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Frights & Fun: Our biggest ever guide to the best Halloween events near you

Posted 21 October 2021
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It’s that time of year again where everything gets a little bit spooky! If you’re looking for some frightfully good family fun this Halloween, we’ve got you covered. We’ve rounded up some of the best Halloween events near you that are sure to keep your little monsters happy. There’s plenty of spooktacular thrills, so we’re sure Halloween this year will definitely go down a treat.

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Spooky Spectacular at West Midland Safari Park, Worcestershire

22nd - 31st October 2021

There’s been some very curious things going on at West Midland Safari Park’s Spooky Spectacular recently, so they need your help to solve the Perils of the Pumpkin Patch! Head off on an awesome adventure and meet the new pumpkin scarecrow 'Patch' and see his live Pumpkin Party stage show. Explores can also take part in the Perils of the Pumpkin Patch, a spooky trail in order to find the magical and missing pumpkins by following the clues to spell out the secret password and earn a spooky sticker prize!

Discover Halloween at West Midland Safari Park

Half-term Halloween Fun at Chatsworth House, Derbyshire

23rd - 31st October 2021

Chatsworth House

Enjoy autumnal fun and Halloween horrors at Chatsworth House this half-term holiday! From getting hands on with some crafting to battling ghosts and ghouls, there's plenty for all the family this Halloween. If you're feeling brave enough, dare to ride the Halloween trailer into Warlock Wood and take part in an epic battle with ghastly ghouls, or if you're looking for more treat than trick, head to the farmyard and meet some of the adorable animal residents. 

Celebrate Halloween at Chatsworth House

Spook-fest at Crealy Theme Park & Resort, Devon

23rd - 31st October 2021

Crealy Theme park Halloween pumpkin

Discover a range of spook-tacular attractions and creepily good live shows at Crealy Theme Park & Resort! Experience the Haunting of the Wilderness and follow the clues for a witchy surprise, and if you're brave enough journey into the Scarecrow Scare Maze and dip, duck and dive you way through. If you're looking for some treats this Halloween, experience the Book of Spells Live Show and watch an enchanting cirque show, plus boo-gie on down to the Piazza Stage for a brand new spooktacular show! 

Celebrate Halloween at Crealy Theme Park

The Witching Hour at Mother Shiptons Cave, North Yorkshire

23rd - 31st October 2021

Halloween at Mother Shipton's Cave

Get ready to be bewitched at Mother Shipton's Cave this Halloween and discover all sorts of epic family fun! Head deep into the spooky forest and learn all about the world-famous Prophetess who was said to be born during a terrifying thunderstorm, just keep listening out for any cackles from old souls! Step into the Haunted Halloween Village and feel a tingle down your spine, packed full of witches, ghosts and creepy skeletons lurking at every corner. Don't forget to come in your best Halloween costume too and post for a spooktacular photo! 

Discover Halloween at Mother Shiptons Cave

Ghost Raiders at The Tower of London, London

Chatsworth House

23rd - 31st October 2021

Ready for a spooky day out in London? Head to the Tower of London, where there’s all sorts of spooky and eerie happenings going on… Spirits have been inadvertently released and are roaming free around the castle, but don’t panic, the Ghost Raiders are on hand to help! They need you to crack clues, solve puzzles and find treasure as you investigate the spooky happenings to solve the special Halloween mystery and save the day – all whilst getting to explore the magnificent castle. This interactive and hands-on experience is perfect for kids aged 8-14, and it even falls during half term too!

Discover Halloween at the Tower Of London

Halloween Events in the South East

  1. Warner Brothers ‘Dark Arts’ Harry Potter Experience, London
    24th September – 7th November 2021
    Be part of the immersive ‘Dark Arts’ Harry Potter World experience. Hosted by the Warner Brothers Studio in London, this Epic Halloween Extravaganza entails a hunt for the Dark Mark. The Great Hall will be decorated by 100 floating pumpkins as seen in the film and carved by the film’s head prop maker Pierre Bohanna and his team. Death Eaters will perform film choreography of a combat scene around you for that heart-racing cinematic feel. There is also a chance to see how an actor transforms from human to Death Eater in a live costume tutorial. With so many activities to get involved with, this attraction is thrilling for all the family.

  2. The Hop Family Farm, Kent
    23rd - 31st October 2021
    Put on your best spooky costume and head off to The Hop Family Farm Park for their Halloween Half-Term Fun on the Farm. With fang-tastic kids rides and all the usual fun on the farm, plus loads of fang-tastic treats and even an exciting Halloween trail too.

  3. Leeds Castle, Kent
    23rd - 31st October 2021
    There's a skeleton on the loose at Leeds Castle this Halloween! Bones the Skeleton is hiding somewhere in the castle and they need your help to track him down... He's left a series of clues and puzzles scattered around the grounds for you to hunt down and find, so thinking caps at the ready!

  4. Bocketts Farm, Surrey
    23rd - 31st October 2021
    Ready to have a wicked time? Don’t miss the Wizards and Witches Week at Bocketts Farm this Halloween. Come face to face with awesome animals at the Reptile Roadshow, enjoy a spectacular Science and Slime Show, and keep your wands at the ready on the Wizard and Witches quiz trail, plus there’s even a Pumpkin Village!

  5. Drusillas Park, East Sussex
    23rd - 31st October 2021
    It’s Halloween Shriek Week at Drusillas Park! From venturing through the Haunted House to exploring the Mummy Mayhem, plus brand new for 2021 discover the Sugar Skull Witch live performances too!

  6. Fairytale Farm, Oxfordshire
    23rd - 31st October 2021
    Experience some spooktacular magic at the Family-friendly Scarily Ever After Halloween event at Fairytale Farm! Pop on your glad-rags and come in your best spooky costume for your chance to win a treat, plus become a Fairytale Supernatural Sleuth and try to solve the creepy Halloween puzzle...

  7. Ghost Fest 2021, Oxfordshire
    This event takes place over two weekends in October: Saturday 16th - Sunday 17th October 2021 and Friday 22nd - Sunday 31st October 2021
    Are you brave enough to visit one of the UK’s most haunted places?! Ghost Fest 2021 invites you to hunt its most notorious ghouls on an exclusive ghost tour around the city. Sundown strikes, and it’s up to you and your family to uncover the history of Oxford's past criminals and the eerie echoes they left behind...Climb 101 steps to reach the top of St. George’s Tower for breath-snatching views of the city and stars. Venture if you dare into the vaulted well-chamber, punishment cells and the underground crypt. And yes, take your torches with you, this tour takes place in the dead of night...

  8. Legoland Windsor, Berkshire
    14th - 31st October 2021
    It’s Brick or Treat at LEGOLAND Windsor this October! Lord Vampyre is inviting everyone to his awesome Halloween party at the theme park, and he’s putting on loads of fang-tastic treats for you all, plus don’t miss all the usual thrilling rides and attractions!

Halloween Events in the South West

  1. Halloweek at Camel Creek, Cornwall
    23rd - 31st October 2021
    Things are getting spooky over at Camel Creek this Halloween, and your little monsters and thrill seekers will love it. On top of all the usual rides, there’s some fang-tastic Halloween attractions too... Plus there's a brand new scare zone too if you're feeling brave enough!
  2. Halloween at Wookey Hole Caves, Somerset
    23rd - 31st October 2021
    The infamous Witch of Wookey Hole loves Halloween, and invites you all along to celebrate her favourite time of year at Wookey Hole Caves. Meet the wicked witch in her grotto and learn all about the potions she’s cooking up in her cauldron, and if you’re brave enough you could take a ridge on the Ghost Train…

  3. Halloween Half Term Monkey World Ape Rescue, Dorset
    26th - 3rd November 2021
    Little monkeys will love getting spooky at Monkey World Ape Rescue. Grab your Creature of the Night activity sheet and set off on an eerie adventure around the park, don’t miss the Spook Station too where you can get introduced to some of the creatures of the night!

  4. Spooktacular Halloween Fun at Berkeley Castle, Gloucestershire
    25th - 31st October 2021
    Calling all history buffs! Step back in time at Berkeley Castle this Halloween with all sorts of famous ghosts! Meet King Henry VIII and his two beheaded wives, say hello to Beastly Bad Queen Bess and watch out for Wee Jobbie the Gaoler looking for some new prisoners. It’s set to be a Tudor-riffic Halloween!

Halloween Events in the West Midlands

  1. Boo at the Zoo at Twycross Zoo, Warwickshire
    23rd - 31st October 2021
    Ready for a treat? Twycross Zoo is full of roarsome spooky fun this Halloween, prepare for singing pumpkins and sing songs, meet the wicked witch and listen to scary tales, plus watch out for the Ghosts of Madagascar! Don't forget, you can say hi to all your favourite animals at the zoo after you've had your fang-tastic fun!

  2. The Haunted Castle at Warwick Castle, Warwickshire
    23rd - 31st October 2021
    Prepare for a spooky Halloween day out at Warwick Castle’s Haunted Castle. Join the ghosts, ghouls, wizards and witches of the castle and enjoy a Halloween filled with spooky tales and family-friendly frights. 

  3. Pumpkin Spooktacular at Hatton Adventure Park, Warwickshire
    23rd - 31st October 2021
    Hatton Adventure Park has it all this Halloween: ghosts, ghouls and pumpkins! Once you've picked your own pumpkin and carved it, see if you’re brave enough to venture into the Haunted House, plus be entertained by the epic Magic & Mayhem Illusion show!

  4. Freddo's Ghoulish Gameshow!
    16th - 31st October 2021
    It’s all treats and no tricks at Cadbury World this Halloween. Come dressed in your favourite costume and take part in the exciting gameshow, with plenty of audience participation and all sorts of fang-tastic games rounds, you'll need to come with your thinking caps on! 

  5. Halloween Spook-tacular at National Forest Adventure Farm, Staffordshire
    16th, 17th, 23rd - 31st October 2021
    There’s plenty of fun to be had on the farm at National Forest Adventure Farm this Halloween. Learn how to fly with Broomstick Training and have an expert lesson at the Scare School, plus pick your own pumpkin ready to be carved!

Halloween Events in East Midlands

  1. Halloween Festival at West Lodge Rural Centre, Northamptonshire
    17th - 31st October 2020
    Halloween has come to the farm! West Lodge Farm Park’s Halloween Festival is packed full of fang-tastic Halloween goings-on. Meet Daisy the Witch and make your very own wand, wonder through the Spooky Wood, plus don’t forget to visit the Pumpkin patch to pick your very own pumpkin!

  2. The Wizards of Once Halloween Quest at Bolsover Castle, Derbyshire
    23rd October - 31st October 2021
    Explore the castle on a brand new adventure trail inspired by the beloved Cressida Cowells bestselling books. Set off on a mission to hunt for the ingredient for the Spell , plus come along in your frightfully good fancy dress and enter the competition to win a special treat!


Halloween Events in the East

  1. Snagglefang's Season of Sneakery at BeWILDerwood, Norfolk
    17th October - 1st November 2021
    It’s all treats and no tricks at BeWILDerwood this Halloween, as you run wild among the trees, keep your eyes peeled for Hazel’s magic Pumpkins, and watch out for Snagglefang’s BeWILDerbats! Don’t forget to put on your spooktacular costumes and dress us as Crocklebog or a nice witch.

  2. Pumpkin Festival at Willows Activity Farm, Hertfordshire
    16th - 31st October 2021
    Have a perfect time at the Pumpkin Festival at Willows Activity Farm, along with all the usual fun and games, it’s also packed full of pumpkin fun, with a pumpkin hunt, pumpkin picking, and all things pumpkin!

  3. Skylar Maize Maze and Funyard, Cambridgeshire
    23rd - 31st October 2021
    Have a spooktacular Halloween at Skylar Maize Maze and Funyard with their Week of Wickedness, with everything from a haunted farmyard and Phantom Blaster Tractor Rides to magic shows and pumpkin picking, you’ll have a ghoulish day out.

  4. Dippy's Halloween Days at Roarr! Dinosaur Adventure Park, Norfolk
    23rd - 31st October 2021
    Enjoy a fang-tastic day out at Roarr! Dinosaur Adventure Park with Dippy’s Halloween Days, brave explorers can venture onto the Skeleton Trail, enjoy witchy crafts, plus loads more spooky fun across the park.

  5. Wicked Wildlife at Pensthorpe Natural Park, Norfolk
    23rd - 31st October 2021
    Are you ready to become an Eerie Explorer this Halloween at Pensthorpe Natural Park? Meet all sorts of creepy crawlies and critters, and there's even a brilliant pumpkin trail too to explore!

  6. Halloween at Cammas Hall Farm, Hertfordshire
    October 2021
    It’s not just about the pumpkins at Cammas Hall Farm, although picking your own is definitely part of it! Venture into one of two spooky Maize Mazes, and just between us there’s a little treat for all who can find their way out, plus there’s some creepy crafts to get stuck into too.

Halloween Events in Yorkshire

  1. The Halloween Adventure at Stockeld Park, West Yorkshire
    23rd - 31st October 2021
    There’s a whole host of eerie goings-on at Stockeld Park this Halloween! Wonder into the Enchanted Forest and watch out for the Witches, or if you’re feeling brave discover the Magical Maze, you never know what’s lurking around the corner, plus discover the brand new Skeleton Trail too...

  2. Spooky Fields and Pumpkin Picking Thornton Hall Country Park, North Yorkshire
    9th - 31st October 2021
    Fancy a trip to the farm with a fang-tastic twist? Thornton Hall Country Park has everything from pumpkin picking to some seriously spooky shows! The animal barn will be open too, so you can still meet all your favourite farmyard friends.

 Two children in witches hats sitting on grass

Halloween Events in North West

  1. Family Fright Festival at Church Farm Thurstaston, Merseyside
    2nd - 31st October 2021
    Not only can you get your own pumpkins at Church Farm Thurstaston, but there’s plenty of fang-tastic fun too. As you make your way around the farm, keep your eyes peeled for scary scarecrows and clues, Get ready for a spooky ride on the Beastly Barrel Train Ride, and don’t worry, all your favourite farmyard friends will be there too.

  2. Fright Fiesta at Gullivers World, Cheshire
    23rd - 31st October 2021
    Get ready for a festival-style Halloween with some serious spooky fun at Gulliver’s World. Showcase your best costume at the spine-tingling parade, hop onboard some spooktacular rides, plus enjoy all sorts of fun, colour and activities this half term.

  3. Halloween Ghost Trains at East Lancashire Railway, Greater Manchester
    28th - 31st October 2021
    There’s a ghost on the loose at East Lancashire Railway, and they need you to get to the bottom of this mystery! Jump onboard this terrific train ride and meet some spooktacular characters too, they may even tell you about their tales of the ‘Grimm’...

Halloween Events in North East

  1. Pumpkin Festival at Adventure Valley, County Durham
    16th and 17th, 31rd - 31st October 2021
    Keep your eyes peeled as you make your way around Adventure Valley and follow along the spooky trail, there’s even a little treat waiting at the end! Take aim and fire at the Corn Cob Catapult, we have a feeling the grown ups will love this one too, and of course, it wouldn’t be a Pumpkin Festival without picking your own and carving it!

  2. Spooky Half Term at Hall Hill Farm, County Durham
    16th - 31st October 2021
    You’re in for a ghoulishly good time at Hall Hill Farm this Halloween! Hop on board for a terrific tractor and trailer ride and the brilliant Spooky Spider Barrel Train ride, head off on the trick or Treat Treasure Hunt, and pick your ow pumpin from the pumpkin patch and make your very own lantern!

Halloween Events in Wales

  1. Spooktacular at Oakwood Theme Park, Pembrokeshire
    16th - 17th and 23rd - 31st October 2021
    Thrill seekers will love it at Oakwood Theme Park this Halloween, with the opening hours extended you’ll get to whizz about on all your favourite rides with late night riding. There’s plenty of treats to be found in the theme park, and maybe a few tricks too…

  2. Halloween Celebrations at Fantasy Farm Park, Ceredigion
    23rd - 31st October 2021
    Get ready for a fang-tastic Halloween at Fantasy Farm Park this October, go on the spooktacular witches spell treasure hunt, and put your thinking hats on for the Pumpkin Hunt too! If you’re feeling brave, you can even take a trip to visit Morticia's Tomb…

  3. Half Term Halloween at The Silver Mountain Experience, Ceredigion
    23rd - 31st October 2021
    There’s something for everyone at The Silver Mountain Experience this Halloween. Discover the brand new Witches Potion Halloween Trail and if you’re feeling brave enough you can even venture into the Black Chasm, plus don’t forget to come in your creepiest Halloween costume!

  4. Spooky Halloween Trail at Chepstow Castle, Monmouthshire and Gwent
    25th - 31st October 2021
    Things are definitely getting spooky at Cheptstow Castle this Halloween...Put your detective witch hats on and head off on a mission exploring the castle solving all the creepy clues to figure out the puzzle, it's perfect for the whole family, and who wouldn't want to explore a castle at Halloween?

    Halloween Events in Scotland

  5. Edinburgh Zoo Spooktacular, Edinburgh Zoo, Edinburgh 
    23rd, 29th - 31st October 2021
    Head off on a family-friendly spooktacular trail through the zoo at Edinburgh Zoo this Halloween! Discover the magical illuminated trail and keep your eyes peeked for things rustling in the trees... From witches and wizards to spiders and scarecrows, you never know what you could find lurking in the trees!

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