There’s loads of Halloween events in Hampshire that are perfect for the whole family. These October half term activities are great regardless of if your kids like Halloween or not!
Be brave and enjoy the Halloween season throughout Hampshire. There’s plenty of events going on that are perfect for all ages of children, from community events to days out ideas.
These events are all happening in 2022 but please make sure that you check their website and book if needed to avoid disappointment.
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Halloween events in Hampshire
There spooky tours of Milestones are back for Halloween 2023!
Join them if you dare for a frightening family tour of Milestones Museum after dark! Hear the tales that are too terrifying to tell during the day and be prepared for a few scares along the way!
This runs from the 21st – 29th Oct from 5pm to 630pm.
You can find Milestones Museum at Basingstoke Leisure Park, Churchill Way West, Basingstoke RG22 6PG.
The Watercress Line transforms into a place of magic and mischief for Halloween! We have lots of spooky activities to keep the kids entertained. ALL activities run from 11am – 4pm and are included in your ticket price. This is running from 21st – 29th October.
You can find The Watercress line at The Railway Station, Station Road, New Alresford SO24 9JG.
Running on Saturday 29th October 2022, Museum By Torchlight lets you dress in your spooky costumes and explore the museum.
Enjoy the spooky stories, lucky dip and Halloween crafts. Suitable of ages 3 plus. £4 a person aged 3 plus.
You can find Andover Museum at 6 Church Close, Andover SP10 1DP.
Prepare yourself and your little ones for a wickedly spook-tacular family evening this Halloween. You can enjoy some ghostly storytelling and marvel at the owls as they put on a beautiful flying display against the backdrop of their moonlit grounds.
There’ll be an opportunity to independently explore the grounds and see the birds in their homes, following spooky moonlit trails between the two flying displays of the evening. They’ll introduce you to a range of mystical owls from the native Barn Owls to larger species such as Great Grey Owls and a Verreaux’s Eagle-Owl!
You can find Hawk Conservancy Trust at Andover SP11 8DY.
Discover the connection between music and science. Watch as percussion and wind instruments come to life through exciting science experiments.
You can find Winchester Science Centre at Telegraph Way, Winchester SO21 1HZ.
Bring your little ones to this fun Spooky Trail and talk to real witches and wizards. Any child in a Halloween costume that week gets in free.
You can find Chawton House at Chawton, Alton GU34 1SJ.
This is a family fun disco that the whole family can enjoy.
You can find this children’s disco at Alton Community Centre, Amery Street, Alton, Hampshire, GU34 1HN.
Join the Winchester City Museum for a fun Halloween ghost story. There will be spooky stories and events all day for the whole family to enjoy.
You can find Winchester City Museum at The Square, Winchester, SO23 9ES.
Take an evening tour if you dare!
Hear about the real historic events that led to the fall of Basing House and the spooky local stories that have surrounded it ever since.
You can find Basing House at Barton’s Lane, Basingstoke RG24 8AE.
Learn about all the creatures that feed in the dark. Explore what makes these nighttime creatures tick. Find their footprints and learn more about how they survive.
Age 5 and up. Tickets: £6 per child, accompanying adults £2. 1 accompanying adult for every 3 children booked.
You can find Gilbert White’s House & Gardens at Gilbert White & The Oates Collections, Selborne, Alton, Hampshire, GU343JH.
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Walk the Halloween Trail by night and meet the spooky Story Tribe along the way. Explore this outdoor woodland setting in a safe, joyous, and only slightly scary manner.
For families with children aged 4+.
£10 per child (one adult free) and additional adults £7.
You can find Itchen Valley Country Park at Allington Ln, Southampton SO30 3HQ.
Come along to a local farm in Totton and pick your own pumpkins. They have thousands of different sized pumpkins that are perfect for whatever you need them for, including pumpkin carving!
On selected days from the 1st – 31st October the farm will be covered in thousands of pumpkins. Photo opportunities, pumpkin themed food and pumpkin picking are just the start for this event.
You can find Sunnyfields Farm at Jacob’s Gutter Lane, Southampton, SO40 9FX.
Meet the friendly spirits in the Banqueting Hall and take part in loads of spooky, fun activities from creepy crafts, gruesome games, face painting and a haunting trail at Saturday 23rd – 25th October 2023 at 10am. Charges apply for some drop-in activities
You can find Tudor House at Bugle Street, Southampton SO14 2AD.
Enjoy some pumpkin carving at Hilliers.
Price: £5.50 per child (includes 1 pumpkin).
Booking is essential.
Sessions at 10.30am, 11.30am, 12.30pm, 1.30pm and 2.30pm
Find Sir Harold Hillier Gardens at Jermyns Lane, Romsey SO51 0QA.
A great place to visit for the whole family anyway, The Brickworks Museum in Burlesdon is great for the whole family. The Halloween Steam Up is an outside event that is full of steam exhibits including miniature engines, table top model displays and fairground organs.
This events runs of the 25th October 2023, from 11am to 4pm. Please make sure you book in advance to avoid disappointment.
You can find The Brickworks Museum at Swanwick Ln, Swanwick, Southampton SO31 7HB.
Paultons Park, based in Romsey, is also the home of Peppa Pig World. Paultons Park go all out at Halloween with over 4000 pumpkins scattered throughout the park.
They offer spooky scenes, Halloween decorations plus plenty of ways to see Peppa and George dressed up in their Halloween costumes too.
For the older kids, the park opens a bit later so you can enjoy all the rides lit up as the sun goes down.
You do need to book in advance and your tickets give you access to the whole park, not just the Halloween events! It’s a great place for the whole family.
You can find Paultons Park at Romsey SO51 6AL.
Come and enjoy everything that Injoy has to offer this Halloween which includes soft play, trampolines and the climbing walls.
You can find Injoy Centre Southampton at Ocean Village, 4, Ocean Way, Southampton.
This Halloween party is great for the whole family. They have a face painter and a DJ.
You can find IKEA Southampton at W Quay Rd, Southampton SO15 1GY.
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Running on Wednesday 27th October from 12pm to 3pm, this is a party like no other!
Join the Solent Hotel & Spa for a fun filled Halloween Kids Afternoonn Tea!
The afternoon also includes mini pumpkin carving followed by a movie with popcorn.
Parents can just supervise or join in the fun with the Afternoon tea @ £24.95 per adult. Fancy dress is optional.
You can find the Solent Hotel & Spa at Rookery Avenue, Whiteley, Fareham, PO15 7AJ.
Lantern Crafts & Spooky Trail on 28th October 2023. Starting in Osborn Square for their FREE spooktacular Halloween event. There will be a lantern craft workshop and a ghost trail with spooky Halloween characters. Halloween trail times with their Spooky Characters are: 1130am, 1230pm, 130pm, 2:30pm. Make sure to visit their face painter who will be on hand to give you a Halloween makeover.
You can find Fareham Shopping Centre at Thackeray Mall, Fareham PO16 0PQ.
Hurst Castle has loads to offer the whole family this Halloween. From a Treasure Trail to arts and crafts, Hurst Castle has something for the whole family.
You can find Hurst Castle at Milford on Sea, Lymington SO41 0TP.
This Halloween we have a fantastic night of fun, fright and fireworks planned for you all. The ghosts and ghouls will have been locked away for the past year and will be ready to let loose, so make sure you come and try Hayling’s Haunted Hospital maze or The Screaming Hills Asylum. It will be the scariest thing you’ll do this year.
The end the night will finish with a bang with the best Firework display yet.
You can find Funland at 1 Sea Front PO11 0AG Hayling Island.
Running at Portsmouth Guildhall, expect to have the best time with your little ones.
Meet your little ones favourite characters, Giant inflatables & balloons and a whole load more!We urge you and your little ones to dress up in your favourite Halloween costumes! There’s prizes for the best dressed.
You can find Mini Ravers at Portsmouth Guildhall, Guildhall Square, Portsmouth PO1 2AB.
From 12 noon, have fun at the South Parade Halloween party.
You can find South Parade at South Parade, Southsea.
Go in fancy dress and enjoy a family night of dancing!
You can find Emsworth Sports & Social Club at 43 – 45 Havant Rd, Emsworth.
This is a fun family day with the first 30 children getting a treat.
Find Wickham Community Centre at Mill Lane, Wickham, Fareham.
Put on your Halloween costumes and enjoy spooky crafts and stories. There’s face painting and a disco.
Find Petersfield Museum at 1 St Peter’s Rd, Petersfield GU32 3HX.
With kid friendly stories and spooky games, Calshot Castle has loads of fun activities happening around Halloween.
You can find Calshot Castle at Jack Maynard Rd, Calshot, Southampton.
Spinnaker Tower has a great halloween trail that also gives you views over the beautiful Solent. Dress up and enjoy a family fun-filled evening together.
You can find Spinnaker Tower at Portsmouth PO1 3TT.
Explore the Victorian fort like never before. Let the kids explore the tunnels and all the history that Fort Nelson has to offer.
You can find Fort Nelson at Fort Nelson, Portsdown Hill Rd, Portchester, Portsmouth, Fareham PO17 6AN.
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Come join Moors Valley for a fun Trick or Treat Halloween race. The event features Junior 5K, 5 Mile and 10 Mile races, all with lots of scare opportunities. The races are all set within the grounds of Moors Valley Country Park, offering a fantastic chance to run around the trails and woods in the dark. The course is made up of trails, pathways and woodland, and has a Halloween feel.
Once you’ve finished a bit of running and messing about in the dark, you’ll be rewarded with a medal and your goodies.
We will also give our unique awards to the first, second and third men and women for each race distance.There will be hot food and drink vendors ready to serve you pre- and post-race.All competitors must wear a head or chest torch
You can find Moors Valley Country Park at Horton Road, Ashley Heath, Ringwood BH24 2ET.
Trick or treat a different way this year with New Forest Activities. Head out on a canoe along the Beaulieu River and hunt for yummy sweets on your way. Come in your spooky costumes and enjoy some fun this October half term.
You can find New Forest Activities at Hazel Copse Farm, Beaulieu, SO42 7WA.
Fordingbridge Halloween Maze is back with their renowned PYO pumpkins with 20 varieties to harvest in their 10 acre field. You can fill your wheelbarrow to the brim! Get lost in the Halloween maze, with witches, ghost and ghouls hiding in the shadows, mischief and trickery is afoot! Get crafty in their craft tent and enjoy a bite to eat or a hot chocolate to warm up!
Free entry to pumpkin picking and no booking required, only pay for what you pick. Maze £6.50 per person, 2yrs and under go free. Free parking.
You can find Pumpkin Picking Patch at A338 Ringwood Rd, Bickton, Fordingbridge SP6 2HA.
Enjoy an archery sessions for October Half Term. Using weapons of old; vampires, werewolves and zombies will be your new targets. Sessions are 90 minutes long. There are loads of dates over half term.
You can find New Forest Activities at Hazel Copse Farm, Brockenhurst, Hampshire, SO42 7WA.
Join a fun family-friendly disco with free face painting and arts and crafts.
You can find Forest Arts Centre at Old Milton Rd, New Milton, Hampshire.
This is the best Halloween ghost train for the whole family!
Ride Exbury’s haunted ghost train this October half term for some frightfully entertaining family fun!
Spooky characters will captivate children and adults alike in a creepily comedic performance. Starting at Exbury Central Station, our un-dead conductors will guide passengers on a grisly journey through Exbury’s wearisome woodland, festooned with gruesome decorations.
Ghoulish characters will be lurking within the copse, and you might even hear some ghastly singing and see some dreadful dancing along the way, before entering our haunted tunnel!
The train journey is about 30 minutes long and may be a bit scary for younger children.
Members – £5.85 (valid membership will be checked upon arrival)
Non-members – £6.50 (plus gardens admission)
Book here for the Exbury Gardens Halloween Train
You can find Exbury Gardens at Summer Lane, Exbury SO45 1AZ Southampton.
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