Five Halloweeny Activities to do With Children this October

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If you’re looking for some Halloween activities to do with your children this spooky season, you have come to the right place! Here are a list of family-friendly seasonal projects and days out to embark on this October, both at-home and around London.

1. Pumpkin Painting 

Pumpkin carving is a staple tradition that families do each year in order to get into the Halloween spirit. However, pumpkin painting is becoming increasingly popular and offers a safer alternative to carving. We recommend using acrylic paints instead of oil paint in order to ensure that the design sticks to the surface of the pumpkin. As mentioned, painting pumpkins is a far safer alternative to carving them, however it is also an excellent way to get creative and let your imagination run wild. In addition, by painting your pumpkins you ensure that they will stay fresh throughout the Halloween season, making great home or doorstep decor.

Photo of painted pumpkin

2. Halloween Craft Party at Spitalfields Market

Take your children along to Spitalfields Market on the 29th of October for an autumnal day out packed with fun. Once again, Spitalfields Market is hosting its annual Halloween craft work-shop which involves face painting, pumpkin carving stations, Halloween games, and arts and crafts. 

Tickets range between £13.50 and £18. To book tickets to the Halloween Craft Party at Spitalfields Market, visit this link

Children doing Halloween arts and crafts

3. Pumpkin Picking

While it seems simple, pumpkin picking is an incredibly popular and fun activity to do this Halloween season. Although it can be challenging to find places that offer pumpkin picking around London, there are a variety of pick-your-own pumpkin patches in surrounding areas, such as Tulleys Farm and Cockford Bridge Farm! While pumpkin picking is often marketed towards children, it’s an incredibly fun and seasonal activity for people of all ages! 

Father and son pumpkin picking at a pumpkin patch

4. Halloween Baking

Family baking is a wonderful way to spend quality time with one another during every season. However, Halloween is a fantastic time to get creative and produce some delicious treats. There is a vast spectrum of spectacular spooky recipes to make this Halloween season that can be found online, why not give it a try?

Photo of ghost shaped cookies in a bowl

5. Halloween themed-days

While Halloween horror days are a huge success with adults who love an adrenaline rush, there are many child-friendly Halloween days out that are incredibly enjoyable and offer a range of activities. One  example is theChessington World of Adventures Howloween event which includes full access to all of the park’s rollercoasters, as well as mazes, entertainment, and opportunities for the kids to meet some classic Halloween characters like the witch from Room on the Broom and other fearsome friends. 

To find out more about the Chessington World of Adventures Howloween event, click here.