🎃BOO!!!…6 Frighteningly Good Family Events For Halloween and beyond 👻

The pumpkins are out, the fancy dress has been chosen, the cauldrons are being stirred, and the apples are ready for bobbing; that must mean that Halloween is here! If you and your family like to get into the spooky spirit, here are 6 wicked treats for you to sink your teeth into this All Hallows mwahahaha🧛


Already the ninth longest running musical in West End history, catch Wicked - the critically-acclaimed musical reimagining of life in the Land of Oz as told through the perspective of Elphaba, the Wicked Witch of the West.

Featuring the amazing vocal stylings of Alice Fearn – who has previously worked on theatre favourites such as Les Mis and Shrek the Musical – this sparkling untold story of an unlikely friendship between witches Elphaba and Glinda the Good will uplift your spirits and make you believe in magic!

Dawn G. saw the show in August with her family and described the experience as “unbelievable: We came away with big smiles on our faces”.

Warner Bros. Studio Tour From London - The Making of Harry Potter

Dark Arts returns for the Halloween season. Fans of Death Eaters, daring duels and Hallowe'en feasts are invited to explore the darkness of the Wizarding World.

Returning this year, the iconic Great Hall set will be decorated with over 100 floating pumpkins, as seen in Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. Created by Head Propmaker on all the Harry Potter films, Pierre Bohanna, the pumpkins are hand-carved by the Prop Making Department so no two are alike. The Great Hall tables will also be laden with a Hallowe’en feast of red apples, pumpkins, and cauldrons of lollipops.

Brush up on your wand moves in an exciting live duel with Death Eaters. Demonstrating how a crowd scene like the Battle of Hogwarts would have been created during filming, you will test out their defensive wand techniques as they are directed through a battle with Death Eaters.

In addition to this, vats of slimy troll snot, buckets of dribbling drool (of the three-headed dog variety) and pools of silvery unicorn blood will be showcased in the Tour allowing you to get hands-on and see exactly how the slime and goo was created.

ZSL London Zoo

For a fantastic family day out for Halloween and the weekend, visit the world’s oldest scientific zoo, ZSL London Zoo, some family-friendly Halloween-themed activities at the Zoo!

Pay a visit to all the traditional Halloween animals like spiders, bats and owls with the free 'Grim Keeper' tour that explores the gruesome side of nature.

But if you just want the fun without the fright, you can get involved in Halloween arts & crafts, animal talks with a special seasonal twist and more sugary delights on the Halloween menu than a night out trick ‘r treating!

Grab your pumpkin lattes and worm-shaped jellies and explore over 19,000 furry and slimy creatures that you can see, feed and take some lovely selfies with to remember your day at the Zoo. ZSL London Zoo is hours of wonderful entertainment, no matter your age!

Dreamland, Margate

Visit the UK’s unofficial capital of cool, Dreamland in Margate, and be prepared to get spooked for 15 hair-raising, heart-pumping days only!

Share if you dare at Screamland and get ready to scream when the theme park is transformed into a ghoulish world of terrifying scare mazes and macabre characters.

Celebrate Halloween in the brand new family-friendly maze built for Family Frights And Fun. There will be devilish disco dancing, spooky crafts and activities, as well as the Dreamland Ark where animal lovers can enjoy a special creepy crawlies experience as they climb aboard to meet spiders, reptiles and much more.

There are 25 gum-flashing rides, interactive art exhibits and music everywhere to thrill big and little kids. Join in the fun, bring a Halloween costume and makes sure you take lots of selfies!

Hampton Court Palace

Explore Hampton Court Palace - the home of one of the most infamous British Monarchs to have reigned, Henry VIII.

You’ll feel like you’re a part of the drama and pageantry of the Tudor and Stuart times as you admire Henry’s Great Hall, the notorious Haunted Gallery and the magnificent Hampton Court Gardens that create an unbelievable backdrop to the palace

And, specially put on for Halloween, you and your little ones can walk through an evening of stories of ghosts and paranormal activity at the Palace on the Family ghost tours.

Choose from exciting events being hosted on the grounds, plot your routes and book your tickets for a memorable historical adventure in the heart of London.

Phantom of the Opera

Seen by over 100 million people worldwide, Cameron Mackintosh’s The Phantom of the Opera is the highest grossing musical of all time. Now in its 30th record-breaking year, this multi-award winning musical continues to captivate audiences at Her Majesty’s Theatre in London’s West End.

Far beneath the majesty and splendour of the Paris Opera House, hides the Phantom in a shadowy existence. Shamed by his physical appearance and feared by all, the love he holds for his beautiful protegee Christine Daaé is so strong that even her heart cannot resist.

Dubbed by Sunday Express as it “Remains one of the most beautiful, spectacular productions in history”.

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