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Halloween Events Near Midhurst, Sussex!

Autumn is here and the nights are drawing in… which means that Halloween is just around the corner! If you are looking for a bit of Halloween fun for you and the kids, here are some of the best Halloween events in Sussex this year.

Rogate Pumpkin Patch – Open 13th -29th October

Rogate is a family run pumpkin farm and magical pumpkin-themed outdoors event. Your entry ticket transports you into a wonderful world of everything spooky and pumpkin. Families and visitors of all ages return year after year for a fun-filled day with memories to cherish. Complete your visit by picking your pumpkins from a spectacular array of colours and sizes, conjuring up everything from munchkins to monsters for you to take home and carve more wonderful fun together.

Amberley Museum – Halloween Evening– 28th October -6.30pm-9pm

Go on a ride on the ghost train and look out for what is lurking in the woods! Discover the 36-acre Museum after dark with all exhibits open for exploring 6 pm – 9 pm.

Amberley Museum – Halloween Half Term – 21st – 29th October

Enjoy autumn’s crisp colours at Amberley Museum this October half term!

Explore the site with the seasonal family trail. From Wednesday to Friday there will be hands-on leaf printing activities for children of all ages from 11am-3pm. There will also be some Halloween craft activities.

Weald & Down Museum – Horrible Tasks of the Past - October half term – 21st October to 29th October

There will be some spooktastic activities happening at the museum this half term!

Activities include:

Creepy Creatures and Superstitions Witches Broom Trail – Saturday 21 to Sunday 29 – Are you brave enough to seek out the broomsticks to uncover the superstitions about rats, bats, spiders and other scary creatures through time?

Frightful Folklore Stories – Monday 23, Wednesday 25 and Saturday 28 – Knock, knock. Who’s there? Join in for chilling tales and spooky stories with storyteller Dawn Nelson

Potions and poisons – Monday 23 to Friday 27 – Join the medieval apothecary to mix up dragons blood and other revolting recipes to fend off the plague and other gruesome diseases.

Knucker the Dragon’s Nature School – Tuesday 24, Wednesday 25 and Thursday 26

Join in at the Creation Station to make a pop-up fright night theatre and spider decoration and enjoy a bit of big web weaving. At the Investigation Station discover traditional methods to protect your home from thunder, lightning and ghostly spirits, find out about superstitions from around the world and learn how spiders and other creepy crawlies have been given a bad name. Discover your animal spirit being and play the Good Luck, Bad Luck and Good versus Evil Knucker the Dragon games at the Games Station.

Washbrook Farm – October Half Term

Washbrooks Family Farm has everything you need, indoor play areas, outdoor play areas, pedal tractors to ride on and plenty of opportunities to get up close to farm animals. This year’s Halloween Half Term event includes a ‘Spot the Scarecrow’ competition

Fishers Farm Park Halloween Happy Hauntings 21 Oct - 29 October

Make no bones about it, Fishers Farm Park’s Halloween Happy Hauntings is a fun family day out that puts the fang in fang-tastic!


They have “sugar’n’spiced” things up this year with the perfect event for all little monsters. Brace yourselves for some innovative, interactive family-fun as you tip-toe into the mystical ‘Little Boo Barn’

Meander through the weird and wonderful, experiencing giggles and thrills on the way! Join in with singing pumpkins and enjoy a not-so-scary Halloween adventure for your teenie-Halloweenies.

Is it a trick, or a treat? Be prepared to oohhh and ahhh at our mystic-magicians in the daily magic shows.

Dare to ride the mysterious Ghost Tunnel? It’s a funny, but spooky ride with an educational twist!

Too cute to spook? Please don’t worry if you’re not the Halloween kind – there will be lots of other half-term fun on offer this school holidays. Jump aboard the Fishers Express train; come and give the cute farm animals some warm and friendly cuddles in the Animal Encounters Barn; or dare to take the leap from the high jump at Skyfall.

Sky Park Farm -Spooky Halloween Activities – October Half Term

Take a visit to Sky Park Farm for Halloween Half Term.

The team at the Visitor Centre are brewing a cauldron of spooky fun:

Can you spot our bats across the Farm Trail? Or hiding in the Farm Shop?

Enjoy traditional games in The Deer Hub – Bat and Pumpkin Toss, Witches Hat Hoopla and Pumpkin Noughts & Crosses!

Why not drop into the Farm Shop

Stock up on Halloween goodies from the Farm Shop, maybe even a Witch gingerbread biscuit!

Petersfield Museum Halloween Fun Day 28th October

Put on your costume, grab your broomstick and wand and enter Petersfield Museum and Art Gallery if you dare! Celebrate Halloween with ghostly crafts, spooky storytelling and modern twists on traditional games. There is something for all the family!

Petworth House and Park

Solve the spooky mystery of a stolen Halloween trail pumpkin with activities, games and challenges for the whole family to complete together. Suitable for all ages.

Nymans Gardens - Count Frogula’s Halloween Half Term Trail Saturday 21st - Sunday 29th 10am - 4:30pm

Join our resident Hopper Frog as he organises the Halloween party of a lifetime. When Hopper’s plans go spook-taculary wrong, guest of honour Count Frogula is on hand to offer some friendly advice. Find the secret ingredient for the cauldron punch, creep past the pumpkin army and spot the black cat waiting to pounce…’

About Us:

The Country Mouse Children's Nursery is an excellent nursery in Midhurst, 10 minutes from Petworth and 20 minutes from Chichester, with childcare places for 2 months-5 year olds. We can offer your child fabulous fun filled days of activities to help them learn and make lots of new friends. We have a beautiful large garden with brilliant outdoor learning. Please come and see us, our fantastic classrooms and our magical garden!...and our very special staff team.

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