5 ideas for a spooky Halloween in Kettering

08 October 2019

The dark evenings are rolling in, the air has a chill and Costa has its Autumnal hot chocolate on the menu – it must mean one thing, Halloween!

Why do we celebrate Halloween ?

How come we celebrate Halloween I hear you scream! Halloween dates back many centuries, and the event we celebrate today is a mix of traditions from different cultures. In Europe on All Hallows’ Eve (31st October), they used to light candles and offer flowers to remember those who had moved to the other side. The Tudors would ring bells to help trapped souls move to their final resting place, and the old Celtic festival Samhain marked the end of Harvest season.

Over the years, these traditions evolved in to the more commercial Halloween we celebrate now – a chance to dust off our fangs and dig out our best scary wigs for a spooky night of entertainment.

Ideas for celebrating Halloween in Kettering


A great activity for kids (and big kids) of all ages, pop your wellies on and trundle down to West Lodge Farm Park this October. Running until the 1st of November they have spooky tractor rides, witch’s house tours and gruesome walks at the farm, along with a giant pumpkin patch to pick your own pumpkin. Book your visit online today.

Halloween fancy dress

Google have just announced the top searched Halloween costumes for 2019 – with the evil clown from the horror movie IT at number 1. Closely followed by the traditional witch, dinosaur, Spider-Man and Chucky. The netflix hit Stranger Things characters also reach the unlucky-for-some spot 13!

What would you dress up as for Halloween? Why not pop along to the new Time 2 Celebrate studio in Kettering, who are running a mega Halloween costume sale to find your perfect fancy dress!

Fright Night... if you dare

In its 10th year of terrifying vistiors, Dr.Fright’s Halloween Nights is an award winning attraction and must do for those who dare! Located off the A45 at Earls Barton, it has a range of scare mazes featuring feared characters from classic horror movies around every twist and turn, a Horror Bar and other spooky going ons. It's fully covered too, so you don't have to worry about the frighteningly bad English weather ruining your plans!

Ticket prices start online from £16.95 and this is an 18+ only event.

Halloween Trail at Lyveden

Get in the Halloween mood at Lyveden Natinal Trust, near Oundle and just 10 miles from Kettering. Explore their garden landscape for pumpkins on their Halloween Trail, suitable for families. Running from the 26th of October through to the 3rd of November, check out more event details and prices online here. 

Halloween Flowers

Throwing a wild Halloween dinner party? Why not decorate with some Halloween themed flowers? Our florists can create a magical centre piece using seasonal blooms in burnt orange, crimson red and moody greens – just like our popular Petite Marylebone which has 10% off this October!





5 ideas for a spooky Halloween in Kettering