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.

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.

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.

A girl carving a pumpkin

Hatchlands Park

There's a whole host of activities at Hatchlands Park this half term. Try the new Frankenstein trail in the house, pumpkin carving or a spooky duck trail in the parkland.

A visitor holding a pumpkin

Claremont Landscape Garden 

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.

Girls playing in autumn leaves

Box Hill 

Follow the Toadstool Tiptoe - a new self-guided trail for children during October half term at Box Hill. Find some unusual fungi as you go on a family walk.

A girl in a yellow hat enjoys a winter walk at Hindhead Commons and the Devil's Punch Bowl

Hindhead Commons and the Devil's Punch Bowl, Surrey 

Share the magic of nature with the kids and follow our 50 things trail on an easy 1 mile walk round Hindhead Common and the Devil's Punch Bowl.