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Make this Hallowe’en about more than just a ‘Trick-or-Treat’

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I know we had you thinking about Christmas last week with our ‘early bird’ offer (which you can certainly still take advantage of!), but we can’t forget the fun we can have as Hallowe’en quickly approaches.

London has so much to offer for the kids, so we thought we would share some activities that sound like fun and we know you would enjoy.. just remember, fancy dress is always a good thing no matter where you end up this Hallowe’en 🙂

Follow the yellow brick road all the way to Battersea Park Children’s Zoo – I’m a fan either way, but from the 25th October through to the 31st, there are some great things going on at the Zoo (along with seeing the animals), including Pumpkin Trail, Slithery Snake Day and a Hallowe’en fun day complete with scary story time and spooky face painting! Have a read through hereFollow the yellow brick road this Halloween

Dorothy beware! If your little one is more interested in becoming a witch or a wizard, look no further.

From the 25th October to the 1st November, you can sign up for a Hallowe’en storytelling experience on the London Eye. Cast spells and discover ghostly stories as apart of your initiation into the Witch Academy! You can read all through all of the details here.

Chelsea Library is also putting on a Hallowe’en themed event for your creative little monster. Their stop motion animation event that promises to be a fun day out for the older children.

On Tuesday 28 October, children 8+ can join the Hooray Art animation studio and shoot their very own scary movie set in a haunted library. They will design and make an imaginary cast of characters using the art of stop motion animation complete with a premiere at the end of the workshop!

Book in by calling 02073613010 or email libraries@rbkc.gov.uk or read more here.

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But let’s be serious, the best bit about Hallowe’en pumpkin carving (while eating sweets, of course!), so get your creative hat on, grab your pumpkin (go right to the pumpkin patch!) and be sure to check out the following events.

little girl in pumpkin patch

Bluebird Halloween Pumpkin Carving for Kids

Head over to the Bluebird on Thursday 30th October for their Spook-tacular pumpkin carving event – an ideal afternoon for the little ones. Tools, a pumpkin as well as some cookies and hot chocolate will be provided so be sure to get in touch for your ticket.

Fortnum & Mason Pumpkin Carving Competition

On Friday 31st October you can have your child test their skills with other kids up to 10 years old (and adults too!). Points awarded for skill, scariness, creativity and luminosity. Read through all the other events Fortnum & Mason has on as well as details for the competitions here.

Morden Hall Park Hallowe’en Spook-tacular event

If you are local to Wimbledon you should certainly consider stopping by Morden Hall Park this half term for everything from pumpkin carving and creepy crafts to bug hunts and trails full of secrets. Read more or get in touch here.

 

Whatever you end up doing with your family this half term, have fun and take some great photographs! Here are some (vintage) Hallowe’en shots of the Boggio team to give you a bit of a Wednesday giggle.. enjoy!!

Julia as a witch on her first Hallowe’en in America.Julia Boggio First Halloween witch costume

James and his brother, can you guess their costumes?Dr Who and rubix cube Halloween costume

This would be me, as a Hallowe’en dinosaur (?) and later with as a princess with my pony Champ!Children's Halloween costumes dinosaur and princess pony

Vanda, our head of post-production as a clown.Clown Halloween costume

And Mirren, our principal photographer, as Little Red Riding Hood, Little Bo Peep, and a bear (I think).Little Bo Peep Halloween costume

Last but not least, a more recent shot of Julia and Baby as pirates, and of course, Princess Anna from Frozen!princess anna costume halloween in London

 

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