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Halloween activities

Spooky ideas for a frightful night of family fun.

A boy inspects his Halloween loot in a pumpkin basket.

Ghoulish games, creepy crafts and macabre movie nights... we've a cauldron full of things to do come Halloween night. Complete your night of frights with some tasty treats, Halloween decorations and costumes for the whole family.

Halloween games to play

A boy rolls the die while playing a Harry Potter board game.

Bone-chilling board games

Choose from board games with a bit more bite. Host your very own escape room, solve murders or beat the Grim Reaper.

Video game character Luigi looks for ghosts with his ghost-dog companion.

Ghastly gaming for the whole family

Have a ghost-busting, zombie-battling, evil-conquering evening with kid-friendly games. Always check the PEGI rating.

A spider-shaped piñata hung up with Halloween decorations.

Spooky spider piñata

Get sweet revenge on creepy crawlies with this classic party game. Grab a blindfold and let the treats fall at your feet.

A boy inspects his Halloween loot in a pumpkin basket.

Have a haunted treasure hunt

Keep the kids entertained with one scary scavenger hunt. It takes a little planning, but all you really need is:

  • Clues: Write out some helpful hints. Think something like: "Ghosts come out to come say 'Boo!', your next treat is in a shoe!"
  • Hiding places: Make this easy or hard depending on the age of your children. For extra creep factor, hide prizes in slimy food (think spaghetti) or fake spider webs.
  • Prizes: Is it really Halloween without some treats? Sweets are a favourite but if you're avoiding a sugar rush, small toys or coins can work well too.

    Creepy Halloween crafts

    A father and son scoop out the inside of a pumpkin, ready for carving.

    Pumpkin carving

    No Halloween is complete without it. Find ideas and follow step-by-step with our guide.

    A child's handful of neon green slime.

    Slime time

    Make ooey, gooey, slimy creations. Get experimental with lots of colours and glitter.

    An assortment of Halloween spiders, bats, ghosts and pumpkins made from modelling clay.

    Play-Doh monster-making

    Kids can embrace their inner Frankenstein and make the monster of their dreams. Mwa-ha-ha!

    Several cardboard toilet rolls painted and decorated to look like monsters with googly eyes.

    DIY Halloween decorations

    Try paper crafts like cut-out vampire bats and googly-eyed loo roll monsters to display.

    Halloween movie night

    Close the curtains, cosy up on the sofa and pass the popcorn for a night of morbid, monstrous or magical movies. For more ideas on how to make movie night special, take a look at our movie night ideas page.

    Halloween food ideas

    Recipe ideas and scarily good snack makers that are all treat, no tricks.

      Six rice pop treats iced to look like Halloween monsters.

      Monster marshmallow rice pop treats

      Make monster rice pop Halloween treats with rice pops, marshmallows and white chocolate. Get the kids to create their own monsters with spooky icing.

      Four sausage rolls with twisted pastry and ketchup and mustard dips.

      Spooky sausage mummies

      These spooky sausage mummies are one of the easiest treats you can make for Halloween - they are ready in 30 minutes and they can be eaten hot or cold. Serve with ketchup or sweet chilli sauce for a ‘bloody’ dip.

      Moreish morsels

      Concoct scrummy snacks and bewitched brews with one of these magical machines. Who needs a cauldron when you’ve got this kit up your sleeve?

      Shop snack-making machines

      Halloween decorations

      A living room decorated with a hanging long-legged spider, inflatable cauldron, light-up sign and wreath.

      House of horrors

      Transform your living room into a haunted mansion for your night of fun. Create a spooky atmosphere with light-up pumpkins, put up a festive Halloween wreath or go all out with giant spiders and animated skeletons.

      Halloween costumes

      More Halloween fun

      A woman wearing Day of the Dead inspired sugar skull face paint.

      Halloween face paint

      How to create the spookiest looks.

      A woman and her two children carve pumpkins in the garden.

      How to carve a pumpkin

      Our step-by-step guide to mastering pumpkin carving.

      A mother and son enjoying dressing up in vampire costumes together.

      Halloween

      Spooktacular costumes and decorations.

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