Halloween activities in Welwyn Hatfield

There's a spook-tacular Halloween in store for Welwyn Hatfield this year.


The fang-tastic Halloween Fest returns to White Lion Square on Saturday 26 October.


Taking place from 11am-3pm, the free event will have plenty of Halloween-themed entertainment for the whole family, including: a ghost trail, local business and charity stalls, children's art activities, and tasty treats. There will also be a best fancy dress competition with a prize for the winner - so come dressed in your spookiest costume!


Mill Green Mill and Museum will once again host its popular Halloween event on Thursday 31 October from 4.30-7pm, alongside other ghoulish half term activities.


Dress up your little spooks and come along to the 'softly scary' event - there will be stories read in the historic mill, potions from recipes found in an ancient spell book, bobbing for apples and spooky surprises in the gruesome sacks afterwards!


There will be lots of other children's activities and warm refreshments will be available. Child entry is £5 (2 years up), and £1 for adults.


At the Jim McDonald Centre, there will be a slew of spooky activities on! From Monday to Friday during half term week, activities include arts and creepy crafts, spooky science, pumpkin carving and a nerf zombie battle zone.


The sessions are open to children aged 5-11 and are £4 per child (except cooking activities, which are £5). To find out more, please go to Facebook/Jim McDonald Centre. To book please call 01707 270066.


There are special Halloween events on Thursday 31 October atCampus West with a Roller Skate Disco Special from 5.30-7.30pm with music, food and prizes for the best dressed. Tickets are £9.25 per child including food and skate hire.


There will be Halloween-themed paper crafting in Soft Play City, and prizes all day for best dressed. Films including The Addams Family and Malificent: Princess of Evil offer the perfect Halloween treat for all the family.


Councillor Terry Mitchinson, Executive Member for Leisure, Culture and Communication, said:

There's no grave danger of being bored this Halloween - there are so many activities on offer that Welwyn Hatfield youngsters will be spoilt for choice!

There are also plenty of prizes to be won at various competitions - including the best dressed at Halloween Fest and at Campus West, so make sure you come along dressed in your scary best.