Although the COVID measures are not the same across the whole country, I think it is safe to say that the usual halloween festivities are not going to happen like they used to this year. But there are still some ways we can celebrate this spooky holiday with our kids regardless of restrictions that will have them howling with laughter and screaming with delight… ok maybe not screaming with delight but you can see what I’m trying to do here…

Pumpkin Picking + Carving
This little holiday activity is a winner every time. Picking a pumpkin may not be the easiest thing to do these days as pumpkin patches are not operating in the way that they have done in previous years. Having said that there are still some about so take to google or your local council to find the nearest patch to you. Once you’ve chosen your perfect pumpkin it’s time to get carving.

Halloween Arts + Crafts
When the weather outside is less than enticing, some good arts and crafts often come to the rescue to keep the kids occupied for a moment. Why not theme it all around Halloween this half term. I love the craft kits that come from Baker Ross but there are also some great ones on Amazon too. 

Decorate the House + Your Front Garden
When you’re not really allowed people in your house, why not make sure that the outside of your house is suitably spooky for passers-by and the neighbours. Plus, it’s such a fun thing to do with the kids and they’ll love helping out. Here are some great Halloween decoration ideas…

Get Creative in the Kitchen
Why not try your hand at baking some creepy cookies or some hauntingly healthy Halloween veggies? We have some healthy Halloween recipes that are as spooky as they are splendid…

Create a spooky movie night
My kids love a pretend movie night and since pretty much all the cinemas around us have closed (so sad) these have gotten more and more popular in the Reid household. We create a cosy den using sheets, fairy lights and cushions. The boys make fake tickets and there’s always popcorn and cookies on offer. Why not throw in some dress up and face paint to add to the occasion!

words by Sadie Reid