My Top 10 – Child Friendly Halloween Events|Northamptonshire

BOO!!!!!!!! – did I get you? 😉

Hey boo-tifuls!

Half term is nearly here, next stop it will be….CCccc…..dare I say the ‘C’ yet, is it too early?

Maybe a little so lets keep our focus to the October half term or as I have heard many call it the ‘Halloween Half Term’ due to there being  SO many fangtastic spooky events happening throughout the whole county. I thought I would jump on here quickly and tell you about the spooktacular events that are happening, that are all child friendly and will not cost you the earth and hopefully I might see you at them too!

(If you know of an event that I have listed below, please do post the details in the comments below so everyone can see them)

Ok let’s get this party startled…….

1 – Halloween Half Term Fun!

Hosted by West Lodge Farm

14 October – 28 October

Funny, scary tractor rides, pumpkin carving, witch’s house tours, panto style ghost stories, spooky walkway plus all the usual fun on the farm! So much to do whatever the weather, play in our brand new indoor adventure play area, It’s a great value day out with lots of fun and laughter for the whole family!! Watch the video for a glimpse. Booking highly recommended!
On Sunday 29th we will be holding our Halloween Spooktacular where you can meet Daisy the witch and take part in our spooky fancy dress competition!
£6.50 (online price) per person, includes ghost stories, spooky walkway, indoor adventure area, BARREL RIDES, all the fun on the farm, witch’s house tour (must pre book)
*extra charge for pumpkins, between £2-£5 depending on the size. Scary tractor rides £1. Under 2’s FREE

*Information/video from Facebook – West Lodge Farm

2 – Pumpkin Hunt

Hosted by Castle Ashby Gardens

21 October – 29 October


Follow the trail around our gardens to find the hidden pumpkins, once found copy the face on the paper provided.
Find all the pumpkins to win a prize!
But watch out there could be some spooky goings on too !!
BOOK TICKETS ONLINE ONLY – please select the “BUY TICKETS” button at
£2.50 per child. Adults free. Parking £5.00

*Information/photo from Facebook –  Castle Ashby Gardens 

3 – October Half Term at Stanwick Lakes

Hosted by Stanwick Lakes

 23 October – 30 October

Join us for a jam-packed week of Halloween Activities!

– Creepy Trail
£1.50 from the Visitor Centre.

– Halloween Crafts
Available in the Visitor Centre from £1.

– Face painting from Changing faces
Available in the Visitor Centre during 26th – 29th October, from £2.50.

– Birds of Prey
Owls To behold are back on the 23rd, 25th & 27th October in the Visitor Centre.

– Reptiles
Jeepers Creepers from (Owls To behold) and Adele’s Reptiles & Birds will be joining us on 24th, 26th, 29th & 30th October.

– Spooky Scarecrow Lantern Walk
Make your own Halloween paper lantern before being led on a spooky evening walk around the Visitor Centre Lake to find Scarecrows!
£3 per person or £10 for a family ticket (2 adults & 2 parents)
Limited spaces. Tickets available from: 

*Information/photo from Facebook – Stanwick Lakes

4 – KP’s House of Horrors

Hosted by Indoor Play at Kids Play Kettering

28 October at 17:30


Saturday 28th October, Kids Play will be hosting KP’s house of horrors annual Halloween Party. Ticket only event, tickets are available or at reception.
Ticket prices are £12.95 for 1 child and 1 adult, additional adult tickets are available at a further £3 per ticket. Only those who have a ticket will be granted entry on the night.

Tickets include:
👻 The usual Kids Play fun
👻 Fancy dress competition
👻 Disco
👻 Pumpkin craving (limited stock)
👻 Apple Bobbing
👻 Child’s Jacket potato & Beans
👻 Visit to the witches house

*Information/photo from Facebook – Indoor Play at Kids Play Kettering

5 –  Little Monsters’ Ball

Hosted by Wicksteed Park

28 October at 12:00–14:00


Wicky Bear is holding his annual Little Monsters Ball, and he can’t wait! He and his crew will be performing some spooktacular dances as well as hosting party games and a disco. Tickets are £6* for kids and £2* for adults. Come in fancy dress! Doors open 11.30am, party starts at 12noon to 2pm *50p extra per person on the day of the party
Babies under 12 months go free.

*Information/photo from Facebook –  Wicksteed Park

6 – Halloween At The Station

Hosted by Rushden, Higham & Wellingborough Railway

28 October at 16:30–19:30


Come and ride the Ghost Train , booking is not required for this event!

*Information/photo from Facebook – Rushden, Higham & Wellingborough Railway

7 – Haunted Halloween

Hosted by Abington Park Museum

28 October at 11:00–16:00


Join us for a spooktacular day of fun with scary craft activities and a haunted trail around the museum. Try the Witches’ Brew at the refreshment stall if you dare. Come dressed in your scariest costume!

£1 per child
Drop in – no booking required

*Information/photo from Facebook – Abington Park Museum

8 – Halloween Kids Party

Hosted by the Briars Pub

28 October at 17:00–18:00


5pm Kids party
7pm Quiz
8pm Gunge the staff!
9pm Raffle
Disco ’til late
All raising funds for the Meningitis Research Foundation

*Information/photo from Facebook – Briars Pub

9 – Halloween at Bugtopia

Hosted by Bugtopia

31 October at 16:00–20:00


Halloween at Bugtopia is always an awesome event. Wanda the Witch is in her Kitchen Hovel and for one evening only Bugtopia is opening its doors for a very special Meet and great with the bugs Book on line at

*Information/photo from Facebook – Bugtopia

10 – Hub Halloween Party

Hosted by Riverside Hub

28 October at 18:30–21:00


Enjoy some ghoulishly good fun at the Hub’s Halloween party

It’s that time of the year again! Children (and adults too if they wish) can come in fancy dress and enjoy a great time at the Hub’s Halloween Spooktacular!

This event is on Saturday 28th October from 6.30pm – 9pm and is ideal for those slightly older children who can stay up that bit later. For younger children we recommend the Halloween After-School Party on Tuesday 31st October from 4.30pm – 6.30pm

At each party there will be a special Halloween disco, prizes awarded for the best fancy dress costumes and the whole Hub will be available for children to have fun in. Race go-karts agains Dracula, battle against zombies, minions, superheroes and perhaps even Frankensteins’ monster in our laser tag arena, or just relax in our sensory room – the choice is yours.

The theme is spooky – not scary – so please remember it’s a family event when choosing fancy dress costumes.The whole evening will be lots of fun for children and adults alike, we’re really excited about it!

This event is admission by ticket only, and tickets are limited, so we advise you to book as soon as you can. Tickets are just £9.95 per child and £3.50 per adult (plus a small Eventbrite booking fee). Book here

*Information/photo from Facebook – Riverside Hub


WOW what a unBOOlievable selection of events!

I hope you all have a gourd time on Halloween and I’ll see you soon!

If you’ve got it, haunt it

Eat, drink, & be scary.

Gimme all the boos.


OK I’m done now!………………….ooooooooooooOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOoooooooooo……….



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