Half Term Activities Across Surrey

October Half Term Activities Across Surrey

The October Half Term is always our favourite as so many of our local places to go really push the boat out with spooky and imaginative Halloween themed children’s activities!

This year is no exception and you’ll find an abundance of Witches, Wizards, Halloween Disco’s, Spooky Walk’s and Trails, Rockets’s, Dragon’s, Lantern’s and of course…..Pumpkins…lots and lots and lots of Pumpkins.



Halloween Activity Week – 28th October to 1st November.

Feel your hair stand on end and a shiver down your spine as you walk through the creepy corridors of Birdworld’s unique Halloween Grotto.

Join the Wizard as he entertains you with his impressive and daring magic tricks(Mon-Thurs) or follow the spooky activity trail around the park to learn gruesome facts about different species.

Running from 11am – 4pm all week, there will be themed arts and crafts as well as face painting (separate charges apply) Finally, jump aboard the chilling Safari road train for a tour around the back of some of the larger bird paddocks.

The Halloween Grotto will be open from Saturday 19th October to Sunday 3rd November.
(No booking required and usual park entry ticket prices apply)

Halloween events – Monday 28th October to Friday 1st November from 11am – 4pm

10.00am – 4.30pm Halloween Grotto (Located in the Temperate House)

11.00am – 4.00pm in the marquee

• Take part in some fun but creepy arts and crafts!
• Decorate your own Halloween cookie (£1.50 charge)
• Face Painting (separate charges apply on selected dates)

Wacky Wizard Show

Join the Wizard as he entertains you with his impressive and daring magic tricks
(Monday 28th – Thursday 31st October)

Halloween Train Ride

Learn about some of the gruesome habits of the larger birds.

Times vary, please see the daily events board at the entrance to the park, or the notice board by the train next to the Safari Shelter.



Bocketts Farm

Wizards and Witches Week – 26th Oct – 3rd Nov

Encounter a range of reptiles and creepy crawlies in the Reptile Roadshow. An amazing opportunity to get close to some beautiful and unusual creatures!

Enjoy exciting Science and Slime Shows with the wickedly wonderful Einstein’s Entertainers! Various show times throughout the day.

Explore the Spooktacularly Fun Trail as you help find the missing clues around the farm. Don’t miss your free treat when you finish!

Enjoy Owl Meet and Greet sessions!

Have a boogie in the Bubble Disco!

Get creative in our Creepy Craft Corner with badges, colouring sheets, hat making and lots more!
Take home a Homegrown Bocketts Farm Pumpkin.

Hundreds to choose from and on sale all week.

Open Every Day : 10am – 5.30pm



Bourne Hall Museum

Halloween Arts and Crafts

Thursday 31st October; 10:30 – 14:30 

Hear some grizzly historic stories and have creative fun making Halloween arts and crafts. There are two sessions which are the same. 10.30am to 12 pm and 1pm to 2.30pm£8 per child £1 sibling discount..

£8 per child £1 sibling discount.



Brooklands Museum

Supersonic Stories – 28th October – 1st November – 10:00 to 17:00

Discover the story of Alcock and Brown’s 1919 crossing in the First to the Fastest storytelling sessions and activity trail. Get dressed up as a Concorde pilot, make your own supersonic badges and explore the Concorde mini-exhibition to discover the story behind this incredible aircraft.

They’ll also be running their famous car rides, pedal planes, Kids Tours on Concorde and London Bus Museum will be operating bus rides around the local area.



Chertsey Museum

Make a Mask and a Halloween Prank – 29 Oct 2019

Create a dramatic animal mask out of a paper plate and tissue! Then make a Halloween prank to play on your friends and family.

Age Range 5 to 12 years (5 year olds must be accompanied by an adult). Advance booking required

11am to 12.30pm or 2 to 3.30pm

Cost: £4.00 per child (50p discount for Friends of Chertsey Museum

Bat Attack! – 31 Oct 2019

Get ready for Halloween by making this 3-D flappy bat to hang up!

Age Range 5 to 12 years (5 year olds must be accompanied by an adult). Advance booking required

11am to 12pm or 2 to 3pm

Cost: £3.50 per child (50p discount for Friends of Chertsey Museum)

Museum Monkeys – 1 Nov 2019

Join Charlie the Chimp for singing, stories and crafts Under 5s (must be booked in advance)

9.30 to 11am

Cost: £5.00 per child, additional sibling £2.50 (1-5 year olds)

50p discount for Friends of Chertsey Museum

Siblings under 18 months are free.



Claremont Gardens

Half-term potion making trail

21st October to 3rd November

Hubble Bubble, where to find wizard ingredients for your potion? Search the ghoulish garden for mysterious ingredients and create some natural magic!

Normal Admission plus £1

Pumpkin carving

28th October – 11:00 to 13:00

Create your very own spooky pumpkin, just in time for Halloween.

Come to Claremont this Halloween and carve pumpkins into spine-tingling decorations for your doorsteps. Please bring your own pumpkin and we’ll be on hand to help you carve out spooky shapes.

Normal Admission plus £2

Creepy Crafts

29th, 30th October and 1st November – 11:00 to 13:00

Get creative with some spooky crafts.

Gluesticks at the ready, it’s time to make some Halloween inspired crafts to decorate your house with just in time for Halloween.

Normal Admission plus £2

Spooky Walk

31st October – Every 15 minutes from 16:30 to 18:30

Are you brave enough for a spooky Halloween walk around Claremont? Who knows what’s going to jump out at you.. join us for a scare if you dare!

This is a Halloween themed walk around the lake at Claremont with some spooky surprises along the way.

Normal Admission plus £1.50


Coral Reef Waterworld

With a huge range of different ways to enjoy the water, as well as a host of other activities, Coral Reef Waterworld is the perfect place to stay active and, most importantly, have fun.

With thrilling waterslides, an erupting volcano, a pirate ship and a variety of other features, there’s something for everyone in the pool area. Meanwhile, the adults-only Coral Spa area is the ideal place to relax and get away from it all.



Denbies Wine Estate

Halloween Fun Run 10K & 2K

Sunday 27 October – 10am start

Join in for a fearsome fun run around the vines. Dress up in your spookiest costume for a leisurely 10K around the estate. 2K for those that would prefer a lighter run.

Spooky Train Ride & Storytelling!*

Monday 28 October – 10am, 11am & 12noon

Dress-up in your best spooky costume for a vineyard train ride and storytelling

£7.50 per child which includes a chocolate treat / £3.50 per adult which includes a hot drink

*Taking place on the outdoor Vineyard Train, warm clothing recommended

Henfold Birds of Prey

Tuesday 29 October – 11am til 3pm, main display at 12.30pm

See birds of prey fly and perform amazing overhead tricks (performance subject to weather).

Free of charge

Spooky Train Ride & Storytelling!*

Wednesday 30 October – 10am, 11am & 12noon

Dress-up in your best spooky costume for a vineyard train ride and storytelling

£7.50 per child which includes a chocolate treat / £3.50 per adult which includes a hot drink

*Taking place on the outdoor Vineyard Train, warm clothing recommended

Halloween Fancy Dress Disco!

Thursday 31 October – Dances at: 10.30am, 1.30pm, and 3:15pm

Traditional children’s disco including party games & dancing.

£7.50 per child / Accompanying adults free of charge

Tropical Creepy Crawly Roadshow

Friday 1 November – 11.30am & 2.30pm

Meet Snakes, Lizards, Mini-Beasts, Frogs for an inspiring animal encounter.

£7.50 per child / Accompanying adults free of charge



Elmbridge Borough Council Activities

Wild At Play Event

Sunday 27 October – Drop in 10am to 12pm

Meet: Copsem Lane car park, Esher – nearest car park KT10 9HQ. Follow the arrows from there.
Enjoy some autumnal family outdoor fun in the Elmbridge countryside with seasonal crafts, den building, sand play, arts, bug hunting and more… Suitable for all ages. No booking required – just pop along and stay as long as you want. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Free October half-term Shout! holiday activities

Drop-in sessions:

Dates: Monday 28 October, Tuesday 29 October and Wednesday 30 October
Venue: Walton Playhouse, Hurst Grove, Walton on Thames KT12 1AU
Times: 10am to 2pm
Ages: Children aged 5 to 13 years

Fun spooky Halloween arts and crats for children. Make shadowy lanterns, creepy spiders, pumpkin stress balls, and other wicked crafts to take home. Visit Shout!’s creation station and choose what to do with all the activities and games on offer. During the day, make spooky wildlife crafts and puzzles with the Countryside Team using natural materials from the commons! No booking required – just pop along and stay as long as you want. Please note: all children must be accompanied by an adult.

Museum Explorer event – Elmbridge at War Experience

A fun interactive and educational session. Find out about life in Elmbridge in WW2. Take part in gas mask training and an air raid drill. Discover where bombs fell and learn where to find bits of a bomb after a raid.

Date: Wednesday 30 October Time: 2pm to 3.30pm (straight after Shout!).
Venue: Walton Playhouse, Hurst Grove, Walton on Thames KT12 1AU
Cost: £5 per child – booking essential at ebcmuseum@elmbridge.gov.uk




Children’s half term fun

This Halloween, we have plenty of fun activities for children during October half term with amazing magical prizes to be won:

  • A guess the ‘Ghost’ pumpkin weight,
  • Colouring competition
  • In-store pumpkin word trail at both Garsons Esher and Titchfield.

Plus, visit Garsons Esher Farm Shop from 10am on Tuesday 29th & Wednesday 30th October to see pumpkin carving demos and a chance to win a prize in a fun lucky dip.

Spooky Magical Story Time

Garsons Esher, Monday 28th October, story session start times: 10.30am, 11.30am, 1.30pm & 2.30pm

Your children will be immersed in an enchanted magical world. Stories are brought to life by our expert storyteller with enthusiastic speech and vivid actions which captivates and transforms imaginations. These sessions are suitable for 3 – 7 year olds.



Godstone Farm

Wiglet’s Spook-er-ee

26th October to 3rd November

With pumpkin carving, Halloween crafts, dress your own scarecrow, un-boo-lievable light illusion tunnel, spooky quiz and roll a story – spooky tales, as well as all usual attractions and over 500 animals, indoor animal holding, indoor and outdoor play areas, Dino trail, tractor.



Ham House

Family Ghost Tours

Saturday 26 October – Sunday 3 November

Have a memorable evening together this autumn with a ghostly tour of Ham House and Garden where you will hear unexplained spooky tales from the past and present as you’re lead through the mansion by candlelight. Who’s been seen through the mists in the cherry garden, what’s that smell that seems to float down the corridor, and who is walking up the stairs? You might even hear or see something else you can’t quite explain…


Hampton Court

Elizabeth I and her spy masters

26 October 2019 – 03 November 2019

Elizabeth I’s court has become a dangerous place and the Queen is not sure who to trust.

Become a spy, meet the suspects in her court and listen in on secret conversations. Can you help the queen to keep an eye on her wayward courtiers?

Collect your special spy masters character card from the Information Centre with details of all the activities.

The Queen awakes
Meet members of Elizabeth I’s court and be introduced to the Queen.
Time: 11:00 (25 mins)
Location: Base Court. If you have access requirements, meet in the Great Watching Chamber.

Spy School
There are untrustworthy people in the court of Elizabeth and things are not quite what they seem. Meet the Queen’s best spy and learn how to become a spy master!
Time: 11:30 (20 mins)
Location: Queen’s Guard Chamber

All eyes and ears
Join spy master Phellipes to see if you can discover anything suspicious happening in the courtyards of the palace.
Time: 12:30 (30 mins)
Location: Clock Court (30 mins)

Spy School
Things are still not quite what they seem in Elizabeth’s court. Meet the Queen’s best spy again to practice your spying skills!
Time: 13:30 (15 mins)
Location: Queen’s Guard Chamber

It’s tricky to be a queen
Told by the Queen herself, enjoy stories about the reign of Elizabeth I and how some of her favourite courtiers are now under suspicion for plotting against her!
Time: 13:30 (Drop in up to 60 mins)
Location: Council Chamber

How to entertain the Queen
Help the courtiers as they prepare to try to gain back the favour of Elizabeth I. Will it work or will they get themselves into even more trouble?
Time: 15:00 (15 minutes)
Location: Great Watching Chamber

Elizabeth finds out the truth!
The courtiers try to impress the queen with a special pageant but her new spy masters have important information to share with her. What will the queen do?
Time: 15:15 (25 minutes)
Location: Great Hall

Elizabeth Redressed

28 October – Friday 01 November – 13:00-18:00

A fresh perspective on Elizabeth I and her many complexities, including reflections on her parents and a humorous guide to Elizabethan make-up.

Devised and performed by the Young Company from the Rose Theatre Kingston.



Hatchlands Park

October half-term

26th October to 3rd November – 10:00 to 16:00

Discover myths and folklore on a trail through the parkland and claim your pumpkin prize at the end.

Discover myths and folklore on a trail through the parkland and claim your pumpkin prize at the end.

Normal Admission plus £3



Hersham Safari Golf

Open everyday from 9am – 9pm

Safari Adventure Golf is a great day out for kids & all the family, for couples, for small groups, and for corporates. Our aim is to make your Safari Adventure Golf experience a truly memorable one – so good, you would want to come back, time and time again.

Safari Adventure Golf is a fun-packed, 18-hole learning experience. With amazing discoveries at every hole, Safari Adventure Golf walks you through the deepest forests of south America, Africa and Asia.





Between October 26th and November 3rd the daily line-up will include:

Meet The Creepy Crawlies

Meet and greet a selection of our reptiles and invertebrates in our Gruesome Granary, including Blue Tongued Skink, Bearded Dragon, Giant African Millipedes, Madagascan Hissing Cockroaches and Australian Stick Insects.

Feel Factor

Are you brave enough to put your hand in the mystery box and feel what gruesome item has been added in.

Puppet Show

Come along to Topperpot’s Teepee Theatre to watch our Halloween Puppet Show ‘The Spider’s Lair’.

Ghostly Tales

Listen to a spooky story in Topperpot’s Teepee Theatre.

Creation Station

Have a go at making some fun / scary arts and crafts.

Pumpkin Bowling

Grab a pumpkin and have a go at trying to knock down the pins.

They also have The Raptor Centre on site which is home to 17 magnificent birds of prey, providing flying demonstrations, meet and greets, and experience days.

During half term there will be 2 daily flying displays (excluding Wednesday). Weather permitting.



Little Street

Little Street is a scaled down version of a typical town, inspiring children to explore life in the world around them.

Our play centres feature a supermarket, construction site, police station, theatre, medical centre and more.

We offer a high quality experience by operating pre-defined play sessions and keeping the numbers attending ‘little’. At the end of each play period we take the time and care to restore Little Street back to its original state so that the next group of children will enjoy the ‘wow’ factor; every prop will be returned to the right place to stimulate their curiosity and inventiveness.


Living Planet Centre

October Half Term Workshops

Come and join us at the Living Planet Centre this October half term to go on a journey of discovery through our fantastic interactive exhibition – the WWF Experience. Take our special quiz to find out about the wonders of the natural world and take part in fun creative activities in the colourful learning zone.

Have fun upcycling your old t-shirts!

Every year we throw millions of tons of clothes away into landfill sites – which is putting an increasing pressure on our planet and its people. Why not give your old t-shirt a new lease of life by adding fun designs using felt tip pens, bits of fabric and felt, buttons, ribbons, and cutting patterns into the t-shirt!

This half-term holiday we’ll be having fun upcycling on Tuesday 29th October and Thursday 31st October! Both days we’ll be working with the basic (re-used) t-shirt taken from your cupboard! Please bring along one of your old t-shirts to the session here at the Living Planet Centre, and we will provide pens, scissors, glue, fabric and bits and pieces you should wish to add to your masterpiece!

The sessions will run as follows:

Tuesday 29th October – 10:00-10:50am and 11:00-11:50am; Tuesday’s sessions will be for our younger children 4-8 year olds.

Thursday 31st October – 10:00-10:50am and 11:00-11:50am: Thursday’s sessions will be slightly more challenging where the 8-14 year olds will be exploring ideas and designs.

The WWF Experience is open from Monday to Friday 9am -5pm

Suitable for ages 4+. Free, suggested donation £3 per child.


Odds Farm

There’s plenty of all-weather animal fun. Families on a day out can meet the farmers and plenty of furry friends in the large indoor Animal Hands On Area, now open all day long. Children will love to stroke bunnies, hand feed cheeky goats and sheep, see mischievous piglets, meet friendly donkeys and more!

Combined with the Adventure Maze, Go Karts, Outdoor Log Play and a jam packed Animal Activity and Demonstration Programme, there’s so much to do on a day out! So much in fact, you will deserve a break in the Tea Room or the heated Playbarn Gallery, complete with Soft Play Area for the little ones.

Halloween Festival

Daily from 26th October – 3rd November

Enjoy Pumpkin Patch Pick Up & Carving, Spellbinding Shows, a frightfully fun Crafty Trick or Treat Walk & Even More Spooky Surprises!

Pumpkin Patch Garden & Carving

Little ones will love to take a mini wheelbarrow and explore the Pumpkin Patch Garden to find and pick up their very own Pumpkin!

Once you have chosen your Pumpkin, head onto the Carving Corner and get carving! How spooky will yours be?

Sock Soup

Help the ‘odd’ but friendly Witch Hazel as she creates a shocking Sock Soup, with stinky socks and a sprinkle of Odds Farm Park Halloween magic!

A thoroughly interactive show with plenty of silly shenanigans – you may even spot the sock monster!

Things That Go ‘Oink’ In The Night

Featuring a Special Guest

What terrifying creature could be wandering the farm at night keeping Oddwyn awake? A monster? A ghoul? No, it’s Odds Farm Park’s own Marmalade pig who has been sleep walking! Join our happy Halloween crew to help Marmalade sleep soundly!



Dragons at Painshill

October 26 – November 3 – 10:00 – 16:00

Huge dragons have taken over the landscape at Painshill!

Release your inner knight and take on our dragon quest to the Crystal Grotto. Find all the statues of dragons and you might win a prize!

Included in general admission. No advance booking required.

Halloween themed afternoon tea

28th and 29th October – 12:00 & 15:00

This Halloween we giving our delicious afternoon tea a creative twist by combining it with a fun craft activity.

Indulge in some spooky tricks and delicious treats. Make a hanging paper bat, create a witches hand out of popcorn and find all the words on our Halloween wordsearch.

Afternoon Tea will consist of witches’ finger sandwiches, pumpkin and apple scones, spider pizza, bug jelly and a chocolate wart slice. You will also have a shaped biscuit to decorate with icing pens.

Join us… if you dare!

Unfortunately we can’t cater for special dietary requirements as this event. Sorry for the inconvenience.

Children must be supervised by an adult at all times. Maximum 4 children per adult.

Advance booking required

Tales from the Enchanted Forest

30th & 31st October – 11:15, 13:15 & 15.00

The performance incorporates three stories – Hansel & Gretel, Snow White & Rose Red and The Elves & the Shoemaker. Each story is 15 – 20 minutes in length.

This show is suitable for 4 – 9 years.

Please note: ticket does not include admission to Painshill landscape garden. Non-members who wish to enter the landscape garden can purchase 2 for 1 entry for adult tickets and children can enter the garden free of charge. Please show your booking confirmation for this event at the Visitor Centre to take advantage of this offer.



Piglets Playcentre

Halloween Party

31st October – 16:00 to 17:30



Rose Theatre

OI Frog & Friends

Tue 29 Oct – Sun 3 Nov

“Cats sit on mats, hares sit on chairs, mules sit on stools, gophers sit on sofas and frogs sit on logs”

It’s a new day at Sittingbottom school and FROG is looking for a place to sit, but CAT has other ideas and DOG is doing as he’s told. Little do any of them know that chaos is coming…

Who knew there were so many rhyming rules and what will happen when FROG is in charge?

Join FROG, CAT and DOG in this new action-packed stage adaptation of Kes Gray and Jim Field’s bestselling books. Songs, puppets, laughs and more rhymes than you can shake a chime at!



Squires Garden Centres

Create and Grow Spooky Half Term

Drop in on various days throughout Half Term – check link below for details.

Paint a ceramic bat tealight holder – take home with a complimentary LED tealight to place on your windowsill to brighten up your room – £5.75.

Create a Halloween Scratch Art Mask – a must have item for trick-or-treating – £2

Ghost pursuit around the centre – discover the creepy word and be in with a chance to win a prize – free.

Fancy dress is welcome!

No booking required.

*Excluding Chertsey.



The Lightbox

This October half term, celebrate Halloween and Guy Fawkes Night in an explosion of creative fun! We have a combination of bookable and free drop-in family workshops on offer for every age and crafting ability.

Halloween Lantern

Tues 29 October, 1.30pm – 3.00pm
£8 Per Child | Accompanying Adult Goes Free

Workshop for 5-7 year olds. All materials included. Advance booking required. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Once Upon a Pillow Fight

Wed 30 October 2019, 11.00am – 11.45am
£8 Adult and One Child | £5 Add-on Ticket

It’s time for bed, but everyone is wide awake! Get all tucked up into comfy beds – but while you settle in, two characters are not nearly ready to sleep as their bedtime adventures soon descend into pillow-fighting chaos.

All children must be accompanied by an adult. Suitable for ages 3+


Wed 30 October 2019, 1.30pm – 2.30pm
£8 Adult and One Child | £5 Add-on Ticket

Join Upswing for a family circus workshop onset with the cast of Once Upon a Pillow Fight. Children and their adults will learn new tricks and work together to raise each other off the ground! Workshop for ages 7 – 11 and their adults.

Spooky Spiders

Wed 30 October 2019, drop in anytime from 1.30pm – 4.00pm
Free entry | Suggested Donation £3

Come and make some spooky hanging spiders out of new and recycled materials.

Stop Frame Animation

Thurs 31 October, 10.30am – 4.00pm
£25 Per Child

Learn the basics of stop frame animation through storyboarding and then use software to produce a film with special sound effects, titles and credits. Once completed, the film will be made available to view online.

Firework Rockets

Fri 01 November 2019, drop in anytime from 1.30pm – 4.00pm
Free entry | Suggested Donation £3

Celebrate the weekend and zoom around with your own handmade paper firework rockets.

Fizzy Rockets

Fri 01 November 2019, drop in anytime from 1.30pm – 4.00pm
Free entry | Suggested Donation £3

Get ready for lift-off in this scientific workshop, using everyday objects and fizzy tablets to launch your rocket to infinity and beyond!



The Lookout Discovery Centre

Science Exhibitions

At The Look Out Discovery Centre, we love hands-on science. We have over 90 activities which children of all ages can enjoy and learn from.

You can launch a hydrogen rocket, play with boats in the indoor stream or build a house with your friends. We are sure that The Look Out will have something for everyone in your group to enjoy.

Our activities and exhibits are organised in ‘zones’ which correspond with what your child may be learning about at school. We hope that a visit to The Look Out will help them to experience how exciting science is.



Watts Gallery

October Half Term

Tuesday 29 October – Sunday 3 November

Discover an abundance of pattern and colour around the Artists’ Village.

Woven Wall Hangings

Tuesday 29 October – Sunday 3 November – 10.30am – 4pm

Free with admission | Friends free
Clore Learning Studio | Drop-in | All ages

Weave colourful fabrics, yarns and ribbons to create a decorative wall-hanging inspired by textiles from the Middle East.

Colourful Clay Pots

Tuesday 29 October – Sunday 3 November – 10.30am – 12.30pm: 8 – 12 years or 2 – 4pm: 13 – 17 years

£10 | Friends £9
Foyle Pottery Studio | Pre-booking required | Book tickets
Drop-off session | Ages 8 – 12 years and 13 – 17 years

Drawing on the ancient tradition of coil building, experiment with shape and form to make a coil pot of your own, before decorating it with slip to create colourful patterns inspired by Middle Eastern design.



Wisley RHS Garden

Enjoy fun activities throughout the week, including a family garden trail, drop-in craft and sow-and-grow workshops, pumpkin carving and guided walks for families with the Education team.

Awesome Autumn garden adventure trail

26 October – 3 November 2019

Explore the garden with our Awesome Autumn trail and learn all about autumn leaf colour and our champion trees.
Free with normal garden admission.

Back to Nature Garden

Open till 3rd of November

The new Back to Nature Garden for children at RHS Garden Wisley was officially opened by HRH The Duchess of Cambridge on 10 September.

Fun play elements featured in the Back to Nature Garden include elements from the original garden at RHS Chelsea Flower Show, such as the hollow log and boulders from the waterfall, as well as the wildflower meadow, hidden burrow and rolling hill from RHS Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival.

Brand new features for Wisley include trampolines surrounded by trees, two treehouses, linked via a walkway with slides, and a living willow pod.

Time slots for the Back to Nature Garden last for 45 minutes. The first time slot of the day is 10.30am and the last is 4.30pm.

General admission will also be available daily – please note queues may be possible. Normal Garden admission applies to your visit.

Pumpkin Carving

26, 27 and 30 October – 10.30am, 11.15am, 12noon, 1.30pm, 2.15pm and 3pm

Design and carve a spectacular pumpkin for your Halloween celebrations at RHS Garden Wisley. This activity is suitable for age 6+. Please book in advance.

Birds of Prey Displays

26th and 27th October – Displays at 11am and 2pm

See the enthralling birds of prey agility demonstrations taking place on Seven Acres (west) at RHS Garden Wisley and get to meet the wonderful birds up close. Watch them take flight at 11am and 2pm on Saturday and Sunday.

Drama workshops

Monday 28 October and Friday 1 November 2019
10.15–11.15am and 1.30–2.30pm (age 4–7)
11.30am–12.30pm and 2.45–3.45pm (age 8–12)

Join us to experience the life of a bug (age 4–7) or dramatise The Day of The Dead (age 8–12). Children can be left with our tutor and parents are invited to return 10 minutes before the end of the session for a mini show! Please book in advance; £6 (age 4–7) and £10 (age 8–12)

Meet the scientists

29th and 31st October 2019 – 45 minute talks at 10.30am, 11.30am, 1.30pm & 2.30pm

Meet our scientists and learn all about the lives of bugs. Suitable for age 7+. Please book in advance; free with normal garden admission.

Drop-in activities

No need to book, just drop-in and join in the fun!
Activities are free with normal garden admission unless marked with *.

Saturday 26 October 2019
Craft – make a bug print
10.30am–12.30pm & 1.30–3.30pm, Discovery Room, Clore Learning Centre
Xtreme Falconry
11am & 2pm, Seven Acres West

Sunday 27 October 2019
Craft – Make a bug print
10.30am–12.30pm & 1.30–3.30pm, Discovery Room, Clore Learning Centre
Face painting*
10.30am–3.30pm, Clore Learning Centre, £4
Xtreme Falconry
11am & 2pm, Seven Acres West

Monday 28 October 2019
Craft – Autumn leaf printing
10.30am–12.30pm & 1.30–3.30pm, Discovery Room, Clore Learning Centre
Sow-and-grow plug plants
10.30am–12.30pm & 1.30–3.30pm, Grow Lab, Clore Learning Centre
Family walk and talk – Exploring Fungi
10.30am, noon & 2pm, meet at Butterfly Lovers Pavilion, Seven Acres
Stories in the Library
11.30am, Library

Tuesday 29 October 2019
Family walk and talk – Exploring mini beasts
10.30am, noon & 2pm, meet at Butterfly Lovers Pavilion, Seven Acres

Wednesday 30 October 2019
Music workshop with Bassistry
10.30am, 11.30am, 1pm, 2pm & 3pm, Discovery Room, Clore Learning Centre​

Thursday 31 October 2019
Craft – Stag beetle and junk butterflies
10.30am–12.30pm & 1.30–3.30pm, Teaching Garden, Clore Learning Centre
Family walk and talk – Treemendous trees
10.30am, noon & 2pm, meet at Butterfly Lovers Pavilion, Seven Acres

Friday 1 November 2019
Sow-and-grow plug plants
10.30am–12.30pm & 1.30–3.30pm, Grow Lab, Clore Learning Centre

Saturday 2 November 2019
Craft – Autumn leaf printing
10.30am–12.30pm & 1.30–3.30pm, Grow Lab, Clore Learning Centre
Sow-and-grow plug plants
10.30am–12.30pm & 1.30–3.30pm, Teaching Garden, Clore Learning Centre
Wishworks puppet show
11am, noon, 2pm & 3pm, Discovery Room, Clore Learning Centre​

Sunday 3 November 2019
Craft – Stag beetle and junk butterflies
10.30am–12.30pm & 1.30–3.30pm, Grow Lab, Clore Learning Centre
Sow-and-grow plug plants
10.30am–12.30pm & 1.30–3.30pm, Teaching Garden, Clore Learning Centre
Wishworks puppet show
11am, noon, 2pm & 3pm, Discovery Room, Clore Learning Centre​



Winkworth Arboretum

Peculiar Pumpkins trail

There are strange goings on at Winkworth this Halloween. Pumpkins have begun to pop up across Winkworth with creepy carved faces – can you solve the mystery? Normal admission applies plus £1 per trail.

Tree Adventure

An exciting new Tree Adventure has opened up here at Winkworth. Complete with a climbing wall, fireman’s pole, rope tunnel and ladders, it’s the perfect way for children to let off some steam.

Pumpkin carving

Halloween is here and it’s the perfect time to create a spook-tacular decoration for your doorstep. Bring your pumpkin along and we’ll help you carve out a creepy face.


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