Our top ten events for a spooktacular Halloween in the city with your little monsters…
The London Eye Witch Academy
If you’re spending some time in the Capital this half-term, then why not add some Halloween fun to your sightseeing. The London Eye Witch Academy invites wicked little witches and wizards to enrol in their spooky storytelling experience hosted by wicked witches and with some great spells, tricks and facts, all 135m above ground. Illuminated in ghoulish green for the occasion, the storytelling experience takes place within a London Eye capsule with moving views of the London skyline as a backdrop.
Until 1 November | Southbank
Tiny Dancers Halloween Rave at Ace Hotel
If you fancy something a touch trendier than your average Halloween affair, head to the über cool Ace Hotel in Shoreditch for the Tiny Dancers Halloween Rave.
A little monster mash for the under 8 crowd with DJ Dan Lywood,
Hotdogs, Cocktails and Prizes. Plus… the bar will be open for grown-ups!
1 November | Shoreditch
Boo at the Zoo
With a little help from some of its furry, feathery and scaly friends, London Zoo’s ‘Boo at the Zoo’ will offer visitors a day packed with ghoulish animal treats that will see little Londoners howling with delight. Putting on an extra brave face, visitors will travel through hair-raising activity stops, meeting rats, bats, spiders and owls, using their Boo at the Zoo activity passport to gain stamps.
Until 2 November | Regent’s Park
Greenwich Halloween Market and Games
Pick up something wicked this Halloween whilst your little ones are kept busy at the Greenwich Market. With pumpkin competitions, scary storytelling, doggy fancy dress (3.30pm) and free costume workshops your little Londoners will have a spooktacular time, but, if were being honest, it’s the 120 stalls and independent designer shops that is the real draw.
31 October | Greenwich
Biscuiteers at Halloween
Biscuiteers icing and decorating classes will be a welcome moment of calm for parents rushed off their feet with the chaos of half term activities. With tonnes of different icing colours and all the decorations and glitter you could possibly think of, your Little Londoners will be entertained for hours making all sorts of ghoulish treats, whilst you put your feet up with a cup of tea… or a cheeky glass of mulled wine.
29 October | Notting Hill
Ghost Tours at Hampton Court
Under the cover of darkness head to Hampton Court for an evening of spine chilling stories and ghostly goings-on. Hampton Court’s ghost tours offer brave little Londoners a really fantastic evening of history and adventure as they explore the palace’s state apartments, deserted courtyards and eerie cloisters after dark.
Until February 2015 | Greater London
If you’re looking for some cultured Halloween fun, then The Wallace Gallery’s Monster Masks is where you want to be. Artist Agnieszka Arabska will be taking your little monsters on a quest through the gallery’s wonderful collection to hunt out strange creatures, dragons and monsters to inspire their own horrifying mask to wear in a spooky parade along the galleries.
31 October | Marylebone
Pop up Screens: Ghostbusters
This year Pop Up screens will be adding some extra twists and turns to Notting Hill’s 20th Century Theatre for a spooktacular Halloween movie fest. Along with a great collection of family friendly spooky movies, there will also be a scare maze and lots of spooky treats. A fun night out for Little Londoners growing tired of apple bobbing.
1 November | Notting Hill
Halloween Children’s Pumpkin Carving
Treat yourself to a wicked Halloween at Fortnum & Mason, as the store unleashes its spooky side this October. With everything from children’s pumpkin carving and competition, with lots of wickedly delicious treats, to an in-store cooking demonstration and the return of Fortnums’ frightfully good Food Market, showcasing beautiful artisanal products this will be a very special treat for little and big foodies alike.
31 October | Picadilly
Vauxhall Pleasure Garden Fire Festival
Following the success of 2013’s show, the Fire Festival will return to Vauxhall’s Pleasure Gardens for a spectacular evening’s entertainment. The show, “A Tale to Raise the Spirits”, will be a rock opera of great songs, fantastic dancers, exciting fire performers and explosive fireworks and will take place around the now famous Vauxhall Bonfire. Lots of delicious food, ale and mulled wine will be available. Promises to be a wonderful evening for the whole family.
31 October | Vauxhall