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Halloween is the one night of the year where you can wear a costume, knock on strangers’ doors and beg for candy! Trick r Treating is lots of fun of course, but there’s plenty of ways to celebrate and this is just one of them. Kids LOVE Halloween because they can dress up as their favourite characters, decorate pumpkins and make Halloween crafts. It’s the perfect time to get creative with the whole family and have an adventurous day!

What if you could make it even MORE special for your kids? That's where our Halloween blog comes in. Here you’ll find ideas on how to turn Halloween into a truly memorable night for your kids. From creative arts and crafts to spooky activities and events around London, we've got you covered. Keep reading to find out more so you can start planning the best night ever for your little ones!

Halloween events for kids 2022 in/near London

If you're looking for things to do with your kids this Halloween, there are plenty of events happening in London. You could go on a Halloween-themed ghost walk, visit a haunted house, take part in pumpkin carving contests and make lots of arts and crafts to keep for yourself. There are also plenty of Halloween parties happening across the city, so you're sure to find something that's perfect for your family. Here are some awesome events we’ve found:

1. The Making of Harry Potter

Halloween is just around the corner, and what better way to celebrate than by taking your Harry Potter obsessed kids to the Warner Bros. Studio Tour? You’ll have the opportunity to explore the sets and costumes used in the Harry Potter movies, see 100 pumpkins floating above a spooky feast, as seen in ‘Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone’ and walk through the creepy Forbidden Forest!

2. Pumpkin Festival
Head on down to Willows Activity Farm for a full day of family-friendly fun, including an opportunity to pick your own free pumpkin! Enjoy the Peter Rabbit Adventure Playground, funfair rides, entertaining shows, tractor ride, inflatables, Pumpkin Hunt and more!

3. Halloween at Chiswick House & Gardens
Join with family and friends to go on a spooky Halloween trail through the haunted woods filled with neon cobwebs, ghastly ghouls, wicked witches, spiders and bats! Then discover a Secret Garden filled with more hidden surprises.

4. Halloween Half-Term at Stonehenge
This one’s a little far from London but so worth it! Gather your little ones for a great day out at Stonehenge this Halloween. Follow Dennis, Gnasher and friends to solve creepy clues, meet costumed performers to hear creepy tales and stories and look out for pumpkin carving workshops!

5. Horniman Museum & Gardens – Halloween Fair
There's a lot to enjoy at this museum, but if you're looking for something more spine-tingling be sure and check out this Halloween fair. You can expect everything from scary magicians to arts & crafts workshops such as making your very own slime. If that wasn't enough there will also be a fancy dress parade so your kids can show off their awesome halloween outfits!

6. Chessington World of Adventures
This Halloween, take the kids to Chessington World of Adventures for a spooktacular day out! With over 40 thrilling rides and attractions, there's something for everyone. Get your adrenaline pumping on the Vampire, a roller coaster that reaches speeds of up to 60 miles per hour, or take a stroll through the Haunted Woods, if you're feeling brave. There's also fancy dress competitions, live Treat or Treat shows and a scary trail to explore!

Arts and crafts to do at home with your little ones!

One of the best things about Halloween is getting to do fun arts and crafts activities with friends and family. And there's no better way to practice teamwork than by working together on a spooky project! Whether you're making ghosts out of recycled materials or painting pumpkin faces, there's plenty of opportunity to cooperate and problem-solve as a team. So gather your supplies and get ready for some ghoulishly good fun with our kids Halloween crafts ideas.

7. Printables for kids – these printables are a great way to get into the Halloween spirit! From pumpkin templates to creepy spiders and ghosts, they are sure to get your little ones excited. Colour them in and then cut and stick them around the house to add a crafty touch to your Halloween decorations!

8. Halloween Activities Printables- kids will love these halloween printable activity sheets full of mazes, colouring pages, word searches and more! They are perfect for kids who want to have a blast with their friends!

9. Awesome handmade crayons – these handmade crayons are perfect for adding some colour to the Halloween printables. The bright colours and fun shapes are sure to bring a smile to your child's face. The crayons are safe for kids of all ages and best of all, they make the PERFECT little gifts to add to goodie bags at a Halloween party!

10. Halloween decorations kit- This is the best way to get your kids involved in crafting creative and spooky decorations for your next Halloween party. With this ready-to go pack, you'll have all of the supplies necessary including arts & crafts projects that can be done together!

11. Easy peasy Pumpkin paper plate- This easy craft only needs a few items: plain white paper plates, orange paint, black card, green pipe cleaners, pva glue, scissors and a hole punch. Allow your kids to do as much as they can by themselves and you can help them when necessary. If you have other bits and bobs lying around the house that your kids can get even more creative with, like glitter, sequins etc, then add those by all means!

1- Grab a paper plate and paint the whole surface in orange paint.

2- While waiting for the paint to dry, draw eyes, mouth, nose etc on the black card with a pencil and if your child is too young to use scissors, you can cut out the shapes for them.

3- Once the orange paint has dried, use some pva glue to stick on the eyes, mouth and anything else you have cut out.

4- Using the hole punch, make a hole near the top of the plate, above the eyes for the pipe cleaner to be able to go through to make the stem of the pumpkin.

5- Twirl the pipe cleaner around your finger to make it curly, then attach it to the plate through the hole. 

And there you have your funky handmade pumpkins ready to display wherever you like!

12. Easy peasy Spider paper plate- the instructions are essentially the same as the pumpkin paper plates above but you need black paint instead of orange, and black pipe cleaners for the spider’s legs. You can either use white card to cut out the facial features of the spider, or you can get googly eyes to make it more funny looking! Once you’ve made the face, you can use the hole punch to make a few holes on each side to attach the legs (black pipe cleaners). If you want to hang your spiders up, just make an extra hole at the top centre of the plate and attach string or thread.

13. Halloween printable cut-outs! - Potions, pumpkins, skeletons and more- what fun! These are just a few of the ghoulish shapes kids can cut out and hang around the house to get into the Halloween spirit. So go ahead and give your kids scissors (if they are old enough to use them) and some string. With a little effort, they'll have the house looking like a frightful haunted house in no time!

Kids halloween party ideas

There is no better place to have fun than at a Halloween party. From spooky games to tasty treats, a Halloween party has something for everyone. And of course, no Halloween party would be complete without a few costumes. Whether you're dressing up as a ghost or a goblin, getting into character is half the fun. So if you're looking for a way to have some fun this Halloween, why not throw a party? With a little planning, you can make it the best night of the year.

Read our other Halloween blog to get tips and ideas on the best kids halloween movies to watch, which costumes to wear and delicious Halloween party food recipes! Plus, get the party started with some entertaining and easy to play games your kids will love.

These are just some of the great activities you can do with your kids this Halloween! With a little planning and creativity, you can make this holiday one to remember for years to come. Thanks for reading and let us know if you have any other suggestions by commenting below!

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