Hallowe'en happenings in London
Our pick of the most fiendishly fun family events this Hallowe'en
Bats And Spiders Weekend
Undeserving of their fearsome reputation, bats and spiders are actually gentle and fascinating creatures, many species of which can be found at the London Wetlands Centre in Barnes. Discover the amazing arachnid who can change colour to match the flower it is sitting on and join in with fun bat games and face-painting as well as informative talks and interactive exhibits. Squeamish children may learn to love all things creepy and crawly after this weekend of wild activities.
Those who are afraid of the dark may wish to avoid this special celestial event at The National Maritime Museum. Sit back and relax as an astronomer from the Royal Observatory guides you through the night sky pointing out moons, stars, and even planets.
Maggie & Rose Hallowe’en fun
October 24, 26, 27
Build a skeleton friend, carve, cook and stuff a pumpkin or decorate creepy cupcakes at one of these ghoulish Hallowe’en workshops at Maggie & Rose in South Kensington.
Lauderdale House in Highgate Hill is offering little monsters the opportunity to create some seriously spooky stuff for Hallowe’en during these two arty workshops. Expect an afternoon of monstrous mask-making, sparkly spiders and perfect pumpkins.
The walled garden at Osterley House will be in full autumnal bloom just in time for this scrumptious, spooky and seasonal festival. Slip on some frightening fancy-dress and celebrate the pumpkin with tastings, carvings, talks and games.
For more fun family days out, see our pick of the best autumn activities in London
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