Stay safe this Halloween with trick or treating alternatives for a wicked spooky night
With Halloween around the corner and social distancing still in full force, many parents are choosing to give trick or treating a miss this year.
We’ve put together some fun alternatives to keep the kids happy and scared over the Halloween weekend.
Scary movie marathon
Grab all the snacks, switch off the lights and get the family settled on the sofa under blankets ready for a Netflix movie marathon. With plenty of films available for all age ranges, there will be something for the whole family.
Turn your home into a haunted house complete with ghouls, ghosts and cobwebs. The kids will be thrilled to still be able to dress up and have fun scaring each other.
Take it a step further and create a scavenger complete with treats and prizes for them to find around the house and garden with the help of a map or clever clues.
Nice and simple – keep the little ones occupied with some Halloween themed colouring sheets which you can print for free online.
Gather up the blankets and grab the torch for some good old fashion ghost stories. From traditional tales to urban legends to horrible creepypastas to recount, you might be sleeping with one eye open.
Top tip – Always double-check the stories beforehand to ensure that they are suitable and age-appropriate.
Halloween wouldn’t be Halloween without carving out some scary looking pumpkins! This is a great activity which the whole family can enjoy and will make the kids completely forget they haven’t been trick or treating.
Top tip – Use the leftovers (minus the seeds and goop) to make some delicious pumpkin soup for dinner!
One of the more traditional games for Halloween that nearly everyone has taken part in at least one. All you need is the washing up bowl, a few apples and some tea towels for when the water gets splashed about (if you’re doing it inside). The person who collects the most apples wins so make sure you have some fun prizes waiting!
Extra fun – if you have a pet dog who you like to join in, swap out the apples for tennis balls so they don’t feel left out.