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Fantastically Free: Free And Cheap Things To Do At Halloween

By Eloise Nelson
Posted 4 October 2021
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10 Free and Cheap Things To Do This Halloween


Looking for free things to do this Halloween that are still great fun but won’t give your bank account a good scare? Don’t panic, there’s still plenty of great things you can get up to this spooky season without spending a penny, so we've rounded up 10 free, or really cheap things to do this halloween.  


  1. Carving fruit
    You’ve all heard of pumpkin carving, but if you don’t have time to go out and get yourself a big round pumpkin, you can still get into the spooky spirit by carving any fruit you have! Pineapples work very well, but you can really use any fruit that has a hard surface.
    Looking for places to go pumpkin picking? We've rounded up over 50 great pumpkin patches near you across the UK!

  2. Halloween Games
    It’s game time! If you’re not up for leaving the house and looking for some free things you can do at home, an afternoon or evening spent enjoying some at home Halloween games and activities is a great way to pass the time. 
    Looking for some inspiration? We've rounded up a list of 10 great Halloween themed games and activities for you to try at home!

  3. Watch a spooky film
    There’s a whole host of great spooky films to watch this Halloween season, and there’s plenty that are kid-friendly too, so grab the blankets and get cosy for you fang-tastic film night.

  4. Go trick or treating
    Whilst this one may be an American tradition, it's definitely creeped it's way into our Halloween traditions on this side of the pond! Trick or treat is a great way to get into the spooky mood and have a great time, plus if you spot a pumpkin outside someones door, that means you can go up and knock! 

  5. DIY Halloween costumes
    Whether you're looking for a way to save a few extra pennies or just fancy getting hands on, a DIY Halloween costume doesn't always mean that you need to spend months and months agonisingly sewing intricate details. 

  6. Halloween crafts
    Get hands on and enjoy some great Halloween crafts. These easy and simple Halloween crafts are perfect for a night of spook-tacular fun, and did we mention they're easy too? You may have most of these crafts supplies already stocked up and in your cupboards, and if you don't they're all super easy to find in supermarkets. 

  7. Halloween baking
    If you're more treat than trick, whip up some delicious snacks to get into the Halloween spirit and try out some of these easy and yummy Halloween treats! From tasty shortbread biscuits to frightfully good fruit, we've got plenty of great Halloween inspired recipes for you to try out this Halloween. 

  8. Decorate your house
    Turn your home into a special Halloween hideaway and get into the Halloween spirit with some decorating! You don't need to spend loads and loads of money on decorations, and in fact there's plenty of great DIY decorations you can make yourself, and creating the decorations is only half the fun! 

  9. Go for a spooky walks
    Feeling brave? Grab your coats and scarves and head off for a spooky walk just before dark (don't forget to bring a torch with you!) and see what things you can spot in the dark...

  10. Create your own traditions
    Sometimes, the best family memories are the brand new traditions you create together! From telling spooky stories to creating finger puppets using a torch, there's plenty of fantastic Halloween fun you can have that won't cost you a penny, so get creative and see what you can come up with! 

    Looking for more Halloween fun? Take a look at some of our other blogs for some more inspiration: 

    Best place to go pumpkin picking | Halloween games and activities | Halloween events | Halloween crafts | Halloween recipes