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Spooky events to visit on a budget this Halloween

Published 29 October 2015 by

With Halloween just a few days away, you might still be deciding on how you’re going to celebrate. There’s the usual ‘trick or treating’ of course, but if you’re looking for something a little different, why not head out for the day? There are loads of Halloween events taking place across the UK, ranging from the bone-chilling to the family-friendly – our guide will walk you through the ones in your area.*

For the kids

Wind Orchestra Halloween spooktacular, Cardiff, £20 family ticket

If you and your family are big movie buffs, why not take them along to the Wind Orchestra Halloween spooktacular this October? The Royal Welsh College Wind Orchestra will treat you to a performance of John Williams’ Harry Potter Suite, followed by the Ghostbusters theme – the perfect end to a ghoulish night! You can get a family ticket for just £20.

Halloween Monster Mash, Belfast, free

If you’ve got a family of all different age ranges, then you’re sure to find something to appease them all at the Halloween Monster Mash in Belfast. The event kicks off at 4pm on Halloween and the line-up features street theatre, face painting, fairground rides, live music and hot food and drink – and best of all, it’s free to attend!

Halloween Boat Trips, Dudley, tickets from £7.80

For something a little bit different this Halloween, why not take the whole family on a boat trip through Dudley’s underground caverns if you’re in the Birmingham area? There will be entertainment on the boat and ‘glow in the dark’ Halloween puppets – so it’s ideal for little ones! The trip lasts up to an hour and tickets start from £7.80 for both adults and children.

For adults

Farm of Terror, Oldham, £13-£15

If you’re itching for a good scare this Halloween then head down to the Farm of Terror in Oldham. The attraction has been voted one of the UK’s Top Terror attractions and this year there are three lockdown zones for you to travel through. This one’s not for the faint hearted – don’t say we didn’t warn you!

Barnet Ghost Walk, High Barnet, £9

There are loads of great walk tours on around this time of year, like the Barnet Ghost Walk in London. There are a variety of different walks to choose from, all taking you back in time to what this London borough once was. Intrigued? Click here.

William Shakespeare’s Land of the Dead, Balham, £7.50 - £10

For a slightly wackier event in the London area, you could book tickets to Chestnut Grove School Theatre’s production of William Shakespeare’s Land of the Dead. This is exactly what it says on the tin - a zombie-meets-Shakespeare production that is sure to make for an interesting ride! Tickets start from £7.50 for concessions and £10 for adults.

*Event information and prices correct at time of writing – 22/10/15