Halloween 2018 is looming and we’re so excited! If you’re looking for the best fright nights, horror nights or family friendly Halloween parties, then look no further as we bring you a round-up of spooktacular Halloween events happening across the British Isles this October.

Aberystwyth: Terror Mountain

Have you got what it takes to brave Wales’ most terrifying Halloween event? Test your fortitude among the zombies, demons and flesh-eating creeps who have made their home in Terror Mountain, a genuine Victorian silver mine. This is the stuff of nightmares!

Alton Towers Scarefest

Rollercoaster rides in the dark, live shows, terror mazes and a scare zone, Alton Towers’ Scarefest has it all! Halloween events for the kids is also fully catered for, including a CBeebies Monster Ball. Dress-up for all ages is encouraged, with prizes for the best fancy dressed, so why not get your costume inspiration here.

Beamish Halloween Evenings

This Living Museum of the North has filled its town, pit village, colliery yard and waggon way with petrifying creatures. Only the brave (yes, you) will knock on the doors to trick or treat…. This is a Halloween fright night you won’t forget!

Belfast Halloween Monster Mash

Watch the Titanic slip ways of Belfast come alive with wicked workshops, creepy crafts, monster rides and scary street performers. This is a family Halloween event where little ghouls and skeletons are encouraged to wear their best kids Halloween costumes, for spooky prizes!

Birmingham: Black Country Living Museum Halloween Nights

Bring the whole family along as you get set to trick or treat your way around the museum’s spooky houses and shops. Watch street entertainers bring Halloween to life, listen to spine-tingling tales and try some tasty Halloween goodies or 1930s style fish and chips.

Blackpool: Vampire Pleasure Beach

Watch Blackpool Pleasure Beach turn blood red for Halloween from 22nd October, as a host of amazing events begin to take place. All adults in Halloween fancy dress will receive a FREE Vampire Blood Cocktail and all kids in fancy dress will receive a trick or treat down at Nickelodeon Land.

Bristol: FEAR at Avon Valley Scream Park

Award winning Halloween attractions, scare mazes, immersive street theatre acts and even a Zombie Killzone, where you can shoot the infected in a corn field. All you need to succeed is an amazing Halloween outfit! Warning: This is a 12A rated event.

Broadwitch Hauntfest

Family friendly Halloween half-term events include a freaky forest, Boneyard maze, ghoul hunts, zombie paintball and pumpkin carving. Night events take a more sinister turn… Solve the mysteries of Spooky Castle, face eternal damnation at The Edge, join the Thirteen Freaks, brave the dystopia of Sub Zero or enter the MassAcre at your peril…

Chepstow FearFest-Evil

Set around an abandoned railway line, disused quarry and forgotten woodland at Chepstow’s National Diving & Activity Centre, FearFest-Evil is an immersive horror experience for Halloween adrenaline junkies. We think zombie outfits would be perfect for this event. Warning: Age 16 and over.

Derry Halloween Carnival

Watch supernatural beings and the souls of the dead flood into the city, join the carnival parade, head to the haunted harvest market, take the kids to the monster fun fair and immerse yourself in ghoulish tours and trails. This carnival guarantees fun for all the family.

Dublin: Bram Stoker Festival

Dublin City celebrates the life and legacy of Bram Stoker and his most famous novel ‘Dracula’. The festival hosts a programme of literary, cultural, contemporary and family events, including the Bram Ghost Experience, where you can travel through the maze of Dublin’s nightmare streets on a petrifying audio adventure!

The Dungeons (Merlin)

Every Halloween, the dungeons of Blackpool Tower, Edinburgh, London, Warwick Castle and York are open late and made darker, scarier and more extreme than ever. Prepare yourself for spooky displays and terrifying interactive shows. There’s even the opportunity to hire the dungeon out for your very own Halloween party!

Edinburgh

Join the Samhuinn Fire Festival in Edinburgh’s Old Town, which celebrates the Celtic New Year that marks the end of summer and the onset of winter. Highlights include a torchlit performance, wild drumming, acrobatics, fire-dancing and dazzling costumes. Alternatively, head to one of the many vault tours of Edinburgh’s Underground City to experience chilling tales and ghost stories.

For family fun, head to Edinburgh’s Lauriston Castle, where kids aged 7-11 can learn, create and perform their own magic at a spooky, magic workshop. No previous experience is necessary – just bring yourself, your costume and your magic wands!

Glasgow Horror Fest

Watch as bizarre performers, decor and attractions grace Glasgow’s Classic Grand. A spooky atmosphere is cast as you enjoy everything from interactive stories, chilling movies, Halloween nostalgia, spooky challenges, dancing, guest speakers and your chance to win collectable horror merchandise.

Kent

Within the eerie surroundings of Quex Park’s Forest Areas, Maize Field and Woodland Trails, you’re invited to brave Quexstream Terror, a spine-chilling, ultimate scare park adventure like no other!

Meanwhile down in Margate, Dreamland is transformed into Screamland. Immerse yourself in a world of interactive scare mazes and sideshows, alongside the usual rides and amusements, that are set to thrill and haunt even the darkest of souls…

London

Dress-up and take part in The London Halloween Walk, a 15km themed stroll through the heart of London. Starting in Putney, highlights include a Zombie Zumba warm-up, plenty of scares and a visit to All Saints church, famous for its starring role in The Omen film. Why not raise money for charity at the same time?

There will be events across the city and we particularly recommend keeping an eye out for events tbc at The Church, The Tower of London and Museums At Night.

Preston: Scare Kingdom Scream Park

Experience live scare-actors, special effects and heart-pumping thrills across seven new attractions for 2018. Can you survive the terrors of The Death Chamber, a ZombieGeddon apocalypse, a sinister Carnivale, the Black Mass, The House that Jack Built, a Flesh Market and the UK’s official ‘sickest attraction’ winner, Psychomanteum. Warning: Age 18 and over.

Suffolk Scaresville – The Haunted Village

There’s an old village that appears in darkest Suffolk every year. Ghosts, ghouls and other creatures stalk the night and only the most fearless adventurers are able to cross through. It’s known as the Haunted Village at Scaresville. Are you brave enough to investigate? Maybe you should disguise yourself too, so they can’t find you?!

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Thorpe Park Fright Night

AMC’s The Walking Dead, returns to Thorpe Park for a load of scares! With live action horror mazes and more horrifying attractions, Thorpe Park’s Fright Night is one of the most renowned and terrifying places to be at Halloween. Why not join in the spirit of things and feign the undead look, by wearing your very own Zombie costume.

Tulleys Shocktober Fest

Voted the UK’s No.1 Scream Park, Tulley’s Shocktober Fest in West Sussex offers 9 live attractions including The Haunted Hayride, Twisted Clowns, The Village Coven and The Colony of Dystopia, whilst new horrifying interactive events are being planned and are due to be announced very soon!

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Warwick: The Haunted Castle

With wondrous witches, Horrible Histories and the return of the Fire Joust, Warwick Castle is putting on its biggest ever Haunted Castle event this Halloween. Choose your scares from the Scaredy Square and Daring Duke zones through to the Brave Knight interactive area, where you can travel back in time to 1349 and attempt to escape the Black Death!

Windsor: Brick or Treat Legoland

Take your little monsters to Legoland and get into the Halloween spirit with their Brick or Treat October half term events. Activities include over Halloween made-over rides, live shows and attractions, a spook-tacular day out for all the family!

York Hallowscream

Hallowscream at York Maze is set on a farm where a terrible tragedy occurred back in 1873. The restless souls who died there now return each Halloween to torment those who dare to visit. Featuring 5 separate live-action haunted house attractions, from the twisting corridors of Reincornation to the monocrome world of the Difference Engine, you’re in for a real Halloween thrill here.

Zombie Runs

Nothing beats the andrenalin rush of a Halloween Zombie run! Think you’ve got what it takes to be a Zombie infected tagger? Why not join the un-dead at Newbury Showground on Halloween and chase down the runners on an inflatable 5k obstacle course, infecting as many people as you can!

We’ll keep you posted with more Zombie Runs as soon as they’re announced.