Discover if Syon House is haunted on a night time journey through its halls and rooms tomorrow. 

The theme of this season's ghostly tours is history, film and death, in homage to the numerous iconic films and period dramas which have been shot in the historic rooms.

The house is also filled with memories of those who have passed through before from abbey nuns to tragic priests, and doomed kings and queens.

Visitors are invited to see if they can feel a haunting presence as they make their way through the house.

What? Ghostly tour of Syon House

Where? Syon House, Park Road, Brentford TW8 8JF

When? Saturday, October 25 at 6.30pm and 8.30pm

Cost: £22. Suitable for aged 14 and over

See: http://www.syonpark.co.uk/whats-on/events or call 020 8560 0882

You can carve a pumpkin and take on a terrifying trail (if you dare) at Osterley Park and House this weekend.

There will also be silly games, spooky crafts and ghoulish face-painting in the house and its grounds tomorrow and Sunday.

What? Halloween Pumpkin Festival

Where? Osterley Park and House

When? Saturday, October 25, and Sunday, October 26, 12pm-4pm both days

Cost: Normal admission price applies (£4.50 adults, £2.30 children, free to National Trust members)

See: http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/osterley-park/things-to-see-and-do/events/

You can try pumpkin carving at Chiswick House this Halloween
 

Chiswick House is gearing up for its garden pumpkin party.

Families are invited to wear costumes and bring along their carved pumpkins which will all be lit up as it gets dark at about 5.30pm

There will be plenty of games, family activities, face painting and a bouncy castle with a fancy dress parade at 5pm and a grand finale fire performance at 6pm.

Burgers, sausages, brownies, toffee apples and mulled spiced apple punch will be on sale.

What? Pumpkin Party

Where? Kitchen Gardens, Chiswick House Gardens, Chiswick, W4 2RP

When? Saturday October 25 from 4pm to 6.30pm

Cost: £5 family ticket (4) and £1 for each extra person

See: http://www.chgt.org.uk/index.asp?PageID=525#.VDanTvldWSo

 

Youngsters can hunt for the ghosts in the machines at the London Museum of Water and Steam during its Halloween SpOOkfest.

Visitors can search the museum’s historic engine houses for the old haunts of its spectral inhabitants, take a ride on the ghost train and make some Halloween crafts.

What? Halloween SpOOkfest

Where? London Museum of Water and Steam, Green Dragon Lane, Brentford

When? Monday, October 27 - Sunday, November 2

Cost: Free with entry (adults £11.50, children £4.50, book online to save 10 per cent)

See: waterandsteam.org.uk

 

Spooky stiltwalkers will be scaring shoppers at Hounslow's Treaty Centre next Wednesday.

Youngsters can make bats and witches during a free craft session and there will be a trick or treat trail at the shopping complex, plus a fancy dress competition from 12.30pm.

What? Trick or Treaty

Where? Treaty Centre, Hounslow High Street

When? Wednesday, October 29, 12pm-4pm

Cost: Free

See: http://www.treatyshoppingcentre.co.uk/

Witch way to the Halloween party at Southville Community Centre, in Bedfont?
 

Real-life creepy crawlies have been invited to a huge Halloween party at Southville Community Centre, in Bedfont, next Friday.

Children will be able to handle spiders, snakes and other animals at the event, where they will also be challenged to guess what's in the slimy box.

Spooky art, face painting, glitter tattoos, a bouncy castle and a rodeo bull are just some of the other attractions on the day.

You can also check out dance displays and a fire show at the party, which is the biggest event in the centre's calendar, with around 500 people - mostly in fancy dress - expected to turn up.

What? Halloween Scream

Where? Southville Community Centre, Southville Road, Bedfont

When? Friday, October 31, 4pm-7pm

Cost: Free

 

A goblin hunt is among the ghastly goings-on at Gunnersbury Park next Friday.

There will also be a chilling children's storytelling and an art workshop where you can make a shadow puppet to scare the living daylights out of your friends and family.

What? Halloween in Gunnersbury Park

Where? Gunnersbury Park, Lionel Road North Brentford (meet outside the museum)

When? Friday, October 31, 10am-3pm

Cost: £2 per child (age seven-11) Booking essential on 020 8992 2247

Youngsters can get their Halloween thrills during a day of spooky fun at a soft play centre in Hounslow next Friday.

Jungle VIP, is holding a day of ghostly activities, ending with a disco for children aged 10 and under.

Halloween themed face-painting, crafts and baking will keep youngsters entertained during the day, all as part of the normal admission price, with accompanying adults going free for one day only.

The Halloween disco from 5.30pm to 7.30pm will include a treasure hunt, party games and a prize for the best fancy dress costume.

Entry is £5 for children aged one to 10, with adults getting in for free.

What? Halloween fun and disco

Where? Jungle VIP, Blenheim Centre (beside ASDA), Prince Regent Road, Hounslow

When? Friday, October 31, 10am-5pm (disco 5.30pm-7.30pm)

Cost: Normal admission applies during the day. The disco is £5 and tickets should be booked. Accompanying adults go free

See: http://www.jungle-vip.co.uk/what-s-on/