Looking for ideas to celebrate Halloween in London with kids? In this guide, you’ll find a list of Halloween events and activities for kids in London and surrounding areas, some of the best Halloween porch decorations around London through the years, and where to shop for decorations and Halloween costumes for kids.
Pumpkin Picking near London:
One of the top things to do in London with kids during October is picking pumpkins at the pumpkin patch for carving, decorating and baking. There are several pumpkin patches near London in Surrey, Sussex, Kent and Hertfordshire which I have listed and will keep updating for Halloween 2022 in the Pumpkin Patches Near London post.
Halloween Events for Kids London
Since Halloween typically falls during or just after the October half term break for schools in England, many museums, attractions and parks run special Halloween events in London for kids. For days out inspiration around London (1 to 2 hours away), I will also include Halloween events in surrounding areas and at the theme parks.
I will keep adding to this Halloween Events 2022 list as more things to do are announced so do check back for more updates.
Chiswick House & Gardens – Spooky Halloween Trail
14 – 31 October 2022
New for 2022, Chiswick House & Gardens will have a spooky illuminated Halloween trail featuring fire artists, haunted woods filled with neon cobwebs, ghastly ghouls and wicked witches. There will be hot chocolate, marshmallows to taste and other decadent treats on offer along the trail.
Limited capacity with timed entry. Tickets on sale now – Adult £16.50, Child (3 – 16) £12 and Family £54
Book tickets for Chiswick House & Gardens Halloween
Eltham Palace & Gardens – Halloween Half Term
22 – 30 October 2022
Enjoy a ghoulishly good day out at Eltham Palace and Gardens this half term. Follow the trail to solve creepy clues and gather round to listen to spooky stories.
Free for English Heritage members. For non-members, tickets cost £17.60 for adults and £10.60 for children ages 5 – 17.
Book tickets for Eltham Palace & Gardens Halloween Half Term
Wands & Wizard Exploratorium – Wizard’s Afternoon Tea
For a unique, magical experience, visit the Wands & Wizard Exploratorium and enjoy their Wizard’s Afternoon Tea. The afternoon tea, which is a 1 hour 45 minute interactive experience, includes magic wand and equipment rental, autumnal interactive teas that you brew, and a selection of spooky treats, cakes and sandwiches.
Child Wizard Afternoon Tea: £32 per person
Adult Wizard Afternoon Tea: £42 per person
Address: 26 Greek Street, Soho, London W1D 5DE
Book the afternoon tea at Wands & Wizard Exploratorium
Halloween Events for Kids in Kent
Hever Castle & Gardens – Halloween Half Term Fun
22 – 30 October 2022
Visit Hever Castle & Gardens in Kent for a fun Halloween family day out. Over October half term, Hever Castle will have Halloween decorations around the grounds. Come dressed up soon in your spookiest costume and make time for the brilliant adventure playgrounds.
Address: Hever Rd, Hever, Edenbridge TN8 7NG
Book tickets for Hever Castle & Gardens
Leeds Castle – Halloween Half Term Fun
22 – 30 October 2022
Spooky adventures await this October half term with spine-chilling, eerie activities planned throughout the grounds at Leeds Castle. Stay tuned for more details.
Address: Broomfield, Maidstone ME17 1PL
Book tickets for Leeds Castle
Halloween Events for Kids in Surrey
Bocketts Farm Park – Witches and Wizards Week
22 – 30 October 2022
Activities during the Witches and Wizards Week at Bocketts Farm Park include a Reptile Roadshow, Science and Slime Shows, a spooky scavenger hunt, Meet and Green with owls and birds of prey and a Creepy Craft Corner.
There will be hundreds of pumpkins to choose from that were grown at Bocketts Farm and an opportunity to take family photos in their Pumpkin Village. Plus the fun activities we enjoy year round on days out at Bocketts Farm Park – trailer rides, pig races, feeding the farm animals, indoor and outdoor playgrounds and small animal encounters.
Address: Young Street, Fetcham, Leatherhead, Surrey KT22 9BS
Witches and Wizards Week 2021 Tickets: £14.50 for adults, £15.95 for child 3-17 years, £13.95 for child 2 years, children under 2 years enter free
Book tickets for Bocketts Farm Park
Priory Farm – Halloween Trail
24 – 28 October 2022 and weekends throughout October
Priory Farm grow over 10,000 pumpkins every year and there will be range of shapes and sizes for picking in their fields. Take a tractor ride to their fields to pick your own pumpkin on selected dates in October.
Priory Farm will also have a Halloween Trail with spooky surprises along a nature trail in their Discoveryland. Venture along a spooky, Halloween themed walk through ancient woodland and meadows and around their fishing lakes. The Halloween Trail is open weekends throughout October and over the half term school holidays, 24 – 28 October 2022.
Halloween Trail tickets are £8 per person, for all aged 2+.
Address: Sandy Lane, South Nutfield, Redhill, RH1 4EJ
Buy tickets for the Halloween Trail at Priory Farm
Halloween Events for Kids in Oxfordshire
Blenheim Palace – Spooky Illuminated Trail
21 – 31 October 2022
Blenheim Palace will have a Spooky Illuminated Trail this October half term. The trail will take you through an illuminated haunted woods filled with neon cobwebs, ghastly ghouls, wicked witches, jack-o-lanterns, larger-than life spiders and beasty bats.
Watch for a fiendish fire garden, daring fire artists and jack-o-lanterns along the way to the Secret Garden filled with more hidden surprises.
Book tickets for the Halloween Trail at Blenheim Palace
Halloween Events for Kids in Hertfordshire
Cammas Hall Farm – Halloween Activities
October 2022 Dates TBA
More details to come – Cammas Hall Farm have a fantastic pumpkin patch and photo opportunities plus fun family activities on the farm during October.
Address: Cammas Hall Farm Needham Green, Hatfield Broad Oak CM22 7JT
Book tickets for Cammas Hall Farm
Warner Bros. Studio Tour: The Making of Harry Potter – Dark Arts
23 September – 6 November 2022
The Making of Harry Potter studio tour is an amazing experience going behind the scenes of the work that went into filming the Harry Potter movies. In celebration for Halloween, there will be 100 floating pumpkins in the magnificent Great Hall, as seen in Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. The WB Studio Tours London are also featuring the Dark Arts this autumn. Keep an eye out for the Dark Mark projected in various parts of the tour and learn the moves behind a wand combat scene, just like the Battle of Hogwarts, in a live duel with Death Eaters.
Address: Warner Bros. Studio Tour London, Studio Tour Drive, Leavesden, WD25 7LR
Book tickets for Warner Bros. Studio Tour: The Making of Harry Potter
Halloween Events for Kids at the Theme Parks
LEGOLAND Windsor – Brick or Treat
1 – 31 October 2022
Throughout October, LEGOLAND Windsor Resort will be transformed into a pumpkin-filled wonderland for their frightfully fun annual Brick or Treat event. This year, Brick or Treat presents Monster Party, where the LEGO Monsters are taking over at LEGOLAND to celebrate their new 4D Movie ‘The Great Monster Chase!’
This Halloween spectacular will feature new experiences, live shows, fantastic LEGO decorations and lots of Monster mischief. Tickets start from £32 for the Brick or Treat event at LEGOLAND Windsor.
Address: Winkfield Road, Windsor, Berkshire SL4 4AY
Book tickets for LEGOLAND Windsor
Chessington World of Adventures – Howl’o’ween
15 – 30 October 2022
More details to come about the Halloween family fun planned for Chessington World of Adventures this October half term. On selected dates, visitors can experience their rides in the dark, from soaring into the darkness on Vampire and spinning into the evening on Dragons Fury.
Address: Leatherhead Rd, Chessington, Surrey KT9 2NE
Book tickets for Chessington World of Adventures
Peppa Pig World – Happy Halloween
13 – 31 October 2022
Peppa Pig World (part of Paultons Park) will have a spooky Halloween makeover for a frightful fun fest this October half term. Meet Peppa and George in their spooky outfits and enjoy lots of fun Peppa themed Halloween decorations. Late night openings until 7:30pm on 25, 26 and 27 October 2022, and their Halloween shows run between 22 – 31 October inclusive.
Book tickets for Paultons Park
Halloween House Decorations in London
One of our favourite things to do in London on Halloween is to see some of the brilliant Halloween porch decorations. You can find some of the best Halloween decorations in London around Holland Park, Notting Hill, Chelsea and Knightsbridge. There are several houses that really go all out and it’s always a pleasure to see what they come up with each year!
Many of the party shops around London sell a variety of Halloween decorations and accessories. Non-Stop Party Shop in Kensington has the best selection of Halloween decorations I’ve seen, including animated and light up props, giant jumping spiders and hanging decorations. See their extensive range of Halloween decorations here.
You can find plenty of Halloween treats, decorative items and party supplies at Tesco, Asda and Sainsburys, especially the superstores.
Shop Halloween Costumes in London
For browsing in person, Tesco and Sainsbury’s Superstores sometimes have a selection of fancy dress costumes. Party shops that I can recommend for a great selection of Halloween costumes, masks and accessories are Party and Celebrate in Clapham, Non-Stop Party Shop in Kensington and Partica Party in Kingston.
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Trick or Treating in London
Trick or treating is one of our favourite Halloween activities and our experiences have varied over the years living in London. Trick or treat is always on 31 October, even if it falls on a weekday.
Trick-or-treating in London typically starts after sunset, around 5pm/6pm depending on neighbourhood and the houses taking part are decorated with at least a pumpkin. St John’s Wood, Kensington, Chelsea and Chiswick are London neighbourhoods popular for trick-of-treating.
I hope you found this guide to Halloween in London with kids helpful! I’ll keep adding to this Halloween Events 2022 list so do check back for more updates.
This post was updated on 31 July 2022 with updated Halloween 2022 event information.
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