Top Halloween events in Hertfordshire 2023
Like many people, I absolutely love Halloween and we are spoilt for choice with fantastic Halloween events throughout the county, and nearby.
Now’s the time to start planning in advance, get the scary outfits sorted and pumpkin carving kits at the ready.
Dinos After Dark at Paradise Wildlife Park
The perfect Halloween event for dinosaur fans. Running from 5.30 to 8.30pm, guests can discover the park’s animatronic dinosaurs by moonlight and watch them come alive. In addition, there are a host of dino-themed events taking place from T-Rex talks to exclusive entertainment including TheRex Express and Safari Stage Shows. The outdoor play areas, crazy golf, food outlets & shops will be open each night too.
Dates: October-20th, 21st, 22nd, 27th, 28th and the 29th
Price: General tickets are £16pp, with members tickets at £13pp, with under 2’s free
Halloween Adventure at Knebworth
Fun Halloween activities will be taking place throughout the Gardens including Halloween themed games, Mini Broomstick Workshop, Decorated Pumpkin Competition. There is also crazy golf and spooky sweet treats available in the Garden Terrace Tea Room
Tickets to the Halloween Adventure includes access to Knebworth Gardens and Dinosaur Trail.
Dates: October 24th, 25th & 26th
Price: Child Ticket – £9.50*, Adult Ticket – £3.95, 2 and Under – free
Spook Fest at Aldenham Country Park
Geared towards families, Spook-Fest features the Aldenham Mausoleum and Spooky Shack with activities including Giant Puzzles, Pumpkin Bingo, Spider Maze, Spooky-Oke, Mini Tractor Play, Bouncy Castle, Dance Tunnel and the Bale Play.
Scarecrow characters will be interacting with guests and doing Pop Up Shows.
Spook-Fest Ticket includes your Farm Pass to see all the animals. Optional additional extras include Pumpkin Picking and Carving, the Horrid Hay Tractor Ride, Small Animal Petting and Animal Feed.
Dates: October 14th- 31st
Price: £7.50 per person
Spooky Farm Day at Church Farm Ardeley
Wonderful rustic outdoorsy fun geared towards younger children.
As well as getting to see all the farm animals, The Spooky Farm Day Pass includes Big Bale Play, Tractors & Digger Ride-Ons, Creepy Fairy Woodland Play, Scarecrow Trail and much more
Other Halloween activities are available at an extra cost (from £3) and are available to book on line, these include Pick your own Pumpkin & Carving, Spooky Woodland Trick or Treat, Ghoulish Goat Walking and Horrid Hay Ride
Dates: October 21st-30th
Price: £6.50 per person, under 2s are free.
Halloween Pumpkin Patch at Cammer Hall Farm
Cammer Hall Farm Resurrected is an after dark Halloween experience at the Farm’s pumpkin patch. As well as access to the huge pumpkin patch you can take a stroll through the Wicked Walkways and Terror Tunnel plus be entertained with live music from Dead Legend tribute acts or themed bands. Plus there will be an array of seasonal food and drink to purchase in the patch.
Price: £9.50 per adult, £7 per child.
The Howl at Mead Open Farm
Just over the border in Bedfordshire, The Howl is at Mead Open Farm in Leighton Buzzard throughout October and provides the scariest Halloween experience around. This one is definitely not for kids!
Six live horror mazes, street theatre and a Circus of Horrors provide for an adrenaline-pumping terrifying night.
Calm you nerves at one of the three bars and enjoy an array of street food plus a great line up of live music.
Dates: various dates between 6 and 30 October
Price: Tickets from £18