Hallowe’en at Aldenham

The ghostly goings-on include farm-grown pumpkin carving and creepy crafts and messy moulding. Use your crafts to decorate your pumpkin patch at home or in the barn.

  • Aldenham Country Park, Indoor Play Barn, Aldenham Road, Elstree, October 25 to 31, 10am to 4pm. Details: 020 8953 9602, aldenhamcountrypark.co.uk


Frightening fun for all the family at Stephens House, including a spine-tingling ghost walk, storytelling, face painting, fire jugglers, children’s activities and more. Go in your scariest fancy dress!

  • Stephens House and Gardens, East End Road, Finchley, October 26, 4.30pm to 7.30pm. Details: 020 8346 7812, stephenshouseandgardens.com

Hansel and Gretel

This exciting show is a family-friendly, feel good feast with puppets, live action and just a little bit of magic – and the perfect Hallowe’en family feast! Hansel and Gretel aren’t greedy, they just want a better life for themselves and their father – but when they follow the trail of breadcrumbs through the forest to the cottage built of gingerbread, their lives are turned upside down.

  • Wyllyotts Theatre, Darkes Lane, Potters Bar, October 29, 2pm. Details: 01707 645005, wyllyottstheatre.co.uk

Fifth Annual Historic Fancy Dress Treasure Hunt!

Fun activities at The Broadwalk Centre will include the creative crafty fun of making your own ‘treat bag’ for the treasure hunt, the Phantom Town Crier, face painting, fancy dress, and then the hunt itself, starting from Edgware Library – search for treasure hunt clues around Edgware town centre, collecting treats along the way.

  • The Broadwalk Centre, Station Road Edgware, from 11am, and Edgware Library, Hale Lane, Edgware, from 4pm. Details: thebroadwalkcentre.co.uk, and 020 8359 2626, barnet.gov.uk/libraries

Kids’ Hallowe’en Party

The return of the fiendishly popular kids’ party at Burgh House includes spooky storytelling and creepy craft activities, with party food, a fancy dress competition, and a monstrous museum trail. For ages 10 and under.

  • Burgh House and Museum, New End Square, Hampstead, October 31, 2pm to 4pm. Details: 020 7431 0144, burghhouse.org.uk

The Witches

A special Hallowe’en showing of the definitive screen version of Roald Dahl’s much-loved classic. While visiting his grandmother in Norway, Luke learns about witches, and when he stumbles upon an RSPCC convention, he is horrified to discover that the members are all disgusting witches! Despite being turned into a mouse, Luke must battle to defeat them.

  • Phoenix Cinema, High Road, East Finchley, October 31, 11am. Details: 020 8444 6789, phoenixcinema.co.uk

Frankenstein – NT Live Screening

The National Theatre’s thrilling broadcast of Frankenstein returns to cinemas for a limited time due to unprecedented audience demand. Directed by Academy Award winner Danny Boyle, the play stars Benedict Cumberbatch and Johnny Lee Miller alternating the roles of Victor Frankenstein and his creation.

  • Wyllyotts Theatre, Darkes Lane, Potters Bar, October 31, 7.30pm. Details: 01707 645005, wyllyottstheatre.co.uk

Zombie Disco

DJ and dancing, horror movies and zombie Twister – plus a free glass of blood punch if you come in costume!

  • Chandos Arms, Colindale Avenue, Colindale, October 31, from 7.30pm. Details: 020 8200 0032, thechandosarms.com

Late Night Keats – Hallowe’en with Daljit Nagra

This All Hallows’ Eve, enjoy a spot of gothic literature, music and a poetry open mic compered by Keats House’s poet in residence. For adults only, this is strictly for lovers of life and literature.

  • Keats House, Keats Grove, Hampstead, October 31, 7pm to 9.30pm. Details: 020 7332 3868, keatshouse.org.uk