Hansel & Gretel (Toon Books)
National Childrens Museum
What gruesome but fun things should you and the kids do during Halloween? Here are some ideas!
Some of Anorak's favourite illustrators, namely Edward Carvalho Monaghan, Tom J Newell, Rob Flowers, Hattie Mitchell, Cachete Jack and Malarky have designed ghosts which you can enjoy gawping at while munching on treats from Fatties Bakery. Goodie bags include some of our colouring books.
Wait till the sun comes down. Draw the curtains. Tons of cushions on the floor. Buckets of popcorn. Beetlejuice. Bliss.
The magnificent Chatsworth has some ghoulish fun planned for all ages during Halloween, including bat spotting, a trail in the deep dark woods to uncover an autopsy report from 1777, spooky craft activities and much more.
Read old fairy tales that will make you tremble, such as the wonderful Hansel & Gretel by Neil Gaiman & Lorenzo Mattotti and published by the fantastic Toon Books.
Meet Halloween masks or if you are really brave, you can step outside to join the museum's grave robbers and help them expel a few ghosts and spirits!
Spend a spooky but cosy weekend in the middle of the beautiful Cotswolds at the gorgeous Old Swan Inn for a night of traditional storytelling and of oooh-ing and aaaah-ing at the fireworks display.