In part 2 of our Halloween spectacular, Amy Rutter looks at ways to get back in touch with your inner-child. And maybe a few other spirits along the way...
Halloween. It’s just for carving pumpkins and trick-or-treating with the little’uns, right? Wrong. Halloween is no longer just for the kids. There’s an array of different stuff to do for any age group, all over the UK.
A Creepy Encounter
Where else is more fitting to spend Halloween than Europe’s most haunted city? York’s Ghost Walk Experience tour will bring historic events back to life as you discover this ancient city’s hair-raising past. Even if you don’t see any ghosts, they’ll be watching you.
20th October - 4th November: www.ghostwalkyork.co.uk
Wince at Warwick Castle
There’s plenty of fun to be had for adults at Warwick Castle, from exploring the Castle dungeons and spooky grounds to secret room tours with a paranormal investigator. There’s also a Halloween-themed supper: Goblin’s Goulash or Eyeball Pasta, anyone? Yummy.
27th October - 4th November: www.warwick-castle.com
Survival of the Fittest
Ever wondered if you’d survive a zombie attack? Wonder no more: work in teams and develop tactics to fight to the death in a Zombie Survival Experience Day. Rolled out in various woodland locations across the UK, this sounds genuinely terrifying.
Various dates: www.firstandonlyevents.co.uk
Isle of Wighters can get involved in this brilliant open air cinema experience, where not one but two classic horrors will be shown to brave souls. At 9.30pm the outdoor amphitheatre opens its doors to screen The Omen and The Exorcist. Take a date to snuggle up to, you’ll need them.
30th - 31st October: www.robin-hill.com
Visit the derelict human slaughter house, survive the underground torture facility and escape the crawling maze... if you can make it out alive. Freak Week at Hop Farm in the Kent countryside will not disappoint and it's definitely not suitable for children.
25th - 31st October: www.hopfarmfreakweek.co.uk
Image via Invisible Things' Flickr