This October there are lots of ghastly Halloween activities taking places across Berkshire and the surrounding areas for kiddies of all ages. So grab your broomsticks and cat ears, we’ve pulled together a list of our top picks for you to try out, if you dare…
The Night Forest, Braywick Nature Reserve, Maidenhead
‘The Night Forest’ returns to Braywick Nature Centre 25-28 October 2017, 5:30 – 7.00pm. All the fun of Halloween for the whole family, with pumpkin carving, a procession at twilight and after-dark stories by the campfire. For more information and to book tickets, click here.
Halloween Trail at Cliveden
This half term there are some spooky Halloween happenings down in the woods at Cliveden! Bring your little ones to Cliveden National Trust between 21 and 29 October, anytime from 11.00am – 2.30pm for a fun Halloween trail around the grounds of stunning Cliveden. £3.00 per child. Fancy dress is completely optional, but much more fun with it (who can resist a little witch in wellies!) For more information click here.
Halloween Workshops, Cox Green Community Centre, Maidenhead
Cox Green Community Centre are holding a children’s Halloween workshop on Saturday 28 October 2017 from 2.00 – 4.00pm. Come along and make your Halloween decorations, do some creepy crafts, join in some ghoulish games and eat some scary snacks. £3.50 per child. Book your place at the centre office from Monday 9 – Friday 27 October (no bookings available on the day). For more information, click here.
Halloween Haunt Hunt, Newbury
For your chance to win fantastic prizes, follow the trail around Newbury town centre using the clues and find the letters to reveal the secret code! The hunt takes place 23 – 28 October 2017.
From the 23 October entry forms can be collected from the Halloween workshops in Parkway Shopping and the Kennet Centre, open 9.00am – 5.00pm. Please post completed forms into the ballot boxes found at Parkway Shopping and The Kennet Centre Halloween workshop. Please note: The Halloween workshop in Parkway shopping is open 11.00am – 4.00pm. For more information, click here.
Pumpkin Carving, Cobbs Farm Shop, Hungerford
Our popular pumpkin carving event is back, this time for 7 days. Pick up a pumpkin and get creative in our carving tent this October Half Term. Come rain or shine our pumpkin carving tent is ready for action, open from Monday 23 to Sunday 29 October! Choose the perfect size pumpkin from our farm shop, pay for it and your entry ticket at our farm shop tills then head over to our carving tent where you’ll find all the tools required to make your very own masterpiece ready for Halloween. Entrance to the carving tent is £3.50 per child and includes a complimentary Halloween treat and squash to keep those creative juices flowing! For more information, click here.
Spooky Half Term at Squires Garden Centre, Windsor
Spooky create and grow October half term is back at Squires Garden Centre with lots of fun activities for children to take part in. Bring your children down from 26 – 31 October, 10.00am – 4.00pm, fancy dress is welcome! Activities will include; paint a glow in the dark skeleton (£3.50), Paint a terracotta pumpkin tea light holder (£5.50) or paint a ghostly garland (£4.50). There will also be a free spooktacular spot the difference and a creepy pumpkin trail around the garden centre. For more information click here.
If you’re looking for ideas to keep little hands busy this Halloween, we have some great ideas for Halloween arts and crafts. From spooky ceramic tea light holders, Halloween tattoos, themed face masks to make and decorate, Halloween stickers, stamps and loads more. Baker Ross has a huge selection of arts and crafts click here to go to their site, browse and buy.
Halloween Festival at Odds Farm Park, Wooburn Common
This Half Term from the 21 – 31 October, get ready for stacks of Halloween fun at Odds Farm! Enjoy fun Halloween entertainment, dress up in your creepiest costume to take part in the twice-daily fancy dress competitions and carve a pumpkin to take home with you! How spooky will you make yours? Plus, new for 2017, take part in the Crafty Trick or Treat Walk. For more information click here.
Halloween at The Oakley Court Hotel, Windsor
For those with slightly bigger budgets, from 27 – 31 October mummies and daddies can immerse themselves in the spooky world of Halloween with a limited edition Halloween themed afternoon tea, with a glass of fizz naturally (£39.50 per head). What’s more, children are welcome to join you for their own afternoon tea for £15.00 per child. They’ll also be able to have a go at the ghostly Halloween Trail around the stunning grounds at Oakley Court. For more information and to book, click here.
Hallo’welly’ween at Wellington Country Park, Reading
Head down to Wellington Country Park with your little ghouls from 21 – 29 October for a ‘Spook’tacular week of fun. There will be lots of events and activities taking place including storytime, monster’s mischief and magic shows, a creepy craft room, scary face painting, a haunted Halloween train ride, pumpkin carving and much more! For more information and to book your tickets, click here.
Brick or Treat, Legoland Windsor Resort
This October half term (14 -30 October) bring your little monsters to the Legoland Windsor Resort and get into the spooky spirit with the Brick or Treat event. With many fun spook-tacular activities plus over 55 rides, live shows and attractions, this will be the perfect day out for all the family. For more information and to book your tickets, click here.
Halloween Party, Junglemania, Woodley
Junglemania in Woodley will be hosting their annual Halloween party on Saturday 28 October, from 5.30 – 7.30pm. The party will be ticket only and likely to sell out quickly so get yours now to avoid any disappointment. Tickets are £8.50 per child and available at Junglemania or over the phone. There will be prizes for the best fancy dress, and a present for every child there. There will be spooky games and party snacks. For more information click here.
Halloween at Bucklebury Farm, Reading
This October half term come down to Bucklebury Farm for the great annual pumpkin hunt, hurry through the haunted house & get your fingers sticky with toffee apples and home made popcorn! For more information click here.
Kids Spooky Mini Disco, Holiday Inn, Maidenhead
Join us for a Spook-tacular kids disco on Friday 27 October from 3.00 – 6.00pm with Dave the Disco, face painting and bouncy castle. Tickets are £15.00 per child (2-12yrs), under 2 – free (no dinner box). Tickets include: Dinner box, bouncy castle, face painting and Disco. For more information, click here.
Jake’s Indoor Soft Play Spooky Halloween Fun, Sandhurst
Jake’s Halloween Party – come and join us on Halloween for an evening full of fun! There will be a fancy dress parade, apple bobbing, dangling donuts, spooky dip, as well as lots of fun in the soft play area itself. Plus enjoy a Halloween feast. Tuesday 31 October, 4.00 – 6.00pm.
Halloween Laser Party – For ages 7 – 11 years come along and join in an action packed Halloween laser party. Come in fancy dress if you want, and join us for 3 games of laser inside the playframe, unlimited squash and a cooked meal! Wednesday 25 October, 6.30 – 8.30pm.
For more information, click here.
Petrifying Pumpkin Trail at Black Park, Wexham
Take a spooky walk through the creeky woods of Black Park this half term from 23 – 27 October, 10.00am – 3.00pm. Pick up a map from the information point and head off on a trail, answering questions on the quiz sheet as you go to win yourself a treat (no tricks here!) There is a cost of £3.00 per map, and the car park at Black Park is pay and display.
Halloween Fun Day, Ockwells Park, Maidenhead
Come down to Ockwells Park in Cox Green on Sunday 29 October from 12.00 – 4.00pm, for an afternoon of all things Halloween. It will be a chance for the children to dress up (adults too!!) and enjoy some good old fashioned Halloween entertainment! For more information, click here.
Beale Park, Reading
Why not visit Beale Park on Wednesday 25 October, where they will be running a ‘Build a Bat Box’ workshop. For just £5, children will be able to build their own bat box to take home with them. 10.30am – 12.30pm.
There’s great fun in store for all the family with a “Batty Halloween Trail” from 23 – 31 October. For just 50p you can enter the bat themed trail and prize draw to win some fantastic prizes. Just look for the clues that will be dotted around the Park. For more information, click here.
The Creation Station, West Berkshire – Halloween Fun!
Join us for some spooktacular Halloween fun on 23 October from 10.30 – 11.30am at the Burdwood Centre, Thatcham! Paint a pumpkin and other craft activities as well as sensory play with eye ball jelly, slime making and apple painting! £7.50 per child, or £5.00 sibling rate. The price includes adult and child refreshments. All materials needed and full splash suits and aprons will be provided. For more information, click here. Other venues also available:
27 October from 9.30 – 10.30am, Newbury Rugby Club. Click here for more information.
Baby Pumpkins – 27 October from 11.00 – 12.00, Newbury Rugby Club. Click here for more information.
Halloween Family Activity Day, Shaw House, Newbury
On Wednesday 25 October 2017 come down to Shaw House in Newbury from 10.00am – 3.30pm, to make some scary skeletons with the kiddies. Make a spooky hanging decoration in the shape of a skeleton that both moves and glows in the dark! New Halloween trail also available. The activity day is £2.00 per child and is aimed at 4-11 year olds but younger and older siblings are welcome. No need to book, feel free just to drop in. For more information click here.
Hitcham Dairy Ice Cream Shop – Halloween Ice Cream
Hitcham Dairy is an ice cream shop based on Lent Rise Road in Burnham. As well as yummy ice cream all year round, they also have a great outdoor play area for children. This Halloween the Wizards have been at work and something strange has happened to their ice cream… Dare you try their spooktastic new ice cream flavours; Vampire Cookies, Herman Monster, Bat Droppings, Spiders Web and Toffee Apple. Be sharpish though, these are limited edition flavours around from now until Halloween. For more information, address and opening times (please check before travelling), click here. Please note this is a cash only site, so make sure you bring some money!
Busylizzy Halloween events, Reading
Busylizzy Reading will be running Halloween themed events on 26 and 27 October 2017. These Halloween specials include Baby Picassos, Baby Signing and Baby Music. Members can book via the app, and there are also a limited number of spaces for non-members, so book now to avoid disappointment. For more information on these events, click here.
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