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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.


Knutsford: Pumpkin Path
Join this annual trail to hunt for the most creative pumpkins and treats galore. Sponsored by Swizzels.

Thursday 24th October
Starts at King’s Street, Knutsford
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Whitby: Illuminated Abbey at Whitby Abbey

Several Abbeys in the north are having a spooky make-over this season including Whitby Abbey.

Friday 25th October – Saturday 2nd November
Whitby Abbey, Abbey Lane, Whitby, YO22 4JT
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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: Meet the Ghosts of Wollaton Hall
Boo! Go behind the scenes and discover the true ghostly happenings at Wollaton Hall.

Tuesday 29th October
Wollaton Hall, Nottingham, NG8 2AE
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Chesterfield: Spooky Bolsover Castle
Days packed with Halloween activities for half term.

Saturday 26th October – Sunday 3rd November
Bolsover Castle, Castle Street, Bolsover, Derbyshire, S44 6PR
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West Midlands

Dudley: Black Country History Museum
Trick or treating is taken to the next level at the museum’s Halloween nights.

Friday 25th October – Saturday 26th October
Black Country Living Museum, Tipton Road, Dudley, West Midlands, DY1 4SQ
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Birmingham: Halloween Silent Movie Special
Enjoy the spinetingling sounds of the Town Hall organ in this special of The Hunchback of Notre Dame.

Thursday 31st October
Town Hall, Victoria Square, Birmingham, West Midlands, B3 3DQ
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South East

New Forest: Spooky Halloween River Tour
Brave the Beaulieu River by moonlight and learn about the river’s resident ghouls and ghosts.

Friday 25th, Sunday 27th and Thursday 31st October
New Forest Activities, High Street, Beaulieu, SO42 7YA
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Kent: Halloween Spooktacular
Take part in activities with all the family and explore the historic houses.

Saturday 19th – Sunday 20th October
Kent Life, Lock Lane, Sandling, Maidstone, Kent, ME14 3AU
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South West

Devon: Fright Fest
Ages 12+ only, do you dare to step inside the maze?

Friday 25th October
Poltimore House and Grounds, Exeter, Devon, EX4 0AU
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Somerset: Halloween Spooktacular
Shop local! Over 50 stallholders will  be showcasing their products in this Halloween themed market.

Saturday 26th October
Wells Town Hall, Market Place, Wells, Somerset, BA5 2RB
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Edinburgh: Halloween Wand Making
Design and create your very own magical wand.

20th October
Lauriston Castle, 2a Cramond Road South, Edinburgh, EH4 5QD
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Glasgow: Halloween Spooktacular
A family party to remember, with a spooky space twist.

Friday 25th October
Glasgow Science Centre, 50 Pacific Quay, Glasgow, G51 1EA
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Northern Ireland

Londonderry: Haunted Harvest Market
Be entertained by mystical performances whilst enjoying food and drink from the market.

Saturday 26th October – 1st November
Londonderry, BT48 7BB
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Antrim: Halloween Walking Tour
Venture to the historic town of Newtownards to discover the haunting history

Thursday 24th October
Conway Square, Newtownards, Antrim, BT23 4DA
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Republic of Ireland

Co. Westmeath: Halloween Treasure Trails
Hunt for fun and treat at Belvedere!

Saturday 26th August – Monday 28th August
Belvedere House and Gardens, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath
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Cardiff: Halloween Nights
Tour the museum after hours for some Halloween fun.

Tuesday 29th October – Thursday 31st October
St. Fagans National Museum of History, Cardiff, CF5 6XB
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Llangollen: Halloween Train
Listen to ghoulish ghost stories as this Halloween train makes its way through the eerie Dee Valley at night.

Sunday 27th October
The Station, Abbey Road, Llangollen, Denbighshire, LL20 8SN
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