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Weekend Round Up - Spooky Goings On - 26 and 27 October 2013

All weekend and until 3rd November there are spooky goings on at London Zoo with Boo at the Zoo - Daring visitors can discover awful artifacts in The Curiosity Shop of Horrors. The Animals in Action Team will introduce a whole host of creepy creatures in the Amphitheatre during daily Animals in Action show. Plucky young visitors can hear some terrifying tales, or create their own nightmares with creepy crafts and treat decorating.

Also on a spooky theme, the London Canal Museum has The Amazing Halloween Experience -  a unique trip through Islington Tunnel at halloween on board one of London's community narrowboats specially decorated for the occasion with a friendly witch amongst the crew. Be prepared for some surprise sights in the darkness of the 192 year old tunnel! You may also meet a witch on your journey or before or after it! Kids receive sweets on board and a free glowstick. There are also activities for chidren in the museum including face painting, treasure hunt and more. Adults £10, Children £8.

The London Eye is being transformed into a Witch Academy until November 2nd - Storytelling, participation and fancy dress are combined for oodles of fun as you get panoramic views across the city. If you book now, you can save 50% on child ticket prices making it £8.60 for children and £25 for adults.


It is the North Finchley Community Arts Festival today and there is an exciting visitor in Mr Bloom of CBeebies fame. Also stalls, a giant paper doll challenge, craft workshops, comedy and much more. FREE.

The Saturday Morning Kid's Show at Lauderdale House this weekend brings Spooky Stories -  Bring your spook-loving kids this Halloween to join in the fun with storyteller Vanessa Woolf as she entertains you with funny interactive tales of witches, snakes, spiders, and the Egyptian mummy's greedy cat! Especially suitable for under-7s.

The excellent Room on the Broom is showing at Arts Depot - both spooky and fun - Join a witch and her cat as they fly happily along on their broomstick - until a stormy wind blows the witch's hat, bow and wand away into the night!

Pickled Pepper Books, the children's bookshop in Crouch End is hosting Steven Lenton, illustrator of the wonderful Shifty McGifty and Slippery Sam who will be there getting up to mischief at 11am. 

Haringey Families have a Halloween disco this Saturday 3-5pm at Tetherdown Hall, corner Tetherdown & Queens Avenue, Muswell Hill. The disco will be full of fun & funky dancing, karaoke singing to party favourites mixed up with party games and cool prizes. ­


It's the All Dogs Matter Halloween Dog Walk and Fancy Dress parade at the Spaniards Inn today - all proceeds from this Halloween dog walk on Hampstead Heath go to the All Dogs Matter charity. There's mulled juice and prizes for best dog and owner fancy dress back at the Spaniards Inn. From 10.30am, £5 per dog.

Capel Manor Gardens in Enfield has its annual and terrifying Halloween Howler event in aid of Noah's Ark  Hospice - it’s time to carve the pumpkins plus other traditional craft activities for children including face painting, tractor rides, ghostly stories & plenty more to keep your little monsters busy this Halloween. We went last year and had a great time.

Avenue House in Finchley also gets spooky this weekend with their Halloween Night - there is a spook walk, fire juggling, face painting, hot chocolate and much more from 5.30-7.30pm. Adults £5, Kids over 5 £4.

Not feeling in a Halloween mood? Head to Jacksons Lane in Highgate to see a production of Pinocchio - Hiccup Theatre join forces with acclaimed children’s writer Michael Rosen (We’re Going on a Bear Hunt) to bring to life a sparkling new version of this classic tale with live music, puppetry and physical storytelling.

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