HERE are some great places to visit in and around Andover this half term.

This year has flown by and the October half term is just around the corner, we know that it can be pretty difficult to decide what to do to entertain the kids this time of year, so let us help you out.

There are a number of spooky events in and around Andover this autumn, from ghost tours to arts and crafts.

Halloween half term will run from Monday, October 23 to Friday, October 27, giving you a week to enjoy these fun activities.

Here is a list of five activities in and around the town to enjoy this Halloween half term:

1. Bourne Valley Pick Your Own

Nothing says Halloween like a good pumpkin patch, and Andover is home to one of the best.

Bourne Valley Pick Your Own will be open from Friday, October 13 to Sunday, October 29, allowing for plenty of pumpkin-picking fun.

The farm has been operating in St Mary Bourne for 25 years, and its pumpkin patch is loved by people of all ages.

You can find more information here.

READ MORE: Six of the best pumpkin patches to visit in Hampshire

2. Finkley Down Farm 'Halloween Happenings'

Enjoy a "frightfully freaky time" at Finkley Down Farm this half term.

Visitors can experience many fun activities including meeting 'Zelda the Zombiecorn' and enjoying a dance at the Halloween disco.

The spooky event, which also features a Halloween Trail, is running from Friday, October 21 to Sunday, October 29.

You can find more information here.

3.  Cholderton 'Scare Breeds Farm'

What could be more fun for Halloween than visiting animals on a farm?

Cholderton Rare Breeds farm is offering a number of spooky activities this half term.

Children and adults who turn up in full fancy dress will receive a free child return ticket valid from the New Year, plus a free bag of animal food.

Visitors can meet the farm's "freaky friends" and grab some fabulous photos.

A wizards and witches broomstick-making workshop will be available to participate in, while a Halloween party is also available to book.

The main Halloween events will take place from Saturday, October 21 to Tuesday, October 31, while the Halloween party will take place on Saturday, October 28.

More information can be found here.

4. Owl-O-Ween at the Hawk Conservancy Trust

Prepare yourself and your little ones for a "wickedly spooktacular" family evening this Halloween at the Hawk Conservancy Trust.

Visitors can enjoy ghostly storytelling and marvel at the owls as they put on a beautiful flying display against the backdrop of moonlit grounds.

Visitors can follow spooky moonlit trails between the two flying displays of the evening and be introduced to a range of "mystical" owls from native Barn Owls to larger species such as Great Grey Owls and a Verreaux’s Eagle-Owl.

The event is running on Friday, October 27 and Saturday, October 28.

More information can be found here.

5. Whitchurch Silk Mill

The silk mill in Whitchurch is hosting a variety of Autumn half term activities from Tuesday, October 24 to Thursday, October 26, between 11am and 3pm.

Activities include making a pine cone owl or spider, weaving a mini autumn or Halloween scene and weaving a pumpkin basket.

Readers can find more information on the activities here.