Halloween for Kids in London

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The Making of Harry Potter: Dark Arts
Gruesome Nature Live!


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.

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Gruesome Nature Live!

Find out the frightful facts about some truly grisly creatures.

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

Tube: Chalk Farm Station


Dates: 20th - 28th October 2018


After its successful run at Camp Bestival, Gruesome Nature Live! returns to ZSL London Zoo this October half term. Kids will be led on a sing-a-long adventure in this interactive musical show as ZSL scientist Dr Atrox arrives home from her epic journey to find the toughest species on earth.Find out the frightful facts about some truly grisly creatures. Discover a lizard that squirts blood out of its eyes, hear about the terrifying tongue-eating parasite and learn which species can endure fire, ice and radiation. These monstrous truths reveal the more stomach-churning side of the animal kingdom.


The Making of Harry Potter: Dark Arts

Hogwarts is given a makeover especially for Halloween.

Warner Bros Studio Tour London, Aerodrome Way, Leavesden, Watford, London, WD25 7LS

Tube: Watford Station


Dates: 28th September - 10th November 2018


Fans of Harry Potter are invited to delve into the Dark Arts of the films this Halloween, learning about all the darker aspects of the popular series. For two weeks only, visitors to the Warner Bros Studios will be able to try duelling techniques against a Death Eater after learning wand combat moves in an interactive experience with Paul Harris, who developed the battles scenes in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. There will also be the chance to visit the Deather Eaters' headquarters, Malfoy Manor, step onto the Studio's latest addition, Platform 9 3/4, and see the iconic Great Hall all dressed up with apples, floating pumpkins and cauldrons of lollipops.


SEA LIFE London: Halloween Ascarium

The witch is the star of this mesmerising, underwater show.

Sea Life London Aquarium, County Hall, Westminster Bridge Road, South Bank, London, SE1 7PB

Tube: Waterloo Station , Westminster Station


Dates: 20th - 31st October 2018


Step into the depths of an underwater world this October half term and discover the Sea Witch at Sea Life London as the aquarium becomes the Ascarium in the week leading up to Halloween. The witch is the star of a mesmerising show, performed live from the Shipwreck area of the attraction. Children can help the sea witch in her quest to unlock the treasures of the ocean and protect against the dangers facing the seas. Walk down the Ocean Tunnel and over Shark Walk, see the creepy crawlies in the new Rainforest Adventure and enter the world of jellyfish as you go on your adventure.



The London Dungeon hosts its scariest event in 40 years.

London Dungeon, Riverside Building, County Hall, Westminster Bridge Road, London, SE1 7PB

Tube: Waterloo Station , Westminster Station


Dates: 01st - 31st October 2018


This Halloween, The London Dungeon is hosting Screamfest, its scariest event in 40 years. Billed as the ultimate Halloween event, it will boast the most stories, scares and special effects and see an extra splattering of horror added to the classic shows, including Jack The Ripper, The Great Fire of London and Sweeney Todd. Visitors will be able to take on London's only underground water ride, dodge the grasp of an escaped convict from Newgate Prison and brave an exhilarating vertical free fall drop ride. Additionally, the spine-tingling Seance returns, during which guests will sit around a Ouija board and summon the spirits.





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