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Have a Spooktacular Time This Halloween (and Help Spread a Smile)
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This Halloween, why not spread a little joy as well as saving some cash?
Pebble is working with charity Spread a Smile, who bring hope and laughter to thousands of children and teenagers and their families every year, through hospital visits, outings, events and art initiatives.
Through in-person and virtual visits, Spread a Smile’s entertainers – from magicians to face-painters, musicians to therapy dogs – generate moments of distraction and excitement, helping young patients and their families cope with the pain and anxiety of serious illness and hospitalisation.
And this month, when you book at one of our special Halloween activity providers, you can help spread those smiles: proceeds from the following special offers go straight to the charity…
Save money on four eerie-sistible activities
We’ve teamed up with four of our amazing activity providers in Wandsworth and Richmond so you can (trick or) treat the kids to a choice of four fun classes – all for just £2 per session.
Take your pick from Halloween-themed live music and dance classes, bring-your-baby bingo or an arts-and-craft workshop. Or book all four!
Book your Halloween activity today!
You can enjoy all these spooky activities for just £2 per session. So, don’t delay – make sure to boo-k your place today!
Amanda’s Action Club | Thursday 26 October, 10:15 - 11:00
Music, high-energy activities, early learning, singing, dance, fitness and fun!
6 months to 4 years
Venue: Barnes Methodist Church Hall, Station Road, London SW13 0NH
Samara’s Treat Holder Workshop | Friday 27 October, 12:00 - 15:00
Get creative by cutting out and crafting your own Halloween treat holders from a variety of fun monster and box templates – perfect for keeping your Halloween candies or giving away during trick-or-treating (adults welcome to join in the crafting fun!)
1 year upwards
Venue: Tooting Market, 21-23 Tooting High Street, London SW17 0SN
Bring Baby Drag Bingo – Hallokween! | Tuesday 31 October, 11:00 - 13:00
A great day out for adults with babies who are not yet walking! Hosted by one of our fabulous drag artists, with a delightful range of pamper prizes. Dress up encouraged – we will be!
0 to 12 months
Venue: The Bedford, 77 Bedford Hill, London SW12 9HD
Tin Pan Annie Music | Tuesday 31 October, 15:20 - 15:50
Award-winning music classes, filled with live acoustic guitar music. Sing along to beloved classics, Tin Pan Annie originals, and catchy rhymes that boost speech, language, and memory skills.
6 months to 3 years
Venue: Balham Baptist Church, 21 Ramsden Road, London SW12 8QX
Pack your Halloween with more fang-tastic fun
Halloween is the perfect time to get active and creative with your little monsters – and it doesn’t have to cost a zombie arm and a leg! From pumpkin crafts and spooky games to sustainable costumes and ghoulish party food – we’ve got you covered.
Prepare for pumpkin messy play!
Pumpkin carving is a great way to channel creativity, with age-appropriate safety tools that can be easily bought from retailers like Hobbycraft and Asda. Using stencils for a bit of artistic inspiration and guidance can make your pumpkins the snazziest on the street (check out our free downloadable templates).
And for some sensory play, don't forget to let the kids pull out the sticky, stringy innards. (Yuk!)
You could finish off the fun by turning the flesh into a tasty soup and roasting the seeds for a healthy snack – or just chuck them in the garden for the wildlife to enjoy.
Or make some squelchy pumpkin slime. The I Heart Arts n Crafts blog has a great recipe for Halloween slime, made from easy-to-find ingredients.
If you can’t stand the thought of all that mess, get the kids to do some pumpkin colouring-in!
Look frightfully good in a cheap and sustainable Halloween costume
No Halloween is complete without a dressing up costume for the kids (and for you too!) – but don’t feel you have to buy brand new outfits every year.
ASustainableLife.co.uk has some great tips on how to make your Halloween greener, from using outfits you already have to borrowing, swapping, or bagging charity shop bargains.
You could even try your hand at making a home-made Halloween costume. Check out these top ideas from Netmums to help you transform your kids into a whole host of creepy characters. And, if your kids love fantasy role play, why not enrol them in a drama class near you today?
Throw a Halloween party with ghoulish games and snacks
Kids love to party, and they’ll be screaming with laughter – and disgust – at these Halloween- themed party games and snacks.
Shock their senses with a severed body parts touch-and-feel box – put some foodstuffs in a box and get the kids to touch and guess what they really are – blindfolded of course! Include these items for guaranteed shrieks: a peeled tomato (heart), cooked spaghetti (guts), boiled cauliflower (brains), peeled grapes or lychees (eyeballs) and unpopped popcorn kernels (teeth).
Check out Eats Amazing for some deliciously disgusting Halloween party food – including monster eyeball spaghetti and worm juice mocktails. Cheers!
Halloween activities: hair-raising fun for all the family
From pumpkins to parties, spooky song and dance to creepy crafts, Halloween activities will have you and the kids howling with laughter.
Fly over to our activities page to find fang-tastic things to do in your area. Happy Halloween!