07 Oct


Free Kids Halloween Workshops at Bond Street Chelmsford!

Looking for activities to do with the kids this half-term? Join us at Bond Street this Halloween for FREE workshops all week! 

From storytime to trick or treat bag making, there is something for all ages to enjoy (ghoulish guardians included!).

No pre-booking required. Just fly in and have a spooktacular time! Please note, all workshops will operate on a first come, first serve basis.

The More Monster Storytime

at Foyles 
Tuesday 25th October
10am & 12pm


Join author and illustrator Hayley Wells for a live reading of their picture book, The More Monster, followed by a drawing activity based on the book.

Described as a modern fairy tale with a strong message about sharing, The More Monster asks if we need to keep producing and consuming more in order to be happy… or should we all be a little less greedy?


2 sessions at 10am and 12pm. Approx. 45 minute per session. All materials included. 

Monster Jam Jar Making

at Tiptree Tea Room (upstairs)
Wednesday 26th October
10am – 12pm (Drop-In)

It’s monster mayhem at Tiptree Tea Rooms! Join us for a cuppa and make a monster lantern ready to welcome your trick or treaters this Halloween, suitable for the whole family.

Drop in anytime between 10am – 12pm.

Delicious drinks and food available to purchase from Tiptree’s cafe (please don’t bring your own).

Trick or Treat Bag Making

at John Lewis & Partners (Style Studio, First Floor)
Thursday 27th October
10am & 12pm


Make a monster-inspired trick or treat bag – a perfect accessory for any costume and the best way to carry all those goodies! This workshop is perfect for all ages.


2 sessions at 10am and 12pm. Approx. 1 hour per workshop. All materials included.

Monster Pom Pom Making

at John Lewis & Partners (Style Studio, First Floor)
Friday 28th October
10am & 12pm

Who is your favourite Chelmsford For You monster? Will you make Howler? Chomper? Mr Snappy?

Using simple pom-pom or tassel techniques and make a hanging decoration to take home. This workshop is great family fun!

2 sessions at 10am and 12pm. Approx. 1 hour per workshop. All materials included. 

Monster Invasion

at Bond Street (and city-wide)

Saturday 22nd – Sunday 30th October


Guess who’s back!

A brand NEW group on Monsters are on their way to town this October half-term… so you best get ready!

In order for them to get the best view of the city, those pesky monsters will be taking to rooftop locations once again creating the 2022 Monster Invasion Trail.

This year each monster location will have QR codes unlocking a secret code word to be collected… along with some exclusive MONSTER DEALS for shops and restaurants in the city.

Once you’ve collected all of the Monsters’ secret code words you’ll be able to collect your very own Chelmsford For You Monster Invasion Sticker.

You’ll be able to collect your Monster Maps at Bond Street from Saturday 22 October.