Here at Bee Local Magazine we have a spooktacular list of things to do this Halloween in Leighton Buzzard and the surrounding Bedfordshire & Buckinghamshire area.  It’s frightfully good!


Waddesdon Manor
Throughout October half-term (20-28 Oct) we will be running a series of Halloween events, aptly named Horrible Halloween. Visitors are invited to test their bravery by taking part in a ‘Creatures of the Night’ trail, indulge in a spooky afternoon tea, get creative with pumpkin carving, and enter our fancy dress competition using #waddesdondressedtokill.
We’ll end the week on a high, with our two-day Halloween party, a Fête Worse than Death. This French Revolution themed event is perfect for families and adults alike, as we fill the Stables Courtyard with party games, stalls and more.

Boo at the Zoo week at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo
Saturday 20 October – Wednesday 31 October 2018
For hairy, but not too scary, Halloween fun, families can trick-or-treat themselves to a magical trip to ZSL Whipsnade Zoo, for special October half-term event, Boo at the Zoo.

Any child who has ever heard an eerie cry from outside or a strange rustling from the kitchen cupboard will love learning about the fascinating animals that make these Night-time Noises. Kids can experiment with Creepy Crafts, make Menacing Masks or carve their own Petrifying Pumpkins, as well as transform into black cats, spiders and other Halloween creatures with the help of the Zoo’s Fearsome Face Painters. For under 5s, follow the scarecrow and his friends down to the farm for some Magic and Mayhem fun and games.

Animal-lovers can experience a whole host of interactive, terrifying talks and devilish demonstrations that will amaze even the cleverest little monsters. Get to know the Zoo’s owls in a special Owloween Encounter, and find out how elephants created the cyclops or what butterflies have to do with the Day of the Dead at a whole series of Monster Mythbusters talks, running all day. Book your zoo tickets online now at

Pumpkin Carving at Frosts Woburn Sands
Frosts Garden Centres, Newport Road, Woburn Sands, MK17 8UE
Oct 26, 2018 – Oct 31, 2018
Event hours: Various Sessions available £5.99 per child
Get creepy this Halloween and come and carve a Pumpkin with our spooky events team. The team will be on hand to assist with those tricky designs! Included in the price is a battery operated tea light and a cup of our famous witches brew.halloween Bee Local Magazine

Caldecotte Ghost Train 2018
Caldecotte Miniature Railway
Lakeside Grove, Caldecotte, MK7 8HP
Our ever popular Halloween train is back, and even more haunted than ever, and it’s still £1 for 2 trips round! Remember, we want to see as many scary costumes as possible (yes parents, that means you too!)

Based on feedback from last year, we will be running this event on a Saturday and starting at the earlier time of 16:30 (and running until 20:30), so no school nights and younger children can come and ride in the daylight / dusk time, but if you’re really brave, dare you ride the ghost train in the dark?!
We expect this event to be very busy, so please be patient with us, we’ll be running as many trains as we can throughout the evening!
No booking required, just turn up and buy your tickets on the evening, but be prepared for a fright!

Children Halloween UV Glow in the Dark Party
Friday 26th October 6pm to 8pm
Leighton Town Football Club
LU7 1RX Leighton BuzzardTickets by Eventbrite
Child Ticket Sales end on 17 October at 18

Halloween Disco 2018
Rushmere Park
25th October 6.30pm to 9pm
Treat the kids to an evening of spooky Halloween fun in the Tree Tops Café. Suitable for ages 5 -12 – see the park in the dark! Come in your Halloween costume!

Ticket includes hot dog, juice, fancy dress competition, games and dancing. Bar open and food available for adults. Tickets just £12 per child (accompanying adults do not require a ticket).

Dunstable Downs Halloween
at the Gateway Centre Whipsnade Road, Dunstable, LU6 2GY
Halloween Activities
Pumpkin Trail 10.30 am to 3pm
£2.50. Sat 20th Oct & Fri 26th Oct

Creepy Crafts £2
Tues 23rd October at 11.30am & Thurs 25th Oct at 12.30pm

Broomstick Making 10 to 11.30am
£10. Sat 20th October

Wizard & Witches Hats £2
Mon 22nd October at 10am & Thurs 25th October at 11am

Pumkin Flower Arrangement 12pm
Mon 22nd and Sun 28th October
£8 craft for kids

Spooky Walk in Chute Wood
Fri 26th at 6.45pm and Sun 28th October at 8.15pm £7.50

Full details of Dunstable Downs events are on the what’s on page calendar

Halloween family fun day 

Sunday, 14 October 2018 at 2-4.30pm

Nash Mills Village Hall Lower Road, HP3 8RT
Refreshments & Food Available In Kitchen,
Hook A Pumpkin, Apple Bobbing,
Lucky Lolly, Bean Bag Toss,
Soft Play Bus In Car Park,
Tombola, Raffle, Goody Bags & Boxes, Guess How Many Sweets, Glitter Tattoos, Face Painting,
Cakes, Cosmetics, Gift Sets, Halloween Themed Goodies & More.
ENTRY: Adults 20p Children Free.

Halloween Cup Cakes at Amore Bakery

Join us on this super fun Halloween class! Each child will decorate 4 cupcakes in this spooky themed class!! Think Witches, eye balls and Spiders!
Cost £13 per child. Suitable for children 3 and up

24th October, 10am Stanbridge Road, LU7 9JH We are situated in Great Billington. Our address is Mayfield stables Stanbridge Road great Billington LU7 9JH. We are very close to Mead Open Farm. We are on the same side as the road is them next to a house called Spinney Meadows. The bakery has black electric gates which clearly says Mayfield stables on them.)Please bring boxes and aprons with you.

To book email us on
Payment is needed by PayPal to secure your child’s space.
Book early to avoid disappointment

Pumkin Heads Children’s Workshop

It’s our 3rd year of Pumpkin Heads and it’s going to be better than ever!! Come and join Bits and Buds to carve a pumpkin then add crazy flower hair and diamante day of the dead style decorations. Take home a truly unique and really fun pumpkin this Halloween.The session costs £10 per participant and is open to all ages from 3 up to 12. It is essential all children are accompanied by an adult as they will need to help with carving. Pumpkins will be pre gutted though so no faffing or guilt about what to do with the pulp! Fancy dress is absolutely encouraged.Due to popular demand We have added a second session this year. To book please contact Helen by calling 07842884335, messaging here/on the Bits and Buds facebook page or emailing This workshop was really popular last year and has already had lots of enquiries so please book early to avoid disappointment.


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