Halloween and October Half Term is eerily close, which means it’s time to get planning where you are going to go this Halloween 2021.
For those who dare, we’ve spotted plenty of spooky-themed days out across the UK, including Legoland, Cadbury World, Drayton Manor and Warwick Castle with freaky face painting, bewitching creatures and spooky storytelling.
Take a look at our top 20 favourite Halloween inspired days out across the UK in 2021. Many of the attractions listed below are subject to availability so the earlier you book the better, plus many have early booking discounts. Alternatively another great value option is to convert your Tesco Clubcard points into attraction tickets.
1. Cadbury World Freddo’s Ghoulish Gameshow – 16th – 31st October 2021
At Cadbury World, come dressed in your best costumes to visit Freddo’s Ghoulish Gameshow. With plenty of audience participation, can you beat the clock in ‘Count-Dracula’s Conundrum’, guess the answers in ‘Freaky Fortunes’ and even spot the mystery characters hiding in ‘Spook Am I?’
Address: Cadbury World, Linden Road, Bournville, Birmingham. B30 1JR.
Cost: A family ticket for 2 adults and 2 children is £62.70, by booking online in advance. Time slots are already starting to sell out so booking in advance is advisable.
Web: Cadbury World
2. Edinburgh Zoo Spooktacular – 8 – 31st October
This Halloween, Edinburgh Zoo is opening its gates after dark to invite you on a family friendly spooktacular trail through the zoo.
On selected dates from Friday 8 until Sunday 31 October, we’re celebrating all things Halloween for the first time with a magical illuminated trail.
Address: 134 Corstorphine Road, Edinburgh, EH12 6TS
Cost: £11 per child – £17 per adult
Web:Edinburgh Zoo Spooktacular
3. Warwick Castle – The Haunted Castle from 23rd – 31st October
Warwick castle is a great day out for children of all ages and during the Halloween event. Search the spooky mansion, navigate the Haunted Hollows and discover even more quirky characters in their spellbinding shows and activities.
Meet the famous Witches of Warwick and find out which secret spells they are concocting in their cauldron! Uncover eerie experiences around every corner and explore the gruesome truths of history in the Horrible Histories maze.
If possible its well worth booking a package and staying onsite at the fabulous Knights Village
Address: Warwick Castle, Warwick, Warwickshire, CV34 6AH
Cost: Day tickets booked in advance cost £24.00 per person compared to the on the day price of £26.00 . You can also exchange your Tesco Clubcard vouchers for entry tickets which is good value for money.
Web: Warwick Castle
4. Alton Towers Scarefest is on the 8th – 10th, 15th – 31st October 2021
Families can brave our spook-tacular Halloween shows and enjoy the brand-new attraction Trick O’ Treat Town; daring souls can face our hair-raising rides in the dark, or venture in our 4 truly terrifying scare mazes.
New for 2021 is Trick O’ Treat Town. This Scarefest get ready to explore a special town where every day is Halloween! And do you know what’s the townsfolk’s favourite past time? Yes, you got it! It’s to host Trick-or-Treating for the town visitors!
So, muster up your courage and prepare to knock on doors from Spooky Avenue all the way up to the Witchy Woods but be careful! As well as treats there are tricks aplenty!
Address: Farley Ln, Alton ST10 4DB
Cost: Entry costs are from £136.00 for 2 adults and 2 children booking in advance. You can also exchange your Tesco Clubcard vouchers for entry tickets which is good value for money.
Web: Alton Towers
5. BeWilderwood – The Glorious Glowing Lantern Parade 23rdOctober to 31st October 2021.
Adventure through a magical light extravaganza and watch the story unfold as you journey through the woods down mysterious paths exclusive to this event.
Start your adventure at dusk and craft your own Boggle Bindle Lantern to help the Boggles light up the woods at Hazel’s Hideaway, before embarking on a journey through BeWILDerwood like you have never seen before! Navigate your way through the beautifully lit twilight woodland and keep a look out for hints of the BeWILDerwood characters peering out to say ‘yoo-hoo!’ along the way. But don’t worry if you aren’t the bravest Boggle – it’s spoooky not scary!
The best time to arrive is Midday to ensure you still have enough energy left for the Glorious Glowing Lantern Parade.
Address: BeWILDerwood Norfolk Horning Road, Hoveton, Norfolk, NR12 8JW
Cost: The cost for a family of 4 is £78.00, (children under 92cm are free, children between 92cm to 105cm are £17.50 and children and adults over 105cm are charged at £19.50 entry fee.)
6. Brick or Treat at Legoland is 14th – 31st October 2021
We think this is one of the best Halloween events for kids in the UK. For a short period of time the park is spookily decorated and Halloween themed. This October half term bring your little monsters to the LEGOLAND® Windsor Resort and get into the Halloween spirit with their Brick or Treat event.
This October half term 14th October – 31st October, I, Lord Vampyre invite all little monsters and their families to the LEGOLAND® Windsor Resort for my favourite time of the year, Halloween!
With many fun Halloween activities for you to dig your fangs into, including my very own Haunted House Monster Party Ride and NEW for 2021 Harbour Show, Lord Vampyre’s Creepy Crypt Trail, Monster Rocker’s fang-tastic Pumpkin Trail, costume competitions and so much more – plus all of our rides including the brand new land LEGO MYTHICA: World of Mythical Creatures, live shows and attractions, it’s a frightfully fun day out for all the family!
Address: Winkfield Road Windsor Berkshire SL4 4AY
Cost: Entry will cost children and adults over age 3 from £39 (date dependent) per person booked in advance. You can also take advantage of exchanging Tesco Clubcard vouchers for entry.
Web: Legoland Windsor
7. Warner Brothers Studio Tour London – 24th September – 7th November 2021
With Harry Potter being a wizard what better place to visit this Halloween. You are able to relive the magic and witness the making of the Harry Potter films, view the original Hogwarts Express and look at many of the props and memorabilia used in the films.
Discover the secrets behind enchanted floating pumpkins and Death Eater duels as well as filmmaking snot, blood and drool.
From the 24th September – 7th November, fans of Death Eaters, daring duels and Hallowe’en feasts are invited to delve deeper than ever before into the Dark Arts as we host a special feature dedicated to the darker side of the Harry Potter film series.
You can read our review of Halloween at Warner Brothers Studio Tour London here.
Address: Warner Bros. Studio Tour London, Studio Tour Drive Leavesden WD25 7LR
Cost: Tickets from £150.00 for a family of 4
Web: Warner Bros Studio Tour
8. Black Country Living Musuem – Fri 22, Sat 23, Fri 29 and Sat 30 October
This October brings a frenzy of fun as monsters and aliens invade the Museum for their spectacular Halloween Nights!
Explore the spooky streets as you trick-or-treat your way around Canalside village. You’ll spot fantastical characters too, from our mighty tree creatures to the incredible steambuster robot. Plus, join in the frightful family fun by dressing in your best monster or alien costume and head to the monster’s ball! There’ll be chances to take part too, as the best dressed little creatures can join our mosters in our costume parade.
Address: Tipton Rd, Dudley DY1 4SQ
Cost: Adult £20.00 – Child £14.00
Web: Black Country Living Musuem
9. Drayton Manor – More Trick than Treat is a Halloween event running from 16th and 31st October
You will find creepy arts and crafts, spooky sweet treats, pumpkin donuts and special Halloween activities during your visit. Thomas Land™ will be transformed into the spook-tacular Island of Sodor which is perfect for the little ones.
Enjoy many Thomas and Friends™ rides like Flynn’s Fire Rescue, Toby’s Tram Express, Captain’s Sea Adventure and lots more. For children and adults with a sweet tooth, remember there are free treats at the park.
Address: Drayton Manor Drive, Tamworth, Staffordshire, B78 3TW
Cost: A 4 person for £116 ticket can be booked in advance.
Web: Drayton Manor
10. National Forest Adventure Farm Spooktacular 16, 17, 23-31 October
With a Halloween theme, pick your own pumpkin for free from the field and carve it there or take it home. Kids will love the Halloween organised activities like Scare school, Broomstick Training amd Tragic Magic Show along with favourites such as the pumpkin patch.
Address: Postern House Farm, Tatenhill, Burton on Trent, Staffordshire DE13 9SJ.
Cost: Entry booked online in advance is £14.99 for adults and £14.99 for children over the age of two. Under 2’s are free.
Web: National Forest Adventure Farm
11. Howl ’o’ ween, Chessington World of Adventures – 16th – 31st October 2021
As the sun goes down, the eerie, the spooky and the creepy come out to play this Halloween at Chessington.
At Trick or Treat wood you will encounter enchanted fairies and ghostly goblins who will guide little explorers on their way, with plenty of tricks and treats suitable for families of all ages.
You can also enjoy the rides in the dark from taking a flight of fright on Vampire soaring through the trees of Wild Woods or enjoy Dragon’s Fury’s spectacular spin underneath the stars.
Address: Leatherhead Road, Chessington, Surrey, KT9 2NE
Cost: Tickets from £37.00
12. Halloween at Paulton’s Park – 14th October – 1st November
Peppa Pig World will be transformed for this year’s enchanting festivities! Meet Peppa and George in their spooky outfits and enjoy lots of fun Peppa themed Halloween decorations.
Visit the brand new Tornado Springs which will have a Halloween makeover from the way out west, meet Pickles the Pumpkin and the rest of the spirit squad characters! and experience rides in the dark! with Late night opening until 7.30pm on 26th & 28th October.
Address: Ower, Romsey SO51 6AL
Cost: Tickets for a family of 4 £147.00
Web: Paultons Park
13. West Midland Safari Park’s Spooky Spectacular -22nd – 31st October
Visit West Midland Safari Park from 22nd October until 31st October for witches, ghosts and eerie tales in the Spooky Spectacular event!
West Midland Safari Park will be brimming with Halloween decorations and hundreds of pumpkins in the Pumpkin Patch.
There is a brand new pumpkin scarecrow character, ‘Patch’, and join his spook-tastic activity trail!
Address: West Midland Safari Park, Spring Grove, Bewdley, Herefordshire and Worcestershire, DY12 1L
Web: West Midlands Safari Park
14. Fright Fiesta at Gullivers World, Cheshire – 23rd – 31st October 2021
At Gullivers festival-style Halloween you will find an event that is bursting with colour, costumes and music. Fright Fiesta is nine days of fabulous family activities, frights and theme park fun. Come together and celebrate the spookiest season of the year at Gulliver’s.
Showcase your fancy dress costume in their spine-tingling street parade or delve deep into the theme park and discover spooktacular rides.
Address: Gulliver’s World, Warrington, Cheshire, WA5 9YZ
Cost: Adult and child tickets from £21.00
Web: Gullivers World
15. Boo at the Zoo – Twycross Zoo – 23rd – 31st October
As you explore the 100 acres of zoo, spot these cheeky pumpkins singing a selection of Halloween classics!! There is also Witchly Come Dancing where you join in with the witch outdoors and follow some spooktacular dance moves to broomstick training
Address: Twycross Zoo – Norton GrangeNorton-Juxta-Twycross, Atherstone, Warwickshire, CV9 3PX
Cost: From £15.40 child and £19.85 adult
Web: Twycross Zoo
16. Wookey Hole – 23rd – 31st October
With ghostly goings-on, spooky stories and eerie adventure, Wookey Hole is the place to be at Halloween.
Come and see the Witch in her Halloween Grotto, where she’ll be mixing potions from her bubbling cauldron… every child receives a free treat too!
A spooky cave tour is included in your visit and at the end the Halloween grotto awaits – enter if you dare. You can read our review here
Address: Wookey Hole Ltd, Wookey Hole, Wells, Somerset, BA5 1BB
Cost: Adults: £19.95 Child: £15.95 Child under 3: Free. when you book online
Web: Wookey Hole
17. Halloween Events at English Heritage and CADW
Grab your broomsticks for a ghoulishly great day out at our Halloween events taking place across the country.
Need fiendish family fun to entertain your little monsters? Try our new adventure trail inspired by Cressida Cowell’s bestselling Wizards of Once series, or head out after dark on a spooky woodland walk
In Wales, Cadw are running Halloween Trails and Halloween family fun days.
18. Spooky Halloween at Folly Farm – 23 – 31 October
Something spooky will be happening at Folly Farm, one of the best days out for families in Wales. They will be giving their fairground side stalls a Halloween makeover and you can take part in the popular Scarecrow Trail and card hunts – both of which give you a chance to win prizes! And keep your eyes peeled for the singing pumpkins!
Address: Begelly, Kilgetty, Pembrokeshire, SA68 0XA
Cost: Family of 4 tickets from £75.80
Web: Folly Farm
19. Halloween Shriek Week, Drusillas Park – 23rd-31st October
Drusillas Park in East Sussex are running a Halloween Shriek Week which looks great fun especially for children. There are ghosts, mummies, witches and you can get nose-to-nose with creepy crawlies.
Address: Drusillas Park, Alfriston, East Sussex, BN26 5QS
Cost: Adult or Child 2 yrs+ £26.00
Web: Drusillas Park
20.Halloween Ghost Trains at East Lancashire Railway – 28, 29 and 30 October 2021.
Terrifying tricks and terrific treats are waiting for the whole family on the ELR this October, or at least those that are brave enough to climb aboard one of our eerie Halloween Ghost Trains! Expect family-friendly ghouls, horrible heroes, and loads of spooktacular fun.
Cost: From £12.90 child and £18.30 adult
Web: Halloween Ghost Train