October’s upon us as is the scariest night of the year in which little witches and monsters will own the night hopped up on sugar and craving trick or treats. That’s right mums and dads it’s nearly Halloweeeeen *said in scary voice*
So here’s a little list of ghoultastic places to see and things to do with your little munchkins!
1. Spooky Mystery Trail, Forty Hall Estate, 30th October
Why not spend the day creeping around this grand estate collecting clues to solve a mystery, but beware there are some creepy characters lurking around! Once you’ve gathered all the hidden clues you can claim your pumpkin prize which can carve in the Forty Hall Barn ready to display and give your trick or treaters a fright.
2. Trick or Treating
Dress up in your scariest outfit and head out to visit your neighbours for some Trick or Treating fun, a custom performed by children all around the world. Parents you can join in too while chaperoning your little ones, after all we’re allowed to have some fun too.
3. A Horride Henry Halloween, Discover Children’s Story Centre, 29th-30th October
Take a trip to Stratford to the Discover Children’s Story Centre to spend the day with Horrid Henry and get up to some Halloween mischief.
4. Make a scary feast for dinner
Why not make dinner extra scary with a Halloween themed feast. You can find loads of fun recipes online which your little one’s can help make.
5. Pumpkin Festival, Willows Activity Farm, 22nd-30th October
Visit the animals at Willows Farm and take part in some fun activities from watching a fun show, going on a tractor ride and picking and carving your own pumpkin from Willows very own Pumpkin Patch.
6. Boo at the Zoo, London Zoo, 22nd-30th October
The animals at London Zoo will be gearing up for some scary fun with some Halloween themed activities, demonstrations and crafts. You can also take part in the pumpkin trail and meet some of London Zoo’s creepy occupants who come out to play on All Hallow’s Eve!
7. Steam & Scream, Epping Ongar Railway, 28th-31st October
Why not catch a ghost train from Epping Ongar Railway for a scary steam train ride, but beware of what lurks on at each stop as each station has been decked out with some ghoultastic decorations.
8. Spend the day at home getting creative with some spooky arts and crafts
Halloween doesn’t have to be spent out and about, you can have a chilled day at home getting creative with your little ones. Pinterest has some fun craft ideas for Halloween from spider wreaths to paper plate pumpkins, there’ll be plenty to keep your little monster entertained.
9. Halloween at Creepy Manor, Capel Manor Gardens, 24th-30th October
This is a great local Halloween event which we have been to two years in a row. There’s plenty to do from getting involved in some creepy crafting to being a guest at a spooky Halloween wedding, there will also be some creepy crawly creatures making an appearance. A great day out for the whole family.
This year I’ll be taking baby K to the Pumpkin Festival at Willows Farm for a fun day out, I’m also hoping to spend a day indoors creating some fun Halloween art to decorate the house with ready for all our little trick or treaters.
How will you be spending your Halloween?