Looking for some super-fun days out this Halloween? We have some hair-raising ideas that your kids will love.
Scary Stories on the London Eye
The Coca-Cola London Eye is taking Halloween to scary new heights with the ultimate series of Spooky Storytime events this October, with delicious treats being supplied by Hotel Chocolat.
The attraction will host a brand new 30-minute experience in one of their world-famous capsules. Designed with both kids and adults in mind, an eccentric storyteller will lead guests through four ghostly legends based around London and its history, with the trick being that one of them isn’t real. It’s then up to the guests to decide which story they believe to be true!
All guests will leave the experience with an exclusive goodie bag filled with Halloween Hotel Chocolat treats. The Spooky Storytime experience is available to book on the 23rd, 24th, 25th, 26th and 31st October. With one capsule every hour from 2pm each day.
The London Eye Halloween Spooky Storytime, from £35 for an adult and child, £17.50pp for any additional people, all adults must be accompanied by a child, price includes: Spooky Storytime experience; Hotel Chocolat Halloween goodie bag; one 30-minute rotation and Fast Track entry.
For more information and prices and to book tickets, go to londoneye.com/whats-on/halloween
Spooky Afternoon Tea
Just in time for half term Roast Restaurant in Borough Market will be turning their much-loved classic afternoon tea into a spooky Halloween-inspired version. For just £25 per person, guests can indulge in an array of Halloween-themed sweet treats including spiced pumpkin cake and a decadent chocolate witch’s hat, alongside classic savoury delights such as smoked salmon and crème fraîche and roast beef, watercress and mustard finger sandwiches.
The scones have also had a spooky Halloween makeover, infused with charcoal in honour of the season. Complementing the experience is a selection of 13 teas and infusions, from apple and cranberry to Japanese sencha and organic camomile flowers. Available daily from midday – 6pm, in the light and airy restaurant, overlooking the historic market To book and for more information please visit www.roast-restaurant.com/whats-on.
Boogie Monsters Disco
Join Boogie Monsters, the UK’s award- winning LIVE rock and pop band for children, as they bring their fun and interactive daytime gigs to you with a Halloween twist.
Let the Boogie Monsters guys and ghouls entertain you and your little monsters at their ‘toadally eerie-sistible’ Haunted Halloween family gig in Woolwich.
Come and enjoy a spooky musical ‘monster mash’ up of Halloween themed chart hits, rocked up action songs and funky nursery rhymes, played by their brilliant professional musicians, with electric guitars, keyboard and drums, and brought to life with colourful props, bubbles, dance moves and more!
Fancy dress is optional, but kids are encouraged to wear a Halloween costume if they want to. Doors open at 3.30pm and the performance will begin at 3.45pm and last for 60 minutes. Get your inflatable guitars and flashing wands ready to rock!
For more information and to book check out boogiemonsters.co.uk
Hair-raising fun Halloween Fun at Chessington
For a great day trip head to Chessington World of Adventures. With hair-raising fun for all the family, untangle the web of lies with the launch of brand-new attraction, Spyders, plus the award-winning Creepy Caves Unearthed – Chessington’s scariest attraction.
This year also sees the return of Trick or Treat Wood and the Haunted Howl’o’ween Live Show, as well as rides in the dark. There’s also a series of spooky animal shows and a daily fancy dress competition all included in your ticket, which start from just £29.50 per person, if booked online at chessington.com five days in advance, with children under the age of three getting in for FREE.
Brick or Treat at Legoland
This autumn, the spooktacular Brick or Treat returns to the LEGOLAND® Windsor Resort. New for 2019, Lord Vampyre’s Brick or Treat takes place from 17 October to 2 November, complete with six nights of dazzling LEGO® themed fireworks shows.
This Brick or Treat, LEGOLAND’s newest resident monster; the fang-tastic Lord Vampyre, is throwing the ultimate Halloween party. Little ones are invited to get stuck into a host of spooky LEGO activities throughout the Brick or Treat season, including October half term. There will be plenty of fun for the whole family with LEGOLAND’s awesome rides, shows and attractions to enjoy and the chance to join Lord Vampyre and his monster friends at the topsy-turvy new Haunted House Monster Party ride.
On 19/20 and 25/26 October and 1/2 November, the skies will light up with a truly spectacular 3D fireworks display, celebrating Lord Vampyre’s favourite day of the year – Halloween! Plus with 3D glasses, families will see the fireworks explode into thousands of tiny LEGO bricks* Families can visit legoland.co.uk for more information.
Sweet Treats at Fortnums
For the ultimate sweet Halloween treat head to Fortnums. The Parlour is the perfect destination to indulge and try the Halloween Sundae if you dare…made with Bickfield Farm mint chocolate chip ice cream, spooky spirulina, raspberry sauce, Chantilly and charcoal powder, each finished with Fortnum’s very own Halloween sugar decorations.
With over 19 flavours of ice creams and sorbets, kids (and adults!) alike can customise their creations with hundreds of topping options, from sauces to sprinkles, it’s sure to solve any resting Witch faces.
Little witches and wizards will love this wand crafting class at Gunnersbury Park Museum. Create your own ‘Harry Potter’ style wand using a range of wood carving tools. Under the guidance of a talented woodcarver, you’ll be able to carve your own magical wand to take home. This workshop is designed for a child and their accompanying adult to learn wood crafting skills and make a wand together.
Please note that both children and adults will need to purchase tickets for the workshop as they will be learning and working together to create the wood craft. Suitable for children aged 8+