Halloween Fair

Join in with spooky seasonal fun and games at the Halloween Fair this October.

Join us at the Halloween Fair in the Horniman Gardens. Expect spooky up close magic, join in the fun with a fancy dress parade. Enjoy rides, face painting, craft stalls and more.

What’s on

The Halloween Science Spectacular

  • Times: 1.30pm and 3.30pm
  • Location: Bandstand

Vomiting pumpkins, fire bubbles and witches cauldrons at the Einstein’s Entertainers Halloween Science Spectacular!

Halloween parade with Copperdollar

  • Times: 12.30pm and 2.30pm
  • Location: Meet at the Information Desk (white tent)

Join the Halloween Parade through the Gardens led by our scary skeleton and show off your costume.

Magic courtesy of Nyko the Magician

  • Times: 11-11.30am
  • Location: Bandstand

Prepared to be dazzled with Nyko’s unique style of “mix and mingle” up close magic! After Nyko’s Bandstand performance they will be roaming for the rest of the Fair.

Free Make and Take workshop

Crafters of all ages are invited to join in our free spooky inspired craft workshop (suitable for ages 3+)

Arts and crafts stalls

Buy unique, sustainable locally made gifts for you, your friends and family.

Halloween trail

Follow clues to find flags across the gardens and win a prize.

Rides and games

Slide on down the giant inflatable slide, take a ride on the mini cars, or try your luck with hook a duck! From £2.

Face painting and balloons

Get your Halloween inspired face courtesy of Sunshine Faces and fun inflatables provided by Glorious Kids.

There is an additional cost for face painting which starts from £7. Last entry for the face painting queue is 3.45pm.

UrbanCrazy Mini Golf

  • Times: Open 10.30am – 4.30pm (last entry at 4pm)
  • Prices: Adult £7, Child £4.50, Family £17

Show-off your putting skills on the new mini golf course in the glorious Horniman Gardens, with UrbanCrazy.

Butterfly House

  • Times: Open 10.30am – 4.30pm (last entry at 4pm)
  • Prices: £2.50 per person

We also have a special Halloween Fair price to visit the Butterfly House during the Fair: tickets can be purchased from the Butterfly House on the day.

Food Stalls

  • Picks Organic Farm– burgers and hot dogs
  • Route 66 Burritos– californian style burritos
  • Sweet Carolina – spooky themed sweet treats and cake pops
  • Feel Full Falafel – freshly made falafel, salad and wraps
  • Yummi Bites – turkish gozleme
  • Niangs Thai Snacks – thai curries and sides
  • The Horniman Kiosk and Ice cream stand open as usual
  • The Horniman Café will be open as usual, your wristband will allow for re-entry to the fair

Timings and locations within the Gardens for all activities will be signposted on the day.

Ticket Information

  • Please note this event is outside so come along, embrace the spooky atmosphere and dress appropriately for the weather on the day as well as in your best creepy costume.
  • The Gardens will be accessible to ticket holders only. Reduced-cost tickets for the Butterfly House will also be available on the day for event attendees.
  • The event will take place whatever the weather and refunds will not be offered in the case of bad weather.

The event is sold out, there will be no tickets available on the door.

Please note that tickets to this event do not include entry to Wild Fangs.