7 Spooktacular Halloween Activities for All the Family to EnjoyMonday 28 October 2019 by Jodie Alker If you haven’t made any Halloween plans yet don’t fear, we’re treating you to a sneak peek at the best things to do with your family on this spooktacular holiday. It’s time to trick or treat yourself to some fangtastic activities whether you fancy carving a scary pumpkin, staying brave in a scare maze or having some skele-fun at a Halloween party, you’ll have some real Halloween fun.. or fear!
Pumpkin Fest at Noah’s Ark Zoo, Bristol
5th October to 2nd November 2019.
Treat the kids to a day out at Noah’s Ark Zoo where you’ll find all sorts of ghoulsome things to do. Head to their first-ever pumpkin patch, choose your pumpkin and get involved in some pumpkin carving to see who can create the most fearsome face. Try their very own pumpkin skittles –made from real pumpkins or why not go hunting for the hidden pumpkins around the zoo in their mystery trail.
Day of the Dead Bonfire Party, Birmingham
31st October 2019.
Thrill the family with a trip to Birmingham to experience the bone-chilling Day of the Dead Bonfire Party. Sit back and watch the amazing bonfire and fireworks display where you’ll be joined by day of the dead inspired stilt walkers and fire dancers inspired by the Mexican fiesta. Keep warm by dancing the night away at the family silent disco, spook your family by getting a ghoulish face paint or follow the pumpkin trail and see if you are brave enough to knock on the trick or treat doors. There will be endless things to do So don your best Halloween attire and join the party.
"What do you get when you drop a pumpkin? Squash”
The Horror Hotel, Nottingham
25th October to 31st October 2019.
If you aren’t a fan of getting spooked then this suggestion probably isn’t for you, however, if you do like getting into the Halloween spirit this maze is just the ticket. Check-in to the Horror Hotel and find your way through the two-floored maze where you will be joined by the undead as they stalk the corridors providing shocks and surprises along the way. For all you fraidy-cats, sink your teeth into the array of delicious food stalls and spooky-themed bar just outside. Try the witches brew, it’s hexceptional.
Covent Garden’s Fabulously Huge Pumpkin Patch, London
24th October to 3rd November 2019.
Photo by @coventgardenldn
The perfect place to fill your Instagram feed with autumnal selfies and make your followers jealous on social media. The humungous pumpkin will be seated in a beautiful Cinderella-inspired fairy tale carriage, surrounded by smaller pumpkins and an array of gorgeous plants and flowers. Covent Garden's giant pumpkin display is not to be missed, especially the glorious 2000lbs pumpkin. Afterwards, you can relish in the array of haunting cocktails and dishes nearby.
"No matter what costumes they wear, when the Halloween candy comes out, everyone is a goblin!"
Pumpkin Picking at Avon Valley Adventure and Wildlife Park, Bath
5th October to 31st October 2019.
If you are looking to carve or paint your pumpkin then make your way to Avon Valley Adventure and Wildlife Park where they have a dedicated patch, with more than 15,000 pumpkins of all shapes and sizes. The fun doesn’t stop there; once you've picked your favourite pumpkin, look forward to some frightfully wonderful retro fête games, eerie music and a blood-curdling bundle of autumnal delights. The ideal day out for all the family.
Extravaganza at Skylight Rooftop, London
31st October 2019.
Photo by @skylight_london
Mix it up this Halloween with ice skating, live music, street food, games and ice performances with a frighteningly exciting night at the Skylight Rooftop. Ice skating on Halloween, if you’ve watched The Shining you might think twice, but we recommend making an exception for one of the most lusted-after events this season. If ice skating isn’t for you then you can hide away in the cosy huts and igloos to get some alone time with your zombie bride or wizard friends. With it being Europe’s only real ice skating rink make sure to get your weekend booked quick.
"I would make a skeleton joke, but you wouldn't find it very humerus."
Family Scream Park at Twinlakes
18th October to 31st October 2019.
If you’re looking for something a little less scary this season then the Family Scream Park at Twinlakes is the place to be, it is said to be the friendliest fun you’ll have this Halloween. Get creative with over 20,000 pumpkins to choose from and see who can make the best lantern. Search for the all the ghouls and ghosts in the family mummy Halloween hunt and you could win a ghoulish prize. There’ll be potions bubbling, cauldron’s churning and a host of Halloween prizes in Fruity the Forgetful Witch’s Wagon. It'll be a devilishly good time with plenty of chills and thrills.
Halloween is a great way to spend time with the family and what better way to enjoy the festivities than by spending a weekend together to make the most of it. Book one of our spacious serviced apartments in one of our many locations this spooky season and bury yourself (alive) in this frightful season.