Spooky season is here! Want to scare your mates this Halloween with something sinister? Or enjoy something a bit more relaxing but in keeping with a spooky theme? We’ve pulled together a fang-tastic list of events and activities across the UK to get you in the mood for something dark and scary...
First up must be a truly unsettling historical tour in York, the most haunted city in the world. Learn all about the gruesome history of the city and the terrible tales of the Witches of Yorkshire from the mouth of your local witchy guide. A perfectly spooky introduction to the ‘city of a thousand ghosts’.
Think you can handle the fear? Take on the truly terrifying Scream Park at Yorkshire Scare Grounds. With scare mazes, roaming characters, live entertainment, street food, and so much more, this frightening festival of terror is not for the faint of heart! Enter if you dare...
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This intimate pumpkin festival is the perfect event for all the autumn girlies. You’ll have free range of the Barn’s pumpkin patch to go pumpkin picking for your next Insta post, enjoy some skating on the ice rink and sample warm and cozy food and drink, such as artisan coffee and hot chocolate in the stunning autumnal farmland.
Take a guided tour through the corridors and cell blocks of Shrewsbury Prison and walk in the footsteps of those who were incarcerated here. The unsettling feeling doesn’t stop there, you’ll see firsthand how capital punishment was carried out in these walls, who knows, maybe their ghosts are still there?
Maybe you’ve had enough of being scared by the actors in haunted houses and scare mazes? Why not try turning the tables? Try your hand at scaring the attendees of The London Tombs experience with your best acting skills. You’ll be made up as the undead and given a crash course in scaring. Plus, who doesn’t like being treated to lunch halfway through the day? Just better hope it’s not brains.
The excellent Exeter Northcott Theatre will be putting on an electrifyingly exciting twist on the horror classic ‘Frankenstein’ late this September. Sounds like the perfect excuse to get into the spooky spirit early!
The Hawk Conservancy Trust’s Halloween fundraiser is bound to be a hoot. Dress up in your spooky costumes and support British wildlife efforts watching a flying display within the moonlit grounds. You’ll hear spooky stories and even be provided with a spooky treat and warm food whilst you marvel at these brilliant birds.
Tapnell Farm will be celebrating everything pumpkin throughout October with themed events, live music, pumpkin picking, and a licensed bar to enjoy a spooky beverage. A great event for something less scary this autumn.
Learn more about the woman murdered by London’s most notorious serial killer with a brand-new experience. Hand-held projectors will show you the gruesome and ghastly scenes of the murders as you follow in the footsteps of Jack the Ripper’s victims.
We’re big fans of late-night re-runs of Ghost Adventures with Zak Bagans or a game or two of Phasmophobia, but now is the time to put everything you learnt about ghost hunting into practice. You’ll be given access to parts of Fonmon Castle not usually open to the public to find evidence of the paranormal, alongside spooky tales, and the fear that you may not be alone...
The history of the woodland surrounding Audley End Railway is full of unusual happenstances, reports of strange sounds and sightings date back for hundreds of years, with 66 people having been reported as missing. Are you brave enough to find The Disappeared, or will they find you first in this fantastically frightening immersive experience?
The perfect event for any Saw fan, this escape and theatrical immersion experience will have you front and centre trying to wiggle out of Jigsaw’s most horrific and violent traps. Your morals and mettle will be put to the test, and so the question is, will your fear overcome you, or will you escape Jigsaw’s latest game?
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See the spookier side to London on this walking and boat tour, including the most haunted house in the city, the Tower of London, and a delightfully dreadful boat tour along the Thames. Listen to stories of the paranormal whilst your guide whisks you through the dark city streets. You may even see some sightings yourself...
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