Free and Cheap Things To Do This Halloween


Looking for free and cheap things to do this Halloween? Spooky adventures 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 the best free and fun activities to do this Halloween!

Free and Cheap Things To Do This Halloween

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1. Half-Term Adventures Await With Treasure Trails!

Half-term is upon us, and the search for enjoyable family activities that won’t break the bank can often be a challenging task. Fortunately, Treasure Trails has come to the rescue, providing an exciting and cost-effective solution for families across the UK. With their engaging themed treasure hunts, you can embark on a thrilling adventure for just £9.99!

Are you ready to unleash your inner detective, explorer, or spy for the day? Regardless of your choice, Treasure Trails promises mysteries to solve, hidden treasures to discover, and precious memories waiting to be created. This half term, the possibilities are endless.

With Treasure Trails, you can explore captivating locations all over the UK while having a blast with your family. From picturesque parks to historic cities, there’s a wide range of interesting locations to choose from, making it a perfect choice for a family day out.

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Treasure Trails has made it effortless to turn your half-term break into an unforgettable adventure without stretching your budget. Don’t miss out on this fantastic opportunity to bond with your loved ones and discover the wonders of the UK through exciting and affordable treasure hunts. Visit their website today and get ready for a half-term full of fun, exploration, and cherished moments.

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2. Pumpkin Picking

Autumn and Halloween celebrations can’t start without a pumpkin-picking adventure! There are hundreds of pumpkin patches all across the country that offer sprawling acres of orange pumpkins as well as other spooky activities. But this one is even better because it’s free!

Picking Patch in Hampshire has 10 acres of pumpkins to pick from. Whether you stick to tradition and grab yourself an orange pumpkin, or you brave stepping out of the box and picking a ghostly white one!

Plus, check out our BRAND NEW pumpkin picking patch finder! Making it easier for you to find a pumpkin patch near you.

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3. Carving Fruit

You’ve all heard of pumpkin carving, but did you know you don’t HAVE to stick to carving pumpkins? It may be a Halloween tradition, but that doesn’t mean you can’t make your own. Or maybe you don’t have time to go out and get yourself a big round pumpkin… No worries, 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.

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4. 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, then why not enjoy some ghoulish games at home? Halloween-themed activities and games are a great way to pass the time.

Plus, family activities and party games are a great way to celebrate Halloween – for any age too! Whether you have your own fancy dress costume competition, engage in spooky storytelling or play with pumpkins!

Looking for some inspiration? We’ve rounded up a list of 10 great Halloween-themed games and activities for you to try at home!

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5. Watch A Spooky Film

There are a whole host of great spooky films to watch this Halloween season… Whether you’re in the mood for seriously scary, crazy and creepy, mind-bending and trickery or kid-friendly! Here are some of our family-friendly favourites for your eerie entertainment:

  • Hocus Pocus 1 & 2
  • The Gremlins
  • Beetlejuice
  • The Nightmare Before Christmas
  • Frankenweenie
  • Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride
  • Goosebumps
  • Coraline (my personal favourite)
  • Monster House
  • Hotel Transylvania (all 4 of them!)
  • The Witches
  • ParaNorman
  • The Addams Family
  • plus so much more!

So grab the blankets and get cosy for your fang-tastic film night! Don’t forget the popcorn and Halloween treats!

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6. Go Trick or Treating

This may have started off as an American tradition, but it’s definitely crept its way into our Halloween traditions…

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. If you spot a pumpkin outside someone’s door, that means you can go up and knock! Plus, it’s a free and fun activity that the kids will love.

Plus, who doesn’t enjoy dressing up as their favourite character? Maybe even some creepy characters with fake blood… It’s all fun really!

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7. DIY Halloween costumes

Obviously, you can’t go trick or treat without a spook-tacular costume! But you don’t have to fork out a lot of money either…

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 tablecloth vampires, there’s an exciting range of spooky costumes you can make on a budget.

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8. Halloween Crafts

For another type of spook activity, get hands-on and enjoy some family-friendly Halloween craft activities!

These fun and simple Halloween craft ideas 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!

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9. 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 fab-BOO-lous ghost cookies, we’ve got plenty of great Halloween-inspired recipes for you to try out this Halloween.

And if you’re hosting a Halloween party, here are some Halloween-themed food items you can make!

Why not try your hand at making your own pumpkin spice latte…?

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10. Decorate Your House

Turn your home into a horrifyingly cool 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. There are plenty of great DIY decorations you can make yourself, and creating the decorations is only half the fun!

From using cotton to make spider webs and toilet paper for any mummies you make. Of course, pumpkins will always make the perfect Halloween decoration!

dog in a ghost costume

11. Go For Spooky Walks

Feeling brave? Grab your coats and scarves and head off on a spooky trail just before dark (don’t forget to bring a torch with you!).

On your DIY ghost trail, try to see if you can spot anything that goes bump in the night…

One of many outdoor activities that you and the kids can enjoy this Halloween!

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