Halloween Events

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Halloween Events 2018

Prepare to be tricked and treated this Halloween.

Dress the kids in their Halloween finest to explore spooky castles and hear gruesome tales from history. Then, when the sun goes down it's the adults' turn to brave the unknown.

Young or young at heart, beware the shadows and let your imagination run riot at our Halloween events, if you dare.

Featured Halloween Events

Are you brave enough to explore a creepy castle or meet a goulish character from the past? Find an event near you with our pick of the top Halloween events for kids and adults this season.

  • Fright Night, Bolsover

    Have you got what it takes to brave the castle after dark? Discover dastardly deeds and freaky fun around every corner!

  • Torch Light Tours, Carlisle Castle

    Mon 29 Oct - Fri 2 Nov 2018 6.30pm - 8.30pm

    Guided by torchlight our team will bring to life some of the creepy, gruesome and surprising tales of the most besieged castle in the country.

  • A pair of ghost hunters explore Deal Castle after dark.

    Murder Mystery, Dover Castle, Kent

    Thu 25 - Sat 27 Oct 2018 7pm - 10pm

    Take a seat at the dining table of our grand banquet hall in Constable's Tower, for an exclusive three course dinner with your fellow guests.

  • Illuminated Abbey, Whitby Abbey

    Thu 25 - Wed 31 Oct 2018 6pm - 9pm

    See Bram Stoker's inspiration in a new light as Whitby Abbey is bathed in dramatic illuminations once again.

  • A group of children in Halloween Costume.

    Haunted Castle, Dover Castle, Kent

    Sat 20 - Sun 28 Oct 2018 10am - 4pm

    Take on Kent’s most haunted castle this autumn half-term as a frighteningly fun day out awaits you.

  • Two girls dressed for Halloween

    Tricks & Tonics, Pendennis, Cornwall

    Mon 22 - Fri 26 Oct 2018 11am - 4pm

    Thrilling tricks and tasty tonics await at creepy Pendennis Castle this half term!

  • Three children dressed up as a cat, pumpkin and skeleton.

    Pumpkin Carving, Down House,

    Mon 22 - Sun 28 Oct 2018 11am, 12noon, 1.30pm, 2.30pm & 3.30pm

    Get creepy this halloween as you carve your own pumpkins at deadly Down House!

  • Children dressed up in spooky and gruesome outfits.

    Spooky Stories, Framlingham

    Mon 22 - Sun 28 Oct 2018 11am - 4pm

    Grab your cloaks and steady your nerves as you come face to face with the dark side of children's tales.

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Halloween Podcast: The darker side of history

Take a tour of Dover Castle to discover the gruesome stories and rumoured hauntings of this immense fortress in our first Halloween special. Then, in episode two, join Property Supervisor Katy to examine some unexplained sights and sounds reported at Audley End House in recent years.

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