfarm every Saturday and Sunday throughout the season, weather permitting!
Family Films at Eastwood Park Theatre

Family Films at Eastwood Park Theatre

8th September 2019
Come along to Eastwood Park Theatre for a special screening of some classic family films including The Little Mermaid and Goosebumps 2!
Cycle Station Bike Hire

Cycle Station Bike Hire

14th September 2019
Cycle Station's popular bike hire is back at Whitelee Windfarm every Saturday and Sunday throughout the season, weather permitting!
Tennis For Free

Tennis For Free

14th September 2019
If you're free on a Saturday afternoon and would like to give tennis a try then 'Tennis For Free' at Cowan Park, Barrhead is just for you!
Cycle Station Bike Hire

Cycle Station Bike Hire

15th September 2019
Cycle Station's popular bike hire is back at Whitelee Windfarm every Saturday and Sunday throughout the season, weather permitting!
Cycle Station Bike Hire

Cycle Station Bike Hire

21st September 2019
Cycle Station's popular bike hire is back at Whitelee Windfarm every Saturday and Sunday throughout the season, weather permitting!
Tennis For Free

Tennis For Free

21st September 2019
If you're free on a Saturday afternoon and would like to give tennis a try then 'Tennis For Free' at Cowan Park, Barrhead is just for you!
Cycle Station Bike Hire

Cycle Station Bike Hire

22nd September 2019
Cycle Station's popular bike hire is back at Whitelee Windfarm every Saturday and Sunday throughout the season, weather permitting!
Cycle Station Bike Hire

Cycle Station Bike Hire

28th September 2019
Cycle Station's popular bike hire is back at Whitelee Windfarm every Saturday and Sunday throughout the season, weather permitting!
Tennis For Free

Tennis For Free

28th September 2019
If you're free on a Saturday afternoon and would like to give tennis a try then 'Tennis For Free' at Cowan Park, Barrhead is just for you!
Cycle Station Bike Hire

Cycle Station Bike Hire

29th September 2019
Cycle Station's popular bike hire is back at Whitelee Windfarm every Saturday and Sunday throughout the season, weather permitting!
Cycle Station Bike Hire

Cycle Station Bike Hire

5th October 2019
Cycle Station's popular bike hire is back at Whitelee Windfarm every Saturday and Sunday throughout the season, weather permitting!
Tennis For Free

Tennis For Free

5th October 2019
If you're free on a Saturday afternoon and would like to give tennis a try then 'Tennis For Free' at Cowan Park, Barrhead is just for you!
Cycle Station Bike Hire

Cycle Station Bike Hire

6th October 2019
Cycle Station's popular bike hire is back at Whitelee Windfarm every Saturday and Sunday throughout the season, weather permitting!
Cycle Station Bike Hire

Cycle Station Bike Hire

12th October 2019
Cycle Station's popular bike hire is back at Whitelee Windfarm every Saturday and Sunday throughout the season, weather permitting!
Tennis For Free

Tennis For Free

12th October 2019
If you're free on a Saturday afternoon and would like to give tennis a try then 'Tennis For Free' at Cowan Park, Barrhead is just for you!
Cycle Station Bike Hire

Cycle Station Bike Hire

13th October 2019
Cycle Station's popular bike hire is back at Whitelee Windfarm every Saturday and Sunday throughout the season, weather permitting!
Art Attack

Art Attack

16th October 2019
Taking inspiration from the landscape & nature of the windfarm join the Whitelee Countryside Rangers and make some inspiring art!
Cycle Station Bike Hire

Cycle Station Bike Hire

19th October 2019
Cycle Station's popular bike hire is back at Whitelee Windfarm every Saturday and Sunday throughout the season, weather permitting!
Tennis For Free

Tennis For Free

19th October 2019
If you're free on a Saturday afternoon and would like to give tennis a try then 'Tennis For Free' at Cowan Park, Barrhead is just for you!
Cycle Station Bike Hire

Cycle Station Bike Hire

20th October 2019
Cycle Station's popular bike hire is back at Whitelee Windfarm every Saturday and Sunday throughout the season, weather permitting!
Cycle Station Bike Hire

Cycle Station Bike Hire

26th October 2019
Cycle Station's popular bike hire is back at Whitelee Windfarm every Saturday and Sunday throughout the season, weather permitting!
Tennis For Free

Tennis For Free

26th October 2019
If you're free on a Saturday afternoon and would like to give tennis a try then 'Tennis For Free' at Cowan Park, Barrhead is just for you!
Cycle Station Bike Hire

Cycle Station Bike Hire

27th October 2019
Cycle Station's popular bike hire is back at Whitelee Windfarm every Saturday and Sunday throughout the season, weather permitting!
Family Films at Eastwood Park Theatre

Family Films at Eastwood Park Theatre

31st October 2019
Come along to Eastwood Park Theatre for a special screening of some classic family films including The Little Mermaid and Goosebumps 2!
Tennis For Free

Tennis For Free

2nd November 2019
If you're free on a Saturday afternoon and would like to give tennis a try then 'Tennis For Free' at Cowan Park, Barrhead is just for you!
Tennis For Free

Tennis For Free

9th November 2019
If you're free on a Saturday afternoon and would like to give tennis a try then 'Tennis For Free' at Cowan Park, Barrhead is just for you!
Tennis For Free

Tennis For Free

16th November 2019
If you're free on a Saturday afternoon and would like to give tennis a try then 'Tennis For Free' at Cowan Park, Barrhead is just for you!
Tennis For Free

Tennis For Free

23rd November 2019
If you're free on a Saturday afternoon and would like to give tennis a try then 'Tennis For Free' at Cowan Park, Barrhead is just for you!
Tennis For Free

Tennis For Free

30th November 2019
If you're free on a Saturday afternoon and would like to give tennis a try then 'Tennis For Free' at Cowan Park, Barrhead is just for you!
Tennis For Free

Tennis For Free

7th December 2019
If you're free on a Saturday afternoon and would like to give tennis a try then 'Tennis For Free' at Cowan Park, Barrhead is just for you!
Tennis For Free

Tennis For Free

14th December 2019
If you're free on a Saturday afternoon and would like to give tennis a try then 'Tennis For Free' at Cowan Park, Barrhead is just for you!
Tennis For Free

Tennis For Free

21st December 2019
If you're free on a Saturday afternoon and would like to give tennis a try then 'Tennis For Free' at Cowan Park, Barrhead is just for you!
Tennis For Free

Tennis For Free

28th December 2019
If you're free on a Saturday afternoon and would like to give tennis a try then 'Tennis For Free' at Cowan Park, Barrhead is just for you!

Events in Fife

Shona Reppe: Atlantis Banal: Beneath The Surface

Shona Reppe: Atlantis Banal: Beneath The Surface

9th October 2019 - 10th October 2019
This brand new show for families is set in an intimate ‘pop-up’ art gallery, featuring a flying fish, fashion on a tin can, and a mermaid who isn’t afraid to make an exhibition of herself.
The Man Who Planted Trees

The Man Who Planted Trees

15th October 2019
As much a touching tale as it is a hilarious puppet show, The Man Who Planted Trees shows us the difference one man (and his dog!) can make to the world!
Tabby McTat

Tabby McTat

16th October 2019 - 17th October 2019
Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s Tabby McTat is a heart-warming tale of friendship and loyalty interwoven with original songs and a sprinkling of magic.
Slug

Slug

17th October 2019
Join us at the Adam Smith Theatre on 17th October for the battle of the century as gardener vs slimy foe to reclaim the garden. Suitable for ages 7+.

Events in Glasgow

GVVT Annual Open Weekend

GVVT Annual Open Weekend

12th October 2019 - 13th October 2019
Glasgow Vintage Vehicle Trust's Annual Open Weekend returns for 2019 on Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th October!
Halloween Half-term Hunt

Halloween Half-term Hunt

14th October 2019 - 20th October 2019
Creepy clues, magic and potions will help you navigate the Halloween Half-term Hunt at RSPB Scotland Loch Lomond!
Freedom of Creativity for Kids

Freedom of Creativity for Kids

15th October 2019 - 16th October 2019
Young people will be encouraged to spend two days making free hand sketches and paintings utilising everyday objects in a less conventional way on this workshop at Studio Pavilion!
Thick Skin, Elastic Heart

Thick Skin, Elastic Heart

16th October 2019 - 18th October 2019
Thick Skin, Elastic Heart at Platform Glasgow is a collection of contemporary spoken word monologues and group poems, giving voice to a millennial generation!
The Next Step: Absolute Dance Live On Stage

The Next Step: Absolute Dance Live On Stage

17th October 2019
The Next Step will return with a brand new live show for 2019: Absolute Dance Live On Stage - kicking off at the SEC Armadillo in October!
Kid’s Woodwork: Hanging Mobiles

Kid’s Woodwork: Hanging Mobiles

18th October 2019
Studio Pavilion are running a woodwork workshop for children during the October break where kids will be able to make and take home their own hanging mobile!

Events in Lanarkshire

Autumn Family Gardening Club

Autumn Family Gardening Club

27th September 2019
Get the kids outdoors and join in with some Family Gardening Club sessions this autumn at Castlebank Park in Lanark!
Shining Lives

Shining Lives

11th October 2019 - 20th October 2019
Shining Lives, an immersive sound, light and projection spectacular, returns to New Lanark World Heritage Site in October!
Mr Men Little Miss

Mr Men Little Miss

12th October 2019
Join your favourite Mr. Men and Little Miss characters as they leap off the page and onto the stage at Cumbernauld Theatre in this beautifully crafted and hilarious live stage show!
Spooky Treasure Hunt

Spooky Treasure Hunt

12th October 2019 - 27th October 2019
Visit Calderglen this October and experience some spooky goings on with their Halloween themed treasure hunt!
Autumn Crafts Workshop

Autumn Crafts Workshop

14th October 2019
Join the team at Calderglen Country Park for their Autumn Crafts Workshops during the October half term break!
Future Foods

Future Foods

14th October 2019 - 18th October 2019
Explore the science behind what we eat at the National Museum of Rural Life's Future Foods event during the October Half Term!
Autumn Crafts Workshop

Autumn Crafts Workshop

16th October 2019
Join the team at Calderglen Country Park for their Autumn Crafts Workshops during the October half term break!
Autumn Family Gardening Club

Autumn Family Gardening Club

16th October 2019
Get the kids outdoors and join in with some Family Gardening Club sessions this autumn at Castlebank Park in Lanark!
You Choose

You Choose

16th October 2019
Nonsense Room Productions bring You Choose, their brand new interactive musical show for all the family, to the Town House Hamilton on Wednesday 16th October!
Autumn Crafts Workshop

Autumn Crafts Workshop

18th October 2019
Join the team at Calderglen Country Park for their Autumn Crafts Workshops during the October half term break!
Autumn Family Gardening Club

Autumn Family Gardening Club

18th October 2019
Get the kids outdoors and join in with some Family Gardening Club sessions this autumn at Castlebank Park in Lanark!
The Gruffalo

The Gruffalo

19th October 2019 - 20th October 2019
Join Mouse on a daring adventure through the deep, dark wood in Tall Stories' magical, musical adaptation of the classic picture book, The Gruffalo, by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler!

Events in Renfrewshire and Inverclyde

Dip Into Digital

Dip Into Digital

14th September 2019
Renfrewshire Libraries and Paisley YMCA invite you to come along and try out some cool kit! It's FREE, fun, and suitable for all the family!
The Wee Spree Festival

The Wee Spree Festival

11th October 2019 - 19th October 2019
The Wee Spree returns to this year's Spree Festival with plenty of fun activities to keep the kids entertained during the October holidays!
Dip Into Digital

Dip Into Digital

12th October 2019
Renfrewshire Libraries and Paisley YMCA invite you to come along and try out some cool kit! It's FREE, fun, and suitable for all the family!
Princesses of Pop Featuring Little Mix Magic and Simply Ariana

Princesses of Pop Featuring Little Mix Magic and Simply Ariana

12th October 2019
The amazing 'Princesses of Pop' Show featuring Little Mix Magic and Simply Ariana is returning to Paisley on Saturday 12th October!
Science and Autoimmune Disease Awareness Fayre

Science and Autoimmune Disease Awareness Fayre

12th October 2019
Autoimmune Conditions UK alongside Glasgow University and UWS are hosting a fabulous Science and Autoimmune Disease Awareness Fayre at intu Braehead on October 12th!
Classic Car Show

Classic Car Show

20th October 2019
Join us on the shores of Castle Semple on Sunday 20th October to admire a dazzling array of beautiful cars at the annual Classic Car Show!
Dip Into Digital

Dip Into Digital

9th November 2019
Renfrewshire Libraries and Paisley YMCA invite you to come along and try out some cool kit! It's FREE, fun, and suitable for all the family!
Dip Into Digital

Dip Into Digital

14th December 2019
Renfrewshire Libraries and Paisley YMCA invite you to come along and try out some cool kit! It's FREE, fun, and suitable for all the family!

Events in Stirling and Falkirk

The Tiger Who Came To Tea

The Tiger Who Came To Tea

12th October 2019 - 13th October 2019
Direct from the West End, the Olivier Award nominated smash hit show, The Tiger Who Came to Tea returns on tour and comes to Macrobert Arts Centre in October!
Atlantis Banal

Atlantis Banal

19th October 2019
This brand new show for families is set in an intimate ‘pop-up’ art gallery, featuring a flying fish, fashion on a tin can, and a mermaid who isn’t afraid to make an exhibition of herself.

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