We’ve picked some of the eeriest events taking place this Halloween – from ghoulish ghost hunts to terrifying train rides here are eight spooky activities that are sure to send a shiver down your spine…
Where? Various locations
When? October 26th to 31st
Haunted Happenings organise ghost hunting events in some of the UK’s most haunted buildings – including prisons, castles, inns, asylums and mansions!
This Halloween they have a fantastic line up of haunted locations to choose from. You can spend the night in a haunted castle, follow in the footsteps of witches, or for the truly brave, sit alone in a haunted cell.
Haunted Happenings are ghost hunting throughout the whole weekend leading up to Halloween night itself and you can find out more by visiting their website here.
Where? Stratford upon Avon, Warwickshire
When? October 26th and 31st
The award-winning Stratford Town Ghost Walk has been taking place in the town of Shakespeare’s birth since 2002 and its guides – Vincent, The Man in Black, Blake Barrington and Josiah Grubb – are either members of Equity, professional magicians, or entertainers.
The walk includes a visit to Hall’s Croft, a magnificent example of a half-timbered building from the 1600’s which was the home of William Shakespeare’s eldest daughter Susanna and has featured on television’s ‘Most Haunted Live’.
Walk guide The Man in Black promises that the Halloween Ghost Walk will give people the chance to experience the essence of Halloween – you can find out more by visiting their website.
Where? Fishers Farm Park, Wisborough Green, West Sussex
When? October 26th to November 3rd
Fishers Farm Park is an award-winning family visitor attraction located on the edge of the South Downs National Park, in the heart of the West Sussex countryside – and this Halloween they are promising witches and wizards, vampires and lizards, and owls that go hoot in the night, scary tales and slimy snails, and ghosts that give you a fright!
With a Spook Show taking place daily in Fishers Farm Park’s Barn Theatre, the ‘Gory-ent Express’ train chugging its way through a ghostly tunnel, and on selected days the Animal Extravaganza popping in with some creepy-crawlies and beastly bugs, this is a perfect Halloween event for kids.
Spooky events are taking place between 26th October and 2nd November and you can read more details about the event here.
Where? Tulleys Farm, Crawley, West Sussex
When? October 19th to November 2nd
Tulleys Farm in Crawley, West Sussex will be playing host to a range of ghoulish attractions this Halloween, with a Scary Fun House, Horrid Hayride, Boo Barn, Creepy Cottage, and a Spooky Trail and Spook Hunt providing hours of frightening fun for all the family.
Spooktober Fest kicks off with a Pumpkin Festival on the 19th and 20th October, when Tulleys Carving Competition will take place. Guests are invited to bring their own pumpkin or to purchase one whilst at the park, which they can then carve and have judged by professional carvers.
Tulleys Farm will be providing Halloween thrills and chills until November 2nd, and you can find out more information by visiting their website.
Dusk Till Dawn Events’ Halloween Ghost Hunts
Where? Various locations
When? October 25th to 31st
Dusk Till Dawn offer exciting overnight ghost hunting events and ghost hunt suppers at some of the most haunted locations around Britain.
If you want to test whether you’re brave enough to spend the whole night in a haunted house then one of their Halloween ghost hunts could provide just the chills you’re looking for.
With a number of spooky locations to choose from the nights are hosted by experienced paranormal investigators and psychic mediums, and intrepid ghost hunters are able to take part in various experiments such as table tipping and glass divination.
Visit Dusk Till Dawn’s website to find out more.
Where? Fillongley, near Coventry, Warwickshire
When? October 31st to November 2nd
You are invited to the official screening of a recently discovered horror film called ‘The Possessed’, whose director, actors and film crew have mysteriously vanished. No-one has dared to visit the film studio since their disappearance, and it is up to you and your fellow guests to investigate…
The Spooktacular Halloween party offers an evening of spectacular interactive entertainment, with a three course carvery, themed room, ghoulish games and a disco where you can Monster Mash the night away. There will even be hearses at the end of the evening for survivors!
The party is for over 18s and you can find out more details on the Heart Of England website.
Where? Times Square, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne & Wear
When? October 31st
The Centre for Life is a pioneering science village based in the heart of Newcastle upon Tyne and on October 31st they are holding a Halloween party, where over 18s will be able to explore the museum with no kids in the way!
Guests will have the chance to take part in a Mexican Day of the Dead Sugar Skulls workshop, to visit the Foley studio where ‘Hitchcock-like’ screams can be generated, and to take a thrilling trip on the centre’s brand new Frankenstein 4D Motion Ride.
There’ll also be a devilishly good disco with prizes for the best costumes.
For more details visit the Centre For Life’s website.
Where? Black Country Living Museum, Dudley, West Midlands
When? October 31st
The Black Country Living Museum’s historic village will provide an eerie and atmospheric location for a party this Halloween, with gas lights throwing strange shadows whilst costumed demonstrators hand out treats and tell terrifying tales of old.
Thrill seekers will be able to book a date with destiny as mystics, psychics, and palm readers set pulses racing. Circus skills, fire juggling, face painting, balloon animals, magicians’ tricks and living statues will bring lots of fun and add a little macabre magic to the evening.
Perfect for kids, you can find out more about Halloween night by visiting the museum’s website
If you’re going to one of these, why not get into the spirit of Halloween and get dressed up? We’ve got a huge range of creepy costumes for ladies and gentlemen, girls and boys, and even your four legged friends!