Halloween in Hampshire: What To See & Where To Go
Oct 27, 2017
With Halloween quickly creeping up on us, spooktacular events are abundant, and there are many ways you can spend Halloween without sitting in waiting for trick-or-treaters. If you fancy doing something a little different for Halloween in Hampshire, here are a few family-orientated activities around the area.
Boo at the Zoo
If you fancy combining pumpkins and penguins, this one may be for you. From the 21st-29th October Marwell Zoo will be home to ‘Boo At The Zoo’. This will involve a day of spooky storytelling in the haunted hall, broomstick flying lessons and pumpkin carving. On top of this, you can design and create your very own wand to take home with you. Come in your favourite fancy dress, however, don’t worry because you can get your face painted at the gift shop! Find out more here.
Halloween Horrors Spotter Quiz
If you head down to the Westgate Museum this October half-term you can take part in the special Halloween opening, which includes the Halloween Horrors Spotter Quiz. This will involve spotting all of the rats scurrying around the Westgate Chamber. Fear not, they will not be real rats. Tickets for this one are free, but donations are welcome. Find out a little more here.
Taking part over October half-term (from the 23rd-30th) is the Winchester Science Centre’s answer to Halloween. Each day there will be spooky shows and demonstrations that are free with general admission to the museum. The shows claim to reveal ‘the science behind the spooky tricks of stage, screen and Halloween.’ See what shows are on, when they are and what age group they are suited to here.
Potions and Broomsticks
From the 21st-29th Manor Farm Country Park will host a range of spooktacular activities to get the kids excited over October half-term. You can help to make potions in their witches’ cauldron, partake in broomstick flying lessons and visit their witches’ wardrobe dressing up area., along with many more games. Come in your favourite fancy dress for some family-friendly fun. Find out more here.
Halloween at Stansted Park
Last but not least on our list of events for Halloween in Hampshire, is taking place at Stansted Park. From the 22nd-29th October the park will host a range of ghoulish games and activities. For example, your little ones can explore the maze and the pumpkin patch, choose their favourite pumpkin and design a lantern, which the team will carve for them! These family-friendly activities run from 11am-4pm and are £5 per person, whereas accompanying adults go free. Also in the evening of the 27th-29th the haunted mansion at Stansted Park comes alive, filled with residents from times gone by. If this piques your interest, tickets are £8 per person. Find out a little more here.
We hope you enjoy Halloween in Hampshire!