I’ve managed to find 5 Hampshire Halloween Experiences in 2020 despite the pandemic restrictions.
Events are a little thinner on the ground this year but, don’t worry, I’ve rounded up the best of the current events advertised. This was correct when published but the landscape can change very quickly at the moment. I’ll do my best to keep it up to date and replace any that are cancelled.
I’ve picked events that you can do as an adult or with children. Halloween isn’t just for kids though, and if you’re a grown up that loves this time of year here’s five events that might also appeal to you.
It’s really hard right now, as events are limited from coronavirus restrictions but, these events have found a way!
And, I’m here for their sheer bloody minded perseverance and ability to think outside the box to create something fun in the face of it all. Plus, they sound like they’ll be a lot of spooky fun. Take a look…
24 October – 1 November 2020 at Weyhill, Andover, Hampshire, SP11 8DY
Live your best ‘I’m off to Hogwarts and got my owl’ life with a magical evening with owls at the Hawk Conservancy Trust. I really, really want to go to this, I think it would be amazing to see!
The event is at night, outside and sounds totally magical. I love the idea of seeing owls fly at night and there will be two displays throughout the evening. You’ll also be able to explore the grounds, meet some owls and hear some talks about these majestic birds.
- Start at 6pm. Doors open at 5:45pm.
- Tickets include a hot supper, chocolate brownie and a hot drink
26-31 October 2020 at Bailey’s Hard, Beaulieu, Hampshire, SO42 7YF
Beaulieu has a very spooky history and this tour see you head out onto the water for ghost stories in illuminated canoes.
This night time paddle is a very different kind of activity, one I’ve not seen before, and I like the idea of it a lot. After there will be hot chocolate and sweeties for everyone taking part – it’s like they know me.
- Lasts for two hours
- £29 Adults Ages 17+
- £22 Children 18 months – 16 years. Must take part with at least one adult.
From 1-31 October 2020 across Hampshire
The county is blessed with so many awesome places to pick your own pumpkins. Click the heading to see the farms and fields offering this seasonal experience.
You might want to head to more than one!
- Various prices
- Suitable for all ages
27-31 October 2020 from the comfort of your own home
Ok, so this is cheating a little bit but events this year are thin on the ground, especially in Hampshire. Usually there’s a real thriving spooky scene but I’m happy people are doing the virtual thing. It’s absolutely the safest way to take part in some Halloween fun at the moment.
Sign up to six days of fun over Halloween this year. Held over Zoom, you’ll be sent videos and clues to watch at your leisure each day. Mull over the clues and think about who could have done it! It will feature Dracula, The Bride of Frankenstein, Jekyll and Hyde, Wizards, witches and more. There’s no horror or gore, and the videos are light hearted and fun for all ages.
On the 30 October there’s a live Monster Q&A to help you make further deductions and you can submit who you think did it up until the 31 October. On the Sunday the killer will be revealed.
I love this idea, it’s so different. I think this is a bit of socially distanced fun that will really bring Halloween to life all from your armchair at home.
- £10.30 per household
- Suitable for all ages
Tours from 20-31 October 2020 across Southampton, Portsmouth, the New Forest and Winchester
Supernatural Tours and Events put on the most amazing haunted walks. I’ve been going on them for so many years. They are full of history and storytelling and really do make for a frightfully wonderful evening. The characters, costumes and stories are brilliant and while it’s ok to take kids its always extremely popular with adults.
Guides take you on a tour of a city, telling real stories of dark deeds, death and treason. On your journey you will encounter some of the people and hear their stories often on the very sites where they happened.
- Around £10 a walk
- Each tour is clearly marked with the appropriate age restriction guideline i.e. PG
Hampshire’s Halloween Events
While this year it’s a little different, I’m extremely thankful for some spooky socially distanced things to do. I hope you like my 5 Hampshire Halloween Experiences in 2020 suggestions.
If you liked this, take a look at these other great places to visit in Hampshire and things to do this Halloween…
- HOW TO MAKE FOLIAGE PUMPKINS FOR HALLOWEEN
- THE A TO Z OF THINGS TO DO IN HAMPSHIRE
- CONJURING UP THE HALLOWEEN SPIRIT WITH M&S
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