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Spookily good Halloween activities in South West Herts this half term!

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The countdown to Halloween is officially on now that half term has begun.

Here is a list of events in South West Hertfordshire, guaranteed to keep the whole family entertained!

Halloween Eco Crafts Stall, The Parade, Watford (11am to 3pm on 27 October)

To encourage a more sustainable Halloween this year, Watford Borough Council has teamed up with its environmental partner Veolia to organise an eco crafts stall.

The crafts table near the flyover will feature free activities for children, as well as tips and tricks on how to reduce your waste.

Pumpkin Festival, Willows Activity Farm, London Colney, St Albans (16 – 31 October)

Pick your own pumpkin this Halloween week at Willow’s Pumpkin Patch.

The festival contains a full programme of events including a Pumpkin Hunt in which participants receive a prize badge.

Finish your day by visiting Gourds Grotto – where you can take Instagram-able photos with the weird and wonderful Gourds, squashes and pumpkin scenes.

Families can also see a variety of shows featuring Peter Rabbit and his friends. 

Check the website for ticket options and availability:

https://www.willowsactivityfarm.com/pumpkin-festival/

Halloween in Hemel (26, 28, 30 and 31 October)

Hemel Hempstead Business Improvement District (BID) are encouraging families to grab their brooms, and fly into the town centre for a series of free events.

Activities will take place on selected dates this half term at the Rainbow Stage.

Wander through the secret pumpkin patch, or get involved with the witchy storytelling shows from Imajica Theatre and Magical Story Elves.

All activities will adhere to COVID-19 guidance and are subject to availability. In the likelihood of bad weather events may be reduced or cancelled.

For a full schedule of activities see the Hemel Hempstead BID website:

https://www.hemelhempsteadbid.com/news-index/halloween-in-hemel

The Gruesome Gardens at Ashridge House, Berkhamsted (9.30am to 4.30pm from 25 - 28 October)

Visit the Haunted House and make your way to the Gruesome Gardens for the Halloween trail.

Find a series of creepy clues, tricks and stories hidden within the grounds at Ashridge House – however you may need to be wary of unwanted friends along the way!

Tickets include parking and entry to the Gruesome Gardens, as well as a Halloween treat for all Child and Infant ticket holders (to be collected at the end of the trail).

Ticket Prices: Adult – £8.50  Child (12 years and under) – £6.50  Infant (2 years and under) – £2.50

Carer tickets are also available – contact Ashridge House to book as you will be required to provide documentation as proof.

For more information and to purchase tickets head to:

https://www.ashridgehouse.org.uk/the-gruesome-gardens/

Halloween fun, Reveley Lodge, Bushey Heath (10am to 3pm on 26, 27 and 28 October)

Head to the Grade II listed Reveley Lodge this half term for some eerie fun. 

Discover giant spiders and other gruesome surprises hidden around the grounds of the Victorian house.

Follow the Halloween garden trail and win prizes in the spooky rock hunt. There are crafts and activities for children too (extra charges apply).

Each child ticket includes a free Halloween gingerbread or cupcake.

Entry: Child – £5.00 (must be accompanied)  Adults – Free

To book tickets visit the Reveley Lodge website:

https://www.reveleylodge.org   

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