10 of the best Halloween toys

Fab novelty toys, board games, soft plushies and interactive Halloween-themed toys – perfect for ages 0 - 14 years, and starting from as little as £1.49


Perhaps you’re looking for a cheapy, non-sweet alternative to give out to a few select trick or treaters – there are plenty of small, well-priced Halloween toys to choose from.


Maybe your little one absolutely LOVES Halloween and wants to carry a toy monster with them 24/7, or maybe you just fancy buying them a small Halloween present – well, we’ve also selected a few fab buys that’ll work all year round.

Or you might simply be looking for something you can play with together on 31 October – so we’ve selected a couple of brill board games and handy craft kits that’ll fit the bill, too.

Check out our top 10 Halloween toy picks…

1 Build-A-Bear Pumpkin Glow Bear, £19.50

glow in the dark teddy

Age: TBC

Why we love it: This sweet (if a little pricey) pumpkin-coloured teddy glows in the dark, and is customisable with voice boxes, sounds and even scents.

There’s a whole range of Build-A-Bear Halloween pals, including a blue vamp teddy, a starry purple bat and a boo-riffic ghost. Of course, they are all FAR too cute to be even remotely scary!

Available from: Build A Bear

2. LEGO BrickHeadz Halloween Witch, £9.99

lego brickheadz halloween witch

Age: 10 years +

Why we love it: Most of LEGO’s Halloween offerings are now considered ‘retired products’ (waa!) but this LEGO witch set should be a fun build for slightly older children.

Available from: LEGO

3. Jellycat Tony The Tarantula, £17

jellycat tony the tarantula

Age: From birth

Why we love it: Jellycat is an absolute classic when it comes to baby toys. It has a few Halloween-themed options for soft toys (including a black cat and an adorable bat) – but Tony’s definitely the most unusual. There’s also a Jellycat bat and a black cat.

Available from:  John Lewis

4. Nightmare Before Christmas Monopoly, £29.99

nightmare before xmas monopoly

Age: 5 years +. The film’s rated PG, but every child’s different – so you’d only get this once you’d deemed the film suitable for them to watch.

Why we love it: Kids who love Nightmare Before Christmas will hopefully enjoy playing a family game of Monopoly with a slightly spooky theme!

For those who don’t like board games, there are costumes and plushy toys of Jack Skellington and Sally available in the Disney Store, too.

Available from: Amazon

5. Hand Puppet Craft Kit, £1.99

hand puppet craft kit

Age: No age given, but we’d say 5 years +

Why we love it: A fun, colourful way to turn felt into hand puppets.

Available from: Party Pieces

6. Monster High Clawdeen Wolf Doll, £34.73

clawdeen monster high

Age: 6 – 12 years

Why we love it: A Monster High doll with a Halloween twist. Clawdeen comes with a fabulous furry cat suit, long purple curly hair, and a few cute accessories.

Available from: Amazon

7. Monster Rubber Ducks, £2.29

monster ducks

Age: From birth

Why we love it: Suitable from birth, these 4 poppy rubber ducks are a bit different to your standard yellow rubber ducks. They’re small at 2in, and a funny way to incorporate Halloween into baby’s bathtime.

Available from: Party Pieces

8. Floam Monster Party Putty Kit, £1.49

foam putty monster

Age: 3 years +, but we’d suggest waiting under they’re old enough to properly understand putty and slime, and not putting it in their mouths.

Why we love it: At £1.49 a pop, these are fab for kids’ party bags. The floam putty can be moulded into any kind of monster, decorated with plastic arms and legs. Best part is the putty is totally non-toxic.

Available from: Party Pieces

9. Ravensburger Disney Villainous Game, £34.99


Age: 10 years +

Why we love it: A great game for pre-teens, mums and dads to play together. You take on the role of a Disney villain, and battle it out to ‘complete your devious objective’ – it’s a pretty intensive board game for 2 – 6 players with lots of cards and pieces. 

Available from: Amazon and John Lewis

10. Molecules Monster Octobeast, £9.99

monster octobeast

Age: 5 years +

Why we love it: A monster you build one ‘atom’ at a time. Great for kids who love following instructions – and it’ll last well beyond 31 October!

Available from: Smyths Toys

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