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Things to do this October Half Term…

We all love a spooky Halloween activity, so I thought why not bring you a selection of different family friendly events taking place across the UK this half term!

Wales

The Ghost Walk of Tenby, Tenby

On this spine tingling tour you will go to various different haunted locations in Tenby. You will hear tales of demons, ghosts, pirates, witches and superstitions that sailors have at sea. Not only that but you can get a real feel for the local history of the area. ( picture in header )

 

Bodelwyddan Castle, near Rhyl

This 15th century castle is only 25minutes from Presthaven Sands. It is renowned for having multiple ghost sightings ever since Sir John Hay William wrote in 1829 that he found human bones near a chimney in the castle! Bodelwyddan has even appeared on Living TV’s ‘Most Haunted.’ Take the family on a ghost hunt or maybe just a public ghost walk to really get into the Halloween spirit.

 

Pembrey Woods

These woods on the south coast of Wales date back over 2000 years. Local men would wreck ships by luring on to the rocks with lanterns– these men have been spotted wandering the wood land ever since! Do you think you could enter the woods?

 

Bodelwyddan Castle (source www bbc co uk)

Bodelwyddan Castle (source www bbc co uk)

Scotland:

Lauriston Castle, Edinburgh

On Saturday 25th or Sunday 26th October try to get yourself to the one and only Lauriston Castle in Edinburgh, only 40mins from Seton Sands! The whole family can get involved in crafts and fun ghostly activities in the woodland and around the castle. One thing to remember is that you have to come in costume!

 

Alloween… The Return, Ayr

Join one of the Ghostly guides to tour you around the streets of Alloway on Thursday 30th and Friday 31st October!  Here the whole family can learn about suspicious deaths and haunting in the area, just a stones through from Craig Tara.

 

Lauriston Castle (source www forwallpaper com)

Lauriston Castle (source www forwallpaper com)

England:

Halloween Story Trains, Yorkshire 

On Friday 31st October two Halloween themed trains will depart from Pickering Station with an array of live characters, magicians and on-board entertainment. You can even handle bugs, critters and creepy crawlies if you are brave enough. This is perfect for whole family especially if you are near the Yorkshire Moors!

 

Paxton House, Berwick-upon-Tweed

Only 10minutes from Berwick Holiday Park you will find a spooktacular event at Paxton House! Have a stroll through the house after hours and hear haunting ghost stories, all this costs £12 for a family of four.

 

Paxton house (source www northumbria-byways com)

Paxton house (source www northumbria-byways com)

PrimEVIL, Norfolk

This is Norfolk’s biggest Halloween experience, with a wide range of different activities taking place from the 24th October – 1st November, this is for the those who are really ready to jump into the spirit of Halloween! Can you handle the Circus of Terrors? Or maybe you want to check into the Nightmare Clinic? For anyone feeling super adventurous you can take on a pitch black zip line! This is definitely not for the faint hearted; let us know if you decide to venture into this immersive experience.

 

Halloween Disco, Kent 

Show off your dance moves at Quex Park in Kent with their very own Halloween Disco! Not only that but there will be a selection of fangtastic fun and games to keep the kids entertained for hours at this Halloween Disco.

 

Nothe Fort, Dorset

This looks like a superb family fun that combines all the best parts of Halloween down at Nothe Fort in Dorset. Get involved with the fancy dress competition or maybe apple dunking is up your street either way we all know you will get involved with the Treasure Hunt. Taking place on Wednesday 29th October get the whole family down to experience the fun!

 

Pendennis Castle, Cornwall 

Are you ready for scary happenings and ghoulish deeds taking place at Pendennis Castle in Cornwall? This eerie castle will provide everything you need to bring the family together on the scariest of days in the year.

 

Pendennis Castle (source commons.wikimedia.org)

Pendennis Castle (source commons.wikimedia.org)

Are you going to any of these spooky Halloween events? Or do you have a regular place that you go every Halloween? Let us know in the comments below.

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