These are a few ofour favourite October things

The month where the clocks go back and you feel the darkness descending. Out come the Halloween trails, pumpkins and ghouls to lure us into winter. 

Trick or treat? 




High Lodge Farm PYO Pumpkin Patch and Spooky Trail

Will you dare? Yes! This trail will entertain and wear your children out in equal measure…what sorcery!

Top 5 countryside walks

Dust off your boots and get ready for some fabulous countryside stomps. Don’f forget to bring a bag for autumn treasures of fallen leave and conkers.

Oxford Round Table's Fireworks Display

Thinking of going Oxford’s biggest fireworks display at South Park on the 4th November? Use my 20% off code when booking:  LITTLEOXPLORERS2023 – valid until the end of October only! 

IF Oxford Science and Ideas Festival

Over 100 free mind-opening events in 32 different locations. Interactive, family-friendly and hands on. This is STEM at it’s finest!



check for hedgehogs before you light bonfires for Halloween or Bonfire Night. A bonfire is like a 5* hotel for a a hedgehog!



The Cheese Shed
The Cheese Shed

The Cheese Shed, purveyor of the finest doorstop toasties in the world! Fill up then walk it off in the beautiful Chilterns. Read more

Upper Heyford Playground
Upper Heyford Playground

A gated park with an epic adventure playground style main frame and a huge green. Easily a half day of fun here! Read more

Caper bookshop
Caper bookshop

Is it a bookshop? Well yes, but actually it's waaaaaaaaaay more. Step inside my friends... Read more

Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium
Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium

Fancy climbing into a massive guitar or walking through an ear? Maybe you want to explore space or experience the UK's biggest stand ... Read more

Chilterns walk and The Maker Space
Chilterns walk and The Maker Space

A circular walk that starts and ends at a café in a restored Grade 2 listed building with garden, craft store and craft workshops. ... Read more

The Oxfordshire Museum
The Oxfordshire Museum

Dinosaur heaven! Dress up, feed dinosaurs, visit the Jurassic garden...all from the safety of Woodstock! 🦖 Read more



Conkers! Now is peak conker time! Round ones, shiny ones, triple ones if you are really lucky! Find a bunch of fun conker activities here to enjoy with your little ones.