The best time of year is here! The leaves are changing colour, the nights are drawing in and Halloween is on the horizon.
If you've not made plans for All Hallows' Eve yet, let us be your spirit guide. Whether you're looking for a family-friendly activity or a spooky night out, we've got you covered. Check out our favourites.
Where: Blenheim Palace
Watch out for flickering flames in a fiendish fire garden, daring fire artists and grinning pumpkins aglow. Wind your way through the illuminated haunted woods filled with creepy neon cobwebs, ghastly ghouls, wicked witches, larger-than-life spiders and beastly bats. Then discover the Secret Garden filled with more hidden surprises. Is it a trick of the light, or do things really go "bump in the night"?
Where: Various Locations
There's fiendish fun for the whole family this half-term. A Beano-themed Halloween quest, with ghoulish performers telling frighteningly good tales. And after dark, there are Spooky Woodland Walks or uncover the darker side of history on a Ghost Tour.
Where: Ashridge House
Go on a hair-raising journey through the Coach House and Monks Barn, where you’ll encounter the wily witch, the wizard’s apprentice and other spine-tingling characters! If you beat the witch and escape with your life, you can roam the courtyard filled with smoke and spookiness. Until 5pm daily, the garden is also open where you may discover more haunting sights deep in the wood.
Where: Scone Palace
Spooky adventures, mayhem in the maze, and wicked woodlands will keep you on your toes at Scone Palace in Perthshire, while scary surprises will test your courage at this spine-tingling fright night experience.
Not suitable for children under 8 years old.
Where: Ministry of Sound, Londo
Ministry of Sound will be hosting their infamous Halloween nights, featuring SASASAS for Friday's Carnival of Sound and hosting a House of Horrors full of very spooky guests for the Saturday. Grab you and your friends tickets if you dare...
Where: KOKO, London
KOKO will be turned into a spooky hotel for the weekend with lots of scary surprises in store. Think The Shining meets The Grand Budapest. On Friday night you can see Ibiza legend and chief Vagabundo Luciano headline the horror show!
Where: Q Shoreditch, London
The iconic Cafe Mambo Ibiza descends onto the capital for a devilish and spine-tingling party! Taking place across two floors, Q Shoreditch will be transformed into a hellish and blood-curdling dungeon of fun for the day of the dead. Expect full production accompanied by a classic White Isle-inspired soundtrack.
Where: DEPOT, Cardiff
It’s about to get SPOOKY! Bingo Lingo re-invents the traditional game of bingo into a unique, crowd-roaring, interactive night of non-stop madness with prizes that will change your life forever! A proven and highly successful formula that involves crowd participation and strong, character-led bingo hosts.
Where: The Underworld, London
Descend down into the depths of The Underworld this Halloween, for the annual haunted, rockin' & sell-out bonanza, hosted by Camden Town's biggest weekly rock & indie night; Camden Rocks Club. Split over two days, for double the madness, with extended opening hours. Costumes and dress up HIGHLY ENCOURAGED! Limited early bird on sale now.
Where: Band On The Wall, Manchester
Baked A La Ska are the “heavy heavy sound” of Manchester, it’s a band of assembled oddballs and pranksters. Expect a few hits from the spookiest ska record ever made – “Skalloween”. Fancy dress is enthusiastically encouraged!
Where: Social, Kingston Upon Hull
Cult Cinema Sunday picks a classic Cult horror movie they love and screen it… the only catch is, that they don’t tell anyone in advance what it is and you will find out once they hit play on the night. Enjoy the anticipation of the unknown…Come dressed as your favourite horror character, with a prize for the best dressed! Seat choice is unallocated, first come, first-served when you arrive at the venue.
Where: Blenheim Palace
This Autumn, a mysterious mist falls across the gardens at Chiswick House & Gardens. Join with family and friends to wander from dusk into darkness between one ghostly space to another. With a brand new trail coming to Chiswick House & Gardens, it might give you goosebumps.
Where: Axminster Guildhall, Devon
The Glow Experience: Children's Glow in the Dark UV Party, is coming to The Axminster Guildhall on Sunday 30th October 2022. There will be all kinds of glow-in-the-dark activities to keep your little monsters entertained. Tickets are now on sale. Spaces are limited, so book now to avoid disappointment.
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