10 Things to Do This Halloween

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Ghost Hunts, Hair-Raising Crafts, Pirates, Pumpkins and more!

Give your little monsters a frightful treat with our list of the top 10 spookiest Halloween activities in London.


Head to Hyde Park in your scariest costume for a host of free creepy crawly activities, from bug hunting and learning about bats to Halloween crafts and storytelling. (24-26th)


Take part in ghostly discussions, spine-chilling games and hair-raising craft activities at the Multisensory Halloween Workshop at the Museum of Brands. (24-26th)


Unlock the spirits of Tower of London’s past on a family-friendly ghost hunt trail. While exploring the Tower, watch for ghostly apparitions—a fleeting wisp of white, a Tudor gown, or historical figures like a medieval queen and Roman soldier. A ruined garden holds hidden spirits waiting to be uncovered. This family-friendly adventure is designed to spook but not to terrify.

Grab a trail guide, keep track of the ghosts you spot, and remember, you may see them, but they don’t see you… (21-29th)


Jump on your broomstick and venture into Knebworth Gardens for a Halloween Adventure. Play eerie Halloween games, explore spooky sculptures, and create your own magical mini broomstick. Bring a decorated pumpkin for a chance to win spine-tingling prizes and indulge in Halloween treats at the Garden Terrace Tea Room. (24-26th)


Have some spooky fun in the atmospheric setting of the Chiltern Open Air Museum’s historic buildings and woods. Dive into activities, crafts, and spell-binding storytelling. See the spooky horse, toast marshmallows by the fire and brave the eerie woodland walk as fire-breathing displays light up the night! Don’t forget to come in fancy dress. (27th October)


Head to Hobbledown Heath for a whole host of frightful activities, including Einstein’s Experiments, a Halloween Monster Ball, pumpkin hunts and special extras like the Build a Bat Workshop, Ghost Hunter Laser Tag, the Hobble’ween Trick or Treat Trail, and Spooky Slime Workshops. (21st-29th October)


Join the pirate storytellers at the Golden Hinde for a Gory Stories Tour, full of dark and spine-chilling tales from history. This family-friendly tour promises a captivating and horrifying journey into the ship’s mysterious and gruesome past, an experience like no other. (23-28th)


Get creepily creative at the Pitzhanger Manor art workshop and take home your very own Halloween creature. (29th)


Explore the bone-chilling dusk-to-darkness light trail in Blenheim Palace’s illuminated haunted woods and Secret Garden. Start your eerie journey early with the little ones, stride boldly through the shadows later with older kids, and brace yourself for some seriously hair-raising scares tailored for adults! (20-29th)


Rattle your bones at the Big Fish Little Fish Hackney Halloween Spooktacular, with DJs, crafts, bubbles, balloons and a baby chillout area. (28th)

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