Halloween fun is back on in 2021! Away from the trick or treating, here’s our guide to some horrific Halloween things to do for all your little monsters.
As well as our round up of things to wear, how to decorate and what to eat, there are loads of Halloween things to do in and around London for kids of all ages.
Halloween in the City
Dress up and run 5k in aid of Maggie’s. Places are £26.50 and everyone who signs up gets a Halloween outfit, running number and limited-edition medal. Maggie’s provides free practical, emotional and social support to people with cancer and their family and friends, following the ideas about cancer care originally laid out by Maggie Keswick Jencks. 28th October, Paternoster Square.
There’s fangtastic fun for all ages at Paulton’s this October. The bravest can try new rides such as Stormchaser and The Cyclonator at Tornado Springs, which will also have a spooky makeover. Peppa Pig World will be transformed and you’ll see Grandpa Pig’s ‘World’s Biggest Pumpkin’ on display. And don’t forget Mr Skinny Legs, the spider!
Pick Your Own Pumpkin
Instead of a trip to the supermarket, head to Surrey to pick your own pumpkin. Every autumn, Crockford Bridge Farm opens its Pumpkin Market. Covid saw bookable tickets, which may help with the crowds that can gather.
Spooktacular Steam Trains
All aboard the Halloween express at Audley End Railway in Saffron Waldon. Chug deep into the woodland to meet the witches and their monsters. They’ll entertain, cast spells and even perform some dances. On your return, visit Belinda, the Fortune Telling Witch, and then onto the Wizards. The trip is suitable for even the tiniest of monsters.
Choose your distance, gather your bravest guys and ghouls to make up a team or go it alone if you dare to walk along London’s spooky streets. Dress to distress and the creepy dungeon keepers at The Oval start and finish will meet, greet, and shock. Once you escape there’s ghostly looped routes with zombie rest stops, and if you manage to get back in one piece there’s a macabre medal, a glass of the Devil’s fizz, some horrific hot food and drink –and a souvenir bobble hat to ward off the spirits as you head off. Choose from 10k, half marathon or full marathon distances all in aid of Great Ormond Street Hospital. Entrance fees apply with discounts for 12 to 16-year-olds.