We’ve got lots of fiendish fun to keep the kids entertained in Aylesbury this October Half Term.

For creepy crafts, spooky stories, scary stilt walkers, mystifying magic and tricky trails – Aylesbury town centre is the place to be!

Plus, lots of autumn and Christmas fun if you want to take a break from the Halloween hilarity.

Bandages mummy in brown box with lid

Halloween Crafts at Discover Bucks Museum – Mon 25 to Sat 30 Oct (charge)

Discover Bucks Museum have some spooky Halloween and Autumn inspired crafts for everyone to have a go at this half term holiday. Have a go at making Cats ‘n Bats, your very own Mummy or create your own Witch’s Potion Bottle for all of your spooky spells. If you’re planning to go trick-or-treating design your own Halloween tote bag to collect your goodies. Crafts £3.75

Plus all week enjoy a self-led pumpkin trails and craft for just £1 and the usual fascinating fun from the museum.

More on the Discover Bucks website.

Frightful Fun at Friars Square – Tue 26 Oct (FREE)

Put on your scariest costume and come join in the spooktacular fun at Friars Square on Terrifying Tuesday 26 October (11-3) – if you dare.

Enjoy Bread and Butter’s Zombie Disco shows at 11am, 12.30pm and 2pm with prizes for the best outfit. There will also be walkabouts from The Mummies and stilt walking from Cruella De Vil and Morticia.

Their amazing pop-up craft workshop will be back for Halloween. Children can create bats, cats, witches and all manner of spooky things to take home. Plus, there will be a spooky spot the lot trail for youngsters to win a trick or treat.

More on the Friars Square website.

Hocus Pocus Thursday Fun – Thur 28 Oct (FREE and paid activities)

Enjoy some Hocus Pocus Halloween fun on Market Square, Thursday 28 October between 11am – 3 pm. Feel free to come in your best Halloween fancy dress on the day!

Bring you little ghouls and ghosts along to the get involved and be enchanted by Sean who will be conjuring up some of his mystical enchanting magic when the clock strikes on the hour.

Elsa and Anna from Frozen are also planning to make a visit*, as chosen by our Facebook followers!

The library will be joining in on the ghoulish fun by spinning a tale between 11.30am – 12 and 2.30pm – 3 pm. Watching over all your little ghouls and ghost will be a wicked witch, so be sure not to upset her or she might wave her magic wand and put a spell on you! And nobody wants to be turned into a toad!

All these activities will be fiendishly free but there are some activities including devilish pottery making, Go Karts and Chair 0′ Planes for a small charge.


Pumpkin Party at Flip Out – Sunday 31 Oct (charge)

Get your Pumpkins at the ready! Flip Out’s Famous Pumpkin Party is here! A Halloween Experience not to be missed, they’ve got a spooktacular day planned.

Their Arena will transform into a mysterious land…full of ghosts, ghouls & more. They’ve got some flippin’ awesome giveaways taking place as well.

More on the Flip Out website.

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Half Term Art Club at Queens Park Arts Centre – Mon 25 to Wed 28 Oct (charge)

If Halloween’s not your style, do check out the Queen’s Park Arts Centre’s half term art club for 7-11 year olds. Make some extra-special cards for Christmas, or how about giving shadow puppets a go?

More on the Queens Park Arts Centre website.

Funky Cinema Halloween favourites (charges)

Grab yourself a bargain spook show with five Halloween favourites for all ages on Friday 29 and Saturday 30 October at Funky Cinema. Titles include PGs Monster House and Goosebumps, 15s An American Werewolf in London and Wicker Man, and 18 classic The Exorcist.

Tickets are from just £3.50, just 4 minutes walk from Aylesbury Waterside Theatre.

More info and book tickets on Funky Cinema’s website.

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Hands open the wooden door from the inside of the dark room.

Aylesbury Escape Room – Haunted House (charge)

Taking refuge from a storm, you are accidentally locked in a haunted house, from which a family previously vanished in cruel and sinister circumstances. The family are coming back to seek revenge. You have one chance to escape. And 60 minutes.

Escape rooms are now seen as one of the best activities to do with friends, family or work mates for mood-boosting teamwork while you unravel clues, riddles, puzzles and codes. Do you have the courage to give it a go?! If this room doesn’t pique your interest, there are other less spooky options available too.

Find out more and book on VIRE’s website.

Stay & Play Halloween Party – 30 Oct (charge)

Stay & Play Soft Play are holding a special Halloween Party on Saturday 30th October. Their carnival-themed day is going to be pun-packed. Each child will get sweets and treats to take home and lots of memories, from the carnival games they are holding and an adventure in our one day only spooky softplay maze.
Book one of five 90-minute slots from 9am to 5pm for a spooktacular time.
Stay and play logo surrounded by cartoon halloween characters for their halloween event

Don’t miss out – book in advance where possible.

If you know of any other October half term fun taking place in Aylesbury Town Centre, do let us know at visitaylesbury@buckinghamshire.gov.uk or click the button to add the event on our events page!

And don’t forget, there’s always lots going on in Aylesbury. Follow Visit Aylesbury on Facebook to find out the latest. And make sure whilst you are in town that you take the time to visit one of the many shops, cafes and restaurants. Think Fun, Visit Aylesbury!