October Half term is just around the corner but what I like about these school holidays is that it is also Halloween – which means there’s always lots to do.
Indoor Halloween Fun
If you do not fancy going out then there’s a wealth of ideas online for activities to do indoors. They can be done throughout the holidays. Some of my favourites are:
Why not read a book – like Parragon’s My Big Book of Monster Fun (ISBN 978-1-4723-9202-2 priced £7.99).
Over 180 pages of stories, colouring and activities all with a monster theme. Split into 6 defined sections – Scaredy Boo, Monster Activities, Monster Colouring, T-Rex Terror, Diosaur Activitie, Dinosaur Colouring – plus Answers section. This book was just perfect for my 6 and 8 year olds with things to think about, whilst having fun and helping further develop their fine motor skills. This will definitely occupy a child for a fair amount of time over the holidays.
- Halloween Alternative to Trick or Treat ideas
- Halloween Cakes and Other Spider Creations
- Make Halloween Lanterns
- Make a Ghost or Ghoul Treat Bag
- Pumpkin Plates Craft
- Make a Ghost
- More Ghost Craft ideas
- Create your own Halloween T-shirt
- Make a spider and web
Halloween Giveaway with HARIBO
Halloween just wouldn’t be the same without some dressing up and all important TREATS. Honestly my favourite sweets are HARIBOS – because they are not hard on the teeth and do not get all sticky. Plus you can get them in handy small sized bags making sure that everyone gets an equal amount (whilst being hygienic). So I was really pleased when HARIBO offered to not only send my family some tasty Halloween HARIBO treats but wanted to offer Pinkoddy readers an offer to get their Halloween started.
- Selection of HARIBO Halloween products: HARIBO Trick or Treat multipack – a delicious bundle of Halloween themed gums and jellies in portion controlled mini-bags, which are perfect for any demon or devil on your doorstep. HARIBO Horror Mix – a Halloween themed bag where you’ll find the tastiest bats, frogs, spiders and even broomsticks. Perfect to tip into bowls for frightful parties or to share with friends and family whilst enjoying a spooky movie night in! HARIBO Share the Fun tub. Filled with a mix of portion controlled mini bags, Share the Fun brings together HARIBO’s popular treats Starmix, Super Mix and Tangfastics – ideal to have by the door for trick or treaters.
- £50 voucher for a fancy dress costume (provided by an online retailer).
To enter follow the Rafflecopter instructions and leave a comment below telling me which of these things sounds the best to get up to this Halloween (in no less than 10 words)a Rafflecopter giveaway
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Halloween for Merlin Pass Holders
We are going to be utilising our Merlin Annual Passes this October – here are some of what the Merlin attractions have to offer:
Fright Nights at Thorpe Park Resort 9-11th, 16th– 18th October and 23rd October – 1st November 2015
Open 10am-10pm – Fright Night attractions open from 3pm.
- The Big Top – a brand new scare maze set an abandoned carnival
- In partnership with Lionsgate UK there are 4 other movie themed live action horror mazes
- Thrilling rides in the dark including THE SWARM, SAW – The Ride and Stealth!
The Rocky Express, Rumba Rapids and Loggers Leap will close at 5pm on these dates and I’m a Celebrity Attraction will not open on these dates. Entry is free but a £1 reservation booking for Premium Pass Holders – not essential but you may be turned away if you have not reserved your space when the park reaches full capacity. £5 entry for Standard Pass holders. Other ticket options are available to beat the queues and for the mazes.
8th October Preview Night: This is exclusively for Merlin and THORPE PARK Resort Annual Pass Holders
Not recommended for those aged 13 and under.
Notorious medium Florence Cook makes even the hardest disbelievers hair stand on end. Halloween sees the scares ramped up to the max! £1.00 per person to reserve a time slot online. Standard Annual Passes are not valid on the 29th and 31st of October.
- 17th October – 2nd November Fun Spook-tacular activities
- 17th 18th 24th 25th 30th and 31st October Ninjago Fireworks: LEGO Ninjago heroes Kai, Lloyd, Cole and Jay in an epic pyrotechnic battle against the evil Morro and the cursed realm. Last year there were special glasses that made the fireworks look like LEGO bricks and it was a display not to be missed! Fireworks! On the 17th and 18th the fireworks start at 7pm after a 1 hr pre-show, and 6:30pm (with 5:30pm pre show) on the other dates due to the changing of the clocks). Fireworks are included in the entry price and so can be very popular. Last year kids ate free after the fireworks to help reduce the exit congestion. Alternatively why not book a night in the LEGOLAND Windsor Hotel, avoiding the traffic, getting the kids to bed earlier, and having another day at the LEGOLAND Resort. Annual Pass Holders have free entry, but may be refused entry if capacity is reached. For £5 an Annual Pass Fireworks ticket may be purchased to guarantee a space.
23rd October – 2nd November (until 8pm)
- Two new attractions – The interactive Curse of the Lost Tomb Maze (recommended for those ages 8 and over) and Trick or Treat Wood (suitable for all ages)
- Spooky new animal shows
- All your favourite rides in the dark
17th October – 1st November
- Two new scare mazes
- The Haunting of Molly Crowe – a multisensory live action horror maze that throws you back in time to the exorcism of a cursed Victorian Manor House.
- Sub Species The End Games – deep underground to a post-apocalyptic sewer system – chose your own route to avoid the creatures that chase you.
- Two new scare zones – Nox Infernus and Dark Apocalypse.
- A completely re-routed Terror of the Towers
- Favourite rides in the dark
- Sub Species – Operation lockdown. The Phalanx on their latest mission – take on a series of challenges to destroy the alien species and work together as a team to ensure the rest of humanity survive and you escape from Sub Species: Operation Lockdown.
Passholders receive 20% off all scare mazes (subject to availability)
Little Witches and Wizards get the chance to master their magical skills by learning spells and spooky facts about London’s landmarks on this interactive tour. Merlin Annual Pass holders are invited to an exclusive event on the 13th October, which includes 50% off the standard ticket for this experience. Dressing up is encouraged.
Limited availability at 17:30, 18:30 and 19:30.
£9.25 (4-15 years) and £14.75 (16 years +).
The experience includes:
- Storytelling for children aged 4-9 years
- A bewitching host.
- Free goody bag including witches hat and activity pack.
- Priority Boarding
- 30 Minutes on The London Eye
- Entry to the 4D Experience
I received a free book from Parragon and sweets from HARIBO so that I could personally recommend them honestly to you my readers. I paid for our own Merlin Annual Passes and this is mainly so that I can remind myself of what is going on as well as letting you know. HARIBO are providing the prize for the giveaway. Have a very happy Halloween.