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Here’s how to have some spooky fun this Halloween

Costumes at the ready! 22 fun and spooky events to sink your fangs into this Halloween.

Halloween Steam and Scream, Thu 31st October

Dare you ride theafter dark ghost trains? Who knows what ghastly or ghoulish creatures you’ll meet on board. In Loughborough you’ll have the chance to Meet the Beasts – scare yourself silly with a selection of snakes, spiders and creepy crawlies some of which can also be handled if you dare! Face painting, food, drink and there will be a prize for the best dressed. Rothley station will have a mini fun fair.

Great Central Railway

Wizard Day, The Green Place, Sileby, 26 Oct

A prelude to their outdoor film screening of ‘The Prisoner of Azkaban,’ choose to make a range of spooky crafts including broomsticks, wands and lanterns then you will by ready to take on the forces of evil. 1pm – 4pm £5 per person. Suitable for ages 5+ 

The Green Place

Field of Screams, Cattows Farm, 11, 12, 18, 19, 25 and 26 Oct

Last Halloween, the farm suddenly shut its gates and Farmer Jack hasn’t been seen since. The farm is thought to have been left abandoned despite rumours that people hear farm machines running throughout the night. The gates have recently reopened and signs have appeared inviting guests back to visit the at night. Do you dare accept Farmer Jack’s invitation to explore the corn maze at Cattows Farm? Once you enter, will you make it out alive? Tickets £18 pp and the events start from 7pm.

Cattows Farm

Halloween half term, Nat Space Centre, 12 Oct – 3 Nov

Discover the darker side of science and enjoy some spooky science activities. Join the Professors at the School of Science Magic for lessons in explosive potions, physics-defying charms and amazing mind reading and make your own slime. 

Nat Space Centre

Halloween at Twycross Zoo, 19 -20 Oct and 26 Oct – 3 Nov

The zoo’s biggest Halloween event ever with four brand new attractions including learning to fly with the resident witch. Little ones can even sing and dance-along with the Jack-O-Lanterns in the singing pumpkin display. Meet the wicked witch and help find the ingredients to her potent potion or sit down in the witch’s coven and listen as fairy-tales become scary-tales and the witch vows to capture Hansel and Gretel. Plus on 31 Oct there’s a Monsters Ball for the littlies including Ghostly-good evening meal, spook-tacular fun soft play, a hauntingly good disco
and prizes for the best fancy dress.

Twycross Zoo

Family Halloween Nights, Visit Conkers, Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Wed 30 – Thu 31 Oct

Dare to follow the footsteps into the haunted woods? With all the ghostly ghouls, witches and trolls…will you make it out alive? Will you take a trip on the runaway train too? There will be a fancy dress comp with creepy prizes for the winners as well as craft activities and a Flip & Dippy show too.

Visit Conkers

Barnsdale’s Scary Spooktacular, 27 Oct 

Take a walk in the Weird Woods where you can also take part in some apple bobbing.Carve your own pumpkin to take home and those in costume get in free!

 Barnsdale Gardens

Spooktacular Saturday, Hinckley, Sat 26 Oct

Lots of free fun over in Hinckley town. There will be pumpkin bowling, freaky face painting, creepy crafts, spooky stilt-walker,  scary stories in the mead and more…..come into town in your Halloween costumes with trophies for the best dressed and certificates for all who take part. Bring in your carved pumpkin to display with trophies for the best three. From 10am – 3pm.

Castle Street, Hinckley

Frightful Reserve Ramble, Anglian Water Birdwatching Centre, Rutland, Fri 25 Oct 

Come along to the Nature Reserve for a ghoulishly good time and join us for a scarily spooky walk as darkness falls. Test your pumpkin carving skills and make a lantern to take home. Best fancy dress will win a prize. £10 per participant. 5pm – 7pm.

Rutland Water Reserve

The Greatest Halloween Circus and events, Twinlakes Park, 18–31 Oct

A re-imagined show for it’s Halloween debut including sing-a-longs from The Greatest Showman film, wheel of death and circus skills after the performance where everyone can get involved all with a Halloween theme until 27 Oct. Free to attend if you have an all day park ticket or are an annual pass holder. From 18-31 Oct there will be a Family Scream Park event with ghosts and ghouls as well as a Witches Wagon with Halloween inspired prizes, potions bubbling, cauldrons churning for an interactive and imagination filled experience.

Twinlakes Park

The Witches Convention, Oakham Castle, 31 Oct

The high witch of Oakham will present the latest potions in fashion, discuss broomstick speed restrictions and we will have lots of fun creating spooky spiders. Prizes for the best dressed witches and wizards. Witches and warlocks of all ages welcome. Face painting available too! (£2.50pp)

Oakham Castle

Creepy Creations, Rutland County Museum, 28 and 30 Oct

A spooktacular craft session where the kids can make scary masks, creepy treat bags, pictures and lanterns. Suitable 4-10 years old. £2 per child. Mon 1.30 – 3-30pm and Wed 30 Oct 10am – noon and 1.30 – 3-30pm.

Rutland County Museum

Halloween Fun, Rockingham Castle, Market Harborough 29 – 31 Oct

Ever wanted to learn now to pumpkin-roll? Try this and much more spooky family fun this half term at Rockingham Castle. Kids can also decorate biscuit and take part in quizzes and trails. The Witches of Rockingham will return from 29th October – 1st November to host themed activities in the gardens and historic castle rooms. The castle will be open between 11am-4pm during these days and decked with cobwebs, skeletons and spooky decorations. It’s a spooktacular day for all the family.

Rockingham Castle 

Beaumanor Hall Ghost Hunt, Woodhouse, 25 Oct

Join a night of ghost hunting once darkness falls inside this incredible Grade II Listed Victorian building. A place where staff have witnessed apparitions and many strange paranormal occurrences. Are you brave enough to investigate the vast dark and chilling cellars. Spend the night investigating the vast maze of dark and desolate cellars along with 2 floors of chilling attic rooms. Book here. From 9.30pm – 3am. Tickets £49, include refreshments.

Halloween Fun Days, Manor Farm Park & Woodlands, Lboro, 26 – 27 Oct

Lots of spooky fun in the woodlands and fancy dress is most definitely welcome. Enjoy games, crafts and animal activities plus free pumpkins for every child. Explore the spooky trail, make Halloween toast on the woodland campfire, take part in a Halloween hunt and so much more.

Manor Farm Park & Woodlands

Pick your own Pumpkins, Cattows Farm, Oct

Pick from over 40,000 pumpkins for you choose from – so plenty if you want to cook or carve them.

Cattows Farm 

Halloween Disco, Donington Le Heath, various dates in 29 Oct 

Calling all ghouls, ghosts, vampires, witches and assorted monsters come down to the ancient barn at the 1620s House for a rave from the grave! Disco, party games, food and Halloween crafts. £3.50 per child. Adults free.

Donington Le Heath

Haunted Heritage Halloween Welford Road Cemetery Tour, Leics, Oct 31 – Nov 2

Join the residents of Welford Road Cemetery for a Haunted Halloween tour. This 30-minute free tour will surely send chills down your spine as you take a tour through the Victorian era cemetery. Some of the pathways may be a little worn and bumpy so we ask that you please come in suitable clothing and footwear, or you may end up becoming a permanent resident.cream tea available after.

Enter Edem

Bosworth Hall Hotel, Market Bosworth, Thur 31 Oct

Returning for their third Halloween ghost hunt at Bosworth Hall, the Haunted LIVE team will be exploring the supposedly haunted hall. You’ll be able to explore the nearby woods and mysterious water tower as well as the Hall itself. Event runs 7pm. Tickets £50 per person including buffet. Book tickets here.

Bosworth Battlefield – Halloween Ghost Walk, Tues 29 Oct

This remote venue witnessed one of the most important battles in English history in 1485 with the demise of Richard III and Henry Tudor taking the crown of England. But the venue has more history than you would expect as well as its fair share of spooky ghosts. From 7pm. Tickets £15. Book here.

Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre

Halloween Spooky Trail, Leicester Outdoor Pursuits Centre, Mon, 28 – 29 Oct

Follow the Spooky Trail to find all  hidden pumpkins. Feel free to dress to impress in your Halloween costumes. After the trail  head to the Haunted Wood and try some Spooky Soup and S’mores cooked over the fire. 5.30 – 7.30pm.

LOPC

Halloween Holiday Club, Uppingham, Rutland, 30 Oct

Nothing scary just lots of fun Halloween inspired events – singing, crafts, games, dance, drama and more. 9-4pm. Age 4+ £25 for the day.

Uppingham Community College

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