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Creepily cool Halloween events!

Written by Annabel Middleton

It’s time to have some Halloween fun,
So here are some spooky events, go on pick one!
Why not explore a spooky trail, or pay a visit to a ghost,
It’s time to see who will get scared the most!

SEA LIFE London Aquarium, Southbank

Creepy Creatures: 21st-31st October
Family fun ticket from £55 for 4 people!

Step into a world of creepy crawlies and curious critters! You’ll get to meet the Rainforest Ranger and learn the truth about these creatures, busting those myths! See some charismatic crocs and watch the feeding of the UK’s biggest collection of Piranhas! Plus, you can meet the Chilean rose tarantula and the colony of leafcutter ants racing to find the queen! Brave the creepy crawlies of the rainforest this Halloween! Book here!

The London Dungeon, Southbank

The Home of Halloween: 15th-31st October
Family fun ticket from £55 for 4 with Picniq!

Head to the most haunted house in London this October to experience the seasonal show ’50 Berkley Square’! This show based on murder, madness and mystery will leave you shocked and amazed as you witness the many terrifying happenings that have taken place at the house since the 1850s! Can you survive the night? Head to The London Dungeon this Halloween to find out! Book here!

Shrek’s Adventure! London, Southbank

Meet Puss in Boots: 21st-31st October
Family fun ticket from £55 for 4 with 2 FREE slushies when you book with Picniq!

Dress up in your best fancy dress this Halloween for the chance to win a Halloween goodie bag at Shrek’s Adventure! London. This Halloween you can also meet Puss in Boots in the new meet and greet! Watch 12 fairytale-themed live shows whilst collecting the special ingredients to make it home at the end of the day! What’s more… you’ll get the chance to meet Shrek himself and get that perfect family photo! What’s not to love!

KidZania London, Shephards Bush

Festival of Fright: 24th – 30th October
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Your little ones will absolutely love the Festival of Fright at KidZania London this Halloween! From kooky characters and clever clues filling the streets to the investigation of paranormal activity, KidZania is becoming a hotspot for young children’s Halloween celebrations! Take to the stage and show off those monstrous moves! Learn choreography from the city’s best spooky instructors. All the activities at KidZania are turning fun and spooky this Halloween, don’t miss out on your tickets!

Tower of London, River Thames

Halloween at the Tower of London: 22nd-31st October
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Head to the Tower of London this Halloween for an eerie adventure!

Immerse yourself into the Tower of London’s history, follow the footsteps of the infamous prisoners and prepare for creepy sound effects and projections that bring the spirit world closer than ever before! Designed to chill you to the bones, you won’t want to miss out on this one.

Paultons Park, Romsey

Happy Halloween: 13th-31st October

Photo credit: Paultons Park Facebook

Peppa Pig World has had a spooky halloween makeover! Meet Peppa and George in their Halloween outfits and enjoy all the spooky decorations! There will also be the spook-tacular show, The Legend of Paultons Manor, where you must follow Pickles the Pumpkin and the Spirit Squad on their adventure to solve the mystery of the missing key to the ancient Manor House of Paultons! With laughter, singing, incredible illusions and spectacular surprises guaranteed what’s not to love! If you’re feeling adventurous you can also join in with the rides in the dark on the 25th, 26th and 27th of October! Find out more here!

Walled Garden Moreton, Station Road

Halloween & Autumn Trail: 8th-31st October

Get your most spooky fancy dress outfits ready for this spectacular Halloween & Autumn trail! Pick up a £3 map from the garden shop when you arrive and complete the quiz questions to win a prize whilst learning about nature! This a great day out for all the family! Find out more here!

Berkeley Castle, Berkeley

Ghoul School: 23rd-30th October

Photo credit: Berkeley Castle Facebook

Enjoy the interactive, self-led audio extravaganza this Halloween at Ghoul School! Your little ones will learn how to become perfect little monsters as they encounter some spooky teachers along the way who will impart their frights, delights and vampire bites! On Sunday 23rd-Wednesday 26th & Sunday 30th, from 2-4pm your little monsters can also roast marshmallows in the Woodland area! Find out more here!

Thorpe Park Resort, Chertsey

Save up to 47% on tickets when you book with Picniq!

Calling all thrillseekers for this October’s half term! Prepare to be spun, plunged, inverted and soaked on some of the UK’s most popular roller coasters and amusement park rides. Stealth, THE SWARM, SAW and Storm Surge to name a few!!!

Chessington World of Adventures Resort, Leatherhead Rd

Howl’o’ween: 15th-30th October, 10am-7pm
Get an exclusive family ticket from £115 for 4 people with Picniq!

It’s getting to that spooky time of year! See The Witches of Adventure Point in a battle of good vs evil, join the circle of 8 to protect Banyan, and help Emily and Evie as they head on an amazing adventure of trick or treat to find Candyland! You caneven make your own potions at Pansy & Petunias Potion Creation Station to strengthen the spells of The Good Witches! There’s so much to explore at Chessington World of Adventures so dress up in your best Halloween outfits and join in with the daily fancy dress competitions! Book here!

Audley End Railway, Saffron Walden

Halloween Special: 22nd-31st October

Ride on board the Halloween express and chugg deep into the Estate Woodland! Discover the witches’ house where you will see the witches chanting spells around their cauldrons, don’t let them cast a spell on you! After your train journey, the fun doesn’t stop there! Head back into the woods to meet Belinda the Fortune Telling Witch, play in the adventure play area, and grab a bite to eat in the cafe! Make sure you’re dressed to scare as you meet William the Woodland Wizard and watch out for those spells! Find out more here!

LEGOLAND® Windsor Resort, Winkfield Rd

Brick or Treat: Monster Party: 1st-31st October
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Celebrate the new 4D Movie ‘The Great Monster Chase!’ this October at LEGOLAND®! Get ready for a party with live shows, LEGO decorations, monster mischief and the spectacular NEW Monster Street! There’s even an exclusive concert where the Monster Rock Band from The Great Monster Chase will be taking to the stage with Square Foot, Wolf Guy, Monster Rocker, Tiger Lady, and Zombie Cheerleader! Join in with the dance moves and sing along to the music! There’s so much to see and do, don’t miss out! Book here!

Warwick Castle, Warwick

Halloween at the Castle: 1st-31st October
Family of 4 ticket from £55 with Picniq!

Experience a family fright this October at Warwick Castle! The castle has been transformed this Halloween with spooky decor and pumpkins allowing you the opportunity to walk through The Haunted Hollows meeting four scary characters on the way! Attend Halloween school and say hello to the Witches of Warwick in the Witches’ Tower! During October half-term the Halloween fun continues and will be bigger and better! The Haunted Castle returns allowing budding sorcerers to perfect their cackles and cause mischief in the Scare Schools! You can even visit the Dead Centre Stage which will display some amazing shows and games, including some uncanny comedy! For the fearless families amongst you, there’s the Castle after Dark on seven select nights this October! You may even get the chance to join a secret society! Book here!Kentwell: Halloweenies

ZSL Whipsnade Zoo, Dunstable

Boo at the Zoo: 22nd – 30th October
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Boo at the Zoo is back! Head to ZSL London Zoo this Halloween and jump into a world of pumpkins, potions and poisons! Come dressed as your favourite devilish disguise and enjoy interactive, Halloween-themed story time sessions! Here’s some of the things you can expect from your visit:

  • Halloween-themed storytime sessions
  • Halloween disco and costume contest
  • Decorate a pumpkin
  • Learn many poisonous fun facts
  • Be spellbound by the spooky magic show
  • Hear themed animal talks about the spine-chilling world of wildlife

All of this and so much more! ZSL Whipsnade is the place to be this Halloween!

Kentwell, Sudbury

Halloween fun: 22nd-30th October

Make your own wand this Halloween! There’s so much to do at Kentwell, you’ll be spoilt for choice! Attend Sorcery School, attempt the Broomstick Challenge, make experiments with the Alchemist and follow the Haffalump trail through the woods. As you adventure through the woods you can also visit the impressive Gingerbread House and explore the secret tunnels! The whole family can even dance to the Piper in the Magic Circle dressed up in your finest and spookiest costumes! Find out more here!

Alton Towers, Stoke-on-Trent

Scarefest: 14th-31st October
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Experience a whirlwind of scares, shocks and thrills at Alton Towers this Halloween! Enjoy an evening of trick or treating as you knock on doors in the spooky town, from Spooky Avenue to the Witchy Woods! Join the five super-freaky Halloween characters in the Freaky Fun Zone at their multi-coloured playground! Plus, there will be some amazing shows, meet and greets and Patch’s Halloween party where you can hear ghostly tales from spooky Skelvin! Don’t forget to dress up in your best Halloween costume and head to CBeebies Land Monster Ball to dance, play games and meet Peter Rabbit amongst many others! This is a great day out for all the family and even allows you to experience your favourite rides as the sky gets dark! Book here!

Wicksteed Park, Kettering

Halloween Half Term at Wicksteed: 22nd – 31st October
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Visit Wicksteed Park this half-term for some spooktacular Halloween fun!

This 4-zone adventure park is back and scarier than ever this Halloween! Brush off the cobwebs and embark on a family-friendly trivia trial where you’ll have to hunt for spooky clues around the park!

GreenWood Family Park, Y Felinheli

SpookWood: 23rd-31st October
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Dive into the spooktastic attraction voted the best family attraction in North Wales! This year GreenWood Family Park is transforming into a world of spooks and scares! Prepare for endless Halloween fun including:

  • A forest full of Halloween adventures
  • Cast spells and show off your magical powers with Merlin the Wizard
  • Help hunt down the monsters roaming the creepy woods and haunted hideaways

All of this and so much more! Don’t forget to dress up your little monsters for the occasion and experience a frightfully fun park experience!

Zip World Fforest Coaster, Betws-y-Coed

Ffear FForest: 17th October-1st November
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Dubbed to be North Wales’ ultimate Halloween experience Ffear Fforest is set to make your Halloween the best yet! According to legend, each Halloween Mr Wallace comes back into town and lures guests to the forest to witness his cursed carnival! Navigate up to 4 thrilling adventures in this night adventure as you brave The Cursed Coaster and The Nets! Watch out for the clowns and Mr Wallace! Find out more here!

Powells Farm, New Radnor

Halloween Party: 31st October 10am-12 or 2-4pm

Powell Farm is throwing an amazing Halloween party on the 31st of October and it’s not going to be one to miss! From Halloween crafts such as pumpkin carving and decorating to games and a fancy dress competition get ready to be creative and dress up! Plus, you’ll receive stickers, glitter tattoos, and a drink and snack with your ticket! If that’s not enough, there will also be lots of fun in the spooky barn for you to enjoy! Remember to book before you go! Find out more here!

The Ark Open Farm, Newtownards

Halloween Pumpkin Patch: 15th October- 1st November

It’s that time of year again! Grab your wheelbarrow and pick out your pumpkin! After choosing, head to the carving area where you can scoop out the pumpkins before handing over the carving to The Ark Open Farm helpers to avoid any injuries! Meet Arkle the witch, watch her amazing science magic tricks, or learn to fly on a broom! There is also a quiet pumpkin session at 9am on the 16th October for families with children with additional support needs. Find out more here!

Colin Glen, Belfast

Halloween Spooktacular: 29th October

This is your chance to meet the Hocus Pocus and The Pumpkin King at the Colin ‘spooky’ Glen! Wander through the forest to hear a Halloween story from Penny the Pumpkin as she tells the well known Julia Donaldson tale, ‘Room on the Broom’! There will also be entertainment from the Jump, Jiggle and Jive dance group, themed arts and crafts and toasted marshmallows! Find out more here!


Lightwater Valley, Ripon

Hocus Pocus Half-Term: 22nd October – 30th October
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Join in with the Halloween fun at Lightwater Valley! Experience the incredible magic show with all the family that will have your little ones giggling all day! Meet some wonderful witches and vampires and get that Halloween selfie! There will even be a Monster Mash UV disco in the Show Barn with prizes for the best dancers. Get your UV face paint on and come along to the party! If that’s not enough, there’s the wicked witch trail around the park where you must find 13 witches hidden around the park for the chance to win 2023 park tickets! Don’t forget to come dressed up to Lightwater as the best dressed will take to the stage to compete for prizes! Book here!

Blackpool Tower Dungeon, Bank Hey St

The Home of Halloween: 1st October – 6th November
Save with our exclusive family ticket from £50 for 4 people!

Prepare for an adventure bursting with giggles, ghouls, scares, and excitement as you learn all about Lancashire’s murky history in an entertaining way! This live-action masterpiece will be sure to leave you feeling thrilled and spooked! Do you have what it takes to chat death? Prepare to face your fate at The Home of Halloween!

Reddish Vale Farm, Stockport

Halloween Festival: 8th-30th October

Explore the Haunted Children’s Straw Maze this Halloween as you take on the challenge of completing this spooky maze! Bring along the whole family and pick your own pumpkin with over 100 to choose from! Don’t forget to take some photos in the Halloween village before taking your pumpkin to the carving cavern to start your design! It’s your chance to create a masterpiece! Plus, there’s a Spooky Express that’ll take you through the haunted woods and gruesome graveyard, stopping to feed the pigs on the way! Find out more here!

Muncaster Castle, Western Lake District

Halloween Week: 23rd-31st October

This Halloween week is not one to miss! From the Scary Maze and alchemy workshops to fire juggling shows and kids crafts in the Ghostly Grotto, your little ones will have heaps of fun! Help the Rag Tag Arts to create a Day of the Dead masterpiece and join in with the evening parade through the gardens to reach the “Magic Lantern” theatre in the woods! There’s even a trail with water pistols supplied, watch out for the skeletons and zombies! If this isn’t enough to persuade you, there’s an amazing Twilight Owl show as well! With so much to do why not head on down! Find out more here!


 Cairnie Fruit Farm, Cupar

Halloween Torchlight Maze: 29th, 30th and 31st October, 7pm-9:30pm

Get ready for a fright at Cairnie Farm this Halloween! Enter the 6-acre maze with many paths where you’ll have only a torch light to guide you through the darkness! Look out for the surprises in the shadows and listen for the screams! This is recommended for those over 8 years as it really is very scary! Remember to bring your torches and book in advance! Find out more here!

Edinburgh Zoo, Corstorphine

Spooktacular: 7th-31st October

Get ready for some family frights at Edinburgh Zoo this Halloween! Explore the trail and meet some weird and amazing charcters along the way! You’ll meet priates and skeletons as well as ghosts and crawlies! Plus, there’s themed food and drinks on offer to get you in the Halloween spirit! This is a great day out for all the family full of entertainment ! Find out more here!

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