Get into the spooky spirit this upcoming Halloween
Halloween is definitely one of my favourite times of the year. I love all things scary and spooky, and what is not to love about seeing our little ones all dressed up in their best costume??
This Halloween there is so much happening in London to really get into the spooky spirit. Some events are suitable for older kids, some for younger. All will be fun for the parents! Here is our pick of the best family friendly Halloween events in London this year:
My hands down number one favourite attraction in London, just gets even better and scarier at Halloween. The London Dungeon Screamfest is the ultimate Halloween event. With twenty haunting tales and two thrilling rides, guests will come face to face with London’s scariest and most notorious characters. This popular event is sure to sell out fast, so book tickets online as soon as possible.
Credit: London Dungeon Facebook Page
Location: The London Dungeon County Hall, Westminster Bridge Road London SE1 7PB
Cost: Online price from £27.00 per person
When: October 1st to 31st
Take an evening family ghost tour at Hampton Court Palace, home of Henry VIII who had a thing for gruesome executions. Hampton Court Palace is said to be haunted by one of Henry's beheaded wives, so why not test your bravery by coming along to a tour and discover stories of spooky apparitions and paranormal activity. Suitable for children 8 years and over. There is also a late night halloween special for adults only.
Location: Hampton Court Palace, East Molesey, Surrey, KT8 9AU
Cost: Adults £14 and Children £7
When: October 31st and November 4th
You can go on a Ghost Bus Tour all year round, but what better time to hop aboard then Halloween? The tour is a theatrical one, on board a classic 1960s Routemaster bus, with actors on board and clever technical trickery to give you a scary experience like no other. Explore the most haunted sites of the city whilst enjoying the on board show.
Location: Departing from 8 Northumberland Avenue, in front of the Grand Hotel
Cost: Adults £23 and Children 5 to 15 years £15
When: Daily throughout the year
Fright Nights at Thorpe Park are set to both terrify and amaze you as this legendary theme park stays open after dark for Halloween. It is always an absolute blast, and this year is going to be no different. With attractions like The Walking Dead, Saw and The Blair Witch, it is not for the faint hearted that is for sure.
Location: Staines Rd, Chertsey KT16 8PN
Cost: Fright Night Tickets from £33.00
When: 5th October to 31st October
Crowned the UK's scariest attraction, this Halloween at the London Tombs, things just got scarier at the terrifying Halloween spectacular Phobophobia. Over four nights, this annual event has the 'hillbillies' taking over. But don't worry, if it is too scary for you or your younger children, there is still the family friendly tours of the tombs that are much more tame.
Location: 2-4 Tooley Street, London, SE1 2SY
Cost: Adults from £28.00
When: 26th October to 31st October for Phobobphobia and 15th October to 3rd November for family friendly tour.
Slip on your cape and grab your wand as the The Wizarding World of Harry Potter will be celebrating Halloween with a Dark Arts experience like no other. The iconic Great Hall set will be decorated with floating pumpkins, just as seen on screen in Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, and tables will also be laden with a Halloween feast of red apples, pumpkins and cauldrons of lollipops.
Kids can learn wand combat moves, take part in an exciting live duel with Death Eaters and see the original Death Eater costumes from the film series. You can also get hands-on and see exactly how the slime and goo from the movie was created and take a walk down a darker Diagon Alley.
Location: Warner Bros. Studio Tour London Studio Tour Drive, Leavesden, WD25 7LR
Cost: Adults from £41.00 and Children from £33.00
When: 28th September to 10th November.
Join in during these open-to-all rose pruning sessions; you'll get some fresh air and also hints and tips on rose pruning as you work and learn about how we manage the rose beds in the historic rose garden.