Alongside pumpkin spiced lattes on your social media feeds, you’ve most likely seen pictures of families picking pumpkins during the autumn season, too. Pumpkin patches have become more and more popular over the years, with many in the UK becoming fully fledged attractions with food stalls, maize mazes, and bouncy castles on offer. With its popularity, pumpkin picking can be a bit expensive. Take a look at family tickets though, as this can be cheaper. Some patches also have free entry, so you only pay for the pumpkins. With the pumpkins you take home, you and your kids could give carving a go. And if your pumpkins are still fresh after the 31st, get your money’s worth by cooking up some spooky soup for tea!
Speaking of cooking, baking can also be a fun activity for the whole family (despite the sometimes chaotic clean-up effort afterward!). The BBC has a great selection of Halloween themed recipes that are easy for kids to get involved in, like these Halloween cake recipes. Why not even give the kids a list of ingredients, as well as a budget to buy them, and take them along to the supermarket to throw a little money lesson in there too? And after making these treats together, reap the rewards by getting cosy on the couch to watch a family Halloween movie together while you snack.