20 Halloween events that your kids will love to visit this October Half Term – You need to visit | Family Travel Blog (2023)

Halloween and October Half Term is eerily close, which means it’s time to get planning where you are going to go this Halloween 2022.

For those who dare, we’ve spotted plenty of spooky-themed days out across the UK, including Legoland, Cadbury World, Drayton Manor and Warwick Castle with freaky face painting, bewitching creatures and spooky storytelling.

Take a look at our top 20 favourite Halloween inspired days out across the UK in 2021. Many of the attractions listed below are subject to availability so the earlier you book the better, plus many have early booking discounts. Alternatively another great value option is to convert your Tesco Clubcard points into attraction tickets.

1. Cadbury World Freddo’s Circus Spectacular- 15th – 30th October 2022

20 Halloween events that your kids will love to visit this October Half Term – You need to visit | Family Travel Blog (1)At Cadbury World, come dressed in your best costumes to visit Freddo’s Circus Spectacular. Roll up! Roll up! The spookiest circus in town is coming to Cadbury World! You’ll be ‘howling with laughter’ as we meet the Fangtastic Freddo, astounded by the ‘spookiest spells’ of the Great Fredeedo and amazed by the ‘frightfully fun’ skills of Daredevil Freddo! You’d be a ghoul to miss out!

Address: Cadbury World, Linden Road, Bournville, Birmingham. B30 1JR.
Web: Cadbury World

2. Edinburgh Zoo Spooktacular – 7 – 31st October

This Halloween,Edinburgh Zoois opening its gates after dark to invite you on a family friendlyspooktaculartrail through the zoo.

This Halloween, Edinburgh ZooSpooktacular! returns with a new series of family-friendly frights.Followalong ourtrailand meet someweird and wonderful charactersalong the way.WeSCAREyou to come and braveourilluminated trailfromFriday7 –Monday31 October.

From pirates and dragonstoskeletons andghosts,there’s plenty to get you into the Halloween spirit, as well as themed foodand drink kiosksthroughout.

Address: 134 Corstorphine Road, Edinburgh, EH12 6TS
£11.70 per child – £15.30 per adult
Web:Edinburgh Zoo Spooktacular

3. Warwick Castle – The Haunted Castle from 1st – 31st October

20 Halloween events that your kids will love to visit this October Half Term – You need to visit | Family Travel Blog (2)Warwick castle is a great day out for children of all ages and during the Halloween event. Search the spooky mansion, navigate the Haunted Hollows and discover even more quirky characters in their spellbinding shows and activities.

This October, experience the castle this Halloween and venture through The Haunted Hollows, meet the Witches of Warwick, and explore the castle grounds spooky décor, pumpkins and more!

If possible its well worth booking a package and staying onsite at the fabulous Knights Village

You can read our review here

Address: Warwick Castle,Warwick, Warwickshire, CV34 6AH
Day tickets booked in advance cost £24.00 per person compared to the on the day price of £37.00 . You can also exchange your Tesco Clubcard vouchers for entry tickets which is good value for money.
Web: Warwick Castle

4. Alton Towers Scarefest is on the 7th – 9th, 14th – 31st October 2022

This Halloween celebrate 15 years of Scarefest. As the nights get longer, tiptoe into Alton Towers Resort for all sorts of creepy scares, shocks and thrills. Expect spines to be tingled!

Open until 9pm, daring guests can face head-spinning, hair-raising rides and attractions in the darkness including Wicker Man and the Alton Towers Dungeon.

Address: Farley Ln, Alton ST10 4DB
Entry costs are from £42.00 per person in advance instead of the gate price of £65.00 . You can also exchange your Tesco Clubcard vouchers for entry tickets which is good value for money.
Web: Alton Towers

5. BeWilderwood – The Glorious Glowing Lantern Parade 15th October to 31st October 2021.

Adventure through a magical light extravaganza and watch the story unfold as you journey through the woods down mysterious paths exclusive to this event.

Start your adventure at dusk and craft your own Boggle Bindle Lantern to help the Boggles light up the woods at Hazel’s Hideaway, before embarking on a journey through BeWILDerwood like you have never seen before!Navigate your way through the beautifully lit twilight woodland and keepa look out for hints of the BeWILDerwood characters peering out to say ‘yoo-hoo!’ along the way. Butdon’t worry if you aren’t the bravest Boggle – it’sspoookynot scary!

The best time to arrive is Midday to ensure you still have enough energy left for the Glorious Glowing Lantern Parade.

Address: BeWILDerwood NorfolkHorning Road,Hoveton, Norfolk,NR12 8JW
The cost for a family of 4 is £50.00, (children under 92cm are free, children between 92cm to 105cm are £17.50 and children and adults over 105cm are charged at £12.50 entry fee.)
Web: BeWILDerwood

6. Brick or Treat at Legoland is 1st – 31st October 2022

20 Halloween events that your kids will love to visit this October Half Term – You need to visit | Family Travel Blog (3)We think this is one of the best Halloween events for kids in the UK. For a short period of time the park is spookily decorated and Halloween themed. This October half term bring your little monsters to the LEGOLAND® Windsor Resort and get into the Halloween spirit with their Brick or Treat event.

Brick or Treat presents Monster Party, where the LEGO®Monsters are taking over at LEGOLAND® this October, including half term! They’re rocking up with an awesome Brick or Treat Monster Party to celebrate their fantastic new 4D Movie ‘The Great Monster Chase!’ and everyone’s invited. This Halloween spectacular will blow you away with amazing NEW experiences, live shows, fantastic LEGO decorations and lots of Monster mischief and so much more – plus all of our rides including the brand new land LEGO MYTHICA: World of Mythical Creatures, live shows and attractions, it’s a frightfully fun day out for all the family!

You can read our review of Brick or Treat at Legoland here.

Address: Winkfield RoadWindsorBerkshireSL4 4AY
Entry will cost children and adults over age 3 from £32.00 (date dependent) per person booked in advance. You can also take advantage of exchanging Tesco Clubcard vouchers for entry.
Web: Legoland Windsor

7. Warner Brothers Studio Tour London – 23rd September – 6th November 2022

20 Halloween events that your kids will love to visit this October Half Term – You need to visit | Family Travel Blog (4)With Harry Potter being a wizard what better place to visit this Halloween. You are able to relive the magic and witness the making of the Harry Potter films, view the original Hogwarts Express and look at many of the props and memorabilia used in the films.

Experience Hallowe’en as if you were a Hogwarts student, by stepping into the Great Hall with over 100 pumpkins floating above a spooky feast, as seen inHarry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. During filming, the Propmaking Team carved the pumpkins each to have their own unique design

For the first time this year, visitors to the Studio Tour will discover the secrets behind the Riddikulus spell as a selection of props from Professor Lupin’s Defence Against the Dark Arts class will be on display, including the Boggart wardrobe and the Vulture hat donned by a Boggart in the shape of Professor Snape.

You can read our review of Halloween at Warner Brothers Studio Tour London here.

Address: Warner Bros. Studio Tour London, Studio Tour DriveLeavesdenWD25 7LR
Tickets from £49.95
Web: Warner Bros Studio Tour

8. Black Country Living Musuem – 26th -29th October

Walk in the freaky footsteps of ghosts and ghouls this October at Black Country Living Museum’s Halloween Nights. Follow the trick or treat stations around our 26-acre site and along the way, discover the spooky spectacles we have in store.

Dance the night away at our Monster Bash, follow our story trail and meet some of our creepy creatures, all before strutting your stuff in our costume parade. Whether you’re a grown-up ghoul or a tiny terror, there’s plenty of fun for all the family at BCLM’s Halloween Nights.

Address: Tipton Rd, Dudley DY1 4SQ
Adult £20.00 – Child £14.00
Web: Black Country Living Musuem

9. Drayton Manor – More Trick than Treat

20 Halloween events that your kids will love to visit this October Half Term – You need to visit | Family Travel Blog (5)You will find creepy arts and crafts, spooky sweet treats, pumpkin donuts and special Halloween activities during your visit. Thomas Land™ will be transformed into the spook-tacular Island of Sodor which is perfect for the little ones.

Enjoy many Thomas and Friends™ rides like Flynn’s Fire Rescue, Toby’s Tram Express, Captain’s Sea Adventure and lots more. For children and adults with a sweet tooth, remember there are free treats at the park.

You can read our review of Halloween at Drayton Manor here.

Address: Drayton Manor Drive, Tamworth, Staffordshire, B78 3TW
A 4 person for £116 ticket can be booked in advance.
Web: Drayton Manor

10. National Forest Adventure Farm Spooktacular 15, 16, 22 – 30 October

20 Halloween events that your kids will love to visit this October Half Term – You need to visit | Family Travel Blog (6)All the fun of the farm plus a day packed with hair-raising Halloween activities! Pick a pumpkin (1 per child), Magical Maze Quest with spells, potions and broomstick flying, Marvellous Magic Shows, Circus Skills Workshops & Frighting Face Paint!

Address: Postern House Farm, Tatenhill, Burton on Trent, Staffordshire DE13 9SJ.
Entry booked online in advance is £15.99 for adults and £15.99 for children over the age of two. Under 2’s are free.
Web: National Forest Adventure Farm

11. Howl ’o’ ween, Chessington World of Adventures – 15th – 30th October 2022

20 Halloween events that your kids will love to visit this October Half Term – You need to visit | Family Travel Blog (7)Things are getting spoOoky once again at Chessington this October, with a Fa-BOO-lous Halloween event for the whole family! Don’t miss out on a family adventure this October half term with plenty of new tricks and treats you won’t want to miss.

You can alsoenjoy the rides in the dark fromtaking a flight of fright on Vampire soaring through the trees of Wild Woods or enjoy Dragon’s Fury’s spectacular spin underneath the stars.

Address: Leatherhead Road, Chessington, Surrey, KT9 2NE
Tickets from £37.00
Web: Chessington

12. Halloween at Paulton’s Park – 13th October – 31th October

20 Halloween events that your kids will love to visit this October Half Term – You need to visit | Family Travel Blog (8)Peppa Pig World will be transformed for this year’s enchanting festivities! Meet Peppa and George in their spooky outfits and enjoy lots of fun Peppa themed Halloween decorations.

Due to popular demand the spook-tacular show, The Legend of Paultons Manor, returns for the Halloween season!

Follow the adventures of Pickles the Pumpkin and the Spirit Squad as they attempt to beat the Grumpy Gatekeeper to solve the mystery of the missing key to the ancient Manor House of Paultons.

Address: Ower, Romsey SO51 6AL
Tickets for a family of 4 £159.00
Web: Paultons Park

13. West Midland Safari Park’s Spooky Spectacular -22nd – 30th October

Visit West Midland where it will be brimming with Halloween decorations and hundreds of pumpkins in their Pumpkin Patch.

Their excitable pumpkin-scarecrow character, ‘Patch’, will be returning during half term to greet guests and put on a fantastic show! This year, he has brought some magical pals along with him, including a friendly witch and wizard, cheeky dragons and even a silly skeleton.

Spooky explorers will need to help locate the missing potion ingredients in the freeScratchcard Trail, which have been stolen by some mischievous dragons. If they can find all the items, they will win a special treat!

Address: West Midland Safari Park, Spring Grove, Bewdley, Herefordshire and Worcestershire, DY12 1L
Web: West Midlands Safari Park

14. Fright Fiesta at Gullivers World, Cheshire – 8th – 30th October 2022

At Gullivers festival-style Halloween you will find an event that is bursting with colour, costumes and music. Fright Fiesta is nine days of fabulous family activities, frights and theme park fun. Come together and celebrate the spookiest season of the year at Gulliver’s.

Showcase your fancy dress costume in their spine-tingling street parade or delve deep into the theme park and discover spooktacular rides.

Address: Gulliver’s World, Warrington, Cheshire, WA5 9YZ
Adult and child tickets from £15.00
Web: Gullivers World

15. Halloween at Blenheim Palace – Friday 21st – Monday 31st October 2022

If you’re after a spooky half term experience for all the family, visit Blenheim Palace from October 21 until October 31.

A spooky, fun-filled, after dark trail for all the family this half term – with new installations for 2022!

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. Could it be a trick of the light or do things really go “bump in the night”?

Address: Blenheim Palace, Woodstock, Oxfordshire OX20 1UL
From £12.00 child and £27.00 adult
Web: Blenheim Palace

16. Wookey Hole – 22nd – 30th October

20 Halloween events that your kids will love to visit this October Half Term – You need to visit | Family Travel Blog (9)

With ghostly goings-on, spooky stories and eerie adventure, Wookey Hole is the place to be at Halloween.

Calling all witches and wizards! Come and get into the spirit of Halloween with us at Wookey Hole, the home of Halloween.

This year, the Witch of Halloween has invited her sisters home for the holiday’s and you’ll find us overrun with witches. Fortunately our witches like to treat children rather than eat them!

A spooky cave tour is included in your visit and at the end the Halloween grotto awaits – enter if you dare. You can read our review here

Address: Wookey Hole Ltd,Wookey Hole,Wells,Somerset,BA5 1BB
Adults: £19.95 Child: £16.45 Child under 3: Free. when you book online
Web: Wookey Hole

17. Halloween Events at English Heritage, National Trust and CADW

Grab your broomsticks for a ghoulishly great day out at our Halloween events taking place across the country.

Need fiendish family fun to entertain your little monsters? Try our new adventure trail inspired by Cressida Cowell’s bestselling Wizards of Once series, or head out after dark on a spooky woodland walk.

The National Trust also run Halloween events for kids. Here are some of their Halloween events for families.

In Wales, Cadw are running Halloween Trails and Halloween family fun days.

Address: Across the UK
Web: English Heritage Cadw

18. Spooky Halloween at Folly Farm – 29 October – 06 November

At Folly Farm they will be giving their fairground side stalls a Halloween makeover and you can take part in our popular Scarecrow Trail and our card hunts – both of which give you a chance to win prizes! And keep your eyes peeled for our singing pumpkins!

Address: Begelly, Kilgetty, Pembrokeshire, SA68 0XA
Family of 4 tickets from £75.80
Web: Folly Farm

19. Halloween Shriek Week, Drusillas Park – 22nd – 30th October

Drusillas Park in East Sussex are running a Halloween Shriek Week which looks great fun especially for children. There are ghosts, mummies, witches and you can get nose-to-nose with creepy crawlies.

Address: Drusillas Park, Alfriston, East Sussex, BN26 5QS
Adult or Child 2 yrs+ £26.40
Web: Drusillas Park

20. Halloween at Hamleys Regent Street – 3rd – 31st October

Spooky Season is here, and Hamleys, one of the most famous Toy Stores in the World is celebrating ALL the terror-ific fun, inviting YOU to join the party in Hamleys. It’s a Monster Mash all October including Half Term, serving up spooks and surprises so you can experience a Halloween like no other.

Their world-famous entertainment team will be dressed to impress as Frankenstein, Mummies, Witches and more, so dust off your best costumes and join the party with Hamley Bear and his frightening (fluffy!) friends.Who will you become when you join the Monster Mash this Halloween at Hamleys?

Address:Hamleys, Regent Street, London
Web: Hamleys

Bonus Entry – Halloween Ghost Trains at East Lancashire Railway – 27-29 October 2022.

Dare you take a ride on the Halloween Ghost Train? Enlist with the ELR’s elite monster squad and brave the smiling spooks and grinning ghosts of this haunted heritage train as you attempt to break an ancient curse. Meet a Vampire called Brian, a goofy Zombie called Bob and a whole host of friendly freaks and join in the scary shenanigans. Every little monster will also get a gruesome goody bag full of tricks and treats.

Cost: From £14.40
Web: Halloween Ghost Train

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