Saturday, July 20Royal Holloway's offical student publication, est. 1986

Autumnal Activities

  1. Feeling in the Halloween spirit?

Take a trip down to Crockford Bridge pick your own (PYO) farm and visit their famous annual pumpkin patch. Just a 20 minute drive from egham or 30 mins on the train. You and your friends can pick your own unique pumpkins and carve them together in time for Halloween. The rustic landscapes you will travel through on the train and by car are also beautiful as the leaves change and gain their autumnal colours.

  1. The Windsor Festival:

Living in Egham means you are just a short distance from the town of Windsor. Not only is this an opportunity to see Windsor Castle (which is apparently the Queen’s favourite of her homes!) but a chance to go to the Windsor festival. There are some amazing and fun activities for you to get into the autumnal spirit! Even better, student tickets are discounted to as low as £8.50!

  1. Embrace the end of summer and the chilly weather!

Wrap up warm and take a walk with some friends to the Air Force memorial on the door step of Kingswood halls. If you aren’t much of a walker there is also a free bus that goes from campus to Kingswood. After learning about the incredible history and seeing the incredible view from the top of the memorial, why not walk down to the Barley Mow pub that sits on the green and enjoy a hearty meal or a hot drink or perhaps a pint if that’s what you fancy.

  1. Thorpe Park Fright Night!

Perhaps rather obvious as it is the season of Halloween and Thorpe Park is within such close proximity to Royal Holloway. Invite some friends and get absolutely spooked at one of London’s top theme parks to really put you in the Halloween spirits

      5. Films, Films, Films

Perhaps if venturing out isn’t your thing here are my top Halloween films for those who want to spend it cozied up indoors:

– The Nightmare before Christmas

– Frankenweenie

– Halloween – the original one

– Hocus Pocus