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As you’d expect, there’ll be no shortage of freaky and frightening other-worldly creatures and characters in evidence at Halloween happenings across the Midlands this month.
Check out some of the eeriest events that are happening across in Staffordshire and across the Midlands...
Haunted Castle - Saturday 26th October - Friday 1st November at Tamworth Castle
Tamworth Castle is hosting a week of ghostly goings-on this Halloween. Expect to meet some seriously creepy characters as you tour the castle - including the cackling hags - but cross your fingers you don’t bump into Master Slaughter, who’s always on the lookout for body parts to steal!
For visitors fancying a late-night thrill, there’s the opportunity to take part in candlelit vigils in some of the castle’s most haunted rooms.
Scarefest - Friday 18th October - Sunday 3rd November at Alton Towers, Staffordshire
Scarefest returns with spooks, frights and thrills for everyone when the Resort becomes home to Halloween. Open until late so you can enjoy your favourite rides in the dark!
The extended opening hours allow visitors to enjoy their favourite rides in the dark, while the popular visitor attraction is also hosting a selection of extra entertainment. Younger visitors can enjoy the colourful Halloween Playland, join in with the Alton Towers ancestors’ flashmob, or dance and play games at the CBeebies Monster Ball.
For older thrill-seekers, the park’s award-winning scare mazes have been ‘re-scarified’ for 2019, with a brand new maze added to the spinetingling line-up of attractions.
More Treat Thank Trick - Saturday 19th - Thursday 31st October at Drayton Manor Theme Park, Tamworth
Drayton Manor is inviting families to dust off their broomsticks and treat themselves to some ghoulish Halloween fun this month.
Attractions include The Haunting, which sees visitors being challenged to make their way through a long-abandoned vicarage in which ghostly apparitions and supernatural events are very much par for the course.
Halloween Spook-tacular - Saturday 19th - Sunday 20th and Friday 25th October - Friday 1st November at National Forest Adventure Farm, Burton-upon-Trent
Families can enjoy all the fun of the farm plus plenty of spooky fun this Halloween down at National Forest Adventure Farm this Halloween.
Pick a pumpkin from the farm's patch, take part in the Wizarding Academy or try your hand at broomstick training. There will also be a haunted house to explore, a mummy maze hunt and plenty more for the whole family to enjoy.
Halloween Funday - Thursday 31st October at The Brewhouse Arts Centre, Burton-upon-Trent
The Brewhouse Arts Centre will be helping little ones get Trick Or Treat ready this Halloween with a special funday.
Supplying all the materials to creating some spooky costumes, children can get stuck in to designing and making their best Halloween get up, followed by pumpkin and spooky paraphernalia workshops .
Once all the hard work is done, they can sit back and enjoy a short film.
Elsewhere in the Midlands
Spooky Science Night - Thrusday 31st October at Thinktank Science Museum
Calling all mad scientists, witches and wizards - Thinktank is set to host a seriously spooky party this Halloween!
Pop along to the event in your best fancy dress, watch the ‘spectacular’ Trick Or Treat show and dance the night away at the silent zombie disco.
Visitors can also get hands-on by experimenting in the slime lab or making their very own family light photos.
Freddo's Halloween Spooktacular - Saturday 19th October - Sunday 3rd November at Cadbury World
Join in the fun at this spooky live entertainment show, Freddo's Halloween Spooktacular, where the famous frog will teach visitors new tricks in his haunted mansion, with the help of some string and a splash of slippery slime.
Young ghouls are encouraged to don a hauntingly good costume for the daily fancy dress competition.
Fright Nights: Aston Alive! - Friday 25th - Saturday 26th October at Aston Hall
Spend the scariest time of year at one of Britain’s most haunted buildings! Are you brave enough?
The year is 1858 and Aston Hall is being visited by the extraordinary Madame Manium and her Maledictorian – an astonishing travelling museum of curiosities. Manium’s collection of oddities have been obtained both from this world and from the other realm. Some are alive, some are not. They are a sight to behold; both macabre and marvellous.
What will happen when this peculiar collection is housed in one of Britain’s most haunted buildings? Are you brave enough to explore this grand old mansion in the darkness, lit only by flickering lamps? Will you encounter Manium? The resurrected man? The conjurer? The…thing?
Brick Or Treat - Saturday 12th October - Saturday 2nd Bovember at Legoland Discovery Centre, Birmingham
Bring your little monsters to the LEGOLAND® Discovery Centre Birmingham for the most spook-tacular event of the year at Brick or Treat! With many fun Halloween activities plus our rides, 4D films and attraction, this will be fun for all - but only if you dare...
Pumpkin Flotilla - Tuesday 29th - Thursday 31st October at Sarehole Mill
Bring a beautifully carved pumpkin with you to the Mill. You will then add a light and float it on the mill pond at dusk in this popular Halloween event.
A Spooktacular Fairytale Halloween Party - Thursday 31st October at Birmingham Botanical Gardens
A family-friendly evening that will feature pumpkin carving, circus skills and balloon modelling workshops, plus an exciting immersive story-telling experience for children.
Entertainment includes fire breathers, hoop performers and stilt walkers and there’ll be face painting, too.
Digbeth Dining Club will also be on hand with authentic street food, plus there’s the chance to enjoy an array of treats such as toffee apples, popcorn, candy floss and pick ‘n’ mix.
The Haunted Castle - Saturday 19th October - Sunday 3rd November at Warwick Castle
Warwick Castle certainly doesn’t do anything by halves when it comes to Halloween.
The ever-popular visitor attraction is offering a whole host of suitably spooky scenarios for visitors to enjoy in the second half of the month,including a couple of new-for-2019 attractions.
Highlights include the Dead Of Knight scaremaze, in which the army of the dead rise up, and The Haunted Hollows, a Halloween trail where participants can expect to meet ‘creepy characters at every turn’.
The ‘wondrous witches’ are back with a new show too, while a trip into the castle dungeon is probably best avoided if you happen to be of a sensitive disposition!
Halloween Nights - Friday 25th - Saturday 26th and Wednesday 30th - Thursday 31st October at Black Country Living Museum, Dudley
Trick or treat along the Black Country Living Museum’s gas lit cobbled streets and experience thrilling street entertainment!
Visitors to the Black Country Living Museum will find themselves trick or treating down the venue’s gaslit cobbled streets this Halloween, on what should be a frightfully good evening of spinetingling entertainment.
There are creepy characters to meet, a prize to be won for ‘best-dressed ghoul’, the chance to use your detective skills to become a historic hero and an opportunity to check out the Fiendish Felons trail.
Circus performers, fire jugglers and magicians ensure there’s no shortage of good old-fashioned street entertainment to enjoy too.
Candy & Cobwebs - Thursday 31st October - Friday 1st November at Blits Hill Victorian Town, Ironbridge
A Halloween trick or treat event, especially for under 8s and their grownups.
On arrival, all children taking part will be given a fun activity sheet to lead them around some of the exhibits in the Victorian Town - there will be a goody bag for all children who have a go at all of the activities.
During the evening you will happen across Victorians in spooky costumes at the Grocers, Chemist, Post Office, Terrace, Plasterers, Printers & Candle Factory. Do you dare knock on their doors and trick or treat?
There will be cobwebs, pumpkins and lanterns in the Townsfolk's shops & homes but nothing too scary - this event is perfect for families looking for a less-scary hallowe'en night out.
Halloween Trick or Treat Fright Nights - Saturday 26th - Sunday 27th and Thursday 31st October at Avoncroft Museum, Bromsgrove
Avoncroft are once again hosting their popular Halloween Trick or Treat Fright Nights event – with scares aplenty guaranteed!
If you dare to follow the route around the grounds and buildings by moonlight, who knows who, or what you might meet in the dark! Join in a night of macabre goings on as groups of visitors tour the darkest depths of the Museum, on the hunt for treats – but watch out for tricks!
Tudor World Halloween - Friday 25th October - Sunday 3rd November at Tudor World, Stratford-upon-Avon
Stratford-upon-Avon gets splendidly spooky this Halloween, when one of its most haunted buildings hosts an array of creepy events for all the family to enjoy.
Daytime visitors can take part in a ‘witch’s quiz’, complete with a chance to win a ghoulish prize. A fortune teller and storyteller will be on hand on selected days too.
Nighttime entertainment comes in the form of family-friendly ghost tours and, later still, adults-only ghost tours and ghost hunts.
New for 2019 are special Jack the Ripper ‘interactive evenings’. Taking place on Friday 25 October and Friday 1 November, the events offer visitors the chance to study crime scenes and immerse themselves in the dark and murky backstreets of Victorian-era Whitechapel.
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