Halloween generally coincides with the school half term break and it can be a struggle to find things to do that children will love as much as adults. Luckily, many Halloween themed events can be found all over the UK that will thrill people of all ages.
Here is a pick of some of the events that honour Halloween.
Visit the Halloween Market at Soho, London on 30th October 2017
On 30th October 2017, London’s Soho becomes transformed into a spooky Halloween Market. There will be pumpkins, toffee apples, trick or treat sweets and a wide variety of other treats on offer.
There will also be a fancy dress competition for the children. All this, as well as the usual stalls so you can always pick up your shopping at the same time. Soho is based in the West End of London, in Westminster. If getting there by train, get off at tube stations Oxford Circus or Leicester Square. The Halloween Market will be open from 10am-5pm.
Visit the Home of Sir Winston Churchill at Chartwell House, Kent 23-29th October 2017
Chartwell House is managed by the National Trust. This former home of one of Britain’s most famous Prime Ministers, Sir Winston Churchill, will play host to some Halloween themed events this year.
Chartwell will host a Murder Mystery Dinner on the 23rd and 30th October, where guests will be asked to dress up in the style of the event. Booking is essential and prices can be viewed on the Chartwell House website. From the 27th-29th October Chartwell will also run Halloween Twilight Trails, a walk around the gardens between 4-6pm. Visitors will meet afterwards to warm up with pumpkin soup and hot dogs.
Celebrate Halloween with Ghosts at Lanhydrock, in Cornwall, 15th-31st October 2017
Lanhydrock is a property comprising of a beautiful country house and gardens, in Bodmin in Cornwall. On 15th and 22nd October it will host Ghost Tours, which will be charged for in addition to the regular admission price. Booking is essential. Guests will go on a ghost walk and finish off with a three course dinner in the restaurant.
Lanydrock will also host activities for children from 23rd-31st October on a selection of dates. These include Halloween Children’s Crafts and a Spooky Garden Trail. Check the National Trust website for more details and charges.
For all these events, please check details before travelling for booking instructions and for any changes to schedules. More information can be found by calling the establishments directly, or visiting their websites, listed below.
Remember that all events are subject to change and so do check in advance in case you need to book or for last minute changes.