Frightful Friday - things to do with the kids this Halloween

Our final Halloween post is all about keeping those kiddies entertained.

We've got a whole week ahead of us for the kids to laze about in their pj's and play Minecraft all week...

No, No, No! There's no need for that, there are tons of half term activities for the children to get their fangs into including countless Halloween activities and family fun days out - so there's no fear of festering like Uncle Fester - you can have loads of family fun out and about in your local area.

If you're in the Essex area pop in to our lovely friends at The Fableists Store during half term (October 27-31) for some Halloween crafts every day from 10:00 am-3:00 pm and for trick or treating on Friday, October 31st from 5:00-7:00pm,

Space at the table will be first come first served and they will only be able to run the craft activity of the day while supplies last. The shop is small, so you might have to wait your turn! Parents must accompany children. It’s free to participate but you can also make a voluntary donation to a local charity.

Daily activities at The Fableists store are as follows:

Monday October 27th: Make a paper ‘stained glass’ pumpkin to hang in a window

Tuesday October 28th: Decorate a lollipop ghost or spider

Wednesday October 29th: Make a ghost finger puppet

Thursday October 30th: Decorate a brown kraft paper bag for trick or treating

Friday October 31st: Make a skeleton or pumpkin balloon

There will also be Halloween colouring at all times.

…And don’t forget to come trick or treating between 5 and 7pm on Halloween night!

For more information, please call the shop at 01376 564 117. Address is 5A Church Street, Coggeshall, Essex CO6 1UF.

For all other people outside of Essex, the first thing to do is get researching for local family events nearby, but here's a selection we have discovered dotted about the UK - is one of them near you?


Kenilworth Castle - Ghosts & Ghouls (27th - 31st Oct 2014 11am-5pm)

Kenilworth Castle

Cadbury World - Halloween spooktacular (25th Oct - 2nd Nov)

Cadbury World

Dudley Canal Trust - Children's Halloween (30th Oct)

Severn Valley Railway - Ghost Train (25th, 30th & 31st Oct)

Warwick Castle - The Haunted Castle (25th Oct - 2nd Nov)

Sarehole Mill - Lotions & Potions (29th Oct) and Pumpkin Flotilla (30th-31st Oct)

Ragley hall, Alcester - Halloween fun & bonfire (25th - 31st Oct)

Ripley Castle - Haunted Halloween (25th - 31st Oct)

Fear in the Forest, Dalby - Halloween event (31st Oct from 5.30pm)

Fear in the Forest

Bolton Castle - Spooky spectacular (27th - 31st Oct)

Halloween at the Deep - Creepy critters trail & activities (25th Oct - 2nd Nov)

Stockeld park - Halloween adventure (25th Oct - 31st Nov)

Cannon Hall Farm - Pumpkin festival (25th Oct - 1st Nov)

Bowes Museum - Spooooooky Magic (28th - 31st Oct)

Shipley Art Gallery - Crafty halloween spooktacular (30th Oct 10am-2pm)

South East

Mead Open Farm - Freaky Fortnight (18th - 31st Oct)

Mead Open Farm

Old Town Hall, Hemel Hempstead - Halloween mosaic workshop (20th Oct 2pm or 4.30pm - age 8+)

Willows Farm  - Pumpkin festival (25th Oct - 2nd Nov)

Warner Bros Studio - Harry Potter Secrets behind the dark arts (17th Oct - 3rd Nov)

Butterfly world - Half term activities (25th Oct - 1st Nov)

Shuttleworth - Haunted Hanger (25th Oct - 2nd Nov)


Shuttleworth Swiss Garden - Halloween event (31st Oct - 1st Nov)

Bird of Prey centre - Hocus Pocus (27th Oct - 2nd Nov 11am or 2pm)

Basildon park - Myths & Monsters trail (25th Oct - 3rd Nov 10am - 5pm)

Mottisfont - Monstrous Mottisfont (25th Oct - 3rd Nov 10am - 5pm)

The Vyne  - Monster Ball (25th Oct - 2nd Nov)

Stowe - Pumpkin trail (24th Oct - 2nd Nov)

Scotney castle - Pumpkin Trail (27th Oct - 2nd Nov)

Knebworth - Pumpkin trail and treats (29th -31st Oct)

Knebworth House & gardens

Knebworth House & gardens

Legoland - Brick or treat (18th Oct - 3rd Nov)

Audley End - Halloween train ride (25th Oct - 1st Nov 2pm - 6.30pm)


ZSL London Zoo - Boo at the Zoo (26th Oct - 2nd Nov)

Epping Ongar railway - Ghost Train (30th - 31st Oct)

Discover Childrens Story Centre - Happy Halloween (30th - 31st Oct)

Greenwich market - Spooktacular fun (31st Oct)

Lauderdale House - Spooky trail (31st Oct)

The London Eye - Witch Academy (25th Oct - 1st Nov)

The London Eye

The London Eye

Madame Tussauds - Glamoween (25th Oct - 2nd Nov kids dressed in fancy dress go free)

Sea life - Pumpkin trail & Fish Witch (27th Oct - 2nd Nov)

Battersea Park childrens zoo - Pumpkin trail (25th Oct 10am) Halloween fun day (31st Oct 10am)

South West

Exeter - Underground passages (25th Oct - 2nd Nov 10am - 4.30pm)

Lizard Point - Scream it's Halloween (30th Oct 1pm - 3.30pm)

Woodlands - Halloween week (25th Oct - 2nd Nov)

Powderham Castle - Snakes & Lanterns (26th - 30th Oct)

Powderham Castle

South Devon Railway - Halloween express (31st Oct 6.30pm)

South Devon Railway

Sidmouth Donkey Sanctuary - Halloween extravaganza (25th - 31st Oct)

Dorset wildlife trust, The Kingcombe Centre  - Halloween Extravaganza (31st Oct 5pm-8pm)

Adventure wonderland - Monster Bash (31st Oct - 1st Nov 6.30pm - 10pm)

Corfe castle - Halloween Quest (25th Oct - 2nd Nov 10am-4pm)

Weymouth - Freaky streets (25th - 31st Oct)

Weymouth Freaky Streets

Monkey world - free entry for adults and children in fancy dress

Abbotsbury subtropical gardens - Halloween fun evenings (30th Oct - 1st Nov 5pm-8.30pm)


Bodiam Castle - Quest & crafts (25th Oct - 2nd Nov 11am-3pm)

Hope you have a spooktacular Halloween,

Love Little Flea x