5 Great October Holiday & Halloween Activities

Visit East Lothian | Wednesday 10th October 2018 9:00am

It’s the October school break and East Lothian has loads of seasonal activities to keep the whole family entertained from now until Halloween.

Quest for Oz

An illuminated augmented reality adventure at Drummohr House, nr Musselburgh. 

The Yellow Brick Road has been left in tatters and we call upon your help to rebuild the road and reunite Oz.  Collect the Yellow Bricks that the Scarecrow, the Tin Man and the Lion have saved, as you journey through a fantastical world.  Step into the Bubble Garden of Glinda the Good, experience the Carnival of Dreams, Lose yourself in the Mind Maze, meet the marvellous Professor Marvel and test your courage in the Blue Witch Badlands.  

From 4th -28th October, visit here for more information.

Our young digital ambassador, Charlotte M Photography had the opportunity to try out the quest.


Spooktacular Event

Join East Links Family Park, Dunbar for a spooktacular event.  Fun for all the family includes haunted house, boo corner, ghost train, face painting, fancy dress and much more.  Pick your own pumpkin from the field and head over to the workshop where you can design and carve your own pumpkin. 

From 13th-22nd October & 27th & 28th October. 


Reach for The Skies

Take flight with bird-themed family activities at the National Museum of Flight, East Fortune.  Attractions for all ages include crafts, science demonstrations, storytelling and bird of prey displays.  

From 15th -21st October , visit here for more information. 


Go Outside

October is a great month to bird watch in East Lothian with many birds migrating between breeding grounds and wintering areas.  Slavonian grebes can be seen at a number of places along our coast in the west of the county. Ferny Ness at Longniddry, or off the sea wall at Levenhall Links are good sites to see them. They occasionally turn up on the boating pond at Levenhall as well as other inland waters.

Knot, and other waders,  can be seen feeding at low tide at the water’s edge – the Tyne and Esk estuaries are good spots. As the tide comes in they’ll be forced to find quiet roosts along the coast. Again, Levenhall is promising and the Bird Reserve there is always worth a visit at high tide. 

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The Stoats Creepy Crawl 

Newhailes House & Garden, Musselburgh are hosting a weekend of family fun with the Stoats Creepy Crawl.  Follow the spooky trails, solve puzzles and try your hand at Apple Dooking, Grave Grabbing and the Enormous Neep Heap before you get guising and win a prize!

On 27th & 28th October, visit here for more information.