We asked Hollie from Baby in Bucks to share with us her ideas for days out this Autumn and Halloween. Baby in Bucks in a local blog filled with ideas for days out with the kids in and around Bucks.
With the leaves starting to change colour and autumn approaching I’ve put together my pick of the best activities for you to do with the kids this autumn in Bucks.
Enjoy a Children’s Spooky Afternoon Tea at Waddesdon Manor
Treat the whole family to a spooky Halloween tea with ghost meringues, a mummified gingerbread man, spooky jelly snakes and more.
You will also be able to carve a pumpkin at The Stables and take part in a Halloween Trail to find the creatures of the night hidden along Miss Alice’s Drive.
Location: Waddesdon, Aylesbury, HP18 0JH
Go on a Scarecrow Hunt at Hughenden
Find the harvest scarecrows in the Walled Garden at Hughenden throughout October.
From 16th Oct – 2nd November discover the trees at Hughenden which have been given at autumnal make-over on a family self-led trail around the gardens.
All activities are free of charge, normal admissions apply. To book your arrival slot click here.
Location: Hughenden Manor, Hughenden, HP14 4LA
Create your own Halloween Biscuits with Teacups and Tandems
Teacups and Tandems will be running children’s Halloween workshops on Friday 30 October where they will create spooky biscuits in their beautiful workshop.
They also have Halloween kits to decorate your biscuits at home.
Location: 59 High Street, Great Missenden, HP16 0AL
Halloween Pottery Painting at Bojangles Creative Café
Paint your own pumpkin and other Halloween inspired pottery at Bojangles from now through to the end of October. They also have takeaway kits available for you to paint at home and then return to them to fire and glaze.
For more details and opening times click here. Call to book your session on 01494 764150.
Location: 132 White Lion Road, Little Chalfont, HP7 9NQ
Spooky Sensory at Dragon Sensory
Dress up in your scariest outfit for some spooky sensory fun from 22 – 30 October. You’ll get to pick and carve your own pumpkin, decorate a Halloween tea light, make a ghoulish witches brew and scavenge for trick or treats.
Location: 35 Browns Road, Holmer Green, HP15 6RZ
Get the Perfect Pumpkin Photo at Farmer Paul’s Pumpkins
If you’re looking for somewhere to get the perfect photo of your little one surrounded by funky looking pumpkins then this is the place for you. All of Farmer Paul’s Pumpkins are displayed in ‘The Pumpkin Barn’ where they have several displays set up for the perfect pumpkin and spooky photos. Pumpkins start from as little as 50p.
Location: Weedon Hill Farm off the Buckingham Road, HP22 4DP, just outside Aylesbury
PYO Pumpkins at Peterley Manor Farm
The pumpkin field at Peterley will be open again this year for you to PYO from 17th October. They will be open every weekend and all Tuesday – Sunday during half term. Click here for opening times.
They are also running the following kids Halloween workshops:
27th October – Cupcake Decorating
28th October – Creepy Cookie Decorating
29th October – Pumpkin Painting
Location: Peterley Lane, Prestwood, Great Missenden, HP16 0HH
Pumpkin Pick Up and Carving at Odds Farm
The Pumpkin Patch will be open for little ones to pick up their own pumpkin and then carve it from 24th October – 1st November. Plus enjoy all the usual fun animal and play activities at Odds Farm.
Location: Wooburn Common, High Wycombe, HP10 0LX
Go on a Pumpkin Trail at The Eden Shopping Centre
From Saturday 24th October to Sunday 1st November the Eden Centre are running a spook-tacular movie-inspired Painted Pumpkin Trail. To take part simply visit the Eden website and download the trail. You can also fill in an online form as you go! The trail begins at The Famous Faces Pumpkin Patch in Eden where you will find your first question!
Then follow the COVID-safe Halloween trail around Eden to locate answers to all the cinematic clues to be in with the chance of WINNING a fang-tastic prize!
Pick up a Pumpkin and Play at The Patch MK
Grab a wheelbarrow and head into the enormous pumpkin patch at The Patch MK to choose your perfect pumpkin. You’ll also be able to get some great photos as they’ve set up the perfect Insta backdrops including a house made of pumpkins and a huge PUMPKIN sign.
Your little ones will love all the play areas which include slides, a bale maze, a bale mountain to climb on and run round, a barrel train ride (£2.50 extra) and a tractor to climb on and ‘drive’.
Visit Strawberry Grove Café for a Spooktacular Halloween Afternoon Tea
Available from 20th-31st October this seasonal afternoon tea is available in both their Marlow and Maidenhead cafes. There is a special menu for adults and little ones, both including unlimited hot drinks.
To book call the café of your choice, contact numbers are here. Bookings must be made at least 24 hours in advance.
We will be regularly updating this article with additional activities and the most up to date information so keep checking back.