Saturday 7th October 2023

Gillingham Carnival

Traditional carnival events including processions, fun fair and stalls.

Gillingham Carnival Week #5

Saturday 21st October – Sunday 29th October 2023  October Half Term

The Tank Museum, Bovington

Half Term fun for the whole family to enjoy! Kids’ activities, new exhibition, soft play, and more. 

The Tank Museum brings the story of tanks and their crews to life. Experience the biggest day out in history with 100 years of history, 300 tanks, kids activities, and more at Dorset’s largest indoor attraction.

Join us in October Half Term for The South West Model Show – Autumn Edition

Saturday 21st & Sunday 22nd October 2023

Autumn Colours Weekend – Sherborne Castle

Explore acres of impressive gardens beside the lake and witness the spectacular autumn colours all around you. The tea rooms are open for drinks and a light lunch or cream tea and our gift shop is open for a souvenir of your visit.

Saturday 21st – Sunday 29th October 2023

Sherborne Castle Children’s Autumn Pumpkin Trail

Join our family fun trail in the garden this Autumn. Follow the trail around the garden discovering pumpkins and solving the clues along the way. Prizes will be available from the ticket box at the end of the trail.


Halloween Ghost Tours
Listen to spooky and sinister stories about the museum, its buildings and exhibits, whilst touring the museum.