Halloween and half term coincide this month, meaning there’s lots of wicked fun to be had for children, families and adults. Vibe picked out some of the top creepy fun this October.

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Halloween Night Market in Kingston’s Ancient Market Place from 5pm to 10pm on Thursday, October 29

The night award-winning market returns to Kingston for the final time this year and a spooktacular special with added ghostly and ghoulish activities on top of the usual arts and crafts, music, drink and street food. It’s free.

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Boris and Sergey’s Astonishing Freakatorium at Greenwich Theatre on October 30 and 31

Vaudeville brothers Boris and Sergey host a freak show like no other, starring puppet characters telling the tragic story of Pierre le Petit Tete Gustav and his deranged tap dancing companion Juan Tamino. Boris even faces El Pollo Diablo – or Betsy – in a live on-stage cock fight in a super spooky storytime that’s full of audience interaction, improvisation and comedy. It finishes with a spine tingling séance where the lines between reality and fantasy are blurred. Tickets cost £16 or £13.50 concessions. Go to greenwichtheatre.org.uk

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Circus of Horrors at The Churchill Theatre, Bromley, on November 1

Demon dwarfs, killer clowns, sword swallowers, death defying aerialists and a world record holding hair swinger give this circus a macbre twist which last year saw it become the first circus in the West End in 100 years. Tickets cost from £19.90. Go to atgtickets.com/Bromley

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Fright Nights at Thorpe Park from October 9 to 12, 17 to 19 and 24 to November 2

Get spooked out at the theme park with late opening, creepy goings on and special attractions with live action scares. There’s a scary deserted circus and attractions inspired by movies such as Saw, Cabin in the Woods and the Blair Witch Project. Go to thorpepark.com

Trick or Treat Run in Richmond Park on November 1

If running is your idea of hell then this could still be for you. Fancy dress is encouraged for this run – from 2km to 10km – with prizes for the best costumes. As you approach the finish you’ll have to choose between a trick or a treat and staff special trained in the Dark Arts lurk at scary Halloween zones. Entry costs from £15 to £25. Go to humanrace.co.uk

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Seance at The London Dungeon

Scary all year round, The London Dungeon turns it up another notch at Halloween and this year’s attraction is Seance. Set in 1873, it’s based on real events when the most celebrated medium visits the most haunted house in England, in Berkley Square. And that’s on top of its twisted regulars such as Jack the Ripper. Tickets cost from £20.50. Go to thedungeons.com

Phobophobia at The London Bridge Experience and Tombs from October 24 to 31

Prepare to face your biggest fears. Very little is revealed about the show but last year, more than 14,000 people were terrified – locked in to cages, held up at gun point, robbed, harassed, held hostage and dragged into the horrific world of the freaks – all in the name of entertainment. It’s for (not easily offended) adults only. Tickets cost from £24. Go to thelondonbridgeexperience.com

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Hauntfest at Broadditch Farm, Southfleet, on October 16 and 17 and October 23 to November 1

Broadditch Farm becomes the award-winning Broadwitch Farm once again as all manner of ghosts and baddies haunt installations such as the Spooky Castle, a vampiric netherworld and a slasher film-style massacre. It’s super scary and full of actors at night while the daytime features lighter scares for the youngsters. Night time prices start from £12. Go to spookycastle.co.uk

Disco Kids: Monster Mash at The Albany, Deptford, from 2pm to 5pm on November 1

A Halloween special of the regular party for under sevens means the youngsters can unleash their most terrifying movies as DJ Jean Genie spins the spooky tunes. Tickets cost £6. Go to thealbany.org.uk

Twisted Circus Halloween Special at Indigo at The O2 on October 31

Weird and wonderful circus acts, from dramatic contortion and blood bath burlesque to light bulb eating and blade regurgitation are among the routines which are topped off by the centrepiece – a demonic live midnight autopsy. Evil clowns and the Angel of Death will circulate as you tuck into candyfloss, popcorn and cupcakes and get your facepainted and a line up of world class DJs provide the tunes. Fancy dress is mandatory – no effort, no entrance. For over 18s only. Tickets cost £20. Go to theo2.co.uk

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A Nightmare on Elm Street and Freddy’s Revenge (18) at The Woodville, Gravesend, on October 31 and November 1

See Wes Craven classic 80s horror movie – that gave birth to the iconic Freddy Kreuger and helped launch the career of Johnny Depp – on the big screen again at The Woodville, then watch its sequel Freddy’s Revenge the next night. It costs between £5.50 or £6 for each movie of £10 for both. Go to Woodville.co.uk

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Frankenweenie (PG) at Clapham Picturehouse and East Dulwich Picturehouse on October 31

Tim Burton adapted his own black-and-white short film into a stop-motion kids feature about a boy who brings his dog back to life. It’s on at 10.30am in East Dulwich or 11.45am in Clapham. It’s a kids club film so unaccompanied adults are not allowed. Go to picturehouses.com

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Buffy The Vampire Slayer: The Bronze is Back at The Ritzy, Brixton, from 8.30pm on October 31

Celebrate the seminal TV show by dusting off your crop tops, woolly jumpers, leather jackets or Hawaiian shorts for a Buffy-themed party on both floors of the Ritzy. There will be music, games and dancing on graves. It’s for over 18s only. Tickets cost £8. Go to picturehouses.com

Regal Ruin at Battersea Arts Centre from 7pm on October 31

The Art Centre’s Scratch Bar summons the corrupt souls of history for a right royal bash featuring DJs, prizes for costumes and poisoned chalice cocktails. The dress code is plague-chic. Tickets cost £6 in advance or £8 on the door. Go to bac.org.uk

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Shrek’s Adventure! London at the South Bank from October 24 to November 1

Everyone’s favourite ogre brings a unique Halloween experience featuring witched, pumpkins and magical surprises for all ages. Shrek has decorated his home to create a spooky swamp but you can bet it hasn’t gone to plan for him. Little ones can meet Shrek and every child takes home a treat. Tickets cost from £23.40 online at shreksadventure.com

Hither Green Cinema presents Chills in the Chapel at St Swithun’s Hall on November 1

The town’s community pop-up cinema returns with a spooktacular double bill. Kids are encouraged to bring pumpkins and fancy dress for Spielberg’s animated movie Monster House (PG), with the doors opening at 2pm before the film at 3.30pm. Tickets cost £5 and adults go free provided they’re accompanied by a child. The evening means a screening of the classic The Cabinet of Dr Caligari (U) with live accompaniment from musician Igor Outkine. Doors at 7pm for a 7.45pm start.

Halloween: A Walk on the Dark Side – from Bourne Hall Museum, Ewell, from 7pm to 8.30pm on October 30 and 31

Discover the dark side of Ewell on this guided tour which takes in graveyards, notorious crime scenes and ghostly tales. It costs £5 and meets in the foyer at Bourne Hall. Go to Epsom-ewell.gov.uk

The End of the World Party at Electric Brixton from 10pm on October 31

If Satan is intent on bringing the end of the world, why not lock yourself up at Electric Brixton for ‘the party to end all parties’. Tickets cost from £10 in advance or £20 on the door. Go to electricbrixton.uk.com

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Ghosthunters Halloween Icy Trail at Ham House, Richmond, from October 24 to November 1

To celebrate the release of  the film Ghosthunters, an exclusive activity comes to Ham House with its regular spooks joined by Hugo, its Averagely Spooky Ghost, and the dangerous Ancient Ice Ghost. Children who complete the trail get a badge and the chance to win themed prizes and merchandise. Entry is free for National Trust members, £11 for the whole property and £4.50 for the gardens. Kids go free during half term and the activity costs an extra £2 per person. Go to nationaltrust.org.uk/ham-house

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500 Years of Fear: Ghost Tours at Hampton Court Palace from October 31

Take a spine-chilling tour of the palace after all of the visitors have gone home and hear the supernatural stories spanning five centuries. There are a series of tours, suitable for different age groups, which cost from £7 for children and £14 for adults. Go to hrp.org.uk

Horrible Halloween at The Woodlands Farm Trust, Shooters Hill, from 6pm to 8pm on October 30 and 31

The farm gets creepy with children encouraged to wear fancy dress, explore the farm and make a spooky craft to take home.  Tickets cost £4. Go to thewoodlandsfarmtrust.org

Family Pumpkin Party at Knight’s Garden Centre, Chelsam, from 6pm to 8pm on October 28

Children can enjoy games, fancy dress and a sparkler finale. Children must be supervised (adults can come free). Call 01883 622340 or go to knights-gardencentres.co.uk

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Howl‘o’ween at Chessington World of Adventures from October 23 to November 2

A spine-chilling week at the theme park includes late opening til 8pm and two new adventures – Curse of the Lost Tomb maze for braver souls and Trick or Treat Wood for littler explorers, on top of rides in the dark and spooky animal shows. Prices start from £27. Go to chessington.com

Halloween at Whitehall, Cheam, from October 29 to 31

Whitehall’s Halloween fun includes Trick or Treat crafts from 1pm to 4pm on October 29, where children from age four and up can make trick or treat baskets and masks (£3); Museums at Night from  5.30pm to 9pm on October 30 with candlelit stories in the attic, crafts in the Tudor bedroom and a ghoulish kids’ trail (free); and Seriously Spooky Skulls from noon to 3pm on October 31, with the chance to take part in crafts inspired by the Mexican Day of the Dead. Go to friendsofwhitehallcheam.co.uk

Bewitched Magical Circus Show at Woodcote Green Garden Centre in Wallington from October 26 to 30

Be mesmerized by the magic, illusions, acrobats and juggling in the 30 minute family show. Tickets cost £3. Go to woodcotegreen.com

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Scaredy Cats at Battersea Dogs and Cats Home from 10.30am to 3pm from October 28 and 29 and noon to 3pm and 5.30pm to 8pm on October 30

See the London cattery’s scaredy cats up close and take part in fun activities this trick or treat seasons. On Friday, dress in your frightening finest for the Halloween fancy dress catwalk. There’s also a pumpkin carving competition. Standard admission applies and the Friday fright night costs £4. Go to Battersea.org.uk/scaredycat