October Half-Term and Halloween

Halloween

Spooky Halloween events across Essex. Find out what spooky fun is happening near you!

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BARKING AND DAGENHAM

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BASILDON

360 Play

Barleylands

  • Spooky Nights! Filled with little scares and spooky fun it’s the perfect night out for your little ones.
  • HalloweenFest – Get ready for Halloween on the farm like never before!

Basildon Sporting Village

Eastgate Shopping Centre

  • Eekgate’s Halloween Bash – There will be a cast of marvellous, ghoulish characters plus Mad Science will perform three fantastically fun Halloween shows.

Elite Sports Coaching Activity Club

Hurley’s Farm

Kidbusterz

Mega Camp!

  • October Camp – Jam packed activities for the October half term.

Monkey Madness

My Gym

  • Halloween Camp There will be ghostly games, supernatural songs, and deadly dancing. We encourage fancy dress & we would love to see as many witches, ghosts, vampires, zombies, mummies and anything else your little one would like to dress up as.
  • Halloween Party! There will be scary swings, supernatural songs, and deadly dancing. We encourage fancy dress & we would love to see as many witches, ghosts, vampires, zombies, mummies and anything else your little one would like to dress up as.

The treehouse Club

  • Holiday Club – Forestry. halloween bushcraft, outdoor pursuits, spooky games, witchy walks, creepy critters and plenty of muddy fun! 

Towngate Theatre

  • Chitty Chitty Bang Bang – One of the few amateur dramatic companies in the UK awarded a licence to present this eternally popular family musical.
  • Dreams Theatre School – Movies, Movies, Movies– Children’s Variety Show presented by Dreams Theatre School.

Small Monsters Soft Play

Wat Tyler Country park 

  • AUTUMNFEST –  Bringing a unique activity plan to Wat Tyler with family themed engaging activities.

Winger Sports Academy

  • MULTI – SPORTS CAMP – Lots of fun activities available including Competition Day, Sporting Challenges and Inflatable Sports Day (weather and numbers permitting).

 

 

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BRAINTREE

Blake House

Bocking Arts Centre

Cherry Lane Garden Centre

  • Pumpkin Carving – Carve some spooky designs in to a pumpkin whilst enjoying a creepy cookie and witches brew!

Clever crafters

  • Halloween Craft Club – We will be making masks, decorations, accessories, potions, spells and a whole lot more.

Colne Valley Railway

  • Halloween: There’s spooky things happening this Halloween week. The witches and friends have taken over, Have a diesel train ride with a skeleton crew and take part in spooky games and activities. Aimed at younger children. Don’t forget to wear fancy dress
  • Paw Patrol: Chase and Skye will be making appearances at intervals throughout the day. Police & Fire vehicles will also be attending (subject to availability).

Cressing Temple

  • Spooky Fun! Halloween is nearly here and a ghostly crew is taking up residence for this year’s Spooky Fun throughout October half-term.

George Yard

Hedingham Castle

  • Brightworth’s School of Magic – Do you have a young Witch or Wizard? Brightworth’s are opening their doors this Halloween half term to welcome a new class into their School of Magic.

Notley Sports Centre

  • Mega fun Day! – Bouncy castles, activity units, slides, fun runs, assault courses, stage shows and interactive fun.

Pickles Playhouse

  • Spooky Blast Party – Fancy dress, spooky buffet, spooky games & a new character appearance.

YourZone45

 

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BRENTWOOD

Brentwood Theatre

Chicken & Frog Bookshop

Kelvedon Hatch Secret Nuclear Bunker

  • Nuclear High Ropes -Kids go free October half term for ziplining and tree top adventure.

Long Ridings Primary School

Mayhem Paintball & Laser Tag

Mega Camp!

  • October Camp – Jam packed activities for the October half term.

Old MacDonald’s Farm

  • Halloween festival! – Arts and crafts, Stories, meet and greets, magic school, haunted houses and a ghost trail just to name a few of the activities at this spooky festival of fun.

Ongar Kids Club

  • Half Term Club – Conkers & crafts, Pumpkin patch, Halloween party & Spooky dancing + more.

The treehouse Club

  • Holiday Club – Forestry. halloween bushcraft, outdoor pursuits, spooky games, witchy walks, creepy critters and plenty of muddy fun! 

UK Football Camps

Wild Forest

Zinc arts Centre

  • Awesome Autumn Art Activities – Get your hands dirty creating with clay to make beautiful painted pumpkins that you can keep for all the Halloweens to come!
  • Cinema Club – Get a couple of hours to yourself during the half term holidays while they enjoy a cinema experience. Drop the kids off to watch a film in our lovely theatre.
  • Halloween Spooktacular with the Ongar Mums Group – Come and join in with our fun filled family afternoon packed with ghastly ghoulishness and spooktacular silliness as Zinc is transformed for the scary season.
  • Street Art and Graffiti Workshop – We recognise that older children still need to be kept stimulated and entertained with fun, rewarding activities and our graffiti workshops do just that.

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CASTLE POINT

Canvey Skills Campus

  • Camp Epic! –  The biggest and best holiday camp ever! Bouncy Castles, Bubble Football, Lego Days, Nerf Wars over 30 sports, arts and other activities.

Elite Sports Coaching Activity Club

Hadleigh Park

  • Lantern Walk – After we have made lanterns we shall be going for a walk through the park to explore after dark.
  • Archery Taster Sessions – Whether it is the first time you have picked up a bow or not, everyone can enjoy our fun Archery sessions.
  • Roundhouse Open Afternoon – Discover the past in our replica Roundhouse at one of our Open afternoons.

The Kids Klub

  • Monster Bash – A spooktakular event where children can play on the equipment, play games, join the disco and enter a fancy dress competition.

 

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CHELMSFORD

Chelmsford Museum

  • Hocus Pocus Exhibition – Hocus Pocus returns to Chelmsford Museum this Halloween with an exciting and interactive exhibition, suitable for all the family.

Creepy Crawlies Indoor Soft Play & Party Venue

Dovedale Sports Centre

  • Halloween DIY Children can come along and enjoy a wide range of Halloween based arts and crafts sessions including biscuit decorating, costume designing, monster making and party decorations.
  • Monster Mash party Come along and dance with the un-dead at our spooktacular Halloween party!

Great leigh Village Hall

High Chelmer Shopping Centre

Hyde Hall

Lathcoats Farm

  • Pumpkin Fest at Lathcoats Pick Your Own Pumpkins and Free Outdoor Games to play around our Animal Area. We will also offer Pumpkin Carving

 

Leighs and Downham Village Halls

  • Little City Halloween Special The mobile role play city experience with some spooky extras! pretend play to be a doctor, postal worker, firefighter, hairdresser and much more.

Marsh Farm

  • HALLOWEEN FESTIVAL – Pick your FREE pumpkin and enjoy a full day of spooktacular family fun!

Mega Camp!

  • October Camp – Jam packed activities for the October half term.

Riverside Ice & Leisure

  • Halloween arts and crafts at Riverside – Perfect for children of different ages, our Halloween arts and crafts gives your little monsters all the creative tools to make a whole array of art projects.

 

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COLCHESTER

Beth Chatto Gardens

  • The Pumpkin HuntJoin the always popular annual pumpkin hunt and Challenge your children to find the hidden pumpkins around the Gardens
  • Wild Halloween!Garden Activity Morning for Children. Make wild outdoor sweets, plant jelly bean potters and create your own pet pumpkin.
  • Pumpkin Carving & GoblinsCreate and take home some brilliant wild goblin heads. 

Colchester Arts Centre

  • GOBLIN THEATRE PRESENTS: HEY DIDDLE DIDDLE – Goblin return with a hilarious adventure filled with live music and puppetry, for ages 3+.
    When the full moon shines bright there’s magic in the air, and all the animals come out to play.

Colchester Castle

Colchester Zoo

  • Shriek Week – Join in with our fang-tastic themed displays and activities taking place every day
  • Fright Nights  Stay after dark for this year’s Fright Night events! Colchester Zoo remains open until 9.30pm!

DX’s Rollerworld

East Anglian Railway Museum

  • HALLOWEEN HALF-TERM FUN! –  Dig out your Halloween costumes and get yourselves down to the museum for spooky crafts, pumpkin carving and apple bobbing. You can high-five the vampire butler on your way in!

Essex Outdoors

  • Mersea School Holiday Activity Day – Our action-packed activity day experiences run at our Mersea centre during the school holidays and are the ideal way for young people aged 8-16 to try exciting new experiences in the outdoors!

Go Bananas

  • Halloween Parties – Fancy dress, prizes, games, pumpkin decorating, competitions, face painting and many more activities.

Headgate Theatre

Hollytrees Museum

Jungle Adventure

Leisure World

  • Kids Camp – A full day of action packed supervised activities for children aged 5 – 12 years.
  •  Base Camp – A full day of action packed supervised activities for children aged 11-15 years.

Marks Hall

  • Spooky History Trail  discover our eerie history, don’t miss our spooky sights!
    Can you solve our timeline puzzle to claim your Munchkin Pumpkin prize?

Mega Camp!

  • October Camp – Jam packed activities for the October half term.

Mersea Island Cooking School

Natural History Museum

  • Creepy Crawlies – As it’s Hallowe’en at the Castle, we thought we’d bring some creepy crawlies to Colchester Natural History Museum

Queen Boudica Primary School

  • Kidz Camp – Half Term activities including sports, crafts and special spooky activities

South Woodham Ferrers Village Hall

Winger sports Academy 

 

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EPPING FOREST

Epping Forest District Museum

Epping Ongar Railway

  • Steam and Scream on our Halloween Ghost Trains – Dare you ride the Ghost Train to North Weird? Take a spooky ride into Epping Forest using our “Shark” brake van, dress up in your scariest outfit and join our full size ghost train as we promise ever more Hallowe’en fun!

Royal Gunpowder Mills

  • Dr Gore’s Spooky Mad Lab – Evil Dr Gore will be undertaking some scientific demonstrations, as part of a hauntingly delightful mix of science and fun that will entertain the family. In the Spooky Mad Lab Dr Gore’s assistants will help you conjure up wickedly messy experiments such as creating magic potions and glorious goo!

 

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HARLOW

Essex Outdoors

  • Harlow School Holiday Activity Day – Our action-packed activity day experiences run at our Harlow centre during the school holidays and are the ideal way for young people aged 8-16 to try exciting new experiences in the outdoors!

 

Harlow Leisure Zone

Harvey Centre

  • SPOOKY SPECTACULAR Celebrate Halloween with some haunting hocus-pocus for the little ones

The Water Gardens

  • Ministry of Magic – Brush up on your wizardry skills and make a wand with everyones favourite Herbologist Professor Sprout.

Zumbini

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HAVERING

Fairkytes Arts Centre

Havering Museum

  • Halloween Time – A ’spooky’ Halloween event where you can have a great time having your face painted, make witch puppets, spooky jewellery and other craft.

Lambourne End Centre

  • Adventure Academy – A jam packed week of activities with daily themes such as Harry potter, Star Wars, Lion King and more.

Mercury Mall

  • Tea Tots HalloweenMeet our witch. Scary slime making, cup decorating and soft play. 

The Liberty

  • Half term fun – halloween fun & games, art & craft workshops, a treasure hunt and much more

The Mercury

  • Fantastic beasts – A halloween party with a difference. Get up close & personal with your favourite creepy critters.
  • Spooky Days – Bursting at the seems with halloween fun The Mercury is holding kids clubs, close encounters, the big draw festival, arts and crafts and much more!

The Super Thinker Centre

  • Fir.ST CampsA spooky wizarding half term full of activities.

 

Wellgate Community Farm

  • Halloween 2019The farm will be turned into a spectacle of spooks and kooks!

 

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MALDON

Blackwater leisure Centre

Burnham-On-Crouch & District Museum

  • HARVEST FUN – Half-Term Activity Morning for Children aged 4-11

EJP Music

Five Lakes Arena

  • Slime fest! – Headlined by Britains got Talent 4MG, there will be live performances, science shows, a slime village and much, much more

Maldon Museum

Museum of Power

  • Rock Painting for kids: Come down to the Museum of Power during the half term holiday and have fun painting and hiding rocks around the museum grounds. If you look carefully you might even find some that have already been painted and hidden for you to re-hide somewhere else.
  • Halloween Spooky Science (Educational Science and Magic)Educational Science and Magic show with our mad professor and demonstrators, hands on experiments and crafts.

St Mary’s CofE Primary School

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REDBRIDGE

 

 

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ROCHFORD

Elite Sports Coaching Activity Club

Emma’s Swim School 

Magic at The Barn

Monkey Bizness

Rayleigh Primary School

  • Kidz Camp – Half Term activities including sports, crafts and special spooky activities

Rayleigh Town Museum

Star Sports & Soccer Sports

  • Holiday camp – Coaching sessions and Halloween party. (Hockley)

 

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SOUTHEND

Adventure Island

  • Fright Fantastic Spooktacular: – Join us if you dare for a Halloween scare! Our team will be dressed in their most spooky outfits, come and join us!

Chalkwell Hall Infants School

Chase High School

Community gardens across south east Essex

  • Garden Ride –  a free riding event giving you the opportunity to visit any, or all of our community gardens in South East Essex. We will be opening up all our sites for one day only and welcome riders and walkers to get active and visit as many sites as they can.

Create98

  • Half Term Workshops – Photography, clay, paper making, art & bake, printing, sewing, animation and more.

Hildale Academy of Performing Arts

Intrepid Ventures

  • Holiday Camp – Our camps offer a variety of activities across a range of programs including bushcraft, arts & crafts, traditional and modern sports.

Kids Kingdom

Leigh-on-Sea Community Centre

Mega Camp!

  • October Camp – Jam packed activities for the October half term.

Monkey Bizzness

Plumberow Primary Academy

Royals Shopping Centre

  • FREE Halloween Spooky CircusThe Little Royalty team transform the main atrium into a circus of eerie entertainment and ghastly games!

Sealife Adventure centre

Show up productions present…

  • STAB IN THE DARK – CHILD FRIENDLY version of our Crime Scene Live Experience!  Part Immersive Theatre. Part Escape Room!

Southend Children’s Centres

  • Halloween Timetable – Bring you little ghosts and goblins to trick or treat with us this Halloween at one of our Southend Centres.

Star Sports & Soccer Sports

St Michael and All angel Church

  • Light Party 2019 –  Great fun especially for pre-primary and primary age children.

The Forum

  • Dragons and Dens – join us in celebrating Cressida Cowell’s ‘How to train your Dragon’. Use your imagination and building skills to create a magnificent Dragons Den and enjoy storytelling from the book.
  • Open Art Exhibition – Emerging Artists. Children and young people from Southend and neighbouring areas.

Thorpe Hall  School

  • Kidz Camp – Half Term activities including sports, crafts and special spooky activities

Southend High School for Girls

  • Energize Essex – Sports, Dance, Science, Art, Family bootcamps and many more activities.

Southend Museums

  • Fright at the Museum! –This Halloween we are screening (or should we say screaming) Hotel Transylvania in the spookiest setting in Southend: our very own Prittlewell Priory.

West leigh Junior School

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TENDRING

Harwich High Street

Jaywick Martello Tower

 

Princes Theatre

  • LDN Wrestling – The stars of LDN Wrestling are returning to the Princes Theatre for a night of over the top super-slamming wrestling!
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THURROCK

Grangewaters

  • Halloween family activities – Come and join us for a new Halloween experience this year – on land or water! All our activities are great for families or with a few friends.

 

Herringham Primary School

Intu Lakeside

Mega Camp!

  • October Camp – Jam packed activities for the October half term.

Small Monsters Soft Play

Thamesgate Theatre

  • Nicky Trix Live – Come along and join in the fun at this spectacular magical event, with a performance like no other from the award-winning Nicky Trix!
  • Wicked Wednesday film Aladdin. bringing you some great films before they are released on DVD.
  • Captain Flinn and the Pirate Dinosaurs 2The Magic Cutlass. Captain Flinn is ready for an adventure! Les Petits theatre company return to the high seas after their hugely successful shows ‘David Walliams’s The First Hippo on the Moon’ and ‘Adventures in Wonderland’.

Thurrock garden centre

  • Halloween Slime  –  Glow in the dark slime session… come and explore the magic of glow in the dark slime!

Walton Hall farm

 

 

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UTTLESFORD

Audley End Miniature Railway

  • Halloween Spoooktacular – You and your little devils will journey deep into the woods of the Audley End Miniature Railway to visit the coven of witches together with their pumpkin friends.

Cammas Hall Fruit Farm

  • Halloween Fun – Halloween themed activities including a themed maize maze, face painting, tractor trailer rides and more. 

Down Hall Hotel & Spa

  • HALLOWEEN THEMED AFTERNOON TEA – As All Hallows Eve approaches, strange things are happening at Down Hall… be afraid, be very afraid! To mark the scariest night of the year, Down Hall is serving up a spooktacular afternoon tea for big and little ghouls.

Mountfitchet Castle

  • Halloween FunPumpkin Trail, Scary Halloween walk-through House and more.

Rainbow rural Centre

  • Farm Activity Days – A perfect way to spend the day for children to have fun and learn about life on a working farm, and how it works. Our day will involve meeting the animals and helping to look after them, a tractor trailer ride, time with the horses, learning about the wildlife, learning about farming, horticulture and livestock.

 

Star Sports & Soccer Sports

 

 

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