Halloween is getting more popular each year, with fancy dress, trick or treating and fun events happening all over the country. There’s plenty for kids to enjoy this season so we’ve shortlisted five Halloween Activities for Kids you should try. So whether your little ones are into crafts, dancing, storytelling or wizardry, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Some of the events are nationwide too, like at National Trust properties, so you’re sure to find something fun near you. Now, all you need to do is buy that cute pumpkin outfit for the baby! Happy Halloween!
1. Eddie Catz Annual Halloween Party, Nationwide
These award winning play centres around England offer soft play, baby and toddler classes, after school clubs and holiday workshops. In addition to the amazing facilities, their Annual Halloween party is one of the highlights of the year. Visitors can enjoy Halloween-themed activities like face painting, slime-making, family crafts and more. So check the website for your nearest Eddie Catz and see what’s on.
Address: Various locations, nationwide.
2. The Hop Farm Family Park, Kent
This hidden gem in Kent receives rave reviews from locals, who love its wealth of attractions for little ones. There are lots of animals to meet outside, and loads of indoor fun from bumper cars and soft play to a fairy garden, magic castle and children’s theatre. The farm’s list of Halloween themed activities is equally as exhaustive, featuring pumpkin carving, ghoulish face painting, spooky storytelling, magic shows, a monster mash disco and more. In addition, on Tuesday 22nd October, The Gruffalo will be visiting the Hop Farm for meet and greets throughout the day!
Top Tip: Don’t forget to taste a bottle of the local ale (brewed on site), at the Hop Farm Cafe.
3. Edinburgh Horror Fest 2019
One of the most popular Halloween events in Edinburgh, this week of celebrations incorporates theatre, comedy, magic, movies, interactive events and more. There’s plenty for all ages here – the kids are bound to love the magic shows and zombie club. Events are held at two locations in the city – Banshee Labyrinth and the beautiful Lauriston Castle, pictured below. The festival is on from Thursday October 24th to Sunday November 3rd 2019. So just check the website below to see what’s happening each day.
4. The Glorious Glowing Lantern Parade at BeWILDerwood, Norfolk
Certainly one of the best Halloween Activities for Kids, this wonderful event will also be a hit with adults we’re sure. From Sat 19th to Thu 31st October, head to this award winning adventure park after dusk. Once there, you will see the beautiful woodland come to life with hundreds of twinkling lanterns lighting up the spooky decorations. In addition you’ll find a face painting pavilion, a craft station to make your own lantern, and plenty more immersive activities. However, there are daytime activities to enjoy too, if you have very young children.
You might be tempted to look are more things to do in Norfolk for more inspiration.
5. Spooky Halloween Adventures with The National Trust, Nationwide
You can always count on The National Trust for a great day out for the family, and this Halloween is no different. It has numerous themed events happening in its stately homes, magnificent castles and areas of natural beauty across the UK. For example, at Colby Woodland Green in Pembrokeshire you can craft your own mini wicker man. Or, go on a magical lantern procession through the woods at Kinver Edge and the Rock Houses in Staffordshire. Just visit their website to see what’s on near you.
Address: Various locations, Nationwide.
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