Gather up your little ghouls and let the Halloween fun begin! Here are some of our favourite Halloween events for young children in Hertfordshire this October.

Pumpkin Festival at Willows Activity Farm, St Albans, Herts, AL4 0PF
Saturday 21st to Sunday 29th October 2017
Pick your FREE pumpkin from Willows Pumpkin Patch. Our Pumpkin-tastic programme includes pumpkin carving and arts and crafts, Pumpkin Olympics and Pumpkin Show with Sam-Tastic.

Dr Gore’s Spooky Mad Lab at Royal Gunpowder Mills, Waltham Abbey, EN9 1JY
Saturday 21st to Sunday 29th October 2017
Things are starting to get spooky at the Royal Gunpowder Mills as Dr Gore moves in to creep up the Mad Lab with great Half Term Horrors.

Mischief & Mayhem at Lee Valley Park Farms, Waltham Abbey, EN9 2EF
Saturday 21st to Sunday 29th October 2017, 10.00am-5.00pm
This Halloween head to Lee Valley Park Farms for a half term packed full of family friendly fun and frightening activities. Get carving in the pumpkin patch, scream in the spooky mansion and join in the trick or treat trail!

Little Monsters Activities at Enfield Garden Centre, Crews Hill, Enfield, EN2 9DX
Monday 23rd to Friday 27th October 2017, 10.00am-12.30pm
Join the Little Monsters Halloween events for children at Enfield Garden Centre! Take part in spooky-themed craft activities on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. Craft activities cost £2.50, with meal add-ons available from £2.50.

Halloween Week at Shepreth Wildlife ParkNr. Royston,Herts SG8 6PZ
Monday 23rd to Friday 27th October 2017, 10.00am-4.00pm
Spooky Halloween fun all week long, with creepy creatures crawling through the undergrowth in the Discovery Centre or if you’re feeling creative why not carve out your very own creepy pumpkin with our scary witches. Brave souls can even head to our Bat Cave and watch as the bats swoop just centimeters from your head!

Hallowe’en Trail and Crafts at Ashridge EstateNr. Berkhamsted, Herts, HP4 1LT
Monday 23rd to Friday 27th October 2017, 10.00am-4.00pm
Join us this half-term to create your own spooky spider. Then follow our creepy Hallowe’en trail through the woodland. Our Hallowe’en spider will be your guide to which creatures either ‘trick or treat’ Ashridge. You can dress up if you want to. £3 per child, plus normal admission price.

Halloween Crafts at Forty Hall, Enfield, EN2 9HA
Tuesday 24th October 2017, from 11.00am
Forty Hall, Forty Hill,  Art Start and Funky Festival invite you to get creative with us at Forty Hall for Halloween. Come and make a Wonderful Witches broom or Wizard staff to make your fright night fantastic. You can also make a Batty mask or Day of the Dead headdress to add to your costume, plus the odd creepy crawly to accessorise your outfit. Suitable for all ages. £7 per child.

Halloween Fun Fest at Holywell Community Centre, Watford, Herts, WD18 9QD
Wednesday 25th October 2017, 10.00am-12.00pm
Herts Inclusive Theatre invite you to an unmissable, unforgettable morning of spooky fun for all ages at their Halloween Fun Fest. FREE event for the whole family – arts & crafts, storytelling, tombola & face painting. Homemade cakes & refreshments will be available to purchase.

Halloween Event at Burston Garden Centre, St Albans, Herts, AL2 2DS
Wednesday 25th October 2017, 11.00am-3.00pm
Come along for Halloween face painting, scary mask decorating, spooky colouring competition & pumpkin hunt. All money from the face painting goes to our charity CRY Cardiac Risk in the Young – Preventing young sudden cardiac deaths through awareness, screening and research, and supporting affected families.

Pumpkin Trail and Treats at Knebworth House, Knebworth, Herts SG3 6PY
Wednesday 25th to Friday 27th October 2017, 12.00pm-4.00pm (last admission 2.00pm)
Get in the spirit for the pumpkin activities and trail around the gardens with lots of spooky fun and games for children by coming in Halloween fancy dress (yes, adults too!). Each day there will be a competition which is judged at 3pm by the Garden Terrace Tea Room. Adults £3.50, children (age guideline 3-10) £6.95. 

Wild Families: Halloween Special at Panshanger Park, Nr Welwyn, Herts, SG14 2NA
Thursday 26th October 2017, 10.00am-12.00pm or 1.00pm-3.00pm
Get in the mood for Halloween by getting magical in the woods! Whittle your own wand, make a magic potion and carve your own pumpkin to take home. Weather permitting, we will finish off the celebrations with a campfire and tasty snacks! Aimed at children aged 4-11 (must be accompanied by an adult). £7 per child including a pumpkin to take home.

Explore the Haunted Hall at Forty Hall, Enfield, EN2 9HA
Thursday 26th to Saturday 28th October  2017, 11.00am-4.00pm
Forty Hall, Forty Hill,  Art Start and Funky Festival invite you to get creative with us at Forty Hall for Halloween. Bring the whole family along to tiptoe around this eerie exhibition. Watch out for creepy cobwebs, spiders, slimy slugs, bats and ghosts. Cover your ears – there’ll be some chilling sounds! Adults £3, children £2, under 2s go FREE.

Halloween Spectacular at Chiltern Open Air Museum, Chalfont St Giles, HP8 4AB
Friday 27th October 2017, from 5.00pm
Bring the family for an unforgettable, unmissable evening of spooky fun for all ages in the unique and atmospheric setting of the Museum’s historic buildings and woods. £12 child, £8 adult, Annual Pass child £2.50, Annual Pass Adult Free and under 4s FREE (Discount available when booking before Oct 1st).

Halloween FunFest at Rye-Assic Adventure Park, Hoddesdon, EN11 0EH
Friday 27th & Tuesday 31st October 2017
Enjoy the indoor Dinodrome, join wandering Halloween spooky treasure trails, and create communal, child-friendly art projects. The indoor-outdoor sessions (2.5hrs!) are packed with ghoulish activities from start to finish. Limited spaces, booking required. Online prices are £12.50 per child (aged 1-11 years), adults and under 1s FREE (ENTRY ONLY).

Halloween Fest 2017 at Hatfield Town Centre, White Lion Square, Hatfield
Saturday 28th October 2017, 11.00am-3.00pm
Free Halloween entertainment, face painting, community stalls, local food traders, fancy dress competition, trick or treat challenge and more.

Halloween Party in Old Town, Hemel Hempstead,
Sunday 29th October 2017, from 3.30pm
Soak up the atmosphere as the Old Town hosts its annual spooky street party. The high street will be transformed with ghost train and scary fairground rides (open from 3.30pm), fiendishly good food, street entertainment and frighteningly fun activities for all the family. The event finishes with a spectacular free firework display at 7.30pm in Gadebridge Park.

Halloween Event at Green Mill Museum, Hatfield, AL9 5PD
Tuesday 31st October 2017, 4.30pm-7.00pm
Dress up your little spooks and bring them along to enjoy a spooky family fun packed ‘softly scary’ Halloween event. Adults £1, Children £5 (2 years +) includes a torch.


Details correct at the time of publication, but may be subject to change. Check with the venue before you travel.