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Yes we are well and truly into October now, which means that thoughts of Halloween aren’t too far away. With the half term school break coming up soon as well, it’s not surprising that we should find lots of spooky events going on around that time of the month.

One of the best examples of this is the Howl-o-ween event that is taking place at the Cotswolds Wildlife Park over the half term break. With a name like that you know it will be good fun to see!

Indeed if you fancy spending a few days in the Cotswolds on a well earned break, you may want to start looking for some Cotswolds cottages to stay in while you are there. This would leave you free to visit the Cotswolds Wildlife Park for a day, while still giving you time to explore some other areas of the Cotswolds as well. You also have the choice of spending either the whole week away or perhaps just a long weekend. Either way it gives you the chance to unwind and wear out the kids for a bit! You can always look out for late hotels or last minute breaks if you can’t find anything at first glance.

The Howl-o-ween event runs from Saturday 22nd October right through to Monday 31st October, taking in Halloween itself as well as the whole of the half term break. It gives you a lot to look forward to: including a pumpkin trail through the park as just one of the highlights the kids will delight in getting involved with. As you might expect there will also be the opportunity to do some face painting, so you can all get made up as your favourite spooky Halloween character.

Of course you can also explore the rest of the park during your visit. It is definitely worth allowing a whole day and since the park opens at 10am you can get there early and enjoy every minute you have to explore the park. You may not be eager to see the snakes and the other inhabitants of the reptile house, but there are plenty of other spooky goings on to be aware of as well.

The park is superbly easy to find as well, since it is located right in the heart of the best parts of the Cotswolds. If you find Cotswolds accommodation anywhere near Burford you won’t have far to travel at all. The M5 runs north to south to the west of the park, while the M40 runs to the east of it. The M4 also runs along the bottom so you can see it is easy to reach no matter which direction you are coming from. Other delights of the Cotswolds including Chipping Norton, Cheltenham and Cirencester aren’t far away either, so you can see it puts you in an area that has a lot to offer.

So are you brave enough to be part of Howl-o-ween at the Cotswolds Wildlife Park this year?