October half-term and Hallowe’en in Surrey

Hallowe’en has crept up on us like a ghostly ghoul in a kids cartoon and charmed us with its magic spell. It’s no use trying to resist until you’ve given in to a scary Hallowe’en trail at Polesden Lacey or a pumpkin carving workshop at Claremont Landscape Garden. You’ll be so glad you joined in and embraced the madness. Fortunately, for those who have yet to crack, there is plenty more going on in the October half-term holidays in and around Surrey. As the leaves start to colour, curl and drop, there is much fun to be had crunching along woodland walks and ticking off some of your 50 things to do before you’re 11 ¾.

A visitor holding a pumpkin

Claremont Landscape Garden, Surrey 

Claremont Landscape Garden is a great place to bring the kids at half-term with a popular Hallowe'en themed trail, crafts, storytelling and pumpkin carving. Get the kids dressed up and join in the fun.

Information about a spooky fun day being held at Leith Hill Place in Surrey

Leith Hill Place, Surrey 

Story telling, crafting and a chance to meet an author this October half term.

Witch's broomstick and hat by a door at Dapdune Wharf

Dapdune Wharf, Surrey 

Watch out! Watch out! There's witches about!

Carved hallowe'en pumpkins at Hatchlands Park, Surrey

Hatchlands Park, Surrey 

Enjoy a nature trail along the parkland pathways at Hatchlands Park. While you're there, explore the marvelous wooden tree house on the edge of the natural adventure area and crunch through the autumn leaves on your way through the woodland.

Children climbing a tree in the grounds of Mottisfont, Hampshire.

Hindhead Commons and the Devil's Punch Bowl, Surrey 

Follow our bat trail, build dens, go on a bug-hunt, learn to use a compass and explore the great outdoors this half-term at Box Hill.