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10 Ideas for family fun this Halloween

Posted on 30 October 2020

This Halloween might feel a little different – if days out and trick or treating are off the agenda, keep the little monsters entertained with our ideas for spooky fun at home.

  1. Watch a film

Snuggle up as a family to watch your favourite spooky film. Hiding behind the sofa optional.

  1. Face paint

Go classic with a vampire or skeleton design, or stretch your artistic talents with a zombie, witch or perhaps Frankenstein.

  1. Tell ghost stories

Gather round for a storytelling session. Set the scene by lowering the lights and adding spooky background music.

  1. Pumpkin carving

If you’re tired of the toothy grin and triangle nose design, look online for new and exciting ways to carve your pumpkin.

  1. Make slime

Combine cornflour, water and a little green food colouring to make authentically horrid slime that’s fun for kids to play with.

  1. Everyone dress up

Grown ups can get in on the fun by dressing up for Halloween. Have a hunt around in your wardrobe for a suitably spooky outfit.

  1. Halloween baking

Kids can join in with these recipes for Halloween biscuits or cupcakes, and get creative designing their own toppings.  

  1. Apple bobbing

Lots of fun and easy peasy to set up - all you need is a bucket of water and a bag of apples. Just ensure children are supervised at all times.

  1. Crafts

There are loads of ideas online for fun Halloween crafts – get inspired with ideas like pipe cleaner spiders, monster puppets, or painting pumpkins.

  1. Games

Give classic children’s games a Halloween twist:

  • Play musical statues with spooky songs like the Ghostbusters theme or the Monster Mash
  • Plan a scavenger hunt around the house with spooky clues and treats

Play pin the spider on the web or pin the hat on the witch

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