Spookiest Halloween events in the UK


That time of year has rolled round yet again. Pumpkins are sitting in supermarkets, the Halloween decorations are out of the loft and the witch’s hat is by the door. Halloween was essentially cancelled last year, even (sadly) trick or treating. So, we’ve decided that 2021 is the year to go all out. What better way than to attend one of these spooky Halloween events? From haunted houses to fright nights at Thorpe Park, you won’t be disappointed…

Halloween at The London Dungeons

The London Dungeons is spooky at the best of times, to say the least. On Halloween night, you won’t be able to stop shaking. Deemed ‘the home of Halloween’, 2021 sees a new show that will have you eating an apple a day to keep that doctor far, far away…

The Surgeon is a brand-new show that gives us an in-depth, gruesome look at Victorian surgery that we never needed; rotting flesh, infections, and no anaesthetic – need we say more? Running from 9th-31st October, book your tickets now for the fright of your life.

London, SE1 7PB

Ghost Hunting in Haunted Houses untHun

Have you ever wanted to catch a ghoul in action? You’re not the only one, which is why Haunted Houses Paranormal Adventures has multiple events that can help you do just that! You can get involved in Ouija boards, lone vigils, and conversations with the other realm.

With ongoing events all over the country, your ghost tours will be 100% authentic in locations that are rife with eerie legends. There are even opportunities for you to have a sleepover in a haunted house. What could be better?

Warner Bros Studio Tour – Dark Arts

Harry Potter fans were granted their biggest wish when The Making of Harry Potter opened in 2012, and Halloween is an extra-special time of year to experience it. From 24th September to 7th November, the Dark Arts feature attracts visitors from far and wide.

With pumpkins dangling in suspense from the ceiling of the Great Hall, you can learn a wand combat sequence and practice your battle with Death Eaters. This experience is heaven for a Harry Potter lover, and there’s no better time to go than Halloween!

Leavesden, WD25 7LR

Hever Castle Halloween Fun

Halloween can be a tricky time when you have small children – you want to celebrate the ghostly time of year without scarring them for life! Hever Castle is family friendly, and their events include workshops and fancy dress – exciting while honouring the scary season.

Hever Castle also has a Fright Night for kids that are above the age of 14, with scare mazes that aren’t for the faint of heart. There are two separate mazes with interactive scare action – get ready to jump out of your skin!

Hever, TN8 7NG

Farmer Copleys Pumpkin Experience

For something a little less terrifying, Farmer Copleys has a wholesome pumpkin patch that the entire family can get involved with. From a tractor ride to a fancy dress competition, this farm has it all for a perfect day out.

After hand-picking the pumpkins that you’ll be carving (or cooking!), why not try your hand at archery and take the opportunity to get some festive pictures? This experience is wonderful for family bonding, and allows you to get stuck into activities. It’ll be a pumpkin overload with the amount you can pick!

West Yorkshire, WF7 5AF

Make this October a festive one to remember. Whether that’s with rides in the dark or a Halloween party, we’ll bet you need a way to get there… Here at CVS Van Hire, you can easily hire a minibus to transport you and your group to the activity of your choice. Travel in comfort and get there safely! To arrange your hire, give us a call on 020 8003 1184 or email info@cvsvanhire.co.uk.

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