The nights are drawing in and the ghouls, ghosts and spooks are upon us in the Lewes area. Spooky theatre, creepy crafts and pumpkins galore, there’s plenty of ghoulish going ons to keep your little monsters occupied this half-term. We’ve selected five activities from across our area to get your teeth stuck into.


The pumpkins at South Farm are now big and juicy and ripe for picking. This is a family run, dairy farm where you will be greeted by friendly staff and a field full of pumpkins of all shapes and sizes. Children are encouraged to choose and pick their own pumpkins for a small and reasonable fee. This is a great day out and is sure to become an annual family favourite.

WHEN: From October 20 2018
WHERE: Rodmell,Lewes, East Sussex, BN7 3FE
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COST: From £3

Halloween Lewes 2018


A modern drawing room psychological thriller based on Bram Stoker’s classic novel and retold as a contemporary haunting tale set in the metropolis of London. This piece of theatre will be performed in the East room at the historic and spooky Ann of Cleves house. Suitable for pre – teen ghouls – 11+years

WHEN: 30, 31 October / 1st November. Doors 7.30pm – Running time approx: 70 mins
Interval time approx: 20 mins
WHERE: Ann of Cleves House, Anne of Cleves House, 52, Southover High St, Lewes, East Sussex, BN7 1JA.
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COST: From £12.50


Halloween is not complete without carving your very own pumpkin. Why not join in with the folks at the Lansdown Arms pub in Lewes and create your spooky masterpiece. Pumpkins and tools will be provided.

WHEN: October 25 2018
WHERE: Lansdown Arms, 36 Lansdown Place, BN7 2JU Lewes
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Visit Newhaven Fort if you dare this Halloween half term for a spooktastic day out. Descend into the terrifying tunnels of the Eastern Magazine for a terribly-fun trip around the post-apocalyptic world and find out if you really are alone down there. Follow the trails around the Fort and see what gruesome goodies await you in the witch’s cauldron. If that sounds too terrifying, you can always hide out in the activity centre and create your very own creepy creatures at their drop-in craft sessions.

Alongside the special Halloween activities, the Fort’s other attractions will be open as usual.

WHEN: October 20 -28, 2018
WHERE: Newhaven Fort, Fort Road, Newhaven, BN9 9DS www.newhavenfort.org.uk
COST: Halloween activities are included in the price of entry
Adult £7.95 Child (4-15) Must be accompanied by an adult £5.80


If you fancy something different this Halloween, take a trip to Raystede Animal Sanctuary for their spooky, fun dog show. If you would like to give your dog a chance to win a special Raystede rosette and help raise vital funds for the dogs and other animals at the centre, then pop along. They could win first prize for the most devilishly handsome hound or the most fangtastic smile. There will also be activities for your little, human horrors too and prizes for the best Halloween costume in show.

Visit their website to enter you pooch in one of the categories – spaces are limited.

WHEN: 28 October 2018
WHERE: Raystede Centre for Animal Welfare, The Broyle, Ringmer, East Sussex, BN8 5AJ www.raystede.org
COST: £3 to enter your dog into a category. General entry to the sanctuary is by donation.