London's Halloween for Kids

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The London Eye's Witch Academy

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The London Eye's Witch Academy
Halloween at Greenwich Market
Halloween Spooktacular Family Fun Day
Halloween Wild Food Market
Morden Hall Park Halloween Spooktacular
Tricks and Treats Animation Workshop
Boo at the Zoo
Beasts At The Museum Of London
 

 

Some of the Halloween events taking place in the capital can be a bit too much for young ones (and some old ones). Thankfully, there's a whole host of family friendly and fun activities to keep your children entertained over the Halloween season.

 
 

The London Eye Witch Academy

Children are invited to step aboard London's famous wheel to be enrolled in a magical academy

London Eye , Jubilee Gardens, South Bank, South Bank, London, SE1 7PB

Tube: Embankment Underground Station, Westminster Station, Waterloo Station

 

Dates: 25th October - 01st November 2014

 

This Halloween one of London's most iconic landmarks, the London Eye, will once again be joining in on the city's spooktastic fun with the return of the Witch Academy. The magical school will be aimed at children and families and will conduct classes throughout the October half-term break. On the Halloween Storytelling Capsule, kids can join the High Witch to take on the ghastly Grimly Grim (voiced by family favourite Harry Enfield) and help to foil his despicable plans to steal the Crown Jewels. As well as joining the Witch Academy Alumni, every graduate will receive a special badge of honour and goody bag containing a witches hat and activity pack.

 
 
 

Tricks and Treats Animation Workshop

Create horrible creatures on film, perfect for kids aged 5 to 11.

Chocolate Films Ltd, Units 1 & 2 119-123 Hackford Road, London, SW9 0QT

Tube: Stockwell Station

 

Dates: 30th - 31st October 2014

 

Chocolate Films, a London company which has been running workshops for children and young people since 2003, are giving a Halloween themed animation workshop over the half term holiday for kids aged 5 to 11. The Tricks and Treats Animation Workshop gives children the chance to create horrible creatures, scary faces and spooky landscapes to be screened at the end of the two-day course. The workshop introduces children to the world of stop-motion animation in a creative and playful environment. Budding young Stanley Kubricks can learn all about drawing, background and character design, model making and cut-out animation. On the final Friday afternoon, parents and guardians are invited to view the premiere of the film on the big screen.

 
 
 

Halloween at Greenwich Market

One of London's most peaceful markets takes on a spooky twist

Greenwich Market, College Approach, London, SE10 9HZ

Tube: New Cross Station (East London line closed. Bus service operates)

 

Dates: 31st October 2014

 

Greenwich Market will be among the best places to go to prepare for all your Halloween festivities this year as the entire market is given an eerie twist. Be prepared for scary stalls selling all the best Halloween costume items, creepily-carved pumpkins lurking at every corner and ghoulish music to provide a blood-curdling backdrop as SE10 turns seriously spooky. The market is completely family friendly: prizes will be on offer for those who bring in the best pumpkin, kids have their faces painted to get them into the Halloween spirit and they can also strut their stuff at a scary fashion show, for which prizes will also be available. There will even be a best-dressed beast competition for the deadliest dressed dog.

 
 
 

Halloween Wild Food Market

The west London market becomes a pumpkin parade on two consecutive Saturdays.

Addison Primary School, Addison Gardens, Bolingbroke Road, London, W14 0DT

Tube: Shepherd's Bush Station (Central)

 

Dates: 25th October - 01st November 2014

 

There's a Halloween theme to the Wild Food Market on two consecutive Saturdays, 25th October and Saturday 1st November 2014, as the west London weekend market becomes a pumpkin parade filled with seasonal food and fun workshops. On 25th October there's pumpkin carving for the kids and cooking master classes showing how to make pumpkin stew, fragrant pumpkin oil and a robust pumpkin salad. The following Saturday, on 1st November, the celebrations extend to both Halloween and bonfire night. Kids can learn how to make (and eat!) toffee apples, take part in apple bobbing, and win a prize for the best costume.

 
 
 

Boo at the Zoo

Meet rats, bats, spiders and owls and take part in a mystery feely-box challenge. Boo!

ZSL London Zoo, Regent's Park Outer Circle, Primrose Hill, London, NW1 4RY

Tube: Chalk Farm Station

 

Dates: 25th October - 02nd November 2014

 

A full programme of Halloween events is on offer at London Zoo this half term, as the zoo invites you to explore a spooky schedule that includes meeting rats, bats, spiders and owls as well as a mystery feely-box challenge. Brave visitors holding a Boo at the Zoo passport have to complete activities around the zoo to gain stamps, stopping by the Victorian Grim Curiosity Shoppe full of creepy and eccentric objects on the way. Find out how owls behave in their natural, nocturnal habitat, head to the Bat Cave and make food for the bats, or get up close and personal with a rat.

 
 
 

Beasts At The Museum Of London

Make beastly masks and learn about the prehistoric animals which lived in London.

Museum of London, 150 Wall, City, London, EC2Y 5HN

Tube: Barbican Station, St. Paul's Station

 

Dates: 25th October - 02nd November 2014

 

The Museum of London is holding a week of free family events on the theme of beasts during the October half-term. Beasts At The Museum of London events are aimed at a number of different age groups and include the chance to make a mask and turn yourself into a magnificent prehistoric animal, make prehistoric puppet, and learn about the prehistoric animals which once lived in London. There is a similar programme of beastly events taking place the sister museum, the Museum of London Docklands where Chickenshed presents 'Bridges' on Saturday 25th October 2014, an interactive performance full of fascinating stories about the people who have helped to bridge London together. Events take place daily but times vary.

 
 
 

Halloween Spooktacular Family Fun Day

Make your own miniature monster out of wool at the historic Queen's House.

The Queen's House, Park Row, London, SE10 9NF

Tube: New Cross Station (East London line closed. Bus service operates)

 

Dates: 31st October 2014

 

Come in your scariest fancy dress and you could win a prize for best costume at the Halloween Spooktacular Family Fun Day at Queen's House, a day of spooky fun in the enchanted 17th-century house in Greenwich. There are some great Halloween themed events on 31st October including Wee Woollie Beasties where you can make your own miniature monster out of wool, there's a dress-up family photo booth, a spooky version of snakes and ladders, a juggling wizard, an ingenious balloon twister and a ghostly woman in white wandering around the Great Hall. While in the area leave time to visit the Cutty Sark where you can create a ghost ship or sea monster and see it come to life in your very own spooky puppet show.

 
 
 

Morden Hall Park Halloween Spooktacular

Kids can enjoy creepy crafts and bug hunts at the National Trust park in Morden.

National Trust: Morden Hall Park, Morden Hall Road, Morden, London, SM4 5JD

Tube: Morden Station

 

Dates: 30th October - 02nd November 2014

 

Bring along a pumpkin to the Halloween Spooktacular at Morden Hall Park between Thursday 30th October and Sunday 2nd November and you'll be shown how to carve it into a fearful lantern. It's just one of the many spooktacular happenings at the National Trust park in Morden, south London, this Halloween. From creepy crafts and bug hunts to pumpkin carving and a trail full of secrets, there's something for everyone and it's only 4 pounds per child and under 2's go free. Spooky outfits encouraged!

 
 
 
 

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