A list of Halloween 2014 events in London for you and your kids.
Half-term's fast approaching and you know what that means... Halloween! So we've compiled a list of spooktacular activities that you and your kids will enjoy.
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1. Spook yourself silly by going through Studio 13’s horror maze at Thorpe Park Movie Studios. This spooky maze is based on iconic horror films like The Blairwitch Project, The Cabin in the Woods, My Bloody Valentine, and more. You can also experience amusement park rides in the dark for. Fright Night is limited to those 13 years old and above. Book tickets in advance here.
2. Take the haunted bus tour and discover the ghostly history behind some of London's famous landmarks like the London Eye, Buckingham Palace, Big Ben and the Tower of London. The tour starts at Victoria Coach Station at 6:45 PM so be sure to come in earlier than that. You can call +44 (0)20 7222 5600 for bookings. Ticket for adults is £21 and £15 for kids.
3. Face your fears and walk through the haunted tunnels of the London Bridge Experience’s Phobophobia Halloween show. It starts at 10am to 5PM. The evening show runs from 6pm onwards, during which children under 11 years old must be accompanied by an adult. You have until November 1st to catch this haunting walk.
4. Meet Sweeney Todd, Jack the Ripper and other menacing characters when you hop on the underground rides at the London Dungeon. This attraction runs until November 2.
5. Unleash your inner Harry Potter or Hermione Granger by going to the Witch Academy of the London Eye this half term. You won't do any wand waving or transfiguration but you’ll come close to "flying" when you ride high over London with the High Witch. Slots get filled up fast so call 0871 781 3000 for booking. Tickets cost £24.24 for adults and £17.93 for kids.
6. Not too keen on scaring yourself this Halloween? Check out That Catherine Bennett Show at the Purcell Room. Catherine is dinosaur-loving, bike-riding, tuna pasta-eating pop star. She sings about friendship, the future, and having the power to make a difference in the world. Definitely an ideal role model for your impressionable kids. The show runs until October 28 and is highly recommended for kids aged 6 to 9.
7. Join the Horrible Halloween Haunt at selected Asda stores. To join, you must download the Asda App on your smart phone, go to the participating store between 10AM to 4PM, and allow your kids to help the Spook Squad catch the escapees, Fang and Fangle. They'll zap monsters along the way and retrieve stolen party treats. As an added bonus, 13 kids get the chance to win £100 during the day. Download the app for iPhone here. Download the app for your Android device here. See list of participating stores here.
8. Take a walk at the Old Royal Naval College while listening to stories of the college’s haunted past. You will also get an exclusive tour of the Victorian Skittle Alley. This guided tour runs from 12PM to 1PM until October 31st. Adults get in for £6.00, while kids get to enter for FREE.
9. If you or your kid has some mad carving skills, then you can join the Pumpking carving competition at Fortnum and Mason. The kid’s category starts at 3PM. It’s FREE to join! Just call all 020 7734 8040 to reserve your spot.
10. Unleash your child's inner Frankenstein through the Monster Mayhem Animation Workshop. They'll be creating spooky characters using stop-motion animation. Call 07763917457 for details.
11. Brick or Treat at Legoland Windsor! You can watch a puppet show, build your own pumpkin patch or join fancy dress competitions. Call 0870 5040404 for additional info.
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