Halloween is almost upon us, which means it’s time to fashion yourself a costume and get ready to go out! This Halloween, Horsham and West Sussex has a lot to offer for children and adults alike.
Here we have compiled a list of all the fun activities you can get involved in this October half term.
Leonardslee is offering their famous afternoon tea, filled with seasonal favourites including pumpkin tartlets, finger sand’witches, enchanted pastries and themed cakes. With tickets ranging from £50 per adult and £28 per child, this is the perfect activity for those who would prefer a quieter Halloween.
Also taking place at Leonardslee Gardens is their Spooktacular Pumpkin Trail. Children of all ages can follow the pumpkin trail around the gardens to discover a woodland filled with history, they will follow the story of St Leonard and the dragon. They will also have the chance to craft their own shields or crowns in the café to take on their quest!
Check their website for event details and tickets.
Tulleys Farm is once again hosting its famous Shocktober Fest. Filled to the brim with different haunts and attractions, this scream park is an event not to miss!
From street theatre to a multitude of different attractions, Shocktober Fest will delight any horror fan, and give them a fright! The festival takes place over a number of dates and offers a range of different tickets that allow you to experience the most from the park.
Check their website here for details on what will be on at the fest this year, and for ticket information.
Pick Your Own Pumpkins
If tricks and frights aren’t your thing, then Tulleys may still have the event for you. This Autumn the farm offers you and the whole family the chance to go pumpkin picking in their 90 acre field!
Alongside this, there will be perfect photo opportunities for you and your friends amongst an atmospheric orange backdrop, live roaming characters, street food and a bar.
Visit Tulleys this October half term to find your perfect pumpkin to carve. Visit their website here for booking details.
If you’re looking for something a little more spooky but still on the mild side, you can visit the farm at night instead! The event will include American inspired food and a bar, along with fantastic live music. Check here for details.
Tulleys offer something for the whole family, from ghoulish fun and spooky tricks to pumpkins and treats!
If you’re willing to venture towards the nearby coast, then Brighton has lots of Halloween events to offer.
Nightmare in Brighton
Nightmare in Brighton is a multi-venue event that has been an annual tradition since 2012! Ideal for party lovers, the event sells out every year so get your tickets fast.
Taking place from 9pm onwards, eventgoers can expect fully decorated venues, fancy dress, games, DJs, and more across 4+ venues.
Tickets range from £5-£10, check here to secure yours.
Carnival Of The Dead
For those older and wishing to spend Halloween with friends rather than family, why not celebrate your Halloween with a party? Pryzm in Brighton are holding the Carnival of The Dead, an event held across 4 nights, where there will be Halloween décor, production, giveaways, costumes, CO2 & face paint, along with a multitude of ravers!
Check out their social media for information, and make sure to grab tickets as soon as you can to ensure access.
Warnham Comrades Club
Warnham are offering some family fun this Halloween with their fancy dress party for children. There will be games, prizes, a best dressed competition, and goodie bags!
Entry will cost £8 per child and £2 per accompanying adult. The club bar will also be open for those 18+. Check their Facebook for event details.
This Halloween, all the family can experience Broadbridge Heath’s UV fancy dress Halloween party. Parents and carers get free entry and are able to sit outdoors and use the bar while the kids enjoy the snacks, disco and DJ!
For more information check here.
Broadbridge Heath are also throwing an adults’ UV party afterwards, where there will be drink, a DJ, and a full UV disco. Adults are also invited to join in with the spirit of Halloween by coming in fancy dress! Look here for more information.
Halloween in Horsham
As you can see, there is a range of events available this Autumn. However, if none of these particularly interest you, there are still chances for you to get out during the half term holidays. Why not visit your nearest National Trust site and explore the vibrant autumn colours? Alternatively, you could also celebrate from home, by pumpkin carving or – of course – going trick or treating!