What’s on for Kids in and around Kingston over Half-Term

If you’re looking for things to do with the kids over half-term you’ve come to the right place. As this guide has been written in advance, please make sure you double check events are still running. Some events also require pre-booking.


Room on the Broom Half Term Family Fun – RHS Wisley

20-28 October
Spooky trails, creepy crafts and lots of fun activities including pumpkin carving. Please note: See website for admission prices. You will need to book your pumpkin carving place.

Halloween Half Term at Godstone Farm

20-28 October
Crafts and games, spooky quiz as well as face painting and more. There’s also a low bangs firework display. Open daily 10-6pm.

Wizard and Witches Week, Bocketts Farm

20-28 October
Have a spooktacular day out at Bocketts Farm with a reptile roadshow, wizard magician and a spooky trail.
Open daily 10-5.30pm.

Wild Halloween Camp, Painshill Park

22-26 October
A week of Halloween Fun with den building, campfires and spooky adventures in Painshills wild woods!
Suitable for children aged 8-13.

The Gruffalo’s Child at The Rose Theatre, Kingston

23rd Oct – 28 October
The follow on from the very popular Gruffalo, The Gruffalo’s Child hits The Rose Theatre this half-term. Are you brave enough to follow her adventure?

Half Term Hobble’ween at Hobbledown

23 – 29 October
A jam-packed week with pumpkin bowling, creepy crawlies, puppet shows and more. Visit in fancy dress and quote “Happy Hobble’ween” and you’ll receive £1 discount.

Halloween Walk on the dark side, Ewell

Tues 30 October
Are you brave enough to discover the darker side of Ewell? Visit graveyards and crime scenes, hear tales of local folk who won’t stay dead. This might be one for older kids who don’t scare easy!

Thumbs Up It’s Thursday – Kingston

25 October
Storytelling, creepy crafts and more

Children’s Literary Festival, Kingston

25-27 October
With storytelling from Adam Hargreaves, best known for writing and illustrating Mr Men and Little Miss books as well as 2018 Oscars Book Prize winner John Dougherty, Ross Montgomery and World Book Day Illustrator 2016, Sophy Henn.

Chessington Howl’o’ween

13-31 October
Fun for all ages with Creepy Caves Unearthed, a new Haunted Howl’o’ween live show, Room on the Broom spooky storytime and Trick or Treat wood.

Halloween at Chessington Garden Centre

13-31 October
You can book a range of Halloween themed events from Spooky Zoo, Scary Circus and Trick or Treat Maze as well as grabbing a Halloween Monster Meal.

Beast Quest at Hampton Court Palace

20-28 October
Help save Hampton Court from beasts and wicked spells and see if you can defeat the Dark Wizard Malvel.

Wizard Weekend at The Watercress Line

27-28 October
Immerse yourself in the wizarding world and take unlimited rides on the Wizard Express steam train, one of which featured in the Harry Potter films. Watch owls and falcons and see how witch’s broomsticks are made. A must for all Potter fans!

Read our review here.

Create and Grow Spooky Half Term at Squires Garden Centres

22-31 October
Daily drop-in activities from 10-4pm. Paint a ceramic bat tealight holder and decorate a spooky mobile. Plus other activities. Check your local centre for more information.

October Half term at Wyvale Garden Centre

20-26 October
Tricks and treats including pumpkin carving, spooky trail and a Halloween Tea party.

LEGOLAND Brick or Treat

18 October – 2 November
NEW Brick or Treat trail, Frankie’s Monster Disco and a costume competition. You can also build your own LEGO pumpkin to add to their pumpkin patch.

Halloween Hocus Pocus at Ham House

20-28 October
Spooky storytelling, pumpkin biscuit decorating and eerie art to enjoy. Take part in a Witch Hunt throughout the house and garden. Open daily 10-5pm.

Wizard and Witch Woodland Walk at Strawberry Hill House

22-29 October
Dress up as a witch or wizard and make your own wand or cauldron. Explore the spooky woodland walk and collect ingredients for your own spells.

Halloween Half-term at Secret Garden Play Cafe

22-26 October
Halloween themed activities for all ages including cupcake decorating, messy play and sand art.

Fireworks Night at The Children’s Trust, Tadworth

26 October
Child-friendly fireworks display at 7pm as well as the main display at 8pm. Gates open at 6pm. Find out more and book your tickets here.

The Ghosts of Richmond Palace

23-26 October
Learn about the tales of Richmond’s royal ghosts and design a Gothic Richmond Palace, full of hidden spooks and ghouls!

Half-term Art Workshops in Kingston & Richmond

24-25 October
Halloween themed art workshop where you can learn to draw human skulls with charcoal, paint pumpkins with oil pastels and watercolours as well as making Halloween silhouette lanterns.

Forest School Holiday Camp – Hampton Wick

24-26 October
Den building, tool use, minibeast hunting, cooking on fire and more!

Tea with PJ Masks at Piglets, Hersham

26 October
Kids can enjoy all the usual Piglets fun and meet their favourite PJ Masks character. They are also holding a Halloween Disco on 31 October too!

Halloween Disco for Toddlers, Guildford

26 October
Complete with spooky props and music! Dress your little ones in fancy dress and let them have a boogie. Suitable for children aged 2-4 years old.

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