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Family-friendly Halloween events in London for kids: spooky season 2022

Updated: Oct 20, 2022

Halloween events in London for kids

There'll be no resting witch face happening this year with these skele-fun Halloween events in London for kids! Yep, we're kickstarting the 2022 spooky season with a whole host of family-friendly Halloween parties, trails, treats and tricks...

Terrible Thames boat trip

Halloween events in London for kids
Photography: London for Kidz

This terribly good adventure sails out of town for the season on 31st October so makes the perfect Halloween activity in London for your wee monsters. Based on the super successful Horrible Histories books, this is the perfect way to sail down the Thames for an adventure packed with hideously funny historical facts that include plenty of gruesome, icky stories for the whole family. Don't forget to check out our review before you hop on board!

Creepy Golf at Golf Kingdom

The half term Halloween events are getting off to a tee-riffic start over in East London with a spot of creepy crazy golf happening at Golf Kingdom. Come in your Halloween finest for a lit up evening adventure sure to score a hole in one with the family.

Brick or Treat at LEGOLAND Windsor

Halloween events in London

Now here's a Halloween event where everything is awesome: the annual Brick or Treat extravaganza at LEGOLAND Windsor. The whole resort is set to be transformed into a pumpkin-filled wonderland for what is sure to be one of the most frightfully fun events of the year. Perfect for the young, and the young at heart, this is a Halloween treat you definitely need on your Halloween hit list, and it's running from now until 31st October 2022.

Shrek's Adventure! London

Halloween events in London for kids
Photography: Shrek's Adventure! London

Try not to get scared Shrek-less at this immersive and interactive family Halloween adventure that involves everyone's fave ogre and a rather clumsy witch! We love Shrek’s Adventure! London all year round (look out for our review, coming soon) and aside from the usual fairytale walk-through Far Far Away, Halloween promises tricks and treats in equal measures.

Halloween Trick or Treat at Romford Shopping Hall

Head to Havering for Halloween (fam-friendly!) animatronics, the chance to dress in your Halloween finest and a trick or treat map for participating shops on 27 & 28 October 2022.

Covent Garden Mum Halloween Trail

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Photography: Covent Garden Mum

If you are heading to Covent Garden with your kids this October then you need all the details of this yearly treat of a free activity thanks to Covent Garden Mum. Bonus points for those creeping it real dressed in their Halloween costumes.

Ghost Raiders at The Tower of London

This Halloween, spirits of the Tower of London have been inadvertently released and are roaming the castle from 22 October until 31 October 2022. Among them, an unknown force is hellbent on taking the Tower, threatening the Realm itself. There are a team of Ghost Raiders on site, but they urgently need your help to investigate spooky occurrences and defeat the spirit trying to capture the Tower...

Thames Rocket: Thames Thriller Halloween Special

Halloween events in London for kids
Photography: Thames Rockets

Thames Rockets is making Halloween a real family affair with a Halloween special that will definitely blow the cobwebs away. It's ‘gruesome guides’ will be ready for your arrival with Halloween treats and to get you ready for your thrilling Thames experience as you creep on board with your fellow ghosts and ghouls and get involved in some seasonal silliness. Expect plenty of London’s creepiest and spookiest stories (all family friendly!) as you whizz along the Thames with your spooky skipper as the sun sets.

Halloween Half Term at Eltham Palace & Gardens

Enjoy a ghoulishly good day out at Eltham Palace and Gardens this October half term on Halloween trail. Hop on your brooms and whizz over Eltham Palace & Gardens between 22- 30 October 2022 to solve creepy clues and gather round to listen to spooky stories. Psst: This one is FREE if you're an English Heritage member.

Halloween Week at Hopefield Animal Sanctuary

A haunted bus, a scarecrow trail, fancy dress competitions and, of course, the chance to hang out with over 100 species of critters, creatures and creepies, this is a Halloween event the whole family will love. It also happens to be one of our favourite days out in the Essex countryside, so there's also that. Grab your tix now for the Halloween adventures happening from 22nd to 30th October 2022.

Go pumpkin picking

Halloween events in London for kids

We've got a whole gourdeous guide to the best pumpkin patches around London to bring your little squishy squashes to. Don't forget to #londonforkidz on your social media pics so we can catch a look at your cute ickle pumpkins!

Bring Your Baby Halloween Guided London Walk

This guided Halloween ghost walk is family-friendly enough even for babies and has been designed with even the tiniest participants in mind. On this annual walk you'll visit spooky spots around London including St. Bride's Church, The Inner & Middle Temple Courts and plenty of atmospheric alleys and courtyards connected to the likes of Harry Potter, Jack the Ripper, Sweeney Todd and more.

KidZania London Halloween Trail

Halloween events in London for kids
Photography: KidZania London

There were spine-chilling activities aplenty happening at KidZania London last year which included a ghost tour, a Halloween boo-gie, a Halloween trail and a kooky and creepy costume competition, and this year the events look to be equally as hair-raising from 24-30 October 2022.

Mudchute Farm Halloween Party

One of our fave London farms, The Mudchute, usually skelebrate spooky season with a Halloween Party so keep your eyes peeled for news on its Halloween 2022 events.

Howl'o'ween at Chessington

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Photography: Chessington World of Adventures

Hold on to your Howl'o'ween hats! Shows, rides, sorcery, creepy caves and spooky sleepovers are just a snippet of the ghostly goings on happening at Chessington World of Adventures from 15 to 30 October 2022.

Addams Family Halloween party at KidSpace Romford

For one night only KidSpace Romford, in the east of town, throws a Halloween bash that includes prizes, games, entertainment, dancing, music and non-stop soft play adventure. It's happening on Friday 28th October 2022, and it's definitely set to be a kooky kinda affair.

London Dungeon Hide and Seek

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Photography: London Dungeon

This Halloween, come eye-to-eye with one of London’s most infamous characters in the London Dungeon's new seasonal show, There are plenty of special Halloween activities you'll be dying to check out from 15 to 31 October 2022.

Halloween Afternoon Tea at Wizard Exploratorium

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Photography: Wizards Exploratorium

We love Wizard Exploratorium all year round, but it comes as no surprise that it puts on a special event for Halloween in the form of a magical afternoon tea. You'll be using magic wands to brew interactive Autumnal teas and taste fantastical treats in a feast for all your senses. Perfect for any and all small witches and wizards.

Hobbleween at Hobbledown

Last year's Halloween festivities at Hobbledown Adventure Farm included a meet-and-greet with creepy crawlies, mystery feel boxes, spooky mazes, fire shows, Halloween puppet shows, ghostly tales, a creepy creation station packed with arts and crafts, and pumpkin bowling, and there will be plenty of Halloween activities happening for October half term 2022.

Old MacDonalds Halloween Festival

Halloween events in London for kids 2022
Photography: Old MacDonalds Farm

Just out of town in the Essex countryside your little witches and wizards will love the Halloween Festival happening at Old MacDonalds Fun Park & Farm from 22 to 30 October 2022. From a haunted house to a ghost trail, a pumpkin patch to magic school, there's plenty to keep your small ones howling with delight.

Charlton House Explorers: Witches of Greenwich

Fly over to Charlton House & Gardens for a broomstick bash this Halloween where beginner witches and warlocks will craft their own potions, hats, and wands, and discover the mystical side of a centuries-old manor. For just £5 per child (aged 5-12) Halloween goodies and crafts will be included in this 2022 Halloween event happening from 25 to 26 October.

Ghost Ape at Go Ape

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Photography: Go Ape

Fearless families are invited to take on a spook-tacular series of twilight adventures in the trees, where Go Ape are hosting the ultimate trick or treat activities in the dark woods. Navigate the high ropes with a terrifying Treetop Adventure, or experience some bizarre bouncing, 30-feet up in the air, with Nets Adventure in a Halloween adventure with a difference. You'll find London locations of Go Ape at Alexandra Palace, Battersea Park and Cockfosters and there's a full Halloween programme happening from 12 October until mid-November 2022.

Halloween events in London for kids 2022
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Chiswick House & Gardens Spooky Halloween Trail

From 4 to 31 October 2022 gourd-eous Chiswick House & Gardens is getting in a Halloween mood with a spooky, illuminated Halloween trail that features haunted woods complete with neon cobwebs, witches, ghouls and all things fangtastic for families. Look out for delish, decadent treats along the trail!

That's all we've got for now, folks, but we'll keep updating as and when news of other Halloween events in London for kids fly our way.

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