OCTOBERFEST Holiday Club Brings Half Term Halloween Fun to a New Venue
OCTOBERFEST is here! We’re oh-so autumn ready and excited about our half term Holiday Club!
This October we’re thrilled to be joining forces with Greenbank Preparatory School and Day Nursery in Cheadle Hulme. Situated in gorgeous (and extensive!) grounds about a mile away from Cheadle Hulme Village, Greenbank gives us even MORE space to do what we do best at our holiday clubs – have FUN! While OCTOBERFEST is running at this exciting new venue in 2023, our hope is to offer this venue alongside our usual provision in 2024, allowing us to invest in even bigger and better school holiday fun! Hurrah!

Everything you know and love about our popular OCTOBERFEST remains the same – but with some exciting additional extras! We’ve got dedicated activity rooms, exciting indoor sports facilities and most importantly MORE space for even more fun!
We’ve got a bumper crop of activities planned to keep the kids busy this half term! With autumn’s arrival and Halloween on the horizon, we’ve plenty of treats and a few tricks (of the educational sort) up our sleeves, for kids of all ages.

Autumn is a special time of year to be outdoors. A chance to connect with nature and thoroughly enjoy being outside whatever the weather. With warmer outfits on (or even waterproofs and wellies), autumn becomes a treasure trove of coloured leaves, conkers and pinecones! Greenbank’s grounds are a gold mine of autumn exploration - just perfect for us nature nuts. With a wild area (that makes our nature loving hearts sing), an adventure trail (yippee) and the BIG field (excited squeal), we can’t wait to get out exploring! Our outside fun won’t stop there though. With access to a full netball, basketball and tennis court, two all-weather pitches, a pavilion AND even an outdoor theatre, the truth is being outside never looked so good!

Yet, if the weather has other ideas, we will benefit from plenty of indoor space including the Science and Art rooms, Media Suite and the Sports Hall Yep, we’ll still be tiring them out with plenty of physical challenges alongside the crafting and chill out zones – the perfect half term holiday!

OCTOBERFEST of course includes all our Halloween themed activities! All designed to add a little spooky fun into the mix, we are sure to thrill your little monsters (ahem), munchkins this October half term. Don’t worry, our Halloween fun isn’t filled with fright, just lots of fun. It’ll charm the socks off everyone from toddler to teen. Want to know what to expect? Here’s our eerie-sistable line up.

OCTOBERFEST Will Be Going Practically Wild With a Focus on Fire

It’s no secret that we love a campfire - is there anything more exciting or magical than being outdoors and enjoying the crackling sounds of the fire and campfire cooking fun? We’ll learn how to make fires with flint and steel and try our hand at baking forest buns - and of course we’ll be enjoying the obligatory hot chocolates and marshmallows that EVERYONE loves around the flames.

Fire brings a sense of outdoorsy adventure to our camps and sparks everyone’s imaginations whatever their age. With a nod to Halloween, we’ll be telling some (friendly) spooky stories and doing our all-time favourite sweetie hunts. We might be saying goodbye to the summer weather, but we are saying ‘hello’ to mud pie making, bug hunting, den building, tree climbing and leaf jumping! Phew. We can’t wait to wrap up warm and enjoy it!

It’s the Season for Lots of Hands-on-Creepy-Craft Fun!

Thanks to all the fab facilities at Greenbank, we can spread our craft wings out and indulge our inner artist with dedicated spaces (and rooms – gasp) for all types of brilliant crafty creations!

We’ve added a little Halloween-y twist on crafts that the kids are sure to get a cackle out of! Whether they choose to make their crafts scary, adorable, or just plain silly, we’ve got a fa-boo-lous line-up of ideas to keep little (and big hands) busy this October.

We’ll be collecting leaves to make painted vampire bats, making ghost garlands, DIY spiders webs, monstrous masks and other creepy crafts that can double as décor to bring home! We’ll be tracing, stencilling, painting, and crafting galore. Of course, we’ll be adding pumpkin carving to our crafty line up too! It’s going to be jam packed with hands on fun and guaranteed to get everyone into the spirit of the season.
We know it’s going to be epic!

Mysterious and Spooky, Altogether Ooky and a Little Bit Gloopy - Messy Fun!

That’s right we’ll be plunging our hands into all the ooey gooey stuff that gets everyone grinning from ear-to-ear. It’s scarily good messy fun with that all important yuck factor!

Glitter glow in the dark slime, ectoplasm, fluffy foam, or scented slime we’ve got the most delightfully disgusting gunk and gunge to keep everyone happy - erm eye-ball slime anyone?

With fizzing potions and gunk galore, this is sensory science-y fun that you’ll be glad not to do at home! (Oh, how we love those teachable science behind the slime moments).

Leave the mess (and the eurghs) to us!

Hallowscream if You Want to party!

OCTOBERFEST Halloween party is on the Friday 27th October.

There’s no better way to celebrate this Halloween with our spooky-not-scary Halloween bash!

It’s a frightfully fun way to get into the party spirit. Dig out your fake fangs or grab your witch’s broomstick and dress up in your best scary or silly Halloween costume! If you’ve got it, HAUNT it!

Our devilish disco might see you ghost-busting some moves or showing your best spooky street dance. We’ve spooktacular games, ghoulish glitter and so much mwa ha haaaaaaa in store! We’re super excited to get our hands on the indoor stage, lighting and sound system at Greenbank, it’s just perfect for all our phantom inspired fun!

What better way to celebrate this spooky season. It’s going to be a Hallow-scream!


Okay we admit it, OCTOBERFEST is the scarily easy way to guarantee your kids have a blast this half-term. Our venue might be a bit different, but OCTOBERFEST will be just as awesome as always. We’re thrilled to have Greenbank all to ourselves this half term, it not only gives us a chance to stretch our heads, shoulders, knees and toes, it also gives us plenty of indoor space if the British weather is up to its usual tricks!

If our OCTOBERFEST line up sounds spellbindingly good and you’d like your child to join in the action BOOK NOW
If you’d like to find out more about the practical magic we can bring to your family please get in touch.
Call 07581 156684 or email sophie@practicallyfamily.co.uk