Tate Britain, Millbank SW1P 4RG
31 October 2009; 12.00–17.00
Supported by BP
Admission Free
For ages 5-12, siblings welcome. All children must be accompanied by an adult.
Some activities require booking.

This Halloween, wicked witches and ghostly ghouls will invade Tate Britain for BP Saturdays: Spooky Tate, an annual, free family festival for 5-12 year olds. Kids are invited to celebrate all things spooky this half-term with an array of fun activities in and around the galleries, from trick or treat costume workshops to spooky storytelling. 

The programme will bring together Halloween favourites with activities inspired by spooky celebrations from around the world. Kids will encounter the Chinese Hungry Ghost festival by watching traditional opera and make puppets inspired by the Mexican Day of the Dead celebrations.

All the activities are free.

Highlights include:

Dancing Skeletons – Celebrate Mexico’s colourful Day of the Dead by making your own dancing skeleton puppets.

Trick or Treat Costumes – Make you own costume so you’re ready to go trick or treating tonight.

Monster Mash – Have fun with food and make your own edible Halloween creatures.

Scary Stories – Join a storyteller on a ghostly tour of the gallery

Hungry Ghosts – Join a music workshop with traditional Chinese Opera

Flying Witches – Make your own witch and then, as if by magic, watch her fly through the galleries

BP Saturdays: Spooky Tate is part of the BP Saturdays series which gives young visitors the opportunity to interact with the BP British Art Displays at Tate Britain.

Notes to Editor

BP Saturdays are a series of free events celebrating the BP British Art Displays (1500 – 2009) at Tate Britain.  BP has supported Collection Displays at Millbank since 1990, first at the Tate Gallery and then from the opening of Tate Britain in 2000 to the present. BP's continued support allows Tate Britain to create a broad and dynamic displays programme which explores in depth British art from 1500 to the present.


For further information please contact Tate Press Office:Call + 44 (0)20 7887 8730 / 4939 / 4906 Email pressoffice@tate.org.uk 20 John Islip Street MillbankLondon SW1P 4RG