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Halloween events

Half term events to get your Halloween Sorted

Looking for ways to get in the spooky spirit this Halloween? Look no further as we’ve found a range of events happening across the country this October to make sure your Halloween is spooktacular.


South Shields: Monsters! The Good, The Bad and The Cuddly
This marvellous monster exhibition taking place at cultural venue, The Word in South Shields is a perfect day out to keep your own little monsters entertained.
Read all about your favourite monsters, watch video clips and have a go at some interactive games.
Free to enter. Running until Jan 2019. For more information, visit: www.newcastlegateshead.com

Manchester: Monster Invasion
If you happen to be in Manchester City Centre over half term keep an eye out for an array of monsters decorating a number of landmarks. From climbing buildings to peeping from windows this is a different kind of Halloween trail.
Free. 24th – 28th October
Find out more at: www.visitmanchester.com

Manchester: The Spooky Pooch Parade
Love animals? Love fancy dress? This parade will be your dream event as dog owners join forces to process through the city with their dogs dolled up in costumes.
We’d love to see your pictures of your spooky pets. Tag us @Swizzels_sweets on Instagram or Swizzels on Facebook to enter your pets into our Halloween photo competition.
Free. 28th October 12pm- 1pm
For more details, visit: www.visitmanchester.com

Warrington: Monster Magic at Gulliver’s Theme Parks
Enjoy taking part in Swizzels Trick and Treat activities at Gulliver’s Monster Magic week this Halloween. A chance for all the family to get involved and meet some spooky characters.
Standard ticket price. From 13th October.
Find out more at: www.gulliversfun.co.uk

East Midlands

Nottingham/Derby: Half Term Halloween Hoot
Chatsworth House will be hosting an array of events over half term including a pumpkin hunt, abandoned tunnel and storytelling.
Price included in entry ticket. 27th October – 4th November.
For more information about the events, visit: www.visit-nottinghamshire.co.uk

Hinckley Town Centre, Leicester: Spooktacular Saturday
Show off your costumes for the chance to win best dressed while taking part in activities such as pumpkin bowling, face painting and scary story time for the younger ones. There will also be a stilt-walker to entertain the crowd.
Free. Saturday 27th October 10am – 4pm.
More details can be found at: www.visitleicester.info

Lincoln: Ghost Bus Tour
A local ghost expert from Lincoln’s regular Ghost Walking tours takes over the open top bus tour for an evening of tales about Lincoln’s local hauntings.
Seats are allocated on a first come first serve bases.
£6 October 13th and October 27th 5pm – 7pm
For more information, visit: www.visitlincoln.com

West Midlands

Herefordshire: Halloween at Ralph Court Gardens
A number of spooky attractions makes this event one not to miss! A clever mix of light and sound effects will be used across the gardens including a ‘Spooky Hollow’ section for live music.
£10 – £12. 27th October – 4th November 6 pm – 8pm
To find out more, visit: www.visitherefordshire.co.uk

Lichfield: Halloween Storytelling for Families
The Samuel Johnson Birthplace Museum will host an afternoon of creepy storytelling for all ages. Visitors are encouraged to dress up to get into the Halloween spirit!
£3 per child. 31
st October with hour long sessions running from 1pm – 4pm.
For more information, visit: www.visitlichfield.co.uk

South East

Brighton: Mexican Day of the Dead Skull making Workshop
Join the team at Sew Fabulous Studio this half term and make your very own Day of the Dead sugar skulls. Tea, coffee and biscuits provided!
£10. 25th – 29th October at regular times.
More information can be found at: www.visitbrighton.com

London: Halloween Spectacular at Chiltern Open Air Museum
This year’s event will be part of Culture 24’s Museum’s at Night. Watch a dancing LED, fire hoop and fire poi performance. Take a trip around the spooky walk or, if you’re not so brave, visit the not so spooky walk.
£8 Adult, £12.50 Children, Under 4s free. 26th October 5pm – 9pm.
More information can be found at: http://museumsatnight.org.uk

South West

Exeter: Halloween Fun Run
Cowick Barton Playing Fields will host both a 3k and a 1k fun run where participants and spectators alike are very much encouraged to dress up in spooky attire!
Visit www.exetercitycommunitytrust.co.uk for more information and prices.
Race begins at 5pm.

Southampton: Halloween Lanterns
Get crafty this Halloween with Bella Crafts by making and decorating your own creepy lantern.
All materials provided with complimentary drinks and cake.
£12. 16th or 17th October 1pm – 2pm
More details can be found at: www.discoversouthampton.co.uk

Newquay: Halloween Zombie Crawl
Wearing gory get-ups and ghoulish glad-rags, children are invited to parade through the town in a spook-tacular Halloween extravaganza not to be forgotten.
Free. 27th October 1pm starting at The Piazza.
Find out more at: www.visitnewquay.org


Edinburgh: Wand Making Class
Get creative and make your own unique magic wand, using a huge assortment of spooky, glittering materials at Lauriston Castle.
£7 plus booking fee. 18
th October 11am – 12.30pm.
To book, visit: www.whatsoninedinburgh.co.uk


Belvadere House: Halloween Treasure Trail
Venture into the gardens of Belvadere House for a trail filled with frights and activities for the whole family.
£6 admission. Various dates and times over the Halloween period.
Book your tickets at: http://belvedere.bookeventsireland.com


Cardiff: Halloween Nights
With an array of events for all ages, including live music, St Fagans National Museum of History is the place to go in Cardiff for your Halloween celebrations.
£2 – £15. 29th October 6pm – 9pm.
To buy tickets, visit: https://museum.wales

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