The United Kingdom is the ideal place to spend an unusual and fun Halloween. Children will be the absolute protagonists of many events that have been organized throughout Great Britain, we propose ten of them. Have a good trip kids!
Halloween in the UK? Just over an hour by plane to immerse yourself in a country where witches and ghosts are “at home” wrapped in the usual London fog. So here are ten suggestions for celebrating Halloween in the UK.
English heritage sites haunted
Halloween at some English heritage sites transformed through a supernatural lens. Storytellers and historians are in fact available to the little ones to offer guided tours focused on ghostly stories. Guided tours will include a “Revenants and Remains” experience at Furness Abbey and Lanercost Priory in Cumbria; Roche Abbey in South Yorkshire and Byland Abbey and Rievaulx Abbey in the North York Moors led by Dr Michael Carter of English Heritage and Professor Dale Townshend of Manchester Metropolitan University. Visitors can enjoy evening ghost tours of venues including Eltham Palace and Gardens, Carlisle Castle and Tynemouth Priory between 28 and 31 October.
The Secret Garden and Cemetery Liverpool Walking Tour
26 October (and selected weekly dates)
Spooky ghost stories in secret corners of the city on this after-dark walking tour of Liverpool. In 90 minutes, the tour will bring the history of sites like the haunted Philharmonic, the depths of the Necropolis and the Gardens of the San Giacomo Cemetery.
City Ghost Tours: Bath and Oxford
Looking for ghosts? Here’s a fun and creepy way to explore a city by getting to know its famous sights through a special, ghostly lens. Bath Ghost Tours reveal the ghost stories of the city and the Roman haunted places to this day with theatrical performances and paranormal experiments. Meanwhile, Oxford Ghost Tours (Halloween week runs from October 30 to November 5) reveals dark secrets and spine-tingling stories, including the darkest moments in the university’s history.
National Trust Halloween Happenings, Nationwide
A curious broomstick and wand-making race takes place until 30 October at the Croft Castle and Parkland in Herefordshire. In addition, up to 30 November, up to two adults and four children can enjoy free use of the National Trust.
Half term Halloween fun at Chatsworth House, Derbyshire
22 – 30 October 2021
Have an adventure in the farmyard to meet the monstrous animals and for thrilling creations. The bravest ones will be able to ride the mysterious Halloween trailer into the “Sorcerer’s Wood” to fight the horrible ghouls. Activities included in the admission price.
Enchanted Halloween at Trentham Estate, Stoke-on-Trent until 31st October
NEW: Halloween-themed tour at Chester Zoo
Mischievous fairies have cast their spells to make pumpkins appear on a brand new plot near Trentham Hall in the park’s Italian Gardens. There will be opportunities for visitors to enjoy a hot chocolate and caramel apple in search of their perfect pumpkin. You can also create wands and broomsticks, spot scarecrows and even book a spooky Big Top Halloween event at Gandeys Circus.
Spooky Tours at Burghley House, Stamford, Lincolnshire 19th – 29th October
Spooky torchlit tours in one of the grandest Elizabethan houses of England accompanied by the scariest and most disturbing stories. Led by ghostly expert Martin Tempest and his fiendish friends, this year’s guided tours will offer young visitors the chance to brave the darkest corners and darkest depths of the Burghley Gardens. Designed to be scary yet entertaining, the tours reveal the ghostly goings-on of Burghley over the centuries and promise plenty of history, as well as just as much fear, during 50 minutes by torchlight.
Creepy experiences and attractions
Halloweden at the Eden Project, Cornwall
Learn about Halloween superstitions and traditions atEden Project with a mysterious Magpie Trail; story time in the Pumpkin Patch and Weave a Web workshops. Also, the attraction will be open after dark until 8pm (October 22 – 28) for a chance to enjoy the Eden Project at dusk and embark on a fascinating new trail lit by torches through the Rainforest Biome. www.edenproject.com/visit/whats-on/halloweden
Halloween at Warwick Castle
New Adventures at Haunted Hollows, you can meet the witches of Warwick and explore the castle grounds with spooky decorations, pumpkins and more. From 22nd to 31st October the Haunted Castle experience will offer a range of interactive experiences including special school Halloweens and spooky performances on the Dead Center Stage with some new experiences for 2022. For those feeling a little braver, the experience The Castle After Dark (October 22, 23, 28 – 31) will terrorize visitors with frightening fears and haunted spirits. There’s also the option to stay overnight in Fright’s Village and enjoy evening ghost stories and a visit to witches and wizards for breakfast.
Witches Training Centre, Groombridge Place, Kent
22 – 30 October
Brush up on your witchcraft and wizardry skills at the Witches Training Center of Groombridge Place, where resident witches Gertrude and Wanda will guide visitors through ghostly experiments; pumpkin hunts and Halloween shows.