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Free event, but some activities may be ticketed on the day.

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Wild Fangs Creepy Creatures Cave

Enter here to come face to face with creepy creatures including, scorpions, tarantulas, a snake and cockroaches.

10.30am – 4.00pm 

£3 per person. Pay at the door. Under 3s free of charge

Dutch Barn, all welcome – all children must be accompanied by an adult.


Halloween Parade and Storytelling

Join the Halloween Parade through the Gardens led by our scary skeleton and show off your costume. Then settle down for a spooky story on the Bandstand. 

11.00am, 1.00pm and 3.00pm

Free - just turn up

Sound Garden at the top of the Avenue, all welcome


Horniman Halloween trail

Follow clues in the Gardens to solve a riddle and collect your spooky gift. 

10:30am – 4:00pm 

£1 per quiz sheet from the Spooky Desk outside the main entrance 

Suitable for families with children aged 3+


Teacup Rides

Take a ride in a teacup on our Bandstand terrace.

10:30am - 4:00pm

£2 per person



Play on our inflatable Moonwalk overlooking our beautiful gardens.

10:30am - 4:00pm

£2 per person 


Farmers' Market

Locally sourced, locally sold farmers' market selling vegetables, meat, fish, bread, flowers, hot food and much more.  Note:  Not all traders will be staying for the whole afternoon.


Bandstand Terrace, Suitable for all


Arts and Crafts Fair

Buy creative, unusual and fascinating gifts for you, your friends and family. 

10:30am - 4pm, Conservatory and Pavilion


Dastardly Discovery

How sharp are a shark’s teeth?  Come and discover how sharp and more.

 2 – 3:30pm, All Welcome Free – just turn up, Hands on Base


Face Painting

Get Halloween ready with a spooky design.

10:30am - 4pm, Pavilion £4 face paint, £3 glitter tattoo.


Halloween skeleton headdresses

Join us and make a spooky headdress to wear this Halloween.

Every 30 minutes between 11am and 4pm, Suitable for families with children aged 3+ Free, Education Centre


Laguna Jewellery Hand made jewellery using felt and knitted crocheted wire
Saragai Hand made bags, purses and artworks made from original screen printed fabrics and vintage kimono fabrics. 
My Gorgeous Cards and Gifts Wide range of cards and kitchen lines. 
George and Vee hand made lace jewellery and accessories, fairtrade recycled textiles. Hand embroidered leather bags and accessories. 
Nicaragua Solidarity Campaign Latin American children's clothes, crafts, music, DVDs, Christmas cards. Political witty tshirts, Nicaraguan coffee grown by women. 
Gauzy Jackal Hand knitted, scarves, hats, blankets, throws and other home accessories. Stationery and greetings cards
Dominic Canty Self published writed selling his debut novel Dead Men Should Know Better. The novel is a comedy spy thriller suitable for men and women. 
Louise Whalley Dichroic glass jewellery such as pendants, earrings, cufflinks, bracelets and brooches. 
Octavia Plum Love where you live location prints charting local history and information about Forest Hill and the surrounding areas of South East London. 
Step Outside Guides Guidebooks for family days out exploring free to see London.
Puppet Pets Handmade felt puppet, as well as Pollocks theatres, and re prints of Victorian Jumping Jacks. 
Fabric 41 Quality dribble bibs designed, printed and made in the UK
Kokku Handmade filigree Jewellery in gold and silver
Cory Creations Hand knitted and crocheted accessories such as shawls, bags and scarves. 
Place in Print Art and design inspired by the local area. Prints of local landmarks including the Horniman Museum and Gardens
Becky Bakes Cakes, biscuits and confectionary. Handcrafted sugar flowers and other sugarcraft items.
Silver Petals Silver jewellery with semi precious stones and shell jewellery set in silver. 
Stewarts Cakertree Bakery - all homemade products using natural, fairtrade and organic items. 
Elizabeth Chandler Jewellery Handmade jewellery for adults and children. Pieces are made usign silver and gemstones. 
FunkyNChunky African print bags and statement necklaces
Nilare A lifestyle brand that provides a unique range of contemporary handcrafted accessories and gifts showing the African artistry. High quality products that offer a fusion of culture and style while telling a story. All products are designed in London and made in Africa.
Eco Design Fair Sustainable design homewares- coasters made from ply and vintage maps. 
Loops and Lil Crocheted accessories includign tea light holders, blankets, scarves and bunting. 
Twist N Shout Balloon modelling, inflatables, helium ballons and confectionary. 
All Things Nice Sweets and confectionary. Including chocolate sculptures and sweet trees ideal for centrepieces
Glitterbees Face painting and glitter tattoos
Ketchup on Everything Placemats, coasters and make your own toy kits inspired by an animal alphabet. Also sell personalised nursery name prints.
Litte Prints Clothing Handmade cotton baby and toddler clothes, accessories and name bunting
Underdog Fairtrade craft and groceries
Tropic Natural skincare and makeup range
Saffron Blue Spiritual greeting cards, books and toys.
Drawn Together Art prints of original works and hand printed greeting cards. Works by three artists: Hazel AdamsRebecca Hunter and Maria Nilsson 
EE's Cosmetics Handmade natural skincare
The Cinemalist Paintings and illustrations of iconic film scenes
Cavendish Keble Illustrated children's picture books
Mercedes Oakley Individually designed and handmade, original and striking decorative galssware for the home