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Halloween activities for half-term

It's October and half-term is looming, which means so is Halloween, so we've selected these 10 great Halloween activities for the autumn break.

There's Halloween cooking classes, nights at the museum, and even a wax hand workshop. Our Local editors have also found plenty of other Half Term activities near you, so scroll down to find listings on your nearest Local site. 


Illuminating York light show
Illuminating York Light Show, York

Witch storytelling to child
Halloween storytelling on the London Eye, London

Halloween lollies
Cookery Doodle Doo, Brighton

Halloween Film Workshop, Kent

Working with professional actors and crew, kids will star as zombies in a special Halloween movie. Ravensbridge Film is running a workshop for children, where they'll learn about film-making alongside all the fun of dressing up as the living dead. 31 October


A Spooky Night at the Museum, Newcastle

The Discovery Museum in Newcastle will be opening after dark on Halloween with a Halloween-themed circus, adventure trail, and other spooky activities. 31 October

 Cat's eyes

Fright Night, Chelmsford

With fire dancers, giant werewolves, fireworks, and a Halloween trail through Hylands House gardens, Fright Night sounds like a great way to celebrate this spooky time of year. 30 - 31 October


Halloween Entertainment at Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire

Blenheim Palace has something on every day of Half Term, so you can take your pick from an array of exciting activities in a memorable setting. Activities include spooky tours of the Palace, a 'Ghost and Goblins' Halloween Hunt in the maze, and Halloween pottery making.
26 October - 3 November


Halloween Storytelling on the London Eye, London - Southbank

Combining Halloween with a family trip on an iconic landmark, the witches of Witch Academy will tell scary stories during a ride on the London Eye. 26 October - 2 November

 Wax hands

Halloween Wax Hands Workshop, London - Putney

Something different to the essential pumpkin carving of the season, this workshop offers children a novel way to get creative. Dipping their hands into warm wax, they can make moulds and then decorate them with a spooky Halloween theme. 29 October


Illuminating York Festival, York

The Illuminating York Festival, in one of the UK's spookiest cities, combines city-wide light shows with fringe events in a variety of locations. Such events include trick or treat chocolate tasting at York's Chocolate Story. 30 October - 2 November


Cookery Doodle Doo Halloween Cooking, Brighton

Combining Halloween with a holiday club, where the children will also pick up some skills, Cookery Doodle Doo will keep them busy all day creating edible but healthy Halloween masterpieces. These include green pasta worms and Anti-Vampire Hummus. 31 October


Halloween SpecialGhost Walk, Poole

Bring your own lanterns to join the spine-tingling ghost walk through the city and hear the many haunting stories of Poole's past. 26 October


Monster Mayhem Animation Workshop, London - Greenwich

This Halloween workshop will let the children explore stop-motion animation by creating their own characters and an animation sequence. 31 October and 1 November


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