10 Spooky Event Ideas and Examples
Haunted Corn Maze
Add a spooky element to your corn maze event, perhaps hold a competition for best dressed!
A creepy classic, take your visitors on a tour of your "haunted" attraction.
Hold a murder mystery event with a Halloween theme! Maybe it was Wendy Witch with the broomstick in the cellar?!
Another classic, this one is great for little visitors. Encourage your visitors to make the most of the day by providing add-ons such as pumpkin carving and some tasty treats!
Scary Costume Charity Run
Get dressed up for a great cause and have lots of fun doing it.
Create a special menu filled with pumpkin soup and witch's brew. The novelty alone will encourage your guests to spend that little bit more at your attraction.
Day Of The Dead Festival
This theme has been growing in popularity in recent years, get your staff to dress up and give your attendees a fright!
Popular among little monsters, face painting is a great way to provide an extra service for Halloween.
Get parents and children involved in sorting through the clues and finding spooky hidden items around your venue. Add some extra tension by giving them a time limit and have a competition for the fastest team.
Host a competition such as best dressed or see who has the best pumpkin carving skills. You could get your staff to dress up or carve a pumpkin and then ask your visitors to vote for their favourite.
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Nottinghamshire 'Pick Your Own' Pumpkins
"Set in the rolling Nottinghamshire countryside a few miles north of Nottingham, this family-run 'Pick Your Own' has 1000's of pumpkins and squashes for you to choose from in October. And for the first time this August, we held our Sunflower Experience! 5 acres. 40,000+ sunflowers!"
Located in the county of Surry, they are hosting a PYO pumpkin week from Sat 23rd- Sat 30th October complete with a BBQ and pumpkin themed menu!
Reddish Vale Farm
Visit Reddish Vale Farm for pumpkin picking and fun family activities such as Vampire Archery, Spooky tractor ride and Witches Hat Hoopla.
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"Come along and join in with the family friendly Halloween events as Kent Life is transformed for the spooky season.
There’s pumpkin carving, creepy corner, spooky tractor rides and daily fancy dress competitions.
Are you brave enough to come along and trick or treat in our historic houses? You never know who’s lurking behind the doors! Trick or Treating is available every day in our half term."
There's plenty of spooky events on at Conifox this Halloween, choose from Pumpkin Nights with Fireworks (featuring fire breathers and face painting), Halloween Disco, Wicked Halloween Bash, Halloween Hunt and Pumpkin Picking.
"Mr Pumpkin is a fourth generation arable farm, located in Morley, approximately 4 miles outside of Derby City Centre. We first opened to pumpkin pickers in 2017, planting around 7,500 pumpkins for people to choose from. We were blown away by all the positive feedback and happy smiley faces, so what did we do….we grew EVEN MORE!"
"Farmer Copleys Pumpkin Experience is back for 2021. Join us this year for our famous, family fun pumpkin picking here. We’ll have all the usual antics going on as well as some new exciting additions for 2021 and we can’t wait to welcome you once again!"
The Museum Of The Broads
Based in Norfolk, this riverside museum "takes you from Roman times through medieval peat digging, to the holiday makers, sailors and environmentalists of today. Discover the boats of the Broads and see how people’s working lives shaped the landscape." They are also hosting a Hallowe'en Trail during October half term.
Cockfields Farm Park
"Join us this October for our famous Pumpkin Festival.
Grab a wheelbarrow and head out to the Pumpkin Patch to choose that special Pumpkin and a whole day of fun on the farm." They also run a Pumpkin Festival exclusively for toddlers.
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Hack Green Secret Nuclear Bunker
"Hidden deep in the Cheshire countryside, the bunker stayed secret for more than 50 years. Now the blast doors are open and you can discover the labyrinth of rooms and authentic equipment used to run this defence region in the event of a National Emergency." They run many events such as the Halloween Bunker Bike Meet.
The Balloon Tree
Located in Gate Hemsley, the Balloon Tree have plenty of pumpkins for the picking from around 25th September.
Dudley Canal & Tunnel Trust
Halloween Little Skippers: "With mini pumpkin painting, ghost story telling, autumn leaf bunting and so much more, you’ll be able to go home with some spooktacular crafty creations."
Epping Ongar Railway
Fright Week: "Take a ride on our steam hauled ghost train from North Weird.
Before boarding, dare you collect an activity pack from our spooky porter? During the journey, watch out for spooky characters on board who will scare and entertain in equal measure. On arrival at Ongar, look out for the ghosts as you follow our ghost hunt, and admire the gruesome graveyard, and why not enjoy a calming hot chocolate or other refreshments from the Buffet Stop cafe?
On your return to North Weird transfer to our Spooky Diesel Train for a mysterious return ride into Epping Forest. There may be theatrical smoke and other effects too."
Hampton Kempton Waterworks Railway
Promise some spooky events this October, all aboard the Ghost Train!
"Throughout the half-term holidays, Shire Hall will become home to spooky family-friendly fun. We’ll have slippery slime-making workshops and a count the spiders trail. Come around our spooky underground cells at the most haunting time of the year."
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Ribble Steam Railway And Museum
"What could be better than exploring our old locomotives on Halloween. At Ribble, our Spooky Trains promise good fun for all ages and are family-friendly!"
Bennetts Willow Barn
There are plenty of spooky events to enjoy, choose from Halloween Messy Play, Kids Halloween Crafting, Kids Halloween Disco, Pumpkin Carving and a Halloween Party.
I hope this has provided you with some great ideas for future events and make sure you have a freakily fun time!
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