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What to do in October?!

So, October is here and while many of us are starting to think about Christmas festivities, for those looking for one last break away here are our top picks for a fun day or weekend away this month! We’re a big fan of the traditional British seaside town and with miles and miles of fantastic illuminations to gaze at as you wander along with your fish & chips in hand, who wouldn’t want to visit Blackpool?! The illuminations are on right now through until Sunday 8th November. Dare you enter the Scare Maze or ride the attractions in the dark? Alton Towers Scarefest takes place from 17th October until 1st November and is a great choice for a spooky day out. For an even spookier experience, head to East Lancashire railway as they are running Halloween ghost trains from 29th October to 31st October. At Dartmoor National Park you will find a great geocaching event…and if you’ve never heard of this before, it’s a non-competitive treasure hunt with your smartphone. Taking place on Wednesday 28th October, we think this will be a great day out for all the family to enjoy! If you are anywhere near Devon, head to Pennywell Farm for their October half term ‘Pumpkin week’. Includes pumpkin olympics, longest pumpkin throw and a pumpkin and spoon race (which we need to see pics of, should any of you go along!) Bristol Zoo are holding their Halloween festival with fancy dress, face painting, a ghost trail and ‘creepy animal encounters’ all through half-term but if you fancy watching some fantastic fireworks get yourselves along to Lightwater Valley on Saturday 24th or Sunday 25th October as they are holding their ‘Fantastic Fireworks’ weekend, followed by a Halloween celebration the weekend after, with fancy dress competitions and arts & crafts. And finally, of course, there is the Motorhome & Caravan Show at Birmingham NEC from Monday 13th to Sunday 18th October which all of us here from Specialised Covers will be attending. If you are visiting, make sure you come along and see us in Hall 18, stand 18-11, not only will we talk you through the benefits of protecting and preserving your caravan but you can get great discounts off the products too!