There’ll be some ghoulish goings on across the region… and plenty for your little monsters to enjoy this Halloween!
If you are you planning to stay with us over the Halloween period and wondering what there is to do why not check out our guide to some of the best Halloween events in the Peak District that you and your kids won’t want to miss…
With spooks, frights and thrills for everyone! The Theme Park becomes home to Halloween, remaining open until 9pm so you can enjoy your favourite rides in the dark plus loads of extra entertainment. For spooky young visitors, there are live shows and our famous freaky four to meet, whilst older families will enjoy our House of Monsters maze and Freak Show scare zone. For the bravest, dare you enter our terrifying scare mazes…
Visitors can follow the spooky trail in the house before hunting for hidden pumpkins, entering the abandoned tunnel and listening to spine-tingling storytelling in the garden. In the farmyard, you can meet the witching web weaver and join in with creepy crafts – and if you’re feeling really brave, dare to ride the Fright Flight into Warlock Wood to meet a dastardly array of characters!
From 29th-31st Oct, visitors will have the chance to handle creepy critters such as lizards and snakes. Learn how to be a real witch by putting together a magic spell, create your own wand or make a wishing jar at Wendolyn Witch’s Workshop on 31st October. At the amazing Halloween Party on 31st October (4.30pm-6.30pm, ticketed event), there’ll be a fancy dress competition, Uncle Fester’s Disco, a spooky buffet, party games and a scary tour too
As the nights get darker, Crich Tramway Village’s annual Starlight Spectacular event will be lighting up the sky. The home of the National Tramway Museum is illuminated in lights and trams run into the early evening for a truly unique experience. Then on 31st October, Halloween descends on the Village in style and visitors can join Jack Skellington and Maleficent look-a-likes for Halloween Themed shows from 2pm-6.30pm.
Have you got what it takes to brave the castle after dark? Set in 1666, when England is in the grips of the Great Plague, Bolsover Castle’s Fright Nights are an experience to remember. Take a walk through the castle by torchlight and experience the gruesome life and times of the Bubonic plague, meet the plague doctor (if you dare) and immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of 1666. Not recommended for children under 12.