Here's the lowdown on this year's spooky and scary events for Halloween in and around Croydon.
Saturday 13 October to Saturday 3 November
Tulleys Farm Halloween Spooktacular 2012 …
Tickets are now ON SALE for Tulleys Farm Halloween Spooktacular 2012 …
… 13 Days of fun and games! Join us for some family friendly Spooktacular Family Fun or if you're brave enough, scare your socks off at the Shocktober Fest Scream Park.
Don’t miss out on experiencing the UK’s most popular Halloween event and attractions …
Saturday 20 October
Tulley's Farm Pumpkin Carving Competition
Calling all children! Join the Tulley's Farm annual fancy dress parade and enter your own pumpkin for the carving competition. There will be spooky fancy dress and pumpkins galore, plus great prizes to be won.
Entry is free for those visiting Tulleys Farm’s Spooktacular Fun by Day or Shocktoberfest.
Suitable for children up to 12 years.
Friday 26 October
Halloween at Little Lambs Soft Play
Come along to help celebrate Halloween with a spooky themed fun day at Little Lambs Soft Play! There will be themed decorations, fancy dress, delicious cupcakes, pumpkin decorating (with a prize for the best pumpkin!), plus a free treat for every child in fancy dress!
We are open as normal from 9am to 2pm - hope to see you all there.
Saturday 27 October to Sunday 4 November
Ready for a creepy encounter?
Visit Heritage Farm Nurseries over the October half term to meet and greet some of our more gruesome guests!
Tickle a tarantula, stroke a snake, cuddle a cockroach - if you dare!!!
From Saturday 27th October right through to Sunday 4th October, we will be holding special spooky events every day.
As well as the creepy encounters, there will be many activities in the Tropical Garden Cafe including spooky activity packs, Halloween lunch boxes with extra spooky gifts, fancy dress and much more! See our website nearer the time for more details. No booking necessary.
The South End Family Funday
Croydon’s Restaurant Quarter is gearing up to host a day of tasty treats and family fun this Halloween.
The South End Family Funday will take place at Spice’s Yard Car Park on Sunday 28 October, from 11.00 am to 4.00 pm.
The fun day, organised by South Croydon Business Association, will provide visitors with samples from the area’s renowned restaurants.
All with a Halloween theme, there will be street entertainment, fancy dress and face painting while there will also be a juggling workshop, children’s fun fair, rides and a bouncy castle.
Peter Bagatti, vice chairman of South Croydon Business Association, said: "Events like this are good for the area, both for the residents and the traders, because they help to change the perception of the area and showcase what South End has to offer."
Monday 29 October
Halloweenie Fun at Whitgift Weenies
School’s out for October, Come along and join in our event at the Whitgift in Croydon
Monday 29th & Tuesday 30th October
• Spooktacular HalloWeenie show
• Ghastly garland workshop
• Frightful face painting
• Fun learning with Explore
• Freak fancy dress competition
The Whitgift’s really cool kids club for 3-10 years old - Whitgift Weenies
Membership is FREE, fill in the membership form online www.whitgiftweenies.co.uk or go to the Visitor Information Point (next to Starbucks). Once you’re a member you can then take part in our action-packed activities, wicked workshops and cool competitions all year round.
We will also send you details with all the latest news and exciting events to watch out for in the future.
Book your place online from Monday 15th October or by phone from Monday 22nd October on 0208 686 0297. Alternatively, you can book at the VIP desk in centre.
• Session 1 9.30am – 11.00am
• Session 2 11.30am – 1.00pm
• Session 3 2.00pm – 3.30pm
• Session 4 4.00pm – 5.30pm
Woodcote Green Garden Centre Spooky Zoo
Bring the children to see and handle a variety of reptiles including lizards, pythons, monitor lizards (making appearances at various times throughout the week).
Daily sessions available 9.30 – 11.00, 11.30 - 1.00, 1.30 – 3.00, 3.30 – 5.00pm. Entry £1.00 for under 16s, all proceeds to go to the Children’s Trust, Tadworth.
To guarantee entry advance booking online is recommended. Some tickets will also be available at the centre on the day, on a first-come-first-served basis. This event will be held under cover, so suitable for all weather conditions and there is ample free parking available.
Mon 29 Oct - Fri 2 Nov 9.30 – 5.00pm, daily.
Scare Week at The Arc, Caterham
From Mon 29th Oct 12 to Fri 2nd Nov 12 there will be numerous fun, thrilling, arty and scary events to entertain children of all ages including a Monster Arts workshop, Dracula Drama workshop and an Upside Down Haunted House Dance class.
Suitable for various age groups ranging between 4 and 18yrs.
Check website for details.
From £5-£10 per class/workshop.
Wednesday 31 October
Halloween at Whitehall Museum, Cheam
Halloween fun. Dress up in halloween costume and come down to Whitehall for spooky games, arts and crafts and a treasure hunt around the house.
Listen to Spooky stories in the attic, make scary spiders and follow creepy clues to find a treat.
Tickets £4 from Whitehall.
Suitable for 4 - 11 year olds
3.00 – 4.30pm
Halloween party at Riley's Bar, Croydon
Everyone loves a good Halloween fright night and with us, our drinks offers will scare you out of your witts!
On Wednesday 31st October, the scariest night of the year, we want you to join us for a special kind of Rileys Halloween party. We are going all out with fantastic offers* that could raise the dead!
We are offering up free pool or snooker to anyone in fancy dress on the night as well as the following drinks offers:
- Double vodka/whiskey and pepsi/lemonade for £2
- Bottles of VK and Becks for £2
- Jager Bombs for £2
- Pumpkin and blood shots £1 each, or 3 shots for £2
Make sure you join us for the scariest night of the year!
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