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

About this event

Go on a spooky trail, find goodies in our special arts and crafts market, join in Bandstand fun and enjoy some Halloween-themed food. Come dressed in your favourite Halloween costume and join parades led by Copperdollar.

Horniman Halloween Hike

10.30am - 4.30pm
£1 per quiz sheet from the Spooky Desk outside the main entrance

Solve a riddle and collect your spooky gift.

Halloween Pumpkin Mask Making

10.30am - 3.30pm
In the Education Centre

Join us and make your very own mask to take home.

Horniman Members Spooky Skeletons Workshop

Halloween-themed hands on sessions exclusively for Horniman Members. RSVP in advance only.

Dastardly Discovery

2 - 3.30pm
In the Hands on Base

How sharp are a shark's teeth? Come and discover this and more.

Big Draw

11am - 3.30pm
At the Dutch Barn and Bandstand

Help us turn the Bandstand into a giant hibernation home. Create your own leaf and then stick in inside the Bandstand to add to our cosy burrow.

Halloween Parade

12.30pm and 2.30pm
Starting at the Sound Garden at the top of the Avenue

Get ready to show off your costume and pumpkin mask in the Halloween Parade led through the Gardens by Copperdollar.

Face Painting, Photo Booth, Balloon Modelling and More

10.30am - 4.30pm
In the Pavillion

Activities for the old and young - come and join in with the spooky spirit.

Farmers Market (Saturday only)

9am - 4pm
On the Bandstand Terrace

Our weekly Farmers' Market has specially extended opening hours, selling locally sourced, locally sold vegetables, meat, fish, bread, flowers, hot food and much more.

Arts and Crafts Market Stalls

10.30am - 4.30pm
In the Conservatory and Pavillion

Blighty Blooms - hand crafted home and fashion accessories using British wool and tweed

C J Events - balloon art, inflatables, foils and old fashioned favourite sweets

Cory Creations - hand-knitted and crocheted accessories such as shawls and scarves, as well as handmade chocolates and biscuits

EE's Cosmetics - handmade cosmetics using only natural ingredients from renewable sources - facebook - twitter

Essie's Bits and Bows - hair accessories - facebook - instagram

Fabric 41 - luxury dribble bibs all designed, made and printed in the UK - twitter

Gauzy Jackal - hand-printed cards and stationery, decorations, bunting, coasters and handmade gifts - twitter - instagram

George and Vee - handmade embroidered leather bags, wallets, lace, jewellery and accessories, fairtrade scarves and ceramics

Glitz and Glamour

Kush Cuisine - award winning handmade preserves with a Caribbean twist

Linda's Cakes - homemade cakes

Louise Whalley - handmade dichroic glass jewellery, fused glass products and stained glass decorative hangings

Lucy Lynch - eco-friendly and ethically-made homewares, bags and accessories - twitter

Paul Barton Art - one-off life drawings and paintings

Phox - event photo booth - facebook - twitter - instagram

Postcode Prints - locally-themed, limited edition prints and 3D prints

Print About Town - limited edition prints that celebrate the local area and communities - twitter

Ray Stanbrook Prints - prints specialising in colourful and quirky illustrations of the wonderful people and places in London's neighbourhoods

Spyware Vintage - stylish vintage clothes, handbags, jewellery, accessories, books etc.

Virginia the Wolf - jewellery and home wares made from ethically sourced animal bones - facebook - instagram