Whether you’re brave enough to book a class trip, or just fancy a night being terrified by zombies and ghouls rather than that bag full of marking, HWRK has you covered

The October half term and Halloween are fast approaching, so here’s 13 frightfully sook-tacular events that promise enough fiendish fun and terrifying frivolity to scare your socks off! HWRK has scoured the UK for the very best thrills, spills and newly-inked wills to keep you busy this Halloween – the question is, are you brave enough to take one on?

TULLEYS SHOCKTOBER FEST (WEST SUSSEX) https://twitter.com/Tulleys_Shock

OCT 4 – NOV 2

With nine horrifying live attractions, daredevil fairground rides, street theatre, two live music stages and three food courts, this spooky event is sure to be electrifying! It’s a great night out for all the family, with a perfect blend of horror, comedy and a friendly festival atmosphere.

SCARE KINGDOM: SCREAM PARK (BLACKBURN) https://twitter.com/ScareKingdom

Experience Britain’s most famous ghost story inside Manormortis – Borley Rectory, where the phantom nun and her ghostly company make ‘high spirits’ in the old Victorian mansion. Plus, Psychomanteum returns with an all-new one-on-one assault on the senses. Officially dubbed ‘the UK’s sickest attraction’!

SPIRITS OF SCONE (SCOTLAND) https://twitter.com/SconePalace

OCT 25–31

A fright-fest like no other, the Spirits of Scone in Perth is a real trick or treat. The grounds are transformed into a truly terrifying playground where ghouls and horror film freaks are lurking in the woods and hiding in the maze. This is where nightmares come to life!

FARMAGGEDON 2019 (LANCASHIRE) https://twitter.com/farmaggedon

OCT 4 – NOV 1

Billed as ‘the ultimate indoor, and outdoor, interactive extreme scare experience!’. There are three ‘scare houses’, including Beast of Terror (the UK’s largest), The Contagion and The Meat Locker. There’s also outdoor Zombie Paintball and a terrifying outdoor secret scare maze.

DREAMLAND’S SCREAMLAND (KENT) https://twitter.com/DreamlandMarg

OCT 18 – NOV 1

Back for its fifth year, this chilling event immerses visitors in a frightening world of interactive scare mazes set to horrify and haunt even the darkest soul. A Screamland ticket includes access to all seven scare mazes from 6pm and unlimited use of the rides in the amusement park.

THE LONDON DUNGEON, SCREAMFEST (LONDON) https://twitter.com/LondonDungeon


London’s scariest attraction just got scarier with its special October event, Screamfest! With 20 haunting tales and two thrilling rides, guests will come face-to-face with London’s most terrifying and notorious characters, Sweeney Todd, The Plague Doctor, The Torturer and Jack the Ripper!


SEPT 27 – OCT 31

Those who dare to enter can experience a fantastic event including six award-winning purpose-built attractions, festival entertainment with live local bands, and spook-tacular street theatre.

SCARESVILLE, THE HAUNTED VILLAGE (SUFFOLK) https://twitter.com/Scaresville

OCT 2 – NOV 2

Now in its 13th year with visitors coming from all over the UK for a good old-fashioned fright. Ghosts, ghouls and other creatures stalk the night are said to be able to cross through from the ‘other side’ into this haunted village!


OCT 13

Featuring a packed day of scary film screenings in the heart of the city. Taking over Blackfriars appropriately spooky basement, Popcorn Horror in partnership with Neon Frights is proud to be bringing a program of stand-out indie horror films from around the world.


OCT 25-26

Inspired by Paisley’s dark and deathly 17th-century witch history and set against a backdrop of the town’s historic steeples and spires, expect flying witches, giant pumpkins, breathtaking aerial displays, a mardi-gras-style parade a much more.

SPOOKY SLEEPOVERS (WARWICK) https://twitter.com/WarwickCastle

OCT 19 – NOV 3

Whether you’re a Plucky Pumpkin, Daring Duke or Brave Knight, a Halloween short break at Warwick Castle has fearful levels of fun for all ages! Including surprises for those that enjoy a high-level fright-factor! Plus, our late night opening enables you and your family to enjoy a truly immersive Haunted Castle experience!


OCT 11 – NOV 1

The North East’s largest purpose-built Halloween haunt is made up of nine terrifying scare zones. Set in the grounds of an old ‘haunted’ nursery behind Kirkleatham Museum, it features all the sounds and sights you would only expect to find on a Hollywood movie set.

TERROR MOUNTAIN 5 (WALES) https://twitter.com/Terrormount

OCT 18 – 31

In the shadows of the Cambrian Mountains, just outside Aberystwyth, Terror Mountain returns for its fifth incarnation. Set in an original Victorian mine, visitors can look forward to four terrifying horror attractions, including some of the most terrifying specimens from favourite horror genres.

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