I’ve always felt that the Halloween theme sets up some great days out, especially with kids. Our team is planning to go to the increasingly popular Fright Night at Thorpe Park where the whole park is turned into something out of a horror movie. If hitting a roller coaster in the dark is not your thing then my colleague Donna offers up these 5 alternatives:
The Hellfire Caves in West Wycombe Buckinghamshire; Ancient caves extended in the 1740’s by the infamous Sir Francis Dashwood (founder of the Hellfire Club) who held secret club meetings in the caves. I’ve just been reading the website which explains that, if you head out at night, the G.P.S. (that’s Ghostfinder Paranormal Society!) will be on hand to help seek out Suki the ghost bride, Paul Whitehead, the man who left his heart to Sir Francis and the floating monk!
Lincolnshire Ghost Walk: This tour will take you through the Cathedral Quarter of the city of Lincoln while your host recounts chilling tales. Entertaining and only £4.00 per adult and £2.00 per child with no advanced booking required (simply meet at the Tourist Information Centre, Castle Square).
Warwick Castle is hosting spooky two Halloween Trails this year from October 25- November 2. Depending on which trail you take you could find yourself meeting Jack-O-Lantern King, Singing Plague Victims, ghoulish Grave Diggers and a strange Hermit of the Crypt.
The York Dungeons centres on the Lost Labyrinth of the Roman legion, the chilling stories of the highwayman Dick Turpin and the plague. Featuring live actors, it is not for the faint hearted! Anyone who has been to any of ‘the Dungeons’ will know what to expect but it’s still a great one for Halloween and they are advertising discounts at the moment.
Edinburgh Dungeons is again one of ‘the Dungeons’ family this time reliving the gruesome story of Sir William Wallace’s execution and other grizzly tales from Scotland’s yesteryear this Halloween. Again there are some good discounts on offer and I’d recommend booking in advance rather than at the door.
Otherwise, if planning on staying at home but need ideas to keep the young ones entertained then check out EnjoyEngland’s ‘Make your own monster’.
As always, let me know if you’ve got any Halloween ideas of your own!