Things To Do In Chesterfield During The October Half Term School Holidays
10th October 2011
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October Half Term is almost here!  Most schools in Chesterfield are off from Monday 24th October to Friday 28th October and no doubt families across Chesterfield will be looking for things to do this half term.

So here are a few dates for your diaries of things to do over the October Half Term Holidays in Chesterfield.

Get your skates on and head on down to the Autumn Fair at Old Whittington on Saturday 22nd October.  The star attraction at this event will be the Ice Rink but there will lots of stalls and refreshments available for a fun packed family day out.

Do your Children enjoy investigating?  On both week-ends they can become Deadly Detectives and investigate the wildlife crime scene along the Chesterfield Canal, as part of the BBCs Live ‘n’ Deadly series.

Let your little horrors scare themselves silly this Halloween at Bolsover Castle with creepy crafts, spooky activities and ghost hunting galore!  This Time Travellers Go…  Ghosts and Ghouls event will run all week from Monday 24th until Friday 28th October.  For more Halloween themed events see our Halloween 2011 blog post and ideas.

Relish in a Wildchild Family Funday on Wednesday 26th October at Hardwick Park Centre. There will be fun activities and crafts for toddlers to teenagers themed on nature and wildlife.

The day after enjoy a Costume Day at Hardwick Hall and see the beautiful costumes hand-sewn and worn by the volunteer stewards, during your visit. 

Learn the basics of break, street and contemporary dance in this high octane and athletic dance workshop delivered by 2Faced Dance Company on Thursday 27th October.  Suitable for all, you will be guided through how to create your own dance as well as learning a section from 2Faced's new work 'In The Dust'.

The annual Chesterfield Arts and Market Festival takes place from Thursday 27th until Saturday 29th October.  Highlights for the children however include the Garden of Light at Queens Park and with more lights than ever before, it is set to be the biggest and best so far!  There will be a traditional fun fair, free rides on the miniature train, fireworks and the traditional lantern parade on the Saturday night.

Bong Soon is a windy tale at Chesterfield Central Library on Thursday 27th October, with storytelling, live music, puppetry and wild, exuberant Korean humour swirl together into a heady, exhilarating performance style - it'll blow you away!

Why not climb our famous Crooked Spire as part of the Festival Tower Tours and let the little ones have a bird’s eye view of beautiful town from above.

Whatever your plans over the October Half term, enjoy yourself but make sure you save enough energy for Halloween and Bonfire Night coming next!

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