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Halloween in Oxfordshire 2017

Halloween in Oxfordshire 2017

This October there are lots of ghastly Halloween activities taking places across Oxfordshire and the surrounding areas for children of all ages. So grab your broomsticks and cat ears, we’ve pulled together a list of our top picks for you to try out, if you dare…

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Bogtrotting Baddies Party – Roald Dahl Museum Sunday 22ND October

Celebrate Roald Dahl’s funny but bad characters as you play baddy bingo and other party games.

Event Details

Times: 11.30pm, 12.30pm, 2.00pm and 3pm on Sunday 22nd October

Cost: £2 per participant. Price does not include Museum entry which you will also need to book to take part in the workshop.

Age: recommended for 4+ years. Under 8s will need to be accompanied by an adult (no more than two non-participating adults will be allowed in the room per group). Participants aged 2 to 4 will still be charged.

Type of workshop: interactive workshop

Location: The Roald Dahl Museum, 81-83 High Street, Great Missenden HP16 0AL

For more information click here


Oxford Story Museum Half Term Happenings

Join The Story Museum this October Half Term for a packed programme of events and workshops, they have a number of activities happening across the week including meeting real life owls, spooky story telling and poem writing, a bogey man slime workshop and creating your own spooky house.


Location: Rochester House, 42 Pembroke St, Oxford OX1 1BP

For more information click here


Halloween Party – Chinnor

Chinnor Community Pavilion are hosting a Halloween party on Saturday 28th October where there will be pumpkin carving, apple bobbing and a competition for the best dressed.

Event Details

Times: 6-7:30pm Saturday 28th October

Cost: £2

Location: Chinnor Community Pavilion, Station Road, OX39 4PU Chinnor

For more information click here


Halloween Entertainment at Blenheim Palace

As autumn draws in and the nights become longer, Blenheim Palace has a delightfully spooky itinerary of events and activities to entertain your little ghouls during October Half Term.

Hop on board the ghost train to go through a creepy tunnel to the Pleasure Gardens where a bone-anza of activities are to be found.

Families can lurk around the Labyrinth or take the Mini-beasts Trail, and there will be a whole host of treats on offer in the Pleasure Gardens Deli including ice-scream and toffee apples, with pumpkin carving too!

Head to the cinema in the Stables Courtyard for classic Halloween storytelling, and there will be Spooky Tours running throughout the week with terrorific candlelit tours on selected dates…


Location: Blenheim Palace,Woodstock, Oxfordshire OX20 1PP

Date: 21st – 29th October

For more information click here


Pick your own pumpkins – Millets Farm Centre

Why not pick your own pumpkins at Millets Farm Centre near Abingdon?


Location: Millets Farm Centre, Kingston Road, Frilford, Nr Abingdon, Oxfordshire. OX13 5HB

Dates: 21st October – 29th October

For more information click here


Halloween Trail at Cliveden

This half term there are some spooky Halloween happenings down in the woods at Cliveden! Bring your little ones to Cliveden National Trust for a fun Halloween trail around the grounds of stunning Cliveden.


Location: Cliveden Road, Taplow SL6 0JF

Dates: Trust between 21 and 29 October, anytime from 11.00am – 2.30pm

Costs: £3.00 per child.

For more information click here.


Halloween Festival at Odds Farm Park, Wooburn Common

This Half Term from the 21 – 31 October, get ready for stacks of Halloween fun at Odds Farm! Enjoy fun Halloween entertainment, dress up in your creepiest costume to take part in the twice-daily fancy dress competitions and carve a pumpkin to take home with you! How spooky will you make yours? Plus, new for 2017, take part in the Crafty Trick or Treat Walk.


Location: Wooburn Common, Wooburn Green, High Wycombe HP10 0LX

Dates: 21st – 31st Ocober

For more information click here.

Starry Skies – Planetarium, Science Oxford

Did you know that there are over 9000 visible stars in our night sky but this is a tiny proportion of the estimated 200 – 400 billion that make up the Milky Way? Light pollution in our cities means we rarely see more than a small fraction of our celestial neighbours, but that’s where Science Oxford can help. In our inflatable planetarium you can see the night sky as it really is.

You will be shown how to navigate the stars, demonstrate how the movement of the Earth creates night and day and how the sky changes through the seasons. You’ll hear some of the stories our ancestors told about the cosmos and how these relate to what we know today.

Location: Wood Farm School, 11 Titup Hall Drive, Headington, Oxford, OX3 8QQ

Date and time: Wednesday, 25th October 2017 – 10AM, 11AM, 12PM, 2PM, 3PM

(each session is approx 45min)
Suitable for ages 6-10
£4 per person
For more details click here

Halloween at River & Rowing Museum

The River & Rowing Museum have a number of activities going on over half term including:


Gentle Giant on the 24th October 2017 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Make a massive mask out of willow and paper: learn fun new skills in construction and modelling.

Suitable for children aged 7 – 11 yrs. Price £8.50

Brilliant Bats on the 25th October 2017 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Make a glitzy 3D bat to hang on its roost. Find out how bats chat to each other with a high pitched code.  Use your torch to light up dark autumn nights.
Suitable for children aged 4 – 7 yrs. Price £8.50

Magical Monsters on the 26th October 10:30am – 4pm

Explore a world of myths and monsters for Halloween!  Enjoy spooky storytelling and get crafty designing bouncing spiders, pumpkin masks and plate monsters. Make monster feet to follow the mythical monster trail through the galleries and collect a spooky, tasty treat!  Collaborate on our magical monster picture consequences – it’s going to be monstrous!


Location: River & Rowing Museum, Mill Meadows, Henley on Thames, Oxfordshire. RG9 1BF, UK

For more information click here


Halloween at Waddesdon Manor

The beautiful Waddesdon Manor have a number of spooky activities happening over Halloween including Spooky Afternoon Tea for Kids, Pumpkin Carving & Painting, A Creatures of the Night Trail, Isadora Moon Day & Author Reading and a Fete Worse than Death!!

Location: Waddesdon Manor, Aylesbury, Bucks, HP18 0JH

For more details click here


Creation Station Halloween Family Fun

Spooky Fun for Half term for ages 2 to 11 years!

Fun but without the scare. Come along (in fancy dress if you wish) for fun craft projects and spooky messy play.

We’ll be making lots of fun projects, including a trick or treat bag and a mask. Hopefully you can have even more fun with the things you make at Halloween the following week.Overalls provided!

£7 per child

Location: Chinnor Community Pavilion, Station Road, OX39 4PU Chinnor

Date and time: Friday 27th October 9:45am – 11:15am

Click here for more details

Family-friendly Halloween Event at Fairytale Farm

Fairytale Farm have a family friendly Halloween event this year, from Saturday 21st to Sunday 29th October, with free games and activities for younger children. They have free pumpkin carving, spooky biscuit decorating and get creative in their colouring corner and enter the on-site competition. If visitors come dressed up for the occasion they will receive a free treat. They also have face painting for a small extra charge.

And the late-night illuminations evening on Saturday 28th October will be a special Halloween-themed event. From 5pm visitors buying the special ‘Illuminations and Supper’ all-in farm admission and food package will be able to join in with extra Halloween activities, as well seeing the farm and having a stroll through the illuminated Enchanted Walk.

Location: Fairytale Farm, Southcombe, Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire OX7 5QH

For more details click here



Little Monsters at Bicester Avenue Wyevale Garden Centre

There are lots of activities going on at Bicester Avenue this half term from Lantern Making, Pumpkin Carving, Haunted Heather Planting, Creating your own Spooky Spiders and Halloween parties.

Location: Bicester Avenue, Oxford Road, Bicester, Oxfordshire. OX25 2NY

Date: 21 October – 5 November

For more details click here



The Great Pumpkin Hunt at Waterperry Gardens

Join The Great Pumpkin Hunt throughout the October half term from 21st October to 5th November. Find the decorated pumpkins hidden around the gardens and collect a prize at the end! £2 per child

Location: Waterperry GardensWaterperry, Nr Wheatley, Oxfordshire OX33 1LA

Date: Date: 21 October – 5 November 10am – 5pm


Spooks and Ghouls on Chinnor Railway

Dare you go and ride on the steam hauled Ghost train with a bunch of spooks and ghouls? Well, this Halloween Sunday, you may have your chance, as they will be haunting the Chinnor & Princes Risborough Railway once again! Children in Halloween fancy dress travel for just £1 and will receive a small treat bag.

Departures from Chinnor station are: 11.00, 12.15, 13.30, 15.00, & 16.30.  Each round trip takes approximately 50 minutes in duration.

Location: Chinnor & Princes Risborough Railway, Station Approach, Station Road, Chinnor, Oxfordshire. OX39 4ER

Date: 29 October 2017

For more details click here


Halloween arts & crafts

If you’re looking for ideas to keep little hands busy this Halloween, we have some great ideas for Halloween arts and crafts. From spooky ceramic tea light holders, Halloween tattoos, themed face masks to make and decorate, Halloween stickers, stamps and loads more. Baker Ross has a huge selection of arts and crafts click here to go to their site, browse and buy.


If you’re looking for ideas for things to do with your little ones in Oxfordshire and the surrounding areas please click here

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