October half-term and Halloween in Surrey

Halloween 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 joined in with the ghost dogs of Polesden Lacey, pumpkin carving at Hatchlands Park and new trails 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.

Halloween trail at Dunstable Downs Bedfordshire

Polesden Lacey 

Did you know that Polesden Lacey has a pet cemetery? Follow this spooky trail about the hounds of Polesden's past. Perfect for family fun and not too scary.

A girl carving a pumpkin

Hatchlands Park

There's a whole host of activities at Hatchlands Park this half term. We've plenty of pumpkins for you to carve, a new Frankenstein trail in the house and spooky ducks to find in the parkland.

A young girl enjoying the autumn leaves dressed as a witch for Halloween

Claremont Landscape Garden 

Claremont Landscape Garden is a great place to bring the kids at half-term with new trail about Hansel and Gretel, a spooky Halloween walk and pumpkin carving. Get the kids dressed up and join in the fun.

Girl dressed in Halloween costume

Winkworth Arboretum 

Join us this October half term at Winkworth for autumnal walks, pumpkin carving and a half term trail where you create a magical wand along the way.

Girls playing in autumn leaves

Surrey Hills 

Come and play at one of our sites across the Surrey Hills this October half term. We are working with nature to highlight all its natural wonders to bring you a family fun day out. From 50 things trails to fungi facts.