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Wacky Witches and Wizards

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Halloween

Halloween 2017 Event Ideas

Chill the blood at one of these 10 spooky spots in the South East. Experience the fright of some of the scariest and haunted attractions that the UK has to offer.  Plus win a family ticket to one of two of the biggest Halloween events in the South East. 

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October 21-29  2017Fishers Farm Park's 'Halloween Happy Hauntings, Wisborough Green, West Sussex, RH14 0EG

Witches and Wizards, Vampires and Lizards, and owls that go hoot in the night. Scary tales and slimy snails, and ghosts that give you a fright!

It’s all happening at Fishers this hair-raising October half term for the ‘Halloween Happy Hauntings’! Ideally suited for ages 2 – 11 yrs, come and enjoy this fang-tastic week with your own little monsters!

October 23-29 2017, Spooky Half Term at Penshurst, Tonbridge, Kent, TN11 8DG

Wicked of the Wild Wood

Showings at 2pm, 2.45pm and 3.30pm on the Woodland Trail. Spaces are allocated on a first-come-first-served basis. Please arrive early to secure your spot.

(Not too) Spooky Storytelling and Fancy Dress Competition

 28th October from 2.00pm - 3.30pm

Storytelling at 2pm, 2.45pm and 3.30pm

Fancy Dress Parade and Competition from 4pm

Enjoy a fun and interactive spooky (but not too spooky!) story. Make sure you come dressed for the occasion - we're inviting children and parents of all ages to don their best costumes for our parade and fancy dress competition, with prizes for the best-dressed!

Mummification Stitch Up

 29 October 2017 from 12.00pm - 4.00pm

Step into our embalming room and discover the preparation and sometimes squelchy practices that went into getting a body ready for the afterlife. A fantastic demonstration that really brings history to life (before preserving it for an eternity!)

October 21 - 29 2017, Halloween Shriek Week at Drusillas Park, Alfriston, East Sussex, BN26 5QS

If you are bored of all your local haunts, stake out the fun at Drusillas Park over the Halloween period. We’ve conjured up some fang-tastically spooky surprises to keep your little horrors half term happy.

October 21 2017, Fairground at Night Halloween at Hollycombe, Liphook, Hampshire, GU30 7LP

Enjoy the fairground at night with a spooky theme as you experience the magical nature of Hollycombe’s Edwardian fairground as the sights, sounds and smells all come alive as darkness falls! Come dressed to scare!

October 22-30 2017, Boo at the Zoo! at Marwell, Colden Common, Hampshire, SO21 1JH

Dress up in your best Halloween fancy dress costume and take part in Marwell Zoo's spooky activities. Join the scary witch for some creepy storytelling in the Haunted Hall, and get creative making your own magical wand – new for 2017! 

Visit the Pumpkin Patch and take part in pumpkin carving open 11am - 4pm daily. (£3 fee applies) 

October 23-29 2017, Wacky Witches and Wizards at Leeds Castle, Maidstone, Kent, ME17 1PL

Find wacky witches and wizards around the Castle grounds and listen to their spooky tales although beware, they often get themselves in a monster muddle.

Our silly sorcerers are making big mistakes, note them on your trail card to be rewarded with a chocolate prize. A spooky quest is available in the Woodland Walk for younger visitors (small additional charge applies).

Scare yourself silly with events for the grown ups

October 28 2017, Denbies Halloween 10k and 2k, Dorking, Surrey, RH5 4DT

This year 2:09 Events is celebrating Halloween on Sunday October 29 with a new terrifying 10K hosted by Denbies.  They are promising a dastardly route that undulates over paved tracks and off-road trails with a few tricks and special surprises along the way. For those who aren’t quite ready for 10K there is a family-friendly, scary sprint over a shorter 2K course.

October 21-29 2017, Ghost Fest at Oxford Castle Unlocked, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX1 1AY

Oxford Castle Unlocked is preparing to welcome daring visitors, ghost hunters and thrill-seekers back this October for Ghost Fest, a month-long Halloween festival. A packed schedule throughout the month guarantees there will be something for every age group and fear tolerance!

October 31 2017, Ghost Walk & Supper at Sir Harold Hillier Gardens, Romsey, Hampshire, SO51 0QA

Darkness has fallen in the Gardens, this Halloween join in the fun with a spooky costumed torchlight guided tour. Hear tales of the agonising demise of the Lady of the Manor and memories of Jermyn's House. For brave hearted adults and children over 14 years!

October 27 2017, Halloween Disco at the Solent Hotel & Spa, Whiteley, Hampshire, PO15 7AJ

Things will certainly be going bump in the night at the Solent Hotel & Spa's Halloween Disco on Friday 27th October, 2017.

Enjoy a delicious 2 course dinner with tea or coffee, then dance the night away with the hotel's resident DJ. Prize for the best fancy dress (optional).

Win a Family Ticket to Mid-Hants Railway and Drusillas Park Halloween events

We have teamed up with Mid-Hants Railway and Drusillas Park for a chance to win a family ticket over the Halloween period. 

October 28-29 2017 Wizard Weekend at Mid-Hants Railway, Alresford, Hampshire, SO24 9JG

Dress up as a Halloween spook and take unlimited rides on the Wizard Express steam train. We have lots of spooky activities to keep the kids entertained: Hold an owl or be brave and touch some hairy, scary, creepy crawlies, marvel at a haunting magic show and get your face painted into something scary! 

October 21-29 2017, Shriek Week at Drusillas Park, Alfriston,East Sussex, BN26 5QS

Put your nerves to the test and get ready to come face to face with g-g-g-ghosts and ghouls at Drusillas Park! Prepare yourself for a whole host of spooky surprises and blood chilling entertainment! Drusillas has heaps of wicked events planned to keep your little horrors half term happy between Saturday 21st and Sunday 29th October. 

For your chance to win one of these great prizes, simply fill in the form below! Competition ends 2nd October 2017.  

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  1. Add Ghost Tour of Guildford to your Itinerary

    Ghost Tour of Guildford

    Type

    Tour

    Location

    High Street, Guildford

    Dates

    From:
    14 Apr 2017To3 Nov 2017

    Every Friday Night - Guildford

  2. Add Slindon Pumpkin Festival to your Itinerary

    Slindon Pumpkin Festival

    Type

    Sale

    Location

    Arundel

    Dates

    From:
    30 Sep 2017To31 Oct 2017


    Slindon Pumpkin Festival's annual pumpkin display is an autumnal delight again in 2017! The 2016 design was in support of the Sussex Wildlife Trust! Keep up to date nearer the time to see what the 2017 theme will be.

  3. Add Screamland at Dreamland to your Itinerary

    Screamland at Dreamland

    Type

    Festival

    Location

    Margate

    Dates

    From:
    13 Oct 2017To28 Oct 2017

    This Halloween Dreamland Margate, The UK’s original pleasure park transforms into a world of nightmares as it launches its first ever, major scare festival ‘Screamland’.

  4. Add Spooky Science at Winchester Science Centre to your Itinerary

    Spooky Science at Winchester Science Centre

    Type

    Workshop

    Location

    Winchester

    Dates

    From:
    20 Oct 2017To30 Oct 2017

    You can’t scare us! Winchester Science Centre's resident science experts don their imaginary proton packs and myth-bust their way through a cauldron of spooky.

  5. Add Torment at Gunwharf Quays to your Itinerary

    Torment at Gunwharf Quays

    Type

    Participatory Event

    Location

    Portsmouth

    Dates

    From:
    20 Oct 2017To29 Oct 2017

    This Halloween your worst nightmare is coming to Portsmouth...

  6. Add Samhain Celebration, Butser Ancient Farm to your Itinerary

    Samhain Celebration, Butser Ancient Farm

    Type

    Participatory Event

    Location

    Horndean

    Dates

    From:
    20 Oct 2017To20 Oct 2017

    The Celtic New Year.

  7. Add Spooky Castle to your Itinerary

    Spooky Castle

    Type

    Childrens Events

    Location

    CARISBROOKE

    Dates

    From:
    21 Oct 2017To29 Oct 2017

    Feeling brave enough to take on the island’s haunted castle? Prepare to be scared on our spooky Halloween adventure for families and kids.

    Create your own terrifying Halloween crafts. Wander the grounds with the Victorian ghost hunters as they tell you macabre tales of times gone by.

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  8. Add Happy Halloween at Paultons Park to your Itinerary

    Happy Halloween at Paultons Park

    Type

    Childrens Events

    Location

    Romsey,, The New Forest

    Dates

    From:
    21 Oct 2017To30 Oct 2017

    Spooky fun at Paultons Park for all the family during October half term. Paultons transforms into a world of pumpkins, Little Monsters and spooky tunes! Come and visit us for a frightfully good time with all of our ghoulish friends. You never know what could be lurking around the corner…so keep...

  9. Add Fairground at Night Halloween at Hollycombe to your Itinerary

    Fairground at Night Halloween at Hollycombe

    Type

    Fete / Fair

    Location

    Liphook

    Dates

    From:
    21 Oct 2017To21 Oct 2017

    Enjoy the fairground at night with a spooky theme as you experience the magical nature of Hollycombe’s Edwardian fairground as the sights, sounds and smells all come alive as darkness falls! Come dressed to scare!

  10. Add Halloween Shriek Week to your Itinerary

    Halloween Shriek Week

    Type

    Participatory Event

    Location

    Alfriston

    Dates

    From:
    21 Oct 2017To29 Oct 2017

    If you are bored of all your local haunts, stake out the fun at Drusillas Park over the Halloween period. We’ve conjured up some fang-tastically spooky surprises to keep your little horrors half term happy.
    10am, park admission prices apply