London Dungeon Halloween outing again?
Sometimes inspiration for doing anything other than trick or treating on Halloween can be as elusive as shy ghosts hiding from paranormal TV show mediums. However, you needn’t be scared to try something new this Halloween. London Serviced Apartments have some premier ideas regarding Halloween for kids in London for 2018. And if you fancy some time away from the children afterwards, we have some tips on what to do then too.
Dark Arts, Warner Bros. Studio (September 28th – November 10th)
If vats of ‘slimy Troll snot, buckets of dribbling drool (of the three-headed dog variety) and pools of silvery unicorn blood’ peak your interest then you’ll probably be excited to check out the Dark Arts event at Warner Bros. Studio, the home of all things Harry Potter. As the name suggests, this event is dedicated to the darker side of the films and He Who Must Not Be Named in particular.
Throughout October, visitors to the studio can feast their eyes on original costumes and props, master the art of wand combat, duel with a Death Eater, and be scared silly as background music grows ever more foreboding the further you walk down Diagon Alley.
There is no additional cost for the Dark Arts events, which are included in the price of entry to the studio.
Boo At The Zoo (October 21st – October 31st)
Discover the dark history of the London Zoo and all the supernatural sightings that have occurred there at the spooktacular family fun event Boo At The Zoo. This event runs every day throughout the last ten days of October. Children are encouraged to participate in crafts such as pumpkin carving, dressing up, spell casting, dancing, and meeting some of the zoo’s creepiest creatures.
The fee is the price of entry to the zoo, plus a small additional charge for pumpkins.
Big Fish Little Fish Halloween Spooktacular (Saturday, October 27th)
Pioneering family ravers Big Fish Little Fish are bringing techno, house and drum ‘n’ bass to Vauxhall this Halloween weekend, so your little ones can bop till they drop while dressed as their favourite spooky characters. A family event unlike any other, it is designed with children up to 8 years old in mind, so the real fear of the day will be of all those terrible twos running around!
Access to three rooms of music from 2 PM to 4:30 PM costs £7 – £11 (infants unable to walk yet go in free).
Finally managed to scare the kids away? Then here are some events that adults won’t want to miss:
Twisted Carnivale (Friday, October 26th)
If 12 hours of partying sounds scary to you then the Twisted Carnivale at 83 Rivington Street is probably best avoided. DJ battles and circus acts including acrobats, bearded ladies and fire breathers entertain attendants across two rooms. Those wanting to experience the lengthy bash are encouraged to dress with an eye towards either a Twisted Circus or A Nightmare Before Christmas theme.
Doors open at 6 PM and tickets are from £15 to £40.
Zombie Pirate Ship Party (Saturday, October 27th)
Boarding at Westminster Pier at 7:45 PM you’ll find two decks of fun unlike any other aboard the Zombie Pirate Ship Party. Monster mash yourself silly on the Thames until midnight, then make your way back ashore for an after party that could wake the dead. If you manage to stay on the dancefloor until the 5 AM finish time, then you probably won’t need your costume to look like a zombie anymore.
Tickets range from £10 to £29.95.
Ministry of Sound Halloween Rave (Wednesday, October 31st)
Ravers are being warned to ‘expect the unexpected’ during the Ministry of Sound Halloween Rave at 103 Gaunt St as “synchronised murder visuals” and “bleeding LED walls” spook up the night. A wide range of dance music from 10 DJs across four rooms is expected to get the blood pumping for 2,000 costumed clubbers.
Entrance is from 10 PM onwards, with tickets costing between £6 and £20.