The days are getting darker and spookier for Halloween is just around the corner which means there are lots of frightfully exciting things to look forward to. If you fear you’re too old for trick or treating or have little ones that are too young to stay out all night long then fear not. There are plenty of fun ways in which you can still get involved with this spooktacular season. Whether you want to do something chilled and relaxed with your kids or you wish to fully dress up and join the madness, here are our top 5 suggestions for you.
1.Hogwarts After Dark
Ticket Prices: £240 Per Person
Over 18s Only
Perfect for Harry Potter fans who don’t mind splashing out for the evening, what better way to celebrate Halloween than by spending the night at Hogwarts. The ‘After Dark’ experience will be a dream come true for many and takes place over the 26th, 27th and 28th of October. Here you can expect to enjoy cocktails and canapes followed by a two-course dinner at the Great hall which will be adorned with all the Halloween treats and décor you can imagine. Think floating pumpkins, red apples and cauldrons of candy everywhere.
You can also look forward to an after-hours studio tour where you will be taken on a trip to the Gryffindor common room set, Weasley’s Kitchen and also get to visit the prop making department to learn all about how the enchanted ceiling was crafted.
And that’s not it! You can also be given a lesson on how to deal with Death Eaters by a wand choreographer before finishing the evening with a glass of Butterbeer and a walk down Diagon Alley…what’s not to love.
You can purchase your tickets here!
Why not go all out and fully immerse yourself in the experience by dressing the part? After all, that’s the fun of Halloween and we have plenty of Harry Potter costumes to suit your needs.
2. The Horniman Halloween Fair
Ticket Prices: Free
Suitable for all ages
Suitable for the whole family, the Horniman Halloween Fair is guaranteed to provide plenty of fiendish fun for everyone and is especially great for kids. Expect to hear spooky storytelling and browse the arts and crafts market for all sorts of seasonal gifts and yummy treats. That’s not it either. The event which runs from Saturday 27th October to Sunday 28th October is also hosting a ‘Halloween Lantern Workshop’, a ‘Spooky Halloween Trail’ and a ‘Wild Fangs Creepy Creatures Cave’ not to mention a Halloween Parade where you are encouraged to dress up and show off your costumes!
If you’re looking for something for your little one to wear, fear not we have plenty of brand new Halloween costumes here so that they can get involved for the day.
3. Pumpkin Decorating
Ticket Prices: £7 Per Person
Different classes suitable for different age groups
Why not celebrate Halloween by taking part in a classic and very hands-on activity? Pumpkin Carving!
The Horniman Museum is hosting a Pumpkin Decorating Workshop on the 25th and 26th October and it only cost £7.
The ticket comes with a pumpkin which you can decorate and take home and if you are an adult simply accompanying a child then you do not require a ticket.
There are different sessions for different ages to make this event all the more suitable for everyone.
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4. Halloween at the Rivoli Ballroom
Ticket Prices: £13
If you love your horror movies then you will certainly love Halloween at the Rivoli Ballroom. Yes, that’s right the beautiful Rivoli Ballroom will be hosting a pop-up film fest showing all our favourites including Scary Movie, Halloween, Rocky Horror Picture Show and The Shining.
So get ready to sit back and scream whilst you’re full on with plenty of popcorn, ice cream and hot dogs of course.
5. Thriller Dance Class
Ticket Prices: £15
Why not embrace your inner zombie and partake in a Thriller: Dance Class at Drink, Shop & Do.
The lovely café based in Kings Cross is hosting dance classes which will get you up to scratch with MJ’s moves in no time and is a great activity to do with friends!
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