Spooky Halloween 2012 events in the UK
If you and the kids are looking for something a bit different to do this half-term and Halloween, check out some of these eerie 2012 events near you. Scroll down to find info relating to your local area or jump straight to your listings using the links below, courtesy of our friends at www.visitengland.com.
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Halloween Murder Mystery Night
Westcliff Hotel; Southend-on-Sea, Essex, 1 & 31 October
Welcome to the HUFA’s Hollywood Universal Film Awards… Colt Hustler has been nominated for the Best Actor Award, his fellow actor Rex Barrinton also wants this award along with a couple of no-hopers…but would they kill to get it? A full evening’s entertainment, fancy dress and a three course meal with coffee.
Annual Pumpkin Festival, Spalding
Lincolnshire; 5 October
The Spalding Pumpkin Festival is a celebration of local ‘Horticulture and Harvest’. It began in October 2002, as a way to increase awareness of the town of Spalding and the pumpkin industry in general, and has taken place every year since. The festival has grown each year, and includes a farmers' market during the day, and entertainment in the evening before a parade of carved pumpkins. The day is rounded off with a spectacular fireworks display in the town centre.
‘Scaresville, The Haunted Village’
Long Melford, Suffolk; 12 October – 3 November (selected days)
Visit Kentwell Hall for an after-dark event of thrills and chills, it promises over an hour of pure adrenaline not for the faint hearted.
Dracula, Palace Theatre
Southend-on-Sea; 17-20 October
Live Forever. Love Forever… A dark and passionate new musical based on one of the most fear-provoking novels ever written. DRACULA the Musical remains true to the novel by Bram Stoker and then adds to the exciting spectacle with beautiful ballads, soaring choral numbers and amazing visual effects to bring a unique theatrical experience to the Palace theatre. You will be spellbound as the plot and haunting melodies unfold to leave you breathless and struck with unforgettable memories of a unique new musical.
Children’s Ghost Train
Southend-on-Sea Pier, Essex; 20 October – 3 November
There’s plenty of ghostly fun to be had on the Pier this Halloween, with a ride on the ghost train, spooky stories, ghoulish fancy dress, and a fantastic firework display!
Adult Film Fright Nights
Southend-on-Sea, Essex; 26 October; 2 & 4 November
Don’t miss the opportunity to see the truly scary ‘Humanoids from the Deep’ and ‘Dawn of the Dead’ in our truly unique Pier Cultural Centre. The round of horror films is complete with the Park Inn Palace screening ‘Abbott & Costello meets Frankinstein’ and the infamous ‘Woman in Black’!
Wild Carving for Halloween at Winnall Moors
Winchester; 27 October
Drop in anytime to have fun carving nocturnal creatures into pumpkins. Artist Rob Turner will provide inspiration from Winnall Moors and teach you carving techniques. Your pumpkin can displayed on the spooky walks that evening or you can take it home.
Halloween Special at Winnall Moors
Winchester; 27 October
Ever walked around Winnall Moors in the dark? Now’s your chance to meet nocturnal wildlife. Also on offer - hot chocolate around the fire and storytelling from Orange Apples. The walk will feature pumpkins made at the carving workshop during the day.
Halloween Ball, Woodbridge
Suffolk; 27 October
Join us if you dare, for a Halloween Scare! Enjoy a fabulous 3 course dinner at Ufford Park Hotel and Spa and live music with the hugely popular band, 'Johnny & his Mates'. Black tie - optional fancy dress!
Fancy Dress Halloween Dinner Dance
Aldeburgh, Suffolk; 27 October
The White Lion Hotel is hosting a Halloween Dinner Dance, promising to be a Spooktacular evening, dress to impress and enjoy live entertainment and a three-course spooky-themed dinner.
Spooky Basement Tours
Holkham Hall, Norfolk; 27, 29 & 31 October
Spooky Basement Tours – in the big grand old hall, it won't be just the heating pipes making strange noises below stairs. Join us on our spooky basement tours of Holkham Hall as we hunt for all things ghoulish and unlock the secrets hidden in the labyrinth of cellars below. Do you dare to investigate?
Norfolk; 27-31 October
Join us for an enthralling time with adventures, fun and frights to set your heart racing and plenty of fun for all ages. In the courtyard and Bygones Museum you'll discover spooky skeletons, wicked witches, sinister silhouettes and things that go bump in the night! Mix a potion with our wizard and create a spell, listen to the ghoulish story-telling or watch the amazing fire juggling. Each day a creepy lantern parade will be led by our wizard and we guarantee you'll be spell bound!
Spooky Secret Island at Royal Gunpowder Mills
Waltham Abbey, Essex; 27 October - 4 November
A spectacular 170-acre location for a day of family fun. Experience Prof. Nitrate's Mad Lab, the Test Range and Rocket Vault! Plus, guided land train tours, interactive exhibitions, wildlife walks and an extensive special events programme.
Fright Fantastic Half Term of Horror
Southend-on-Sea, Essex; 27 October – 4 November
Fright Fantastic Half term of Horror: Adventure Island will be taken over by zombies and other gruesome creatures over the October half term, with their Fright fantastic event kicking off from Saturday 27th October and lasting until 3rd November. With the famous trick or treat door, spooky scare zone for the brave and whispers of a brand new Scare attraction coming in 2012!
Spooky Express, Aylsham to Wroxham
Norfolk; 27 October – 4 November
Visit Bure Valley Railway and join our Mascot Bear for a week of spooky fun! A children’s competition to see how many spooky items can be spotted on the train journey, a colouring corner and a decorated Whistlestop Café add to this themed event.
Snaglefang’s Spooky Spectacular
Hoveton, Norfolk; 27 October – 4 November
Lantern making and mask decorating will be going on every day this week at Bewilderwood. We will all be gathering for the lantern parade at 5:45pm for a 6pm start (4:45 pm for a 5pm start on the Sunday).
Pensthorpe Nature Reserve
Norfolk; 27 October – 4 November
Trick or Tweet – take part in the spine-chilling self-guided tour around the Reserve to uncover a host of fang-tastic facts! Prizes for those who complete the trail and those who turn up in fancy dress
Landguard Spooky Trail
Felixstowe, Suffolk; 28 October – 4 November
During the day at there will be gentle fun for all the family at the Felixstowe Museum, then in the evening prepare yourself for scary tours of Landguard Fort.
Castle Hedingham, Essex; 29-31 October
Visit Hedingham Castle for a great family day out. Bring a picnic and explore the beautiful gardens and lakes then take time to explore the 110ft tall Norman Keep.
Peddles & Paddles
Wroxham, Norfolk; 29 October – 2 November
Halloween children's activities and a spooky Halloween guided canoe trail.
Friars Quay, Norwich; 30 October
Take an Edwardian-style punt on a candle lit ghost hunting trip through the historic centre of Norwich. Discover the frightening secrets that lie hidden in the darkness beneath the streets of Norwich. On the haunted river tour your traditionally dressed chauffeur will point out the places where ghosts have been sighted. You will be told a series of short ghost stories which, where possible, seek to explain these supernatural manifestations. Sit comfortably on our spacious, cushioned seats and wrap up warm (or hide) in our cosy tartan blanket! Book in advance.
Norfolk Wildlife Trust Ranworth Broad
Norfolk; 30 October
Back by popular demand another chance to brave Ranworth after dark. We will be looking for nocturnal wildlife on a nature trail, bat detecting and finding out what owls eat for dinner. Wrap up warm as we will need to brave the cold before heading to the floating centre for a hot chocolate.
Southend Pier, Essex; 3 November
Presenting Southend’s first ever free Zombie Walk! So get yourself made up in your best zombie costume, stagger down the Pier and into the Park Inn Palace Hotel for a screening of the hilariously scary ‘Carry On Screaming’.
Southend-on-Sea, Essex; 9 November
Steve Steinman plays the supremely evil Baron Von Rockula in this Classic Rock Spectacular! Owner of the Live and Let Die club, and in search of a new bride, the Baron must convince the unsuspecting Pandora who auditions for the new singing position, to cross over to the dark side and live for ever in Rock N Roll Hell. All teamed with an amazing stage set and pyrotechnics to blow your mind, this rock spectacular is not to be missed!
Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden
Norfolk; 31 October
Join us for the spookiest Halloween party around. Scare yourself silly on the trail round our haunted garden. Live music from the Rockin’ Monks, Thundermental fire artists, werewolf on stilts, children's entertainers, firework finale at 7.50pm.
Murder Mystery - Hubble..Bubble..Toil & Trouble
Tombland, Norwich; 31 October
Halloween murder Mystery in The Maids Head Hotel. Join our resident ghosts & super sleuths for a trick or treat dinner murder mystery, fright night not to be missed. Includes 3 course meal, arrival drink and Murder Mystery entertainment.
Children's Halloween Puppet Workshop
Whitefriars, Norwich; 31 October
This will be a float through the air string puppet - ideal for you to create the Halloween character of your choice. With all the characters that will be about on Halloween this is a good time to let your imagination run wild! All materials are supplied ... just bring your ideas.
Family Day at Dover Museum
Kent; 31 October
Adults and children can come along and celebrate Halloween by making a variety of things with a Halloween theme. Choose from window decorations, door hangers, colouring sheets and much more.
The Zombie Prom
Cliffs Pavilion, Southend-on-Sea, Essex; 2 November
The dead have risen and they are ready to party! Dress to kill and join The Cliffs’ Zombies at the Prom that never really ended! £50 in vouchers for the best costume!
Ghost Tour of Shrewsbury,
Shropshire; 4, 11 18, 25 & 31 October and 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29 November
Shrewsbury is one of the most haunted towns in England and a guided spooky ghost walk is the ideal way to learn more about them. Tours start from The Square
Alton Towers Scarefest
Staffordshire; 13-14 & 19-31 October
The 2012 Scarefest at Alton Towers promises to offer the most terrifying event yet! There is something for all thrill seekers and families, with terrific rides, amazing live shows, and weird and wonderful costume characters. Go on your favourite rides after dark as the Theme Park will be open until 21:00!
Galleries of Justice, Nottingham; 20-28 October
Follow the Wicked Witch and the Villainous Sheriff in this funny and fascinating showdown in Nottingham’s original Victorian Courtroom. This actor-led tour is suitable for families of all ages and will let you explore five floors of local heritage and history.
Grisly Gore Tour, City of Caves
Nottingham; 20-28 October
Wander Nottingham’s ancient caves and discover a hidden world beneath your feet with this guided grisly gore tour.
D.H. Lawrence Inspired Supernatural Tours
Eastwood, Nottinghamshire; 20-31 October
Prepare to be spooked as you are guided around this gas-lit Victorian house, once home of D.H. Lawrence. These special costume tours are inspired by the supernatural writings of one of Nottinghamshire’s most famous and controversial writers.
Park of Horrors
Newark, Nottinghamshire; 20 October – 2 November
This Halloween, Wheelgate Park will offer spine-tingling attractions for all the family and give you a chance to carve one of the thousands of free pumpkins grown especially for the season. Wicked workshops, creepy competitions, ‘trick or treat’ and horrifying scare-zones will also be available for the bravest.
West Midland Safari & Leisure Park; 20 October – 2 November
Everyone is encouraged to dress up and take part in a variety of hands on activities and animal encounters to celebrate the spookiest of seasons – all for fun of course.
Family Ghost Tours
Galleries of Justice, Nottingham; 22-23 October
These weird and wonderful family friendly ghost tours will suite the whole family. Explore Nottinghamshire’s Old Courthouse and County Goal and discover some of the county’s darkest secrets.
After Dark Ghost Tours
Galleries of Justice, Nottingham; 22-23 October
Wander five underground floors and explore haunted corridors of crime and punishment. You may experience paranormal sounds, sights and unexplained sensations as the guide talks you through Nottingham’s darker history. (over 16s only)
Ghost Train at Severn Valley Railway
Bewdley, Worcestershire; 24 October
Take one of our evening 'Ghost Trains' if you dare for a thrilling ride out into the countryside from Kidderminster to Arley and return.
Galleries of Justice, Nottingham; 24-25 October
Nottinghamshire’s Old Courthouse and County Goal open extra doors to visitors for these special tours. Explore the Sheriff’s dungeon and experience the sights, smells and sounds of the prison cells and caves where poor souls were incarcerated before transportation or execution. (over 16s only)
Children’s Halloween Trail
Weston-under-Redcastle, Shropshire; 24-31 October
The park will be alive with spooky experiences, on this spooky children’s Halloween trail!
Sherlock Holmes - A Study in Fear
Pomegranate Theatre, Chesterfield; 26-27 October
The world's most successful detective takes on the world's most notorious villain. Sherlock Holmes, brilliant, flawed and inclined to justice, finally confronts Professor James Moriarty, brilliant, flawed and wholly inclined to evil! Evening performance at 7.30 pm and Saturday matinee at 3 pm.
Wollaton Hall & Newstead Abbey, Nottingham; 26-27 October
Feeling brave? Wander around some of Nottingham’s oldest and most haunted buildings on a quest for paranormal activity. Join Sky TV’s paranormal investigator Lee Roberts and mediums Michelle Hare and Wayne Tear and become an investigator yourself to find out what really happens at night in those history-packed buildings.
Ghostly Castle at Night
Bolsover Castle, Derbyshire; 26-27 October
Find out about some of Bolsover's more horrific happenings and ghostly goings on at this English Heritage property, then explore the site by torchlight and find some of the castle's previous residents.
Children's Ghost Walk
The Ghost Walk of Worcester; 27 October
The Children’s Ghost Walk takes you running around the streets of Worcester learning fun facts and ghostly tales. It is a fun and energetic way for children to learn some fascinating stories about Worcester that guarantees to send them home feeling like brave and adventurous Ghostbusters!
Hardwick Hall, Chesterfield, Derbyshire; 27 October
Enjoy a guided tour of the National Trust property Hardwick Hall with a chilling difference and a delicious two course meal.
Blists Hill Victorian Town, Madeley, Shropshire; 27 October
As dusk falls and the street lamps cast eerie shadows at every corner, weird apparitions will replace the friendly Victorians who are usually seen in the town's shops, cottages and workplaces. Visitors are advised to listen out for things that go bump in the night!
Halloween Wilderness Survival Skills
Trentham Gardens, Staffordshire; 27-28 October
Join in with pumpkin carving and Wilderness Survival Skills in the Wilderness Wood. More pumpkin carving on 31st October!
Ghost Walk at Forge Mill Needle Museum
Redditch, Worcestershire; 27-28 & 31 October
Join us for an eerie evening's walk when you will discover the haunting tales that are associated with the old mill and the Bordesley Abbey site. We will also divulge some of the findings that professional ghost hunters and psychics have made!
Nottingham Ghost Walks
Nottingham; 27, 31 October – Halloween Special & 3 November
Starting at the Salutation Inn, one of Nottingham’s oldest pubs, this tour will reveal some of the city’s ghostly secrets. Walk in the shadows of Nottingham Castle, a graveyard and the ancient sandstone caves and discover some of the city’s darkest secrets.
Halloween Family Fun Trail
Kenilworth, Warwickshire; 27 October – 3 November
Discover some spooky secrets and ghastly tales as you take on our ghostly trail this Halloween at Kenilworth Castle & Elizabethan Garden. Are you brave enough to take on the challenge? If so, a terrible treat awaits you!
Halloween Nature Trail
Trentham Gardens, Staffordshire; 27 October – 4 November
All day during Garden open hours.
Pick up a map at the Gardens Entrance and follow the clues to discover Autumnal nature in the gardens. Cost: Included in Garden admission.
Shakespeare's All Hallows Festival
Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire; 27 October – 4 November
The Tudors had a strong belief in the existence of the paranormal and William Shakespeare himself used the recurring themes of ghosts in his plays. The Falstaff Experience, known as England's Most Haunted Building, will be celebrating Halloween with Crime and Punishment shows, lantern lit ghost tours of the building at night, haunted tours of the town, quizzes, ghost hunt - and of course Shakespeare tours!
Halloween Activity Trail
Dudmaston Estate, Quatt, Shropshire; 28 October
Take a spooky trail around the garden and have a go at the themed craft activities. Head to the tea-room for some Halloween treats, from toffee apples to bat biscuits, and end the day by going on our lantern walk through the woods, to really soak up the atmosphere.
Pumpkin Carving at Forge Mill Needle Museum
Redditch, Worcestershire; 29 October
CHILDREN'S WORKSHOP - Carve your own spooky design into a pumpkin lantern in this fun and messy workshop led by museum staff.
Half Term Family Fun at the Farm
Shugborough Estate, Staffordshire; 29 October – 2 November
One of Britain’s best 'upstairs downstairs' experiences will be offering even more family fun this autumn as one of Staffordshire’s premier attractions lays on some half term activities. Autumn Activity week at the farm will offer spooky crafts, pumpkin carving and fun quizzes, trails and more.
Time Travellers Go...Ghosts and Ghouls
Bolsover Castle, Derbyshire; 29 October – 2 November
Let your little horrors scare themselves silly this Halloween with creepy crafts, spooky activities and ghost hunting galore! Take part in a knee trembling trail around the grounds of this English Heritage property to find the hidden tomb and discover who lies within. Create your own terrifying decorations in our craft area and wander the grounds with our very own ghost hunter as he tells gruesome tales of days gone by! Children welcome.
Halloween Tile Decorating Workshops
Jackfield Tile Museum, Shropshire; 29 October – 2 November
Let your creativity run wild at these Halloween themed fun drop-in workshops. Learn the tile decorating technique known as 'tube lining' or 'slip-trailing' to produce a 6x6 inch tile featuring your own spooky design in a range of terrifying colours.
Hands-On Halloween Ceramic Workshops
Coalport China Museum, Coalport, Shropshire; 29 October – 2 November
Create crazy Halloween monsters at drop-in ceramic workshops over October half term. Activities vary from day-to-day and carry additional charges.
Alice Cooper’s Halloween Night of Fear
Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham; 30 October
Alice Cooper returns to the UK once again for his third Halloween Night of Fear tour, a now-annual institution of the macabre, celebration of gore and all out rock n roll fright fest.
Wellington, Shropshire; 30 October
You are invited to the opening of Sunnycroft’s new wing by Mary Jane Slaney, but all is not what it seems… Come along for an exclusive night at Sunnycroft, which is perfect for a sophisticated adult celebration of this creepy time of year. Be welcomed by lanterns to the new 1889 front door, enjoy drinks and canapés in the house, and wonder if you are quite safe.
Autumn Jewels - Holiday Activities
Worcestershire County Museum, Hartlebury; 30 October – 2 November
Seasonal craft activities for this colourful time of year, including pumpkin carving!
Newstead Abbey, Nottingham; 31 October
Join celebrity medium Michelle Hare and TV paranormal investigator Lee Roberts at Lord Byron’s ancestral home for a night of ghost stories, ghost tours and experiments. One of the most haunted buildings in the country, Newstead Abbey is said to be host to the ghosts of The White Lady and the Black Friar.
Gore in the Gorge
Creswell Crags, Derbyshire; 31 October
Spook yourself silly with an eerie, night-time tour of the Creswell Crags gorge followed by scary stories inside the Robin Hood Cave. An area steeped in myths and legends, Creswell Crags will be playing host to a professional storyteller, who will bring the spooky, the ghostly and the ghoulish to life for this atmospheric event.
Chesterfield, Derbyshire; 31 October
Come along and experience spooky stories and tales from Hardwick’s past. Encounter eerie characters as you explore the grounds of Hardwick Hall.
Bolsover Castle, Derbyshire; 31 October
Join our eerie evening tour around the castle after dark on the spookiest night of the year. Listen to tales of dark deeds, ghostly apparitions and scary happenings. Who knows what you might see on All Hallows Eve.
Halloween Hauntings Canal Trip
Chesterfield; 31 October
All aboard the John Varley, the Chesterfield Canal Trust trip boat, to hear ghostly tales of the towpath - dare you listen? Come dressed to scare! Each trip will last approximately 40 minutes.
End of Season ‘Horrific’ Halloween Extravaganza
Hawkstone Historic Park & Follies, Weston-under-Redcastle, Shropshire; 31 October
Are you brave enough to take on our Fright Night?! Witches and ghouls will be waiting in the shadows to scare visitors during their ghostly walk around the Park which will take around an hour and a half. The evening will be rounded off with a fantastic fireworks display in the Grand Valley to light up the sky above Hawkstone Park.
Attingham Park, Atcham, Shropshire; 31 October
Join us at our Halloween party for lots of gruesome games and fearsome fun for all the family. The tearoom will be selling Halloween treats.
Lichfield Ghost tours
Staffordshire; 31 October
Lichfield city’s spooky past comes alive this Halloween! On Halloween, an evening ghost tour that will make your blood curdle and your spine tingle will take place! It is rounded off with a visit to a local pub for a glass of mulled wine and a sausage roll.
Mayhem Horror Festival
Nottingham; 31 October – 4 November
From all-time horror classics to new hair-raising releases, Mayhem Horror Festival celebrates the best of the horror genre. With advance screenings, special events and interactive sessions, Mayhem is much more than just a film festival and focuses on the experience and culture of the horror genre.
Halloween Family Fun Trail
Stokesay Castle, Shropshire; 31 October – 4 November
Discover some spooky secrets and ghastly tales as you take on our ghostly trail this Halloween. Are you brave enough to take on the challenge? If so, a terrible treat awaits you!
Chesterfield Festival Ghost Walks
Chesterfield Town Centre; 31 October – 2 November
Take a 1½ hour trip into Chesterfield’s Twilight Zone and listen to stories of strange sounds, shocking shades and supernatural slaughters – if you dare.
The Ghost's Touch
Pomegranate Theatre, Chesterfield; 1 November
A haunting new play by John Goodrum based on the chilling tale by the author of The Women in White.
Halloween Murder Mystery Dinner
Longmynd Hotel, Church Stretton, Shropshire; 2 November
In honour of the many ghosts associated with Halloween, our Head Chef & his team will be creating a seasonal menu with a "Halloween Flavour". Dress in your best Halloween glad-rags (optional!) & dine with the ghosts! Too scared to drive home at the witching hour? Why not stay the night? We have a special ‘stop-over’ rate of £45pp (B&B).
Haunted House Spooktacular
Isle of Wight; 26th-30th October 2012
Hop over to Isle of Wight this Halloween for a Spooktacular experience at the historic Appuldurcombe House. Visitors with nerves of steel can brave a ghost walk through the woods, visit the dungeons of death and gruesome graveyard and be scared silly by spooky encounters in the rooms and cellars of this 18th-century haunted house, which is reputedly occupied by various spirits and the source of much investigation by mediums. This special Halloween event is suitable for all ages but not the easily frightened. With a Wightlink Super Saver day return fare, four people can reach the Isle of Wight in their car from £37 and Spooktacular costs £23 for a family – bringing the total cost for a family of four to just £60.
Freak Week Fright Nights
Kent, 25 – 31 October, 6pm – 11pm
Winner of a 2011 Screamie Award, Freak Week returns to the Hop Farm, Paddock Wood, to petrify visitors with terrifying new attractions. Raising scare tactics to the next level, Freak Week brings an element of immersive theatre into traditional Halloween entertainment. Enter The Slaughterhouse, Quarantine, The Fun House and The Underground – if you dare!
Hauntingly Good Half Term Fun at Beaulieu
Hampshire; 27th October – 4th November 2012
There’s a whole load of family fun waiting to be had at the legendary Beaulieu estate, one of Britain’s most haunted places where ghosts have often been seen and heard in its 13th-century Abbey and at Palace House, home of the Montagu family since 1538. This October half term, children can hear spooky stories from the costumed guides in Palace House, take a lucky dip in the witches’ cauldron and be given a gruesome face painting. In the National Motor Museum, families can follow the Halloween trail and see some of the 250 vehicles on show; or tour ‘Bond In Motion’ and view the largest exhibition of James Bond vehicles ever displayed. Tickets cost £20 for adults and £9.95 for children.
Ghosts and Ghouls at Carisbrooke Castle
Isle of Wight; 27th October – 4th November 2012
Little horrors can scare themselves silly this autumn half term with creepy crafts, spooky activities and ghost hunting galore. Families can take part in a knee trembling trail around the grounds of Carisbrooke Castle – where King Charles I was once imprisoned – to find the hidden tomb and discover who lies within. There will be a craft area where children can create terrifying decorations and even a ghost hunter to lead tours of the grounds, sharing gruesome tales of times gone by. Tickets cost £7.50 for adults and £5.40 for children. Book ferry transfers with Wightlink or Red Funnel.
Wizard Week, Isle of Wight Steam Railway
Isle of Wight; 29th October – 2nd November
There’s plenty of half term Halloween fun to be had at the Isle of Wight Steam Railway. Families can see owls and birds of prey; watch Wizardly Magic Shows twice a day; enjoy relaxing steam train rides; take a walk on the wild side through the enchanting Woodland Walk; get lost in the ‘Spooky Maze’ as owls fly overhead; and enjoy a whole host of Halloween Crafts – and more – this October. Children are encouraged to dress up as wizards, witches and other spooky characters with daily prizes available for the best costumes. Discounted tickets are available with Red Funnel, with prices starting from £8.90 for adults and £4.70 for children. What’s more, from now until 4th November 2012, Red Funnel is offering day return or one night away vehicle ferry travel from just £35 for a car holding up to seven passengers.
Petrifying Tours of Preston Manor
Brighton; 31st October
Dating back over 200 years, Preston Manor is steeped in history and is commonly known as Brighton’s most haunted house. This Halloween, after-dark ghost tours will allow visitors to hear about the haunted events of the 1890s, including tales of the 1896 séance; a body buried under the patio; a disembodied hand floating by the four-poster bed; encounters of aristocratic visitors in the Blue Guest Room; and the Lady in Grey who descends the grand staircase with nowhere to go. Visitors can then explore the spooky manor for themselves. Tickets start from £13.50 per person.
Animal Encounters and Creepy Creatures On Board HMS Victory
Portsmouth; 1st November 2012
Take a trip to Portsmouth and walk the decks of HMS Victory, the world’s oldest commissioned warship, and sense the men who sailed and died with Nelson or follow a Halloween pumpkin family trail past ancient naval ships on display at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. On 1st November, families can join Animal Encounters onboard HMS Victory and meet some of the unwelcome stowaways that joined ships like this on their far flung travels. From tarantulas and cockroaches to snakes and scorpions, kids will have a unique opportunity to see and handle some creepy crawlies. This event is free with a valid ticket, which costs from £23.50 for adults and £17.80 for children.
Scarily Good Deals at Four Pillars Hotels
Oxfordshire; 31st October 2012
There’ll be haunted happenings in Oxford with a spooky ghost tour at Oxford Castle where dark shadows, heavy footsteps and even Poltergeist activity has long been documented. Discover the sinister side of the castle by delving into the most haunted areas of the Castle including the atmospheric 900-year-old underground Crypt. Tickets for the ghost tour start from £10 per person and can be combined with a discounted stay in Oxford, thanks to Four Pillars Hotels. The independent hotel group is offering bargain breaks at one of its four properties in Oxfordshire… with prices for an autumn escape starting from just £47 per person, per night, throughout the months of September, October and November. Plus, children stay and eat breakfast for free*.
*Based on a maximum of two children sharing their parents' room, including complimentary breakfast. For children up to 12 years old, a charge of £5 per night will be made when dinner is taken. For 13-16 year olds dinner will be charged as taken. Children aged 4 and under will not be charged for dinner. Separate terms apply for self-catering breaks.
Based on two of local author Peter James’ novels, Dead Simple and Looking Good Dead, Brighton Walks has developed a walking tour visiting sites in the books of gruesome murders and disturbing discoveries. The only official guide authorised by the publisher.
Beach of the Dead VI Zombie Walk
Brighton; 20 October
Darkness falls across the land… Join the annual zombie crawl from the city centre to the seafront. Come dressed to possess for the scariest parade of all. Starts 3pm.
Halloween of Mini Horrors, Babbacombe Model Village
Torquay; 22-31 October,
The ever-popular Babbacombe Model Village gardens come to life with a spooky twist. Many of the displays are decorated with Fun and eerie Halloween scenes along with miniature ghostly and gory features. Spooky-luminations, fire and sound effects from dusk - the eeriest time to visit!
Halloween at Kents Cavern
Torquay; 22 October – 4 November
Kents Cavern is one of Europe’s top prehistoric Stone Age caves with an extensive labyrinth of spectacular and easily accessible caverns open daily all year.
Halloween in At-Bristol
Bristol; 25 October – 4 November
Forget about the supernatural this Halloween as Dissection Lab get under the skin of what really makes us so fascinating! Visitors can 'slice and dice' their way to finding out about their organs and the eew-some work they do! Get under the skin of what makes organs like the heart and lungs so fascinating in our animal organ dissection. Make your own fake blood specimen to take home and use body paints to visualise your own veins, muscles and bones.
Samhein (Celtic New Year), at Butser Ancient Farm
Chalton, Hampshire; 26 October
Includes a fabulous folk band, storytelling, a licensed bar, fortune telling, fire sculpture, and Ghost Tours of the Villa. Food will be available to purchase.
Brighton; 27 October
This Ghost Walk goes where others fear to tread; an ancient churchyard, secret catacombs and smugglers seeking peace. Based on Brighton’s historical past, and led by a qualified Blue Badge Guide, this is the tour for serious ghost hunters.
Bristol Zombie Walk
This is an annual event which started in 2006 and is held on the Saturday before Halloween. From the first event with around 60 people dressed as Zombies, it has grown year on year and now attracts thousands of people from Bristol and beyond. It is a fun day out, dressed as a Zombie, roaming the city streets.
Bristol Day of the Dead
Day of the Dead Festival showcases live bands, dance groups, DJs, salsa, mariachi, competitions and all the spooktacular excitement of Halloween in a safe fun family fun day out. Halloween is a great time where we can come together and party and the festival is topped off with a spectacular fireworks display and harbour fire dancing and show - making this the hottest ticket in town!
Salisbury, Wiltshire; 27-28 October
Are you feeling brave? Then join our night-time tour of Old Wardour Castle. Younger visitors can scare their socks off on our early evening tour, whilst the fearless can test their nerve later in the evening.
Time Travellers Go… Ghosts & Ghouls
Falmouth, Cornwall; 27-28 October
Let your little horrors scare themselves silly at Pendennis Castle this Halloween with creepy crafts, spooky activities and ghost hunting galore!
Halloween Family Fun Weekend, Portland Castle
Castletown, Dorset; 27-28 October
Join us for spooky Halloween tales and fun activities at Portland Castle this Halloween weekend.. Enjoy 'fangtastic' Halloween games with devilish prizes to be won!
Tower of Terror
Portsmouth; 27 October – 4 November
A series of chilling activities on offer during the week at Spinnaker Tower to celebrate the spookiest night of the year, Halloween!
Spooky Nature – Halloween Festival at Marwell
Owslebury, Winchester; 27 October – 4 November
Prepare to be spooked…meet all manner of creepy crawlies and even see a python up close, enjoy spooky storytelling with Marwell's resident witch. Visit Marwell's pumpkin emporium – where you can buy a pumpkin (or bring your own) then draw on and carve your very own design.
Halloween Family Fun Trail
Dartmouth, Devon; 27 October – 4 November
Discover some spooky secrets and ghastly tales at Dartmouth Castle as you take on our ghostly trail this Halloween. Are you brave enough to take on the challenge? If so, a terrible treat awaits you!
Battle, East Sussex; 27 October – 4 November
Join Professor Midnight for a spine-tingling ghost walk around the haunted grounds of one of the bloodiest events in England’s history – the 1066 Battle of Hastings. Children will also enjoy the frightfully fun spooky trail – follow the clues and receive a Halloween treat.
Robertsbridge, East Sussex; 27 October – 4 November
Throughout half term, between 11am and 3pm families can take part in the ‘Spooky Challenge’ treasure trail which leads visitors on a spine-chilling tour of the castle where they must search for hidden clues to solve the mystery and hunt down the creepy castle character before claiming a ghoulish prize!
Halloween Family Fun Day
Greenwich, London; 28 October
Royal Museums Greenwich are holding a Halloween Family Fun Day between 11am and 4pm, families can visit Cutty Sark and the Queens House to discover the story of Nannie, Cutty Sark’s very own witch; create a freaky fancy-dress accessory, take part in the Wicked Witches and Warlocks Dance, and sing-a-long to witches’ songs, hear tales and lots more.
Time Travellers Go... Ghosts & Ghouls
Eltham, Greenwich, London; 28-31 October
Let your little horrors scare themselves silly this Halloween at Eltham Palace and Gardens with creepy crafts, spooky activities and ghost hunting galore!
Petworth's School of Witches and Wizardry
West Sussex; 29-31 October
Petworth House and Pleasure Grounds have a special Halloween edition of our popular potion making class that will keep all young witches and wizards enthralled. The Witches and Wizard school will comprise one and half-hour hocus-pocus workshops between 11.30am and 3.30pm. Each session will have a prize for the best dressed witch or wizard and all participants will receive a personalised graduation certificate at the end of the workshop.
Occombe Halloween Bewitched Trail
Paignton; 29-31 October
Look out for low flying witches and wizards at Occombe Farm! Can you break the witches spell by unravelling the clues that are lurking in Occombe Woods. Meet the Occombe Witch with her bubbling cauldron and see if you can conjure up some magic to win a chocolate prize.
Theatrical Make-Up Workshop
Brighton Dome; 30 October
For all teenagers with a penchant for theatre and design this one-day workshop is perfect for the half-term. Taught by professional TV, film and theatre make-up artist Sylvi Du Sauzay, suitable for ages 15+.
Toys arrrrgh! Us – Hove Museum
Brighton; 30 October
Create unique toys by reusing broken or unwanted toys in a fun, creative and physically engaging workshop run by Exploring Senses.
Halloween Ghost Tour: Guided Walk
Winchester; 30-31 October
Join one of Winchester's official Tourist Guides for a Halloween tour exploring the city's ghostly heritage. Discover a feast of ghosts and other ghastly goings-on. Come dressed for the part if you like.
Hands on Halloween
Portsmouth; 30 October – 1 November
HMS Warrior. Spooky art and craft with a Halloween theme. Drop-in activity, all ages welcome.
Halloween Ghost Tours
Winchester Discovery Centre; 30 October – 1 November
A special Halloween tour in the ancient (and haunted!) city of Winchester! Many terrible tales will be told on this walking tour of the spooky city. Suitable for all, but parents/ guardians must attend.
Halloween Trick or Treat Treasure Hunt
Portsmouth; 31 October
Port Solent. Kids Club annual spooky treasure hunt suitable for ages 2-12.
Halloween Ghost Adventure or Dickensian Murder Mystery
Portsmouth; 31 October
Royal Marines Museum. Ghost adventure especially for children – a spooky torch-lit tour of the museum. Or an evening of dining and Dickensian murder. Dress the part.
Spooky Tell, Make and Take
Portsmouth; 31 October
City Museum. Listen to the spookiest tales whilst you make paper lanterns. Not suitable for the very young.
Halloween Baking at Winchester City Mill
Discover how our freshly milled stoneground flour can be combined with other seasonal ingredients to produce devilishly delicious Halloween themed treats.
Hinton Ampner Ghost Tour
Alresford, Hampshire; 31 October
Join Hinton Ampner as they take a walk around the garden and learn about the famous grey man of Hinton and other ghost stories. They will have ghost hunting equipment on hand, so you can have a go at finding ghosts on your own - if you dare.
Pumpkin Lantern Making and Halloween Masks
Paignton; 31 October
Join us to carve and decorate your very own creepy pumpkin lantern and Halloween masks to frighten the night. The pumpkins will be lit and some scary tales will be told.
Shalford, Surrey; 31 October
Our friendly witch tells stories in the roof, dressing up encouraged
Ghostly goings at Cowdray Ruins
Midhust, West Sussex; 31 October
Cowdray is a Historic Tudor House set in Midhurst, and one of England's most important early Tudor houses. Visited by Queen Elizabeth I and King Henry VIII, it was partially destroyed by fire in 1793 - thought to be the result of the 'curse of Cowdray' that was inflicted on the house by a nun during the time of the Reformation. Hosted by local historian and actor, the twilight walk recreates the atmosphere and stories of Cowdray's ghost legends.
Spooky Rockpool Ramble
Paignton; 1 November
Join the marine rangers for spooky Halloween rockpool ramble discovering the gruesome creatures of the sea. Then head back to the Seashore Centre where you will make your very own Halloween decoration to take home.
Tour of the Oldest Hotel in Brighton
Built in 1559 the Old Ship Hotel has played an integral role in Brighton’s extraordinary past. With Grade II listed assembly rooms and wine cellars used for many a grand event, including the Prince Regent's Ball in 1819 and assisting with the escape of Charles II in 1651. A hour guided tour.
Kids Halloween Sweet Making Workshop
Paignton; 2 November
A real treat for kids at Halloween! Join us in the cookery school kitchen and make toffee apples, sugar mice and freaky fudge to fill your trick or treat bag.
Haunted House Tours
Brighton; 3 November
All the family can join housemaids Daisy and Maisy in this light-hearted, spooky tour of Brighton’s most haunted house. Suitable for aged 4+. 10:30am-11:30am and 1:30pm-2:30pm.
Fright Night Trains at Kent and East Sussex Railway
Tenterden, Kent; 31 October - 2 November
Enjoy scary face painting, ‘make and take’ activities and pumpkin carving this Halloween at Tenterden Station. Climb aboard the Halloween Howler steam train and once on board, be prepared to be frightened silly with ghostly goings on at the stations with a fantastic firework display and a few surprises along the way!
Beach of the Dead VI Zombie Walk
Brighton; 20 October
Darkness falls across the land… Join the annual zombie crawl from the city centre to the seafront. Come dressed to possess for the scariest parade of all. Starts 3pm.
Hunt out Ghosts at Shepherd Neame Brewery
Kent; 27 October
Adult’s event – Follow the spine-tingling ghost tour around Shepherd Neame brewery, with tales from the past that are sure to thrill and excite. Tours run throughout the day, but for the brave, there will also be an evening tour, to hunt out the ghosts said to lurk in the shadows. Finish off the evening with a delicious two course Halloween themed dinner, served in the spooky Old Brewery Store.
Ghost Trains at East Kent Railway
Visit East Kent Railway for a spooky ride along the railway through the haunted tunnel! Fun filled weekend, great for the kids, but beware of the ghosts and demons! Dress to scare!
Kent Life’s Halloween Spooktacular
Maidstone, Kent; 27-31 October
Come and enjoy a fun-filled week at Kent Life with lots of gruesome fun and games. Creepy face-painting and pumpkin-carving workshops will keep the children entertained, as well as hunt for the wooden ghosts and ghouls hidden around the grounds. Kids and grown-ups are invited to turn up in fancy dress, with prizes for the best costumes.
Witches and Wizards
Hop Farm Family Park, Kent; 27 October - 2 November
Children’s event – Delve into the entertainment at the Hop Farm Family Park this Halloween with party dances and ghoulish games including traditional apple-bobbing and broomsticks! Incredible illusions and mystifying charms from the Magic Factory will take place, with spell-binding tricks of levitation, mirrored mazes and floating heads!
Fiendish Fun at Howletts and Port Lympne Wild Animal Parks
Kent; 27 October – 2 November
Visitors to Howletts and Port Lympne this October half-term can join in with some of the many fiendish activities taking place. Pumpkin trails and carving will be on offer throughout the week, with ghoulish goody bag giveaways every day. The animals will also be getting involved, with special ‘treats’ designed for Halloween, so why not see how many you can spot when you watch the animals being fed.
Penshurst Place & Gardens
Kent; 27 October - 4 November
Children’s event - Running daily throughout the half term, Penshurst’s popular pumpkin trail is back, with clues to help you find these carved heads around the gardens! Spooky arts and crafts activities will be running from 12 noon-4pm, as well as not-too-scary story-telling and fancy dress competitions.
Dover Castle, Kent; 27 October – 4 November
For a frighteningly great day out at Dover Castle! With over 9 ghosts reported to have been seen and heard visitors should keep their wits about them as spooky characters lead them through one of England’s most haunted castles. Those who dare can walk through the tunnel of terror or make creepy craft. Enjoy a chillingly fun day out with prizes to be won each day for the best children’s Halloween costume.
Leeds Castle Halloween Ghost Tours
Kent; 29-31 October
Brand new for 2012, Leeds Castle is opening up its dark and hidden rooms for adult visitors brave enough to explore! Guides will uncover the gruesome stories behind the castle and its 900 years of history in this 45 minute tour. Deep dark cellars, knights hanged and a creepy ghost train make this one of the best events to visit this Halloween.
Scandalmonger’s Halloween at Quex Park
Kent; 29 October – 2 November
Story-telling extraordinaire Scandalmongers’ return again this year to Quex Park, with their spooky stories and entertainment. Join in with creepy craft activities for the whole family.
Halloween at Hever
Kent; 29 October - 4 November
Children’s event – Adventure playgrounds, mazes, story-telling and creative workshops are all on offer this Halloween at Hever Castle. Come along and get stuck in creating your own trick or treats, afterwards settling down to a scary ghost story from the Lady of the Wildwoods. Hunt out pumpkins and scarecrows around the Castle grounds and enjoy many other activities for the whole family.
Ghost Tour at Dover Castle
Kent; 3 & 17 November
Adult’s event – An unnerving evening guided tour through Dover Castle’s most haunted areas. Hear the strange but true experiences of those who work there and find out the myths and legends surrounding this atmospheric, ancient site.
Helter Skelter Halloween Party
Broadstairs, Kent; 30-31 October
Helter Skelter Play Centre, for children ages 0-8 years with arts and crafts, face painting,, trick or treat bags.
Children’s Halloween Party
Birchington, Kent; 30-31 October
Admission to Jungle-Jims includes a party box meal, unlimited squash and party gift. Ghoulish games, frightening fun, scary disco, trick or treat. Fancy dress optional.
Dracula! A Potted Panto at Upnor Castle
Rochester, Kent; 31 October
Experience a new take on the story of Dracula this Halloween with Dracula! A Potted Panto. Set in the historic and eerie location of Upnor Castle, this performance is sure to delight and surprise. Booking is advised.
Surrey; 31 October
Horrific Halloween, children’s event – Come along and make Halloween related crafts. Bring a pumpkin or squash to carve and take part in our Halloween procession through Haslemere. Classic Ghost Stories – adult’s event – An evening of Classic Ghost Stories. Rabbit Circus Theatre returns with all new adaptions of works from the Masters of Suspense (Dickens, James and co.) with readings accompanied by a Spectacular Victorian Magic Lantern Show. (Performance is not suitable for children under 12 years of age).
The London Dungeon
London; 29 September – 4 November
This season things are about to get tricky at The Home of Halloween, The London Dungeon with a new character stepping out of the shadows and into the murky limelight...please give a horrific welcome to The Trickster.
The Terrible Tales at Canterbury Tales
Kent; 26 October - 2 November
Children’s event – For a truly scary evening, come along to the gruesome graveyard at Canterbury Tales to witness live horror performances. Written and performed by students from the University of Kent, classic tales will take a sinister turn on these chilling nights of entertainment.
Guildford, Surrey; 27 October
Enjoy a walk around the park at dusk and see how many of our nine species of bat you can spot. Bat detectors provided. Walking boots recommended.
Pirates for half term
Guildford, Surrey; 27 October – 2 November
Children’s half term activities include a scavenger hunt and raft building. The haunted pirate ghost ship arrives on Wednesday.
Polesden Lacey Spooky Halloween Trail
Great Bookham, Surrey; 27 October – 4 November
Come to Polesden for a spook-tacular trail this Halloween. That is, if you’re brave enough… Come in costume and see how many people you can scare!
Ghost Creeper Tour
York; until 31 October
Meet the Ghost Detective of York, England. Follow him as his evening walking tour takes you along narrow passageways and dark streets to investigate bloodcurdling tales of scandal and death – of phantoms, ghosts, apparitions and supernatural stories of the strange and macabre. Simply dressed in his trademark Homburg hat and black cravat, he will take you to parts of old York that even some long-standing residents never knew existed. And for Halloween, you may even meet one or two of those residents yourself – just when you least expect them!
Between Formby and Ormskirk, Merseyside; 5 October – 3 November
Farmaggedon is a ‘Scream Park’, an interactive horror experience. The whole park is themed with roaming zombies and creatures of the night and features three interactive horror houses.
The Burghley House Pumpkin Trail
Stamford, Lincolnshire; 20-28 October
Set in the grounds of England's greatest Elizabethan house, there's pumpkin fun in store for families this October. Children can tackle a trail around the Sculpture Garden in search on the missing pumpkins. Each pumpkin carries a clue and once all the clues have been solved you can meet the Fairy Princess who will reward you with sweets. Children are encouraged to come in fancy dress.
Liverpool; 26-31 October
Scarewood Forest is Shiverpool’s Autumnal Halloween Festival set in the Formby Pinewoods. The event is made up of various installations all with a dark fairy-tale theme, and is the company’s first location based attraction. There are two sides to the event to cover children and adults.
Doncaster, South Yorkshire; 26 October – 4 November
A sublime night-time experience at Brodsworth Hall and Gardens. The magnificently restored Victorian gardens are illuminated to be a place of wonder and enchantment with surprises around every corner.
Panic Room! BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art
Gateshead, Tyne and Wear; 27 October
Adults-only Halloween Event, Fancy Dress, Live DJ, Cocktails.
Michaelmas Fair at Burton Agnes Hall & Gardens
Driffield, East Yorkshire; 27-28 October
The spooky pumpkin trail is fun for all the family, the grounds of the magnificent stately home will be filled with seasonal craft and food stalls, music entertainers and fairground fun. Michaelmas is the traditional feast of St Michael which falls on the autumnal equinox and marks the end of the farming year and the coming of dark nights.
Ghost and Ghouls Quest
Doncaster, South Yorkshire; 27 October – 4 November
Let your little horrors scare themselves silly this Halloween at Conisbrough Castle with our ghost and ghoul trail!
Time Travellers Go… Ghosts & Ghouls
Whitby, North Yorkshire; 27 October – 4 November
Let your little horrors scare themselves silly this Halloween at Whitby Abbey with creepy crafts, spooky activities and ghost hunting galore! Meet our Victorian Undertaker costumed performer for a look at Victorian funerals and ghost hunts around the abbey!
Time Travellers Go… Ghosts & Ghouls
Belsay, Northumberland; 27 October – 4 November
Let your little horrors scare themselves silly this Halloween at Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens with creepy crafts, spooky activities and ghost hunting galore! Meet our Victorian costumed performer for shocking tales of grave robbing!
Halloween Spooktacular, Tropical Butterfly House and Wildlife Falconry Centre
North Anston, Sheffield; 27 October – 4 November
Come face to face with ghosts and ghouls and take a Haunted Hayride round the Freaky Forest. Play Trick or Treat on the Witch in the Wood and see magical bird of prey displays. Carve a pumpkin, join in creepy crafts and enjoy witches brews and spooky snacks.
Halloween Pumpkin Trail
York; 27 October – 4 November
Take part in Castle Howard’s spooky Halloween trail. Creep your way through Ray Wood, find all our friendly pumpkins along the way, they will keep the ghosts and ghouls away!
Happy Halloween Pumpkin Carving
Gateshead, Tyne and Wear; 29-31 October
Dress up in your best spooky costume and get carving creatively with a team of professional artists from BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art. There will be lots of pumpkins available or you can also bring your own. The event is free and open to all, and is part of Juice Festival; NewcastleGateshead’s award-winning festival for children and young people.
Exploring Music: Things that go bump in the night
The Sage Gateshead, Tyne and Wear; 30 October
To mark Halloween, join Denis McCaldin as he introduces to you composers and music that have been inspired by ghosts, spirits and magic.
Sensory Spaces, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art
Gateshead, Tyne and Wear; 30-31 October
As part of the BALTIC’s Halloween celebrations, Sensory Spaces will be creating a Halloween-themed room. Sensory Spaces are specialists in inclusive, multi-sensory arts and play activities. Children with disabilities, their families and friends are particularly welcome. This event is part of Juice Festival; NewcastleGateshead’s award-winning festival for children and young people.
Spooky Science Week, Life Science Centre
Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear; 31 October
Creep, glide or float along for the best late night opening in town. Fun, frolics and plenty of frights are guaranteed. With our infamous cocktails, a devilishly good DJ and a science centre with no kids getting in the way, there’s plenty of fiendish fun to be had. Ticket includes access to the Science Centre, including our Planetarium and a chance to race through the creepy castle catacombs with our new 4D Motion Ride, Dracula. Plus there’ll be fancy dress prizes for the most ghastly getup.
York, Yorkshire; 31 October
A spine-chilling night awaits you as you explore Barley Hall by candlelight in the company of a cast of creepy characters. With surprises in store and frights galore, this is an evening of fun for kids both big and small.
A Spooky Night at the Museum
Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear; 31 October
With spooky trails around the Discovery Museum and Halloween themed craft activities; this is the perfect way for young ghosts and ghouls to take over the museum after hours. Who knows what you’ll meet in the dark corridors at night... Get dressed up and join in the fun, with special prizes for imaginative costumes on the night.
Whitby Goth Festival
Yorkshire; 31 October - 5 November
This is a rare opportunity to see live International acts, from as far away as the USA and Australia, along with dancing, drinking, eating and shopping at the massive popular Bizarre Bazaar Goth Market. Although referred to as a weekend it includes events during the day on Friday and Saturday as well as events on the Thursday, Sunday and Monday. These include additional club nights and markets.