Happy Halloween! 13 scarily good events around the UK

From scaring yourself silly in the London Dungeon, to busting out your best Thriller moves on unforgettable nights out, here’s 13 of the most hair-raising Halloween events up and down the UK. There’s even a Stranger Things party just in time for season 2. Bonus!

London

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    Visit the home of Halloween

    Where: London Dungeon

    It’s the city’s most spine-chilling attraction and this Halloween, you can travel through over 1,000 years of the capital’s darkest history at London Dungeon. Plus, this is one of our 2 for 1 London offers, so you can enjoy spooktacular savings on us.

    If London Dungeon is too scary for the kids, another one of our 2 for 1 London offers is at Battersea Park Children’s Zoo, where your little ones can say boo to their favourite animals and take part in a pumpkin quiz trail.

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    Face your fears at the UK’s scariest attraction

    Where: London Bridge Experience & Tombs

    Be very afraid – the vaults of the world’s most haunted bridge are ready for you to explore. In a history lesson meets horror show, you can see, hear and smell what London Bridge was like through the ages. Don’t forget the Tombs, where you’ll find walls dripping in blood, confined spaces to squeeze through and much, much more…..

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    Dabble with the dark arts

    Dabble in the dark arts

    When: Sunday 1st October – Sunday 12th November
    Where: Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter

    Call yourself a Potterhead? Then you won’t want to miss a Dark Arts and Halloween themed event at The Warner Bros Studio Tour. Discover the secrets behind the enchanted floating pumpkins and have a Halloween feast in – yes, you guessed it – the Great Hall! Later, you can learn wand combat moves and take part in an exciting live duel with Death Eaters.

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Birmingham

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    Take the little monsters to Cadbury World

    When: Saturday 21st – 29th October
    Where: Cadbury World, Bournville

    Do your little monsters simply love Halloween? Then, there’s no question about it. You all need to hop on the coach to Cadbury World for its Halloween Spooktacular. Whether you monster mash, scream, or sing along, Cadbury Word has scary amounts of family fun in store. Plus – think of all the chocolate! Need we say more?

    There’s even more spooky fun in store at Birmingham’s Botanical Gardens, where your kiddies can scare you silly with freaky face painting, spooky story walks and creepy arts and crafts.

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    Dance under the moonlight

    When: Saturday 28th October
    Where: High Line Late Lounge, Resorts World, Birmingham

    If you hear Halloween and automatically think ‘fancy dress,’ then Resorts World’s High Line Late Lounge has you covered. At the bar’s Day of the Dead Halloween Party, you can dress to impress with its DOTD themed costume code, show off your best Thriller dance moves in the transformed venue and enjoy a terrifyingly tasty tipple on arrival too.

    If that doesn’t spook you enough, head to The Old Crown in Digbeth. It’s the oldest pub in the heart of the city centre – so why not see if you can make friends with the spirits?

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Manchester

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    Raise a glass to the return of Stranger Things

    When: Friday 27th October, 11pm
    Where: The Zombie Shack, New Wakefield Street

    That’s right, Netflix’s most binge-worthy sci-fi meets horror is back just in time for Halloween, and if that isn’t reason enough to party, we don’t know what is! Head to Manchester’s Zombie Shack for a Stranger Things party with zombie cocktails, eggo waffles, 80’s classics and your favourite songs from the series.

    Or if you’d prefer Halloween frights with an added bite, you can go back to a time of pure terror on Manchester’s Dinosaurs in the Wild Tour.

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    Dress up for spooky cinema screenings

    When: Friday 27th – Saturday 28th October
    Where: Manchester Victoria Baths

    Is it even Halloween if you haven’t rewatched those 80s and 90s classics for the thousandth time? Exactly, and that’s why this Halloween, we’d recommend a visit to Manchester’s Grade II listed Victoria Baths for its Halloween Cinema Weekend. Perfect for families, just bring a blanket, snuggle up and watch Beetlejuice, Hocus Pocus and The Addams Family.

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Liverpool

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    Zombie out in the name of charity

    When: Sunday 22nd October
    Where: Starting at Ghoulies Haunted House, Dale Street

    Liverpool’s annual Zombie Walk is back with a bite this October, in aid of The Brain Charity. Simply arrive at 11am and you’ll be transformed into a fully fledged member of the undead by a group of professional makeup artists. You’ll then take to the streets – so be prepared to scare!

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Leeds

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    Party on at the night of the living dead

    When: Saturday 28th October
    Where: Club Mission, Leeds

    Halloween heavyweights, this one’s for you – Inzombifest, Leeds’ largest and longest party, is back and bigger than ever. At the 10 hour music festival, you can bury yourself in bloodcurdling bass and horrifying house sounds from 17 incredible acts including Karen Harding and Tom Zanetti & K.O Kane.

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Cardiff

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    Have a night at the museum

    When: Sunday 29th – Tuesday 31st October
    Where: St Fagans Museum of Natural History

    You’ve seen the film but now, your kids can have their very own night at the museum at St Fagan’s Natural History Museum in Cardiff. Its buildings have a dark side but don’t get spooked – it’s all fun and games, really! With lantern making, spell writing and pumpkin carving too, you’re guaranteed a frightfully good night of family fun!

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Warwick

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    Celebrate Pumpkin Week

    When: Saturday 21st – Sunday 29th October
    Where: Hatton Adventure World, Warwick

    Want to give your kids a traditional Halloween? Then Hatton Adventure World’s Pumpkin Week is the one for you. From pumpkin picking and entering a carving competition, to watching a mystifying Halloween show and going on a bewitching trailer ride, it’s full of tricks and (mostly) treats for all the family to enjoy.

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Bristol

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    Celebrate the Day of the Dead at the zoo

    When: 21st – 29th October
    Where: Bristol Zoo

    Inspired by the Mexican ‘Day of the Dead’ celebration, Bristol Zoo’s Halloween Half Term is packed full of activities for your little monsters like listening to spooky stories, meeting creepy creatures, and even taking part in a Halloween Parade. The best bit? It’s just £5 entry for kids all week. Bargain!

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Brighton

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    Tear up the floor in festival frights

    When: Saturday 28th October
    Where: Brighton Racecourse

    Festival season is back with a vengeance and has taken the form of Brighton’s Fright Festival. This October, you and over 5,000 others can expect a fair share of bump and bass in the night with a sizzling set from J Hus and Pendulum. But keep your eyes out for the live scare actors…

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However you’re planning to celebrate Halloween remember, you can save on the spooktacular fun with our frighteningly affordable fares. So go on, boooooo-k now!