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UK's Top 20 Halloween Events in 2021

Halloween can transport us to an imaginary world, where some of our favourite worst nightmares come to life before us, in the form of ghosts, ghouls, witches and zombies!

But how you choose to celebrate Halloween will depend on your family size, interests, and age. With that in mind we’ve put together a list of all the best, Halloween events for 2021 across the UK. From pumpkin picking to scare mazes and terror towns in theme parks, family parks, animal parks, farms, and zoos, it’s all here so your family can pick the perfect Halloween!

Check out some of the top events below and why not take advantage of Kids Pass’s amazing offers and discounts.

UK's Top 20 Halloween Events

Theme Parks

Family parks & farms

Zoos & Animal Parks

Halloween Half Term at Flamingo Land
(9th - 31st Oct)

(North Yorkshire)

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Discover a land of spooktacular family fun during the Halloween Half term (9th Oct – 31st Oct). Everyone attending Flamingo Land wearing Halloween fancy dress will be eligible to enter the fiendish fancy dress competition, where you can win a family day pass!

Why not set out on a real adventure, the ‘trick or treat trail,’ where you will receive a Halloween bag and map, which will direct you to 5 locations around the park. At each location you will receive a treat to pop in your bag and a sticker for your map.

Whatever you do don’t miss the Spooktacular Firework Display on the following dates:

  • Wednesday 13th October
  • Wednesday 20th October
  • Saturday 23rd October
  • Wednesday 27th October
  • Saturday 30th October

Lives shows that are hosted daily over the autumn period, such as the Sea lion show, the Bird show, Pirates of Zanzibar! All fantastic for the entire family!

Gulliver’s Fright Fiesta
(23rd – 31st Oct)


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At Gulliver’s fright fiesta, you’ll come face to face with ghosts and ghouls in the ultimate 9-day Halloween experience. Showcase your fancy dress costume at Gulliver’s spine-tingling street parade or delve deep into the theme park and discover it’s most mysterious and spooktacular rides. All perfectly fit for young families.

More events: Don’t miss the UKs only Grandparent’s weekend, in which 2 GRANDPARENTS GET FREE ENTRY on 2nd – 3rd October. You can also see the Fireworks Spectacular on 6th November.

Gulliver’s theme parks are nationwide at Warrington, Matlock Bath, Milton Keynes and Rother Valley.

Halloween at Blackpool Pleasure Beach
(8th - 31st Oct)


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From 8th to 31st Oct Blackpool Pleasure Beach transforms into a land of the living dead. And from the 14th, be prepared to be terrified by the 8.5-foot-tall Werewolf roaming the park! You can also try your hand at pumpkin carving with the little ones or enjoy a live Halloween show every Saturday.

For a totally different theme park experience, stay and enjoy the rides at night and marvel at Blackpool Illuminations as they glow on the dark 30th Oct.

You can still do all the usual stuff like challenge your teens to twist and loop on ‘Infusion’ or to brace themselves for the big drop on The Big One! Whilst little kids can enjoy a day at Nickelodeon Land with 12 rides just for them, plus the chance to meet stars from their favourite TV shows.

Drayton Manor - More Trick than Treat
(16th - 31st Oct)


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At ‘More Trick than Treat’ you’ll be surrounded by hay bales and pumpkins aplenty, as you enjoy over 100 rides & attractions - including Thomas Land, Adventure Cove, our 15-acre zoo, live entertainment and much more! Step into Thomas Land and experience all the spooks and thrills with your little ones and make it a happy Halloween with all the magical Island of Sodor Island has to offer.

Look out for the Brit-Tastic Fireworks Extravaganza 29th – 30th October.

Other attractions for the little ones include Emily’s indoor soft play area, the Dino Trail and Crazy Golf. KIDS UNDER 2 GO FREE at Drayton Manner

Alton Towers - Scare Fest
(8th - 10th, 15th - 31st Oct)


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Open until 9pm each day, daring guests can face head-spinning, hair-raising rides and attractions in darkness including Wicker Man and the Alton Towers Dungeon! If that’s not scary enough, 4 multi-award winning, terrifying mazes are set to return!

Older families will be able to enjoy the brand-new Trick o’ Treat Town, an interactive walkthrough a special town where every day is Halloween and as well as treats, there are tricks aplenty! Plus returning for 2021 is the free attraction ‘Garden Lights Walk: Whispering Souls’, where the gardens come to life in a whole new spooktacular…LIGHT! *Additional charges for scare maze entry and Trick O’ Treat Town.

Younger families can enjoy live shows including the CBeebies Monster Ball and the Freaky Fun Zone characters and shows. There really is something for all the family to enjoy, so take in the spooky sights, music and street theatre and have some spine-tingling fun! More events:

  • German themed Oktoberfest 11th Sep – 3rd Oct.
  • Firework spectacular 5th – 7th November.

Oakwood Theme Park Spooktacular
(16th – 17th & 23rd – 31st Oct)


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Buckle up for the thrills as Oakwood are really getting ready to haunt you this Halloween with 4 chilling horror mazes! Alone, Dismantled, Teddy Bear Picnic & Witch Hunt! Will you venture into the darkness alone?

You also need to be prepared to be chased and terrified by their very own dedicated ‘Scare Squad.’

If that all sounds too creepy, little ones have their own excitement in Neverland where there are rides for all ages.

Thorpe Park - Fright Nights
(8th - 10th & 15th - 31st Oct)


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Brace yourself as FRIGHT NIGHTS pray on your darkest fears for another terrifying season. Taking over this autumn, prepare to be scared senseless as you ride thrilling coasters in the dead of night, get your HEART RACING as you venture through SPINE-CHILLING scare zones.

Not to miss are the infamous Night Rides - where rollercoasters light up in the dark and provide a supercharged spooky experience! Be sure to brace yourself as the UK’s premier award-winning Halloween event returns this autumn for a FEARFUL celebration.

Kids under 3 enter the park free of charge.

More events:

  • Bavarian feature-themed ‘Oktoberfest’ is also running at the park until 3rd October.

Legoland - Brick or Treat
(14th - 31st Oct)


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This October half term Lord Vampyre invites all little monsters and their families to the LEGOLAND® Windsor Resort for Halloween!

There’s many fun Halloween activities for you to dig your fangs into; including Lord Vampyre's 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 the usual rides including the brand-new land LEGO MYTHICA: World of Mythical Creatures, live shows and attractions.

Children under 90 CM’s visit the park free. ‘Reserve & Ride’ is available at extra cost.

Flambards - Halloween Half Term
(23rd - 31st Oct)


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Check out the special events at Flambards during October half term, including the Halloween Fireworks Spectacular on 27th Oct.

From 23rd – 31st October there’s plenty of thrilling adventures to be had. Families can take to the cruel cobbled streets of Flambards’ Victorian Village and hunt high and low through the 50 different sets and scenes to complete the spooky pumpkin trail quiz. Successfully completed trails can be exchanged for wickedly wonderful treats!

Budding detectives can also have a go at completing the Who Dunnit Mystery Trail to discover which of the village’s colourful cast of characters committed the crime.

Camel Creek - Halloweek at Camel Creek
(23st 31st - Oct)


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It’s already been a strange year, but things are about to get stranger at Camel Creek as they prepare for the Half Term with many Spooktacular attractions. Be sure not to miss ‘Halloweek’ if you are looking for plenty of thrills and scares.

For rainy days there’s Creeky’s indoor playhouse and a 5D Simulator Theatre. Don’t forget to say hello to the Swampy and Dina characters in the park!

Open at weekends from 10am. Kids under 92 cms enter free of charge. Free car parking. Pre-booking is essential.

Chessington World of Adventures - Howl'o'ween
(16th - 31st October)


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Watch your step as you explore this Howl’o’ween because the mischievous Wild Witches of Adventure Point have conjured up a devilish spell and brought back to life spooktacular characters across the Resort. To survive you’ll need to help spell-cialists to help contain the sorcery that has overtaken Chessington!

For your little pumpkins the enchanting adventure returns! Wander through the extraordinary world of The Forgotten Forest to discover its quirky inhabitants hidden deep within the magical woods. Whilst on selected dates you can soar into the night sky on their ROARsome rides in the dark.

Returning for 2021, are the notorious Creepy Caves. Here you must journey deeper into the dark caverns to experience the twisted next chapter of what lies beneath. But be warned, only the most fearless adventurers should enter…

Hatton Adventure World


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Autumn is a beautiful time to be outside, at one with nature and now you can pick your own potatoes with the tots all season. Keep a look out to for the Pumpkin Spooktacular in late October. Book online for guaranteed entry. Under 2’s enter free of charge. Open daily from 10am.

Set in 100 acres of Warwickshire farmland, Hatton Adventure World offers an energetic, fun-filled family day out with outdoor assault courses, a laser combat challenge, tractor safaris and a traditional fun fair. There are exotic and farm animals to discover indoors, plus the new Escape Rooms challenge and over 30 shows and activities to enjoy each day.

Warwick Castle - The Haunted Castle
(23rd - 31st Oct)


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Join the spine-tingling ghosts, ghouls, wizards and witches of Warwick Castle and prepare for a Halloween brimming with spooky tales and family-friendly frights. 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 or search the spooky mansion, navigate the Haunted Hollows and discover even more quirky characters in their spellbinding shows and activities!

East Links Family Park - Haloween Pumpkin Festival
(15th - 31st Oct)

(East Lothian)

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East Links Family Park has lots of decorations, jokes and fun around the park to get you in the mood for the scariest time of year!

There’s a FREE PUMPKIN for every child where they can carve a scary face with absolutely no mess to take home. There’s also a fancy-dress competition (adults too), can win the top prize of best dressed? What about the taking on the themed hunt where you need to solve the puzzle to win a prize.

Clyde Valley Family Park - Halloween Pumpkin Festival
(9th - 31st Oct)

(East Lothian)

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Clyde Valley Family Park has put together an amazing family Halloween experience, with plenty of activities around the park, whilst ghastly decorations get you in the mood for the scariest time of the year.

There’s a FREE PUMPKIN for every child where they can carve a scary face with absolutely no mess to take home. There’s also a fancy-dress competition (adults too), can win the top prize of best dressed? What about the taking on the themed hunt where you need to solve the puzzle to win a prize.

Thornton Hall Country Park - Halloween & Pumpkin Picking (11th – 31st Oct)


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Thornton Hall Country Park will be decorated in spooky Halloween theming and there will be Halloween activities throughout the day. Mini Farmers is aimed more at preschool children as this is during term time.

  • Monday 11th - Friday 15th October
  • Monday 18th - Friday 22nd October

Spooky fields will be running on weekends and during the half term. The farm promises to be jam-packed with ghostly fun and a spooktaztic family Halloween show, along with a Ghostbuster Academy and more! Pumpkin picking tickets are additional in both events and can be purchased online during the checkout process.

  • Saturday 9th & Sunday 10th October
  • Saturday 16th & Sunday 17th October
  • Saturday 23rd & Sunday 24th October
  • Monday 25th daily until Sunday 31st October

West Midlands Safari park - Spooky Spectacular
(22nd – 31st Oct)


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Spooky Spectacular at West Midlands Safari Park we will be brimming with Halloween decorations and hundreds of pumpkins, you’ll also get to meet the new pumpkin scarecrow character, ‘Patch’, and see his live Pumpkin Party stage show.

Spooky Explorers can also take part in the ‘Perils of the Pumpkin Patch’ Scratchcard Trail, to find the magical, missing pumpkins! Follow the clues to spell out the secret password and earn a Spooky sticker prize! Plus, don’t forget to enter the Photo Competition, where you could win a family Annual Pass!

Lantern Festival - 22nd Oct – 5th Dec - Be transported to a wonderland of lanterns and interactive lighting displays with over forty light groupings, and up to 1000 individual lanterns! With magical lit-up landscapes, dinosaur lanterns, a giant interactive piano keyboard, rainbow tunnel and many other creations, the 3km trail has been designed to offers plenty of fun all round!

Edinburgh Zoo - Spooktacular
(8th - 31st Oct)


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This Halloween, Edinburgh Zoo is opening its park under the moonlight to invite you on a family friendly spooktacular trail through the zoo.

On selected dates from Friday 8 until Sunday 31 Oct, they are celebrating all things Halloween for the first time with a magical illuminated trail in the dark.

Listen out for rustling amongst the trees and peeping eyes as you make your way through the park in the dark, meeting lots of different characters on the way. From witches and wizards to scarecrows and spiders!

Drusillas Park - Shriek Week
(23rd-31st Oct)


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Drusilla’s Park have gone ALL OUT SPOOKS this year, so prepare to immerse yourself in a truly terroriffic Halloween atmosphere! The whole Park will be draped in pumpkins, skeletons, spiders and more.

Venture through the creepy cobwebbed corridors of Haunted Heights, a live action haunted house experience. What about a bit of Mummy Mayhem? a twisted terror maze full of dead ends and beings!

Get into character with frightening tattoos and freaky face painting at the Petrifying Parlour or scuttle along to the Discovery Centre for some creepy crawly encounters with, millipedes, mealworms and even an Asian forest scorpion!

Drusilla’s is also hosting a fancy-dress competition for the best dressed during Shriek Week, with the chance to win a family ticket for four!

Halloween at The Big Sheep
18th-22nd (Pre-school) & 23-31st Oct


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The Halloween Hoot is perfect for all your little preschool monsters, they can get crafty and create a ghost, draw a pumpkin or make a skeleton. For your older monsters, they can take a scary trip on the Ghost ride, Arachnophobia ride and the Lakeside Ghost Train that’ll make them scream with fun!

Get ready to show off your ghoulish moves at the daily Monster Disco! (Over 4’s only) in your best Halloween fancy dress. There are daily prizes to be won and a ghoulish parade every evening. Create a masterpiece and carve a pumpkin you can take home with you! There’s free face painting so everyone can dress up…even mum!

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