October half-term activities

Date and Time

Date(s) - 25/10/2021 - 29/10/2021
10:00 am - 3:00 pm


We know how important peer support is for other parents; to meet other parents going through similar experiences, challenges and successes, and helping to reduce feelings of isolation and increase the support for you and your family. Remember we have a number of different support groups across the region, which you are able to attend.

We are also really pleased to offer a range of events over the October half-term, where you will be able to meet other families and develop new friendships.

We are also looking at piloting some monthly walking groups for parents across the region. This will be about YOU, giving YOU time to meet other parents, focusing on YOUR self care while YOU enjoy the nature and the great outdoors. Locations and activities can be decided by the group.

For more information about the locations of each event below and to reserve a place, please email us.

Walk Country Park – Cornwall

Rachel Sayer and Emily Parker from Adopt South West invite you to join them on a walk:

  • Monday 25 October from 10.00am

We will be meeting at at 10.00am. We will be walking through the park to the beach and the duck pond for a scavenger hunt and pebble painting. We will then walk back and have a picnic, so please bring your own and a blanket to sit on.

For more information and to reserve a place, please email us.

Family Farm Day – Devon (FULLY BOOKED)

Family Farm Day with organicARTS:

  • Tuesday 26 October from 10.30am to midday

Kevin and Jo from organicARTS have been running Family Farm Days for the last few years. The days are a mix of farm exploring, creativity and play are very popular.

Families at the Farm with organicarts is back this half term with an Apple Pressing event. You can will exploring the orchard, harvesting apples, making apple people and pressing juice.

This is a half day session and places are limited. Most children who come are between three years to 12 years. For more information and to book a space, please either email or text 07871 260009.

Play and picnic in the park – Somerset

Come and join Maria and Kim from Adopt South West for a play and picnic

  • Tuesday 26 October between 11.00am to 2.00pm

This event is open to all ages of families with adopted children. It will be an opportunity to meet other families and there will be two staff members from Adopt South West present. We will meet at the café in the park at 11.00am. Kim Rendell and Maria Osbourne will be there to great you.

There are toilets in the park including an accessible toilet. There are two play areas as well as an outdoor gym, a large naturally fed pond and plenty of space for ball games. There is also a water re-fill station in the park.

Bring your own blankets and picnics. Please dress for the weather – warm coats or waterproofs and wellies! If your children have their favourite ball game, why not bring it along? As long as they are happy to share.

We look forward to meeting you all. Please let us know if you can make it by sending your names and contact details to our mailbox.

Family Fun Day – Somerset

Please come and join Adopt South West for a relaxed day of family fun:

  • Wednesday 27 October from 10.00am to 2.00pm

Family fun in a purpose-built yard with four horses, and several goats, chickens and dogs who live at the yard.

There is opportunity to do some activities such as:

  • help with the gardening and jobs around the yard
  • woodwork – make something to take home
  • to interact with the horses and other animals
  • walk around the fields and spot some of the wildlife
  • toast marshmallows on the fire
  • play parachute games

This is a family day and although there will be members staff around to help with activities, we encourage you to take part in the activities together.

Please dress to get mucky or wet with wellies and coats, in case it rains! Please bring you own lunch.

There is plenty of parking and directions will be sent out to you on booking.

The day is being funded by Adopt South West. Book now and be quick as places are limited.

For more information and to reserve a place, please email us.

Autumn walk – Devon

Please come and join Sophie Halliday and Louise Copp for an autumn walk

  • Wednesday 27 October from 2.00pm

Please meet at 2.00pm outside the main entrance (where you pay) and remember your wellies and waterproofs. The children can often get muddy, so a change of clothes might be needed! Also you will need change for the car park.

For more information and to reserve a place, please email us.

As numbers have been low at previous events; please email us in advance to book your place as we may cancel if there is a lack of interest.

Walk (optional fancy dress) – Devon

Please come and join Rebecca Cole and Joanne Peel for a fancy dress (optional) walk

  • Thursday 28 October 10.00am to 1.00pm

Rebecca and Joanne will meet you outside the café at 10.00am, they will be dressed for Halloween, as witches, and will have a chocolate treat for your children. Please let us know if your children have any allergies. All witches, wizards and goblins are welcome!

For more information and to reserve a place, please email us.

Family Halloween Fun Day – Somerset

Please come and join Adopt South West for an action-packed Halloween Fun Day:

  • Thursday 28 October from 10.00am to 3.00pm

Beautiful surroundings with a nature area, animal section, and a forest activity area. Come with your children to meet other adoptive families and enjoy an action-packed day of fun and spooky outdoor activities.

There will be time for the children to meet and learn about the animals and of course fun and spooky outdoor activities, including pumpkin carving, marshmallow toasting!

Bring a picnic if you like – an undercover option will be available depending on the weather.

The cost is £15 per child and will be collected on the day.

For more information and to reserve a place, please email us.

Walking get together – Torbay

Jane Turner and Frankie Ward from Adopt South West invite parents and children to a Walking Get Together

  • Friday 29 October 2021 at 10.30am to 1.30pm 

We thought we could start off by having a look at the art and then go for a walk, using our cameras – phone or otherwise – to make some art of our own.

For those of us who want to make something, we are bringing a Rock Painting Kit (rocks and paint supplied!). We will meet at the gallery and end up at the café where we can have a snack and a drink or find a spot to eat our sandwiches.

Bring warm clothes and dress for the weather.

Car parking (£3.50 – £4.00)

To reserve a place, please email us.