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Halloween treats for kids in Hertfordshire

PUBLISHED: 11:05 16 October 2018 | UPDATED: 16:06 16 October 2018

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We've selected a variety of spooky activities in the county that are sure to delight the kids

Pumpkin Festival, Willows Activity Farm

25th Oct to 4th Nov, £19

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.

Halloween Trail and Craft, Ashridge Estate

22nd Oct to 2nd Nov, 10am to 4pm, £3

Half term at the Ashridge Estate sees a Halloween themed trail around the stunning estate, which will be adorned in autumn colour, before heading to the visitor centre for spooky crafts.

Old Town Halloween Party, High Street, Hemel Hempstead

28th Oct, 3.30pm to 8pm, free

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.

Halloween Ghost Walks, Hemel Hempstead

28th Oct, 3.30pm, 4.30pm and 5.30pm, £4

Part of the Old Town Halloween Party, join the spirits of Hemel for Halloween Ghost Walks and learn about the Old Town’s spooky past. Book online

Pumpkin Trail & Treats, Knebworth House

23rd Oct and 30th Oct to 1st Nov

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, Shepreth Wildlife Park

24th Oct, 11am to 4pm

Shepreth Wildlife Park is holding spooky events to celebrate Halloween with bat and wolf feeding, owl displays, pumpkin carving, creepy bugs and face painting happening throughout the day. Check the website for exact times.

Dr Gore’s Spooky Mad Lab, Royal Gunpowder Mills, Waltham Abbey

20th to 28th Oct, adults £10.50, under 16s £8.50

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 at Lee Valley Park Farms, Waltham Abbey

20th Oct to 4th Nov, 10am to 5pm, £10

Pumpkin carving, trick or treat trail and a spooky mansion are just some of the activities available at Lee Valley Park Farms for its Mischief & Mayhem event.

Halloween at Mill Green Museum, Welwyn Garden City

31st Oct, 4.30pm to 7pm, children (ages 2+) £5, adults free

An evening of ‘softly spooky’ fun will take place on Halloween night at Mill Green Museum. Activities will include apple bobbing, potion making and more.

Snow White and the Seven Ghouls, The Radlett Centre

30th Oct, 2.30pm and 6.30pm, adults £15, under 16s £12

In a ghoulish retelling of the fairytale of Snow White, the sleepy town of Boney Bottom sees the creatures and beasties getting ready for “Humans-ween”, the time when humans come out and scare young monsters. Audience fancy dress encouraged but not compulsory.

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