London definitely has a scarier side this Halloween with loads of events and activities for young and old, bursting with great events for you to get your fangs into. From haunted venues, spooky spots and bone chilling attractions, there definitely is something for everyone.
This one-of-a-kind experience, crafted through a collaboration between Merlin Entertainments and DreamWorks Animation, immerses you in the comical universe of Shrek and his companions. This fantastical journey seamlessly blends 10 uproarious live performances and iconic settings from the Shrek movies with captivating narratives, an exhilarating 4D ride, breathtaking special effects, and remarkable DreamWorks animation.
During your adventure at DreamWorks Tours: Shrek’s Adventure! London, you’ll encounter all your beloved Shrek characters. Along the way, you’ll navigate through a magical mirror maze, traverse a fragrant swamp, confront powerful spells, and engage in a mischievous DreamWorks Game Show. The question remains: Can you rescue Pinocchio, outsmart Lord Farquaad’s malevolent Magic Mirror, and safely find your way back home?
When: 27th October to 5th November. Tickets from £24
The Clapham Grand
If films are more your thing, then check out the Clapham Grand. Clapham Grand adores Halloween, and they have a jam-packed schedule of spooky events lined up for October. Among the thrilling offerings are the Hocus Pocus parody, “Witch Perfect,” and a special Halloween extravaganza by OUTHAUS. Additionally, there are two thrilling film screenings to look forward to: “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” on October 28th, where enthusiastic fans are sure to join in the fun, and a Halloween treat on October 31st with a screening of “Hocus Pocus,” making it extra special as it falls on Halloween night itself.
Silent Halloween Disco Boat
Want something different this spooky season? Look no further than the Silent Halloween Disco Boat, set to embark from Tower Millennium Pier. All you wonderful people, whether guys, gals, or ghouls, will have a wicked time on the dancefloor, grooving to an array of electrifying tunes delivered directly to your headphones.
When: 28th October only. Tickets £25-35
The Lyric Theatre
If you prefer to spend Halloween in a dark room full of strangers, then the West End musical Halloween is a must. The brightest stars of London’s West End will be enchanting audiences at The Lyric Theatre with a concert featuring delightfully eerie show tunes from the shadowy depths of musical theater. Expect spine-tingling melodies from iconic productions like Sweeney Todd, Little Shop Of Horrors, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Phantom Of The Opera, Thriller, Beetlejuice, as well as cult classics like Jekyll & Hyde, The Addams Family, Carrie, and Bat Boy!
Big Fish Little Fish Halloween Family Rave
Join us for a bone-rattling good time at our Halloween Spooktacular!
Returning to our East London warehouse, the original family rave pioneers, Big Fish Little Fish, are set to make Halloween unforgettable once again. This world-famous, award-winning, and Glastonbury Festival-performing family rave sensation, BFLF, is bringing the ultimate family event, blending acid house, techno, house, and drum ‘n’ bass for families with children aged 0-8.
It’s family fun tailored for the post-rave generation of parents, proudly assisting parents in being responsibly irresponsible since 2013. Dance together on a floor awash with foam, bubbles, and balloons, capped off by an exhilarating parachute dance!
Unleash your eerie creativity at the Nifty Natty Craft tables and take advantage of the Villa Pia baby chill-out spaces and play areas. There’s a small play area equipped with tents and tunnels, along with a Villa Pia baby chill-out zone featuring mats and a soft-play ball pool.
A licensed bar and outdoor terrace await, ensuring a memorable Halloween experience for the whole family.
When: 28th October 2pm to 4.30pm
For something altogether quieter, why not take the children to the Hyde Park Learning Centre between 24th and 26th Oct for a Discovery Day – Hair-raising Halloween. Dare to explore the ‘feely boxes’ in the witches den, create a magic potion, make a bat mask and explore a hair raising nature trail to discover hair fascinating facts. Entry for this is free.
Or you could head off to London Zoo; this upcoming October half-term, Halloween is coming to ZSL London Zoo, offering a week filled with spine-tingling enjoyment, captivating young monsters with a wide range of spooktacular activities. Children can embark on a path lined with eerie pumpkins and spine-tingling haystacks to capture the ideal Halloween family photo at the Pumpkin Patch. Afterward, they can gather around for chilling tales during Halloween-themed animal talks, where they’ll discover how nature can be just as eerie.
When: 21st to 31st October. Price included in entry fee
Kidzania in Shepherds Bush has a Festival of Fright from October 12th to November 5th, come and be a part of our Festival of Fright in our spooktacular ghost town!
We invite kids aged 4-14 to embrace their inner ‘Paranormal Investigators’ at KidZania London. They can conquer their fears on an interactive and thrilling adventure through the cobblestone streets of our eerie city.
Tickets £35 for children, adult £19.50
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