ARE you stuck for what to do when the children are off school for half term?

Here are the best Halloween and autumn-themed activities for you and your family to try.

Whether it is woodland walks or farmyard fun you are interested in, there is sure to be something for you.

Brighton Science Festival is holding a whole host of events, including an Ugly Animal Roadshow at Friends Meeting House in Ship Street on Wednesday between 2pm and 5pm.

Biologist and science presenter Simon Watt will be celebrating the incredible biology of the animal kingdom’s most monstrous species.

Art and craft enthusiasts can take part in creating fake blood, slime and even a rocket throughout half-term in various locations around the city.

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Bee In The Woods, a newly opened forest school in Portslade, is holding two family holiday events, on October Wednesday and on November 1 between 10.30am and 1pm.

Parents and children can explore the woodland camp, play in the mud, swing in the trees, laze in hammocks, take part in crafts and drink tea among the trees.

A campfire cook-up will be a big part of the sessions, with seasonal treats included, as well as the chance to make something to take home.

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Pick your own pumpkins in Sompting from today until October 28 between 9.30am and 4pm.

There will be wheelbarrows to push, Halloween crafts, fun activities and even a friendly witch family.

Entry and parking is free, with pumpkins costing from £3.

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From Monday to October 28, Blackberry Farm Park in Whitesmith, near Lewes, will be holding a “Not-So-Scary” Halloween Week, with half-price entry for all children who arrive in fancy dress.

Youngsters can enjoy pumpkin carving, craft sessions, story time, face painting, a spooky egg hunt and a scarecrow trail.

Pumpkins will also be on sale.

Middle Farm in West Firle has a daily schedule involving scary mask-making, pig feeding and small animal handling from tomorrow to October 28.

Entry costs £6 per person, and under-threes go free.

Millbrook Garden Centre in Crowborough is inviting people to come and meet an array of owls throughout the day on Tuesday.

Tickets cost £6.50 and include a bird mask, spooky tattoo and drink.

Pick your own mushrooms on Ashdown Forest Centre’s fungi walks, also on Tuesday, at 11am and 2pm for £6 per family. You can book a place on either walk by emailing

If history is your thing, head to Newhaven Fort for a tour of its tunnels with scary live characters and an immersive Blitz experience, where you will feel what it was like to be caught in an air raid during the Second World War.

There are drop-in craft sessions daily from tomorrow to October 29, which are included in the admission price.

Amberley Museum and Heritage Centre is having a Witching and Wizarding Week from tomorrow to October 28.

Visit the wand maker, brew potions, have flying lessons on your own broom and follow the Halloween trail.

Get a free sweet treat if you go dressed as a witch or wizard.