Britain’s spookiest Halloween events for 2018 – if you dare!

What are you doing this Halloween? We've rounded up a top 10 selection of the best spooky Halloween events happening across the country in 2018


From the wild Lake District and rural Cheshire to the castles of Scotland and Wales, haunted Britain is putting on a fang-tastic array of Halloween happenings.


1. Halloween at Muncaster Castle, Cumbria: 23-28th October

Brave the Ghostly Grotto at Muncaster Castle ©Getty

With cabaret entertainment, drum processions, canon firing, a Ghostly Grotto and majestic Twilight Owls display, Muncaster Castle provides atmospheric Halloween evenings that are spooktacular.

2. Museum Murder Mystery Night, Bristol: 26th October

A spooky challenge awaits at Bristol Museum and Art Gallery ©Getty

Can you unravel the mystery at Bristol Museum and Art Gallery? Get together for a hair-raising night, collecting clues to solve the murder. With a 3-course dinner and disco till 1am, this is a well-established event for the spooky season.

3. Warkworth’s Scary Half Term, Northumberland: 27 October- 4th November 

The ruins of Warkworth Castle make for a scary setting this Halloween ©Getty

Entertain the entire family this short holiday break, with a visit to Warkworth Castle. It’s ruins alone are sufficiently spooky. Listen to fearsome storytellers to discover the dark and gruesome history of Warkworth Castle, one of northern England’s eeriest medieval fortresses.

4. Haunted Halloween at Tatton Park, Cheshire: 27- 31st October

Just one of the haunted-looking exteriors at Tatton Park ©Getty

The Old Hall at Tatton Park is thought to be one of the most haunted buildings in England. With fairground rides, outdoor ghostly games and an activities marquee to make scary halloween crafts, Tatton Park is gearing up to put on one its most magnificent Halloween programmes yet.

5. Spooky Carisbrooke Castle, Isle of Wight: 20-28th October

Look for ghosts at Carisbrooke Castle ©Getty

Follow Victorian ghost hunters through the shadowy graveyard of this island castle, and try your hand at creepy crafts. Each day there is a prize for the most frightening Halloween costume, so be sure to dress to scare.

6. Halloween Show at Ness Islands, Inverness: 27-28th October

Along River Ness, the Ness islands will be home to one of the most spook-tacular shows you will find in Scotland. Be taken on a journey that you’ll never forget. Keep posted for the reveal of this year’s show theme.

7. Ghosts and Gourds at Rowallane Gardens, County Down: 22-23rd October

Discover a ghostly trail winding through the misty greenery of Rowallane Gardens, transform yourself into a monster with scary face painting and carve a creepy pumpkin to ward off the evil spirits.

8. Thrills and Chills at Beaumaris Castle, Anglesey: 31st October

Beaumaris Castle is open to explore this Halloween- if you dare… ©Getty

Take a spooky castle tour and carve your own pumpkin or make a scary mask to take home. This 13th Century Castle is a magnificently atmospheric location to welcome in Halloween.

9. The Ghost train at the Vale of Rheidol Railway, Aberystwyth29-31st October

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This haunted train ride leaves Aberystwyth at 6pm for a trip around the valley to Devil’s Bridge, returning at 9:30pm. Fancy dress is encouraged, with a prize given to the best children’s costume. Tickets cost £28 for adults and £13 for kids, including a Halloween feast, entertainment during the journey, and a children’s goodie bag.

10. EACH Halloween Glow Walk, Felixstowe: October 27th

A magical two mile adventure along the sea-front. With all money raised going towards East Anglia’s Children’s Hospital. Tickets include light up head boppers, face painting, a medal, hot chocolate, and a host of entertainment along the walk.


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