October Halloween Events

Published: Friday 26th Sep 2014

Written by: Laura Foster

Thinking of having a holiday in Norfolk over the October Half-Term?See below just some of the great attractions holding extra spooktacular Halloween events, guaranteed scary fun for all the family.

It’s not too late to book a stay……… 

Pensthorpe / Wild Rootz 23rd Oct- 3rd Nov 2014Celebrate the spooky season with a spine chilling self-guided trail around the reserve and uncover fang-tastic facts, along with solving mysterious puzzles. There will be prizes for those who complete the trail and those who go dressed in freaky fancy dress!

Banham Zoo 25th Oct – 2nd Nov 2014Spend a day at Banham Zoo for lots of fun, face painting, creepy crafts and all your favourite animals too!

BeWilderwood 25th Oct – 2nd Nov 2014October half term is to be a truly visual and sensory celebration of the beauty and mystery of the BeWILDerwood story. A full day experience, the whole family can play together in the park & trees, enjoy daily performances of the BeWILDerbats story, stay warm by the fires and spend time creating luminous lanterns in the ‘Big Hat’. As dusk settles over the wood, prepare to experience the park in a spectacular new light. Join together at the magical warming bonfire and begin the Glorious Glowing Lantern and Light Show Parade, weaving majestically through the light and laser-lit woodland, dropping in to sneak a peek at familiar BeWILDerwood characters in their storybook setting.

Bure Valley Railway 25th Oct – 2nd Nov 2014Join the railway bear for a week of spooky fun! FREE travel for every child when accompanied by a fare-paying adult (maximum 2 children per adult, train only)

Poppy Line 25th Oct – 1st Nov 2014North Norfolk Railway is ready with a week that’s full of treats and more than a spooky trick or two! Ghoulies and ghosties abound! At Weybourne Station, if you're feeling brave enough, you can enter the spook-laden Ghostly Grotto, watch out for witches, warlocks and spiders! Plus free to enter competitions, including a fancy dress contest and the best carved pumpkin, which will earn the winner a family ticket for a fabulous day out with Thomas next May.

Holt Hall The Real Halloween 25th Oct -26th Oct 2014Head to Holt Hall for magical workshops, woodland trails, real fires, live music, storytelling, animal lantern parade, games, food stalls, crafts and much more!

Bressingham Railway 31st 0ct – 1st Nov 2014It’s going to be a spooky time this Halloween at Bressingham. The Nursery train will be running from 18:00 through the edge of the haunted woods, hoping it doesn't need to stop at the old abandoned crossing or the wilderness swamp. See if you can avoid riding with one of the Galloper ghosts of years gone by! There will be witches, ghosts and ghoulish goings on to spot both on the train trip and inside the Museum. A prize will be given for the scariest costume, so why not get the whole family to come in fancy dress. Face painting, BBQ, plus Zootastic will be there with a collection of creepy crawlies! 

Laura Foster
Laura Foster


Enjoys running, cycling, going to the theatre and supporting Norwich City Football Club.


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