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9 local spooky halloween events

From a scary drive-in cinema to a terrifying Clown CarnEvil Maze. We've created a ghoulish guide to the best events to enjoy across Leicestershire and Rutland with the family and those who want something a little more terrifyingly gruesome. Mwwaahhhhhh!

The Big Scream, drive-in cinema, Market Harborough Showground, 30-31 Oct

Take part in a brilliantly unique Drive-in Horror Movie Experienc. This spine-chilling experience comes complete with live scare actor. Showing Nightmare on Elm Street on 30 Oct and IT on 31 Oct (over 18s only) from the comfort of your own car! Plus you can either bring your own food or order burgers, pizzas and more onsite. You’ll have your own wireless speaker system that sits on your dashboard and watch the films via an LED screen.

Vampires of the Vale, Belvoir Castle, 18 -30 Oct

Dare you join in with the spooky fun this Halloween? Climb the haunted hill to the case, join the Vampire quest but be careful not to disturb the undead as you enter the Castle dooms, meet frightful guides in disguise, solve spooktacular mysteries and carve pumpkins in the old kitchens. You can also take part in our trick or treat trail at the Engine Yard or enjoy a bite to eat in our fangtastic Fuel Tank restaurant before you make your escape! Halloween castle tours start at 11am, 1pm & 3pm. Adults £18 and kids £10.

Haunted Heritage Ghost Walk, Bradgate Park, 15 Oct, Leics

One of the most popular visitor attractions in Leicestershire and it’s easy to see why. Wander around Bradgate and visit the ruins of the family home that once belonged to Lady Jane Grey – who was Queen of England for just 9 days at the age of 16. You’ll also get to explore the Chapel where you will be part of a vigil and use equipment to see what activity you can pick up. Monks have been sighted on many occasions and, and on entry to the ruins a female apparition has also been spotted and ghostly horses hooves have also been heard. Book now and see for yourself. £15 tickets.

Twycross Zoo, Horrors of the Wild, 30-31 Oct

With scares and challenges at every turn, are you brave enough to take part in our haunting new evening experience? As you enter the pitch-black zoo, you’ll be left to fend for yourself as you discover terrifying tales that animals face in the wild. If it’s not the creepy noises of over 500 animals that freak you out first, it will be the gruesome beings, stealth predators and perilous poachers that have taken over the zoo that could get you at any time! Bring your own torch and face the wild! Over 12s. £20 per person.

Xtreme Scream Park 2020, Melton Mowbray, from 9 Oct – 1 Nov

You’re in for a frightful night at the epic Scream Park this Halloween. There’s not one, not two but FIVE haunted houses to visit if you dare plus tonnes of spooky rides, street theatre, fire acts, food vans, bar and free parking. Tickets from £15.99

Scary Spooktacular, 28- 31 Oct, Barnsdale Gardens, Rutland

Come for a walk in the Weird Woods where you can take part in a spot of spooky apple bobbing. You can also carve your own petrifying pumpkin to take home – it’s frightening fun for all the family, and kids in costume visit free!

Halloween World, Leics, Cattows Farm 17 Oct – 1 Nov

Three massive outdoor scare mazes ranging from an xtream scare level maze to a family friendly fun maze alongside fair ground rides, ghosts trains, carnival stalls, food & drink are heading to Leicester this year. Returning again is the Field of Screams (Xtreme edition 15+) and new for this year, a Clown CarnEvil Terror Maze (15+ advisory very scary). There’s also something for the kiddies –  Creepy Trick or Treat Trail Maze which is available to all ages only operating between 10am – 5pm.

Windmill Farm, Kibworth Halloween half term activities, until 31 Oct

The kids will love the Halloween themed indoor animal barn. Simply book a time slot and enjoy 90 minutes of play before taking part in the Halloween activities outdoors. So grab some wellies and visit the new pumpkin patch but beware as Brian’s Wood has been bewitched! Are you brave enough to walk through? Keep a look out for Sid the Giant spider and your eyes peeled for what the naughty witches (suitable for children of all ages). Tickets from £5.

WestLodge Rural Centre, Spooky half term 17-31 Oct

Just across the border in Northampton, this is the perfect one for little kids to enjoy. The farm will be transformed into a Halloween themed parkland complete with a Pumpkin Patch Experience where kids can pick a pumpkin patch and head to the carving barn to get it Halloween ready – complete with tea light! There’s also wand making and a visit to the Witch’s House! Plus lots of spooky activities to keep you entertained. Don’t miss the tractor rides and a ghost story in the display barn. Everything has been planned with social distancing in mind. All of this plus the usual farm activities. Tickets to be be booked in advance.

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