7 Halloween Events in Hertfordshire 2017

Halloween Events in Hertfordshire 2017

Time and time again, over the October Half-Term, I’ve been asked what shall we do over that week by my little ones, and stumped I did not planned that far ahead. Well, this year round – I’ve been doing some research for us all – so you won’t have to! I’ve done the hard work for you! And I came up with seven Halloween Events ideas in Hertfordshire 2017.


Here they are…

Halloween Events in Hertfordshire 2017

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October 21st – October 29th

Pumpkin Festival @ Willows Activity Farm : www.willowsfarmvillage.com


  • Coursers Road, London Colney, St Albans AL4 0PF   Tel: 0870 129 9718
  • 10am-5.30pm – (last entry 4.30pm)
  • Pick your free pumpkin from the Pumpkin Patch. Daily carving competition. For children too small to carve, show off your creative skills in the Pumpkin Arts and Crafts marquee. Samtastic the magician casts spells in his ‘Magic-ween’ show. Pig Races. Plus all the fun of Willows.
  • Online Prices: Adult £16.50; CHILD (over 2 yrs) £17.50

October 21st – October 29th

DR Gores Spooky Mad Lab at Royal Gunpowder Mills – www.royalgunpowdermills.com

  • Beaulieu Drive, Waltham Abbey, Essex EN9 1JY    Tel: 01992 707370
  • Prices: Adults £10.50, Concessions £9.00, Children (Under 16) £8.50
  • Family Tickets are also available check their Eventbrite page for more details


Halloween Events in Hertfordshire 2017 

October 21st – October 31st

HOWL-O-WEEN at Paradise Wildlife Park: www.pwpark.com

  • White Stubbs Lane, Broxbourne, EN10 7QA   Tel: 01992 470490
  • Dress up in your scariest outfit and receive free entry this Halloween.
  • Prices – Adults £18.70; Child (2-15yrs) £15.40

*One free child ticket for a second visit, with one full paying adult, when a child comes dressed in a Halloween costume between the 21/10/2017 to 31/10/2017. The free ticket for a second visit is valid from the 2/11/2017 to the 1/2/2018. Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer. No cash value.


Halloween Events in Hertfordshire 2017


Halloween Week at Shepreth Wildlife Park

Oct. 23 @ 10:00 am / Oct.27 @ 4:00 pm


Spooky Halloween fun all week long, with creepy creatures crawling through the undergrowth in the Discovery Centre or if you’re feeling creative why not carve out your very own creepy pumpkin with our scary witches. Brave souls can even head to our Bat Cave and watch as the bats swoop just centimeters from your head!


Prices: From: £8.99 – £11.99. 10% off when you buy online! Membership Cards available.



Thurs. 26 Oct. : 10am-1pm

Rats, Bat’s and Cats Halloween Fun

@The British Schools Museum

It’s that spooky time of year so join us at the Museum for a frighteningly fun crafty day. We’ll be printing, weaving and modelling some creepy creatures and enjoying a few gruesome games.

Activities are suitable for children aged 4-11 years old,

Prices: £4 per child; Adults and accompanying children 3 and under FREE


Wed. 28 Oct. : 11am-3pm

@Hatfield Halloween Fest 2017

White Lion Square, Hatfield Town Centre

Halloween entertainment, face painting, community stalls, local food traders and exciting competitions.

Prices: Free







Mon. 30 Oct. : 5 or 6pm-9pm

Halloween Spectacular

@Chiltern Open Air Museum

Newland Park, Gorelands Lane, Chalfont St Giles, Bucks HP8 4AB

Spooky fun for all ages.

Advance booking recommended.

Prices: £12 child, £8 adult, Annual Pass child £2.50, Annual Pass Adult Free and under 4s free.A ticket is required for all visitors.



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Halloween Events in Hertfordshire 2017

I know there are plenty more going on out there, but I hope the above ideas will keep your little ones busy during Half-Term week ahead.
p.s. If you are not around in Hertfordshire then do check out: UK 2017 Halloween Spooktacluar Events!
I hope you all will have a Fantastic Week!

Happy Halloween Everyone!

Su x


Su {Ethan & Evelyn}

Su blogs at Ethan & Evelyn. Ethan (7) & Evelyn (4) are her children. Her blog was originally an online diary but quickly transformed. She blogs about their life adventures of her experiences of motherhood, lifestyle, food, crafts, and travel. Her blog was awarded the Coupon Machine Travel Blog Top100 (#37) in 2016. The #MadBlogAwards 2016 Nominated for Best Craft Blog, Best Family Travel Blog, and Best Preschool Blog. She is a now a Freelance Writer, a Photographer, Co-creator of #ExplorerKids IG community. Host of #FabFridayPost and #ExplorerKids Linkys. And a Kids Yoga Teacher too! Connect with her on Twitter & Instagram @ethannevelyn

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  1. 03/10/2017 / 8:51 pm

    These events look like they will be lots of fun x #ExplorerKids

  2. 03/10/2017 / 9:14 pm

    This is a great post Su loads of great info for upcoming events I just wish we lived in the area I think I’d go to them all they all look so much fun! #explorerkids

    Mandy xxx

    • 09/10/2017 / 12:34 pm

      I am thinking the same – but imagine the kids being hyper everyday! lol! x

  3. 03/10/2017 / 11:17 pm

    There are some very fun looking events here! Have a great Halloween! #ExplorerKids

    • 09/10/2017 / 12:38 pm

      Oh yes! We can’t wait! Thank you & the same to you too! 🙂 x

  4. 04/10/2017 / 2:47 pm

    I absolutely LOVE Halloween!! Loads of great events to choose from here! So good that you’ve rounded them all up 🙂

    • 09/10/2017 / 12:40 pm

      Me too! My girl loves Trick or Treating, & many more activities here of course. 🙂 x

  5. 04/10/2017 / 8:19 pm

    I like these “stuff coming up” posts. I really should look into what’s going on around here! (Though we’re crazy busy, so we may not make time for much…)

    • 09/10/2017 / 12:42 pm

      Yes, have a look around – perhaps, you’ll find something you haven’t seen before. x

  6. 05/10/2017 / 10:53 am

    I love Halloween time. We always try and go to a pumpkin patch or at least to a farm shop to choose our own. Sarah #ExplorerKids

    • 09/10/2017 / 12:45 pm

      Yes, we went to a pumpkin patch last year too (still needs to blog about it! lol!) I gave my O.H. carving it. It wasn’t so bad at all. Hope you’ll find a good one this year again. 🙂 x

  7. 06/10/2017 / 11:59 am

    Hi, there seems to be great some choices of activities in your neck of the woods. If I had to choose one it would be the Pumpkin festival its sounds like a great day out #fabfridaylinky

    • 09/10/2017 / 12:47 pm

      Yes, I think we’ll be heading there too. I will report back to you – if they are as good as it sound. 🙂 x

  8. 06/10/2017 / 2:35 pm

    Some great looking events here. Even our local tea room in the woods ran a pumpkin carving competition last year. Good to get the kids doing something creative. Ours made Minecraft style pumpkin faces! #FabFridayPost

    • 09/10/2017 / 10:40 pm

      Wow! That’s so wonderful! Minecraft pumpkin is very creative indeed. I want to see! 🙂 x

  9. 06/10/2017 / 8:03 pm

    There’s so much going on. We have been munching our way through a few pumpkins! #FabFridayPost

  10. 06/10/2017 / 9:38 pm

    Wow! So many events to choose from! I love Halloween. It’s my fave! #fabfridaypost

  11. 06/10/2017 / 9:41 pm

    Wow you guys have some great events for October! Time for me to do some research, lol. Thanks for sharing. #fabfridaypost

    • 14/10/2017 / 2:26 pm

      Yes! I’d love to hear what’s going on on the other side of the pound. 🙂 x

  12. 06/10/2017 / 10:17 pm

    Loads to do and all look good fun. I love this time of year, can’t wait to get our pumpkins home

    • 14/10/2017 / 2:28 pm

      Yes that’s right! We can’t wait for our half-term to begin! 🙂 x

  13. 07/10/2017 / 8:23 pm

    Wow so much going on for kids in your area – lucky you guys! Hope you have a fabulous time. #FabFridayPost

  14. 07/10/2017 / 10:48 pm

    Ah I do like a great Halloween event. #ExplorerKids

  15. 09/10/2017 / 12:57 am

    Ah I love the idea of the wildlife park doing something for halloween. We aren’t big on halloween in our house and just do crafts and activities instead of trick or treating #fabfridaypost

  16. 09/10/2017 / 1:08 pm

    So many great events in your area! We have been to the farm, a pumpkin patch. Next up straw maze and the big night! Halloween fun! #fabfridaypost xoxo

    • 14/10/2017 / 2:41 pm

      Wow! I need to find a straw maze. I’d love to go in it with he kids. Sound like really good fun! x

  17. 09/10/2017 / 3:43 pm

    These are brilliant. I love Halloween and will be looking for similar events in my area 🙂 #FabFridayPost xx

    • 14/10/2017 / 8:11 pm

      I love it Halloween time too! I’ve also just done a post blog for UK Halloween events too. Do check it out. Hope you’ll fine something on there near you. 🙂 x

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