For all your Halloween thrills this autumn, look no further than Halloween Hocus Pocus at Chessington World of Adventures. Cackling witches, wicked goblins, giant pumpkins and all sorts of mischievous characters are waiting for the bravest of young adventurers at this spooky Halloween extravaganza. Courageous visitors can ride hair-raising rollercoasters into the dark night sky and get up close and personal with the Zoo's scary spiders, snakes, rats and owls. If all that sounds like no match for your children, then perhaps they can solve the mystery of Hocus Pocus Hall, a haunted house with a spine-chilling secret. You can also visit the mysterious Transylvanian village of Black Hollow in the shadow of Castle Dracula, or listen to spook stories at Market Square. For the spookiest adventure for your children this Halloween, be sure not to miss this brilliantly elaborate entertainment. If you're travelling from out of town and need accommodation, we have plenty of hotels near Chessington World of Adventures.
London's Halloween for Kids
Terrify the kids at Chessington World of Adventures
Chessington World of Adventures, Chessington, Surrey, London, KT9 2NE
Tube: Morden Station
Dates: 19th October - 03rd November 2013
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
Dates: 26th October - 02nd November 2013
This Halloween one of London's most iconic landmarks, the London Eye, will be joining in on all the city's spooktastic fun with the Witch Academy. The magical school will be aimed at children and families and will conduct classes throughout the October half-term break each year. 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. Every graduate of the Witch Academy will receive a special badge of honour and join the Witch Academy Alumni.
An interactive weekend that invites children to create their own witch, complete with broomstick and cat
Royal Air Force Museum London, Grahame Park Way, Hendon, London, NW9 5LL
Tube: Colindale Station
Dates: 26th - 27th October 2013
Want to know exactly how to make a broomstick fly? The Royal Air Force Museum's Aeronauts Interactive has all the answers. Their Halloween inspired Witch Weekend will be providing youngsters with the chance to create their own witch, complete with flying broomstick and cat. The sessions will run twice daily between 11am and 1pm and 2pm until 4pm, all the materials are supplied free of charge. The RAF Museum has plenty of great interactive activities for youngsters and is home to more than 100 aircrafts from around the world. The museum has car parking facilities, or is a short walk or bus ride from Colindale Tube Station.
One of London's most peaceful markets takes on a spooky twist
Greenwich Market, College Approach, London, SE10 9HZ
Dates: 30th October 2013
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.
Spooky animal fun at London Zoo
ZSL London Zoo, Regent's Park Outer Circle, Primrose Hill, London, NW1 4RY
Tube: Chalk Farm Station
Dates: 26th October - 03rd November 2013
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 the awful artefacts found in Mr Darkmire's Curiosity Shop Of Horrors. The Animals In Action team will introduce a host of creepy creatures during daily shows in the amphitheatres, and there will also be terrifying tales, blood-curdling crafts, a Big Hairy Bug Draw and spine-tingling cake decorating.
Monster-themed events and storytelling at the Museum of London
Museum of London, 150 Wall, City, London, EC2Y 5HN
Dates: 26th October - 03rd November 2013
The Museum of London is holding a week of free family events on a monstrous theme during the October half-term. Monsters At The Museum of London events are aimed at a number of different age groups and include the chance to make monster-themed pottery, to experience interactive storytelling sessions and to create giant monsters as unique and lively as London itself. Museum experts have searched the galleries to find the best and scariest London monster stories. There is a similar programme of monster events taking place the sister museum, the Museum of London Docklands, including the chance to learn about the phantom bear that lives in the Tower of London and to learn about some of the sea monsters that London sailors faced during life on the ocean. Events take place daily but times vary.
Child friendly ghostly activities and scary entertainment.
The Queen's House, Park Row, London, SE10 9NF
Dates: 31st October 2013
The Queen's House host the Spooktacular Family Fun Day this Halloween. Part of the Royal Museums Greenwich, the bewitching Queen's House is the perfect venue for some ghostly activities and scary entertainment. There will be costume making and a prize for the best creation.
A walking theatrical tour.
Strawberry Hill House, 268 Waldegrave Road, London, TW1 4ST
Tube: Richmond Station
Dates: 30th - 31st October 2013
A walking theatrical tour for children of the London eccentric gothic masterpiece, Strawberry Hill House. The play will show you what lies behind the locked doors of the Twickenham mansion - but be careful, you may find more than you bargained for. Suitable for over-7s - the tour includes the chance to eat plenty of sweets, and children in costume will get a goody bag to take home.
23rd August 2014
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Boo At The Zoo
Monsters At The Museum Of London
Spooktacular Family Fun Day
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