Spooky things to do during half-term in October
The 31st October, otherwise known as Halloween, has become one of the most eagerly awaited dates on the family calendar. Here are some ideas to make yours even more ghoulishly great.
Make some terrifying tasty treats
Trick or treat doesn't have to be all about sweets; kids can try their hand at some nastily decorated Creepy Cupcakes, some blood-stained Freaky Fruit Kebabs or some jaw-breaking Dracula Dentures! Visit pinsterest.co.uk for inspiration.
Hold a pumpkin carving competition
Get competitive on your street with pumpkin carving! Elect a judge, perhaps someone who doesn't have children at home, and task them with selecting 1st, 2nd and 3rd placed. Even if the keen creative dad at number 23 wins first prize, it will create excitement for the kids, bring the community together and result in your street having the smartest pumpkins in town!
Do the Warner Bros Studio Tour - The Making of Harry Potter
Visit the studios where all eight Harry Potter moves were made during a special Halloween Dark Arts feature, which runs until 6th November. The Great Hall ceiling with be decorated with over 100 floating pumpkins as well as a spooky feast of lollipops and red apples dressed along the tables. Visit wbstudiotour.co.uk
And, one for the grown-ups: see The Woman in Black
The Fortune Theatre is the perfect Halloween destination this October half-term as Perform proudly shares the theatre with The Women in Black. Celebrating over three decades in the West End, it is described as 'a gripping and terrifying stage adaptation of one of the world's most chilling tales'. Magial Merlin shows are during the day whilst The Woman in Black performances take place every evening. Suitable for 14+. Visit thewomaninblack.com