A spooktacular array of things to do at Halloween

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Hallows Eve is almost here and with the kids also being off, we’ve put together a little guide to Halloween events up and down the country, featuring some our favourite things to do this October.

Halloween: A Haunted Evening of Classical Compositions London

This Halloween, gather up your courage and enter a beautiful venue turned eerie for a special concert featuring thrilling soundtracks from iconic films such as Beetlejuice, It, Psycho, and more! By the dim glimmer of candlelight, our eyes are tricked—and treated. Shadows flicker on the walls, accompanying the violins’ ominous yet melodic heralding of All Hallows’ Eve; this haunting combination of sound and sight heightens all of our senses, preparing us for whatever may be lurking around the corner. Are you ready?


Trapped in Wonderland Halloween Experience

London For one night only, The Clapham Grand will be putting on a Trapped in Wonderland show! A must for those celebrating Halloween, jump down the rabbit hole and wander through a haunted fairytale. Expect spooky acts and performers as well as confetti showers as you dance along to the best live DJs in town. From commercial and R&B to house and club classics, there’s something for everyone. So what are you waiting for? Don’t miss the Mad Hatter’s epic party!


Edinburgh Zoo Spooktacular  Edinburgh

This Halloween, Edinburgh Zoo is opening its gates after dark to invite you on a family friendly spooktacular trail through the zoo! Listen out for a rustling amongst the trees and peeping eyes as you make your way through the park, meeting lots of different characters on the way.

From witches and wizards, to scarecrows and spiders… we scare you to go!


Day of the Dead Bottomless Brunch, London

It’s spooky season at Bar Elba and they’re going full fiesta, NO siesta! Enter through the doors to a colourful hacienda of candy skulls, lanterns and floral explosions as you say goodbye to the land of the living and hello to the Day of the Dead. Feast your fangs on a mouthwatering brunch menu and replenish your souls with free-flowing drinks. Assemble your Amigos, leave your skeletons in the closet and enjoy an outrageously good rooftop rendezvous.


SPOOKFEST, Manchester A spooky spectacle of hair-raising horrors and lots of tasty treats (and tricks!), is now open at the Trafford Centre Manchester this Halloween. Creep into the haunted hay bale maze, take a ride on the ghastly ghost train and marvel at the Gandeys Halloween Spooktacular big top show.


Ghoulish Gameshow at Cadbury World Midlands

Roll up for Freddo’s Ghoulish Gameshow where guests will be challenged to beat the clock in ‘Count Dracula’s Conundrum’, guess the answers in ‘Freaky Fortunes’ and spot the mystery characters hiding in ‘Spook Am I?’ with a chance to win prizes at Cadbury World.

There will be plenty of ‘fang-tastic fun’ around the Bournville attraction from October 16 to 31, and younger guests are invited to get dressed up in spooky costumes to win more prizes too.

Look out for spooky treats in the Cadbury shop too. All entertainment is included in the standard ticket price.


Fear Fforest at Zip World North Wales

If you don’t already have a fear of rides and fast ziplines you are sure to be scared at their Halloween event Fear Fforest.

Taking place at the Zip World Fforest site in North Wales you will get the chance to ride the Cursed Coaster, try the The Nets, whizz through the air on Screamride and drop 100ft on Nightfall.

There will be spooky lighting and effects and clowns around every corner in this event that will be running from Friday, October 22 to Sunday, October 31.


Halloweden  Cornwall

See the award-winning Bakehouse Factory’s bespoke show, created especially for Eden and based around their fabulous 3m tall owl, taking place daily in our Citrus Grove.

Get the whole family involved solving our creepy clues in a special puzzle trail, developed in partnership with Eureka Escape.

Book your spot on the Potion Making Workshop and create your perfect potions, made with a touch of magic and sealed for you to take home and treasure.

And don’t forget to book the spooky ice rink for the perfect half-term day out.


Wookey Hole – Halloween Somerset

Come and see the Witch in her Halloween Grotto, where she’ll be mixing potions from her bubbling cauldron… every child receives a free treat too!

See the spectacular Show Caves, rich in beauty and history, walk among the Animatronic Dinosaurs, watch the spooky 4D film ‘Happy Family’, play a round of Adventure Golf, let off steam in the Wizard’s Play Castle and Pirate Zap Zone, walk the mystifying Mirror Maze, meet our walkabout Ghostbuster and be a part of the audience in the show-stopping Halloween Circus Show!


Aldenham Country Park – Spookfest Hertfordshire

This year Spook-Fest returns, bigger and better than ever. Discover frightfully fun offerings such as pumpkin picking and carving, horrid hay tractor ride, spooky trail, pumpkin bingo, decorations throughout the farm and much more!


Audley End Miniature Railway Halloween Special –  Kent

Your fang-tastic experience will begin at the station where the station masters will board you upon the Halloween express. Chugging deep into the Estate Woodland you will arrive at the witches’ house and be greeted by the coven of witches together with their cheeky monster friends. The wicked witches and playful monsters will entertain you, cackling and chanting spells around their cauldrons. But make sure you behave yourselves as they perform their witchy dance, or they might cast a spell on you. Once you return from your train journey the entertainment continues as you venture back into the woods to meet Belinda the Fortune Telling Witch….and more


Bewilderwood – Glorious Glowing Lantern Parade Norfolk

BeWILDerwood will shine like never before in a gloriously glowing woodland display! Calling all WILD explorers to adventure through a magical light extravaganza! See the park in a spectacular new light and watch the story unfold as you journey through the woods and down mysterious paths exclusive to this event. Make marvellous memories as a family, and not to worry if you aren’t the bravest Boggle – it’s spooky not scary!


Hatfield House – Half Term Halloween Hertfordshire

Welcome to Frightown! A place full of monstrous misfits that might seem scary to outsiders at first but once you look a little closer you may find things in common.

Look out for the Mayor of Frightown who will be on hand to greet you and guide you around this strange and spooky place, as the weird and wonderful inhabitants prepare for their biggest event of the year – Halloween!

• Craft some decorations and souvenirs in the Goblins makers tent;
• Solve the story puzzle and hear of ancient Frightown folklore;
• Help the Wacky Witch prepare the unusual festival feast;
• Remind the forgetful Boogey Man the lyrics to his song; and join the dance party at the Skelton cabaret!


Marsh Farm – Halloween Festival Essex

Who will you spot around the farm this Halloween? Witches, Wizards… Vampires? Maybe even Frankenstein!

Come in fancy dress and creep through our devilishly decorated farm and enjoy our funfair rides, pumpkin picking patch, adventure play, bouncy pillows, spooky 3D cinema and so much more.


The Wizards of Once Halloween Quest at Wrest Park Bedfordshire

Head to Wrest Park for a fantastical day out this Halloween half-term. Explore the gardens on our brand-new adventure trail inspired by Cressida Cowell’s bestselling Wizards of Once series. Will you find the ingredients for the Spell to get rid of Witches and uncover the location of the Cup of Second Chances? Come along in frightful fancy dress to enter our competition and maybe win a prize. It’s going to be a really wizard day out!

Blenheim Palace – Halloween

Things that go bump in the night – and day – will create a spook-tacular half term experience for all the family.  Entertainment includes nerve-jangling activities, spine-chilling statues, scary stories, fiendishly fiery performers, pumpkin carving and ghostly train rides.

Hop on board the mini ghost train for a trip through the ‘Terrifying Tunnel’, come face to face with spooky statues in the Palace and see if you can spot the Beasts of Blenheim lurking amongst the paintings and artefacts. For younger visitors there’s also the chance to listen to a selection of scary stories.

There’s daily Frightful Fire performances in the Great Court on the afternoons of October 26th and 27th – and don’t miss the Bat Trail in the Walled Garden.

Burton Constable – Halloween at the Hall East Yorkshire

Explore our gruesome Grounds and search high and low for our pumpkin patches, but be wary of witches, werewolves or any other horrid Halloween monsters protecting their pumpkins! “Crawl out of your coffins – it’s Halloween at the Hall! Spooky activities for all the family plus creepy characters. Fancy dress prizes. Frightful food & drinks at Stables Kitchen plus lots of different trails.”

At each pumpkin patch you will uncover a secret letter. Make a note of it on your task sheet to spell out a spooky word and unlock the spell.

Mother Shipton’s Cave – Halloween North Yorkshire

“It’s the Witching Hour, and deep in the spooky forest where a world-famous Prophetess was said to have been born during a terrifying thunderstorm, the spirits are flying high. You may hear the cackle of old souls wandering the ancient woodland or feel a shiver down your spine as you step into the Haunted Halloween Village.

Suitable for all ages, watch out for witches, ghosts, and creepy skeletons around every corner! There’s frightful fun to be had with photo opportunities and fancy dress competitions.”

Arley Hall Gardens – Harry Potter a Forbidden Forest Experience Cheshire

Set in the beautiful woodland at Arley Hall & Gardens, this nighttime trail experience has been created by award-winning theatrical designers and experiential creators.

A nighttime woodland trail filled with magical creatures and wizarding wonders from the Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts films. Explore after dark the sounds, lights, and special effects that bring the magic of the Wizarding World to life. There will also be a wide range of delicious food and drinks at the village!


Blackberry Farm Park – Halloween Sussex

‘Spook-tacular’ Halloween Fun for all the family

Scarecrow Trail Tractor Ride – Look out for letters along your journey they will make a Halloween word, when you return to the station tell the driver the word to receive a Halloween treat. Choose the perfect Halloween pumpkin – £4.50 per pumpkin. Exclusive Pumpkin Carving! – £8 per pumpkin with carving included. Brave the bump in the night barrel bug ride and more.


Chessington World of Adventures – Howl’o’ween London

Wicked spooks around every corner. The mischievous Wild Witches of Adventure Point have conjured up a devilish spell this Howl’o’ween and brought back to life spooktacular characters across the Resort. With lots of tricks and plenty of treats, watch your step as you explore our lands this October half term, because you’ll likely encounter all kinds of delightfully ghastly creatures around every corner.


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