Tuesday, 8 October 2013

Halloween Attractions In The UK

The Syders love Halloween and we always really enjoy attractions that make an effort to  spook us. There is loads and loads of creepy, fun to be had up and down the country. Here are a few ideas of places you could visit if you are stuck for a good day/evening out. Our top tip is 'Dont forget to dress the little ones up in fancy dress' It really adds to the atmosphere and the kids love it!

1. Chessington World of Adventures Resort - Halloween Hocus Pocus - This creepy event is filled with hauntings, mysteries and spooky family fun suitable for all. New for 2013:  
  • The Mystery of Hocus Pocus Hall. Adventurers brave enough must enter the bewitching stately home of Sir Arthur, a famous explorer, who vanished without a trace! Try to solve the mystery of what happened to Sir Arthur as you journey through the house and discover a priceless collection of antiques which seem to have powers all of their own.
  • VAMPIRE: The Haunting in the Hollows is back! Step back in time to 1897 in Transylvania where, beyond the gates of Castle Dracula, lies the village of Black Hollow and our spookiest Halloween attraction yet.
  • Burt and Bilge’s Big Bad BOO in Market Square as the resident medieval misfits put on a Halloween celebration you’re unlikely to forget! Perfect for the whole family, the Medieval Misfits are guaranteed to have you in stitches (the good kind!).
Hocus Pocus will be running from 19th October – 4th November. 10am – 5pm from 19th October – 24th October and then 10am - 7pm from 25th October – 3rd November.

The Vampire At Chessington

2. North Devon - The Big Sheep Halloween Festival - Tucked away, deep amongst the rolling hills of my most favourite place in the Uk is The Big Sheep. Every year this award winning attraction hosts a Halloween festival, full of cute farm animals, shows, rides and spooky goings on. Last time we visited a Mummy pig had just had babies and we saw the piglets feeding, the kids were totally thrilled, as were we. The 'Fun by Day' Halloween Festival runs from Oct 26th - Nov 3rd - 10am to 6pm. This year attractions include:
  • Indoor Trick or Treat
  • Haunted Hay Ride - Highly recommended by The Syders - Do not miss this, its fab!
  • Lakeside Train Ride
  • Haunted House
  • Pumpkin Carving
  • Fancy Dress and LOTS more.
They also host 'Scary by Night' Halloween evening parties running on Thursday 31st October, Friday 1st & Saturday 2nd November - 6:00pm - 10:00pm. Don't forget to dress up!

3. Thorpe Park - Fright Nights. Thorpe Park have teamed up with Lionsgate bringing some of their award winning horror films to life. Not for the faint hearted, attractions include:
  • The Cabin In The Woods
  • Saw Alive Horror Maze
  • My Bloody Valentine
  • The Blair witch Project
  • You're Next
  • The Asylum

4. The London Dungeons Biggest Halloween Ever - Halloween is The London Dungeons most favourite time of the year. Experts in Costume, make up, tricks and creepy fun, you are sure to have a jumpy time. Attractions for Halloween include:
  • A new character for Halloween - Mr Pumpkineer (A Pumpkin Farmer)
  • 1000's of Pumpkin decorations
  • Special creepy Halloween Surprises
  • A free Chupa Chups treat for every guest
The Dungeons are also in Blackpool, York and Edinburgh. NB: Make sure you book in advance for the Halloween period as they sell out really fast!

5. Warwick Castle - The Haunted Castle. Daytime attractions and shows run from 10am - 5pm and they include:
  • Seance
  • Witches Tower
  • The Haunted Hollows
  • Paranormal Investigation
  • The Duelling Dead
Evening attractions run from 5pm - 9pm and include:
  • The Revenge of Henry Black
  • Trebuchet Fireball
You could make your day out even more fun with one of the Castles great Halloween experiences:
  • Skeleton Family Breakfast - enjoy an exclusive breakfast in the Castle's Undercroft, with Halloween entertainment specially designed for families
  • Spooky Family Supper - a delicious supper and entertainment from the Haunted Castle's finest characters
  • Halloween Dungeons After Dark
  • Exclusive Haunted Castle Tours - back by popular demand, experience an evening of horror with an exclusive tour of the Castle Dungeon and Gaol and witness a terrifying Seance
  • Dine Through Time with a Guy Fawkes Twist an evening of enthralling entertainment, heart food and unlimited drinks

6. Pleasurewood Hills - Pleasurewood Chills Scream Park. For those brave enough the park will offer a host of scary attractions including:
  • HobsPit - Highly Recommended by The Syders
  • Tales Of The Haunted Coast
  • Satan's Circus Scare Maze
  • Spooky Storytellers
  • Hopton Ghost hunters
  • Horror Express
  • Trick Or Treat
  • Family Pumpkin Carving
  • Fancy Dress Competition
  • Firework Spectacular
The park will remain open until 6pm every evening, for the final hour all rides will close for witching hour where all the scare attractions get even more terrifying. Pleasurewood Chills runs from October 26th - 3rd November - 10am - 6pm. All scare attractions will open at 12pm. Entry price has been dropped to £13.50 for the period.

Any other ideas? 
What attractions do you like to visit over the Halloween period?

1 comment:

  1. I have been to a couple of those place at this time of year , had a fab time .love anything creepy lol xxx



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