With half term just a few weeks away, now is the time to start planning exciting activities to avoid hearing those infamous words…
“I’m bored, what are we doing today?!”
There are lots of spooky things going on to coincide with Halloween which will guarantee to entertain the little ones. We have picked some fun options for your family to enjoy this October.
Halloween Activities for the whole family this half term
Tulleys Farm, Crawley
Will be running their annual Shocktober Festival from the 1st – 31st October (5pm – 12pm) with live music, 8 haunted attractions, live actors, special effects and scary surprises. This is a great opportunity to dress up and soak up the spooky atmosphere. Suitable for 12 years and over.
There are a variety of ticket options starting from £10 per person. It is recommended to book tickets in advance via their website.
Tulleys Pumpkin & Spook Fest
For the younger children, Tulleys Pumpkin & Spook Fest is guaranteed to entertain. This will run between 15th – 30th October (10am – 4:30pm.) The Pumpkin Patch area will feature a number of activities and attractions. Join the witch and wizard, Hilda Hotchpotch and Wilfred Wagglewand at The Department of Halloween Headquarters for spooky stories, fearsome fancy dress and stacks of spine-tingling silly fun! Enjoy the live puppet shows, bumpy barrel ride, petrifying play area and more!
Adult & toddler ticket price from £8 and children from £12. It is recommended that you book tickets in advance.
Secretts at Milford
Are hosting their annual pumpkin week between 25th – 30th October. Head off on a fun bumpy tractor ride (small fee) to the pumpkin field where you can pick your own pumpkin (cost of the pumpkin is based on its size). Don’t forget to pack your wellies – the last couple of years that I have done this, the weather was stunning, bright blue sky and sunshine, but it was muddy underfoot – which the kids loved!
There will also be face painting and pumpkin biscuit decorating and for the parents – enjoy a coffee and cake at the café!
Mill Cottage Farm will also be at the Pick Your Own area on Friday 28th October – this is free and a lovely way for younger children to meet some very cute animals, they are even allowed to go into the pen to brush the sheep and goats.
RHS Garden Wisley
Here you can meet the animals of the night and learn lots of fascinating facts about bats. There are lots of fun and free activities available throughout half term (see below). With normal garden admission, you can just drop-in. This only excludes the pumpkin carving, where you will need to pay an additional £4 per child. It is essential to book this in advance and children must be 6 years plus and accompanied by an adult.
Activities are 10.30am – 12.30pm and 1.30 – 3.30pm:
Sat 22 & Sun 23 October: Make a bat finger puppet.
Mon 24 October: Sow and grow lavender cuttings to encourage insects and feed the bats.
Tues 25 October: Sow and grow spider plants!
Wed 26, Thurs 27 and Fri 28 October: Pumpkin carving. Times: 10.30am, 11.15am, noon, 1.30pm, 2.15pm & 3pm.
Wed 26 October: Make your own leaf hedgehog.
Thurs 27 October: Make your own felt acorn price £9.50. Children (3-17 years) £9.95 and Children (2 years) £8.30.
Fri 28 October: Make your own bat hat.
Sat 29 October: Bassistry Music. Times: 11am, noon, 1.30pm, 2.30pm .30pm, 2.30pm and 3.30pm.
Sun 30 October: Storytelling with Wassledine. Times: 11am, noon, 1.30pm, 2.30pm and 3.30pm.
Bocketts Farm near Leatherhead
From the 22nd to 30th October, Bocketts Farm is offering a range of fun and freaky activities including a Quiz Trail, Creepy Craft Corner and Reptile Road Show where you will have the opportunity to come face to face with some creepy crawlies!
Adult ticket £9.50. Children (3-17 years) £9.95 and Children (2 years) £8.30.