Best Halloween Events South East 2020 | Things to do Half-Term

There is certainly a lot less on in 2020 than previous years for Halloween in the South East of England. That’s not to say that there’s nothing on though. I’ve found events in all counties and there are plenty of ideas to keep you busy during October half-term.

Things to do October Half Term – Halloween – Berkshire – Buckinghamshire – London – East Sussex – West Sussex – Hampshire – Isle of Wight – Kent – Oxfordshire – Surrey

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Beale Park – Halloween Half-Term Fun – Berkshire

In October half term there is free entry for a child fully dressed up for Halloween (if accompanied by a full paying adult). There will be a Halloween trail, make and take activities and the Park will be dressed for the spooky season.

Keep an eye on our social media sites for updates on the Halloween fun we have planned!

Beale Park

Address: Lower Basildon, Pangbourne, Reading RG8 9NW

When? 24th October until 1st November

How much? Free entry for kids fully dressed up for Halloween. An adult ticket is £12, £10 for children 2-15 not in dress. Under 2’s are free and other pricing options are available.

Blackberry Farm Park – Halloween – East Sussex

‘Spook-tacular’ Halloween Fun at Blackberry Farm Park! Put on your best Halloween costume, grab your broomstick or magic wand… and join us for some ‘Spook-tacular’ fun throughout October Half Term.

Visit the Pre-Cut Pumpkin Patch and Take Home the Perfect Pumpkin (Additional Charges apply). Scarecrow Tractor Tractor – Ride on the Halloween Tractor Ride and look out for the Scarecrows – Each has a letter to review a word. Mystery Maze – This is a mystery you will have to wait to see!!

Blackberry Farm Park

Address: Blackberry Farm, Whitesmith, Lewes BN8 6JD

When? 24th October until 1st November

How much? £12 per person age 2-60. Under 2’s are free. If you would like to visit Blackberry Farm Park please email with the day of visit, number of guests and a contact telephone number to [email protected] to secure your place.

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Blackgang Chine – Frights and Sprites – Isle of Wight

Blackgang Chine’s ghostly characters are yet again causing mischief in Rumpus Mansion with their LIVE performance this October. After braving the Mansion, head up past the Hall of Mirrors to dance away the cobwebs at the spooky disco and keep your eyes peeled for a whole host of gremlins – can you spot them all? Enjoy an array of spooky activities, games, competitions and the chance to meet Cedric the Dragon alongside our very own Fairy Queen!

Don’t forget to come in your best fancy dress too – there’ll be a daily competition!

Blackgang Chine

Address: Ventnor PO38 2HN

When? 19th – 23rd and 26th – 31st October

How much? Tickets are £20 each for anyone over the age of 4. Under 4’s are free. Prebooking online in advance is essential.

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Blenheim Palace – Halloween Entertainment – Oxfordshire

Ride the terrible train through the Frightful Tunnel down to the Pleasure Gardens for a range of family friendly activities. Listen in to spooky stories for a thrilling time.

Come for a spooky walk (if you dare), our performers will tell creepy tales through the orchards and trees, these folk tales are sure to chill you to your bones! If you would like a ‘fang’tastic time then this is for you. There are two walks running, a creepy walk for family and even creepier walk for teenagers and adults….and more

Blenheim Palace

Address: Woodstock OX20 1PP

When? 24th October until 1st November

How much? An adult park and gardens ticket costs £18.50 up to £28.50 including a visit to the house. Children 5-16 are £17 or £27. Under 5’s are free. Other pricing options are available. Members are free, everyone must prebook a ticket.

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Bocketts Farm – Wizards & Witches week – Surrey

Encounter a range of reptiles and creepy crawlies in the REPTILE ROADSHOW. An amazing opportunity to meet some beautiful and unusual creatures!

Enjoy exciting SCIENCE AND SLIME SHOWS with the wickedly wonderful Einstein’s Entertainers! Various show times throughout the day. Explore the SPOOKTACULARLY FUN TRAIL as you help find the missing clues around the farm. Don’t miss your free treat when you finish!

Take a fun family photo in the PUMPKIN VILLAGE! Take home a HOMEGROWN BOCKETTS FARM PUMPKIN. Hundreds to choose from and on sale all week. Hop on board the TRACTOR and TRAILER RIDE and meet our rabbits and guinea pigs in SMALL ANIMAL ENCOUNTERS SESSIONS.

Bocketts Farm

Address: Young St, Fetcham, Leatherhead KT22 9BS

When? 24th October until 1st November

How much? An adult ticket is £13.50 and £14.50 for a child age 3-17. Other pricing options are available. Tickets must be prebooked online.

Buster Ancient Farm – October Half Term – Hampshire

This October Half term join us to celebrate the turning of the seasons at this magical time of year, known to our ancestors as Samhain… a time for communication with the ancestors and the spirits of the dead.  

Discover more with a themed trail, handling sessions, craft activities and more.  

Buster Ancient Farm

Address: Chalton Ln, Chalton, Waterlooville PO8 0BG

When? 26th to 30th October.

How much? Adult tickets £9 each, £5 for children age 3-16. Under 3’s are free, other pricing options are available.

Carisbrooke Castle – Spooky Carisbrooke – Isle of Wight

Gather your little monsters for a ghoulishly good day out at Carisbrooke Castle this half term. Follow the trail to solve creepy clues and gather round to listen to spooky stories. There’s a frighteningly fun fancy dress competition every day – just come in your scariest outfits to be in with a chance of winning.

Steeped in ghostly history and full of tales of a king’s imprisonment, Carisbrooke Castle is a fearfully good setting for an adventure this Halloween. The Halloween Costume competition will take place at 11.30am and 2.30pm each day of the event

English Heritage

Address: Castle Hill, Newport PO30 1XY

When? 24th October until 1st November

How much? FREE for members of English Heritage. An adult ticket is £12.50 and £7.50 for a child aged 5-17. Under 5’s are free. Everyone must prebook a ticket.

Chessington World of Adventures – Howl’o’ween – London

We’ve carved out lots of treats and plenty of tricks for your family this year for HOWL’O’WEEN at Chessington World of Adventures Resort. 

Wander into The Forgotten Forest and encounter enchantment in our NEW attraction, which joins Creepy Caves: Resurgence that takes the bravest adventurers on a terrifying new ‘root’ for 2020*

Enjoy your favourite rides at dusk, plus watch some of them come ALIVE, including the fearsome Vampire and terror-ific Tomb Blaster.

Chessington

Address: Leatherhead Rd, Chessington KT9 2NE

When? 17th October until 1st November

How much? Tickets from £19.50 when booked 5 days in advance.

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Cogges Manor Farm – Witch’s House – Oxfordshire

There’s witchery afoot as Cogges Manor House is transformed into the Witch’s House, as if by magic! Walk through a series of spooky rooms to see where the witch lives. But don’t worry, like everyone at Cogges, she’s very friendly! With lighting, sound and an array of potions, bats, spiders and a cauldron on the fire, Cogges brings Halloween to life again this year. 

Book your timed visit in groups or ‘bubbles’ of up to six people – there will only be one group in each part of the house at any time.

Cogges Manor

Address: Church Ln, Witney OX28 3LA

When? 17th & 18th October. 24th October until 1st November

How much? Prices for groups of up to 6 people: Season Ticket Holder price £10.00 (Booking with Family Season Ticket or at least 2 individual Season Tickets). Non Season Ticket holder price £30.00 (includes entry to the farm for up to 6 people).

Dover Castle – Spooky Castle – Kent

Try not to disturb the castle’s ghosts as you explore the shadows of the medieval tunnels, the winding staircases of the Great Tower, or as you walk the castle defences. You can also come face to face with Zoolab and their collection of real life creepy creatures.

There’s a frighteningly fun fancy dress competition every day – just come in your scariest outfits to be in with a chance of winning. The competition will take place at 11.30am and 2.30pm each day of the event.

English Heritage

Address: Castle Hill Rd, Dover CT16 1HU

When? 24th October until 1st November

How much? FREE for English Heritage members. An adult ticket is £17, £10.20 for a child aged 5-17. Under 5’s are free and other pricing options are available. Everyone must prebook a ticket.

Exbury Gardens & Steam Railway – Halloween events – Hampshire

Halloween Ghost train –

Our crew of ghoulish characters are returning to Exbury’s steam railway this October half term. They will be haunting the train tracks and entertaining families with their slapstick comedy performances… with a few frights along the way of course!

Our ghost train and characters may be a little too scary for some children so parental discretion is advised before booking.

Gruesome garden trail – The voodoo of Halloween has turned our Rock Garden into a spooky graveyard this half term. Do you dare to enter? Walk through cobweb arches, see monsters emerging from the ground and ghosts on zipwires.

Don’t worry, everything in this trail is a Halloween prop and is suitable for most children, although parental discretion is advised for those of a sensitive nature.

Plus other spooky events

Exbury

Address: Exbury, Southampton SO45 1AZ

When? 26th October until 1st November

How much – General admission prices adult standard ticket £10, £4 for a child. Under 3’s are free – plus £5.40 train ride for members or £6 for non-members. Please make sure you prebook a day ticket and a slot on the train.

Best Halloween Events Hampshire 2020

Fairytale Farm – Halloween – Oxfordshire

There are always supernatural goings-on in the land of fairytales. This Halloween, help us solve a famous haunting fairytale mystery, ‘The Curse of Sleeping Beauty.

Become a ‘Fairytale Supernatural Sleuth’ and solve this creepy mystery. Find the 10 photo clues when you venture down the Enchanted Walk; the clues will help you uncover the name of which of the seven chosen fairy godmothers is the evil one who put the curse on Princess Briar Rose as a christening gift! Unscramble the letters to reveal the fairytale baddy’s name and receive your trick or treat reward from the baddy’s enchanted lair!

Fairytale Farm

Address: Southcombe OX7 5QH

When? 24th October until 1st November

How much? £6.53 for an adult, £6.30 for a child age 2-16. Other pricing options are available. Tickets must be prebooked online.

Fishers Farm Park – Halloween Happy Hauntings – West Sussex

Don’t be a scaredy cat! Make your way to the ‘boo’-tiful (not-so) ‘Enchanted Wood’ this Halloween, where our ghostess with the mostess and plenty of other marvellous mysteries will greet you in our magical world of fearsome fantasy!

And if this doesn’t leave a chill up your spine, will you dare to ride our gory Ghost Tunnel? It’s a funny, but spooky ride with an educational twist…mwahahahaha!

Fishers farm park

Address: Newpound Lane, Wisborough Green RH14 0EG

When? 24th October until 1st November

How much? Tickets are £16.75 for anyone 3 and over. Seniors and 2 year olds are £14.75 and under 2’s are free. Paying visitors must prebook online in advance.

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Godstone Farm – Halloween Half-Term – Surrey

Although Halloween may be different this year, here at Godstone Farm it’s going to be just as FUN!

Come on down to the farm and join our Spooktacular celebration. Grab yourself a pumpkin and carve out your very own creation. Follow the mysterious clues around the farm to be in with a change of winning some magical prizes. But, don’t forget to visit the animals along with the way, you never know who you might see around the corner!

Godstone Farm

Address: Farm Limited, Tilburstow Hill Rd, Godstone RH9 8LX

When? 24th October until 1st November

How much? Tickets are £8.25 for anyone 2 and over. 1 year £2.10 and under 1s are free.

Green Dragon Eco Farm – Halloween Half-term – Buckinghamshire

More information coming soon…..

Address: E Claydon Rd, Buckingham MK18 3LA

When? 24th October until 1st November

How much? TBC

Groombridge Place – Halloween – Kent

The little secret garden with its gentle stream and wooden bridge will be transformed into a magical pumpkin grotto with a one-way system in place to ensure social distancing can be maintained.

Visit the walled garden and see if you can spot all the hidden pumpkins and if you come in fancy dress there may be something special waiting for every ghoul, ghost, phantom and skeleton!

Groombridge place

Address: Groombridge Place, Groombridge Hill, Groombridge, Tunbridge Wells, TN3 9QG

When? 26th October until 1st November

How much? Adults £8.95, children £6.95. Family tickets are available. Book your tickets online in advance.

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Gullivers Land Resort – Scare Safari – Buckinghamshire

Monsters are taking over Gulliver’s for a spooky season of Halloween fun! Look out for some seriously spooktacular surprises, brave the Devil’s Dozen rides and amazing attractions. We’ve got your Halloween adventure covered with shows, tricks and plenty of treats. *Book your theme park tickets online 2 days in advance to save even more on your freaky family day out! 

Here’s what to expect on your Halloween adventure:
12 Theme Park Rides PLUS Play Attractions
Interactive Scare Safari Trail
Look out for the frightful Enchanted Forest!
Take a spooky tour of the Counts Haunted Castle!

Gullivers Land

Address: Livingstone Dr, Milton Keynes MK15 0DT

When? 24th October until 1st November

How much? £13 per person, special advance price.

Hever Castle – Halloween Half Term Fun – Kent

Treat your little ones to a spine-tingling visit to Hever Castle over the Half Term break. Come dressed up in your spookiest outfit and follow a pumpkin trail around the grounds.

The staff at Hever Castle are getting involved this year and having their own pumpkin carving competition. We want you to be the judge so make sure you vote for your favourite pumpkin when you visit. Plus, for the chance to receive your own treat (or a trick?!) join in with a pumpkin carving competition from home.

Hever Castle

Address: Hever Rd, Hever, Edenbridge TN8 7NG

When? 24th October until 1st November

How much? Members are free. An adult ticket costs £15.55, child 5-17 £9.75. Other pricing options are available. Everyone must prebook a ticket online.

Best Halloween Events Kent 2020

Hobbledown – Trick or Treat – Surrey

Halloween, or Hobble’ween as we like to call it, is one of our favourite holidays of the year and this Half Term you can do your Trick or Treating in our Willow Maze (just don’t get lost in there!)

Activities will all be socially distanced, but expect to be joined in the maze by our very own mischievous Skibblers who will be leading the activity.

Hobbledown

Address: Horton Ln, Epsom KT19 8PT

When? 24th October until 1st November

How much? Tickets are £18 for anyone 2 and over. Under 2’s are free. Tickets must be prebooked online.

Hop Farm – Halloween Fun – Kent

Treat the kids to a spook-tastic feast of fun for the half term holidays! Dress up in your best Halloween fancy dress (optional!) and come and join in! Children’s rides, animal farm and more tricks and treats! Features include a Halloween trail, best fancy dressed prize each day and indoor spooktacular safe and fun live entertainment!* – features subject to change.

Hop farm

Address: Maidstone Rd, Paddock Wood, Beltring, Tonbridge TN12 6PY

When? 24th October until 1st November

How much? Tickets are only £3 per person (under 1’s free). Prebook your tickets online in advance.

Best Halloween Events Kent 2020

Kent Life – Halloween Spooktacular – Kent

Come along and join in with the family friendly Halloween events as Kent Life is transformed for the spooky season. There’s pumpkin carving, creepy cuddle corner, spooky tractor rides and daily fancy dress competitions. Are you brave enough to come along and trick or treat in our historic houses? You never know who’s lurking behind the doors! Trick or Treating is available from 2pm every day in our half term.

Kent Life

Address: Lock Ln, Maidstone ME14 3AU

When? 24th October until 1st November

How much? An adult ticket is £9. £8 for a child 3-15. Under 3’s are free and other pricing options are available. Members are free but like everyone else must prebook a ticket online.

Legoland Windsor – Brick or Treat – Berkshire

Calling all little monsters and their monster families! This October Half Term, Lord Vampyre invites you to Brick or Treat at the LEGOLAND® Windsor Resort for the most spook-tacular time of the year, Halloween!

LEGOLAND Windsor Resort will be transformed into a pumpkin-filled wonderland for what is sure to be the most frightfully fun event of the year perfect for the young, and the young at heart!

Legoland

Address: Winkfield Rd, Windsor SL4 4AY

When? 15th October – 1st November & 6th – 8th November 2020

How much? Tickets from £39 per person. Prebooking is essential.

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Leonardslee Gardens – Halloween – West Sussex

Calling all ghouls and boys, You’re invited to a spooktacular day out filled with joy. For some ghoulish fun, come and spend the day in the sun.

We have a spooktacular pumpkin trail waiting for you during October half-term! … and more.

Leonardslee Gardens

Address: Brighton Rd, Lower Beeding, Horsham RH13 6PP

When? 24th October until 1st November

How much? An adult ticket costs £12 and £6.50 for a child age 4-16. Other pricing options are available. Tickets must be prepurchased online.

London Zoo – October Half-Term – London

Perfect for families this half term, download a free trail pack (coming soon) to guide your visit and discover the incredible patterns and creative ‘costumes’ of the animal kingdom. Find out why penguins wear ‘tuxedos’ or why an okapi has a stripey bum! What’s more, since it doubles up as a colouring activity, there’s heaps of wild creativity to keep the kids entertained.

Take inspiration from the wonderful patterns and camouflage of the animal kingdom as we invite visitors of all ages to come dressed up to explore the Zoo…and more

London Zoo

Address: Outer Cir, London NW1 4RY

When? 24th October until the 1st November.

How much? Tickets from £30-32 per adult. £19.50-£21.12 per child. Under 3’s are free. Prebooking is essential.

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Odds Farm Park – Halloween – Buckinghamshire

With October Half-Term now right around the corner, enjoy a frightfully fun day out with all the family at our Halloween Festival! Head to our Pumpkin Patch Garden and pick your own pumpkin ready to carve*, dare to explore Wilomena Witch’s walk and see what other Spooky Surprises we have in store!

*Small extra charge for Pumpkin. Pumpkin Patch is weather permitting. Please remember to bring a reusable bag to take your Pumpkin home. Guests are welcome to collect their pumpkin and carve at home.

Odds Farm Park

Address: Wooburn Common, Wooburn Green, High Wycombe HP10 0LX

When? 24th October until 1st November

How much? Tickets are £12.95 for anyone over the age of 2. Children under 2 are free and other pricing options are available. Please prebook.

Best Halloween Events South East 2020 | Things to do Half-Term

Paultons Park – Happy Halloween – Hampshire

What’s on?

Peppa and George’s spooky Halloween makeover.
The Legend of Paultons Manor – All singing and dancing extravaganza.
Ghoulish fun – see Pickles the Pumpkin and the rest of the spirit squad!.

Paultons Park

Address: Ower, Romsey SO51 6AL

When? 15th October until 2nd November

How much? £35.75 for anyone over 1m. Other tickets are available. Under 1m are free and don’t need a ticket. Prebooking is essential.

Best Halloween Events Hampshire 2020

Penshurst Place – Halloween Events – Kent

Broomstick flying school – This year, we’ve heard from flying instructor, Madame Flyleada, that the 2020 class have been the worst to date! Wander the grounds this Halloween and you’re likely to find a few of her students stuck in trees, or evidence of their crash landings! Will you be able to find them all and complete their flying reports?

Wicked witch of the wild wood – Though the storytelling will be going ahead, we are currently re-evaluating the traditional set up to ensure it is as safe as possible for our visitors. More details will be announced soon!

Penshurst Place

Address: Penshurst Place, Penshurst, Tonbridge TN11 8DG

When? 24th – 31st October (storytelling not on all dates)

How much? Tickets from £10.50-£12.50 for adults, £6-6.50 for 5-15 year olds. Prebook your tickets online in advance.

Riverhill Himalayan Gardens – Pumpkin Festival – Kent

Our hugely popular Pumpkin Festival returns! This year we will be Pumkin Hunting in the Gardens and creating a walk-through inspirational Pumpkin Grotto for you to enjoy and gather ideas to get carving at home.

You will be able to buy gorgeous pumpkins and carving sets from us but please note we will not be doing carving here this year due to social distancing.

Riverhill

Address: Riverhill, Sevenoaks TN15 0RR

When? Selected dates from 17th October until 1st November

How much? Tickets are £6.50 each and must be prebooked online. Children under 4 are free and are not required to have a ticket.

Best Halloween Events Kent 2020

Tapnell Farm Park – PYO Pumpkin Patch – Isle of Wight

The wonderful Wanda is returning to Tapnell Farm Park this October half term to grow her pumpkins in our magical soil! Accompanied by her trusty (and slightly goofy!) scarecrow friends, Wanda will be waiting to see which pumpkin you pick!

This year you will need to make your way through our Spooktacular maze, and past her silly scarecrows to get to Wanda’s pumpkins. Then take your pumpkin home and decorate it in time for Halloween, when Wanda will be flying past to wave at all her little pumpkins glowing in your homes!

On the 31st there will be prizes given out for the best Halloween Fancy Dress costumes, and that includes grownups too!

Tapnell Park

Address: Tapnell Farm House, Newport Rd, Yarmouth PO41 0YJ

When? 24th October until 1st November

How much? A child ticket is £11.50 each age 2-16. An adult ticket costs £9.50 each. Other pricing options are available. Prebooking online is essential.

Waddesdon Manor – Halloween – Buckinghamshire

Throughout October half-term there will be our ever-popular Halloween trail, spooky treats to tickle your tastebuds, and crafty activities for everyone to get involved with.

Can you find all twelve creatures of the night hidden along Miss Alice’s Drive? Under 5’s count each animals legs on your hunt! Older children answer true or false questions about the animals you spot along the trail to claim your prize!

Waddesdon Manor

Address: Waddesdon, Aylesbury HP18 0JH

When? 24th October until 1st November

How much? We recommend pre-booking your trail when booking your grounds admission. £3 per trail. Plus adult ticket £11.88 and £5.94 for a child aged 5-17. Other pricing options are available. Under 5’s are free.

Best Halloween Events South East 2020 | Things to do Half-Term

Washbrooks Farm – Halloween – West Sussex

Our friendly ghosts have hidden spooky items around the farm. Follow the clues to find the spooky items and at the same time have some fresh air and fun. Entry to our Halloween quiz is included in farm ticket price. Pumpkins will be available for sale.

Washbrooks Farm

Address: Brighton Rd, Hurstpierpoint, Hassocks BN6 9EF

When? 24th October until 1st November

How much? An adult ticket is £7.50, £6.50 for children age 3-15, other pricing options are available. Prebooking is not necessary.

Wellington Country Park – Hallowellyween – Berkshire

We have had a lot of questions about our yearly Hallo’welly’ween event and we know how much joy it brings to our visitors and staff alike. We love having such a big event to end the season with and we know how important this is to our frequent visitors and Annual Pass holders.

We are really hopeful that we will be able to go ahead with the event as we have now planned it, in a Covid-19 secure way. However, as you can understand, regulation and advice is constantly changing and as guest safety is our number one priority, we are currently waiting to release further details.
We hope to have more information on this spook-tacular event soon.

Wellington country park

Address: Odiham Rd, Riseley, Reading RG7 1SP

When? TBC

How much? TBC

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