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Wednesday, 12 September 2018

Halloween events for children & families in Northamptonshire 2018

Autumn is finally here and Halloween is just around the corner!  There's so many amazing Halloween events for children and families in Northamptonshire for 2018.  This guide has all sorts of Halloween events ranging from discos, to pottery painting to traditional pumpkin hunts.  I have included a few a little further afield if they had been recommended. 

So here is the bumper 31 event guide for Halloween 2018 for Northamptonshire.

Halloween event #1
Delapre Abbey, Northampton
26th to 31st October 5pm to 9pm

Spooky trails and ghostly ghoul hunting. Come and find out if the ghost stories you’ve always been told come true.

Halloween event #2
Berzerk Halloween Party, Moulton Park, Northampton
Wednesday, October 31 at 4 pm– 6 pm

Berzerk will be transformed into a spooky lair. All children will receive a hot dog as part of their admission price, 2 full hours of play and a fun filled evening of games and entertainment. Children's price - £8.95 Adults go free.
This is a ticket only event and tickets should be purchased in advance by calling 01604 838333

Halloween event #3 
Parklands  Community Centre Halloween Party, Northampton
Saturday 27th October

Halloween party. Tickets are a £1 per person/child. Prize for the best dressed boy and girl. There will also be sweet tombola & disco. Not on sale yet.




Halloween event #4
Moulton Community Centre Halloween Party, Northampton
Saturday, October 27 at 6 PM – 8 PM

Children's disco with a real-life Princess. Just-Party children's entertainers. Prizes and games. The bar will be open for drinks.  Tickets available in advance only - £6.00 per child £1.75 per adult Under 1's free.

Halloween event #5

Kelmarsh Hall, Northamptonshire, NN6 9LY

30th and 31st October

An eerie evening at Kelmarsh Hall down in the Victorian Basement!  Explore the creepy tunnels and get involved in creepy crafts and activities!  This is an event to suit all the family. Timed ghost walks, every half an hour between 5pm-8.30pm. Ticket price: £10 per adult and £6 per child (free under 3) 

Halloween event #6

Haunted Halloween at Abington Park Museum, Northampton

Saturday 27 October 11am-4pm

Join us for a spooktacular day of fun with scary craft activities and a haunted trail around the museum.  £2 per child.  Drop in – no booking required and Fancy dress optional.


Halloween event #7

Halloween Parkrun at the Racecourse, Northampton

27th October 9 to 10am.  

Get fit and get dressed up!


Halloween event #8

Roade Football Club Children's Halloween Party, Northamptonshire
Sunday, October 28 at 1 pm – 4 pm

Take part in our special pumpkin trail followed by a Halloween Party. Fancy Dress, Disco and Apple Dunking. Trail sheets cost £1 and can be purchased on the day . This is an open event to all families.


No need to book , just turn up and enjoy .



Castle Ashby Pumpkin Hunt



Halloween event #9
Boost Halloween Spooktakular, Riverside, Northampton

29th October to the 1st November 5 to 9pm.

Get into your most ghoulish costumes and dance, bounce and flip yourself silly at this spooktacular event. Halloween fun and games sessions on the Trampolines. 1 hour of games + 1 hour of free jump.



Halloween event #10
Earls Barton Silver Band Club Halloween Party, Northampton

Friday, October 26 at 6 pm – 11 pm



6pm - 8pm family disco and party games.  8pm onwards all welcome. Prizes for the best fancy dress.








Halloween event #11
West Lodge Farm, Kettering, NN14 2SH

13th to 27th October and big Halloween party on 28th October


Spooky activities, pumpkin carving, witch’s house tours, spooky Tractor rides, panto style ghost stories plus all of the usual farm activities. £6.50 per person £24 family of 4 ticket. (£2 charge for tractor ride).






Halloween event #12
Wicksteed Park, Kettering, Northamptonshire
27th October 12 to 2pm


Annual Little Monsters Ball Tickets are £6* for kids and £2* for adults. Come in fancy dress! Doors open 11.30am, party starts at 12noon to 2pm (*50p extra per person on the day of the party) Babies under 12 months go free.


Halloween event #13
Riverside Hub, Northampton
6 dates available 19th/20th 26th/27th October and 2nd/3rd November


Enjoy unlimited rides on the carousel, go-karts, laser tag arena, the UK's biggest indoor playframe, toddler village, sensory rooms, climbing tree, PLUS a special spooky disco! Prizes will be awarded for the best fancy dress costumes.Tickets are only £11 per child and £3.50 per adult.  Under 1's do not need a ticket. If you book early you will receive a FREE glitter face art or tattoo.


Halloween event #14
Stanwick Lakes, Wellingborough

22nd to 27th October - 11am to 4pm Halloween activities all week which will include crafts, trail and owls.
27th and 28th October - Spooky Slime lab.  2 sessions per day and suitable for 5 to 11 year olds.

27th October - Spooky Scarecrow Lantern Walk. 2 sessions £4.50 per person or family ticket £15. Booking Essential and 1st time slot is sold out. BE QUICK!



Halloween event #15
Evenley Wood Garden, NN13 5SH
24th to 29th October

Spooky walk following the pumpkins with myths and legends. On Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th we will be extending our opening hours to 6:00pm. See the wood in a whole new light following the pumpkins. Little ones can take part in our pumpkin carving workshop and carve out their own creepy creations (£3 per pumpkin) Face painting on Friday & Sunday .  Wizard school available Sunday only and needs to be booked. 

Halloween event #16
Canons Ashby NN11 3SD (Near Daventry) - National Trust 
6th to 31st October
Traditional pumpkin trails. Young explorers can search the gardens and grounds looking for hidden pumpkins, answering questions as they go. Stickers to celebrate their success are available back at the coach house shop. Normal admission prices apply. 
Also hosting a children’s creative writing workshop: Spooky Stories. This is running on Thursday 25th October and is fantastic for children between around 8-12 years old.
Halloween event #17
Castle Ashby Pumpkin Hunt, Northamptonshire
22nd to 30th October 10am to 2.30pm

Very popular pumpkin hunt.  You must pre book tickets will go on sale 21st September. Adults £7 Children £3 and parking free.




Halloween event #18

Halloween party at Castle Theatre Wellingborough 
Sat 27 Oct, 11am, 1.30pm 

£3 (plus 1 adult free for every child ticket purchased) 

Halloween event #19
Frightful Fizzy Fun Boothville Community Hall, Northampton
22nd October 10am

Make some fizzy bath bomb science.  £15 per family (up to 2 children) Booking is essential call Suzanne on 07812 247201

Halloween event #20
Halloween Tea Party Wootton Community Centre, Northampton
Friday 26th October 2.30 to 4.30

Tickets are £7.50 per child and adults are FREE.  Halloween games, craft activities and prizes to be won.


Find the pumpkin on the trail at Castle Ashby
Halloween event #21
Halloween Pottery Painting The Sugar Mouse Earls Barton, Northampton
Saturday 27th October 2pm

Paint a ceramic Halloween Lantern and decorate a treat box.  £6 per person suitable for 3 years upwards.  Must book.

Halloween event #22
Lakeside Wacky Spooktastic Party, Northampton
Saturday 27th October 5 to 7pm and Wednesday 31st October.

Lots of Halloween fun at the Hungry Horse Lakeside Wacky Warehouse.

Halloween event #23
Elsie's Halloween Fun Day NN1 4BG
Sunday 28th October 11am to 5pm.

Raffle and children will receive a ticket for a meal.  Halloween activities and fun.

Halloween event #24
Harry Potter themed Halloween Spectacular Obelisk Rise, Northampton
Saturday 2nd November 12 to 3pm

Full details not yet announced but save the date.

Halloween event #25

Hallowe'en at Lyveden (National Trust)
Saturday 22nd October to Sunday 28th October 11am to 4pm

Search the landscape for a brand new family trail and see what's happening in the spooky family den.


Halloween event #26
Mini Meadows Farm in Welford

27th and 28th October annual Halloween Freaky Farm Weekend! Spooky activities throughout the weekend but new for this year is Spook-tacular Monster Party!

The Spook-tacular Monster Party is on Saturday 27th October, 5-7pm, and spaces are strictly limited. Tickets are £5 per child.


Halloween activities will be on throughout the weekend during farm opening hours and include a pumpkin carving competition, spooky skeleton trail, face painting, crafts and more (10am-5pm, normal £5 entry to the farm plus £3 each to take part in the activities).

Lyveden spooky family den



Halloween event #27
Forest of Marston Vale Bedfordshire MK43 0PS


22nd to 28th October - Find all the clues to save the Halloween sweeties from Witchy Wendy. Self-led trail will take place in our very SPOOKtacular Sensory Garden.  All children receive a certificate and sweets for taking part. £3 per child - free for adults and accompanying under 2’s. Parental supervision essential.  Please book. Parking charges also apply. 

24th and 25th October 5pm to 7pm - Kids' disco.  Best fancy dress costumes and dance, scream and play lots of party games.  £8 per child - includes kids' meal and squash. Parental supervision is essential.  Hot food will be available for adults, and the bar will be open.  

26th October 10am to 4pm - Cupcake decorating, decoration making and designing your own trick or treat bags! This is a drop in day, so it's first come first served.It's £3 per child.

23rd October 9.30am to 3.15pm - Make a willow and tissue lantern decorated with autumn leaves collected around the park, which you can lit up for Halloween or Bonfire Night.  Suitable for ages 5 - 10. Not suitable for under 5's. Sessions last approx. 45 mins and are at 9.30am, 11am, 1pm and 2.30pm and cost £4.50 per child. Booking essential.

Check website or call for more information 01234 767037

Halloween event #28

Rushmere Country Park, Bedfordshire, LU7 0EB
25th October 6.30 to 9pm


Spooky Halloween fun in the Tree Tops Café.  Suitable for ages 5 -12. Make sure you come in your Halloween costume! Ticket includes hot dog, juice, fancy dress competition, games and dancing.Bar open and food available for adults.Tickets just £12 per child (accompanying adults do not require a ticket).


Halloween event #29
Knebworth House Pumpkin Trail, Hertfordshire, SG3 6PY

23rd October to 1st November


Pumpkin Trail & Treats. 12:00 noon to 4:00 PM each day with last admission at 2:00 PM to allow time to do the Trail.
Children are encouraged to bring along a pumpkin that they have pre-decorated – there is a daily prize for the best and wear fancy dress.  This is very popular and you must pre book.  Ticket prices: Adults £3.50, children (age guideline 3-10) £6.95.
Halloween tea in the barn is 27th October only 2 to 5pm.  £21.50 adult and £10 child.



Halloween event #30
Waddesdon Manor, Buckinghamshire
20th to 28th October



Horrible Halloween 20th to 28th October 10am to 3pm spooky trail.

Spooky Afternoon Tea 20th to 28th October 12 to 5pm Child £15.50, Adult £20.50

Pumpkin Carving 20th October to 26th October 10am to 3pm £5 per child.
Normal admission prices also apply.

AND not for kids.....Halloween event #31
Dr Frights Halloween Night!
12th to 31st October. Closed 15th, 16th, 22nd, 23rd and 29th.
Gates open at 7pm and last admission is 9pm. Ticket prices vary from £15.95 to £25 cheaper online. Recently voted the best scream park.

New additions

Sywell Country Park
24th October Wednesday Booking Essential.
Carve your own pumkin.  Meet in the soft play foyer.  Time slots are 10.30 to 3.30 (1 hour each) Call 0300 126 5935 to book.

Fermyn Woods Country Park
26th October Friday
Creepy Creature Crafts £ per child.  Drop in anytime between 11-12 and 1-3pm.  Call 0300 126 5933 to book.  Meet in the shelter next to the café/toilets.

Twinlakes
13th October to 4th November
Family scream park, pumpkin carving and meet Marty monster. Free pumpkin carving for every paying child, available from 11.30am - 3.30pm, no pre-booking required. Fancy dress optional. Children's crafts.  Full day of fun with rides indoors and out.  Prices vary so please check website https://www.twinlakespark.co.uk/

Northampton & Lamport Railway

27th & 28th October
Trains running 11am to 4pm and then after dark! Fancy dress encouraged and decorated pumpkins along the route.  Family ticket £16.20  £5.20 adult and £4.20 child under 2's free.

**All details were correct when entered.  Please check individual websites for more information & to confirm date/time.  I have added as many as possible to my Facebook Events tab click  here to view.  If you register your interest you will be reminded nearer the time**

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