Halloween half term

Halloween half term

Halloween half term

Creeping up on us every year, October shines a spotlight on spooky in the run up to Halloween! But first comes the horror of half term, which often leaves us stumped for ideas to keep everyone entertained.

Luckily, our local retailers have plenty of Halloween-themed events to help you get your spook-on and make the most of your break.


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Ashcroft Centre – Halloween spook-tacular

Saturday October 22 from 2pm.

Calling all mini witches, ghosts and monsters – the Ashcroft Arts Centre in Fareham is putting on a Halloween Spook-tacular on Saturday 22!

From 2pm, kids aged six to 11 can have a howling good time – taking part in wand-making, arts and crafts, pumpkin carving and games.

Plus, the chance to learn the monster mash and of course, fancy dress is encouraged!

Tickets are £10 per child with the fun starting at 2pm. Book online through the Ashcroft website here.

Ashcroft Centre – Halloween flower arrangement

Tuesday October 25, 7:00 to 9:00pm.

If you’re a crafty creator looking for a challenge, the Ashcroft Centre is also hosting a Halloween flower arranging class.

Learn how to make Halloween-themed arrangements using beautiful seasonal flowers, twigs and foliage – and finish by showcasing your creation in your own pumpkin!

While all other materials are supplied, guests are asked to bring along their own Halloween decorations to personalise their arrangements. Find out more information here.

Tickets cost £40 and beginners are welcome!

Westbury Manor Museum – Night at the Museum and silent disco

Thursday October 27, 6:00 to 8:00pm

If you’re feeling brave, take a trip to Westbury Manor Museum on October 27, where the team are welcoming those age four+ to find out what happens after the museum closes!

There’s also a silent disco so kids can get their ghoulish groove on. Fancy dress is welcome – so grab your broomsticks for a night of wicked fun.

Tickets are £5. Find more information and how to book here.

Abbey Meadows – Scary Scarecrows

October 27 either 10:00am-12:00pm or 1:30-3:30pm. Cost: £2.

If you’re looking for a bit of family fun, head over to Abbey Meadows in Titchfield for an opportunity to test your creative skills!

Bring along some clothes for decorating a scarecrow frame. The most original and decorative scarecrow wins a prize, so make sure you have everything you need to make your scarecrow look fa-boo-lous!

It’s £2 per entry, with each family getting one scarecrow to decorate. There are sessions available in the morning and afternoon, so book your tickets now!

Find out more information here.

Bake Bag – Halloween cooking classes

If you’ve got a mini chef on your hands, The Bake Bag has a Halloween cooking club for those aged seven to 14 on October 24 and 25.

Hosted at Boundary Oak School, kids can learn how to make Halloween-themed treats, including Halloween pizzas and zombie cookies! Tickets are £25.

There’s also a Halloween cupcake class at Portchester Community School on October 26, where those aged six to 14 can learn to make, bake and decorate a box of six Halloween cupcakes! Tickets are £20.

For all classes, ingredients are provided! Find out more information and book your classes here.