Free and Cheap Things to do this Halloween

Looking for free and fun ideas to do this Halloween, that won’t give your bank account a good scare? Don’t panic, there are 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 cheap spooky activities to do this Halloween. 

10 free and 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 use any fruit that has a hard surface.

    Looking for the perfect pumpkin patch to go pumpkin picking? There are plenty of special events that offer it, so we’ve gathered over 50 great pumpkin patches across the UK! 

    Carved Pumpkins

  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 are a whole host of great spooky films to watch this Halloween season and there are plenty that are kid-friendly too! Here are some of our favourites:

      Hocus Pocus
      The Nightmare Before Christmas
      Corpse Bride
      Monster House
      Hotel Transylvania 2

    So grab the blankets and get cosy for your fangtastic film night!

  4. Go trick or treating
    Whilst this one may be an American tradition, it’s definitely crept its 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 and spot a haunted house or two along the way.f you spot a pumpkin outside someone’s door, that means you can go up and knock!

    House decorated with Halloween lights and ghosts

  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 mean you need to spend months and months agonisingly sewing intricate details. From toilet paper mummies to table cloth vampires, there’s an exciting range of spooky costumes you can make on a budget.

  6. Halloween crafts
    For another type of paranormal activity, get hands-on and enjoy some family-friendly Halloween crafts. These easy and simple Halloween crafts are perfect for a night of spooktacular 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 of money on decorations and fancy special effects, and there are plenty of great DIY decorations you can make yourself, and creating the decorations is only half the fun! 

  9. Go for 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!) for your DIY ghost trail to see if you can spot anything that goes bump in the night…

    Puppy dressed for Halloween

  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 are plenty of fantastic family-friendly activities 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 

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