With the half term break approaching for the kids and Halloween looming over us (Wednesday 31st October), why not get spooked this October with our pick of great family Halloween events across the UK. Our list promises to give you and your kids a Halloween fright night you’ll never forget which includes discount tickets to Scarefest at Alton Towers.
We thought we would add onto our previous blog about Halloween, by giving you all the details on family Halloween events for every part and region in the country.
Dress the kids in their Halloween finest to explore spooky castles and hear gruesome tales from history. Young or young at heart, beware the shadows and let your imagination run riot at our family Halloween events, if you dare.
London and South East England
Eerie Eltham, Eltham Palace
Creepy crafts await at eerie Eltham Palace. Show off your spooktacular costumes and frighten the fearless staff in the costume competition. Expect scary storytelling sessions and gruesome arts and crafts.
Pumpkin Carving, Down House
Get creepy this Halloween as you carve your own pumpkins at deadly Down House!
Spooky Stories, Framlingham Castle
Fearless souls required for a thrilling family adventure. Grab your cloaks and steady your nerves as you come face-to-face with the dark side of children’s tales. Our chilling storytellers reveal the terrifying truth behind the bedtime fairy tales you’ve grown to love.
Gruesome Goings On, Audely End House and Gardens
Ghastly gallows, horrific hangmen and terrifying torture – travel back in time and discover the painful punishments your history teacher’s too timid to tell you!
South West England
Creepy Castle, Dartmouth Castle
Enjoy spooky stories and craft activities and explore the spooky castle, specially decorated for the scariest time of the year.
Haunted Half Term, Pendennis Castle
Discover terrifying tales of Pendennis’s past, with some frightfully good fun this Halloween Half Term! Take a tour back into the castle’s creepy past!
Fright Nights, Kenilworth Castle
Meet the spine-tingling storytellers and discover tales of ghostly apparitions, dastardly deeds, and ghoulish goings-on as you explore. Experience the night-time surroundings of this ancient castle, travel back to a time when gruesome goings-on were commonplace, and maybe even encounter some of the past residents who refuse to leave.
Halloween Spooktacular, Cadbury World
Spooktacular show as Frankie Frankenstein, Witchy Woo Woo and Wolfy the Wolfman compete for this year’s mystery prize.There’s lots of family fun to had in all the different chocolatey zones too.
Spooky Half Term, Brodsworth Hall
Head out on a spooky trail around the grounds hunting for ghosts and gouls. And get hands on with creepy crafts – make a mask, a haunting honeycomb decoration or have a go at dotty art.
Fright Fest, Bolsover Castle
Expect the unexpected as you step into the Little Castle to unearth spine tingling stories of its paranormal past. Built on an ancient burial ground, Bolsover is one of England’s most haunted sites with unexplained happenings, dark secrets and ghostly goings on.
Spooky Village, Hendrewennol Fruit Garden
There’s broomstick making, pumpkin carving, cobweb designing, as well as a Spooky Village (for littler ones) and a fright-filled Terror Trail (for older, hardier scare fans) which place in both daylight and at dusk.
Scotland, Loch Lomond
Spooky Seas, Loch Lomond Aquarium & Sea Life Centre
Meet some of the residents of the deep and come face to face with fearsome sharks and slithery eels. There’s also a novel pumpkin hunt, a Yucky Dip, spooky fact finding, lantern making, crafts and fancy dress.
Halloween Fright Night, Glasgow Science Centre
There’s a whole host of interactive events at this family friendly Halloween party – watch the Monster Science Show, take on the zombie apocalypse, mix up a witches brew in potions class, create monsters, take a turn on the costume catwalk and get hands on in the Goo Zone.
Remember that we offer discounted tickets for all Merlin Attractions. This includes the family Halloween events, Fright Nights at Thorpe Park and Scarefest at Alton Towers.
If you choose to go with just your family or decide to go with other families as well, you will be pleased to know that we have a huge range of vehicles, that seat 8 to 75 people.
Halloween is only a few weeks away so book now by filling in an online enquiry form.