Halloween activities to enjoy in London this school holiday week


Halloween activities to enjoy in London this school holiday week

The October half term has finally arrived for families across London. Whilst it is a welcomed break from the return to school for the younger generations, parents across the city will be trying to pack out schedules and burn off some of that excitement and energy that comes with the spooky season and an increased sugar intake.

Here are some Halloween themed activities for your and your little monsters to look into this October half term.

Shrek’s Adventure

The dedicated day out to that lovable Green Ogre, Shrek’s adventure has added a spooky twist this week as a clumsy witch has arrived from Far, Far Away to add to the fun by Westminster Bridge. Between live shows, trips to Farquads Dungeon or the spooky bakery with the Muffin Man, detective skills will be put to work as you use a map to look for the Witches lost items just in time for Halloween. Activities including the 4d magic flying bus, mirror maze of insanity and a trip to the Poison Apple Pub are all there to enjoy as usual too.

Tickets can be pre-booked at https://www.shreksadventure.com/.


Magical afternoon tea at Wands and Wizard Exploratorium

If you’re looking for a special tasty treat that fits within the Halloween theme, Wands and Wizard Exploratorium run a magical afternoon tea. This isn’t your bog-standard afternoon tea, as guests enjoy magical touches including casting spells to control the tea stand and using their puzzle skills to open up a locked chest of ingredients. Everyone in the party will have the opportunity to brew a selection of interactive teas before tucking into the some tasty, gory, treats.

You can get a bundle deal on Red Letter Days for two adults and two children or book direct on their website.


Royal maritime Greenwich Ghost Tour

If you want to hear chilling stories of sailors and their adventures, then the ghost tour at the Royal Maritime in Greenwich will be right up your street. From spirits who linger at the docks to curses in days gone by, you’ll discover the darker past of this World Heritage Site. Your tour guide will take you through London’s oldest park, down spooky laneways and tunnels and even to Charles Dicken’s favourite haunted Pub. The tours start from 7.30pm on Saturdays, so this activity is best suited to your older kiddies and if you book quick you’ll bag a spot on the Saturday 30th October tour.

You can book tickets on Design My Night from £16 per person.


Halloween – The family experience at Southside

Southside shopping centre have teamed up with Wandsworth Council to put on the ultimate Pumpkin carving experience in the Halloween pop up located inside the shopping centre.

Running through to October 31st, the experience begins with an escape through the creepy Halloween maze where you’ll find you’re not alone! Successful escapees will come out to a specially built indoor pumpkin patch with all the kit you need to carve a fabulous new pumpkin friend as well as taking part in Halloween dancing, games, and dares.

Visitors are encouraged to dress up in their favourite Halloween costumes to take part in the fun. Tickets are selling out quickly as we approach old hallows eve so be sure to grab your tickets today. Tickets for this event cost £5 per person which are available on Event Brite and autism friendly sessions run daily at 12pm.



The London Dungeon

The London Dungeon is one of London’s most popular attractions and one that attracts visitors from around the world every day. If you want to get into the spooky spirit and have the Halloween essence scared into you by live actors and horrible stories of London’s troubled history, why not head on down to the Dungeons this half term week.

The 90-minute experience is made up of live actors, exciting rides and special effects so you certainly won’t be bored during an afternoon at the Dungeon as you learn about the dark side of London.

Tickets are available on Visit London where they can be bought as part of a bundle with some of the other major London attractions at a discounted price.


SEALife London Aquarium

Another classic London attraction getting a spooky make-over this Halloween is the Sea Life London Aquarium. Amongst a range of under the sea life you’ll find some of the most feared ocean creatures as you stroll (or nervously canter) along shark walk and let these great predators swim underneath you.

You can also raise your heart rate by spotting crocodiles and piranhas in the Rainforest Adventure.

Tickets are available online by following this link: https://www.visitlondon.com/things-to-do/place/117322-sea-life-london .


Halloween at Go Ape Battersea Park

Go Ape are running special sundown Halloween sessions this weekend for adrenaline loving dare devils. Halloween Nets are the ultimate Halloween night adventure as visitors take to the tree-tops and tackle a range of obstacles including bats, spiders’ webs, and funky fun in tree houses.

Netted walkways sitting 30 feet high hold weird and wonderful walkways to be trodden before flying down Halloween themed slides and zip lines in the heart of Battersea Park Forest area.

There are a variety of dates available inlcuding Halloween weekend on https://goape.co.uk/inside-go-ape/blog/ghost-ape-this-halloween . 


Battersea Park Zoo

If you’ll be making your way to Battersea Park for the Halloween Go Ape Treetop Adventure, then you can combine your day our with a trip to Battersea Park Zoo for Scary Crafts and Spooky Story Time on Halloween.

With events taking place at multiple times during the day, you can visit the Battersea Zoo website to see the range of activities that will be taking place and to book your tickets.


Hyde Park Halloween Activities

If the weather stay’s kind and wrapping up for visits to London’s parks appeals then Hyde Park are running a range of Free activities between Tuesday 26th October and Thursday 28th October from 11am to 3pm.

When visiting the park you’ll be able to navigate a fact-filled nature trail, listen to a spooky interactive story, play mad scientists for science experiments, enjoy crafting activities including nest and mask making and guess the contents of 'feely boxes'.

You can register your interest on the Royal Parks website but tickets are completely free of charge. Dressing up for the occasion is strongly encouraged so dig out your best costume and head on down to Hyde Park.


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