Hurrah! It’s Halloween half term…

    Still on the hunt for things to do? Have a terrifically terrifying time with our top three picks this week


    A frightful feast
    Everyone’s favourite chocolate emporium, Choccywoccydoodah, will be hosting a spooky soirée at its three-floor store in the Newburgh Quarter. Visit the shop this Thursday 27 October for a whole host of free activities, including pumpkin painting and monster mashing, and visit the glitter station to take your little one’s Halloween look to the next level. Families can sample Choccywoccy’s cool cake creations and handmade chocolate treats, while marvelling at the spectacular edible sculptures on display. There’ll even be tarot-card reading and a live DJ for the adults to enjoy.

    Thursday 27 October, 4pm to 7pm. Foubert’s Place, London W1F 7PS /



    Head for new heights
    This half term is the perfect opportunity to enjoy some of the capital’s most spook-tacular views, as The View From The Shard is offering children free entry with a paying adult. Wrap up the little ones and head out to spot some of London’s most historic and modern landmarks from the viewing platform. As the tallest building in Western Europe, you’ll get to enjoy 360-degree views for up to 40 miles, including the Houses of Parliament, Buckingham Palace and the Olympic Park. There will also be Halloween-inspired nibbles to sink your teeth into, including ‘poison’ toffee apples and themed cupcakes.

    Until Sunday 30 October, 10am to 10pm (last entry 9.30pm). Railway Approach, London SE1 9SG



    Animal magic
    There’s a whole-lotta fiendish fun going down at London Zoo this week, with its Boo at the Zoo programme for children and their families. Watch arachnid-themed creations be brought to life in The Black Widow’s Lair, make mysterious masks in the Bat Cave and carve your own creepy pumpkin at the Pumpkin Patch. There will be dress-up fun at the Ghoul School and devilish dance moves at the Pumpkin Party. And the best bit? It’s all included with standard entry to the zoo, so you can enjoy all the animals while you’re there, too!

    Until Sunday 30 October, 11am to 3.30pm. Regents Park, London NW1 4RY