As the nights draw in and we approach Halloween we’ve compiled a list of fun Halloween activities for children and young people to try.

We are sometimes hesitant about spending time outdoors when the weather is cold and wet. However regardless of the weather, time spent outdoors can help boost your child’s health, well-being and happiness.

Outdoor play offers many opportunities for development, growth and learning with many benefits including:

  • Improving physical fitness

  • Developing coordination, strength, agility and stamina

  • Building self-confidence, independence and self-esteem

  • Fostering social connections, problem-solving skills and increasing resilience

Check out our ideas for fun this Halloween and outdoors on our new Play Matters information sheet: