Halloween events in Hertfordshire: What’s on for kids 2019
PUBLISHED: 13:57 16 October 2019
We’ve selected a variety of spooky activities in the county that are sure to delight the kids
- Pumpkin Festival at Willows Activity Farm (19 Oct - 3 Nov)
Coursers Road, St Albans
A packed programme of events is available for kids with a visit to the Willows Activity Farm Pumpkin Festival. Pick a pumpkin for carving, feed the animals, pumpkin arts and crafts and much more.
- Pop-up Pumpkin Patch (12-13 & 19-30 Oct)
Off M1 Junction 9, Flamstead, St Albans - use postcode AL3 8HT
Grab a wheelbarrow and explore the pumpkin patch by The Popup Farm to find your perfect pumpkin - whether you're carving it or baking a pie.
- Haunted Ashridge trail and craft (21 Oct - 1 Nov)
Ashridge Estate, Berkhamsted
Half term at the Ashridge Estate sees a Halloween themed trail around the stunning estate featuring the ghosts of people who lived in the house throughout the years. The estate will be adorned in autumn colour and there will be spooky crafts at the visitor centre after the trail.
- Old Town Halloween Party (27 Oct)
High Street, Hemel Hempstead
The streets of Hemel Hempstead will be overrun with spooks for the Old Town Halloween Party. There will be fairground rides, food stalls, street performers and a firework display in Gadebridge park at 7.30pm.
- Spirit of the Old Town ghost walk (28 Oct)
Meet at The Gates of the Old Town, High Street, Hemel Hempstead
Join the spirits of Hemel for a Halloween special of the Spirit of Old Town ghost walks and learn about the Old Town's spooky past. Book online.
- Pumpkin Trail & Treats (26, 28 & 29 Oct)
Knebworth House, Old Knebworth Lane, Stevenage
Children are encouraged to come in fancy dress for the Pumpkin Trail & Treats event at Knebworth House. Games and activities can earn stamps on 'pumpkin passports' which when complete can be exchange for a goody bag at the gift shop.
- Halloween Week (21-31 Oct)
Shepreth Wildlife Park, Station Road, Shepreth, Royston
Shepreth Wildlife Park is holding spooky events to celebrate Halloween with bat and wolf feeding, owl displays, pumpkin carving and face painting happening throughout. Check the website for exact times.
- Dr Gore's Spooky Mad Lab (26 Oct - 1 Nov)
Royal Gunpowder Mills, Waltham Abbey
Enter the mad world of Dr Gore's Spooky Mad Lab and create goo at the slime station, secret potions, and witch's hat and broom too! Make sure to dress up and get a selfie at the dress-up area. Book tickets online.
- Mischief & Mayhem (26 Oct - 3 Nov)
Lee Valley Park Farms, Waltham Abbey
Pumpkin carving, a haunted house and a creepy crawly show are just some of the activities available at Lee Valley Park Farms for its Mischief & Mayhem event.
- Master the Dark Arts (until 10 Nov)
Enter the Hogwarts Great Hall which will be decorated with over 100 floating pumpkins and enjoy a Halloween feast of apples, pumpkins and lollipops. Have a duel with the Death Eaters, get hands on and find out how troll snot, drool and unicorn blood was made - and much more!