Halloween 2018 at Finkley Down Farm

Freaky Down Farm in Andover

This half term Finkley down farm, turns spooky….

During the half term week, 20th – 28th October 2018, will you be brave enough to enter the SPOOKY STABLES?

Be able to find all the Monsters around the farm in a monster hunt?

There will be prizes for everyone in Halloween Fancy Dress taking part in the Fancy Dress Parade after Sheep Racing. (2pm, everyday)

Meet and greet our special Halloween guests SALLY THE SCARECROW & MAVIS FLOSSWORT THE WITCH.

We will be holding a HALLOWEEN DISCO on the 20th, 21st, 27th and 28th October, enjoying shows from SILLY SCOTT’S HALLOWEEN SHOWS on the 22nd, 23rd, 24th and 26th October, NICKY TRIX will be here with his HALLOWEEN SHOW on the 25th October.

PLUS, ALL THE everyday FUN OF THE FARM

Meet the Snakes, Little Farmers Driving School, Sheep Race, Rabbit Handling, Meerkats and more.

NOT FORGETTING…

Indoor Play, trampolines, go-carts and Farmyard Crazy Golf.

All this included in the admission price. Of £10.25 per an adult and £9.25 per a child. Please call the farm for further information on 01264 324141, or visit our website www.finkleydownfarm.co.uk

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NHM Readers Recommend: Where to go to Pick Pumpkins

Last year, an NHM Reader asked the following question, which I thought would be useful to post now: “Do you know anywhere (doesn’t have to be local, hour or so drive away) where you can pick pumpkins?”

Many thanks to the NHM Community for your responses, listed below in no particular order. 

Thank you also to Juliet for putting this post together!!

NHM Readers recommend where to go to pick pumpkins

Wendy said:

“Seen lots of people go here http://bournevalleypyo.co.uk/

This place still has some https://www.facebook.com/rogatepumpkinpatch/

“And this place still has loads https://www.facebook.com/HollamNurseries/

Kathryn said:

“Bourne valley pyo, went there Friday but they are going fast!”

Siobhan said:

Farm near Crofton Equestrian at Fareham”

Amy said:

“Pickwell Farm, Netley”

Amanda said:

I was on the road from Petersfield to Rogate on A272 today .. there are 2 farms along that road that are selling PYO pumpkins”

Sarah said:

There is somewhere in romsey near the swimming pool”

Yvette said:

Secretts garden centre near Godalming is a great pick your own place. You even get to go on a tractor to the field!”

Laura said:

Here might have some. We went in the summer for other crops and it was so quiet but good produce. http://www.durleighmarshfarmshop.co.uk/

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Spooktacular fun at Festival Place

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Festival Place is your place for a spooktacular Halloween this year, with a week full of family fun activities.

Kicking off the spooky fun on Monday 24th October, the Basingstoke Discovery Centre will be hosting a special two-hour Witches and Broomsticks workshop from 1pm. Here, little ones will have the chance to create a mini broomstick from real sticks and twigs with willow craft expert, Judith Needham. Once the brooms are ready, children will then be able to join Basingstoke Discovery Staff to create a witch or wizard to ride it! Attendance costs just £5 (Adults free) and advanced booking at www.hants.gov.uk/bsc is essential.

On Tuesday 25th October, they’ve got the purrfect way to beat the half-term boredom, with a Cat Care Talk from 2pm for £2 (Adults free) at the Basingstoke Discovery Centre. Whether you already have a cat or kitten, are thinking of getting one in the future, or just a lover of cats, everyone is welcome to come along and find out all about responsible pet ownership and the welfare of cats. This event is recommended for children aged five plus and advanced booking is again essential.

There will be crime investigation entertainment at the centre on Friday 28th October, from 11am-1pm, with their CSI Kids event. Under the guidance of CID staff, children will work their way through a series of clues using real forensic techniques to solve a Halloween Crime. Aimed at children aged seven plus, this event is priced at £12 (Adults free) and advanced booking is required.

Rounding off the week on Saturday 29th October, there will be a spooky mad scientist’s laboratory in Porchester Square from 12pm-6pm. Full of creepy creative fun, the event will feature face painting and trick or treat bag decorating for all ages.

Customers will also have the chance to take a funny frightening fake photo of their head in a jar. Photos shared with #spookyfp on social media will then be in the running to win a spooky prize.

To keep up to date with details of Festival Place’s Halloween activities and other events at the centre visit www.festivalplace.co.uk or find them on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest.

You can also find out more details at the following facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/658868214288570/

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October 2015 Half Term

Below are some ideas for the October 2015 Half Term (some of you have Inset days today, so thought it would be useful to publish this today!)

Don’t forget to double check your regular classes as they may not be running this week.

Things to do during October Half Term

Halloween Partes and Activities for the younger age group in North Hampshire

KidsKanDance Wear What you Wish Charity event on Monday 26th October.

Visit Manydown for their awesome pumpkin carving

Visit Wellington Country Park for their Hallo”Welly”Ween events

Visit 4 Kingdoms Adventure Park for their Halloween activities

Visit Miller’s Ark for their open days.

Go to Kidsclub Cinema at Odeon and Vue 

Get ahead with Christmas gift making at Pots2Paint

Go to Sherfield Park Community Centre for their half term activities

Posts previously published on NHM

Reviews of local places

Babies: Treasure Baskets

Half Term Outing Ideas in and around Basingstoke

Winter “Bored Sticks” Jar – 40 ideas

7 More Free Rainy Day Activities

Toddler Games: Making Gloop!

Half Term Ideas

7 Cheap or Free Rainy Day Activities in Basingstoke

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Halloween Parties and Activities for the Younger Age Group in North Hampshire – 2015

Thank you to Becky for prompting me to get this post sorted in time!!! :-D.

Younger Children aged 3 and under

Tots Play Halloween Party on Wed 28th October in Hook and Friday 30th October in Sherfield Park. The parties are suitable for babies from 8 weeks up to around 3 years.

Active tots are hosting a Halloween event on Friday 30th October. You need to book in advance.

Pop Tots: Halloween Party

This is your place for a spooktacular Halloween

Older Children over 3 years old

Halloween Half Term @ Finkley Down Farm

JJ’s Soft play – last Friday and Saturday of October

PlayDays Halloween Party – Friday 30th October

Watercress Line are doing Wizard Weekend’s on Halloween weekend.

Westside Family Halloween Party In Aid of St Michaels Hospice

The Vyne is hosting a Halloween Craft workshop on Saturday 31st October.

Nelsons Diner Kingclere have a Children’s Halloween Special on Friday 30th October.

Bookvale Community Association Halloween Disco

Brookevale Halloween Disco

Related Posts

Halloween 2014

Halloween Parties and Activities for the Younger Age Group in North Hampshire – 2013

Halloween Parties for the Younger Age Group in North Hampshire – 2012

Halloween 2011

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This is your place for a spooktacular Halloween…

Festival Place Halloween

Festival Place is your place for a spooktacular Halloween this year with their two-day long Halloween extravaganza.

Taking place from Friday October 30th to Saturday October 31st, the fiendish family fun event will have a range of eerie entertainment, 12-6pm, to get customers set for the scary season.

Porchester Square will be transformed into the centre’s very own Spooky Hollow, raising money for Ark Cancer Centre Charity, with scary face painting and a Shear Beauty nail art stand for kids – big kids welcome too!

Customers will then have the chance to win a variety of great prizes from Festival Place’s retailers simply by taking a photo in the centre’s custom-built photo booth (including scary props!) and sharing it on social media with the hashtag #spookyfp.

Prizes will go to the spookiest photos, so customers are encouraged to come along in their creepiest costumes and ghoulish gear.

To keep up to date with details of these and other upcoming events at Festival Place visit www.festivalplace.co.uk  or find them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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Halloween 2014

Watercress Line are doing Wizard Weekend’s on Halloween weekend.

Active tots are hosting a Halloween event on Halloween. You need to book in advance.

The Dummer studios are hosting a Halloween Party on Thursday 30th October.

Basing House is hosting a Family Fun Halloween Crafty Workshop on Friday 31st October.

The Vyne is hosting a Halloween Craft workshop on Friday 31st October.

Also check out below, Halloween posts from previous years as they mention lots of places that will also probably be doing some sort of Halloween activity.

Related Posts

Halloween Parties and Activities for the Younger Age Group in North Hampshire – 2013

Halloween Parties for the Younger Age Group in North Hampshire – 2012

Halloween 2011

Halloween 2012

Halloween Events

Halloween Fun Day – with Routine Riots – Queen Mary’s College

Halloween at Milestones – Join us for some Half Term Halloween Fun at Milestones.
Try the spooky halloween trail which you can collect from the audio guide desk. Check our notice board on arrival for times of our costumed interpreter presentations and the 40s sweet shop opening times. Cost: Included in entry price+ 70p per sweet shop penny

Haunted Hangars Halloween,  Museum of Army Flying, Andover

Halloween Make & Takes @ Aldershot Museum

Children’s Halloween Mask Making Event, Farnham Library

Halloween Parties for the Younger Age Group in North Hampshire – 2012

A NHM reader asked a great question on NorthHants Mum and I thought the response deserved blog post. (Plus, I feel guilty that I didn’t post much this week because of internet issues.) Thanks for your question Kaela! I’ve put together a short post for you on Halloween Parties for little ones. Hope it helps!

Kaela asked: “Do you know anywhere that are doing children’s Halloween parties for the more younger age group? Many thanks”

Bopping Babies: Wednesday 24th (Chineham)  and Friday 26th October (Bramley)

BOPPING BABIES RETURNS FOR THE AUTUMN TERM (Chineham)
Bopping Babies is back with a ‘bang’ with the Halloween special themed
party.

Toddler Sense “Spooky Wooky Party”

Toddler Sense Spooky Wooky Party on the 28th October! Places are filling so please do contact me if you would like to come along for some fabby “more Wooky than Spooky” fun especially for your little one! Email at basingstoke@toddlersense.co.uk

PlayDays is having a Halloween Party: TICKETS ON SALE NOW!!!

Playdays Halloween Party, Fri 26th Oct And Sat 27th Oct 6-8:30pm. They have prices for children under 18 months, so will probably be appropriate for little people.

Active Tots Halloween Party

Join us for some HALLOWEEN FUN on Wednesday 31st October! Its a chance to show off your fancy dress! Soft Play as usual, with a few extras in our Activities Room which will be transformed to provide themed activities throughout the day!

The Green Gloop will be simmering in the cauldron for those that wish to give it a stir! Decorate yummy themed biscuits and more….. Usual Play Price plus £2.00 for those wishing to take part in the Halloween Activities! Fancy Dress is a must with prizes for the best dressed!

JJ’s

JJ’s has a halloween Party on, but it’s for older children and is from 6pm to 10pm

Children’s Centres

The Big Children’s Centres: Pebbles, Octopus and Buttercups used to do Halloween themed parties  and events (I think), but I can’t find anything about this on each of their websites and they may not be happening because of the change to Action for Children.

If there are any other events that are happening in the area for younger children, it would be great if you could share so others can see. Thanks everyone!