If your terrifying toddler isn’t quite old enough to hit the streets for trick-or-treating, you can still get involved in some spooky fun that won’t give your mini monster nightmares. Check out these eerie Halloween events for the under-fives:
Mothercare Edmonton's Trick or Treat Fancy Dress Party, Saturday October 24
This Mothercare store in north London is hosting a special spooky play session with all profits going to children’s hospice Haven House. Kids can expect singing, dancing, face-painting and party games as well as the usual soft play fun. Mothercare Edmonton, N18 3HA; Tickets £3 per child.
Spooky Stories: Teeny-Tiny and the Witch-Woman, Thursday October 29
Professional storyteller Helen Tozer will captivate your kids with the well-loved tale of Teeny-Tiny and his brothers, who find shelter in a cosy but unusual cottage deep in the forest. The spooky storytelling is followed by some delightfully frightful outdoor activities. Recommended for 4+, wet weather wear gear is advised. The Soanes Centre, Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park, E3 4PX. Tickets £4 per child, extra siblings £2 (siblings under four free).
The Little Disco Company's Halloween Pop-Up Disco, Friday October 30
Put your tiny tot in the spookiest outfit and bop the hours away, Halloween style. Competitions, games, bubbles and fireworks are also included. The Ivy House pub, Nunhead. Tickets are £1 per adult, £6 per child. Extra siblings £4.
Little Folk with Albo Halloween Special, Saturday October 31
American singer and guitarist Al Clogston (aka Albo) performs folk music for families and their kids. He'll play some special Halloween numbers plus a treat or two – and fancy dress is encouraged. The Colour House Theatre, Merton Abbey Mills, SW19 2RD. Tickets £5 per adult.
Horniman Halloween Fair, Saturday October 31 and Sunday November 1
Horniman Halloween Fair includes several free events such as the Wild Fangs Creepy Creatures Cave where kids get their chance to come face to face with some of the world’s most goosebump-inducing crawlies. There will also be a suitably scary Halloween Parade. Horniman Museum & Gardens, SE23 3PQ. £3 per person. Under-threes are free of charge.