Halloween 2017

Raid the dressing up boxes, carve the pumpkins, and stock up on Haribo because Halloween is on its way!  And to celebrate, we’ve compiled a  list of the best scarily fun family events happening over the half term week – and all within just a few short miles of Queen’s Park…

Hope you all have a spooky spine-tingling time!

FLIP OUT 

Halloween Half Term at Flip Out Brent Cross is set to be spooky, ghoulish and full of fun!

Throughout the week, the arena will be transformed into a scary oasis – giving us tricks for treats, a Halloween hunt, spooky colouring competitions and a knee jerking laser maze experience! Bring your best Halloween jumps, flips and moves!

Suitable for all ages (under 5’s require an adult present)

When: 23rd – 31st October
Where: Staples Corner Retail Park, Geron Way, NW2 6LW
Cost: £12.50 per 1 hour / £25 per 2 hour session session – book here

MINI PICASSOS

Mini Picassos on Station Terrace is giving us a week of Halloween themed craft activities for children aged 4-6 & 7-10.  Expect to make Zombie pets, Draculas castle, pumpkins, cauldrons and much more!

When: 23rd – 28th October (Mon – Fri 10am – 2pm / Sat 12-4)
Where: 8 Station Terrace, Kensal Rise, NW10 5RT
Cost: £45 per session (Sibling discount available)

 

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WILLESDEN SPORTS CENTRE

Willesden Sports Centre is holding a Halloween Party with spooky games, prizes & a best dressed Halloween costume competition for children aged 5 – 12 (under 8’s to be supervised by a parent).

When: Friday 27th October, 1.30pm – 3.30pm
Where: Donnington Rd, Willesden, NW10 3QX
Cost: £3.50 per child / £6 for two (soft drinks supplied).
Prior booking at reception desk advised

KUBE FAMILY CLUB

Kube – the new family club in West Hampstead will be holding a Spooky Science Party where kids can get their hands dirty with some gooey, smokey science experiments.

Expect potion making, slime play, dance, fancy dress & a Halloween themed brunch.  Suitable for all the family with children aged 4-12 year olds, or down to 2 yr olds with parental supervision.
When: Saturday 28th October, 10am – 12.30pm
Where: Salt Lounge, 269 West End Lane, NW6 1QS
Cost: £22.90 per family
Book here

ELECTRIC CINEMA KIDS’ CLUB 

Electric Cinema on Portobello Road is giving kids a fright with a screening of The Addams Family (PG) alongside a Halloween party filled with games and a scariest costume competition.

When: Saturday 28th October, 9.30am.
Where: 191 Portobello Road, W11 2ED
Cost: £10.  Call the box office to book: 020 7908 9696

JW3 CENTRE 

Crafternoon at the JW3 Centre on the Finchely Road gives kids the opportunity to design their own spooky monster or pumpkin face with sticks and leaves they have collected from the park.

For ages 2+. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

When: Sunday 29th October, 2pm
Where: 341-351 Finchley Road, NW3 6ET
Cost: Free

OXYGEN FREEJUMPING 

Halloween themed fun for half term including a spooky Halloween disco on 27th October with fancy dress and pumpkin carving.

Standard jumps suitable for all ages (under 5’s require an adult present).

When: 16th – 31st October
Where: Unit 15, Vision Industrial Park, Kendal Avenue, W3 0AF
Cost: £12.60 per 1 hour session when pre-booking / £20 for 2 hour disco (6pm & 8pm)


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HYDE PARK 

Hyde Park’s Discovery Day will be filled with exciting Halloween themed activities including a hair-raising nature trail, magical potion making, bat mask & bat box making, and exploration of ‘feely boxes’ in a witches den.  Fancy dress encouraged.

When: Wednesday 25th October, 11am – 3pm (drop in anytime)
Where: The LookOut, Hyde Park, Hyde Park, London, W2 2UH
Cost: Free (£15 for the bat box making activity).

ZSL LONDON ZOO 

Boo at the Zoo is taking place all half term week and is set to be fantastic fun for all the family!  Expect a range of Halloween themed activities including Ghoul School, a Pumpkin Party and creative activities in the Bat Cave & Pumpkin Patch.

If all that is not enough, don’t forget to visit all the beautiful animals housed at the zoo – including some of those synonymous with haunting Halloween!

When: 21st – 31st October (all Halloween activities take place between 11am and 3.30pm)
Where: Regent’s Park, NW1 4RY
Cost: Adult: £24.30, Child: £18, Under 3: Free (when booking online + discounts for the disabled, elderly & students).  Nb: Additional cost of £3 for 1 or £5 for 2 for pumpkin carving.

Pre- Booking is advised
ROYAL ALBERT HALL 

The world premiere of The Adams Family in concert comes to the Royal Albert Hall this October – accompanied by live orchestra! Dress up encouraged.

When: Thursday 26th October (doors open 6.15pm for 7pm start)
Where: Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, SW7 2AP
Cost: Varies according to positioning.  Book here

TRICK-OR-TREATING

If you’re taking the kids out for a spot of trick-or-treating, make sure you don’t miss the action around the roads of Dundonald and Crediton in Kensal Rise. This year, the community is expecting over 1500 ghouls as part of their annual Halloween celebration and it’s set to be the best ever!

Not only will there be plenty of goodies and fantastically decorated houses, but by attending you can also help raise money for a brilliant local charity millionandon – which distributes the money between a number of children’s charities, including Great Ormond Street Hospital.  What’s more, as well as making a HUGE effort with their houses and giving generously on their doorsteps, the residents of Dundonald and Crediton road kindly match all donations received on the day, so please give what you can!  If you want to donate online, you can do so here.

When: Tuesday 31st October, 5.30-7.30pm
Where: Crediton Road / Dundonald Road / Wrentham Avenue / Okehampton Road, Kensal Rise, NW10
Cost: Free (donations welcomed)

Dundonald has applied to Brent for the road to be closed on the evening.

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Know of anything else going on locally  for Halloween? Send the details over to anna@queesnsparkmums.com

 

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