Halloween is soon approaching, and we have some spooky events and activities for your little monsters to enjoy. Get creative with some Creepy Crafts and Halloween Trick or Treats, or enjoy some Local Halloween Festivities!
Halloween Activities at Home
Toilet roll characters
Halloween is near, and there is plenty of ways to get creative and in the spooky spirit. A fun and easy craft we enjoy is creating toilet roll characters. All you need is some leftover toilet paper rolls, paint, colourful paper, googly eyes and anything else you want to use to give your characters extra personality. You can create anything from creepy monsters to Halloween pumpkins.
Ghost potato stamps
Another Halloween craft we enjoy is Ghost Potato Stamps. You will need some potatoes, white and black paint, and coloured paper. First, cut the potatoes to make a flat edge to stamp. Then dip the potato in white paint and press onto your paper. After the white paint has dried, you can add a face to your ghosts using the black paint.
Halloween Trick or Treats
One of our favourite Halloween treats to make are candy apples, as they are perfect for Halloween parties or bonfire night. You will need 8 apples, 400g caster sugar, 1 tsp of lemon juice, 4 tbsp of golden syrup and 8 sticks. First, remove the apples’ stalks and leave the apples in a bowl of boiling water for 3-4 minutes. Then firmly push the sticks into the apples. Next, pour the sugar into a saucepan and add the lemon juice and 100ml water. Let it simmer until all the sugar has dissolved into the water, then add the golden syrup and simmer again. Turn off the heat and start to dip the apples into the toffee.
Local Halloween Festivities
Spooky Half Term at Hall Hill Farm
Are you brave enough to visit Hall Hill Farm this Halloween? From the 15th of October until the 22nd of October Hall Hill Farm will be hosting a range of spooky events, which include a haunted sheep race, mini monster maze, trick or treat treasure hunt, carve a lantern and the spooky spider barrel train.
Halloween Illuminated Trail at Ushaw Historic House
From 28th till 30th October, join Ushaw Historic House for an evening of thrills, frights and scares as you explore the Halloween illuminated trail. Watch out for the ghoulish characters roaming the grounds.
Halloween Disco at Fox Club Spennymoor
On 29th October, join the Fox Club in Spennymoor for a Halloween Disco from 3 pm till 6 pm. There will be spooky games to keep your little monsters entertained. Make sure you get your best costume ready as there will be prizes! Free entry but booking is essential.