Today – Family Halloween Events in the Midlands. All the best Halloween activities and family days out from across the region.
Halloween is a big deal in our house. After the back to school blues and the inevitable downturn in the weather what we all need at this time of year is an excuse for silly family fun and sweet treats. There are loads of Family Halloween Events across the Midlands this year. We’re spoilt for choice! Here are some of my recommendations:
Family Halloween Events
Prepare for a scare with a half term monster hunt for your little horrors! Join Victorian Investigators for a paranormal quest around Kenilworth’s creepy castle. Enjoy bone-chilling tales, set off on a quest to defeat Victorian critters, and pick up some handy tips on how to handle some most unpleasant creatures.
[Kenilworth Castle and Elizabethan Garden, Castle Green, Off Castle Road, Kenilworth, CV8 1NG. Sat 27 Oct – Sun 4 Nov 2018 11am-4pm. Family Tickets £29.40 or free for members. 15% off membership with code EH2018.]
With wondrous witches, Horrible Histories and fearsome attractions, experience Warwick Castle’s biggest ever Haunted Castle event this Halloween! A great mixture of attractions for all ages (and levels of bravery).
[Warwick Castle, Warwick, CV34 6AH. 20th – 24th October – 10am – 6pm, 25th – 31st October – 10am – 10pm, 1st – 4th November – 10am – 6pm. Tickets from £20 per person online in advance.]
Take on the live action spooky trail featuring street food, performers, music and entertainment, with earlier time slots available suitable for the whole family and all ages. Keep an eye out for stilt walkers, fire jugglers extreme performers, pushing the boundaries of human endurance.
[Westbourne Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 3TR. 26th October – 4th November, 5-9pm. Family tickets from £40 online in advance.]
Brenda Leedham, former RSC Head of Wigs and Make-up, talks about the tricks of the trade and how bruises, cuts and scars are created.
[The Other Place, Stratford upon Avon. 31st October, 11am-12pm. Adults £3.50, Children £2.50. Book online.]
Full of family fun, spooky shows and a trick or treat trail, it’s the perfect way to brighten up the spookiest of seasons! There’s a Wizarding Workshop where you can meet Walter the Wizard, make your own wand and help him cast an invisibility spell so he can escape but I like the sound of Herring Potter and the Deathly Haddock, the Halloween-themed Sea Lion Show.
[West Midland Safari Park, Spring Grove, Bewdley, Worcestershire DY12 1LF. 29th September – 4th November, 9.30am – 8.30pm. Adult tickets from £9.80.]
Hatton will once again be awash with ghosts, ghouls, cobwebs… and pumpkins! Pick your own pumpkin, brave the Halloween Marquee and create a wonderful carving. Plus, new this year stay until the evening for some ‘Magic & Mayhem’.
[Hatton Adventure World, Dark Lane, Hatton, Warwick, Warwickshire, CV35 8XA. 25th October – 4th November, Tickets £15.95, includes free pumpkin for every child.]
A fun evening hosted by the Friends of Tamworth Castle charity. Bring all the family, get dressed up in your spookiest costume and enjoy the ghostly goings on around the Castle. Free pumpkin lantern for all paying children.
[Tamworth Castle, The Holloway, Tamworth, B79 7NA. 27th October, timed slots from 5.00pm to 8.00pm. Adults £8, Child £6. Pre-booking essential.]
Join Dermort O’Scary and his cast of gruesome gouls as The Scream Factor returns to Cadbury World for more frights than ever before! Frankie Frankenstein, Witchy Woo Woo and Wolfy the Wolfman have been rehearsing to win this year’s mystery prize, but who will win?
[Cadbury World, Linden Road, Bournville, Birmingham, B30 1JR. 20th October – 4th November, 10am-4pm. Family tickets from £51.]
Family activities take place every day throughout the school holidays. Includes a ‘Science of Fright’ show and Spooky Storytelling.
[Thinktank, Birmingham Science Museum, Millennium Point, Birmingham, B4 7AP. Family tickets from £33.]
Head into the Family Activity Marquee and make some spooky crafts to take home with all the ingredients you need to craft a creepy Halloween. Don’t miss storytelling and craft activities with Kate’s Storytree in the marquee.
[22 Cottage Lane, Shottery, Warwickshire, CV37 9HH. 30th October 12-4pm. Adults £11.25, Child £7.20.]
Take a step into the creepy deep and navigate the A-scarium; an immersive trail which takes you past some of the creepiest sea creatures. Five potion ingredients will be hidden in various tanks throughout the A-scarium – will you find them all before venturing into the Sea Witch’s lair?
[The Water’s Edge, Brindleyplace, Birmingham, B1 2HL. 20th October – 4th November 10am-6pm. Tickets from £13, combi tickets with Legoland/Warwick Castle also available]
For bags of spine-tingling fun, look no further than Raver Tots’ nationwide series of Happy
Halloween rave-themed parties! Raver Tots host family friendly raves around the country where
kids and grown-ups can hit the dance floor and make memories together.
[Unit Nine, Milton Keynes. 31 st October 5-7pm. Tickets from £6.]