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For animal-lovers

Dinos After Dark at Paradise Wildlife Park

Get ready to embark on an after-dark adventure at The Zoological Society of Hertfordshire’s Paradise Wildlife Park. From 20 – 22 October, and 27 – 29 October, the World of Dinosaurs zone will open its doors after hours for families to come and watch some of its magnificent dinosaurs come to life by moonlight! Also on the action-packed evening’s agenda is the Rex Express, safari stage shows, crazy golf and much more, making it the ultimate night out for the whole family.

For families with little ones

Pumpkin Festival at Willow’s Activity Farm

From 14-31 October, Willow’s Activity Farm on the outskirts of St Albans will transform into the ultimate pumpkin paradise. Pull on your boots, wrap up warm and head out to the pumpkin patch to pick one of your own to take home and decorate, before paying a visit to the mystical Gourds Grotto where you can get photos with a selection of weird and wonderful pumpkin scenes.

For wannabe witches & wizards

Dark Arts at the Warner Bros. Studio Tour

Calling all Harry Potter fans! The popular studio tour returns for another year with its mystical Dark Arts feature, where wizard fans young and old can wander the sets of the hit movie franchise which has been decorated especially in various ghostly decorations for Halloween. Sneak through Diagon Alley but watch out for Death Eaters on the prowl as you go on the hunt for the infamous Dark Mark. The studios are just a 10-minute drive from The Grove!

For spooky celebrations

Knebworth Gardens Halloween Adventure

Little monsters, gather around! It’s time to grab a broomstick and your magic wand and venture into Knebworth Gardens for an unforgettable Halloween adventure. From 24-26 October, enjoy a spooky selection of Halloween games and trails, get creative with a pumpkin decorating competition, or take a swing on the ‘Spooky Crazy Golf’ course – new for 2023!


After an action-packed day, return to The Grove with all the family for a luxury home-from-home experience. We’ve got plenty of Halloween activities to keep the kids occupied, including making monster ceramics and designing lanterns, and we’ll have a brand-new video game bus on-site, complete with PS4, XBOX One and Nintendo Switch.

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