Looking for some fun ways to keep the kids entertained this October half term? There are plenty of Halloween themed events going on in Surrey and we have listed a few to help you start planning now…
East Clandon, Guildford, Surrey, GU4 7RT
Hatchlands Park is a perfect place to enjoy the great outdoors this Autumn, there are trails through the park and woodland, children’s activities including leaf rubbing , as well as exploring the Wizard Wix’s Willow Warren – a natural adventure area featuring hand-crafted willow tunnels, a totem pole, domes and balance beams, wood piles for den building and a tree house.
Opening Times: 10:00 – 17:00
Price (whole property): Adult: £10. Child: £5.
Price (parkland only): Adult £6.30 Child: £3.15
Entry for National Trust members is free.
RHS Garden Wisley, Woking, Surrey, GU23 6QB
Delve into the world of creepy creatures with lots of fun activities, such as making a wooden spider and a 3D ladybird – there’s something to do every day at Wisley from 21st – 29th October!
Activities are free with normal garden admission, unless you opt for the pumpkin carving (25th, 26th, 27th October. Times: 10.30am, 11.15am, noon, 1.30pm, 2.15pm & 3pm), where you will need to book in advance and costs £4 per child (in addition to the garden admission). Children must be 6 years or older for pumpkin carving and must be accompanied by an adult. Click here to book a place.
Hampton Court Palace, Hampton Court Palace, East Molesey, KT8 9AU
Hampton Court Palace is one of England’s haunting hotspots and on 31st October it is hosting three ghost tours – one for the family at 6.30pm, one for adults at 7.30pm and a late-night event for the very brave at 10.30pm.
This event is a 1¼ to 1½ hours evening walking tour hearing stories of ghostly apparitions and paranormal activity at Hampton Court Palace. The minimum age requirement is 8 years and a maximum of 3 children per accompanying adult.
This Halloween, for one night only, Hampton Court Palace will hold an exclusive late night tour that will take you further into the deepest and darkest secrets of the palace.
Book now to be chilled by tales of the Grey Lady and Phantom Bear as you explore the creepy corridors…
Family Tour Price: £14, £7 (child)
Adult Tour Price: £27.50
Halloween late night special ticket Price: £35.00 adults only
To book, click here.
Halloween at Nower Wood
Mill Way, Leatherhead, KT22 8QA
Let your child’s imagination run wild as you walk through the woods at night and take part in some traditional Halloween games and spooky crafts, including pumpkin carving! Huddle around the campfire with a hot chocolate and listen to grisly stories and gruesome tales told by a master storyteller. You can come in costume if you wish!
You’ll need shoes suitable for exploring the woods and although you can bring a torch if you want, they recommend keeping them switched off around the centre and on the walks. This event is for 5-10 year olds (not suitable for pushchairs or very young children). All children must be accompanied by an adult. Booking essential – click here.
Price: Members: £10 per child, £2 per adult
Price: Non-Members: £13 per child, £3 per adult
Date: Saturday 28th October Time: 5:30pm – 7:30pm
Secretts, Chapel Lane, Milford, GU8 5HU
I love taking the kids to Secretts and hopping on a tractor ride to go out to the fields to pick a pumpkin. The fields look great with various sized pumpkins and the kids always have fun going in search of the biggest pumpkin! The cost of your pumpkin is based on its size.
In addition to tractor rides to pick pumpkins they also have;
- A mini tractor play area
- Haystack play area
- Face Painting
- Biscuit decorating
Dates: Tuesday 24th – Sunday 29th October – Trailer rides: 11am -3pm (small cost)
Where: At the PYO area at Secretts. No need to book, just turn up.
Chessington Garden Centre
Leatherhead Road, Chessington, KT9 2NG
There are plenty of fun activities going on at Chessington Garden centre this half term, however it is essential that you book tickets in advance, as they are always popular! They run on selected dates from the 7th – 31st October.
‘Spooky Zoo’ offers each visitor a unique chance to encounter, handle and have their photo taken with a variety of exotic reptiles. Each interactive experience lasts approximately 45 minutes during which time visitors will learn from the experts on hand about the fantastic array of reptiles on display which include snakes, crocodiles and lizards.
Price: £3.50 per child, £2.50 per adult. To book click here
Dare you enter Chessington’s Creepy Maze? Bigger and scarier than ever before, this spine tingling attraction is perfect for those who like the ‘scream’ in Halloween! Filled with a host of “spooktacular” surprises around every corner!
Price:£2 per person. To book click here
Hosted in a Halloween theme, the circus act featuring bats, a Werewolf, comedy policemen, witches and more is sure to entertain the whole family. Come along in your favourite spooky costumes and join in all the thrills and skills of the circus in this family fun filled show.
Price: £8 per ticket. Group of 4 – £28. To book click here
Museums at night:
Cosmos, Watts Gallery, Down Lane, Compton, GU3 1DQ
Discover the wonders of the galaxy with special guest Maggie Aderin-Pocock from BBC’s The Sky at Night.
Bring the whole family to discover the mystery and wonder of the galaxy that inspired Watts in a Cosmos-themed late night opening. Visit their pop-up planetarium, create glow-in-the-dark paintings and make a twinkling constellation in a jar. Hear astrophysicists talk about Watts’s thought-provoking painting Sower of the Systems and enjoy music and cocktails under the stars. Click here to book
Date: Saturday 28 October, 4 – 9pm, most activities free with admission
Price: Adult: £9.50. Child: FREE
Are you going away on holiday this half term? If so we can visit your property daily to take care of your post, pets, plants and answer phone messages.
Our activity helps make the home look lived in as we adjust curtains and lights as required and put your bins out on the day of collection.
We can even get your home all ready for your return with a spring clean and fully stocked fridge – so all you have to do is enjoy your break away! Please give us a call to see how we can help.