Get spooked in Stevenage with some seriously freaky Halloween family fun

There will be a host of Halloween fun n Stevenage this half term.

There will be a host of Halloween fun n Stevenage this half term. - Credit: Getty Images/iStockphoto

Stevenage takes a spooky turn this half term as a range of Halloween activities are on offer at Stevenage Borough Council’s play centres, museum, and across the town.

Activities at Pin Green, Bandley Hill and St Nicholas play centres include Halloween decoration making, a ghost and monsters treasure hunt and a haunted house feelie box challenge. Stevenage residents who are aged five to 14 are welcome at the play centres, which open from 9am to 12.30pm and from 1.30pm to 5pm from Monday to Friday.

Stevenage Museum hosts a free taster workshop on how to play the djembe drums from 10am to 11.30am on Wednesday, October 25, before some ‘Mexican Mayhem’ on Thursday, October 26, and a Freaky Friday on October 27. Sessions take place between 11am and 12 noon, and 2pm and 3pm – at a cost of £3 per child. Everyone is free to attend the drop-in session on Friday afternoon.

A fun fair comes to the Town Square during half term and visitors will be able to sample the delights of Carmen’s Caribbean Kitchen, Nik and Bini’s Gemini Foods as well as oriental noodles, churros, and pancakes at a Taste of Stevenage on Friday, October 27 from 3pm to 7.30pm. The Town Square goes Halloween-tastic on Saturday, October 28, from 10am to 3pm with a vampire stilt walker, witch pot making, face painting, best dressed competition and much more.

Councillor Richard Henry, executive member for children, young people and leisure, said: “From Halloween decoration making to a visit from a vampire stilt walker, young people looking to enjoy Halloween should fear not as the activities at our play centres, museum and town centre during half term will give them all a thrill.”

For more information on what is on at the council’s play centres, visit For more about Stevenage Museum activities call 01438 218881 or email

To stay up-to-date with what’s planned in the town centre follow @lovestevenagetc on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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