LOOKING for something to do with the little ones to celebrate Halloween? Here's 13 events taking place across Dorset and the New Forest...

1. Families are invited to check out spook-tacular pumpkin trails on RSPB Arne nature reserve.

Samuel Wrobel, RSPB Arne Visitor Experience Volunteer, said: "Autumn is one of our favourite seasons at Arne and what better way to immerse yourself in this spooky world by getting the welly boots out of the cupboard and exploring Arne’s eerie ancient woodlands. As the trees fall into their mysterious orange glow, and the fungi now surfaces from the corpses of deadwood, this can all only mean one thing… Halloween!"

The Wild Things trail will be running from October 28 to November 3, with spooktacular activities on Wednesday, October 30 – hunt for creepy crawlies, try our crazy crafts and make a stick skeleton.

2. Go Ape Moors Valley is opening up after nightfall for Halloween fun in October and November for a spook-tacular series of twilight adventures in the trees. Scramble through a series of suspended tunnels, clamber across weird wobbly walkways, and negotiate all sorts of other tricky (or treaty) obstacles, before leaping into the night air and zooming down hair-raising zip wires.

3. The Lulworth Estate is hosting four days of spooky family fun during October half term. Highlights include a chance to meet Merlin in the castle, a spooky park and woodland trail leading to a gingerbread house sweetshop in the woods and a creepy zombie apocalypse for older kids. There will also be lawn games, a bouncy castle and soft play for younger visitors.

4. A new family storytelling show devised by Brave Bold Drama theatre company, Sticky Ends: The Spooky Edition brings plenty of gentle thrills and chills when it plays Lighthouse, Poole on Thursday, October 31.

Expect comic cautionary stories and songs for modern children with the spirit of the Halloween season firmly in mind.

5. Hengistbury Head's popular Halloween trail returns for three days on October 26 -28 from 10am to 3pm. Visitors need to collect letters and find the word to win a prize. The event starts and finishes at the Visitor Centre. There’s no need to book and entry costs £3 per child.

6.Create your own pumpkin masterpiece at Upton Country Park on October 26-31 with sessions at 9am, 11am, 1pm and 3pm. Come along and pick your own pumpkin from the new spooky pumpkin tunnel, then carve it onsite with our friendly activity team in the Education Centre. Price £5.99 per pumpkin. Pre-booking essential

7. Highcliffe Castle will be hosting Beastly Monsters and Monstrous Beasts on Halloween night at 6.30pm, described as an original theatrical show for children and young families featuring "marauding monsters, deadly dinosaurs and fiendish fauna".

8. There will be Halloween fun at Corfe Castle from October 26 to November 3. Youngsters are invited to bring their bravest teddy to rescue one of the knights from the clutches of King John and help them escape down the terrifying zip wire. Both events are free but normal admission prices apply.

9. Adventure Wonderland will have spooky shows, a scary maze and creepy characters during half-term week. There will also be a Monster's Bash on October 21 and November 1. Booking essential.

10. Southbourne's Frankenfest returns on October 26 at Fisherman’s Walk. A free spooky fun day for all the family, with plenty of stalls, activities, live music, food and drink.

11. The Russell-Cotes Museum in Bournemouth is hosting a School of Witchcraft and Wizardry from October 26 to November 3. There will be Halloween-themed crafts, trails and a ghoulish treasure hunt. Crafts sessions start at 10.30am and 11.30am on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. £3 per child.

12. Avon Tyrell activity centre in Bransgore will be hosting a Halloween night walk and disco. Get dressed up in your spookiest Halloween costumes and head to the haunted house for a Halloween 'horrorless' night. Take a journey through the grounds with one of our creepy night guides and if you survive that, there will be plenty of fun and games at the Halloween disco from 6pm to 9pm on October 31.

13. Zombies will be taking over Poole's Falkland Square once again from 10am to 8pm on October 26. Poole Zombie Fest is a free, family day with all visitors encouraged to arrive in fancy dress with a special effects team on hand to add finishing touches ahead of a zombie parade with a 'worst dressed zombie' competition.