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With 2020 bringing lots of challenges, the way we celebrate our holidays will likely look a little different this year. One of the most anticipated Autumnal events for our little ones is Halloween – and all the excitement it brings. But, with trick or treating plans likely to be cancelled, your little ghouls may need to think outside the box and find new ways to entertain themselves this October. If you’re looking for alternative ways to celebrate Halloween with the grandkids then we have the answer! Read below for some ideas.

Spooky movie night


Bring all the fun of Allhallows Eve indoors by hosting a Halloween themed film night. Grab the popcorn and blankets and settle around the TV for some family favourites like Casper the friendly ghost or some Disney classics Why not even make it extra special and let the kids get dressed up as their favourite spooky character while they watch?

Make a Halloween feast!

Halloween might be synonymous with sweets and trick-or-treating, but why not start a new tradition this year? From delicious Autumnal stews, to pumpkin pie and toffee apples – there’s lots of tempting seasonal foods around that the whole family can sink their teeth into. Put on a yummy spread, and even invite the kids to help you prepare it in the kitchen as a fun family activity – if you dare!

Create your own treat bags

Be honest, although trick or treating is fun, there usually ends up being a few ‘treats’ in the bag that no-one really likes. Instead, try getting the kids together and making your very own treat bags, full of all the family’s favourite goodies. Pack them full of the kids’ most loved sweet treats, and throw in a few novelty toys or surprises. As an extra Halloween activity consider using paper bags. This way the kids can enjoy getting arty by decorating them themselves. Bonus!

Try a Halloween quiz

Zoom calls and virtual family quizzes have been more popular than ever this year. So, why not recreate all the fun of a quiz with some Halloween themed trivia, either online or in person? Test each other’s knowledge on all things spooky, and add in a lightening round incase things get competitive. From literature, film, fairytales and even music – there are loads of Halloween-themed categories family members of all ages can join in with to put their knowledge to the test. Don’t forget to add in a spooky prize for the winner.

Spending time with family is precious at any time of year. If mobility issues are getting in the way of quality time with your grandkids, then having a stairlift installed in your home might be the perfect solution. With next day delivery options available, you could have an affordable stairlift installed in your home in less time than you think. Got a question or want to learn more about our full range of stairlifts? Call the friendly Halton team on 0800 644 7766 to request a brochure or to arrange a no obligation quote.