Halloween in Hampshire

Halloween and October Half Term Events in Hampshire

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Spooky things are happening in Hampshire this Halloween and October half term...Only the brave can face the ghostly walks, scary activities and frightful Halloween events that some of our attractions have planned!

There are plenty of Halloween events and activities in Hampshire this October half term to keep your children entertained.

Read on for our full guide to what’s on this Halloween and October half term in Hampshire.

Halloween and half term events in the South Downs

Enjoy some freaky fun an go pumpkin picking at Rogate Pumpkin Patch this October Half Term. 

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Halloween and half term events in the New Forest

Happy Halloween is coming to Paultons Park with a ghostly makeover at Tornado Springs and Peppa Pig World transformed for the occasion. Paultons Park's exclusive show, The Legend of Paultons Manor, will make a grand return and the whole park will be festooned with thousands of pumpkins and straw hay bales, transporting families into the fang-tastic season.

New Forest Activities has plenty to keep little monsters entertained this October with Halloween Archery Pumpkin Shooting and a super-scary version of their laser tag experience BattleZone: Apocalypse.

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Halloween and Half Term Events in Winchester

The Watercress Line in Alresford transforms into a place of magic and mischief for Halloween during Wizard Week at the Watercress Line where little monsters, ghosts, witches and wizards congregate to take part in the daily fancy dress competition and are treated to terrific rides on the Wizard Express heritage train.

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Halloween and Half Term Events in Portsmouth

For an evening of spooky fun and fireworks head to Funland on Haying Island. Enjoy the fair at night and dress up as your favourite Halloween character for the chance to win prizes. 

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Halloween and Half Term Events in the Test Valley

Prepare yourself and your little ones for a wickedly spook-tacular family evening 'Olw-O-Ween' with the Hawk Conservancy Trust.  Marvel at our owls as they put on a beautiful flying display against the backdrop of our moonlit grounds.

There's lots of autumn fun happening at Sir Harold Hillier Gardens including pumpkin carving! 

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Pumpkin Picking in Hampshire

Hampshire has several pumpkin picking farms open this autumn for you and your family to pick your own pumpkins straight from the field. With Instagramable backdrops dotted with orange cucurbits, and many with seasonal activities to boot, a trip to a pumpkin field makes for a great autumnal family day out.
Read our pumpkin picking guide

Bonfire Night and Firework Events in Hampshire

Remember, remember the 5th of November! Looking for a specular firework display in Hampshire? There are lots of exciting Bonfire Night and firework events taking place across Hampshire this November. 

See our guide to Bonfire Night and firework events

Top Autumn Walks in Hampshire

Step into autumn with a stunning seasonal walk; take in the gorgeous golden tones, collect conkers along the way, and feel the satisfying crunch of leaves beneath your feet.

Read our guide to the best autumn walks in Hampshire

50 Things to do this Autumn in Hampshire

Golden hues of colour, shortening cosy days, and crisp fresh air: take in the autumn in Hampshire with some seasonal inspiration for things to do in the county. 

Read our ultimate guide to 50 things to do in Hampshire this autumn 

Places to Stay

Why not make your October half term visit to Hampshire extra special by entending it for a few days. There is a huge selection of hotels, B&Bs, cottages and self catering accommodation on offer to suit all budgets and if the British weather lives up to it's name, do not fear as we have put together the top 10 rainy days out in Hampshire.

Don’t miss the special offers and discounts available on the Hampshire's Top Attractions and Hampshire Military Attractions websites, many of which can be used throughout half term week.

Discounted bus fares

Throughout October, November and December, bus fares will be capped at £2 as part of the Government's cost of living plans. Discover some amazing days out in Hampshire by bus


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  1. Free spooky October half term fun at Fort Nelson 2023



    23 Oct 2024to29 Oct 2024
  2. Halloween guided walking tour of Winchester

    Broadway, Winchester


    31 Oct 2024Open 19:00 - 20:30
    31 Oct 2024Open 19:30 - 21:00
    31 Oct 2024Open 20:00 - 21:30
  3. Autumn Steam Up and Halloween at Bursledon Brickworks

    Swanwick, Southampton


    27 Oct 2024Open 11:00 - 16:00
  4. Boxville from Cardboard Adventures at The Lights Theatre



    30 Oct 2024Open 11:00 - 12:00
  5. Pop Princesses at The Lights Theatre



    26 Oct 2024Open 13:00 - 15:00
    26 Oct 2024Open 18:00 - 20:00
  6. The Smartest Giant in Town at Theatre Royal Winchester



    26 Oct 2024Open 10:30 - 11:20
    26 Oct 2024Open 13:30 - 14:20
    27 Oct 2024Open 10:30 - 11:20
    27 Oct 2024Open 13:30 - 14:20