That spooktacular time of year, Halloween is fast approaching and we've delved deep into our book of spells to provide you with a magical list of Halloween activities and events around Chichester. Whether you're looking to keep your little witches and wizards from driving you batty in half-term, or perhaps you want to get out and enjoy some spooky fun yourself, there's something terrifyingly exciting for everyone!
Children can bring along a carved pumpkin and play both the outdoor Jungle Paradise Adventure Golf course and the indoor, glow in the dark Ocean Paradise Adventure golf course for the price of one! There's also a competition for the best carved pumpkin!
Slindon Pumpkins' annual display is already on and is an ideal place to go and pick a pumpkin whether you're looking for one to carve or cook!
Follow the trail between 20th-28th October around the Pleasure Grounds to help Elizabeth by solving creepy clues and collect your prize when you've finished.
There will be Halloween crafts running on 23rd, 24th and 25th October - so try your hand at making a pumpkin garland, paper jack o’lantern, a hanging bat or a yarn wrapped mummy! There's also fearsome face painting and you can get yourself a temporary tattoo!
Join the Halloween Trail around the delightful West Dean Gardens expect creepy craft activities, face painting and a few surprises along the way.
For adults and the over 12s only... do you dare take a spooky walking tour around Chichester...?
Join in the fun at The Weald & Downland Living Museum with a range of hands-on activities and outdoor trails with a Hallowe’en theme. The activities vary daily and include: pumpkin carving, apple bobbing, face painting, hear spine-tingling fireside stories, create dancing skeleton paper puppets, plus more make and take home activities.
If you've always fancied trying to walk barefoot over hot coals then this amazing challenge is for you! On 1st November the event will raise funds for either St Richard’s, Worthing or Southlands Hospitals. There will also be food, drink, stalls, a children’s Halloween fancy dress competition and fun for all the family
Families can enjoy a guided tour by lamplight to hear a series of folklore and historical tales of mysterious places, magnificent creatures, spooky happenings and magical adventures at The Family Tale Trail on 25th October! For the over 16s the Museum at Night on 26th October is an evening of night-time stories that are amusing, mysterious, odd and some definitely not the stuff to ensure sweet dreams!
Halloween fun for all the family. Pick, decorate and carve your very own pumpkin, play pumpkin-themed games and have your face painted! If all that Halloween fun makes you hungry you can tuck into some delicious home-made pumpkin soup, pumpkin pie and pumpkin cake.
For those that have been paddle boarding before, you can join in with a spooky social paddle along Chichester Canal on 27 October. There's a prize for the best dressed!
Come dressed up as a witch or wizard to receive a sweet treat. You can enjoy Halloween themed activities, visit the wand maker, brew potions, have flying lessons on your very own broom and follow the Halloween trail.
Enjoy a spooky evening from 6 – 9pm as you take part in a guided ghost walk, hear spooky stories, and see birds of prey displays!
A whole week of fabulously fiendish family fun at Stansted Park! During the day try and find your way around the maze which will be transformed into a Halloween themed spooky labyrinth. In the evenings 26 - 28 October you can book to visit The Enchanted Mansion - a Beauty and The Beast themed fairytale wonderland. But beware of the angry villagers with pitchforks - they'll stop at nothing to find the beast!
The YUCK Show: Discover the gross and grotty side of nature at 30 minute live ‘The YUCK Show’ with Professor Batwing, running twice a day during October half term.
Families can also follow the Celebrity Dusty Duck Trail to find all 14 GIANT Dusty Ducks designed by World famous Aardman studios and dressed by celebs, including Steve Backshall’s Explorer Dusty, Justin Fletcher’s Pirate Justy Dusty and Joanna Lumley’s absolutely fabulous Patsy Dusty. Find out more about the Celebrity Dusty Duck trail here.
Pond dip for mini-beasts, create a creepy craft, take a boo-tiful boat safari and feed ravenous webbed-footed creatures at the hand feeding bay, all included in your admission price.
So much fun it’s scary!
Time: 11am & 1.30pm for The YUCK Show