Best Halloween Events East of England 2020 | Things to do | East Anglia +

There is certainly a lot less on in 2020 than previous years for Halloween in the East Of England, including East Anglia. That’s not to say that there’s nothing on though. I’ve found events in all of the counties and there are plenty of ideas to keep you busy during October half-term.

Things to do October Half Term – Halloween – Bedfordshire – Cambridgeshire – Essex – Hertfordshire – Norfolk

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Audley End – Spooky Audley End – Essex

Gather your little monsters for a ghoulishly good day out at Wrest Park this half term. Follow the trail to solve creepy clues and gather round to listen to spooky stories. There’s a frighteningly fun fancy dress competition every day – just come in your scariest outfits to be in with a chance of winning.

Plus a spooky woodland walk (separate event)

English Heritage

Address: Audley End Rd, Audley End, Saffron Walden CB11 4JF

When? 24th October until 1st November

How much? FREE for members of English Heritage. Or £20.95 for an adult, £12.60 for a 5-17 year old. Other pricing options are available.

Audley End Miniature Railway – Halloween Special – Essex

The Halloween Special is a one-way immersive experience, the time you chose will be for your train ride where your exciting experience will begin. After your train ride you will be led around an immersive one-way experience which will take you to meet Herbert the funny, haunted, talking House, explore our Adventure Play Area, Café and Seating Area, then finishing with meeting William the woodland Wizard for an interactive show

Audley end miniature railway

Address: Audley End Rd, Audley End, Saffron Walden CB11 4JB

When? 24th October until 1st November

How much? £15 per person, Under 92cm £7.50, under 1’s and carer of disabled free. Prebooking is essential.

Best Halloween Events East of England 2020 | Things to do Essex

Barleylands Farm – Halloween – Essex

This year we have a hauntingly good half-term planned for the whole family to enjoy:

Pumpkin Painting (every paying child receives a pumpkin to take home)
Broomstick Making
Spells and Potions Storytime in Cobweb Cabin
Creepy Crawlies in the Reptile House  
Bumpy tractor ride
Speedway
Haunted Farmer’s Labyrinth
Free parking and free wifi

Barleylands

Address: Barleylands Farm Office, Barleylands Rd, Billericay CM11 2UD

When? 24th October until 1st November

How much? An adult or a child ticket costs £12.50 each. Members are free.

Best Halloween Events East of England 2020 | Things to do Essex

Bewilderwood – Glorious Glowing Lantern Parade – Norfolk

Join us for A New Adventure and see the woods sparkle like never before! See the park in a new light and watch the story unfold as you journey through the woods. A magical adventure for Boggles who are neither brave nor bold! (It’s spooky, not scary!)

“This year, due to the current situation, we’re having to change the way we do things to ensure we can safely manage the evening, whilst doing our best-est to deliver a truly marvellous (spooky not scary) lantern parade, which will mean more preparation, more Twiggle Team members, and most importantly, more magic!

Bewilderwood

Address: Horning Rd, Hoveton, Norwich NR12 8JW

When? 17th October until 1st November

How much? Tickets are £7.50 each. Members are free and children under 92cm or carers are free. Everyone must prebook a ticket.

Best Halloween Events East of England 2020 | Things to do Norfolk

Colchester Zoo – Shriek Week – Essex

Join in with our fang-tastic themed activities taking place including the chance to see our Dinosaur friends! Please be aware that this year will be a little different as we have worked to create a safe and fun set of activities for the whole family to enjoy.

Colchester Zoo

Address: Maldon Rd, Heckfordbridge, Colchester CO3 0SL

When? 24th October until 1st November

How much? An adult ticket is £21.24 and £15.30 for a child age 3-15. Under 3’s are free, other pricing options are available.

Best Halloween Events East of England 2020 | Things to do Essex

Easton Farm Park – Halloween fun on the farm – Suffolk

See the animals, visit the spooky trail. Make a wand and broomstick and complete the quiz for a spooky prize. Plus our pizza parlour will be open for orders.

Easton Farm Park

Address: Easton Farm Park, Easton, Woodbridge IP13 0EQ

When? 24th October until 1st November

How much? £6.50 for anyone aged over 2. Tickets must be prebooked.

Framlingham Castle – Spooky Framlingham – Suffolk

Gather your little monsters for a ghoulishly good day out at Framlingham Castle this half term. Follow the trail to solve creepy clues and gather round to listen to spooky stories. There’s a frighteningly fun fancy dress competition every day – just come in your scariest outfits to be in with a chance of winning.

English Heritage

Address: Church St, Framlingham, Woodbridge IP13 9BP

When? 24th October until 1st November

How much? Free for English Heritage members. Adult ticket £12.50, children £7.50. Other pricing options are available. Prebooking is essential, even for members.

Hatfield House – Pumpkin Trail – Hertfordshire

Hatfield Park is open throughout the October Half Term to help get you into the spooky Halloween spirit. Follow our Woodland Walks with the challenge of finding 14 different specially crafted wooden pumpkin faces.

Show your Park & Woodland Walk ticket (under 5’s go free) at our Stable Yard kiosk and collect your form to complete on your Halloween trail. Come dressed in your scariest costume and tag us in a photo @hatfield_house to be in with the chance of winning a family ticket to Hatfield House 2021 season.

Hatfield House

Address: Great North Rd, Hatfield AL9 5HX

When? 24th October until 1st November.

How much? Adult £6, child £3. Under 5’s are free. Prebooking is essential.

Best Halloween Events East of England 2020 | Things to do Hertfordshire

Holkham Hall – A Grim Halloween – Norfolk

Once upon a time there lived two brothers, who collected sinister stories and terrifying fairy tales that only the bravest of children dare read; they were The Brothers Grimm. Spend a Grimm inspired Halloween at Holkham, where deep in the enchanted walled garden you’ll find live mini-performances of the age-old tale of Hansel and Gretel, as well as spooky storytelling, pumpkin carving, face painting, witch-crafts and tantalising skele-trails for the whole family to enjoy. For the bravest children, there is an opportunity to get up close and creepy with the crawlies, plus a hair-raising chance to conquer the tree top terrors under the cover of darkness on the ropes course.

Address: Holkham Rd, Wells-next-the-Sea NR23 1AB

When? 28th – 31st October

How much? Tickets are £6 each, under 2’s a free. A few activites have an additional charge. To avoid disappointment it is recommended that you book ahead of your visit.

Kentwell Hall – Halloweenies – Essex

Bring your family to enter a magical halloween world.  Explore the spooky zones around Kentwell’s Gardens and Grounds for immersive Halloween fun, challenges and activities aimed at children from 3 to 14 years of age, and their families.

Halloweenies is now in its eighth year and this year, like all years, you will find something new and exciting to join in with.

Kentwell Hall

Address: Long Melford, Sudbury CO10 9BA

When? 24th October until 1st November

How much? Everyone over 6 years old are £14.95 in advance, 3-6 are £12.95 and under 3’s are free.

Mead Open Farm – Pumpkin Funfest – Bedfordshire

Get ready for stacks of spooktacular fun for the whole family at Mead Open Farm’s Pumpkin FunFest, near Leighton Buzzard.

What’s Included?
•  NEW Pick a FREE Pumpkin for every paying child, from the magical Pumpkin Patch*
•  Pumpkin Carving
• Tiny Terrors Tractor Ride
• Trick or Treat Halloween Show
• Fairy Tale Villains Trail
• Huge Indoor Play*
• Outdoor Adventure
• Animal Activities

Mead Open Farm

Address: Stanbridge Rd, Leighton Buzzard LU7 9JH

When? 24th to 31st October

How much? Adult ticket inc. booking fee £15.95 and £14.95 for a child. Under 2’s are free and other pricing options are available. Prebooking is essential.

Mountfitchet Castle – Halloween event – Essex

Follow the Lost Knights of Mountfitchet Castle Treasure Trail
plus … enter if you dare! … into our new Labyrinth of Dungeons!

No extra charge – just lots of fun in store.

Mountfitchet Castle

Address: 12 Grove Hill, Stansted CM24 8SP

When? 24th October until 1st November

How much? An adult ticket is £12 and £10 for children age 3-13. Under 3’s are free. Please call 01279 813237 to book your arrival time.

Best Halloween Events East of England 2020 | Things to do Essex

Nene Valley Railway – Thomas Trick or Treat Train – Cambridgeshire

Thomas will be hauling his own train down to Yarwell and back to Wansford, on which you will get to meet Mr G. Host as you pass through the tunnel (he’s the Wansford friendly Ghost of course), the lights on the train will be switched off for a short period of time at this point in the journey.

From Wansford Thomas will uncouple and The Polish Tank Loco will couple up and haul the train to Peterborough and back. On your return to Wansford Station each child will be able to visit the different Trick or Treat Stations we have set up around the platform to collect their candy treats.

Nene Valley

Address: Wansford Station, Stibbington, Peterborough PE8 6LR

When? 31st October

How much? Standard seating £15 per person, or a compartment is £60 (max 6). Prebooking is essential.

Old Macdonald’s Farm and Fun Park – Halloween Festival – Essex

Haunted House
OMD Magic School
Scary Stories
Ghost trail
Pumpkin patch (includes 1 pumpkin)
Animal talks and more

Old Macdonalds farm

Address: Weald Rd, Brentwood CM14 5AY

When? 16th October until 1st November

How much? Tickets bought online in advance cost £16.50 for an adult and £15 for a child, under 2’s are free. Other pricing options are available.

Pleasurewood Hills – Pleasurewood Chills – Suffolk

This October half term we’ll be open between Saturday 24 October and Sunday 1 November 2020. The park will be open as usual but will also include a few spooky surprises.

Pleasurewood Hills

Address: Leisure Way, Lowestoft NR32 5DZ

When? 24th October until 1st November

How much? Tickets range from £17.50 – £18.50.

Roarr! Dinosaur – Dippy’s Halloween Days – Norfolk

Dippy and his friends are busy preparing for some spooky fun across the park! Join Vincent the Vampire at the Graveyard for some spooky Halloween tales and begin your quest with the Dinomite gang – to follow the clues to find out whether or not there is a Werewolf in the woods! In Dippy-ville, guests can enjoy individual craft tables to create some Halloween Witch Crafts with Bobble-de-boop the Witch (1 per child). Guests can also take on our trail to find the Blue Skeleton Parts – where a Halloween prize can be won

Roarr! Dinosaur

Address: Lenwade, Norwich NR9 5JW

When? 24th October until 1st November

How much? Tickets are £16.50 per person for anyone over 90cm. Under 90cm are free, other pricing options are available. Tickets must be prebooked.

Best Halloween Events East of England 2020 | Things to do Norfolk

Sacrewell Heritage Farm – Scarewell – Cambridgeshire

Grab a wheelbarrow and visit our GIANT pumpkin patch! Don’t forget your camera to capture some amazing memories. Dare you brave the Spooky Mill Walk, keep your eyes peeled for some colourful characters along the way (suitable for children of all ages). Enjoy our chocolate making experience with Stamford Heavenly Chocolates who will be making Halloween themed chocolate treats with some of our guests or providing a chocolate kit to do at your leisure at home.

Sacrewell Heritage farm

Address: Thornhaugh, Peterborough PE8 6HJ

When? 24th October until the 1st November

How much? Adults £6.00 entry, children £12.50 plus you must prebook activity passport at £8 per child plus £4 for an additional pumpkin.

Best Halloween Events East of England 2020 | Things to do | East Anglia +

South Angle Farm – Halloween – Cambridgeshire

South Angle Farm Park has gotten into the autumnal spirit this year with our witch’s trail for the family to enjoy. Don’t forget to claim your trick or treat prize for completing the trail.

We will have a large range of organic pumpkins for you to choose from. Our famous pumpkin soup will be available in the cafe alongside a cup of gingerbread hot chocolate.

South Angle Farm

Address: Angle Common, Soham, Ely CB7 5HX

When? 24th October until 1st November

How much? An adult ticket is £5.50 plus booking fee and children are £8 plus booking fee – ages 2-14. Other pricing options are available. Prebooking is essential.

West Stow Country Park – Spooky Saxons – Suffolk

Half term horrors at West Stow!

Enjoy our fun family activities in the Anglo-Saxon Village and Museum.

There will be quizzes and stories to keep you entertained… are you brave enough to find the last rune by entering the Witchy Workshop?

West Stow

Address: Icklingham Road, West Stow, Bury Saint Edmunds IP28 6HG

When? 24th October until 1st November

How much? Adult ticket £6, £3 for a child 5-16, other pricing options are available.

Whipsnade Zoo – Halloween – Bedfordshire

Wizard Wolfgang has been busy trying to use magic to bring animals back from extinction. Unfortunately he jumbled up his spells and managed to turn himself into a pumpkin instead!

He needs your help to follow his tricky trail, collecting letters along the way to discover the magic word to reverse his spell. Hunt for clues, find fascinating animal facts and test your spell-casting skills.

Whipsnade Zoo

Address: Whipsnade, Dunstable LU6 2LF

When? 24th October until 1st November

How much? £28-£30 per adult, £18.19-£19.50 per child. Other pricing options are available. Prebooking is essential.

Best Halloween Events East of England 2020 | Things to do | East Anglia +

Willows Activity Farm – Pumpkin Festival – Hertfordshire

Pick your pumpkin from Willow’s Pumpkin Patch and enjoy a full programme of pumpkin-tastic fun!

We’ve 1000’s of Willows-grown pumpkins for children to pick. Due to Covid-19 restrictions we cannot offer shared pumpkin carving utensils. You can take your pumpkin home to carve or alternatively, our staff will cut the top off your pumpkin and children’s pumpkin carving kits will be available to purchase (while stocks last). There’s also a Pumpkin Hunt for you all to enjoy with a prize badge for all those taking part.

A day out at our Pumpkin Festival wouldn’t be complete without a visit to our NEW Gourds Grott

Willows activity farm

Address: Coursers Rd, St Albans AL4 0PF

When? 17th October until the 1st November

How much? Members get free entry. An adult or child ticket costs £22.50 each. Under 2’s and carers are free. Everyone must prebook.

Best Halloween Events East of England 2020 | Things to do Hertfordshire

Woodside Farm – Halloween Fun – Bedfordshire

Pick your own pumpkin in our pumpkin patch. Hunt for the spooky ghosts to win a prize. Find the hidden golden pumpkin to win an extra special prize. Plus all the usual activities including tractor rides, teacup and saucer ride, jumping pillow and tons of outdoor play.

Woodside Farm

Address: Mancroft Rd, Slip End, Luton LU1 4DG

When? October school holidays

How much? £9 per adult and £8 per child, other pricing options are available. Under 2’s are free. Tickets must be purchased online in advance.

Wrest Park – Spooky Wrest Park – Bedfordshire

Gather your little monsters for a ghoulishly good day out at Wrest Park this half term. Follow the trail to solve creepy clues and gather round to listen to spooky stories. There’s a frighteningly fun fancy dress competition every day – just come in your scariest outfits to be in with a chance of winning.

Plus a spooky woodland walk (separate event)

English Heritage

Address: Silsoe, Bedfordshire MK45 4HR

When? 24th October until 1st November

How much? Free for members of English Heritage. Adult ticket £13.90 and £8.40 for a child aged 5-17. Under 5’s are free. Other tickets are available. Prebooking is now essential.

Wroxham Barns – Pumpkin Festival – Norfolk

Back bigger and better for 2020. There’s a free pumpkin for every child. Unlimited rides on our newly refurbished fun park. Potion and spell school with Wilma the Witch.

During your visit to Junior Farm & Fun Park Pumpkin Festival you can collect your FREE Pumpkin for each paying child from our Pumpkin Patch, carve it in our Carving Barn as well as enjoy lots of hands-on activities as well as attend Wilma The Witch’s potion school. Remember your tickets also include all the fun of the Farm PLUS the Fun Park.

Wroxham Barns

Address: Tunstead Rd, Hoveton, Norwich NR12 8QU

When? 22nd – 31st October

How much? Adults £10.95, children £11.95 including 1 pumpkin. Extra pumpkins £1.50. Tickets must be prebooked.

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