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 £2

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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.

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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.

Here are our top 10 Halloween toy picks…

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

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 an orange unicorn, 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 Hidden Side Graveyard Mystery, £24.99

Age: 7+

Why we love it: The Hidden Side sets are Lego’s first augmented reality toys – you can download the Lego Hidden Side app and move your device over your set to bring it to life. This spooky graveyard set comes with a tombstone statue, haunted tree and grave that opens up.

Available from: LEGO and Argos

3. Jellycat Tony The Tarantula, £17

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: Jellycat and Selfridges 

4. Nightmare Before Christmas Monopoly, £26.90

Age: 5+. 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. Mini Halloween Suncatchers, £2

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Age: No age given, but we’d say 5+

Why we love it: A fun way to get crafty this Halloween – this 4 pack includes a set of clear suncatchers to decorate with the paints included. Also a great way to make your own Halloween decorations!

Available from: Hobbycraft

6. Monster High Clawdeen Wolf Doll, £44.99

Age: 6 – 12+

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. Hair-Raising Halloween Box, £25

Age: 3+

Why we love it: There’s lots of fun Halloween craft projects you try out with this kit, from making glittery spiderwebs to “Day of the Dead” masks and and witches hats. There’s also the chance to try out some ink-blowing art with the straw included!

Available from: Lots of Lovely Art

8. Tech 4 Kids Fright Factory, £46.15

Age: 3+

Why we love it: Use the EwGoo gel in this kit to make your own 3D creepy crawlies. The set comes with lots of different moulds including reptiles, rats and bats which you harden using the light to make your creations 3D.

Available from: Amazon

9. Ravensburger Disney Villainous Game, £34.97

Age: 10+

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, £6.99

Age: 5+

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: Amazon

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