Halloween half term is fast approaching in the Lewes District but don’t be scared; we’ve handpicked 5 top activities to keep your little monsters occupied, engaged and intrigued. We’ve uncovered arts & crafts, pumpkin picking and festivals from across our district to keep your family entertained this Autumn break.

Don’t forget to visit our Top Events Page and Events Calendar for all other events happening throughout October.


WHAT: Holiday art club for kids (8+)

WHEN: Mon 23  Tues 24 & Thurs 26 Oct

TIME: 9.30am – 3pm

WHERE: 90 High St, Lewes BN7 1XN

COST: £40 per day


NOTE: All materials are supplied apart from T-shirts. Please bring a white T-shirt for printing onto.

New to Lewes, ArtStart is an arts & crafts club for children over 8 yrs. Over the course of the 3 days your little ones can enjoy a variety of activities including printing, clay modelling, drawing and painting. They can try their hands at making cosmic sun catchers, block painting inspired by Islamic art, gelli. printing and much more They will break at 11 for snacks and have a run around the Grange at lunchtime.


WHAT: Craft Activity

WHEN: 27 October

TIME:  2-4pm

WHERE: Birling Gap Visitor Centre

CONTACT: 01323 423197

COST: £5.00

Birling Gap is a wonderfully spooky location in the winter. Although beautiful, it is relatively remote, and a great spot to visit during half term. Here your child can delight in making a child sized broomstick, and craft a bat to take out trick-or-treating with them.


WHAT: Pick your own pumpkin

WHEN: Saturday 21 -31 October, open every day (including half term)

TIME: 10.00 am to 4.00pm

WHERE: South Farm Rodmell

COST: £1-4 depending on Size

Further details VISIT


Take a trip to South Farm and choose from an array of locally grown pumpkins. South Farm is a local family run dairy farm who also grow pumpkins for Halloween. It’s great fun letting your child select their own pumpkin to carve and a great way to get some Autumnal fresh air. You can make a day of it by carving your own pumpkin at home and making a delicious seasonal soup.




WHAT: A Variety of spooky experiences

WHERE: Newhaven Fort, Fort Road Newhaven, BN9 9DS

WHEN:Saturday 21 – Sunday 29 October

CONTACT: For more information VISIT

Join Newhaven fort for a whole host of spooky fun. Visit the terrifying tunnels of the Eastern Magazine (if you dare!), visit the Jaws ‘n’ Claws workshops on 29th October, take part in a Halloween quiz trail and join  Mad Scientists in their laboratory.

Keep an eye on the website for more details!


WHAT: Spooky Camping & festivities

WHEN: 27 October

TIME: From 6pm

WHERE: Big Park (Centenary Park) Peacehaven

COST: £10 per pitch


NOTES: Please contact Campbell at Community House of you would like to camp as numbers will be limited. Younger ghost hunters are welcome but anyone wishing to camp needs to be with someone over eighteen. Those interested are to bring their own camping equipment and must register with Campbell McBryer before the event at


Peacehaven has a rich history dating from the Bronze and Iron ages so Halloween is the ideal time to spend the night where our ancestors lived. Spooky events and food will be available from six o’clock at the Gateway Café followed by camping on the park itself. There will be a camp fire with scary stories and music.There is a scary dress code with an award from Wychwood Brewery for the scariest costumes.