With the nights drawing in and auburn leaves glistening in the low autumnal sunlight, Halloween must be around the corner. Once the preserve of the America’s, Halloween has now become an annual event in family calendars around the world; after all, who doesn’t love a gooey toofee apple, the chance to indulge in a spot of pumpkin carving and dressing up?

Magical Muggles Tour

Take a trip into Harry potter’s world with a tour of the Warner Bros Studios and combine this with a stay at The Grove, the luxury 5 star Hertfordshire resort which was a home from home for Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint during the filming of the blockbuster series!

A Magical Tour for Muggles starts from £350 per room per night and includes overnight accommodation in The Grove’s contemporary West Wing, with breakfast and two tickets for the Warner Bros Studio Tour. For families, a second interconnecting room can be booked at a 25% discount, and additional tickets are available. A second night can also be booked at a discount of 50% and The Grove’s magic wand has been waved so guests can enjoy three nights for the price of two. www.thegrove.co.uk 01923 296010

Scary Golf

If you’re in the Algarve this half term, take a trip over to the gorgeous Quinta Do Lago as this luxury resort is the perfect destination for families. What’s more, they’re celebrating Halloween in style with a ‘Scary Golf’ event on 30th October – free golf lessons, an iPad for the child sporting the best costume, trick or treat bags, cookies and a visit from real life witches… they really have got everything covered!

Pumpkin Flotilla

Unsurprisingly, the US is where some of the best Halloween activities are taking place and if you find yourself in New York this October, make sure you visit Central Park where there will be all things orange, spooky and fun; spider crafts, live bat programs, costume parades, pumpkin carving and cooking demonstrations, theatrical productions, spooktacular sports, cary storytelling and New York City’s largest pumkin flotilla on the Harlem Meer.

Halloween Kingdom

The Tivoli Gardens in Copenhagen are being transformed into a Halloween Kingdom this October. Form 12-28, the Gardens will be filled with thousands of pumpkins, hay bales, spiders and scarecrows.

Visit the witches lair for a spot of potion brewing, sing alongs, spider catching and a Halloween market. And don’t miss the daily Halloween parade – with fun characters, costumes galore and horse and carriages, you won’t want to leave!

Halloween Festival

Fancy fabulous weather and Halloween fun? Dubai is the perfect destination. This October, the gorgeous Madinat Jumeirah Resort is hosting its very own Halloween Festival. With face painting, mask making, pumping painting, games and family entertainment, we think parents will have just as much fun as their children!

Halloween Feast

For a sumptuous Halloween Festival in the most idlylic of surroundings, the Sharq Village in Qatar is perfect. Don the most scary costume you can’t find and head down to their fabulous Al Dana restaurant where you will enjoy three devillishly delightful courses.