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Spooky outings in October

As nights draw in, it’s time to enjoy a good scare!


21-29 October 2023 Shriek Week, Drusillas Park, East Sussex

This special series of events at the family-friendly zoo and entertainm­ent park (which is not far from the mysterious Long Man of Wilmington) has everything from a live action haunted house to a ghostly twisted terror maze.

Expect plenty of pumpkins, skeletons, spiders, cobwebs, and surprise appearance­s from the Sugar Skull Witch.

Tickets for adults, and children aged over two years, cost £28, with access to the zoo, play areas and rides.­hriek-week-2023

Stay at Horam Manor

Country Park

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Various dates in October 2023 Oxford Castle & Prison Ghost Fest

Take a spooky tour around one of the most haunted places in the UK, where you can explore the vaulted well chamber, visit the fearsome punishment cells and even go into the crypt! Tickets cost £19. Alternativ­ely, why not take the children (five to 10 years) to a one-hour class in potion making with the resident warlock? Tickets cost £11.

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Stay at Oxford Camping and Caravannin­g Club Site

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26-28 October 2023 Paisley Halloween Festival, Renfrewshi­re

This free event sees Paisley transforme­d into a playground, with a Halloween Trail Zone, Frank & Mcstein’s Fire Show, the Spooky

Bat Cave, Raven’s Realm, sword swallowing and stilt-walkers. featured_event/ halloween

Stay at Strathclyd­e Country Park CAMC Site caravanclu­

Various dates in Oct 2023 Pumpkin Fest Nights, Conwy, North Wales

Visit this fantastic family farm park during Halloween to pick and carve a pumpkin, stroll the Halloween Trail and take on the Horrid Hollows challenge. There will be a shooting range, music, and a selection of tasty treats. Tickets cost £9.95. whats-on/pumpkin-fest-nights Stay at Bryn Ffanigl Ganol Caravan and Camping Park

28-31 October 2023 Derry Halloween

Derry brings Halloween to life with lights, pyrotechni­cs and live music. The parade involves hundreds of local performers and the evening ends with a huge fireworks display.


Stay at Lough Swilly

Caravan Park


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