Month Flat Week Day

Sat. 20 Oct, 2018

Fungi Foray at Winkworth Arboretum

Sat. 20 Oct, 2018 10:30 pm - Sun. 21 Oct, 2018 12:30 am

Sun 16 Sep, Sat 20 Oct, 10.30am-12.30pm

Join expert Sara Shepley for a seasonal fungi foray and learn how to identify the many different types of fungi growing around the Arboretum. Normal admission applies plus Adult £10, Child £5.

Sun. 21 Oct, 2018

Fungi Foray at Winkworth Arboretum

Sat. 20 Oct, 2018 10:30 pm - Sun. 21 Oct, 2018 12:30 am

Sun 16 Sep, Sat 20 Oct, 10.30am-12.30pm

Join expert Sara Shepley for a seasonal fungi foray and learn how to identify the many different types of fungi growing around the Arboretum. Normal admission applies plus Adult £10, Child £5.

Train rides at Great Cockrow Railway

Sun. 21 Oct, 2018 1:30 am - 5:00 am

The Great Cockcrow Railway is open every Sunday from 6th May until 28th October. We operate from 1.30pm till 5.00pm with the booking office closing at 4:45pm.

We will also be running on Wednesdays from 1st to 29th August. Trains run from 1:00pm till 4:00pm, with the last tickets being sold at 3.45pm.

 

Toadstall Tiptoe trail at Box Hill

Sun. 21 Oct, 2018 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Discover fungi on this self-guided trail for children. Suggested donation of £1 donation per trail.

October half term trail at Hindhead Common

Sun. 21 Oct, 2018 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Follow this 50 things trail on this 1 mile walk over Hindhead Common and the Devil's Punch Bowl.

Taste of Autumn at RHS Wisley

Sun. 21 Oct, 2018 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Enjoy the best of the season with Taste of Autumn when the orchard is laden with fruit and the garden is awash with colour. Prepare yourself to be tempted by quality food and drink from the many stalls. Be wowed by the autumn displays and pick up advice from our gardening experts. There is so much more at this must-see and popular autumn event that is free with normal Garden entry. If you book in advance you can save 10% on your tickets. All details on the website.

October half term hallowe'en fun at Ham House

All day

Join us from 20-28 Oct for Hallowe'en hocus pocus at Ham House. Is everything all that it seems? Track down the evidence of the ghostly goings on at Ham, decorate a pumpkin biscuit and have some fearsome fun!

Autumn Steam Gala on The Watercress Line

Sun. 21 Oct, 2018 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Experience this three day Western themed weekend. There will be seven steam locomotives, including three visitors, operating a varied timetable from 9.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. each day.

Spookycular Monster Halloween at Notcutts Cranleigh

Sun. 21 Oct, 2018 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

This half term join us in the fun with our free Monster Hunt, where every entry receives a prize.

Can you find all the monsters?

Join in the fun from 18th October to 4th November.

Woodland display in the Glasshouse at RHS Wisley

Sun. 21 Oct, 2018 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Walk through a wonderful woodland display in the magical Wisley Glasshouse reflecting the late autumn season. The Glasshouse is open from 10am – 5:15pm (3:45pm after 22nd October) daily.

Half-term Hansel and Gretel trail at Claremont Landscape Gardens

Sun. 21 Oct, 2018 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Sat 20–Sun 28 Oct, 10am-4pm

Follow in the footsteps of Hansel and Gretel and help them to escape from the clutches of the wicked witch.

Plus £1 per trail.

London Bus Museum TransportFest at Brooklands

Sun. 21 Oct, 2018 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Transportfest returns in 2018 with extensive bus displays, including rarely-seen early examples, and smaller displays of taxis, commercials, military & emergency vehicles. There will be heritage bus trips, a large collectors’ market, music and children’s attractions. This event is not just for transport enthusiasts, but fun for all the family as well!

Halloween half-term fun at Hatchlands Park

Sun. 21 Oct, 2018 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Enjoy Halloween fun at Hatchland Park this half-term.  Try your hand at pumpkin carving, follow the spooky trails, visit the haunted treehouse and pick up a ghoulish treat in the cafe. Booking advised.  £3 per pumpkin.  National Trust admission applies.

Half term trail at Leith Hill Tower

Sun. 21 Oct, 2018 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Share the magic of nature with the kids and help them tick off some of the 50 things activities by coming along to our half term trail. Suggested £1 donation per trail.

Siyanda, Protector of Plants at Kew Gardens

All day

Join Siyanda as she unearths the secrets of plants in the Africa zone of the newly-restored Temperate House. 

In this 30-minute performance, Siyanda will take you on a journey of discovery, learning about the plants in her care. She’ll reveal how she helps them to thrive and why protecting these plants is so vital. Join Siyanda this autumn to uncover the amazing plant life in the Africa zone of the Temperate House. 

Performances last 30 minutes and are at 11am, 12 noon, 1:30pm, 2:30pm and 3:30pm (no 3.30pm performance on Sunday 28 Oct due to Garden opening hours changing). 

Autumn Tree Festival at Painshill Park

Sun. 21 Oct, 2018 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Our autumn festival just keeps growing. Join us for a whole host of autumn themed activities, displays and tree adventure… Go on a big adventure and follow the tree trail to see a fantastic show of autumn colour. Look out for hidden surprises and fun activities. Test your balance on the stepping stone log challenge and our tree swing.  There are wooden medals to be won!
Horses and hens, oh my!
Go back in time and see horse powered timber extraction and enjoy a traditional heavy horse wagon ride. Don’t forget to say hello to the hens who are joining us for the day.
Get creative
Browse around the wide range of stalls displaying handcrafted items made from wood, metal leather and honey. See wood turning demonstrations and get inspired to create your pieces of art using natural materials.
Discover trees
Learn all about trees by planting a seed and discover how to keep them healthy as they grow. See tree surgeons climb and find out more about tree maintenance.
Tasty treats
Challenge your taste buds with chillies, then enjoy a refreshing sip of our very own sparkling wine. If you have a sweet tooth, then don’t worry there will be yummy cakes available.

Witches and Wizards Week at Bocketts Farm

Sun. 21 Oct, 2018 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Encounter a range of reptiles and creepy crawlies in the REPTILE ROADSHOW. An amazing opportunity to get close to some beautiful and unusual creatures!
  • Enjoy exciting shows daily from our wickedly wonderful WIZARD MAGICIAN! Various show times throughout the day.
  • Explore the SPOOKTACULARLY FUN TRAIL as you help Mr Funny Bones find the missing clues around the farm. Don't miss your free treat when you finish!
  • Enjoy a full programme of fun farm activities with Animal Handling, Goat Milking, Tractor Rides, Pony Rides and Pig Racing!
  • Get creative in our CREEPY CRAFT CORNER with badges, colouring sheets, hat making and lots more!
  • Take home a HOMEGROWN BOCKETTS FARM PUMPKIN. Hundreds to choose from and on sale all week. 
  • OPEN EVERY DAY: 10am - 5.30PM

Halloween at Fishers Farm

Sun. 21 Oct, 2018 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Ghosts and goblins, spooks galore, scary witches at your door… Halloween is coming soon, so grab your mask or your broom. Fishers Farm Park will be your host, come dressed as yourself, a witch or a ghost, flickering pumpkins smiling bright, wishing you all a Happy Haunting night!

Fishers Farm Park’s ‘Halloween Happy Hauntings’ is fast approaching and all the witches, wizards, ghosts and ghouls are getting ready for a week of treats, tricks and ‘FANGTASTIC’ fun!!

Spooky Half Term Halloween at Godstone Farm

Sun. 21 Oct, 2018 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

A week for fun, crafts and games including Pumpkin Carving, Spooky Quiz, Face Painting and more Halloween Fun than you can swish your wand at!!

PLUS:

The Spooktacular Low Bangs Fireworks Display is back in it’s third year to end our Halloween Half Term Week on a high!

The fireworks chosen are low bangs *suitable for all ages so if your little ones are nervous of large bangs, this is the display for you.

Open Day at Miller's Ark Farm

Sun. 21 Oct, 2018 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Next Farm Open Days 10-4pm.

Entry is £8 for adults and children over 2, under 2's are free.

‘Room on the Broom’ Half Term Family Fun at RHS Wisley

Sun. 21 Oct, 2018 10:30 am - 3:30 pm

Join us at RHS Garden Wisley for October half term fun with ‘Room on the Broom’  trails around the garden, witchy crafts and a variety of fun activities, including pumpkin carving.  Pumpkin carving will be available for 3 days on a pre-booked workshop, £5 per pumpkin with all the tools and templates provided! Everything else is free with normal Garden entry and advance booking for Garden entry is 10% cheaper. All details will be on the website.

Happy Halloween Trail at Winkworth Arboretum

Sun. 21 Oct, 2018 10:30 am - 4:00 pm

Sat 20–Sun 28 Oct, 10.30am-4.00pm

Become a woodland wizard and create your own magical wand. Free entry for children in Halloween costume.

Plus £1 per trail.

Songs Across The Pond: Workshop at Farnham Maltings

Sun. 21 Oct, 2018 10:30 am - 11:20 am

Create your very own songs with Brady Rymer and David Gibb. Work with professional songwriters and performers and write a brand new song, exploring lyrics, melody, rhythm and more. At the end of the session, perform the song and wow your family and friends with your amazing new song writing skills! “Prepare to be carried away with the music…David Gibb's show is packed full of catchy, toe tapping numbers.” The Guardian  Age guidance: 5+ Running time: 50 minutes.  Special information: Why not also get tickets for Songs Across The Pond – the show. A brand new musical show for families and children. Singer songwriter David Gibb has teamed up with 3 time Grammy nominee (best children’s album) Brady Rymer who will be joining him all the way from the USA! For more information and to book the show please visit here

The Make Space at Watts Gallery

Sun. 21 Oct, 2018 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

No space at home to be messy? Drop in to the Make Space. From printmaking to painting and sewing to sculpture, families can explore different kinds of materials and making.

Henfold Birds of Prey at Hobbledown

Sun. 21 Oct, 2018 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Don’t miss our Fantastic Falconry Displays at Hobbledown.

The shows take place in our purpose built Birds of Prey Arena during our ‘Extra Value Days’ (dates listed below).

Our falconer Barry has more than 30 years experience in caring for and flying these stunning birds.

His static display takes place between 11am and 3pm, and flying demonstrations take place at 12.30pm and 2pm.

Conifer Society Autumn Show at RHS Wisley

Sun. 21 Oct, 2018 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Displays and talks about conifer care and use.  Find out about conifers for every size and aspect of garden as well as a show of cones and photographs. Experts from the Conifer Society will be on hand for a friendly chat and advice. 

'The Big Draw' workshop in Guildford

Sun. 21 Oct, 2018 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Taking this year's national Big Draw theme 'Play' as a starting point, artists will be providing free, accessible, high quality and creative activities across the borough during October.

Workshops are designed to let participants explore new and a creative ideas and cater for those who love arts and crafts and for those who do not but are willing to give it a go!

Anyone can join in and participants can work individually or collectively as a group. There is no limit to how many free Big Draw activities people can take part in so why not come along and join in this year's festival, which is all about letting loose, embracing happy accidents, discovery, and most importantly having fun through drawing in all its forms!

Sunday 21st October 
The Boileroom 
11am-5pm 
Artist: Andrew Thomson 
11am-5pm 
Fun drawing and mark making activities including a draw and explore map-lead walk around Guildford town.

Try geocaching at Shalford Mill

Sun. 21 Oct, 2018 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

An introduction to this worldwide craze. Borrow our GPS devices and find our hidden cache, by following clues along a trail (2 mile circular walk).

Beast Quest at Hampton Court Palace

Sun. 21 Oct, 2018 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

This October half term come to Hampton Court Palace for an exciting event for the whole family. 

The Dark Wizard Malvel has taken over Hampton Court Palace, bringing all of its resident Beasts to life (as well as some famous faces from history!)

Now Tom and Elenna need your help to save the Hampton Court Beasts from his wicked spells.

You’ll be guided by our resident Questers, and will need to work together as a team, solving puzzles, riddles and games, all while Evil stalks the historic palace!

Take our quiz to find out what Beast you are!

Songs Across The Pond - Performance at Farnham Maltings

Sun. 21 Oct, 2018 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Songs Across The Pond is a brand new musical show for families and children. Singer songwriter David Gibb has teamed up with 3 time Grammy nominee (best children’s album) Brady Rymer who will be joining him all the way from the USA! Both musicians have a talent for writing brilliant, engaging and tuneful songs that the whole family can enjoy together. This latest venture showcases some of the best family music that the USA and the UK have to offer. Families will be introduced to a wide range of musical instruments and genres, and with plenty of chances to join in and singalong, this is a show that will have the whole family up and dancing in no time! “Prepare to be carried away with the music…David Gibb's show is packed full of catchy, toe tapping numbers.” The Guardian "Lest anyone think this is musical Pablum, think again. Brady Rymer's music has a rock 'n roll heart."Washington Post  Age guidance: 3+ Running time: 60 minutes.  Special information: This is a relaxed performance and includes a meet and greet with the company after the show. For more information about what a relaxed performance is can be found here. Why not also get tickets for Songs Across The Pond Workshop and create your very own songs with Brady Rymer and David Gibb. More information can be found here.    

Pumpkin Patch event at Crockbridge Farm

All day

We hold our annual 'Pumpkin Patch Event' from Sat 20th Oct - Sun 28th Oct. During this time Crockford's Corner is transformed into a fun packed area complete with thousands of pumpkins displayed for sale, games, pumpkin carving and other activities. Entry is £4 per person (free if you have a ticket to our immersive theatrical show).

Open Afternoon at Guildford Model Engineering in Stoke Park

Sun. 21 Oct, 2018 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Our regular public open afternoons are popular with families and entrance is free. Train rides are available on both our ground level and raised tracks. Tickets are £1.50 each or £5 for five. You can keep unused tickets for travel on a later date. Our outdoor "garden" railways will be running, as will our OO gauge railway in the clubhouse. Light refreshments are available.

'The Big Draw' workshop in Guildford (18+)

Sun. 21 Oct, 2018 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Taking this year's national Big Draw theme 'Play' as a starting point, artists will be providing free, accessible, high quality and creative activities across the borough during October.

Workshops are designed to let participants explore new and a creative ideas and cater for those who love arts and crafts and for those who do not but are willing to give it a go!

Anyone can join in and participants can work individually or collectively as a group. There is no limit to how many free Big Draw activities people can take part in so why not come along and join in this year's festival, which is all about letting loose, embracing happy accidents, discovery, and most importantly having fun through drawing in all its forms!

Sunday 21st October 
Boileroom 
6.30pm-late 
Artist: Andrew Thomson 
For ages 18+ come along to Big Draw Drink and Draw for an evening of creative sketching. 

Mon. 22 Oct, 2018

Toadstall Tiptoe trail at Box Hill

Mon. 22 Oct, 2018 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Discover fungi on this self-guided trail for children. Suggested donation of £1 donation per trail.

October half term trail at Hindhead Common

Mon. 22 Oct, 2018 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Follow this 50 things trail on this 1 mile walk over Hindhead Common and the Devil's Punch Bowl.

October half term hallowe'en fun at Ham House

All day

Join us from 20-28 Oct for Hallowe'en hocus pocus at Ham House. Is everything all that it seems? Track down the evidence of the ghostly goings on at Ham, decorate a pumpkin biscuit and have some fearsome fun!

Spookycular Monster Halloween at Notcutts Cranleigh

Mon. 22 Oct, 2018 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

This half term join us in the fun with our free Monster Hunt, where every entry receives a prize.

Can you find all the monsters?

Join in the fun from 18th October to 4th November.

Buggyfit at Polesden Lacey

Mon. 22 Oct, 2018 9:00 am - 10:00 am

This post natal exercise program aims to help strengthen and stabilise the post pregnancy body, specifically targeting those weaker muscles.

Classes vary each week to always keep exercises interesting and fun in the fabulous fresh air and beautiful grounds of Polesden Lacey.

Woodland display in the Glasshouse at RHS Wisley

Mon. 22 Oct, 2018 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Walk through a wonderful woodland display in the magical Wisley Glasshouse reflecting the late autumn season. The Glasshouse is open from 10am – 5:15pm (3:45pm after 22nd October) daily.

Half-term Hansel and Gretel trail at Claremont Landscape Gardens

Mon. 22 Oct, 2018 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Sat 20–Sun 28 Oct, 10am-4pm

Follow in the footsteps of Hansel and Gretel and help them to escape from the clutches of the wicked witch.

Plus £1 per trail.

October Half Term Family Fun at Brooklands Museum

Mon. 22 Oct, 2018 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

On weekdays during Half Term, our popular car rides will be operating from 11am-1pm and from 2-4.00pm (subject to weather). Take a trip in a vintage-style car up Test Hill or along the Members’ Banking of the old Race Track, courtesy of the Brooklands Volunteer Car Rides Team. Also, London Bus Museum will be operating bus rides around the local area. Pick up one of our trails for children up to 12 years old or try out our Family Workshop. PLUS: Kids tours on Concorde are back, the tour is tailored for our younger audience, with fun and noise encouraged! Limited tours each day, book early to avoid disappointment. For further information please contact: www.brooklandsmuseum.com 

Halloween half-term fun at Hatchlands Park

Mon. 22 Oct, 2018 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Enjoy Halloween fun at Hatchland Park this half-term.  Try your hand at pumpkin carving, follow the spooky trails, visit the haunted treehouse and pick up a ghoulish treat in the cafe. Booking advised.  £3 per pumpkin.  National Trust admission applies.

Half term trail at Leith Hill Tower

Mon. 22 Oct, 2018 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Share the magic of nature with the kids and help them tick off some of the 50 things activities by coming along to our half term trail. Suggested £1 donation per trail.

Siyanda, Protector of Plants at Kew Gardens

All day

Join Siyanda as she unearths the secrets of plants in the Africa zone of the newly-restored Temperate House. 

In this 30-minute performance, Siyanda will take you on a journey of discovery, learning about the plants in her care. She’ll reveal how she helps them to thrive and why protecting these plants is so vital. Join Siyanda this autumn to uncover the amazing plant life in the Africa zone of the Temperate House. 

Performances last 30 minutes and are at 11am, 12 noon, 1:30pm, 2:30pm and 3:30pm (no 3.30pm performance on Sunday 28 Oct due to Garden opening hours changing). 

Create and Grow Spooky Half Term at Squire's Garden Centres

Mon. 22 Oct, 2018 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Our popular Create and Grow spooky half-term is back with all new activities for you to enjoy.

Keep your little ghouls entertained, drop in daily from Monday 22 - Wednesday 31 October, 10am - 4pm at all centres*.

Paint a ceramic bat tealight holder - take home with a complimentary LED tealight to place on your windowsill to brighten up your room - £5.50.

Decorate a spooky mobile - hang in your bedroom to scare away unwanted visitors - £3.50

Pumpkin pursuit around the centre - discover the creepy word and be in with a chance to win a prize - free.

Plus other activities. 

Fancy dress is welcome!

No booking required.

*Excluding Chertsey & Windsor

Witches and Wizards Week at Bocketts Farm

Mon. 22 Oct, 2018 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Encounter a range of reptiles and creepy crawlies in the REPTILE ROADSHOW. An amazing opportunity to get close to some beautiful and unusual creatures!
  • Enjoy exciting shows daily from our wickedly wonderful WIZARD MAGICIAN! Various show times throughout the day.
  • Explore the SPOOKTACULARLY FUN TRAIL as you help Mr Funny Bones find the missing clues around the farm. Don't miss your free treat when you finish!
  • Enjoy a full programme of fun farm activities with Animal Handling, Goat Milking, Tractor Rides, Pony Rides and Pig Racing!
  • Get creative in our CREEPY CRAFT CORNER with badges, colouring sheets, hat making and lots more!
  • Take home a HOMEGROWN BOCKETTS FARM PUMPKIN. Hundreds to choose from and on sale all week. 
  • OPEN EVERY DAY: 10am - 5.30PM

Halloween at Fishers Farm

Mon. 22 Oct, 2018 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Ghosts and goblins, spooks galore, scary witches at your door… Halloween is coming soon, so grab your mask or your broom. Fishers Farm Park will be your host, come dressed as yourself, a witch or a ghost, flickering pumpkins smiling bright, wishing you all a Happy Haunting night!

Fishers Farm Park’s ‘Halloween Happy Hauntings’ is fast approaching and all the witches, wizards, ghosts and ghouls are getting ready for a week of treats, tricks and ‘FANGTASTIC’ fun!!

Spooky Half Term Halloween at Godstone Farm

Mon. 22 Oct, 2018 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

A week for fun, crafts and games including Pumpkin Carving, Spooky Quiz, Face Painting and more Halloween Fun than you can swish your wand at!!

PLUS:

The Spooktacular Low Bangs Fireworks Display is back in it’s third year to end our Halloween Half Term Week on a high!

The fireworks chosen are low bangs *suitable for all ages so if your little ones are nervous of large bangs, this is the display for you.

Pumpkin Hunt at Piglets

Mon. 22 Oct, 2018 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Monday the 22nd-Wednesday the 31st of October
Find the pumpkins hidden around Piglets and receive a little treat! Ask at the counter for an answer sheet. 

‘Room on the Broom’ Half Term Family Fun at RHS Wisley

Mon. 22 Oct, 2018 10:30 am - 3:30 pm

Join us at RHS Garden Wisley for October half term fun with ‘Room on the Broom’  trails around the garden, witchy crafts and a variety of fun activities, including pumpkin carving.  Pumpkin carving will be available for 3 days on a pre-booked workshop, £5 per pumpkin with all the tools and templates provided! Everything else is free with normal Garden entry and advance booking for Garden entry is 10% cheaper. All details will be on the website.

Happy Halloween Trail at Winkworth Arboretum

Mon. 22 Oct, 2018 10:30 am - 4:00 pm

Sat 20–Sun 28 Oct, 10.30am-4.00pm

Become a woodland wizard and create your own magical wand. Free entry for children in Halloween costume.

Plus £1 per trail.

Autumn Colours Photography Course for 7-11 year olds at Hatchlands Park

Mon. 22 Oct, 2018 10:30 am - 1:00 pm

Course: Autumn Colours Venue: Hatchlands Park, Surrey Date: Monday 22nd October 2018 Time: 10.30-13:00 Ages: 7-11 Fee: £39 (Optional compact camera hire for an additional £5) Autumn is a wonderful season to capture colour, and Hatchlands park is a great location to find our colourful images. We will teach our students how to use aperture and focus creatively to take interesting landscapes and close up photographs. Our students will learn how their camera makes a photograph and which camera setting to use to make their images pop! We’ll spend the majority of the class in the beautiful grounds of Hatchlands Park, capturing the autumn colours together.

Fairy tale crafts at Claremont Landscape Gardens

Mon. 22 Oct, 2018 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Mon 22, Tue 23, Wed 24 Oct, 11am-1pm

Get creative with some fairy tale crafts inspired by traditional gruesome storytelling.

Plus £1.50 per craft.

Halloween at The Square Camberley

Mon. 22 Oct, 2018 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Come along and join The Square Camberley this Halloween for free fun! Monday, 22nd October 11am – 4pm Dance and Theatre Sessions with The Secret Stage School Tuesday, 23rd October 11am – 4pm Animal Farm with Jakes Playworld Wednesday, 24th October 11am – 1pm Rhyme Time and Storytelling with Camberley Library 2pm – 4pm Arts & Crafts with Surrey Heath Children’s Centres Thursday, 25th October 11am – 4pm Arts and Crafts - Make your own wand with Mrs Potts’ Place Friday, 26th October 2pm – 4pm Wiggle and Jiggle with Arena Leisure Centre Our Kids Camp will close for a break between 1pm - 2pm each day and is available for children aged between 4 and 10 years old. Please note that children must not be left unattended.

Ancient Adventures at Nower Wood, Leatherhead

Mon. 22 Oct, 2018 11:00 am - 2:30 pm

Come with us on a journey through time, discovering colourful characters from Nower Wood's long history.. Get hands on learning ancient crafts and learn how people lived in the ancient forest. The trees have many tales to tell...

On our adventures you will get hands on with some historical healing, concoct some planty potions and create some clay crafts to keep!

Booking essential.

Half Term Witchcraft at Dapdune Wharf

Mon. 22 Oct, 2018 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Come and join the young witches and wizards in their mischief at Dapdune Wharf, Make your own broom, get lost in the spooky maze, and learn how to make bubbling potions.

Mon 22 -Sun 28 October, 11am to 4pm.  No booking needed, just turn up - preferably in fancy dress. £2.50 for children's activities.

Beast Quest at Hampton Court Palace

Mon. 22 Oct, 2018 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

This October half term come to Hampton Court Palace for an exciting event for the whole family. 

The Dark Wizard Malvel has taken over Hampton Court Palace, bringing all of its resident Beasts to life (as well as some famous faces from history!)

Now Tom and Elenna need your help to save the Hampton Court Beasts from his wicked spells.

You’ll be guided by our resident Questers, and will need to work together as a team, solving puzzles, riddles and games, all while Evil stalks the historic palace!

Take our quiz to find out what Beast you are!

Halloween Activity Week at Birdworld

Mon. 22 Oct, 2018 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Feel your hair stand on end and a shiver down your spine as you walk through the creepy corridors of Birdworld’s unique Halloween Grotto. Make specially themed arts and crafts, take part in face painting, follow a spooky activity trail and take a ride on the park’s Halloween Train Ride to learn about some of the gruesome habits of our larger birds!

Henfold Birds of Prey at Hobbledown

Mon. 22 Oct, 2018 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Don’t miss our Fantastic Falconry Displays at Hobbledown.

The shows take place in our purpose built Birds of Prey Arena during our ‘Extra Value Days’ (dates listed below).

Our falconer Barry has more than 30 years experience in caring for and flying these stunning birds.

His static display takes place between 11am and 3pm, and flying demonstrations take place at 12.30pm and 2pm.

Hallowe'en Half Term Activities at Weald & Downland

Mon. 22 Oct, 2018 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Enjoy the great outdoors this autumn half term at the Museum, with fantastic Hallowe’en-themed family activities taking place from 11am-3pm from Monday 22 – Friday 26 October.

Children of all ages can channel their excitement and energy into a range of hands-on activities and outdoor trails with a Hallowe’en theme. Activities vary daily and plan to include: pumpkin carving, face painting, spine-tingling stories, scary eyes pumpkin hunt, floating ghosts, paper pumpkins, leaf clay dish, playdough, string mummies, plus many more make and take home activities. Visiting children are encouraged to wear fancy dress for their visit and each will receive a free sweet treat from our lucky dip.

Activities run from 11am – 3pm daily and children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Don’t worry! Wet weather won’t stop play as there are plenty of covered areas. Children are encouraged to wear fancy dress for their visit – the best costumes receive a sweet treat!

Storytime at RHS Wisley

Mon. 22 Oct, 2018 11:30 am - 11:50 am

Bring your children along to our weekly Storytime sessions in the Wisley Garden Library where they can get lost in the natural world of creepy-crawlies and garden adventures.

Sessions last around 20 minutes and run every Monday (except Bank Holidays). Suitable for under 5yrs accompanied by an adult.

Snow Queen at Farnham Maltings (AM)

Mon. 22 Oct, 2018 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Kai and Gerda had been friends for as long as they could remember. Day followed day. Always the same. Until… In a whirl of magic and deception, splinters of a magical broken mirror blow in the wind, freezing hearts and changing everything! As Kai is pulled under the spell of the powerful snow queen of ice and coldness, we follow Gerda’s quest to save her friend and return life to normal. Can it ever be the same again? Mike Kenny has taken Hans Christian Andersen’s most highly-acclaimed story and simplified it into a tale for the young. Ivan Stott returns to tutti frutti (Underneath a Magical Moon) to create memorable music and songs accompanied by a typically beautiful tutti frutti design. Join our journey about growing up, loyalty, friendship and the dangers of the unknown. "Those looking for a magical and thought-provoking early experience of the wonder and power of theatre should treat themselves to tutti frutti" – British Theatre Guide Age guidance: 3+ Running time: 60 minutes. No interval.  

Tropical Creepy Crawly Roadshow at Denbies

Mon. 22 Oct, 2018 11:30 am
Meet Snakes, Lizards, Mini-Beasts, Frogs – an inspiring Animal Encounter.  Other Information: You will be able to meet the 'tropical creepy crawlys' at 11:30am and 2:30pm . Tickets will be £7.50 per child and accompanying adults are free of charge.        

Pumpkin Patch event at Crockbridge Farm

All day

We hold our annual 'Pumpkin Patch Event' from Sat 20th Oct - Sun 28th Oct. During this time Crockford's Corner is transformed into a fun packed area complete with thousands of pumpkins displayed for sale, games, pumpkin carving and other activities. Entry is £4 per person (free if you have a ticket to our immersive theatrical show).

Autumn Colours Photography Course for 12-15 year olds at Hatchlands

Mon. 22 Oct, 2018 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Course: Autumn Colours Venue: Hatchlands Park Date: Monday 22nd October 2018 Time: 13.30-16:00 Ages: 12-15 Fee: £45 (Optional DSLR camera hire for an additional £10) Autumn is a wonderful season to capture colour, and Hatchlands park is a great location to find our colourful images. We will teach our students how to use aperture and focus creatively to take interesting landscapes and close up photographs. Our students will learn how their camera makes a photograph and how aperture will effect their final images. Through looking at famous photographers work, our students will learn more about composition and how to put together interesting images in their viewfinder. We’ll spend the majority of the class in the beautiful grounds of Hatchlands Park, capturing the autumn colours together.

Snow Queen at Farnham Maltings (PM)

Mon. 22 Oct, 2018 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Kai and Gerda had been friends for as long as they could remember. Day followed day. Always the same. Until… In a whirl of magic and deception, splinters of a magical broken mirror blow in the wind, freezing hearts and changing everything! As Kai is pulled under the spell of the powerful snow queen of ice and coldness, we follow Gerda’s quest to save her friend and return life to normal. Can it ever be the same again?   Mike Kenny has taken Hans Christian Andersen’s most highly-acclaimed story and simplified it into a tale for the young. Ivan Stott returns to tutti frutti (Underneath a Magical Moon) to create memorable music and songs accompanied by a typically beautiful tutti frutti design. Join our journey about growing up, loyalty, friendship and the dangers of the unknown. "Those looking for a magical and thought-provoking early experience of the wonder and power of theatre should treat themselves to tutti frutti" – British Theatre Guide Age guidance: 3+ Running time: 60 minutes. No interval.  

Tue. 23 Oct, 2018

Toadstall Tiptoe trail at Box Hill

Tue. 23 Oct, 2018 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Discover fungi on this self-guided trail for children. Suggested donation of £1 donation per trail.

October half term trail at Hindhead Common

Tue. 23 Oct, 2018 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Follow this 50 things trail on this 1 mile walk over Hindhead Common and the Devil's Punch Bowl.

October half term hallowe'en fun at Ham House

All day

Join us from 20-28 Oct for Hallowe'en hocus pocus at Ham House. Is everything all that it seems? Track down the evidence of the ghostly goings on at Ham, decorate a pumpkin biscuit and have some fearsome fun!

Spookycular Monster Halloween at Notcutts Cranleigh

Tue. 23 Oct, 2018 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

This half term join us in the fun with our free Monster Hunt, where every entry receives a prize.

Can you find all the monsters?

Join in the fun from 18th October to 4th November.

Creepy Craft Club at Alice Holt

Tue. 23 Oct, 2018 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

This extra special edition of Groundwork’s popular forest craft club revolves around Halloween. All of our crafts will have a scary theme to help you decorate your house and perhaps add a unique touch to your Halloween costume! We’ll be combining guided outdoor exploration and games around the forest with indoor craft sessions using gathered natural materials. As a result, your child will learn about nature and wildlife, as well as creating some beautiful and unique crafts to take home at the end of the day. Creepy crafts may include, for example; woven spider webs, hanging leaf ghosts, pinecone spiders, clay tree monsters, and 3D haunted forest collages. Suitable for ages 5-12. BOOKING REQUIRED. Contact Jennifer Law at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. document.getElementById('cloakb14d9c643d236ab7506ca6ca9da610ca').innerHTML = ''; var prefix = 'ma' + 'il' + 'to'; var path = 'hr' + 'ef' + '='; var addyb14d9c643d236ab7506ca6ca9da610ca = 'enquiries.aliceholt' + '@'; addyb14d9c643d236ab7506ca6ca9da610ca = addyb14d9c643d236ab7506ca6ca9da610ca + 'groundwork' + '.' + 'org' + '.' + 'uk'; var addy_textb14d9c643d236ab7506ca6ca9da610ca = 'enquiries.aliceholt' + '@' + 'groundwork' + '.' + 'org' + '.' + 'uk';document.getElementById('cloakb14d9c643d236ab7506ca6ca9da610ca').innerHTML += ''+addy_textb14d9c643d236ab7506ca6ca9da610ca+''; or 07736 132 692.  

Woodland display in the Glasshouse at RHS Wisley

Tue. 23 Oct, 2018 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Walk through a wonderful woodland display in the magical Wisley Glasshouse reflecting the late autumn season. The Glasshouse is open from 10am – 5:15pm (3:45pm after 22nd October) daily.

Half-term Hansel and Gretel trail at Claremont Landscape Gardens

Tue. 23 Oct, 2018 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Sat 20–Sun 28 Oct, 10am-4pm

Follow in the footsteps of Hansel and Gretel and help them to escape from the clutches of the wicked witch.

Plus £1 per trail.

October Half Term Family Fun at Brooklands Museum

Tue. 23 Oct, 2018 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

On weekdays during Half Term, our popular car rides will be operating from 11am-1pm and from 2-4.00pm (subject to weather). Take a trip in a vintage-style car up Test Hill or along the Members’ Banking of the old Race Track, courtesy of the Brooklands Volunteer Car Rides Team. Also, London Bus Museum will be operating bus rides around the local area. Pick up one of our trails for children up to 12 years old or try out our Family Workshop. PLUS: Kids tours on Concorde are back, the tour is tailored for our younger audience, with fun and noise encouraged! Limited tours each day, book early to avoid disappointment. For further information please contact: www.brooklandsmuseum.com 

Spooky Train Ride and Story Telling at Denbies

Tue. 23 Oct, 2018 10:00 am
Dress-up in your best spooky costume for a Vineyard train ride and storytelling. The storytelling will take place on the outdoor Vineyard Train and therefore warm clothing is recommended. Ticket prices includes a chocolate treat for children and a hot drink for adults.    Other Information: Vineyard trains run at 10am, 11am and 12pm Tickets are £7.50 per child and £3 per adult

Halloween half-term fun at Hatchlands Park

Tue. 23 Oct, 2018 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Enjoy Halloween fun at Hatchland Park this half-term.  Try your hand at pumpkin carving, follow the spooky trails, visit the haunted treehouse and pick up a ghoulish treat in the cafe. Booking advised.  £3 per pumpkin.  National Trust admission applies.

Half term trail at Leith Hill Tower

Tue. 23 Oct, 2018 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Share the magic of nature with the kids and help them tick off some of the 50 things activities by coming along to our half term trail. Suggested £1 donation per trail.

Siyanda, Protector of Plants at Kew Gardens

All day

Join Siyanda as she unearths the secrets of plants in the Africa zone of the newly-restored Temperate House. 

In this 30-minute performance, Siyanda will take you on a journey of discovery, learning about the plants in her care. She’ll reveal how she helps them to thrive and why protecting these plants is so vital. Join Siyanda this autumn to uncover the amazing plant life in the Africa zone of the Temperate House. 

Performances last 30 minutes and are at 11am, 12 noon, 1:30pm, 2:30pm and 3:30pm (no 3.30pm performance on Sunday 28 Oct due to Garden opening hours changing). 

Create and Grow Spooky Half Term at Squire's Garden Centres

Tue. 23 Oct, 2018 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Our popular Create and Grow spooky half-term is back with all new activities for you to enjoy.

Keep your little ghouls entertained, drop in daily from Monday 22 - Wednesday 31 October, 10am - 4pm at all centres*.

Paint a ceramic bat tealight holder - take home with a complimentary LED tealight to place on your windowsill to brighten up your room - £5.50.

Decorate a spooky mobile - hang in your bedroom to scare away unwanted visitors - £3.50

Pumpkin pursuit around the centre - discover the creepy word and be in with a chance to win a prize - free.

Plus other activities. 

Fancy dress is welcome!

No booking required.

*Excluding Chertsey & Windsor

Witches and Wizards Week at Bocketts Farm

Tue. 23 Oct, 2018 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Encounter a range of reptiles and creepy crawlies in the REPTILE ROADSHOW. An amazing opportunity to get close to some beautiful and unusual creatures!
  • Enjoy exciting shows daily from our wickedly wonderful WIZARD MAGICIAN! Various show times throughout the day.
  • Explore the SPOOKTACULARLY FUN TRAIL as you help Mr Funny Bones find the missing clues around the farm. Don't miss your free treat when you finish!
  • Enjoy a full programme of fun farm activities with Animal Handling, Goat Milking, Tractor Rides, Pony Rides and Pig Racing!
  • Get creative in our CREEPY CRAFT CORNER with badges, colouring sheets, hat making and lots more!
  • Take home a HOMEGROWN BOCKETTS FARM PUMPKIN. Hundreds to choose from and on sale all week. 
  • OPEN EVERY DAY: 10am - 5.30PM

Halloween at Fishers Farm

Tue. 23 Oct, 2018 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Ghosts and goblins, spooks galore, scary witches at your door… Halloween is coming soon, so grab your mask or your broom. Fishers Farm Park will be your host, come dressed as yourself, a witch or a ghost, flickering pumpkins smiling bright, wishing you all a Happy Haunting night!

Fishers Farm Park’s ‘Halloween Happy Hauntings’ is fast approaching and all the witches, wizards, ghosts and ghouls are getting ready for a week of treats, tricks and ‘FANGTASTIC’ fun!!

Spooky Half Term Halloween at Godstone Farm

Tue. 23 Oct, 2018 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

A week for fun, crafts and games including Pumpkin Carving, Spooky Quiz, Face Painting and more Halloween Fun than you can swish your wand at!!

PLUS:

The Spooktacular Low Bangs Fireworks Display is back in it’s third year to end our Halloween Half Term Week on a high!

The fireworks chosen are low bangs *suitable for all ages so if your little ones are nervous of large bangs, this is the display for you.

October Half term at Watts Gallery

Tue. 23 Oct, 2018 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Tuesday 23 - Sunday 28 October | 10am - 4pm
Some activities require pre-booking

Inspired by our exhibition, James Henry Pullen: Inmate – Inventor – Genius, discover a world of inventiveness from giant puppets to model ships and use an array of materials to create your own.

End the week with Watts Late: Imaginarium, a special day of immersive events when we will be open late into the evening.

Pumpkin Hunt at Piglets

Tue. 23 Oct, 2018 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Monday the 22nd-Wednesday the 31st of October
Find the pumpkins hidden around Piglets and receive a little treat! Ask at the counter for an answer sheet. 

Open Day at Miller's Ark Farm

Tue. 23 Oct, 2018 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Next Farm Open Days 10-4pm.

Entry is £8 for adults and children over 2, under 2's are free.

‘Room on the Broom’ Half Term Family Fun at RHS Wisley

Tue. 23 Oct, 2018 10:30 am - 3:30 pm

Join us at RHS Garden Wisley for October half term fun with ‘Room on the Broom’  trails around the garden, witchy crafts and a variety of fun activities, including pumpkin carving.  Pumpkin carving will be available for 3 days on a pre-booked workshop, £5 per pumpkin with all the tools and templates provided! Everything else is free with normal Garden entry and advance booking for Garden entry is 10% cheaper. All details will be on the website.

Happy Halloween Trail at Winkworth Arboretum

Tue. 23 Oct, 2018 10:30 am - 4:00 pm

Sat 20–Sun 28 Oct, 10.30am-4.00pm

Become a woodland wizard and create your own magical wand. Free entry for children in Halloween costume.

Plus £1 per trail.

Magical Museum at Haslemere Museum

Tue. 23 Oct, 2018 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

 For 5-11years.

Tuesday 23 October | 10.30 am - 12.00 noon

Museums can be magical places with their wonderful objects and their mythical links. Come and discover some of our more magical objects and the stories that go with them. Part of our Magical Museum activities     

Members £5 | Non-members £7 | Booking Advisable

Fairy tale crafts at Claremont Landscape Gardens

Tue. 23 Oct, 2018 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Mon 22, Tue 23, Wed 24 Oct, 11am-1pm

Get creative with some fairy tale crafts inspired by traditional gruesome storytelling.

Plus £1.50 per craft.

Half Term Witchcraft at Dapdune Wharf

Tue. 23 Oct, 2018 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Come and join the young witches and wizards in their mischief at Dapdune Wharf, Make your own broom, get lost in the spooky maze, and learn how to make bubbling potions.

Mon 22 -Sun 28 October, 11am to 4pm.  No booking needed, just turn up - preferably in fancy dress. £2.50 for children's activities.

Beast Quest at Hampton Court Palace

Tue. 23 Oct, 2018 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

This October half term come to Hampton Court Palace for an exciting event for the whole family. 

The Dark Wizard Malvel has taken over Hampton Court Palace, bringing all of its resident Beasts to life (as well as some famous faces from history!)

Now Tom and Elenna need your help to save the Hampton Court Beasts from his wicked spells.

You’ll be guided by our resident Questers, and will need to work together as a team, solving puzzles, riddles and games, all while Evil stalks the historic palace!

Take our quiz to find out what Beast you are!

Pumpkin Week at Secretts Milford

Tue. 23 Oct, 2018 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Pumpkin Pickin' trailer rides. Rides run from 11am-3pm from the PYO.

Pumpkin-themed menu, children's activities, food & drink, photo booth.

Halloween Activity Week at Birdworld

Tue. 23 Oct, 2018 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Feel your hair stand on end and a shiver down your spine as you walk through the creepy corridors of Birdworld’s unique Halloween Grotto. Make specially themed arts and crafts, take part in face painting, follow a spooky activity trail and take a ride on the park’s Halloween Train Ride to learn about some of the gruesome habits of our larger birds!

Henfold Birds of Prey at Hobbledown

Tue. 23 Oct, 2018 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Don’t miss our Fantastic Falconry Displays at Hobbledown.

The shows take place in our purpose built Birds of Prey Arena during our ‘Extra Value Days’ (dates listed below).

Our falconer Barry has more than 30 years experience in caring for and flying these stunning birds.

His static display takes place between 11am and 3pm, and flying demonstrations take place at 12.30pm and 2pm.

Hallowe'en Half Term Activities at Weald & Downland

Tue. 23 Oct, 2018 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Enjoy the great outdoors this autumn half term at the Museum, with fantastic Hallowe’en-themed family activities taking place from 11am-3pm from Monday 22 – Friday 26 October.

Children of all ages can channel their excitement and energy into a range of hands-on activities and outdoor trails with a Hallowe’en theme. Activities vary daily and plan to include: pumpkin carving, face painting, spine-tingling stories, scary eyes pumpkin hunt, floating ghosts, paper pumpkins, leaf clay dish, playdough, string mummies, plus many more make and take home activities. Visiting children are encouraged to wear fancy dress for their visit and each will receive a free sweet treat from our lucky dip.

Activities run from 11am – 3pm daily and children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Don’t worry! Wet weather won’t stop play as there are plenty of covered areas. Children are encouraged to wear fancy dress for their visit – the best costumes receive a sweet treat!

Snow Queen at Farnham Maltings (AM)

Tue. 23 Oct, 2018 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Kai and Gerda had been friends for as long as they could remember. Day followed day. Always the same. Until… In a whirl of magic and deception, splinters of a magical broken mirror blow in the wind, freezing hearts and changing everything! As Kai is pulled under the spell of the powerful snow queen of ice and coldness, we follow Gerda’s quest to save her friend and return life to normal. Can it ever be the same again? Mike Kenny has taken Hans Christian Andersen’s most highly-acclaimed story and simplified it into a tale for the young. Ivan Stott returns to tutti frutti (Underneath a Magical Moon) to create memorable music and songs accompanied by a typically beautiful tutti frutti design. Join our journey about growing up, loyalty, friendship and the dangers of the unknown. "Those looking for a magical and thought-provoking early experience of the wonder and power of theatre should treat themselves to tutti frutti" – British Theatre Guide Age guidance: 3+ Running time: 60 minutes. No interval.  

Pumpkin Patch event at Crockbridge Farm

All day

We hold our annual 'Pumpkin Patch Event' from Sat 20th Oct - Sun 28th Oct. During this time Crockford's Corner is transformed into a fun packed area complete with thousands of pumpkins displayed for sale, games, pumpkin carving and other activities. Entry is £4 per person (free if you have a ticket to our immersive theatrical show).

Halloween Haunted House at The Lightbox

Tue. 23 Oct, 2018 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Learn how to make a haunted house in this spooky workshop for Halloween! You will get to make creepy characters and create your own spooky house for them all to haunt. Workshop for 5-8 year olds. Accompanying adult goes free.

Autumn Colour Walk at Winkworth Arboretum

Tue. 23 Oct, 2018 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Tue 16, 23 Oct, 2-3.30pm

What makes Winkworth so special in the autumn? Join Peter, our Arboretum expert, on a seasonal walk to find out. Plus £3 per person.

Snow Queen at Farnham Maltings (PM)

Tue. 23 Oct, 2018 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Kai and Gerda had been friends for as long as they could remember. Day followed day. Always the same. Until… In a whirl of magic and deception, splinters of a magical broken mirror blow in the wind, freezing hearts and changing everything! As Kai is pulled under the spell of the powerful snow queen of ice and coldness, we follow Gerda’s quest to save her friend and return life to normal. Can it ever be the same again?   Mike Kenny has taken Hans Christian Andersen’s most highly-acclaimed story and simplified it into a tale for the young. Ivan Stott returns to tutti frutti (Underneath a Magical Moon) to create memorable music and songs accompanied by a typically beautiful tutti frutti design. Join our journey about growing up, loyalty, friendship and the dangers of the unknown. "Those looking for a magical and thought-provoking early experience of the wonder and power of theatre should treat themselves to tutti frutti" – British Theatre Guide Age guidance: 3+ Running time: 60 minutes. No interval.  

Wed. 24 Oct, 2018

Toadstall Tiptoe trail at Box Hill

Wed. 24 Oct, 2018 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Discover fungi on this self-guided trail for children. Suggested donation of £1 donation per trail.

October half term trail at Hindhead Common

Wed. 24 Oct, 2018 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Follow this 50 things trail on this 1 mile walk over Hindhead Common and the Devil's Punch Bowl.

Early Birds at Haslemere Museum

Wed. 24 Oct, 2018 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Wednesday 24 October | 9.00 am – 10.00 am   

Special opening for families with children who have an Autism Spectrum Condition to come along and enjoy the Museum free from the hustle and bustle of the general public. The galleries will be open and there will be an opportunity to handle special objects

By donation | Booking Essential

October half term hallowe'en fun at Ham House

All day

Join us from 20-28 Oct for Hallowe'en hocus pocus at Ham House. Is everything all that it seems? Track down the evidence of the ghostly goings on at Ham, decorate a pumpkin biscuit and have some fearsome fun!

Spookycular Monster Halloween at Notcutts Cranleigh

Wed. 24 Oct, 2018 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

This half term join us in the fun with our free Monster Hunt, where every entry receives a prize.

Can you find all the monsters?

Join in the fun from 18th October to 4th November.

Woodland display in the Glasshouse at RHS Wisley

Wed. 24 Oct, 2018 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Walk through a wonderful woodland display in the magical Wisley Glasshouse reflecting the late autumn season. The Glasshouse is open from 10am – 5:15pm (3:45pm after 22nd October) daily.

Half-term Hansel and Gretel trail at Claremont Landscape Gardens

Wed. 24 Oct, 2018 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Sat 20–Sun 28 Oct, 10am-4pm

Follow in the footsteps of Hansel and Gretel and help them to escape from the clutches of the wicked witch.

Plus £1 per trail.

October Half Term Family Fun at Brooklands Museum

Wed. 24 Oct, 2018 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

On weekdays during Half Term, our popular car rides will be operating from 11am-1pm and from 2-4.00pm (subject to weather). Take a trip in a vintage-style car up Test Hill or along the Members’ Banking of the old Race Track, courtesy of the Brooklands Volunteer Car Rides Team. Also, London Bus Museum will be operating bus rides around the local area. Pick up one of our trails for children up to 12 years old or try out our Family Workshop. PLUS: Kids tours on Concorde are back, the tour is tailored for our younger audience, with fun and noise encouraged! Limited tours each day, book early to avoid disappointment. For further information please contact: www.brooklandsmuseum.com 

Henfold Birds of Prey at Denbies

Wed. 24 Oct, 2018 10:00 am
Henfold Birds of Prey is a display of static and flying demonstations. Denbies have invited Henfold Birds of Prey to do displays for them for several years with the display making the most of the beautiful scenery and natural landscape. Entry is free of charge, with demonstations running from 11am until 3pm and the main display taking place at 12pm (noon). The event is Free of Charge

'The Big Draw' workshop in Guildford

Wed. 24 Oct, 2018 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

Taking this year's national Big Draw theme 'Play' as a starting point, artists will be providing free, accessible, high quality and creative activities across the borough during October.

Workshops are designed to let participants explore new and a creative ideas and cater for those who love arts and crafts and for those who do not but are willing to give it a go!

Anyone can join in and participants can work individually or collectively as a group. There is no limit to how many free Big Draw activities people can take part in so why not come along and join in this year's festival, which is all about letting loose, embracing happy accidents, discovery, and most importantly having fun through drawing in all its forms!

Wednesday 24th October 
Guildford Cathedral 
10am-12.30pm 
Artist: Marina Jurjevic 
Create stained-glass effect drawings in tissue paper. 

Halloween half-term fun at Hatchlands Park

Wed. 24 Oct, 2018 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Enjoy Halloween fun at Hatchland Park this half-term.  Try your hand at pumpkin carving, follow the spooky trails, visit the haunted treehouse and pick up a ghoulish treat in the cafe. Booking advised.  £3 per pumpkin.  National Trust admission applies.

Creepy crafts & Spooktacular baking at Leith Hill Place

Wed. 24 Oct, 2018 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Wednesday 24 October, 10am or 1:30pm

Bring along your children for a couple of hours of crafting and baking. Make a spooky bat mask or witches hat, a trick or treat bag and mix and bake your own gingerbread shapes. Suitable for ages 4-10.

Tickets cost £10 per child for either session and must be pre-booked on 0344 249 1895 or online. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Due to space restrictions we can only have one adult per child attending.

Parking for the event will be at the Rhododendron Wood car park on Tanhurst Lane, so please come prepared to walk across the field to the house (approx. 10 minutes). Ticket price includes all materials plus a drink and biscuit, for the child and accompanying adult.

Half term trail at Leith Hill Tower

Wed. 24 Oct, 2018 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Share the magic of nature with the kids and help them tick off some of the 50 things activities by coming along to our half term trail. Suggested £1 donation per trail.

Siyanda, Protector of Plants at Kew Gardens

All day

Join Siyanda as she unearths the secrets of plants in the Africa zone of the newly-restored Temperate House. 

In this 30-minute performance, Siyanda will take you on a journey of discovery, learning about the plants in her care. She’ll reveal how she helps them to thrive and why protecting these plants is so vital. Join Siyanda this autumn to uncover the amazing plant life in the Africa zone of the Temperate House. 

Performances last 30 minutes and are at 11am, 12 noon, 1:30pm, 2:30pm and 3:30pm (no 3.30pm performance on Sunday 28 Oct due to Garden opening hours changing). 

Create and Grow Spooky Half Term at Squire's Garden Centres

Wed. 24 Oct, 2018 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Our popular Create and Grow spooky half-term is back with all new activities for you to enjoy.

Keep your little ghouls entertained, drop in daily from Monday 22 - Wednesday 31 October, 10am - 4pm at all centres*.

Paint a ceramic bat tealight holder - take home with a complimentary LED tealight to place on your windowsill to brighten up your room - £5.50.

Decorate a spooky mobile - hang in your bedroom to scare away unwanted visitors - £3.50

Pumpkin pursuit around the centre - discover the creepy word and be in with a chance to win a prize - free.

Plus other activities. 

Fancy dress is welcome!

No booking required.

*Excluding Chertsey & Windsor

Spooky Forest at Sayers Croft

Wed. 24 Oct, 2018 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Wed 24th October 10:00-12:00

Join us as we explore our spooky autumn forest. Make a witches broom, a potion for a cauldron and spooky faces on the trees. We will then hunt for spiders before heading to the campfire for a marshmallow. Places are free for 2-6yr olds who must bring an adult along with them. We will meet at The Burrow at 10:00. Booking ahead is essential. 

Age: 2-6

Witches and Wizards Week at Bocketts Farm

Wed. 24 Oct, 2018 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Encounter a range of reptiles and creepy crawlies in the REPTILE ROADSHOW. An amazing opportunity to get close to some beautiful and unusual creatures!
  • Enjoy exciting shows daily from our wickedly wonderful WIZARD MAGICIAN! Various show times throughout the day.
  • Explore the SPOOKTACULARLY FUN TRAIL as you help Mr Funny Bones find the missing clues around the farm. Don't miss your free treat when you finish!
  • Enjoy a full programme of fun farm activities with Animal Handling, Goat Milking, Tractor Rides, Pony Rides and Pig Racing!
  • Get creative in our CREEPY CRAFT CORNER with badges, colouring sheets, hat making and lots more!
  • Take home a HOMEGROWN BOCKETTS FARM PUMPKIN. Hundreds to choose from and on sale all week. 
  • OPEN EVERY DAY: 10am - 5.30PM

Halloween at Fishers Farm

Wed. 24 Oct, 2018 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Ghosts and goblins, spooks galore, scary witches at your door… Halloween is coming soon, so grab your mask or your broom. Fishers Farm Park will be your host, come dressed as yourself, a witch or a ghost, flickering pumpkins smiling bright, wishing you all a Happy Haunting night!

Fishers Farm Park’s ‘Halloween Happy Hauntings’ is fast approaching and all the witches, wizards, ghosts and ghouls are getting ready for a week of treats, tricks and ‘FANGTASTIC’ fun!!

Spooky Half Term Halloween at Godstone Farm

Wed. 24 Oct, 2018 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

A week for fun, crafts and games including Pumpkin Carving, Spooky Quiz, Face Painting and more Halloween Fun than you can swish your wand at!!

PLUS:

The Spooktacular Low Bangs Fireworks Display is back in it’s third year to end our Halloween Half Term Week on a high!

The fireworks chosen are low bangs *suitable for all ages so if your little ones are nervous of large bangs, this is the display for you.

October Half term at Watts Gallery

Wed. 24 Oct, 2018 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Tuesday 23 - Sunday 28 October | 10am - 4pm
Some activities require pre-booking

Inspired by our exhibition, James Henry Pullen: Inmate – Inventor – Genius, discover a world of inventiveness from giant puppets to model ships and use an array of materials to create your own.

End the week with Watts Late: Imaginarium, a special day of immersive events when we will be open late into the evening.

Pumpkin Hunt at Piglets

Wed. 24 Oct, 2018 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Monday the 22nd-Wednesday the 31st of October
Find the pumpkins hidden around Piglets and receive a little treat! Ask at the counter for an answer sheet. 

Open Day at Miller's Ark Farm

Wed. 24 Oct, 2018 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Next Farm Open Days 10-4pm.

Entry is £8 for adults and children over 2, under 2's are free.

‘Room on the Broom’ Half Term Family Fun at RHS Wisley

Wed. 24 Oct, 2018 10:30 am - 3:30 pm

Join us at RHS Garden Wisley for October half term fun with ‘Room on the Broom’  trails around the garden, witchy crafts and a variety of fun activities, including pumpkin carving.  Pumpkin carving will be available for 3 days on a pre-booked workshop, £5 per pumpkin with all the tools and templates provided! Everything else is free with normal Garden entry and advance booking for Garden entry is 10% cheaper. All details will be on the website.

Happy Halloween Trail at Winkworth Arboretum

Wed. 24 Oct, 2018 10:30 am - 4:00 pm

Sat 20–Sun 28 Oct, 10.30am-4.00pm

Become a woodland wizard and create your own magical wand. Free entry for children in Halloween costume.

Plus £1 per trail.

Photographing cars, planes and engines at Brooklands Museum

Wed. 24 Oct, 2018 10:30 am - 1:00 pm

Venue: Brooklands Museum Ages:  7-11 Course:  Photographing cars, planes and engines Date:  Wednesday 24th October 2018 Time:  10:30-13:00 Fee:  £39 (High end compact camera hire optional £5) If your child loves to take photos of motorbikes, cars and planes, this is the course for them! Our photography students will learn how to take a composed, sharp photograph of all the amazing engines, planes and cars at Brooklands Museum. Using famous photographers’ photographs as illustration, we will guide the students through the various ways to compose a great photographic image. We will teach them how their camera works, and which settings are best to use in different situations such as photographing a still image (the Concorde) or photographing a fast moving classic car along the Brooklands track.

Pumpkin carving at Winkworth Arboretum

Wed. 24 Oct, 2018 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Wed 24 Oct, 11am-1pm

Create your very own spooky pumpkin to decorate your home, just in time for Halloween. Please bring your own pumpkin.

Cost £2.

Fairy tale crafts at Claremont Landscape Gardens

Wed. 24 Oct, 2018 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Mon 22, Tue 23, Wed 24 Oct, 11am-1pm

Get creative with some fairy tale crafts inspired by traditional gruesome storytelling.

Plus £1.50 per craft.

Let's All Dance present 'The Magic Word' at The Electric Theatre

Wed. 24 Oct, 2018 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

WED 24TH OCT

LET’S ALL DANCE PRESENT
‘THE MAGIC WORD’

11am and 2pm | Tickets £9, children under 16 £8In a secret, magical forest lives the beautiful Forest Queen. In the summer the forest is warm and the Queen loves dancing in the dappled sunlight.
But in the winter she becomes cold and hungry. One day she decides to visit the Forest Elf on the other side of the wood, as she knows he has food and a warm cloak. But the Queen is rather spoilt and does not know how to ask nicely. Once she learns The Magic Word she discovers the beauty
of sharing and the joys of true friendship. Let’s
All Dance is delighted to present this gorgeous, classical ballet. Children will be enchanted by the magical dancers, stunning costumes and crystal clear storytelling. With themes of kindness, good manners and friendship, this is a heart-warming tale for all ages.

Half Term Witchcraft at Dapdune Wharf

Wed. 24 Oct, 2018 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Come and join the young witches and wizards in their mischief at Dapdune Wharf, Make your own broom, get lost in the spooky maze, and learn how to make bubbling potions.

Mon 22 -Sun 28 October, 11am to 4pm.  No booking needed, just turn up - preferably in fancy dress. £2.50 for children's activities.

Bats at Shalford Mill

Wed. 24 Oct, 2018 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Find out more about these amazing little animals. Make batty decorations, ready for Halloween.

Beast Quest at Hampton Court Palace

Wed. 24 Oct, 2018 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

This October half term come to Hampton Court Palace for an exciting event for the whole family. 

The Dark Wizard Malvel has taken over Hampton Court Palace, bringing all of its resident Beasts to life (as well as some famous faces from history!)

Now Tom and Elenna need your help to save the Hampton Court Beasts from his wicked spells.

You’ll be guided by our resident Questers, and will need to work together as a team, solving puzzles, riddles and games, all while Evil stalks the historic palace!

Take our quiz to find out what Beast you are!

Pumpkin Week at Secretts Milford

Wed. 24 Oct, 2018 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Pumpkin Pickin' trailer rides. Rides run from 11am-3pm from the PYO.

Pumpkin-themed menu, children's activities, food & drink, photo booth.

Halloween Activity Week at Birdworld

Wed. 24 Oct, 2018 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Feel your hair stand on end and a shiver down your spine as you walk through the creepy corridors of Birdworld’s unique Halloween Grotto. Make specially themed arts and crafts, take part in face painting, follow a spooky activity trail and take a ride on the park’s Halloween Train Ride to learn about some of the gruesome habits of our larger birds!

Henfold Birds of Prey at Hobbledown

Wed. 24 Oct, 2018 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Don’t miss our Fantastic Falconry Displays at Hobbledown.

The shows take place in our purpose built Birds of Prey Arena during our ‘Extra Value Days’ (dates listed below).

Our falconer Barry has more than 30 years experience in caring for and flying these stunning birds.

His static display takes place between 11am and 3pm, and flying demonstrations take place at 12.30pm and 2pm.

Hallowe'en Half Term Activities at Weald & Downland

Wed. 24 Oct, 2018 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Enjoy the great outdoors this autumn half term at the Museum, with fantastic Hallowe’en-themed family activities taking place from 11am-3pm from Monday 22 – Friday 26 October.

Children of all ages can channel their excitement and energy into a range of hands-on activities and outdoor trails with a Hallowe’en theme. Activities vary daily and plan to include: pumpkin carving, face painting, spine-tingling stories, scary eyes pumpkin hunt, floating ghosts, paper pumpkins, leaf clay dish, playdough, string mummies, plus many more make and take home activities. Visiting children are encouraged to wear fancy dress for their visit and each will receive a free sweet treat from our lucky dip.

Activities run from 11am – 3pm daily and children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Don’t worry! Wet weather won’t stop play as there are plenty of covered areas. Children are encouraged to wear fancy dress for their visit – the best costumes receive a sweet treat!

Pumpkin Patch event at Crockbridge Farm

All day

We hold our annual 'Pumpkin Patch Event' from Sat 20th Oct - Sun 28th Oct. During this time Crockford's Corner is transformed into a fun packed area complete with thousands of pumpkins displayed for sale, games, pumpkin carving and other activities. Entry is £4 per person (free if you have a ticket to our immersive theatrical show).

Paper Pumpkins at The Lightbox

Wed. 24 Oct, 2018 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm

No carving involved to make these paper pumpkins to celebrate autumn.

Drop-in anytime between 1.30pm – 4.00pm. Free entry, suggested donation £3.

Photographing cars, planes and engines at Brooklands Museum (teens)

Wed. 24 Oct, 2018 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Venue: Brooklands Museum Ages: 12-15 Course: Photographing cars, planes and engines Date: Wednesday 24th October 2018 Time: 14:00-16:30 Fee: £45 (DSLR camera hire optional £10) Our photography students will learn how to take a composed, sharp photograph of all the amazing engines, planes and cars at Brooklands Museum. Using famous photographers’ photographs as illustration, we will guide the students through the various ways to compose a great photographic image. We will teach them how their camera works, discussing aperture, shutter speed and ISO in detail. Our students will learn which settings are best to use in different situations such as photographing a still image (the Concorde) or photographing a fast moving classic car along the Brooklands track.  Course takers will work with depth of field, fast and slow shutters, and perspective, capturing all the wonderful angles of the planes, cars and engines at Brooklands.

Full Afternoon Tea at Box Hill

Wed. 24 Oct, 2018 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Providing a delicate afternoon tea & homemade cakes. With an assortment of savoury delights, our own hand-made fruit scones, strawberry jam and clotted cream. Make it an afternoon to remember.

Booking is essential.

Wild Wednesday at Sayers Croft

Wed. 24 Oct, 2018 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Wed 24th October 14:00-16:00

Join us for a halloween themed wild wednesday! Session runs from 14:00-16:00 and costs just £4. Parents are welcome to drop their children off or stay with them. Booking is required.

Age: 6-10

Thu. 25 Oct, 2018

Toadstall Tiptoe trail at Box Hill

Thu. 25 Oct, 2018 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Discover fungi on this self-guided trail for children. Suggested donation of £1 donation per trail.

October half term trail at Hindhead Common

Thu. 25 Oct, 2018 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Follow this 50 things trail on this 1 mile walk over Hindhead Common and the Devil's Punch Bowl.

October half term hallowe'en fun at Ham House

All day

Join us from 20-28 Oct for Hallowe'en hocus pocus at Ham House. Is everything all that it seems? Track down the evidence of the ghostly goings on at Ham, decorate a pumpkin biscuit and have some fearsome fun!

Spookycular Monster Halloween at Notcutts Cranleigh

Thu. 25 Oct, 2018 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

This half term join us in the fun with our free Monster Hunt, where every entry receives a prize.

Can you find all the monsters?

Join in the fun from 18th October to 4th November.

Buggyfit at Polesden Lacey

Thu. 25 Oct, 2018 9:00 am - 10:00 am

This post natal exercise program aims to help strengthen and stabilise the post pregnancy body, specifically targeting those weaker muscles.

Classes vary each week to always keep exercises interesting and fun in the fabulous fresh air and beautiful grounds of Polesden Lacey.

Woodland display in the Glasshouse at RHS Wisley

Thu. 25 Oct, 2018 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Walk through a wonderful woodland display in the magical Wisley Glasshouse reflecting the late autumn season. The Glasshouse is open from 10am – 5:15pm (3:45pm after 22nd October) daily.

Half-term Hansel and Gretel trail at Claremont Landscape Gardens

Thu. 25 Oct, 2018 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Sat 20–Sun 28 Oct, 10am-4pm

Follow in the footsteps of Hansel and Gretel and help them to escape from the clutches of the wicked witch.

Plus £1 per trail.

October Half Term Family Fun at Brooklands Museum

Thu. 25 Oct, 2018 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

On weekdays during Half Term, our popular car rides will be operating from 11am-1pm and from 2-4.00pm (subject to weather). Take a trip in a vintage-style car up Test Hill or along the Members’ Banking of the old Race Track, courtesy of the Brooklands Volunteer Car Rides Team. Also, London Bus Museum will be operating bus rides around the local area. Pick up one of our trails for children up to 12 years old or try out our Family Workshop. PLUS: Kids tours on Concorde are back, the tour is tailored for our younger audience, with fun and noise encouraged! Limited tours each day, book early to avoid disappointment. For further information please contact: www.brooklandsmuseum.com 

Harry Hill’s How To Be A Stand-Up (for Kids) at GLive

All day

This brand new, family-fun-filled show, Harry Hill’s How To Be A Stand-Up (For Kids),is jam packed with jokes. Expect big laughs, practical tips and bucket loads of water silliness at G Live on Thursday 25 October.

Halloween half-term fun at Hatchlands Park

Thu. 25 Oct, 2018 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Enjoy Halloween fun at Hatchland Park this half-term.  Try your hand at pumpkin carving, follow the spooky trails, visit the haunted treehouse and pick up a ghoulish treat in the cafe. Booking advised.  £3 per pumpkin.  National Trust admission applies.

Wharf Weenies at Dapdune Wharf

Thu. 25 Oct, 2018 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Wharf Weenies is an hour long activity session for pre-school children aged 18 months and over and their adult carers. Each session will involve story time followed by outside games/exploration, and a craft activity before the story is finished. The sessions will each use a different story as a theme. 

We will be based in the tea-room/tea-room garden for the crafts and story time, then out on the island and wharf for the outside exploration activities. 

Thursdays: 4, 11, 18 and 25 October 10-11am at Dapdune Wharf

Half term trail at Leith Hill Tower

Thu. 25 Oct, 2018 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Share the magic of nature with the kids and help them tick off some of the 50 things activities by coming along to our half term trail. Suggested £1 donation per trail.

Siyanda, Protector of Plants at Kew Gardens

All day

Join Siyanda as she unearths the secrets of plants in the Africa zone of the newly-restored Temperate House. 

In this 30-minute performance, Siyanda will take you on a journey of discovery, learning about the plants in her care. She’ll reveal how she helps them to thrive and why protecting these plants is so vital. Join Siyanda this autumn to uncover the amazing plant life in the Africa zone of the Temperate House. 

Performances last 30 minutes and are at 11am, 12 noon, 1:30pm, 2:30pm and 3:30pm (no 3.30pm performance on Sunday 28 Oct due to Garden opening hours changing). 

Create and Grow Spooky Half Term at Squire's Garden Centres

Thu. 25 Oct, 2018 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Our popular Create and Grow spooky half-term is back with all new activities for you to enjoy.

Keep your little ghouls entertained, drop in daily from Monday 22 - Wednesday 31 October, 10am - 4pm at all centres*.

Paint a ceramic bat tealight holder - take home with a complimentary LED tealight to place on your windowsill to brighten up your room - £5.50.

Decorate a spooky mobile - hang in your bedroom to scare away unwanted visitors - £3.50

Pumpkin pursuit around the centre - discover the creepy word and be in with a chance to win a prize - free.

Plus other activities. 

Fancy dress is welcome!

No booking required.

*Excluding Chertsey & Windsor

Witches and Wizards Week at Bocketts Farm

Thu. 25 Oct, 2018 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Encounter a range of reptiles and creepy crawlies in the REPTILE ROADSHOW. An amazing opportunity to get close to some beautiful and unusual creatures!
  • Enjoy exciting shows daily from our wickedly wonderful WIZARD MAGICIAN! Various show times throughout the day.
  • Explore the SPOOKTACULARLY FUN TRAIL as you help Mr Funny Bones find the missing clues around the farm. Don't miss your free treat when you finish!
  • Enjoy a full programme of fun farm activities with Animal Handling, Goat Milking, Tractor Rides, Pony Rides and Pig Racing!
  • Get creative in our CREEPY CRAFT CORNER with badges, colouring sheets, hat making and lots more!
  • Take home a HOMEGROWN BOCKETTS FARM PUMPKIN. Hundreds to choose from and on sale all week. 
  • OPEN EVERY DAY: 10am - 5.30PM

Halloween at Fishers Farm

Thu. 25 Oct, 2018 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Ghosts and goblins, spooks galore, scary witches at your door… Halloween is coming soon, so grab your mask or your broom. Fishers Farm Park will be your host, come dressed as yourself, a witch or a ghost, flickering pumpkins smiling bright, wishing you all a Happy Haunting night!

Fishers Farm Park’s ‘Halloween Happy Hauntings’ is fast approaching and all the witches, wizards, ghosts and ghouls are getting ready for a week of treats, tricks and ‘FANGTASTIC’ fun!!

Spooky Half Term Halloween at Godstone Farm

Thu. 25 Oct, 2018 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

A week for fun, crafts and games including Pumpkin Carving, Spooky Quiz, Face Painting and more Halloween Fun than you can swish your wand at!!

PLUS:

The Spooktacular Low Bangs Fireworks Display is back in it’s third year to end our Halloween Half Term Week on a high!

The fireworks chosen are low bangs *suitable for all ages so if your little ones are nervous of large bangs, this is the display for you.

October Half term at Watts Gallery

Thu. 25 Oct, 2018 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Tuesday 23 - Sunday 28 October | 10am - 4pm
Some activities require pre-booking

Inspired by our exhibition, James Henry Pullen: Inmate – Inventor – Genius, discover a world of inventiveness from giant puppets to model ships and use an array of materials to create your own.

End the week with Watts Late: Imaginarium, a special day of immersive events when we will be open late into the evening.

Pumpkin Hunt at Piglets

Thu. 25 Oct, 2018 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Monday the 22nd-Wednesday the 31st of October
Find the pumpkins hidden around Piglets and receive a little treat! Ask at the counter for an answer sheet. 

‘Room on the Broom’ Half Term Family Fun at RHS Wisley

Thu. 25 Oct, 2018 10:30 am - 3:30 pm

Join us at RHS Garden Wisley for October half term fun with ‘Room on the Broom’  trails around the garden, witchy crafts and a variety of fun activities, including pumpkin carving.  Pumpkin carving will be available for 3 days on a pre-booked workshop, £5 per pumpkin with all the tools and templates provided! Everything else is free with normal Garden entry and advance booking for Garden entry is 10% cheaper. All details will be on the website.

Happy Halloween Trail at Winkworth Arboretum

Thu. 25 Oct, 2018 10:30 am - 4:00 pm

Sat 20–Sun 28 Oct, 10.30am-4.00pm

Become a woodland wizard and create your own magical wand. Free entry for children in Halloween costume.

Plus £1 per trail.

Halloween Fancy Dress Disco! at Denbies

Thu. 25 Oct, 2018 10:30 am
Traditional children's fancy dress disco that includes party games and dancing.  Other Information: Tickets are £7.50 per child and accompanying adults are free of charge. Disco Times: 10:30am and 1:30pm /3:15pm.    

Activity Thursday at the Rural Life Centre

Thu. 25 Oct, 2018 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Meet the Home Guard Warden with his stirrup pump. Find out old-fashion clothes washing with a mangle! There will be period toys to play with and of course the very popular rocket launching! The giant dolls’ house and period toys fascinate the youngest children, while others tackle the pole lathe and ‘milk the cow’. Normal Museum admission charges apply

 

Pumpkin carving at Claremont Landscape Gardens

Thu. 25 Oct, 2018 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Thu 25 Oct, 11am-1pm

Create a spooky pumpkin to take home, just in time for Halloween. Please bring your own pumpkin. Plus £2

Outdoor 'The Big Draw' workshop in Ash

Thu. 25 Oct, 2018 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Taking this year's national Big Draw theme 'Play' as a starting point, artists will be providing free, accessible, high quality and creative activities across the borough during October.

Workshops are designed to let participants explore new and a creative ideas and cater for those who love arts and crafts and for those who do not but are willing to give it a go!

Anyone can join in and participants can work individually or collectively as a group. There is no limit to how many free Big Draw activities people can take part in so why not come along and join in this year's festival, which is all about letting loose, embracing happy accidents, discovery, and most importantly having fun through drawing in all its forms!

Thursday 25th October 
11am-3pm 
Lakeside Nature Reserve Ash (as part of the Lakeside Family Fun Day) 
Artist: Becci Kenning 
Produce a large scale painting with a swinging pendulum. 

Half Term Witchcraft at Dapdune Wharf

Thu. 25 Oct, 2018 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Come and join the young witches and wizards in their mischief at Dapdune Wharf, Make your own broom, get lost in the spooky maze, and learn how to make bubbling potions.

Mon 22 -Sun 28 October, 11am to 4pm.  No booking needed, just turn up - preferably in fancy dress. £2.50 for children's activities.

Beast Quest at Hampton Court Palace

Thu. 25 Oct, 2018 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

This October half term come to Hampton Court Palace for an exciting event for the whole family. 

The Dark Wizard Malvel has taken over Hampton Court Palace, bringing all of its resident Beasts to life (as well as some famous faces from history!)

Now Tom and Elenna need your help to save the Hampton Court Beasts from his wicked spells.

You’ll be guided by our resident Questers, and will need to work together as a team, solving puzzles, riddles and games, all while Evil stalks the historic palace!

Take our quiz to find out what Beast you are!

Pumpkin Week at Secretts Milford

Thu. 25 Oct, 2018 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Pumpkin Pickin' trailer rides. Rides run from 11am-3pm from the PYO.

Pumpkin-themed menu, children's activities, food & drink, photo booth.

Halloween Activity Week at Birdworld

Thu. 25 Oct, 2018 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Feel your hair stand on end and a shiver down your spine as you walk through the creepy corridors of Birdworld’s unique Halloween Grotto. Make specially themed arts and crafts, take part in face painting, follow a spooky activity trail and take a ride on the park’s Halloween Train Ride to learn about some of the gruesome habits of our larger birds!

Henfold Birds of Prey at Hobbledown

Thu. 25 Oct, 2018 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Don’t miss our Fantastic Falconry Displays at Hobbledown.

The shows take place in our purpose built Birds of Prey Arena during our ‘Extra Value Days’ (dates listed below).

Our falconer Barry has more than 30 years experience in caring for and flying these stunning birds.

His static display takes place between 11am and 3pm, and flying demonstrations take place at 12.30pm and 2pm.

Hallowe'en Half Term Activities at Weald & Downland

Thu. 25 Oct, 2018 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Enjoy the great outdoors this autumn half term at the Museum, with fantastic Hallowe’en-themed family activities taking place from 11am-3pm from Monday 22 – Friday 26 October.

Children of all ages can channel their excitement and energy into a range of hands-on activities and outdoor trails with a Hallowe’en theme. Activities vary daily and plan to include: pumpkin carving, face painting, spine-tingling stories, scary eyes pumpkin hunt, floating ghosts, paper pumpkins, leaf clay dish, playdough, string mummies, plus many more make and take home activities. Visiting children are encouraged to wear fancy dress for their visit and each will receive a free sweet treat from our lucky dip.

Activities run from 11am – 3pm daily and children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Don’t worry! Wet weather won’t stop play as there are plenty of covered areas. Children are encouraged to wear fancy dress for their visit – the best costumes receive a sweet treat!

Pumpkin Patch event at Crockbridge Farm

All day

We hold our annual 'Pumpkin Patch Event' from Sat 20th Oct - Sun 28th Oct. During this time Crockford's Corner is transformed into a fun packed area complete with thousands of pumpkins displayed for sale, games, pumpkin carving and other activities. Entry is £4 per person (free if you have a ticket to our immersive theatrical show).

Kingston Children's Literary Festival

All day

This half term Kingston First will host the second annual Kingston Children's Literary Festival. Opening the festival is Adam Hargreaves writer and illustrator of the Mr Men and Little Miss books and son of the Mr Men creator, Roger Hargreaves. Inspired by his daughter, Adam has created the Molly Mischief series which he will be introducing this October. A full timetable of authors is available online www.inkingston.co.uk

Papier Mache Sculpture at The Lightbox

Thu. 25 Oct, 2018 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Making sculpture is about working with materials and processes. In this workshop you will create your own Papier Mache sculpture on a wire frame, to rival those found in our galleries. Workshop for 8-12 year olds.

Half term Halloween Craft at Cranleigh Library

Thu. 25 Oct, 2018 10:00 pm - Fri. 26 Oct, 2018 5:00 am

Drop in craft session on Thursday 25 October, making creepy spiders and other scary stuff. FREE, but £1 donation appreciated.

Fri. 26 Oct, 2018

Half term Halloween Craft at Cranleigh Library

Thu. 25 Oct, 2018 10:00 pm - Fri. 26 Oct, 2018 5:00 am

Drop in craft session on Thursday 25 October, making creepy spiders and other scary stuff. FREE, but £1 donation appreciated.

Toadstall Tiptoe trail at Box Hill

Fri. 26 Oct, 2018 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Discover fungi on this self-guided trail for children. Suggested donation of £1 donation per trail.

October half term trail at Hindhead Common

Fri. 26 Oct, 2018 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Follow this 50 things trail on this 1 mile walk over Hindhead Common and the Devil's Punch Bowl.

October half term hallowe'en fun at Ham House

All day

Join us from 20-28 Oct for Hallowe'en hocus pocus at Ham House. Is everything all that it seems? Track down the evidence of the ghostly goings on at Ham, decorate a pumpkin biscuit and have some fearsome fun!

Spookycular Monster Halloween at Notcutts Cranleigh

Fri. 26 Oct, 2018 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

This half term join us in the fun with our free Monster Hunt, where every entry receives a prize.

Can you find all the monsters?

Join in the fun from 18th October to 4th November.

Woodland display in the Glasshouse at RHS Wisley

Fri. 26 Oct, 2018 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Walk through a wonderful woodland display in the magical Wisley Glasshouse reflecting the late autumn season. The Glasshouse is open from 10am – 5:15pm (3:45pm after 22nd October) daily.

Half-term Hansel and Gretel trail at Claremont Landscape Gardens

Fri. 26 Oct, 2018 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Sat 20–Sun 28 Oct, 10am-4pm

Follow in the footsteps of Hansel and Gretel and help them to escape from the clutches of the wicked witch.

Plus £1 per trail.

October Half Term Family Fun at Brooklands Museum

Fri. 26 Oct, 2018 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

On weekdays during Half Term, our popular car rides will be operating from 11am-1pm and from 2-4.00pm (subject to weather). Take a trip in a vintage-style car up Test Hill or along the Members’ Banking of the old Race Track, courtesy of the Brooklands Volunteer Car Rides Team. Also, London Bus Museum will be operating bus rides around the local area. Pick up one of our trails for children up to 12 years old or try out our Family Workshop. PLUS: Kids tours on Concorde are back, the tour is tailored for our younger audience, with fun and noise encouraged! Limited tours each day, book early to avoid disappointment. For further information please contact: www.brooklandsmuseum.com 

Spooky Train Ride and Story Telling at Denbies

Fri. 26 Oct, 2018 10:00 am
Dress-up in your best spooky costume for a Vineyard train ride and storytelling. The storytelling will take place on the outdoor Vineyard Train and therefore warm clothing is recommended. Ticket prices includes a chocolate treat for children and a hot drink for adults.    Other Information: Vineyard trains run at 10am, 11am and 12pm  Tickets are £7.50 per child and £3 per adult

Halloween half-term fun at Hatchlands Park

Fri. 26 Oct, 2018 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Enjoy Halloween fun at Hatchland Park this half-term.  Try your hand at pumpkin carving, follow the spooky trails, visit the haunted treehouse and pick up a ghoulish treat in the cafe. Booking advised.  £3 per pumpkin.  National Trust admission applies.

Half term trail at Leith Hill Tower

Fri. 26 Oct, 2018 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Share the magic of nature with the kids and help them tick off some of the 50 things activities by coming along to our half term trail. Suggested £1 donation per trail.

Siyanda, Protector of Plants at Kew Gardens

All day

Join Siyanda as she unearths the secrets of plants in the Africa zone of the newly-restored Temperate House. 

In this 30-minute performance, Siyanda will take you on a journey of discovery, learning about the plants in her care. She’ll reveal how she helps them to thrive and why protecting these plants is so vital. Join Siyanda this autumn to uncover the amazing plant life in the Africa zone of the Temperate House. 

Performances last 30 minutes and are at 11am, 12 noon, 1:30pm, 2:30pm and 3:30pm (no 3.30pm performance on Sunday 28 Oct due to Garden opening hours changing). 

Create and Grow Spooky Half Term at Squire's Garden Centres

Fri. 26 Oct, 2018 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Our popular Create and Grow spooky half-term is back with all new activities for you to enjoy.

Keep your little ghouls entertained, drop in daily from Monday 22 - Wednesday 31 October, 10am - 4pm at all centres*.

Paint a ceramic bat tealight holder - take home with a complimentary LED tealight to place on your windowsill to brighten up your room - £5.50.

Decorate a spooky mobile - hang in your bedroom to scare away unwanted visitors - £3.50

Pumpkin pursuit around the centre - discover the creepy word and be in with a chance to win a prize - free.

Plus other activities. 

Fancy dress is welcome!

No booking required.

*Excluding Chertsey & Windsor

Witches and Wizards Week at Bocketts Farm

Fri. 26 Oct, 2018 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Encounter a range of reptiles and creepy crawlies in the REPTILE ROADSHOW. An amazing opportunity to get close to some beautiful and unusual creatures!
  • Enjoy exciting shows daily from our wickedly wonderful WIZARD MAGICIAN! Various show times throughout the day.
  • Explore the SPOOKTACULARLY FUN TRAIL as you help Mr Funny Bones find the missing clues around the farm. Don't miss your free treat when you finish!
  • Enjoy a full programme of fun farm activities with Animal Handling, Goat Milking, Tractor Rides, Pony Rides and Pig Racing!
  • Get creative in our CREEPY CRAFT CORNER with badges, colouring sheets, hat making and lots more!
  • Take home a HOMEGROWN BOCKETTS FARM PUMPKIN. Hundreds to choose from and on sale all week. 
  • OPEN EVERY DAY: 10am - 5.30PM

Halloween at Fishers Farm

Fri. 26 Oct, 2018 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Ghosts and goblins, spooks galore, scary witches at your door… Halloween is coming soon, so grab your mask or your broom. Fishers Farm Park will be your host, come dressed as yourself, a witch or a ghost, flickering pumpkins smiling bright, wishing you all a Happy Haunting night!

Fishers Farm Park’s ‘Halloween Happy Hauntings’ is fast approaching and all the witches, wizards, ghosts and ghouls are getting ready for a week of treats, tricks and ‘FANGTASTIC’ fun!!

Spooky Half Term Halloween at Godstone Farm

Fri. 26 Oct, 2018 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

A week for fun, crafts and games including Pumpkin Carving, Spooky Quiz, Face Painting and more Halloween Fun than you can swish your wand at!!

PLUS:

The Spooktacular Low Bangs Fireworks Display is back in it’s third year to end our Halloween Half Term Week on a high!

The fireworks chosen are low bangs *suitable for all ages so if your little ones are nervous of large bangs, this is the display for you.

October Half term at Watts Gallery

Fri. 26 Oct, 2018 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Tuesday 23 - Sunday 28 October | 10am - 4pm
Some activities require pre-booking

Inspired by our exhibition, James Henry Pullen: Inmate – Inventor – Genius, discover a world of inventiveness from giant puppets to model ships and use an array of materials to create your own.

End the week with Watts Late: Imaginarium, a special day of immersive events when we will be open late into the evening.

Pumpkin Hunt at Piglets

Fri. 26 Oct, 2018 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Monday the 22nd-Wednesday the 31st of October
Find the pumpkins hidden around Piglets and receive a little treat! Ask at the counter for an answer sheet. 

Open Day at Miller's Ark Farm

Fri. 26 Oct, 2018 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Next Farm Open Days 10-4pm.

Entry is £8 for adults and children over 2, under 2's are free.

‘Room on the Broom’ Half Term Family Fun at RHS Wisley

Fri. 26 Oct, 2018 10:30 am - 3:30 pm

Join us at RHS Garden Wisley for October half term fun with ‘Room on the Broom’  trails around the garden, witchy crafts and a variety of fun activities, including pumpkin carving.  Pumpkin carving will be available for 3 days on a pre-booked workshop, £5 per pumpkin with all the tools and templates provided! Everything else is free with normal Garden entry and advance booking for Garden entry is 10% cheaper. All details will be on the website.

Happy Halloween Trail at Winkworth Arboretum

Fri. 26 Oct, 2018 10:30 am - 4:00 pm

Sat 20–Sun 28 Oct, 10.30am-4.00pm

Become a woodland wizard and create your own magical wand. Free entry for children in Halloween costume.

Plus £1 per trail.

Half Term Witchcraft at Dapdune Wharf

Fri. 26 Oct, 2018 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Come and join the young witches and wizards in their mischief at Dapdune Wharf, Make your own broom, get lost in the spooky maze, and learn how to make bubbling potions.

Mon 22 -Sun 28 October, 11am to 4pm.  No booking needed, just turn up - preferably in fancy dress. £2.50 for children's activities.

Halloween opening at Leith Hill Place

Fri. 26 Oct, 2018 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Friday 26-Sunday 28 October, 11am-4pm

Drop in to the house and see it dressed for Halloween. There'll be a free spooky trail to follow, colouring and simple crafts, as well as story telling at 12noon, 1:30pm & 3pm. Plus our tea room will have special Halloween treats for you to enjoy. Normal admission charges apply.

For more details, please call the house on 01306 711685.

Exploring the Arboretum at Winkworth

Fri. 26 Oct, 2018 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Meet at the kiosk for a guided walk around the Arboretum. Well behaved dogs on a short lead welcome.

Beast Quest at Hampton Court Palace

Fri. 26 Oct, 2018 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

This October half term come to Hampton Court Palace for an exciting event for the whole family. 

The Dark Wizard Malvel has taken over Hampton Court Palace, bringing all of its resident Beasts to life (as well as some famous faces from history!)

Now Tom and Elenna need your help to save the Hampton Court Beasts from his wicked spells.

You’ll be guided by our resident Questers, and will need to work together as a team, solving puzzles, riddles and games, all while Evil stalks the historic palace!

Take our quiz to find out what Beast you are!

Pumpkin Week at Secretts Milford

Fri. 26 Oct, 2018 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Pumpkin Pickin' trailer rides. Rides run from 11am-3pm from the PYO.

Pumpkin-themed menu, children's activities, food & drink, photo booth.

Halloween Activity Week at Birdworld

Fri. 26 Oct, 2018 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Feel your hair stand on end and a shiver down your spine as you walk through the creepy corridors of Birdworld’s unique Halloween Grotto. Make specially themed arts and crafts, take part in face painting, follow a spooky activity trail and take a ride on the park’s Halloween Train Ride to learn about some of the gruesome habits of our larger birds!

Henfold Birds of Prey at Hobbledown

Fri. 26 Oct, 2018 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Don’t miss our Fantastic Falconry Displays at Hobbledown.

The shows take place in our purpose built Birds of Prey Arena during our ‘Extra Value Days’ (dates listed below).

Our falconer Barry has more than 30 years experience in caring for and flying these stunning birds.

His static display takes place between 11am and 3pm, and flying demonstrations take place at 12.30pm and 2pm.

Hallowe'en Half Term Activities at Weald & Downland

Fri. 26 Oct, 2018 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Enjoy the great outdoors this autumn half term at the Museum, with fantastic Hallowe’en-themed family activities taking place from 11am-3pm from Monday 22 – Friday 26 October.

Children of all ages can channel their excitement and energy into a range of hands-on activities and outdoor trails with a Hallowe’en theme. Activities vary daily and plan to include: pumpkin carving, face painting, spine-tingling stories, scary eyes pumpkin hunt, floating ghosts, paper pumpkins, leaf clay dish, playdough, string mummies, plus many more make and take home activities. Visiting children are encouraged to wear fancy dress for their visit and each will receive a free sweet treat from our lucky dip.

Activities run from 11am – 3pm daily and children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Don’t worry! Wet weather won’t stop play as there are plenty of covered areas. Children are encouraged to wear fancy dress for their visit – the best costumes receive a sweet treat!

Busylizzy Guildford Halloween Disco for Toddlers

Fri. 26 Oct, 2018 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Come and join in a Halloween themed disco with spooky props and music! Feel free to bring your little ones in fancy dress if you'd like to. We will also have treats for everyone. Suitable for little ones from around 2 to 4 years old.Booking is essential.

Pumpkin Patch event at Crockbridge Farm

All day

We hold our annual 'Pumpkin Patch Event' from Sat 20th Oct - Sun 28th Oct. During this time Crockford's Corner is transformed into a fun packed area complete with thousands of pumpkins displayed for sale, games, pumpkin carving and other activities. Entry is £4 per person (free if you have a ticket to our immersive theatrical show).

Kingston Children's Literary Festival

All day

This half term Kingston First will host the second annual Kingston Children's Literary Festival. Opening the festival is Adam Hargreaves writer and illustrator of the Mr Men and Little Miss books and son of the Mr Men creator, Roger Hargreaves. Inspired by his daughter, Adam has created the Molly Mischief series which he will be introducing this October. A full timetable of authors is available online www.inkingston.co.uk

Halloween Cork Bats at The Lightbox

Fri. 26 Oct, 2018 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Come and make some spooky bats out of corks and recycled materials. Drop-in anytime between 1.30pm – 4.00pm

Suitable for children aged 4+. Children must be accompanied by an adult. All materials included. Please note you may be required to wait if the Education Studio is full.

Free entry, suggested donation £3.

Haunted Halloween at Haslemere Museum

Fri. 26 Oct, 2018 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Friday 26 October | 1.30 pm – 4.30 pm  

In collaboration with Visit Haslemere. Come along and make Halloween related crafts. Bring a pumpkin or squash to carve and take part in our Halloween procession through Haslemere, which starts at the Museum at 4.30 pm and finishes in the town’s central car park     

Members £2 | Non-members £4 per child | No need to book |No charge for procession | Tea Room open

Spooky walk at Claremont Landscape Gardens

Fri. 26 Oct, 2018 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Fri 26 Oct, 5-7pm

Come to Claremont for a horrifying Halloween walk around the garden. Join us this Halloween if you dare.

£1 per child, adults free.

Creatures of the night at Nower Wood, Leatherhead

Fri. 26 Oct, 2018 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

When the sun goes down, creatures of the night appear! In a change from our previous Halloween themed events, this year you will venture into the dark with our experts to discover what really lives in the woods around Halloween time.

Carve a pumpkin, then come and discover the nocturnal mammals, invertebrates and amphibians of Nower Wood. We will learn how to set (humane) small mammal traps, we will use our torches to search the pond for amphibians, check the moth trap for visitors as well as use bat detectors to listen out for their ultrasonic calls.

For 7 year olds and over with an adult. Booking essential.

 

Halloween Trail at Sayers Croft

Fri. 26 Oct, 2018 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Fri 26th October 18:00 - 20:00 & 19:00 - 21:00.

A spooky nightwalk across Sayers Croft. Explore our cave looking for bats, listen to ghost stories in our mysterious roundhouse, follow a creepy trail around our woodland and look for will-o'-the-wisp in our pond. Cost is £4 per person. Fancy dress is encouraged, but don't forget to wrap up warm too! Children will need an adult to accompany them. There are 2 nightwalks this evening, one starting at 18:00, and one at 19:00. Please get in touch to book a place. 

Age: 7-12

Sat. 27 Oct, 2018

Toadstall Tiptoe trail at Box Hill

Sat. 27 Oct, 2018 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Discover fungi on this self-guided trail for children. Suggested donation of £1 donation per trail.

October half term trail at Hindhead Common

Sat. 27 Oct, 2018 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Follow this 50 things trail on this 1 mile walk over Hindhead Common and the Devil's Punch Bowl.

October half term hallowe'en fun at Ham House

All day

Join us from 20-28 Oct for Hallowe'en hocus pocus at Ham House. Is everything all that it seems? Track down the evidence of the ghostly goings on at Ham, decorate a pumpkin biscuit and have some fearsome fun!

Spookycular Monster Halloween at Notcutts Cranleigh

Sat. 27 Oct, 2018 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

This half term join us in the fun with our free Monster Hunt, where every entry receives a prize.

Can you find all the monsters?

Join in the fun from 18th October to 4th November.

'Unbe-leaf-able' autumn celebration at Tunsgate Quarter, Guildford

Sat. 27 Oct, 2018 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Celebrating autumn in-style this October, Guildford’s newest shopping, leisure and dining destination, Tunsgate Quarter, will host a weekend of live performances, family entertainment and in-store promotions. 

Taking place on Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th October, a varied programme of musicians and performers will keep shoppers entertained across the weekend; from rock to jazz and contemporary pop. Saturday will showcase dancing talent as award-winning local street dance school, Street Vibes, host a workshop teaching shoppers some signature moves, and gymnast, Heidi Harris, will captivate visitors with an aerial acrobatics routine, suspended in the central atrium. 

A series of free children’s workshops will be available to younger visitors throughout the weekend. Inspired by the array of autumnal colours, budding young gardeners can try their hand at plant potting, and unleash their creativity at a mask making masterclass and on the live drawing wall.

All Hallows eve at the Rural Life Centre

Sat. 27 Oct, 2018 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

The floorboards are creaking with sounds of ghosts from long past. Join the ghost train for a magical evening of activities and stories — if you dare (3pm -6.30pm)

 

Woodland display in the Glasshouse at RHS Wisley

Sat. 27 Oct, 2018 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Walk through a wonderful woodland display in the magical Wisley Glasshouse reflecting the late autumn season. The Glasshouse is open from 10am – 5:15pm (3:45pm after 22nd October) daily.

Half-term Hansel and Gretel trail at Claremont Landscape Gardens

Sat. 27 Oct, 2018 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Sat 20–Sun 28 Oct, 10am-4pm

Follow in the footsteps of Hansel and Gretel and help them to escape from the clutches of the wicked witch.

Plus £1 per trail.

Watts Late: Imaginarium at Watts Gallery Artists' Village

Sat. 27 Oct, 2018 10:00 am - 8:00 pm

Saturday 27 October | 10am – 8pm
Free with admission | Friends free

Stay all day for family events and imaginative performance inspired by the inventiveness of Pullen as part of Museums at Night. Our Tea Shop will also be open for food.

The Story Game at GLive

All day

The Story Game comes to G Live on Saturday 27 October as part of Family Day, a whole day of different activities designed for young children and their parents.

Andrew Barnett Jones is going to tell you a story – but he has no idea what it is. With your help, he’ll play The Story Game, creating a hysterically funny, wildly creative story from a handful of words, a roll of the dice and his own roller coaster imagination.

Are you and your children up for the challenge?

Home & Vintage Living Fair in Grayswood

Sat. 27 Oct, 2018 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

We can't wait to welcome you to our pretty little country fair in the lovely village of Grayswood with the help from my lovely family team & absolutely beautiful line up of exhibitors ....... come & have a cuppa & cake in our lovely tearoom & enjoy the lovely day in the Surrey countryside .... 'Its like shopping with friends' ......

'The Big Draw' workshop in Guildford

Sat. 27 Oct, 2018 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Taking this year's national Big Draw theme 'Play' as a starting point, artists will be providing free, accessible, high quality and creative activities across the borough during October.

Workshops are designed to let participants explore new and a creative ideas and cater for those who love arts and crafts and for those who do not but are willing to give it a go!

Anyone can join in and participants can work individually or collectively as a group. There is no limit to how many free Big Draw activities people can take part in so why not come along and join in this year's festival, which is all about letting loose, embracing happy accidents, discovery, and most importantly having fun through drawing in all its forms!

Saturday 27th October 
G Live 
10am-12.30pm & 1.30pm-3pm 
Artist: Nicole Line 
Make drawings with movement and sound. 

Halloween half-term fun at Hatchlands Park

Sat. 27 Oct, 2018 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Enjoy Halloween fun at Hatchland Park this half-term.  Try your hand at pumpkin carving, follow the spooky trails, visit the haunted treehouse and pick up a ghoulish treat in the cafe. Booking advised.  £3 per pumpkin.  National Trust admission applies.

Half term trail at Leith Hill Tower

Sat. 27 Oct, 2018 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Share the magic of nature with the kids and help them tick off some of the 50 things activities by coming along to our half term trail. Suggested £1 donation per trail.

Siyanda, Protector of Plants at Kew Gardens

All day

Join Siyanda as she unearths the secrets of plants in the Africa zone of the newly-restored Temperate House. 

In this 30-minute performance, Siyanda will take you on a journey of discovery, learning about the plants in her care. She’ll reveal how she helps them to thrive and why protecting these plants is so vital. Join Siyanda this autumn to uncover the amazing plant life in the Africa zone of the Temperate House. 

Performances last 30 minutes and are at 11am, 12 noon, 1:30pm, 2:30pm and 3:30pm (no 3.30pm performance on Sunday 28 Oct due to Garden opening hours changing). 

Create and Grow Spooky Half Term at Squire's Garden Centres

Sat. 27 Oct, 2018 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Our popular Create and Grow spooky half-term is back with all new activities for you to enjoy.

Keep your little ghouls entertained, drop in daily from Monday 22 - Wednesday 31 October, 10am - 4pm at all centres*.

Paint a ceramic bat tealight holder - take home with a complimentary LED tealight to place on your windowsill to brighten up your room - £5.50.

Decorate a spooky mobile - hang in your bedroom to scare away unwanted visitors - £3.50

Pumpkin pursuit around the centre - discover the creepy word and be in with a chance to win a prize - free.

Plus other activities. 

Fancy dress is welcome!

No booking required.

*Excluding Chertsey & Windsor

Witches and Wizards Week at Bocketts Farm

Sat. 27 Oct, 2018 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Encounter a range of reptiles and creepy crawlies in the REPTILE ROADSHOW. An amazing opportunity to get close to some beautiful and unusual creatures!
  • Enjoy exciting shows daily from our wickedly wonderful WIZARD MAGICIAN! Various show times throughout the day.
  • Explore the SPOOKTACULARLY FUN TRAIL as you help Mr Funny Bones find the missing clues around the farm. Don't miss your free treat when you finish!
  • Enjoy a full programme of fun farm activities with Animal Handling, Goat Milking, Tractor Rides, Pony Rides and Pig Racing!
  • Get creative in our CREEPY CRAFT CORNER with badges, colouring sheets, hat making and lots more!
  • Take home a HOMEGROWN BOCKETTS FARM PUMPKIN. Hundreds to choose from and on sale all week. 
  • OPEN EVERY DAY: 10am - 5.30PM

Halloween at Fishers Farm

Sat. 27 Oct, 2018 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Ghosts and goblins, spooks galore, scary witches at your door… Halloween is coming soon, so grab your mask or your broom. Fishers Farm Park will be your host, come dressed as yourself, a witch or a ghost, flickering pumpkins smiling bright, wishing you all a Happy Haunting night!

Fishers Farm Park’s ‘Halloween Happy Hauntings’ is fast approaching and all the witches, wizards, ghosts and ghouls are getting ready for a week of treats, tricks and ‘FANGTASTIC’ fun!!

Spooky Half Term Halloween at Godstone Farm

Sat. 27 Oct, 2018 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

A week for fun, crafts and games including Pumpkin Carving, Spooky Quiz, Face Painting and more Halloween Fun than you can swish your wand at!!

PLUS:

The Spooktacular Low Bangs Fireworks Display is back in it’s third year to end our Halloween Half Term Week on a high!

The fireworks chosen are low bangs *suitable for all ages so if your little ones are nervous of large bangs, this is the display for you.

October Half term at Watts Gallery

Sat. 27 Oct, 2018 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Tuesday 23 - Sunday 28 October | 10am - 4pm
Some activities require pre-booking

Inspired by our exhibition, James Henry Pullen: Inmate – Inventor – Genius, discover a world of inventiveness from giant puppets to model ships and use an array of materials to create your own.

End the week with Watts Late: Imaginarium, a special day of immersive events when we will be open late into the evening.

Pumpkin Hunt at Piglets

Sat. 27 Oct, 2018 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Monday the 22nd-Wednesday the 31st of October
Find the pumpkins hidden around Piglets and receive a little treat! Ask at the counter for an answer sheet. 

Open Day at Miller's Ark Farm

Sat. 27 Oct, 2018 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Next Farm Open Days 10-4pm.

Entry is £8 for adults and children over 2, under 2's are free.

‘Room on the Broom’ Half Term Family Fun at RHS Wisley

Sat. 27 Oct, 2018 10:30 am - 3:30 pm

Join us at RHS Garden Wisley for October half term fun with ‘Room on the Broom’  trails around the garden, witchy crafts and a variety of fun activities, including pumpkin carving.  Pumpkin carving will be available for 3 days on a pre-booked workshop, £5 per pumpkin with all the tools and templates provided! Everything else is free with normal Garden entry and advance booking for Garden entry is 10% cheaper. All details will be on the website.

Happy Halloween Trail at Winkworth Arboretum

Sat. 27 Oct, 2018 10:30 am - 4:00 pm

Sat 20–Sun 28 Oct, 10.30am-4.00pm

Become a woodland wizard and create your own magical wand. Free entry for children in Halloween costume.

Plus £1 per trail.

Costume Encounters at Petworth Park

Sat. 27 Oct, 2018 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Hear what life was like below stairs in the early 1800s as our costume team bring the Historic Kitchens to life carrying out daily tasks just as the servants would have done.

Half Term Witchcraft at Dapdune Wharf

Sat. 27 Oct, 2018 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Come and join the young witches and wizards in their mischief at Dapdune Wharf, Make your own broom, get lost in the spooky maze, and learn how to make bubbling potions.

Mon 22 -Sun 28 October, 11am to 4pm.  No booking needed, just turn up - preferably in fancy dress. £2.50 for children's activities.

Halloween opening at Leith Hill Place

Sat. 27 Oct, 2018 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Friday 26-Sunday 28 October, 11am-4pm

Drop in to the house and see it dressed for Halloween. There'll be a free spooky trail to follow, colouring and simple crafts, as well as story telling at 12noon, 1:30pm & 3pm. Plus our tea room will have special Halloween treats for you to enjoy. Normal admission charges apply.

For more details, please call the house on 01306 711685.

Beast Quest at Hampton Court Palace

Sat. 27 Oct, 2018 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

This October half term come to Hampton Court Palace for an exciting event for the whole family. 

The Dark Wizard Malvel has taken over Hampton Court Palace, bringing all of its resident Beasts to life (as well as some famous faces from history!)

Now Tom and Elenna need your help to save the Hampton Court Beasts from his wicked spells.

You’ll be guided by our resident Questers, and will need to work together as a team, solving puzzles, riddles and games, all while Evil stalks the historic palace!

Take our quiz to find out what Beast you are!

Pumpkin Week at Secretts Milford

Sat. 27 Oct, 2018 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Pumpkin Pickin' trailer rides. Rides run from 11am-3pm from the PYO.

Pumpkin-themed menu, children's activities, food & drink, photo booth.

Henfold Birds of Prey at Hobbledown

Sat. 27 Oct, 2018 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Don’t miss our Fantastic Falconry Displays at Hobbledown.

The shows take place in our purpose built Birds of Prey Arena during our ‘Extra Value Days’ (dates listed below).

Our falconer Barry has more than 30 years experience in caring for and flying these stunning birds.

His static display takes place between 11am and 3pm, and flying demonstrations take place at 12.30pm and 2pm.

Wizard Weekend on the Watercress Line

Sat. 27 Oct, 2018 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

All Halloween activities run from 11am - 4pm

Dress up as a spooky character for your chance to win a fantastic prize! Fancy dress competition will be on both days at Alresford. 11.30am and 2pm in the Goods Shed. (Age categories are: 4 and under, age 4 - 8, age over 8)

We have lots of spooky activities to keep the kids entertained...

  • Take unlimited rides on the Wizard Express steam train in our Harry Potter style coaches, one of which featured in the films.
  • Take unlimited rides on the Wizard Express steam train
  • Walk in Harry Potter's footsteps on the real Kings Cross footbridge from the films, borrow our Hogwarts costumes to dress up in character to take a selfie.
  • Meet some familiar Harry Potter characters on our very own platform 9 3/4
  • Explore one of the real Hogwarts Express carriages used in one of the films
  • Watch owls and falcons
  • Be brave and get up close to creepy creatures
  • Marvel at haunting magic performances
  • Take a ride on our spooky miniature railway
  • Learn how witch's broomsticks are made
  • Get your face painted into something scary

Poppy arts and crafts with Mrs Potts' Place

Sat. 27 Oct, 2018 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Mrs Pott’s Place will be hosting poppy themed arts and crafts for the whole family to take part in at The Square Camberley.Saturday 27th October - Create a glass fused poppySaturday 10th November - Craft your own hand sewn felt poppy broochAll events are free, however a suggested donation will be asked, with all funds going towards the Royal British Legion. All workshops take place 11am – 1pm and 2pm – 4pm.

Bumps2Babies Nearly New Sale in Horley

Sat. 27 Oct, 2018 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

Come and grab a bargain at our Nearly New Sale. A fantastic way to buy and sell a whole host of preloved quality items for your bumps, babies and beyond. We run quality Nearly New Sales in either Caterham, Redhill or Horley. Our venues are all pushchair friendly, have free parking and baby change facilities. £1 entrance and children are free, we also serve refreshments. BUYING Pop along to see what's on offer for you and your little ones, buying quality Nearly New at a fraction of the cost. We also have a range of trade sellers who join us at each sale, they offer advice on local children's activities or have lovely new items for sale. And after all that shopping relax with a drink and a lovely slice of cake! SELLING Our sales are friendly, fun and a fantastic way to sell all your pre-loved maternity wear, baby equipment, toys, children's clothes (0-6yrs) cots, pushchairs and more!! Come along, make a great profit keeping 100% as we take no commission.

Pumpkin Patch event at Crockbridge Farm

All day

We hold our annual 'Pumpkin Patch Event' from Sat 20th Oct - Sun 28th Oct. During this time Crockford's Corner is transformed into a fun packed area complete with thousands of pumpkins displayed for sale, games, pumpkin carving and other activities. Entry is £4 per person (free if you have a ticket to our immersive theatrical show).

Kingston Children's Literary Festival

All day

This half term Kingston First will host the second annual Kingston Children's Literary Festival. Opening the festival is Adam Hargreaves writer and illustrator of the Mr Men and Little Miss books and son of the Mr Men creator, Roger Hargreaves. Inspired by his daughter, Adam has created the Molly Mischief series which he will be introducing this October. A full timetable of authors is available online www.inkingston.co.uk

The Big Draw, Halloween Lanterns workshop in Cranleigh

Sat. 27 Oct, 2018 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Create some spooky paper lanterns ready for Halloween.

The Museum at Night at Haslemere Museum

Sat. 27 Oct, 2018 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Saturday 27 October | 6.00 pm – 8.00 pm             

Enjoy a special Halloween opening of the Museum. Explore the dark galleries (bring a torch), follow our special trail, do a magical colouring and listen to magical tales read by our partners for the event Haslemere Bookshop. Part of Museums at Night & our magical Museum events            

Members £4 | Non-Members £6 | Booking Advisable | Tea Room and Bar open 

Egg & Spoon performance in Cranleigh

Sat. 27 Oct, 2018 11:30 pm - Sun. 28 Oct, 2018 12:30 am

Egg and Spoon is a romp through the seasons. Suitable for under 5's. Performances at 11.30am & 2pm.

Sun. 28 Oct, 2018

Egg & Spoon performance in Cranleigh

Sat. 27 Oct, 2018 11:30 pm - Sun. 28 Oct, 2018 12:30 am

Egg and Spoon is a romp through the seasons. Suitable for under 5's. Performances at 11.30am & 2pm.

Train rides at Great Cockrow Railway

Sun. 28 Oct, 2018 1:30 am - 5:00 am

The Great Cockcrow Railway is open every Sunday from 6th May until 28th October. We operate from 1.30pm till 5.00pm with the booking office closing at 4:45pm.

We will also be running on Wednesdays from 1st to 29th August. Trains run from 1:00pm till 4:00pm, with the last tickets being sold at 3.45pm.

 

Spooktacular family fun run at Dapdune Wharf

Sun. 28 Oct, 2018 4:30 am - 6:30 am

Why not join our spooktacular family fun run - test your fitness and your fears in our night time run around the haunted Wharf and Island.  2k run in fancy dress - with jacket potatoes available from 4.30, warm up from 5.30 - could there be a better end to the Hallowe'en half term?

Sat 28 October from 4.30pm.  To book, please call the Navigations Office on 01483 561389

Trust10 10K runs at Polesden Lacey

Sun. 28 Oct, 2018 8:30 am - 11:00 am

Are you a regular runner looking for a challenge? Our 10k trail runs give you the opportunity to train for the next big event, or keep fit whilst enjoying the beautiful surroundings of some of our special places.

The route at Polesden Lacey will consist of a variety of terrains and will take the runners through Ranmore Common - it will be a real treat for experienced runners and beginners alike! It is not a competitive event and is not timed. Just turn up with friends, family or on your own to run with other like-minded runners.

Sun 26 Aug 2018, 8.30-11am. Free.

Toadstall Tiptoe trail at Box Hill

Sun. 28 Oct, 2018 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Discover fungi on this self-guided trail for children. Suggested donation of £1 donation per trail.

October half term trail at Hindhead Common

Sun. 28 Oct, 2018 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Follow this 50 things trail on this 1 mile walk over Hindhead Common and the Devil's Punch Bowl.

October half term hallowe'en fun at Ham House

All day

Join us from 20-28 Oct for Hallowe'en hocus pocus at Ham House. Is everything all that it seems? Track down the evidence of the ghostly goings on at Ham, decorate a pumpkin biscuit and have some fearsome fun!

Spookycular Monster Halloween at Notcutts Cranleigh

Sun. 28 Oct, 2018 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

This half term join us in the fun with our free Monster Hunt, where every entry receives a prize.

Can you find all the monsters?

Join in the fun from 18th October to 4th November.

'Unbe-leaf-able' autumn celebration at Tunsgate Quarter, Guildford

Sun. 28 Oct, 2018 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Celebrating autumn in-style this October, Guildford’s newest shopping, leisure and dining destination, Tunsgate Quarter, will host a weekend of live performances, family entertainment and in-store promotions. 

Taking place on Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th October, a varied programme of musicians and performers will keep shoppers entertained across the weekend; from rock to jazz and contemporary pop. Saturday will showcase dancing talent as award-winning local street dance school, Street Vibes, host a workshop teaching shoppers some signature moves, and gymnast, Heidi Harris, will captivate visitors with an aerial acrobatics routine, suspended in the central atrium. 

A series of free children’s workshops will be available to younger visitors throughout the weekend. Inspired by the array of autumnal colours, budding young gardeners can try their hand at plant potting, and unleash their creativity at a mask making masterclass and on the live drawing wall.

Woodland display in the Glasshouse at RHS Wisley

Sun. 28 Oct, 2018 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Walk through a wonderful woodland display in the magical Wisley Glasshouse reflecting the late autumn season. The Glasshouse is open from 10am – 5:15pm (3:45pm after 22nd October) daily.

Half-term Hansel and Gretel trail at Claremont Landscape Gardens

Sun. 28 Oct, 2018 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Sat 20–Sun 28 Oct, 10am-4pm

Follow in the footsteps of Hansel and Gretel and help them to escape from the clutches of the wicked witch.

Plus £1 per trail.

Denbies Halloween Run 10K and 2K

Sun. 28 Oct, 2018 10:00 am
For the second year, 2:09 Events is celebrating Halloween on Sunday October 28th with a terrifying 10k hosted by Denbies Vineyard. There is a dastardly route waiting for you that undulates over paved tracks and off-road trails and meanders in and out of the vineyard. There will be carved pumkins to show you the to the haunted woods where we have a few surprises in store for you. There will be ghosts and ghouls to show you the way and a few zombies and vampire to quicken your pace back to the finish where there will be lots of Halloween treats waiting. Dressing-up is a big part of the experience and there will be face painters on hand if you need to fine-tune your costume. There are prizes for the best outfits on display and for those who aren't quite ready for 10K there is a family-friendly, scary spring over a shorter 2K course. Other Information: The start time is 10am and tickets are £20 for the 10K and £10 for the 2K.

Halloween half-term fun at Hatchlands Park

Sun. 28 Oct, 2018 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Enjoy Halloween fun at Hatchland Park this half-term.  Try your hand at pumpkin carving, follow the spooky trails, visit the haunted treehouse and pick up a ghoulish treat in the cafe. Booking advised.  £3 per pumpkin.  National Trust admission applies.

Half term trail at Leith Hill Tower

Sun. 28 Oct, 2018 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Share the magic of nature with the kids and help them tick off some of the 50 things activities by coming along to our half term trail. Suggested £1 donation per trail.

Siyanda, Protector of Plants at Kew Gardens

All day

Join Siyanda as she unearths the secrets of plants in the Africa zone of the newly-restored Temperate House. 

In this 30-minute performance, Siyanda will take you on a journey of discovery, learning about the plants in her care. She’ll reveal how she helps them to thrive and why protecting these plants is so vital. Join Siyanda this autumn to uncover the amazing plant life in the Africa zone of the Temperate House. 

Performances last 30 minutes and are at 11am, 12 noon, 1:30pm, 2:30pm and 3:30pm (no 3.30pm performance on Sunday 28 Oct due to Garden opening hours changing). 

Create and Grow Spooky Half Term at Squire's Garden Centres

Sun. 28 Oct, 2018 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Our popular Create and Grow spooky half-term is back with all new activities for you to enjoy.

Keep your little ghouls entertained, drop in daily from Monday 22 - Wednesday 31 October, 10am - 4pm at all centres*.

Paint a ceramic bat tealight holder - take home with a complimentary LED tealight to place on your windowsill to brighten up your room - £5.50.

Decorate a spooky mobile - hang in your bedroom to scare away unwanted visitors - £3.50

Pumpkin pursuit around the centre - discover the creepy word and be in with a chance to win a prize - free.

Plus other activities. 

Fancy dress is welcome!

No booking required.

*Excluding Chertsey & Windsor

Witches and Wizards Week at Bocketts Farm

Sun. 28 Oct, 2018 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Encounter a range of reptiles and creepy crawlies in the REPTILE ROADSHOW. An amazing opportunity to get close to some beautiful and unusual creatures!
  • Enjoy exciting shows daily from our wickedly wonderful WIZARD MAGICIAN! Various show times throughout the day.
  • Explore the SPOOKTACULARLY FUN TRAIL as you help Mr Funny Bones find the missing clues around the farm. Don't miss your free treat when you finish!
  • Enjoy a full programme of fun farm activities with Animal Handling, Goat Milking, Tractor Rides, Pony Rides and Pig Racing!
  • Get creative in our CREEPY CRAFT CORNER with badges, colouring sheets, hat making and lots more!
  • Take home a HOMEGROWN BOCKETTS FARM PUMPKIN. Hundreds to choose from and on sale all week. 
  • OPEN EVERY DAY: 10am - 5.30PM

Halloween at Fishers Farm

Sun. 28 Oct, 2018 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Ghosts and goblins, spooks galore, scary witches at your door… Halloween is coming soon, so grab your mask or your broom. Fishers Farm Park will be your host, come dressed as yourself, a witch or a ghost, flickering pumpkins smiling bright, wishing you all a Happy Haunting night!

Fishers Farm Park’s ‘Halloween Happy Hauntings’ is fast approaching and all the witches, wizards, ghosts and ghouls are getting ready for a week of treats, tricks and ‘FANGTASTIC’ fun!!

Spooky Half Term Halloween at Godstone Farm

Sun. 28 Oct, 2018 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

A week for fun, crafts and games including Pumpkin Carving, Spooky Quiz, Face Painting and more Halloween Fun than you can swish your wand at!!

PLUS:

The Spooktacular Low Bangs Fireworks Display is back in it’s third year to end our Halloween Half Term Week on a high!

The fireworks chosen are low bangs *suitable for all ages so if your little ones are nervous of large bangs, this is the display for you.

October Half term at Watts Gallery

Sun. 28 Oct, 2018 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Tuesday 23 - Sunday 28 October | 10am - 4pm
Some activities require pre-booking

Inspired by our exhibition, James Henry Pullen: Inmate – Inventor – Genius, discover a world of inventiveness from giant puppets to model ships and use an array of materials to create your own.

End the week with Watts Late: Imaginarium, a special day of immersive events when we will be open late into the evening.

Pumpkin Hunt at Piglets

Sun. 28 Oct, 2018 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Monday the 22nd-Wednesday the 31st of October
Find the pumpkins hidden around Piglets and receive a little treat! Ask at the counter for an answer sheet. 

Open Day at Miller's Ark Farm

Sun. 28 Oct, 2018 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Next Farm Open Days 10-4pm.

Entry is £8 for adults and children over 2, under 2's are free.

Fornite Themed Nerf Wars & Dodgeball event in Staines

All day

Does your child live, breath and love all things Fortnite? Do they spend hours replicating their game play around the house? Then we have some good news …

For the first time ever, we have blended our popular family event with all of the best elements of Fortnite, to create an exclusive live action game that the whole family can enjoy at the Matthew Arnold School, in Staines.

Over the span of 1.5 hours, you can take part in our Nerf Wars and Dodgeball activities and immerse yourselves in epic battles to fend off the Zombie hordes, build and protect your fort and ultimately become the last person standing.

Opt for our ‘Battle Royale’ game and you’ll be against other players – either playing solo or as part of a small squad of 4 – as you scavenge for items and resources, navigate through our ever decreasing ‘safe zones’, and simply fight to stay alive.

This is a fantastic opportunity to bring all of your favourite Fortnite characters to life, to get fit and spend quality time as a family.

You don’t have to have any experience of our games in order to play, nor do you have to be sporty. All you need to do is to bring yourselves and wear something comfortable – and we will do the rest.

‘Room on the Broom’ Half Term Family Fun at RHS Wisley

Sun. 28 Oct, 2018 10:30 am - 3:30 pm

Join us at RHS Garden Wisley for October half term fun with ‘Room on the Broom’  trails around the garden, witchy crafts and a variety of fun activities, including pumpkin carving.  Pumpkin carving will be available for 3 days on a pre-booked workshop, £5 per pumpkin with all the tools and templates provided! Everything else is free with normal Garden entry and advance booking for Garden entry is 10% cheaper. All details will be on the website.

Happy Halloween Trail at Winkworth Arboretum

Sun. 28 Oct, 2018 10:30 am - 4:00 pm

Sat 20–Sun 28 Oct, 10.30am-4.00pm

Become a woodland wizard and create your own magical wand. Free entry for children in Halloween costume.

Plus £1 per trail.

Costume Encounters at Petworth Park

Sun. 28 Oct, 2018 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Hear what life was like below stairs in the early 1800s as our costume team bring the Historic Kitchens to life carrying out daily tasks just as the servants would have done.

The Make Space at Watts Gallery

Sun. 28 Oct, 2018 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

No space at home to be messy? Drop in to the Make Space. From printmaking to painting and sewing to sculpture, families can explore different kinds of materials and making.

Half Term Witchcraft at Dapdune Wharf

Sun. 28 Oct, 2018 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Come and join the young witches and wizards in their mischief at Dapdune Wharf, Make your own broom, get lost in the spooky maze, and learn how to make bubbling potions.

Mon 22 -Sun 28 October, 11am to 4pm.  No booking needed, just turn up - preferably in fancy dress. £2.50 for children's activities.

Halloween opening at Leith Hill Place

Sun. 28 Oct, 2018 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Friday 26-Sunday 28 October, 11am-4pm

Drop in to the house and see it dressed for Halloween. There'll be a free spooky trail to follow, colouring and simple crafts, as well as story telling at 12noon, 1:30pm & 3pm. Plus our tea room will have special Halloween treats for you to enjoy. Normal admission charges apply.

For more details, please call the house on 01306 711685.

Beast Quest at Hampton Court Palace

Sun. 28 Oct, 2018 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

This October half term come to Hampton Court Palace for an exciting event for the whole family. 

The Dark Wizard Malvel has taken over Hampton Court Palace, bringing all of its resident Beasts to life (as well as some famous faces from history!)

Now Tom and Elenna need your help to save the Hampton Court Beasts from his wicked spells.

You’ll be guided by our resident Questers, and will need to work together as a team, solving puzzles, riddles and games, all while Evil stalks the historic palace!

Take our quiz to find out what Beast you are!

Pumpkin Week at Secretts Milford

Sun. 28 Oct, 2018 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Pumpkin Pickin' trailer rides. Rides run from 11am-3pm from the PYO.

Pumpkin-themed menu, children's activities, food & drink, photo booth.

Henfold Birds of Prey at Hobbledown

Sun. 28 Oct, 2018 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Don’t miss our Fantastic Falconry Displays at Hobbledown.

The shows take place in our purpose built Birds of Prey Arena during our ‘Extra Value Days’ (dates listed below).

Our falconer Barry has more than 30 years experience in caring for and flying these stunning birds.

His static display takes place between 11am and 3pm, and flying demonstrations take place at 12.30pm and 2pm.

Wizard Weekend on the Watercress Line

Sun. 28 Oct, 2018 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

All Halloween activities run from 11am - 4pm

Dress up as a spooky character for your chance to win a fantastic prize! Fancy dress competition will be on both days at Alresford. 11.30am and 2pm in the Goods Shed. (Age categories are: 4 and under, age 4 - 8, age over 8)

We have lots of spooky activities to keep the kids entertained...

  • Take unlimited rides on the Wizard Express steam train in our Harry Potter style coaches, one of which featured in the films.
  • Take unlimited rides on the Wizard Express steam train
  • Walk in Harry Potter's footsteps on the real Kings Cross footbridge from the films, borrow our Hogwarts costumes to dress up in character to take a selfie.
  • Meet some familiar Harry Potter characters on our very own platform 9 3/4
  • Explore one of the real Hogwarts Express carriages used in one of the films
  • Watch owls and falcons
  • Be brave and get up close to creepy creatures
  • Marvel at haunting magic performances
  • Take a ride on our spooky miniature railway
  • Learn how witch's broomsticks are made
  • Get your face painted into something scary

Family Halloween Activity Day & Mini Disco at The Electric Theatre

Sun. 28 Oct, 2018 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

12 - 4pm |£3.50 per child
The perfect opportunity to show off your costumes and bring your family for a day of craft, dancing, storytelling and spooky fun! Ghoulish mini disco and prizes for best costume 1-3pm. Face painting 12- 4pm. Storytelling. Lantern Making. Mask making. Halloween party games and fun 1-3pm. Decorated photo family photo booth. Spooky snacks and lunches available for the whole family from our Café Bar.

'The Big Draw' workshop in Guildford

Sun. 28 Oct, 2018 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Taking this year's national Big Draw theme 'Play' as a starting point, artists will be providing free, accessible, high quality and creative activities across the borough during October.

Workshops are designed to let participants explore new and a creative ideas and cater for those who love arts and crafts and for those who do not but are willing to give it a go!

Anyone can join in and participants can work individually or collectively as a group. There is no limit to how many free Big Draw activities people can take part in so why not come along and join in this year's festival, which is all about letting loose, embracing happy accidents, discovery, and most importantly having fun through drawing in all its forms!

Sunday 28th October 
Surrey Arts Wardrobe 
12 noon -4pm 
Artist: Surrey Arts Wardrobe staff 
Create drawings inspired by colours, textures and textiles of the costume collection 

Spooky Spiders, Wizards and Witches at Gatton Park

Sun. 28 Oct, 2018 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Drop in for Halloween activities and enjoy a trail around the grounds. Ideal for younger children.

1-4pm.

Pumpkin Patch event at Crockbridge Farm

All day

We hold our annual 'Pumpkin Patch Event' from Sat 20th Oct - Sun 28th Oct. During this time Crockford's Corner is transformed into a fun packed area complete with thousands of pumpkins displayed for sale, games, pumpkin carving and other activities. Entry is £4 per person (free if you have a ticket to our immersive theatrical show).

Art Workshop - Intro to Mixed Media Art - Dorking - Create Your Own Artwork

Sun. 28 Oct, 2018 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm

DESCRIPTION – INTRO TO MIXED MEDIA ART WORKSHOP Are you looking to explore your creativity? Ever wondered what mixed media art actually is? Become a mixed media artist and create your very own artwork using multiple media at this fun workshop.   This hands-on class is ideal for those looking to explore their creativity and learn the basics of mixed media art. In this “ Intro to Mixed Media Art” workshop, you will learn four main techniques of how to incorporate different media into an artwork – from using different tools and paint media, to using paper, and even incorporating textiles and natural elements. The workshop is inspired by the art of artists such as Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso, Chris Ofili, and Edgar Degas. The workshop will give you the knowledge and practical expertise to create your very own mixed media artwork.   All materials will be provided and you will go home with your very own fantastic mixed media artwork ready to display.   The class is limited to 6 participants to ensure plenty of chances to ask questions and learn directly from Vera. Complementary refreshments will be provided.  

SURREY MUMMY DISCOUNT: To get 30% off your ticket, simply quote SURREYMUMMYWORKSHOP at checkout.   To learn about Vera’s other art workshops, check out https://www.veraveraonthewall.com/collections/workshops   About the venue: Sunday, October 28, 2018 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm   Westcott & Williams 41 West StreetDorking, Surrey, RH4 1BU    

Website and online art gallery: https://www.veraveraonthewall.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/veravera.onthewall/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/veraveraonthewall/

Mon. 29 Oct, 2018

Buggyfit at Polesden Lacey

Mon. 29 Oct, 2018 10:00 am - 11:00 am

This post natal exercise program aims to help strengthen and stabilise the post pregnancy body, specifically targeting those weaker muscles.

Classes vary each week to always keep exercises interesting and fun in the fabulous fresh air and beautiful grounds of Polesden Lacey.

Woodland display in the Glasshouse at RHS Wisley

Mon. 29 Oct, 2018 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Walk through a wonderful woodland display in the magical Wisley Glasshouse reflecting the late autumn season. The Glasshouse is open from 10am – 5:15pm (3:45pm after 22nd October) daily.

Create and Grow Spooky Half Term at Squire's Garden Centres

Mon. 29 Oct, 2018 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Our popular Create and Grow spooky half-term is back with all new activities for you to enjoy.

Keep your little ghouls entertained, drop in daily from Monday 22 - Wednesday 31 October, 10am - 4pm at all centres*.

Paint a ceramic bat tealight holder - take home with a complimentary LED tealight to place on your windowsill to brighten up your room - £5.50.

Decorate a spooky mobile - hang in your bedroom to scare away unwanted visitors - £3.50

Pumpkin pursuit around the centre - discover the creepy word and be in with a chance to win a prize - free.

Plus other activities. 

Fancy dress is welcome!

No booking required.

*Excluding Chertsey & Windsor

Pumpkin Hunt at Piglets

Mon. 29 Oct, 2018 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Monday the 22nd-Wednesday the 31st of October
Find the pumpkins hidden around Piglets and receive a little treat! Ask at the counter for an answer sheet. 

Storytime at RHS Wisley

Mon. 29 Oct, 2018 11:30 am - 11:50 am

Bring your children along to our weekly Storytime sessions in the Wisley Garden Library where they can get lost in the natural world of creepy-crawlies and garden adventures.

Sessions last around 20 minutes and run every Monday (except Bank Holidays). Suitable for under 5yrs accompanied by an adult.

Tue. 30 Oct, 2018

Woodland display in the Glasshouse at RHS Wisley

Tue. 30 Oct, 2018 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Walk through a wonderful woodland display in the magical Wisley Glasshouse reflecting the late autumn season. The Glasshouse is open from 10am – 5:15pm (3:45pm after 22nd October) daily.

Create and Grow Spooky Half Term at Squire's Garden Centres

Tue. 30 Oct, 2018 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Our popular Create and Grow spooky half-term is back with all new activities for you to enjoy.

Keep your little ghouls entertained, drop in daily from Monday 22 - Wednesday 31 October, 10am - 4pm at all centres*.

Paint a ceramic bat tealight holder - take home with a complimentary LED tealight to place on your windowsill to brighten up your room - £5.50.

Decorate a spooky mobile - hang in your bedroom to scare away unwanted visitors - £3.50

Pumpkin pursuit around the centre - discover the creepy word and be in with a chance to win a prize - free.

Plus other activities. 

Fancy dress is welcome!

No booking required.

*Excluding Chertsey & Windsor

Pumpkin Hunt at Piglets

Tue. 30 Oct, 2018 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Monday the 22nd-Wednesday the 31st of October
Find the pumpkins hidden around Piglets and receive a little treat! Ask at the counter for an answer sheet. 

Storytelling at The Lightbox

Tue. 30 Oct, 2018 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Join us for some stories, rhymes and hands-on creative fun. Spaces are limited and will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis at Reception from 10.30am on the day.

Halloween Walk on the Dark Side in Ewell

Tue. 30 Oct, 2018 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Discover the darker side of Ewell's history with a guided tour around its historic heart. Visit graveyards and crime scenes if you dare. Hear tales of local folk, ghostly coach crashes and exploding gunpowder.

Wed. 31 Oct, 2018

Woodland display in the Glasshouse at RHS Wisley

Wed. 31 Oct, 2018 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Walk through a wonderful woodland display in the magical Wisley Glasshouse reflecting the late autumn season. The Glasshouse is open from 10am – 5:15pm (3:45pm after 22nd October) daily.

Create and Grow Spooky Half Term at Squire's Garden Centres

Wed. 31 Oct, 2018 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Our popular Create and Grow spooky half-term is back with all new activities for you to enjoy.

Keep your little ghouls entertained, drop in daily from Monday 22 - Wednesday 31 October, 10am - 4pm at all centres*.

Paint a ceramic bat tealight holder - take home with a complimentary LED tealight to place on your windowsill to brighten up your room - £5.50.

Decorate a spooky mobile - hang in your bedroom to scare away unwanted visitors - £3.50

Pumpkin pursuit around the centre - discover the creepy word and be in with a chance to win a prize - free.

Plus other activities. 

Fancy dress is welcome!

No booking required.

*Excluding Chertsey & Windsor

Pumpkin Hunt at Piglets

Wed. 31 Oct, 2018 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Monday the 22nd-Wednesday the 31st of October
Find the pumpkins hidden around Piglets and receive a little treat! Ask at the counter for an answer sheet. 

G Live Halloween Special: Trick or Treat

Wed. 31 Oct, 2018 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

On Wednesday 31 October, we are getting into the Halloween spirit and will be hosting a FREE Halloween inspired event. Come along and get involved in the spook-tacular activities: there will be eerie treats, a decorated building, a ‘fancy dress’ competition and more atG Live’s Halloween Special: Trick or Treat!

The day will include two Trick or Treat lucky dips: one designed specifically for adults, and one for kids and families. Donate to G Live’s charity, Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH), per turn, and see how lucky you are as you delve deep for one of our de-FRIGHT-fully picked ‘treats’. Who knows; you might find a discount code to a show, or money off a drink at the bar. If you’re really lucky you could bag yourself one of our special prizes… but beware, it's Halloween after all, so you might get a ‘trick’!

Get involved in the dressing up competition, we will be running it both in house and online, so be ready to have your photo taken if you come into the building or send us a photo of yourself online to be within a chance to win the prize for best costume. Don’t forget to use the hashtag #DeadorGLive when you post for us to find your submissions!

Full Afternoon Tea at Box Hill

Wed. 31 Oct, 2018 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Providing a delicate afternoon tea & homemade cakes. With an assortment of savoury delights, our own hand-made fruit scones, strawberry jam and clotted cream. Make it an afternoon to remember.

Booking is essential.

Hallowe'en Drive-In Movie Night at Brooklands

Wed. 31 Oct, 2018 4:15 pm - 10:30 pm

Come to the time-warp that is Brooklands for an unmissable evening of spooky fun for all ages in the unique and atmospheric setting of the Museum’s historic site. Grab drinks and snacks then settle into the comfort of your own car for one of our two movie screenings! Car spaces are limited and must be pre-booked, there will also be walk-in space up front (our screen will be located on the Finishing Straight, which is hard standing, we strongly advise walk-in customers to bring their own seats.) The Sunbeam Café will be open from 4:15 - 8:30pm serving hot meals, snacks and drinks. We'll have some devilishly delicious treats available during the movie screening, including Hot Dogs, popcorn, sweets and drinks. Get dressed up, grab your friends and family, come along, and prepare to be scared! Family Movie: Hotel Transylvania 5:30pm Families can start the evening trying out our Spooky Children’s Trail and ghastly craft workshop, then head over to the Finishing Straight to check in at the castle where Dracula lives for the frightful family favourite Hotel Transylvania screened at 5:30pm. Tickets are £13.50 Adults (£5 contribution for movie), £7 for Children(£2 contribution for movie), £10 for BTM Adults (£5 contribution for movie) and £5 for BTM Children(£2 contribution for movie). Adult Movie: The Rocky Horror Picture Show 8:30pm Start the evening with a whistle-stop tour of the Museum, your guide will show you the darker side of the Museum and unearth some of its eerie past! Tours start at 4:30pm, please wear sensible shoes and warm clothing. Then get ready for an unforgettable evening, as we head over to the Finishing Straight for our 8:30pm adult only movie screening The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Tickets are £13.50 Adults (£5 contribution for movie) and £10 for BTM Adults (£5 contribution for movie) .   For more details and ticket Terms and Conditions please visit our website: https://www.brooklandsmuseum.com/whats-on/halloween-drive-in-movie-night

Halloween Walk on the Dark Side in Ewell

Wed. 31 Oct, 2018 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Discover the darker side of Ewell's history with a guided tour around its historic heart. Visit graveyards and crime scenes if you dare. Hear tales of local folk, ghostly coach crashes and exploding gunpowder.

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