On October 31st, people across the UK celebrate Halloween and all things ghostly and eerie – activities and traditions include pumpkin carving, dressing up as zombies and vampires, and trick or treating. Also known as All Hallows’ Evening, it's synonymous with ghouls, skeletons, the Grim Reaper, and a host more hair-raising beings. Our friends at Sykes Holiday Cottages put together a spooktacular list of '20 Fun Halloween Facts' – have a browse, then take a look at our selection of Halloween events happening around the country. Be afraid, be very afraid...
Alton Towers is always a great bet for Halloween events. This year's 'Scarefest' is open until 9pm – brave visitors can ride head-spinning attractions in darkness, including The Smiler and Wicker Man!
Picture this: it's 1814, and deep within the dungeon, an evil force has awakened, terrorising those that dare enter. Going by the name 'The Exorcism of Peter Moore', are you brave enough to book your spot?
Europe's largest scream park, prepare for a night you won’t forget, as Shocktober Fest returns in 2023. Open till midnight, get ready for immersive scenery, dazzling special effects, fireworks, and one hell of an atmosphere!
Ffear Fforest is back – the ultimate scare-fest filled with activities like the Cursed Coaster, avoiding horrifying clowns on The Nets, freefalling on Nightfall, and Screamride, Europe’s largest five-seater swing.
For a range of top places to stay near these spin-chilling Halloween events, check out our accommodation guides:
Where to stay in Staffordshire
Eclectic guide to Surrey
Fantastic places to stay in London
Top B&Bs, self-catering barns and hotels in Sussex
Where to lay your head for the night in Yorkshire
Staying the night in Wales?
Sykes Holiday Cottages also has a range of fabulous options, spanning The North, Wales, The Highlands, East Anglia and the South West. Oh, and be sure to take a look at their sister company – Menai Holiday Cottages – for superb self-catering choices in North Wales.