Don't miss these frighteningly good local activities and spooky decorations and costumes for Halloween...
Planning a party? Decorations have moved on from paper doily bunting, instead use this brilliant skull bunting from Party Pieces and Not on the High Street's skeleton crackers to keep your party stylishly ghoulish...
Pumpkin carving at Cobb's Farm just outside of Hungerford is always very popular. Just don't dress them in their Sunday best, it all gets rather messy! If you prefer something a little bit scarier the West Berkshire Museum is hosting a drop in Dragons Hunt for little ones...just don't forget your torch
There's a huge choice out there when it comes to fancy dress costumes for both adults and children. However, if you don't feel like battling to strap an over excited 3 year old in an 8 legged spider costume into the car (been there, done that) then there's Ellie Ellie's fabulous pieces which will ensure the kids are party appropriate but comfortable
If you'd rather not get fully dressed up but don't want to be a party pooper you can always wear one of Chinti & Parker's cashmere designs from their fabulous Halloween collection. Abra Cadabra sweater available at Mojo & McCoy
The Bel and the Dragon in Kingsclere is holding a spooky afternoon of ghost stories and cookie decorating with a mug of hot chocolate, suitable for children 3-10 years old. Book to avoid disappointment