The leaves are changing colour, the days are getting shorter, and the temperatures are certainly dropping. This can only mean one thing… Halloween is upon us!
Sweets, chocolate and fancy dress undoubtedly make this magical time of year a favourite with the kids. But there is so much more to the spooky season than eating sugary treats after spending the night going from door to door.
There are many family Halloween events happening across the UK this October that’ll make for a memorable day out for kids of all ages.
From wholesome pumpkin patches to spine-chilling ghost tours to eerie theme parks, you’ll be sure to find a Halloween event that your whole group will love.
Here’s our list of the Best Family Halloween Events This October.
1. Fright Fiesta at Gulliver’s World: Warrington, Cheshire
Fright Fiesta at Gulliver’s World is a festival style Halloween celebration like no other. Bursting with colour, costumes and music, Fright Fiesta is nine days of family activities, frights and theme park fun.
Put your best fancy dress costumes on display in the hair-raising street parade or delve deep into the theme park and discover the spooktacular rides on offer.
Don’t miss a trick! Treat yourself and save money on your trip to Fright Fiesta by booking at least two days in advance.
Dates: 08/10/22 – 30/10/22
Website: Fright Fiesta at Gulliver’s World
2. Halloween Farm Fun at Reddish Vale Farm: Stockport, Greater Manchester
Head over to Reddish Vale Farm’s Halloween Village for the ultimate family fun this October. Ride ‘The Spooky Express’ through the enchanted woodland and look out for the gruesome graveyards on along the way.
Grab a wheel barrow and take the kids through the endless rows of pumpkins until the perfect one jumps out at them. There is even a carving caravan where they can create their own masterpieces afterwards.
New for 2022, Reddish Vale Farm will also feature a Haunted Children’s Straw Maze – but will they dare enter?
Dates: 08/10/22 – 30/10/22
Website: Halloween Farm Fun at Reddish Vale Farm
3. Alton Towers Scarefest: Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire
Get ready for all sorts of creepy scares, shocks and thrills as the award-winning Scarefest takes over Alton Towers for the 15th time. Prepare for your spines to be tingled as you embark into the resort for all sorts of hair-raising rides and attractions.
Open until 9pm, you can take on the menacing rides in the complete darkness. Will you hurtle towards the six-storey high Wicker Man as it spectacularly bursts into flames? Maybe fly through the night sky on Galactica; or dive into Oblivion in the pitch black!
Dates: 07/10/22 – 09/10/22 & 14/10/22 – 31/10/22
Website: Alton Towers Scarefest
4. Shiverpool Ghost Tours: Liverpool, Merseyside
Add some ghostly history to your Halloween fun this October with the Shiverpool ghost tours. Immerse yourself in fact-filled 90-minute tours of the city’s haunted heritage, packed with spirited storytelling, humorous history and sinister sites.
With a variety of different tours on offer throughout October, Shiverpool’s line up has something for all ages. Make sure you check out their timetable to find one that suits you and the family.
From exploring a former city morgue to walking down the most haunted street in northern England, you’ll most definitely leave feeling spooked.
Dates: 01/10/22 – 31/10/22
Website: Shiverpool Ghost Tours
5. Lightwater Valley: Hocus Pocus Halloween Party: Ripon, North Yorkshire
A Hocus Pocus Halloween Party is happening at Lightwater Valley this October half term with a whole host of Halloween themed activities to keep your little monsters eerily entertained for the whole day.
Weird and wonderful witches, vampires and creepy characters will be wandering the park throughout the day to meet and greet anyone who dares get close to them.
The kids will love getting decked out with UV face paint and glow sticks before bopping along to some ghastly tunes in the Monster Mash UV Disco. They are even prizes available for the best movers and shakers!
Dates: 22/10/22 – 30/10/22
Website: Lightwater Valley: Hocus Pocus Halloween Party
6. Canalside Farm Pumpkin Picking: Stafford, Staffordshire
There’s a perfect pumpkin waiting for everyone at Canalside’s Farm Pumpkin Patch with 17 different pumpkin varieties on offer.
There will be family games alongside the pumpkin patch and plenty of fun photo opportunities for all the family as you make your way around the Farm.
They have even spookified their Maize Maze by adding a Witches Cottage and Potion Station and other fun activities you’ll find as you make your way around.
Dates: 07/10/22 – 30/10/22
Website: Canalside Farm Pumpkin Picking
7. LEGOLAND: Brick or Treat: Windsor, Berkshire
Brick or Treat at LEGOLAND Windsor will see the resort transformed into a pumpkin-filled wonderland for what is sure to be the most frightfully fun event of the year.
Everyone is invited to the awesome Brick or Treat Monster Party to celebrate their fantastic new 4D Movie ‘The Great Monster Chase’.
This Halloween spectacular will blow you away with amazing new experiences, live shows, fantastic LEGO decorations and lots of Monster mischief.
Plus, you’ll still have access to all of the rides including the brand-new land LEGO MYTHICA: World of Mythical Creatures.
Dates: 01/10/22 – 31/10/22
Website: LEGOLAND: Brick or Treat
8. Thorpe Park Fright Nights: Chertsey, Surrey
Got a pack of teenagers to entertain this Halloween? Then be sure to visit England’s most notorious Halloween event at Thorpe Park.
For over two decades, the Fright Nights event has preyed on its visitors’ darkest fears, with its creepy atmosphere, infamous mazes and spine-chilling scare zones. And in 2022, it returns for another fearful celebration.
Visit the island throughout October to experience thrilling rides in the dead of night, escape lunatic lumberjacks in brand-new scare mazes and witness an awe-inspiring fire and light display.
Dates: 30/09/22 – 31/10/22
Website: Thorpe Park Fright Nights
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