With All Hallows’ Eve, or Halloween, rapidly approaching, there’s plenty of fangtastic fun to be had in the coming days.

Though restrictions mean that events have to be a little bit different this year, there’s still plenty of spooktacular fun for those young and old this year.

We’ve put together a roundup of the Halloween treats you can look forward to this year:


On Saturday, the Chantry Centre will be running some free craft workshops for families to enjoy, located next to Boswell’s seating area.

Due to social distancing guidelines, spaces are limited and pre-booking essential, and families of up to six people can book a spot at one of the sessions which will run at select times between 10am – 3pm.

In addition to the craft workshops, there will be more events going on around the town including a Halloween Hunt which will encourage families to track down shopkeepers dressed as spooky characters across Andover and hand in their findings at a gazebo in the High Street to receive some treats being provided by The Travelling Cupcake, Waitrose and Andover BID.

Leader of Test Valley Borough Council, Councillor Phil North said: “Whilst we haven’t been able to run our full programme of events in the Chantry Centre this year, I’m delighted that we are able to start offering activities for families to take part in again. We are taking special measures to ensure everyone will be safe and we really hope that families will make the most of the day and come into the town centre to enjoy lots of Halloween fun.”

Bookings can be made at www.thechantrycentre.com

Abbotts Ann

Abbotts Ann Nursery School are planning a half term scavenger hunt for little ones on Halloween.

Under 12’s are being invited to join in the Pumpkin Scavenger Hunt, which starts outside the War Memorial Hall.

The event is on from 10am to 2pm, and costs two pounds to enter, which needs to be made by contactless payment.

Fancy dress can also be worn, but is optional.


Families in Whitchurch and the surrounding area have been invited to tour the town to see the Halloween displays put up by residents.

Lanterns and displays will be on show across the town from 4pm to 11pm, allowing everyone to celebrate in a socially-distanced way.

An activity sheet will also be provided for families to get involved in the event.

Middle Wallop

The Army Flying Museum will be handing out Halloween bats craft packs all this week to visitors.

Inside the packs will be all the materials needed to put a tissue paper stained glass bat to put up in your window, including glow in the dark stars for added spookiness!

Inside will also be a bat fact sheet and word search, while a more difficult challenge can be had with an origami bat set, challenging visitors to fold their own. A military cap badge pack is also available as a less spooky alternative.

More information can be found at: https://www.armyflying.com/events/family-events/october-half-term/