80+ Spooky Halloween Events for Kids in 2020

Halloween may be looking very different this year without the kids trick or treating in the traditional way but there are some spooky (but not too spooky) Halloween events for kids that are still going ahead.

Before you jump into this list of Halloween ideas to see what’s going on, have you been to a pick your own pumpkin farm to pick up a Halloween pumpkin or two (or three or four if you’re anything like us)! There are lots of pumpkin patches all over the UK, and they’ve got a lot more going on than just growing pumpkins. Here are some places to go pumpkin picking near London and a little further afield in the East of England. If these are no good, a quick Google of ‘pumpkin picking near me’ will throw up a bunch of choices.

This list of Halloween events for families is by no means exhaustive. I was focusing on Halloween events near me and kept going!

If, by the time you’re reading this, Halloween is just about over then it’s time to starting thinking about Christmas! We have 100+ Santa’s Grottos and Santa Experiences with lots of ideas.

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Halloween scene

Halloween Events for Kids in Castles

Could there be anywhere more spooky than an ancient castle with a rich (and possibly ghoulish) history?

Warwick Castle

The Haunted Castle

When: 24th October to 1st November 2020
Where: Warwick Castle, Castle Lane, Warwick, CV34 4QU
Price: From £21.00 per person

York Castle Museum

Halloween at York Castle Museum

When: 26th October to 31st October 2020
Where: York Castle Museum, Tower Street, York, YO1 9RY
Price: £8.00 per person for the Halloween Traditions Family Tour and £18.00 for the Witches Curator Tour

Leeds Castle

Halloween App Trail

When: 24th October to 1st November 2020
Where: Leeds Castle, Leeds, Maidstone, Kent, ME17 1PD
Price: Adult- £27.00, Child (4-15) – £18.50. Under 4- FREE

Castle Kennedy

Pumpkin Trail

When: 10th October to 1st November 2020
Where: Castle Kennedy, Stair Estates, Scheuchan, Stranraer, Dumfries & Galloway, DG9 8SL
Price: £2.50 per person on top of usual entrance fee

Creepy castle

Blaenavon Ironworks

Spooky Halloween Week

When: 26th October to 31st October 2020
Where: Blaenavon Ironworks, North Street, Blaenavon, NP4 9RN
Price: Adult- £5.80, Child (5-17) – £3.50. Under 5- FREE

Margam Castle

Hallows Eve Ghost Hunt

When: 30th October 2020
Where: Margam Country Park, Margam, Neath Port Talbot, SA13 2TJ
Price: £40.00 per person

Hever Castle

Hever Castle Halloween Half Term Fun

When: 24th October to 1st November 2020
Where: Hever Castle & Gardens, Edenbridge, Kent, TN8 7NG
Price: Adult – £15.55 for gardens (+£3.25 for castle upgrade), Child (5-17) – £9.75 for gardens (+£0.95 for castle upgrade). Under 5 – FREE

Hever Castle Halloween Fun

Hever Castle Halloween Fun | Photo Credit: Hever Castle

English Heritage Castles Halloween Events for Kids

Follow trails to solve creepy clues and listen to creepy stories. Come dressed in your scariest Halloween costume for the daily fancy dress competition. Even if you are an English Heritage member, you need to book a (free) ticket.

Date: 24th October to 1st November 2020

Locations: Framlingham Castle Battle Abbey Beeston Castle Carisbrooke Castle Dover Castle Goodrich Castle Kennilworth Castle Old Sarum Pendennis Castle

Cost: See individual location for entry prices. Free for members.

English Heritage Half Term Fun

English Heritage Spooky Half Term Fun | Photo Credit: English Heritage

Creepy Castle Sleepovers

This Halloween event might be one for older kids – although our 6 year old is adamant this is something he wants to do! Each of these castles have had ghost sightings and have spooky stories to tell.

Hever Castle

Thornbury Castle

Oakley Court

Amberley Castle

Dalhousie Castle

National Trust Halloween Events for Kids

The National Trust is not running many Halloween events for families this year, but here are a few alternative suggestions:

National Trust most haunted places

Haunted forests and spooky woods

Country House and Parks Halloween Events for Kids

Waddesdon Manor

Horrible Halloween

When: 24th October to 1st November 2020
Where: Waddesdon Manor, Waddesdon, Aylesbury, Bucks, HP18 0JH
Price: Adult – £11.88, Child (5-17) – £5.94. Under 5 – FREE

Blenheim Palace

Spooky Halloween Fun

When: 17th & 18th October and 24th October to 1st November 2020
Where: Blenheim Palace,  Woodstock, Oxfordshire, Ox20 1PP
Price: Adult – £28.50, Child (5-16) – £16.50. Under 5 – FREE

Kentwell Hall

Halloweenies

When: 24th October to 1st November 2020
Where: Kentwell Hall, Long Melford, Sudbury, Suffolk, CO10 9BA
Price: £15.95 per person (6+). Child (3-6) – £13.95. Under 3 – FREE

Halloweenies at Kentwell Hall

Halloweenies at Kentwell Hall | Photo Credit: Kentwell Hall

Groombridge Place

Pumpkin Grotto

When: 26th October to 1st November 2020
Where: Groombridge Place, Groombridge Hill, Groombridge, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN3 9QG
Price: Adult – £8.95, Child – £6.95

Hampton Court Palace

Self-guided ghost tour

When: All Year
Where: Hampton Court Palace, East Molesey, Surrey, KT8 9AU
Price: Adult – £24.50, Child – £12.20

Traquair House

Halloween Fun Day

When: CANCELLED FOR 2020
Where: Traquair House, Innerleithen, Peeblesshire, EH44 6PW
Price: N/A

Aldenham Country Park

Spook-Fest

When: 16th October to 1st November 2020
Where: Aldenham Ccountry Park, Aldenham Road, Elstree, Hertfordshire, WD6 3BA
Price: Adult – £6.50, Child – £5.50. Under 2 – FREE

Thornton Hall Country Park

Spooky Fields

When: 24th October to 1st November 2020
Where: Thornton Hall Country Park, Thornton-in-Creven, Skipton, BD23 3TS
Price: Per car – (1-2 people) £20.00, (3-4 people) £25.00, (5-6 people) £30.00

Wellington Country Park

Hallo’Welly’Ween

When: 24th to 31st October 2020
Where: Wellington Country Park, Odiham Road, Riseley, Berkshire, RG7 1SP
Price: FREE – but tickets must be booked in advance

Wellington Country Park Hallo'Welly'Ween

Wellington Country Park Hallo’Welly’Ween | Photo Credit: Wellington Park

Spooky Woodlands and Forests

Spooky Woodland Walks

Explore the grounds of these historic places after dark and listen to spooky story telling.

Date: 29th – 31st October 2020 (5.30, 6.30 and 7.30 pm)

Locations: Audley End Belsay Hill Walmer Castle Brodsworth Hall Witley Court Wrest Park

Cost: (Non Members) Adult – £10.00, Child (5-17) – £8.00 & (Members) Adult – £6.00, Child (5-17) – £4.00

Kelburn Castle & Estate

Freaky Forest

When: 10th to 18th October 2020
Where: Kelburn Country Estate, Fairlie, Ayrshire, Scotland, KA29 0BE
Price: £6.00 per person. Under 3 – FREE

Twilight Run

When: 23rd October 2020
Where: Haldon Forest
Price: From £7.00 per person (plus £1.70 booking fee) for the fun run

Halloween Spooky Skies Walk

When: 31st October 2020
Where: Whinlatter Forest, Keswick, CA12 5TW
Price: SOLD OUT

Whinlatter Forest Spooky Skies Walk

Whinlatter Forest Spooky Skies Walk | Photo Credit: Forestry England

Theme Park Halloween Events

Chessington World of Adventures

Howl’o’ween

When: 17th October to 1st November 2020
Where: Chessington World of Adventures, Leatherhead Road, Chessington, Surrey, KT9 2NE
Price: £33.50 per person (when booked 5 days in advance). Under 3 – FREE

Chessington Howl'O'Ween

Chessington Howl’O’Ween | Photo Credit: Chessington

Alton Towers

Scarefest

When: 16th October to 1st November 2020
Where: Alton Towers Resort, Alton, Staffordshire, ST10 4DB
Price: From £34.00 per person (when booked 5 days in advance). Under 3 – FREE

Scarefest at Alton Towers

Scarefest at Alton Towers | Photo Credit: Alton Towers

Thorpe Park

Fright Nights Fearstival

When: 16th October to 1st November 2020
Where: Thorpe Park, Staines Road, Chertsey, KT16 8PN
Price: From £42.00 per person (recommended age 13+)

Paultons Park

Spooktacular Halloween

When: 15th October to 2nd November 2020
Where: Paultons Park, Ower, Romsey, Hampshire, SO51 6AL
Price: From £35.75 per person or £139.00 for a family of 4

Crealy Theme Park & Resort

Spook-Fest

When: 24th October to 1st November 2020
Where: Crealy Theme Park & resort, Sidmouth Road, Clyst St Mary, Exeter, EX5 1DR
Price: £15.00 per person over 92cm. Under 92cm – FREE

Halloween Events at Zoos

Whipsnade Zoo

Halloween at ZSL

When: 24th October to 1st November 2020
Where: Whipsnade Zoo
Price: Adult (16+) – £30.00, Child (3-15) – £19.50, Under 3 FREE

Paradise Wildlife Park

Halloween at Paradise

When: 24th October to 1st November 2020
Where: Paradise Wildlife Park, White Stubbs Lane, Broxbourne, Hertfordshire, EN10 7QA
Price: Adult (16+) – £22.00, Child – £20.00, Under 2 FREE

ZSL London Zoo

Spooktacular Week

When: 24th October to 1st November 2020
Where: London Zoo, The Outer Circle, London, NW1 4RY
Price: Adult (16+) – £32.50, Child (3-15) – £21.12, Under 3 FREE

Halloween Events at Farm Parks

Odds Farm

Odds Farm Halloween Festival

When: 24th October to 1st November 2020
Where: Odds Farm Park, Wooburn Common, HighWycombe, Bucks, HP10 0LX
Price: £15.95 per person, Under 2 FREE

Easton Farm Park

Easton Farm Park Halloween Fun

When: 24th October to 1st November 2020
Where: Easton Farm Park, Easton, Woodbridge, Suffolk, IP13 0EQ
Price: £6.50 per person, Under 2 FREE

Rand Farm Park

Rand Farm Park Pumpkin Festival

When: 23rd October to 1st November 2020
Where: Rand Farm Park, Rand, Market Rasen, Lincolnshire, LN8 5NJ
Price: Adult – £6.50, Child (2-18) – £11.95 (incl. pumpkin and a meal), Under 2 – £4.95 (incl. pumpkin and a meal), Under 2 (no pumpkin or meal) – FREE

Fairytale Farm

Fairytale Farm Halloween

When: 24th October to 1st November 2020
Where: Fairytale Farm, Southcombe, Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire, OX7 5QH
Price: Adult – £6.53, Child (2-16) – £6.30. Under 2 – FREE

Hesketh Farm Park

Hesketh Farm Park Halloween

When: 24th October to 1st November 2020
Where: Hesketh Farm Park, Bolton Abbey, BD23 6HA
Price: Adult – £6.00, Child (3-18) – £6.50, under 2 – £3.50, under 1 – FREE

Blackberry Farm Park

Blackberry Farm Park

When: 24th October to 1st November 2020
Where: Blackberry Farm Park, Whitesmith, East Sussex, BN8 6JD
Price: Off-Peak: £10.00 per person, Peak: £12.00 per person. Under 2 – FREE

Fox Holes Farm Park

Fox Holes Spooky Halloween Trail

When: 17th October to 31st October 2020
Where: Fox Holes Farm, London Road, Hertford, Hertfordshire, SG13 7NT
Price: Adult – £4.50, Child – £7.95 (includes pumpkin). Call 01992 552900 to book

Manor Farm Woodlands

Half Term Halloween Fun

When: 17th October to 1st November 2020
Where: Manor Farm Park & Woodlands, Castle Hill, East Leake, Loughborough, LE12 6LU
Price: Adult – £8.30, Child – £8.00 (includes pumpkin). Under 2 – FREE

Atwell Farm Park

Halloween Spooktacula

When: 24th October to 1st November 2020
Where: Atwell farm Park, Seafield Lane, Redditch, B98 9DB
Price: Adult – £7.95, Child – £13.95, Under 2 – £5.00

Little Owl Farm Park

Spooky Spectacular

When: 24th October to 1st November 2020
Where: Little Owl Farm Park, Owl Hill Lane, Dunhampton, Worcestershire, DY13 9SS
Price: Adult – £9.95, Child – £9.50, Under 1 – FREE

Mead Open Farm

Pumpkin Fun Fest & Halloween Family Fire Pit Nights (SOLD OUT)

When: 24th October to 1st November 2020
Where: Billington, Near Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire, LU7 9JH
Price: Adult – £15.45, Child – £14.45, Under 2 – FREE

Tulleys Farm

Schocktoberfest – (see also their PYO Pumpkin picking and Drive in Cinema)

When: CANCELLED FOR 2020
Where: Tulleys Farm, Turners Hill Road, Turners Hill, Crawley, West Sussex, RH10 4PD
Price: N/A

Marsh Farm

Marsh Farm Halloween Festival – (see also their PYO pumkin picking)

When: 17th & 18th October and 24th to 31st October 2020
Where: Marsh Farm, Marsh Farm Road, South Woodham Ferrers, Chelmsford, CM3 5WP
Price: From £15.99 per person, Infant (6mths – 2) – £4.99. Under 6 months – FREE

Matlock Farm Park

Fang-tastic Halloween Festival

When: 24th October to 1st November 2020
Where: Matlock Farm Park, Jaggers Lane, Matlock, DE4 5LH
Price: (Weekdays) Adult – £8.50, Child (4-14) – £7.50, Child (2-3) – £5.50. Under 2 – FREE. Add £1 to these prices at the weekend

Halloween Events in Museums

Where’s Wally? Spooky Museum Search

When: 9th October to 1st November 2020
Where: 75 museums across the UK
Price: FREE

Natural History Museum

Museum After Dark

When: 30th & 31st October 2020
Where: Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, London, SW7 5BD
Price: £10.00 per person (age guide 12+)

Creepy Movie Screenings

Forbidden Forest Cinema

Forbidden Forest

When: 23rd October to 8th November 2020
Where: Forbidden Forest Cinema, Unit 8 copeland Park & Bussey Building, 133 Copeland Road, London, SE15 3SN
Price: From £19.50 – £25.00

Scarecity

Halloween Drive in Cinema

When: 12th October to 15th November 2020
Where: Eventcity – Manchester, Phoenix Way Off, Barton Dock Road, Stretford, M41 7TB
Price: From £35.00 per car

Norfolk Showground

Drive-in cinema

When: 29th October to 1st November 2020
Where: The Norfolk Showground, Dereham Road, New Costessey, Norwich, NR5 0TT
Price: From £19.50 to £23.50 per car

Margam Country Park

Drive In Cinema

When: 20th to 25th October 2020
Where: Margam Country Park, Margam, Neath Port Talbot, SA13 2TJ
Price: From £27.50 to £35.00 per car (plus booking fee)

Tulleys Farm

Haunted Cinema

When: 25th September to 8th November 2020
Where: Tulleys Farm, Turners Hill Road, Turners Hill, Crawley, West Sussex, RH10 4PD
Price: From £25 per car

Best Halloween Events in London

The London Dungeons

Halloween

When: 3rd to 31st October 2020
Where: London Dungeons, The Queen’s Walk, Bishop’s, London, SE1 7PB
Price: From £24.00

Harry Potter

Master the Dark Arts

When: 3rd to 31st October 2020
Where: Warner Bros Studio Tour, Studio Tour Drive, Leavesden, Watford, WD25 7LR
Price: Adult – £47.00, Child (5-16) – £38.00, Under 2 – FREE

ZSL London Zoo

Spooktacular Week

When: 24th October to 1st November 2020
Where: London Zoo, The Outer Circle, London, NW1 4RY
Price: Adult (16+) – £32.50, Child (3-15) – £21.12, Under 3 FREE

Spooktacular week at ZSL London Zoo

Spooktacular week at ZSL London Zoo | Photo Credit: ZSL London Zoo

Horniman Museum

Where’s Wally? Spooky Museum Search at Horniman

When: 24th October to 1st November 2020
Where: Horniman Museum, 100 London Road, Forest Hill, London, SE23 3PQ
Price: FREE

Wands & Wizard Exploratorium

Pumpkin Carving

When: 17th October to 1st November 2020
Where: The Wizard Exploratorium, 26 Greek Street, London, W1D 5DE
Price: From £14.99

Ham House and Garden

Spooky Stories

When: 26th October to 3rd November 2020
Where: Ham House and Garden, Ham Street, Ham, Richmond, Surrey, TW10 7RS
Price: Adult – £5.00, Child – £2.50

Shakespeare’s Globe

Macbeth Storytelling

When: 17th October to 30th October 2020
Where: Online from home
Price: From £25 per household

Natural History Museum

Museum After Dark

When: 30th & 31st October 2020
Where: Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, London, SW7 5BD
Price: £10.00 per person (age guide 12+)

Hoxton Street Monster Shop

Halloween Shop

When: All Year
Where: 159 Hoxton street, London, N1 6PJ
Price: N/A

Hoxton Street Monster Supplies

Hoxton Street Monster Supplies

Halloween scene
View of Tower Bridge from Coppa Club London
The Coppa Club Igloos at Tower Bridge
Rows of Lavender plants at the Hitchin Lavender Farm
Pumpkin patch at the Pop Up Farm
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