Sunday 30 September 2018

The Month Ahead - October 2018

Welcome to October's The Month Ahead. The clock's go back at the end of this month which means longer nights – perfect for Halloween! Let's have a look at some of the traditional feasts and festivals, events and exhibitions that are happening around the UK this month.

1st-6th October - Truro Trend. See the latest fashions and grab some great deals in local shops as fashion and beauty takes over Truro. Don't miss the catwalk display in Truro Cathedral.

11th-15th October – Walk Scilly Weekend. Choose one of the islands and find a walk to suit you. Find out about the history, wildlife and the way of life on these beautiful islands.

12th October - 4th November - Ramster Garden, Chiddingfold, Surrey. The autumn opening of the gardens includes maples, sculptures and a tranquil lake.

12th-14th October - Hertford Food and Drink Festival. Across the weekend take part in cookery classes, buy at the farmers' market and indulge at the street food stalls.

13th and 20th October - Ocean Film Festival, Bristol. Dive into a selection of sea themed films with tales of surfers, rowers and marine life.

13th-31st October – Screamland, Margate. Dreamland is turned into the horror filled Screamland each October with 7 mazes and rides to go on. Not for the faint-hearted!

24th October - Victorian Schoolroom Experience, Reading Museum. Step back in time and feel what it was like to learn the '3Rs'.

25th October - 4th November - Whitby Abbey. The setting of Bram Stoker's vampire novel Dracula is the perfect place to enjoy Halloween. The Abbey will be illuminated in the evening plus there will be special spooky events for the children.

26th October - Fulham Palace Museums at Night. As part of the October Museums at Night Festival Fulham Palace will be going back in time for a Tudor Treasure Hunt. Solve the puzzles while encountering bishops, thieves and queens!

26th-27th October - Colchester Oktoberfest. The great German beer festival comes to Essex with traditional Bavarian entertainment, food and drink.

All events are subject to change. Please check with the organisers before travelling.

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