Top Tips for a Happy Halloween for Under 10s
For a totally amazing Halloween that lasts a lot longer than trick or treating come and spend a day with us at Godstone Farm over half term! We’ve got so much going on!
Every day from Saturday 20th October until Sunday 28th October we will have activities galore! The farm will be buzzing with amazing Halloween activities!
Over half term, your children can dress up in their best Halloween costumes, there will be spot prizes during the day and we will be looking out for the best ones!
We will have our own Trick or Treat doors! In addition, but not exclusively, we will have a slime station, pick and carve your own pumpkins, creepy cave full of mini beasts, crafts and messy play, quizzes, a mud kitchen, den building and a monsters masquerade woodland walk! (It’s all designed especially for our younger visitors and primary school age children so nothing should be too scary for little ones.) We have these activities and many more, plus of course all the animals to see and learn about, Playbarn, Wiglet’s Play Village, ride-ons, sandpit, pig feeding, hogstacle… phew I hope there’s enough hours in the day!
Warm up with a delicious hot chocolate in the Tea Room or let the children have a run around in the Playbarn if it does get a bit chilly but they will be so busy having fun they probably won’t even notice the temperature!
Many children will want to go trick or treating over Halloween so if they do, here are a few tips to make sure your trick or treating goes well with no hitches.
- Accompany children at least up to the age of ten. Some ten year olds may be mature enough to go off with a group of friends but if they do, make sure they have a mobile phone and a torch with them, and that they stick to the route you have agreed they can take. Also set a curfew and remind them how important it is to stick to it.
- Only visit houses with pumpkins or other Halloween decorations. Respect the fact that some people may feel vulnerable and not like to answer the door to trick or treaters – no matter how cute! You will get a much better welcome – and probably better treats! from those who like to join in the fun!
- Keep them warm. Although we are lucky at the moment that the weather is still quite mild, by late afternoon the temperature has dipped, especially when the sun has gone down. It can feel quite chilly and damp too so layers are your friend here.
- Make sure children can be seen. Most Halloween costumes are dark and therefore they will not easily be seen -especially when they are excited and perhaps not thinking about road safety as much as they should be. Reflective bands or tape will make a huge difference and are easy to add.
- Choose non-toxic face paint over masks, masks will obscure their vision slightly, making crossing roads dangerous.
- Check any treats that your children are given, get rid of any that are unwrapped.
Enjoy yourselves, have fun and stay safe.
We hope you will choose to come and visit us for our Halloween event over half term, you’ll be guaranteed an epic day out!