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Halloween in Hampshire & Dorset

Looking for spooktacular things to do this Halloween? Here's our top picks of activities, from days out in Hampshire & Dorset to trick or treating at our parks.

October Half Term is one of our favourite times of year. As the leaves turn golden the stage is set for a fang-tastic array of Halloween events.

Pumpkin Picking

A traditional pastime that everyone enjoys, pumpkin picking is a must-do throughout autumn and Halloween. With plenty of 'Pick Your Own' farms throughout the New Forest and Dorset, this is a must-do for Halloween!

Where: Pumpkin Patch in Fordingbridge, Sunnyfields Farm in the New Forest, Sopley Farm in Christchurch


Halloween at Paultons Park | 14th October - 1st November

Halloween at Paultons Park is a fang-tastic day out for everyone. This half term the spooky shenanigans include Fancy Dress Competitions, Little Monsters' Ball and over 10,000 pumpkins! There's even late night opening on selected dates so you can enjoy the rides in the dark, The Legend of Paultons Manor spooky show, plus you can meet Peppa and George in their eerie outfits too.

Where: Paultons Park in Romsey, New Forest


Halloween at Exbury Gardens | 25th - 31st October

Head down to Exbury Gardens for a frightfully good Halloween in the great outdoors. This year's activities include a gruesome garden trail, pumpkin carving, make your own spooky garden workshop and guest favourite the Exbury Ghost Train.

Where: Exbury Gardens in the New Forest near Beaulieu


Other Activities Near Our Parks Include:

Halloween at Oakdene Forest Park | 28th - 31st October

As always, there's a fantastic Halloween entertainment programme at Oakdene Forest Park.


We'll have daily activities to get involved with throughout half term, but if you're looking for fang-tastic themed events these will be taking place on Thursday 28th October & Sunday 31st October. Plus family pumpkin carving is available on a range of dates throughout half term! Get ready for:

  • Best Dressed Caravan - 28th & 31st October, judging from 4pm
  • Fancy Dress Competitions (Best dressed under 12's, best-dressed teen and best-dressed adult) - 28th & 31st October during the evening entertainment
  • Family Pumpkin Carving - 23rd, 27th, 28th, 30th and 31st October. Pre-book your session here!
  • 'Remains of the Day' Halloween themed show - Saturday 23rd, Thursday 28th and Sunday 31st October at 8:30pm

Why not take a look at the full Halloween entertainment calendar at Oakdene to plan your visit?

Halloween at Shorefield Country Park | 28th - 31st October

Of course, there's lots going on at Shorefield Country Park this Halloween too and the Entertainment Team always look forward to this time of year!


Spooky-themed activities mainly take place on Thursday 28th and Sunday 31st October but there's family pumpkin carving on a range of days! Get ready for:

  • Best Dressed Caravan - 28th and 31st October, judging from 5pm
  • Family Pumpkin Carving - 23rd, 27th, 28th, 30th and 31st October. Pre-book your session here!
  • 'House of Weird' Halloween show! - Saturday 23rd, Thursday 28th and Sunday 31st October at 8:15pm

Be sure to take a look at the full Halloween entertainment calendar at Shorefield Country Park for all the details!

Halloween at Lytton Lawn Touring Park | 30th October

Every year the Halloween festivities at Lytton Lawn are a highlight in our calendars. Join us on park for best-dressed competitions including best-dressed van/tent! We'll also be providing hot dogs, burgers and pizza!


So even if you've not got anything planned yet, don't miss a trick and treat yourself to a fantastic half term weekend break this October. There's so much going on at our parks and in the local area that the whole family is bound to have a wonderful time this Halloween.

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