Halloween things to do in Bedford, Northampton and Milton Keynes

2018!! Head here for Halloween things to do 2018! 

Are you looking for things to do over the School holidays this half term 2016? I’ve put together a list of Halloween things to do in Bedford, Northampton and Milton Keynes. There are even some free activities in the list. Have a Spooky Halloween!

Halloween things to do in Bedford, Northampton and Milton Keynes

If you know of anything I can add please let me know as I will keep updating the list.

Saturday 22 October 2016

LEGO CLUB at Bedford Central Library -10am- 5pm

The Library’s regular Saturday Lego Club will be taking place, pop in and see what you can create. 0-15 year olds. FREE


Saturday 22nd – Monday 31st October – ALL HALF TERM

West Lodge Rural Centre 

Every day throughout half term will be filled with spooky fun, pumpkin carving, spooky tractor rides and ghost stories, spooky walkway and Witch’s house tours as well as all the usual farm activities! I can vouch that this is a great place to go!


Frosts Woburn Sands– Halloween Circus – 10.30am, 12.30pm, 2.30pm and 4.30pm

A thrilling, fun family show with new acts. Suitable for all ages and children under 18 months do not require a ticket.

£6.99 per person


The House of Hocus Frosts Willington – 10am-4pm

The House of H.O.C.U.S Have a howl at Frosts this Halloween! The Frosts team will take guests on a ghost busting tour, starting off with some magical apple dunking, then get creative with some ghoulish pumpkin carving, before entering the final room to bust some ghost moves!

£9.99 per child, £2.99 per adult 


Freaky FunFest at Mead Open Farm

Choose your Fear Factor at five Halloween attractions. Daily Halloween fancy dress competition, street entertainers, spooky puppet shows and ghost stories too. Plus, for a small extra charge, carve a scary pumpkin to take home. 


Boo at the Zoo – Whipsnade Zoo

Spooky goings this Halloween half term. Enjoy a spook-tacular range of Halloween -themed activities, animal demonstrations and hands-on crafts. Special Halloween versions of the zoo’s popular animal talks, feeds and demos.
Saturday 22nd – Sunday 30th October
Waddesdon Manor – Horrible Halloween
Ugly Bug trail, games, pumpkin carving, undercover art and craft activities and spooky afternoon tea. 

Follow the trail around our gardens to find the hidden pumpkins, once found copy the face on the paper provided. Find all the pumpkins to win a prize! But watch out there could be some spooky goings on too !!

£2.50 per child


Monday 24th – Monday 31st October

Bromham Library – FREE

24th Autumn collage, 26th Funny Bones story and craft, 28th frightening Friday crafts, 29th Make a pumpkin face.  Drop in – 01234 824391

Stanwick Lakes– Daily 11am-4pm

Spooky Creatures Halloween and Halloween Trail £1.50 – different activities each day including Owls, spiders, reptiles and make your own creepy decorations. Spooky treats available in the cafe. Check website for details.


Monday 24th – Sunday 30th October

Ghosts, Ghouls & Goings On – Wrest Park – 11am-4pm

 Mysterious goings-on await you at petrifying Wrest Park. Meet our gruesome guides as they take you on a journey into the puzzling past – use all your wits to solve the riddles and claim your terrifying treat. Have a got at our creepy crafts and try your hand at carving your very own petryfying pumpkin to take away (additional charge of £4 applies for pumpkin carving, sessions at 11am, 12.30pm, 2pm and 3.30pm on a first come first served basis.)


Intu Milton Keynes – Fangtastic Fun 

24th Oct – Become a toilet roll mummy or super spooky spirit, then learn to fly a witch’s broom stick before mastering the monster mash. 11am – 4pm.  26th Oct – Make a magic potion from a hair-raising menu of grizzly gunk and dare to get your hands on some creepy crawlies. 11am – 4pm.  28th Oct – FREE pumpkin and carving. 11am – 4pm. 29th / 30th Oct – trick or treating – collect your bucket from the Customer Information Desk next to Debenhams. Buckets issued on a first come, first serve basis 11am – 4pm.


Monday 24 October -Friday 28 October

Irchester Country Park – 12:30-3:30pm

Pumpkin Carving – All materials and equipment provided to carve your own spooky pumpkin to take home.  Children must be accompanied by an adult.  £5 per pumpkin. 


Tuesday 25th 

The Forest of Marston Vale – Marston Monsters – sessions are at 10am, 11.30am and 1.30pm

Join us collecting autumn leaves in the Country Park and then making a mask, to turn yourself into a true Marston Monster! Make sure you dress for the outdoors – parental supervision required. £4 per child – booking essential – 


Mask Masters – Higgins Bedford – Sessions start at 11am, 12 noon, 2pm and 3pm.

Craft a scary face inspired by creepy crawlies and beastly bugs. £2.70 per participating child.


Sywell Country park -Pumpkin Carving – 10am-1pm

Carve your own terrifying Halloween Pumpkin with a little help from Ranger Kathy. £5 per pumpkin.


Wednesday 26th October

Weird Wednesday – Higgins Bedford – Sessions start at 11am, 12 noon, 2pm and 3pm.

Something strange will be going on – games to play and fun to be had. Come dressed up in your weirdest monster outfit.


Thursday 27th October

Sywell Country park -Pumpkin Carving – 10am-1pm

Carve your own terrifying Halloween Pumpkin with a little help from Ranger Kathy. £5 per pumpkin.


Drop off Café – Halloween crafts– 2pm-3pm

Including a spell bound drink. £4.95 – make a bouncing bat, lolly spider in a web and a trick or treat bag. Book in advance.


Friday 28 October

Halloween Cinema Spooktacular at Highgate House – 7pm til late

Halloween Cinema Spooktacular! Held indoors, we’ll be transforming our Coote Suite into a spooky cinema for the evening to bring you your favourite Halloween classic, Hocus Pocus.  Food will also be available to buy and the bar will be open all night. A prize will be awarded for the Best Fancy Dress so feel free to turn up in your most frightening costume! Tickets are £12pp and include a complimentary glass of Halloween punch on arrival. 


Mown and Grown – Higgins Bedford – Sessions start at 11am, 12 noon, 2pm and 3pm.

Create your own monster and bring it to life, just like Dr Frankenstein!


Kiosk at the Park – Halloween Special with Theatre Bugs – Russell Park, Bedford, MK40 3SA

Singing, stories, stories, puppets and bubbles with a Halloween theme. Come in your Halloween costume. 10am – 30 minute session. 10.45am – 30 minute session. £3 per child. Book your place in advance at The Kiosk, Facebook message or via text on 07891240993.


Stoke Bruerne Boat Company – Halloween Boat – Trips at 5.15pm, 6.00pm & 6.45pm

Spooky boat trip into Blisworth tunnel. A friendly witch tells creepy tales. Halloween Treats. Places limited. To book call The Canal Museum 01604 862229. Each trip is approximately 45 minutes. £3.50 per adult £2.50 per child.


Marston Vale line – Ghost Trainmarston

Between Bletchley and Bedford. Balloon modeller,             face painter, goody bag, hop off at Ridgmont to enjoy spooky crafts. See pic for details                                   














Saturday 29 October

Abington Park Museum -Haunted Halloween – 11am – 4pm

£1 per child – Join us for a spooktacula day of fun with scary craft activities and a haunted trail around the museum. Try the Witches’ Brew at the refreshment stall if you dare. Come dressed in your scariest costume. Drop in, no booking required.


Wicksteed Park – Wicky’s Little Monster’s Ball– Doors open 11.30am, party starts at 12noon to 2pm.

Halloween disco and games. Fancy dress. Tickets are £5 for kids and £1.50 for adults, 50p extra per person on the day of the party. Babies under 12 months go free.


Sunday 30th October

Pop Up Games Cafe- Sharnbrook – 12-4pm

Join us for a little bit colder and a little bit creepier Pop Up Board Game Cafe on All Hallows’ Eve Eve. Enjoy Sandwiches, Jacket Potatoes or Halloween Roasted Pumpkin soup, finishing off with some cake while you play any games in our collection such as: One Night Ultimate Werewolf, Castle Panic and City of Horror. Young children can play some games and enjoy our small play area too. Great for families, friends and couples! Come along in Fancy dress.  £2 per person – Sharnbrook Village Hall.


 Sunday 30th – 31st October

Safari MK – Halloween Parties – 5.30pm-7.30pm.

Party games, buffet, disco. £10.75 per child. Adults and under 1s free with paying child. Book in advance.


Monday 31st October

360 Play – Halloween Party-  6:30pm – 8:30pm

Soft play, safe trick or treating, fancy dress and all you can eat buffet. Children £10.50, adults £5.50, under 1s free. Book in advance


Adults ONLY

Dr. Fright’s Halloween Nights presents CineMassacre

The award winning, all indoor, one of a kind Halloween event is back with an all new show for you to experience: CineMassacre! Our biggest event ever! 5 live action scare mazes full of terrifying actors and mind blowing special effects! This year join us on a journey through time and experience 5 scare mazes inspired by 4 decades of horror cinema: From the 1950’s with ‘It’s Alive’, the double bill of 1970’s mazes in ‘The Cannibal Double Feature’ through to the 80’s Video Nasty inspired ‘Cabin Of Evil’ and modern day horror in ‘The Further’ And an all new, immersive, 1960’s ‘Psycho’ inspired horror bar, ‘Bates Motel Bar’. This event is not suitable for under 12’s. Tickets can be booked online from www.drfrights.com and range from £15.95 – £20.95 plus small booking fee. A limited amount of tickets will be available on the gate each night subject to availability.

I hope you enjoyed this list of Halloween things to do in Bedford, Northampton and Milton Keynes. Please keep checking back as I will continue to update it. 

If you happen to be visiting Cornwall this half term my lovely friend Stevie has put together a fab guide for what is on. 



3 responses to “Halloween things to do in Bedford, Northampton and Milton Keynes”

  1. Keri-Anne says:

    thank you for posting this. found some lovely things to do with the girls x

  2. Rhona Love says:

    Days of week don’t match with the dates. Check when things are on before going.

    • MummyandMonkeys says:

      You are looking at the wrong years post. You have to click the link at the top in bold for 2018! Hope that helps x

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