Are you looking for some fun Halloween activities this October?


At Gabriel Court, our residents are getting into the spirit of Halloween with a range of themed ideas and activities. Read on to discover how you can also enjoy the spooky season…

Fun Halloween Activities with Pumpkins

Fun Halloween Activities: Pumpkin Painting

Avoid the mess of pumpkin carving and dig out the paintbrushes to reveal your inner picasso!


Pumpkin painting is a great way to embrace the Halloween spirit. It’s suitable for all generations, with minimal cost and maximum fun.


Get creative with colours, whether you prefer traditional or wacky designs, or want to experiment with glow-in-the-dark paints.

Fun Halloween Activities Pumpkin Painting

Themed Baking Ideas

Trick or Treat is set in Halloween tradition but, this year, why don’t you drop the trick and keep the treat?


Baking is a great way to enjoy the season — and you don’t have to be the world’s best patisserie chef or the next ‘Bake Off’ winner to get started!


From pumpkin cheesecake to spider biscuits, there are plenty of fun, easy bakes to try your hand at this Halloween.


In fact, why not bring some of your favourite creations to Gabriel Court this October?


Sharing these delicious treats over a cup of tea is a wonderful opportunity to spend quality time together and is sure to bring a smile to your loved one’s face.

Halloween Themed Baking

Fun Halloween Activities: Spooky Games

Now the weather is colder, it’s the perfect time to enjoy some family time with Halloween-themed games.


Whether it’s a round of Cluedo or homemade Halloween bingo, there are plenty of fun ideas for celebrating the spooky season.


One of our favourite ideas is to create your own tin can bowling game.


Simply paint a series of tin cans in a Halloween theme (Frankenstein, ghost, pumpkin, mummy, and a black cat for starters). Once dry, stack them up and compete to knock them down using a tennis ball.

Fun Halloween Activities Themed Bowling

Host a Halloween Film Night

Film nights are an ideal way to bring everyone together and round off the day.


Get cosy watching family favourites like ‘The Addams Family’, Roald Dahl’s ‘The Witches’, or Tim Burton’s comical but equally scary ‘BeetleJuice.’


In the run-up to Halloween, why not put together a graze board (filled with Halloween-themed nibbles), cosy up under a blanket with a crackling fire, and enjoy a family film night!

Halloween Film Night

Fun Halloween Activities: Creepy Clay Modelling

Still stuck for fun Halloween activities and ideas? Why not try clay modelling?


Shape and mould a range of spooky characters, from ghosts and ghouls to vampires and creepy crawlies, and let the clay air dry, before painting, or adding any final touches.


Clay modelling is a great activity for all ages and provides plenty of fun. It’s particularly beneficial for older adults, as it helps improve dexterity in the hands and enhances fine motor skills.

Halloween Clay Making

Embark on an Autumnal Walk

If you’re looking for fun Halloween activities but would rather avoid the spooky element, why not embark on a nature-themed walk instead?


There are a myriad of beautiful green spaces in Kettering, perfect for exploring the local area.


Take a travel mug with a warming coffee, head out in the early morning frost and enjoy spotting wildlife hiding among the autumn leaves.


If you’d like to visit your loved one this Halloween, please contact a member of our team, and we’ll make sure the diary is clear for you to enjoy some quality time together!


Or, if you’re looking for a care home in Kettering for your loved one and would like to know more about Gabriel Court, please book a tour, and we’ll gladly show you around.


Alternatively, why not read our previous blog to discover how we promote healthy living at our Fairways care home?


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