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Halloween events in Surrey

PUBLISHED: 16:10 31 October 2016 | UPDATED: 12:45 30 October 2017

Halloween in Surrey 2017

Halloween in Surrey 2017


The spookiest time of the year is fast approaching! We pick some of the best events to celebrate Halloween in Surrey in 2017

For children:

Halloween at Claremont Landscape Garden

21 – 27 October

There are plenty of family-friendly events taking place at Claremont Landscape Garden this Halloween. Take part in the Gothic Halloween Trail, a number of spooky-themed craft workshops, pumpkin carving and storytelling. Times and dates vary so check out the website for more details, visit: https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/claremont-landscape-garden/whats-on

Creepy Creatures at RHS Garden Wisley

21 – 29 October

A number of shows and workshops will be taking place at RHS Garden Wisley over October half term. Children can delve into the world of creepy crawlies with puppet shows, storytelling sessions and arts and craft workshops. There will also be pumpkin carving taking place throughout the week. Booking is essential – click here to find out more: https://www.rhs.org.uk/gardens/wisley/whats-on/October-half-term-at-Wisley

Dorkers’ Spooktacular Halloween Hunt

21 - 31 October

The Friends of Dorking are inviting families to take part in Dorkers’ Spooktacular Halloween Hunt, when almost 100 businesses throughout Dorking will be displaying a spooky knitted Halloween character somewhere within their window, with intrepid adventurers of all ages being challenged to find as many of them as possible over the half-term holiday period. Entry is completely free with fantastic prizes to be won. Visit: www.friendsofdorking.org

Halloween Trail at Polesden Lacey

21 – 29 October

Children are invited to pick up a trail map at The Shepherd’s Hut on their way into Polesden Lacey and help Toto in his quest to return to Oz. Expect some familiar faces on the yellow brick road. Visit: https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/polesden-lacey/features/scary-shakespeare-halloween-half-term-trail-at-polesden-lacey

Horrible Hampton at Hampton Court Palace

21 – 29 October

This October half-term, King Henry VII is on the hunt for apprentices to help out with the most gruesome of tasks at the palace. Expect to be pulling rotten teeth, cleaning underwear and scouring toilets – a strong stomach is most certainly an advantage. Visit: https://www.hrp.org.uk/hampton-court-palace/explore/horrible-hampton/

Coady’s Halloween Hunt

23 - 30 October

Mole Valley District Council will be running Coady’s Halloween Hunt, a self-guided activity around the recently-restored Deepdene Trail. Put your costumes on and explore the Gardens of Deepdene. Activity booklets are available to pick up from Dorking Halls and the Trail entrance, and can also be downloaded from the Deepdene Trail website at www.deepdenetrail.co.uk

‘Into the Wild’ Halloween fun day at Leith Hill

24 October

Little ghouls and ghosts can enjoy an afternoon or morning of spooky fun that includes story telling, arts and crafts and the chance to meet one of two children’s authors; Alex Milway, author of ‘Pigsticks and Harold’ series, or Claire Baker, author of ‘Knitbone Pepper Ghost Dog’ series. Tickets are £12.50 for children and free for adults. Visit: https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/leith-hill-place/features/halloween-fun-day-this-october

Howloween at Chessington World of Adventures

Until 31 October

For young adventurers that prefer their scares a little sweeter, ‘Howloween’ at Chessington World of Adventures will include spooky story times, trick or treat trails, fancy dress competitions and rollercoaster rides in the dark. Visit: https://www.chessington.com/halloween/


For adults:

Halloween at The Ivy, Cobham

23 October – 31 October

For a limited time only, the Ivy in Cobham will be serving up a Halloween bombe dessert featuring pumpkin, honeycomb, popping candy and vanilla ice cream with hot treacle sauce. Visit: https://theivycobhambrasserie.com/

Denbies Halloween 10km & 2km

28 October

Witches, ghouls, monsters and more will be attempting the terrifying 10km course at Denbies the weekend before Halloween. There will be prizes for the best dressed and a family-friendly 2km obstacle course for those too frightened to attempt the dreaded 10km. Visit: https://www.209events.com/uk-running-events/denbies-halloween-run-10km-and-2km

Fright Nights at Thorpe Park

Until 31 October

Thorpe Park after-dark is the place to be this Halloween. Those on the hunt for a good fright can look forward to horror mazes, haunt rooms, carnivals and an ill-fated trip to ‘Platform 15’. Advance tickets cost £32.99; the sleepless nights to follow are priceless. Visit: https://www.thorpepark.com/events/fright-nights


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