Top Ten Halloween Celebrations in the UK
There are loads of spooky scary Halloween events taking place across the UK this October. Here’s our pick of the best for all the family.
Ghost Hunting and Spooky Trails, Oxford Castle
What: Said to be one of the most haunted buildings in the UK, visit Oxford Castle for ghost trails, midnight tours of the castle, pumpkin carvings and a Trick or Treat room.
Where: Oxford Castle, Oxford
When: 28 – 31 October 2017
More info: www.oxfordcastleunlocked.co.uk
Spooks and Sacrifice, Perthshire
What: Come in disguise and bring a jack-o-lantern to light your way into the spirit world. Samhain at the Crannog is a unique experience and visitors travel from far and wide to attend.
Where: The Scottish Cranog Centre, Kenmore, Perthshire
When: 31 Oct 2017
More info: www.crannog.co.uk
Frightmare Halloween Festival, Gloucester
What: Frightmare Halloween Festival is spread over 17 nights. Experience terror, fear and fun including a ghost hunt, creepy reptiles, arts and crafts, and a fairground. At night there are terrifying attractions for the over-14s.
Where: Over Farm, Over, Gloucester, GL2 8BD
When: 30 Sep, 6, 7, 13, 14, 20-31 October 2017
More info: www.frightmare.co.uk
Halloween at the London Dungeon
What: Join a terrifying journey through 1000 years of London’s darkest past. You’ll pass through the Whitechapel Labyrinth of misty East London streets, plague-ravaged houses and the fearsome torture chamber. Not suitable for younger children.
Where: The London Dungeon, near Waterloo, London
When: October – November 2017
More info: www.thedungeons.com
Most Haunted Castle, Cumbria
What: Dare you visit one of Britain’s most haunted castles this Halloween? Scary maze, Ghostly Grotto, story telling in the churchyard and lots of other events. Fancy dress encouraged.
Where: Muncaster Castle, Ravenglass, Cumbria
When: 26 – 31 October 2017
More info: www.muncaster.co.uk
Halloween Witch Hunt in Puzzlewood
What: Search the mysterious woods for witches, pumpkins, goblins and more! Hiding in mossy gulleys, under wooden bridges, in spooky trees and beside secret benches. Find them and get a prize. Good for younger children.
Where: Puzzlewood, Colefood, Gloucester, GL16 8QB
When: 23 – 29 Oct 2017
More info: www.puzzlewood.net
The Hop Farm, Kent
What: All kinds of Halloween attractions in the evening, for ages ten and up. Treat the kids to a spook-tastic feast of fun for the half-term holidays!
Where: Maidstone Road, Paddock Wood, Kent TN12 6PY
When: 21-29 October 2017
More info: thehopfarm.co.uk
Halloween in the City, Manchester
What: The city of Manchester gets spooky this October with loads of events around the city including a city-wide Trick or Treat trail, the Haunted Maze, city buildings going green, and thousands of pumpkin lanterns lighting up the streets, devilish displays and spooky shop windows.
Where: venues around Manchester
When: various dates, October 2017
More info: www.visitmanchester.com
Fright Nights, Kenilworth Castle, Warwickshire
What: A terrifying treat just for Halloween. Join an eerie evening after-hours, meet the castle’s spine-tingling storytellers and discover tales of ghostly apparitions, dastardly deeds, and ghoulish goings-on.
Where: Kenilworth Castle, Castle Green, Warwickshire
When: 26 – 28 October 2017
More info: www.english-heritage.org.uk
What: This Halloween, Kentwell’s School of Sorcery and Magic will be opening for business, and accepting new students. Come along for a morning or afternoon of fun filled magical learning including wand making, spell school and potions class.
Where: Kentwell Hall, Long Melford, Suffolk
When: 21-29 October
More info: www.kentwell.co.uk