Are you looking for things to do over the School holidays this half term 2016? I’ve put together a list of Halloween things to do in Bedford, Northampton and Milton Keynes. There are even some free activities in the list. Have a Spooky Halloween!
If you know of anything I can add please let me know as I will keep updating the list.
Every day throughout half term will be filled with spooky fun, pumpkin carving, spooky tractor rides and ghost stories, spooky walkway and Witch’s house tours as well as all the usual farm activities! I can vouch that this is a great place to go!
The House of H.O.C.U.S Have a howl at Frosts this Halloween! The Frosts team will take guests on a ghost busting tour, starting off with some magical apple dunking, then get creative with some ghoulish pumpkin carving, before entering the final room to bust some ghost moves!
Choose your Fear Factor at five Halloween attractions. Daily Halloween fancy dress competition, street entertainers, spooky puppet shows and ghost stories too. Plus, for a small extra charge, carve a scary pumpkin to take home.
Spooky goings this Halloween half term. Enjoy a spook-tacular range of Halloween -themed activities, animal demonstrations and hands-on crafts. Special Halloween versions of the zoo’s popular animal talks, feeds and demos.
Follow the trail around our gardens to find the hidden pumpkins, once found copy the face on the paper provided. Find all the pumpkins to win a prize! But watch out there could be some spooky goings on too !!
Spooky Creatures Halloween and Halloween Trail £1.50 – different activities each day including Owls, spiders, reptiles and make your own creepy decorations. Spooky treats available in the cafe. Check website for details.
Mysterious goings-on await you at petrifying Wrest Park. Meet our gruesome guides as they take you on a journey into the puzzling past – use all your wits to solve the riddles and claim your terrifying treat. Have a got at our creepy crafts and try your hand at carving your very own petryfying pumpkin to take away (additional charge of £4 applies for pumpkin carving, sessions at 11am, 12.30pm, 2pm and 3.30pm on a first come first served basis.)
24th Oct – Become a toilet roll mummy or super spooky spirit, then learn to fly a witch’s broom stick before mastering the monster mash. 11am – 4pm. 26th Oct – Make a magic potion from a hair-raising menu of grizzly gunk and dare to get your hands on some creepy crawlies. 11am – 4pm. 28th Oct – FREE pumpkin and carving. 11am – 4pm. 29th / 30th Oct – trick or treating – collect your bucket from the Customer Information Desk next to Debenhams. Buckets issued on a first come, first serve basis 11am – 4pm.
Join us collecting autumn leaves in the Country Park and then making a mask, to turn yourself into a true Marston Monster! Make sure you dress for the outdoors – parental supervision required. £4 per child – booking essential –
Halloween Cinema Spooktacular! Held indoors, we’ll be transforming our Coote Suite into a spooky cinema for the evening to bring you your favourite Halloween classic, Hocus Pocus. Food will also be available to buy and the bar will be open all night. A prize will be awarded for the Best Fancy Dress so feel free to turn up in your most frightening costume! Tickets are £12pp and include a complimentary glass of Halloween punch on arrival.
Create your own monster and bring it to life, just like Dr Frankenstein!
Kiosk at the Park – Halloween Special with Theatre Bugs – Russell Park, Bedford, MK40 3SA
Singing, stories, stories, puppets and bubbles with a Halloween theme. Come in your Halloween costume. 10am – 30 minute session. 10.45am – 30 minute session. £3 per child. Book your place in advance at The Kiosk, Facebook message or via text on 07891240993.
Spooky boat trip into Blisworth tunnel. A friendly witch tells creepy tales. Halloween Treats. Places limited. To book call The Canal Museum 01604 862229. Each trip is approximately 45 minutes. £3.50 per adult £2.50 per child.
£1 per child – Join us for a spooktacula day of fun with scary craft activities and a haunted trail around the museum. Try the Witches’ Brew at the refreshment stall if you dare. Come dressed in your scariest costume. Drop in, no booking required.
Wicksteed Park – Wicky’s Little Monster’s Ball– Doors open 11.30am, party starts at 12noon to 2pm.
Halloween disco and games. Fancy dress. Tickets are £5 for kids and £1.50 for adults, 50p extra per person on the day of the party. Babies under 12 months go free.
Sunday 30th October
Pop Up Games Cafe- Sharnbrook – 12-4pm
Join us for a little bit colder and a little bit creepier Pop Up Board Game Cafe on All Hallows’ Eve Eve. Enjoy Sandwiches, Jacket Potatoes or Halloween Roasted Pumpkin soup, finishing off with some cake while you play any games in our collection such as: One Night Ultimate Werewolf, Castle Panic and City of Horror. Young children can play some games and enjoy our small play area too. Great for families, friends and couples! Come along in Fancy dress. £2 per person – Sharnbrook Village Hall.
The award winning, all indoor, one of a kind Halloween event is back with an all new show for you to experience: CineMassacre! Our biggest event ever! 5 live action scare mazes full of terrifying actors and mind blowing special effects! This year join us on a journey through time and experience 5 scare mazes inspired by 4 decades of horror cinema: From the 1950’s with ‘It’s Alive’, the double bill of 1970’s mazes in ‘The Cannibal Double Feature’ through to the 80’s Video Nasty inspired ‘Cabin Of Evil’ and modern day horror in ‘The Further’ And an all new, immersive, 1960’s ‘Psycho’ inspired horror bar, ‘Bates Motel Bar’. This event is not suitable for under 12’s. Tickets can be booked online from www.drfrights.com and range from £15.95 – £20.95 plus small booking fee. A limited amount of tickets will be available on the gate each night subject to availability.
I hope you enjoyed this list of Halloween things to do in Bedford, Northampton and Milton Keynes. Please keep checking back as I will continue to update it.
If you happen to be visiting Cornwall this half term my lovely friend Stevie has put together a fab guide for what is on.