We’ve handpicked some of the spookiest & most frightful events happening this Halloween for all to enjoy…
Slindon Pumpkin Festival
The famous Slindon Pumpkin mural is installed early October, and weather permitting lasts well into November. The Upton family imaginatively use over 50 varieties of pumpkins, and 30 varieties of squash, to create elaborate designs. Last year they created a tribute to Shoreham Lifeboat’s 150th anniversary, and this year you can enjoy the display in aid of Sussex Wildlife Trust. As well as the creative display, there are many varieties of pumpkin and squash for sale.
Borde Hill Garden
Borde Hill Garden is the perfect spot to enjoy an array of Halloween activities. Bask in the autumnal splendour whilst you enjoy spooky stories, crafts, owls, bats, creepy crawlies, magic and more. If you’re feeling brave enough to take on the ghoulish garden trail, you can meet the Witch or Wizard for a deserved treat! Don’t forget to take a ride on the zip wire or savour a tasty bite or potion at The Little Witches House.
Fishers Adventure Farm Park
This spooky season is promising to be frightfully fun at Fishers Adventure Farm Park event ‘Halloween Happy Hauntings.’ With activities ideal for 2-11 year olds, any aged little monster will have a scream. Families can enjoy the ‘Gory-ent Express’ Ghost Train ride, with actors, sound effects and lots to make you jump! The spell-binding live ‘Spook Show’ will be performed daily in the enormous Barn Theatre. For the ‘not so brave’, choose from the delightful array of animals inside the ‘Animal Encounters Barn’ or relax in the soft play lounges.
Drusillas always conjures up oodles of eerie Halloween events during the half-term week. Play hide and shriek with two wicked witches, meet some creepy crawlies or escape the Egyptian Mummy in the twisted terror maze. There’s also frightening tattoos and face-painting available, and the chance to meet the Gruffalo!
Spring Barn Farm
‘Scream Barn Farm’s’ Halloween tickets include all the fun of the farm, as well as cauldron quests. All ages can enjoy the ‘Little Spook’s Witchy Walkway’ where you’ll enjoy exploring spooky caverns and meeting the friendly witches. Or why not learn your skyway code, navigating ‘Spellghetti Junction’ in the ‘Maize Maze.’ For braver boo’s the ‘Circus Squeeze’ walkthrough inhabits lots of spooky noises and dark nooks to pass through. You can also pick your pumpkin from the patch, and get creative with your carving skills!
Spa Valley Railway
At Spa Valley railway, catch the fright night express and take a ride into the unknown! Cruise past the spooky graveyard at Groombridge Station and join in all the fun and games at Tunbridge Wells in the haunted engine shed. Don’t forget to spot the pumpkins along your journey and dress to impress, as the best fancy dress will win a prize!
There are two frightful events at Tulleys Farm for Halloween. Spookfest is the daytime festival with exciting haunted house attractions aimed at the 6-13 year age group. Enjoy the brand new Terror Trail and the Twisted Fun House in addition to classic favourites such as The Horrid Hayride and The Creepy Cottage.
Shockfest is an immersive scare experience, which has repeatedly won the title of the UK’s No.1 Halloween Attraction. There are 8 haunted attractions to shock you to your core, including ‘The Chop Shop’ and ‘The Cellar Haunted House.’ But Shocktober Fest is so much more than just the haunts, enjoy the two live music stages, award winning street theatre and scrumptious food, all wrapped up in a friendly festival atmosphere! Shocktober Fest is a 12A rated attraction, but children under 15 must be accompanied by an adult at all times!