Halloween activities for you and your kids

Spooky season is here and with the current situation trick or treating may be something you’d prefer to not do this year. So, we’ve put our heads together and have some alternative Halloween activities for you and your kids.

Halloween movie night

You can’t go wrong with a movie night and there’s so many classic Halloween films to watch with your kids. Decorate the front room with Halloween decorations, eBay, Sainsbury’s and Wilkos are good places to look if you need to get some. Get in your comfiest pyjamas and get cosy on the sofa with a bowl of sweets. We recommend Hocus Pocus, The Addams Family and Corpse Bride!

Pumpkin carving and baking

Pumpkin carving is a classic Halloween tradition and something your kids will love to help you with. Get creative and take a look on Google, Instagram and Pinterest for carving inspiration. Pumpkins you buy to carve may not be the tastiest but you can find eating pumpkins that you can use the flesh from to bake some delicious spiced pumpkin goodies. Waitrose have some tasty Halloween recipes here but remember to click out from their retailer page on KidStart if you’re planning on shopping so you can save too!

Family fancy dress

Just because trick or treating may not be possible doesn’t mean that you can’t get dressed up. Get your kids involved and plan what you all want to wear. If you have time and you’re feeling artistic have a go at making your own costumes, it’s a great way to get messy and creative with your little ones. If you’d prefer to go down the ready-made route check out John Lewis & Partners, TU, shopDisney and Argos.

Halloween scavenger hunt

A scavenger hunt could be our favourite out of all the Halloween activities, especially if your kids are still wanting to dress up and fill their face with sweets. Decorate the house, get in your Halloween costumes and set up a spooky scavenger hunt. Hide sweets around your home and/or garden and write clues for your little ones to follow. There’s some great examples of this online if you need some help. We know your kids will love this as much as trick or treating.

Spooky local activities

If you and your kids would still like to get out and about take a look at what is happening in your local area. Many castles and cities are running ghost walks and creepy events that have been organised to be covid safe. We recommend taking a look at Family Adventure Project who have listed some spooktacular activities throughout the UK.

Remember to shop through KidStart when purchasing your Halloween costumes, sweets, decorations and more to earn money back for your little ones.