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Fun Halloween activities to do whatever your age

Written by: Russell Wallace | Travel Insurance Expert
Last updated: 23 October 2023 | Created: 20 October 2023
Picture shows two small children holding hands and running with joy. It is sunny, and around them are bales of hay and smiling pumpkins.

Last updated on October 23rd, 2023 at 10:40 am

At this time of year, it’s nearly impossible to avoid Halloween. While it might feel like a recent American invention, Halloween traces its roots back to the ancient Celtic tradition of Samhain. Even if you’re not a fan of the holiday, any little people in your life probably are. So, what fun things can you get involved in this Halloween?


Picture shows an array of delicious Halloween cupcakes

Baking is always a popular activity with kids, and there are plenty of seasonal recipes to make. Even the Great British Bake Off had a Halloween episode this year. From spooky decorated cupcakes to delicious pumpkin pie, there’s something for every taste and skill level.

Pick and carve a pumpkin

A woman is picking a pumpkin in a sunny field. She's holding one up for the camera and smiling.

Many UK farms now allow you to head out to the fields and select and pick your pumpkins. There are loads of varieties to choose from in a wide range of sizes and colours. A fun day at the farm, out in the fresh air (and mud), is always an excellent way to spend time with the family. Then get creative as you design a spooky face to carve into your new gourds. 

Make a seasonal wreath

Picture shows a beautiful a beautiful season wreath.

If you like to go for autumn walks with the grandkids, why not collect some twigs and leaves and make an autumnal wreath? Add in some pinecones and acorns, and you’ll soon have a fantastic seasonal addition to your front door. Enjoy a hot chocolate together after your walk as you build your wreath.

Watch a child-friendly spooky film

Picture shows a mature man and child watching a film together.

October is an excellent time of year to turn the lights off, grab some popcorn, and get cosy on the sofa in front of a spooky film. These days there are plenty of kid-friendly films which offer plenty of laughs along with a few thrills and chills. Check out favourites like Hocus Pocus, The Addams Family and Goosebumps.

Dress up for the season

Picture shows a bench decorated for Halloween. Orange autumn leaves and black paper bats are stuck to the window. Piles of pumpkins sit on the bench. The image is cosy rather than scary.

Even if you don’t fancy going out to trick or treat with the grandkids, you can still get into the spirit of the season at home. Why not dress up your home and yourself for Halloween and make the most of this fun season.

Halloween can be a really fun time to get together with friends and family. The nights are drawing in, so what better time to fill your house with warmth, love and laughter, as well as a little spookiness?


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Written by Russell Wallace, Content Creator at AllClear
Edited by Letitia Smith, M.Sc. Content Manager at AllClear’

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