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Halloween Events at UK Theme Parks

UK Theme Parks really like to put on a show at Halloween. Each theme park has something different to offer with some targeting thrill-seekers whilst others offer family-friendly fun. Please see the details below to help determine which events are most appropriate for you.

Top 10 Halloween Events at UK Theme Parks

We have put together a guide to the best UK Theme Park Halloween events this year to help give you an insight into some of the events taking place. This Top 10 listing is based on our personal experiences and extensive knowledge of UK Theme Parks, check out our top picks below.

These Halloween Events often take place throughout the entire month of October and not just on the 31st of October. Please be aware that additional charges may apply so check the official websites using the links below for full details.

Halloween Special Offers

Be sure to check the associated attractions offer pages using the links below. Example offers include discounted tickets for Gulliver’s Theme Parks, half-price Fantasy Island wristbands and fantastic accommodation packages at Alton Towers Resort.

Thrill-seekers can put their mettle to the test at the likes of Thorpe Park and Alton Towers, both of which offer terrifying live scare mazes and rides in the dark.

Meanwhile, those with little monsters who aren’t quite ready for a full scare will prefer the family-friendly Halloween fun on offer at the likes of Legoland Windsor, Gulliver’s Theme Parks and Paulton’s Park, where the vibe is more fun and mischievous rather than scary.

1 – Scarefest at Alton Towers

Prepare to be thrilled and chilled in equal measures at Alton Towers this Halloween during its ever-popular Scarefest. The event is sure to test the nerve of thrill-seekers with specially created mazes, attractions and live shows. There are also a number of weird and wonderful characters that are guaranteed to make you scream and leave you a quivering wreck.

Scarefest at Alton Towers
Scarefest at Alton Towers

With lots of Halloween horror and the chance to experience the theme park’s rides in the dark, Scarefest is a real spine-tingling treat for all the family.

Alton Towers - Wicker Man
Alton Towers – Wicker Man

Is Scarefest at Alton Towers Family Friendly?

The scare mazes are optional, meaning that this event is suitable for all the family, but please be aware that you will encounter people wearing fancy dress which some younger children may find distressing.

Alton Towers Offers
Scarefest Official Website

2 – Fright Nights at Thorpe Park

For two terrifying decades, Fright Nights have preyed on your darkest fears and nightmares, spewing horrific creatures from their cruel domains to take over Thorpe Park Resort. This October, brace yourself as the UK’s premier award-winning Halloween event returns for a fearful celebration!

Thorpe Park Fright Nights - The Crows of Mawkin Meadow
Thorpe Park Fright Nights – The Crows of Mawkin Meadow

Be absorbed into the chilling atmosphere that awaits you before taking on some of the UK’s most thrilling rides in the dead of night, but beware – Fear is lurking around every corner.

Watch in amazement as you witness the awe-inspiring fire and light display – LEGACY and get your heart racing as you venture through spine-chilling scare zones. For true fear-seekers, take on our infamously terrifying scare mazes.

Prepare to launch into darkness on Stealth – the UK’s fastest coaster; experience the twisted torment of Colossus – the world’s first ten-looping coaster and take on the sick and twisted games of Jigsaw on SAW – The Ride. 

Are Fright Nights at Thorpe Park Family Friendly?

Thorpe Park is primarily aimed at teenagers and adults and Fright Nights is aimed at true fear-seekers and is definitely not for children.

Thorpe Park Offers
Fright Nights Official Website

3 – Brick or Treat at LEGOLAND® Windsor

Brick or Treat at Legoland Windsor
Brick or Treat at Legoland Windsor

This October Half Term, Lord Vampyre invites all little monsters and their families to Brick or Treat at the LEGOLAND® Windsor Resort for his favourite time of the year, Halloween!

He will be throwing the ultimate Halloween party, transforming the Resort into a pumpkin-filled wonderland making Brick or Treat the most spook-tacular event of the year!

Is Brick or Treat at LEGOLAND® Windsor Family Friendly?

There are lots of fun Halloween activities for you to dig your fangs into, including the Haunted House Monster Party Ride, Lord Vampyre’s Creepy Crypt Trail, Monster Rocker’s fang-tastic Pumpkin Trail, costume competitions and so much more – plus all of the rides including LEGO MYTHICA: World of Mythical Creatures, live shows and attractions, it’s a frightfully fun day out for all the family!

LEGOLAND® Windsor Offers
Brick or Treat Official Website

4 – HOWL’O’WEEN at Chessington World of Adventures

HOWL'O'WEEN at Chessington World of Adventures

Things are getting spooky once again at Chessington this Halloween, with a Fa-BOO-lous Halloween event for the whole family!

The mischievous Wild Witches of Adventure Point have conjured up a devilish spell this Howl’o’ween and brought back to life spooktacular characters across the Resort. With lots of tricks and plenty of treats, watch your step as you explore the park because you’ll likely encounter all kinds of delightfully ghastly creatures around every corner.

On selected dates, you can also experience Chessingtons ROARsome rides in the dark. Soar into the darkness on Vampire and spin your way into the evening on Dragons Fury.

Is HOWL’O’WEEN at Chessington World of Adventures Family Friendly?

HOWL’O’WEEN at Chessington World of Adventures is a Fa-BOO-lous Halloween event suitable for the whole family.

Chessington World of Adventures Offers
HOWL’O’WEEN Official Website

5 – Journey To Hell Freak Nights at Blackpool Pleasure Beach

Journey to Hell Freak Nights at Blackpool Pleasure Beach
Journey to Hell Freak Nights at Blackpool Pleasure Beach

The Halloween offering from Blackpool Pleasure Beach is a little different to other theme parks here in the UK. The park will be open as normal during the daytime with additional family-friendly activities and entertainment on offer including pumpkin carving and family-friendly live shows.

Taking place on selected nights after the park has closed to the public, Journey To Hell Freak Nights is an independent ticketed event where guests will experience nine themed scare zones incorporating some of the rides within Blackpool Pleasure Beach.

Journey To Hell Freak Nights

Set in the year 2146, 125 years into Blackpool Pleasure Beach’s future, a mysterious curse has taken hold of the park. Will you be brave enough to travel through the nine scare zones to uncover the secrets of the curse?

This terrifying, experience-led event featuring live actors raises the fear factor to levels never experienced before.

Scare zones include The Legend of the Cursed River Caves, Blind Faith, Day of the Dead, the BIG Dark Abyss and more! Some scare zones incorporate ride experiences including intense high-speed rollercoasters.

Is Journey to Hell Freak Nights at Blackpool Pleasure Beach Family Friendly?

Families will be fine to visit Blackpool Pleasure Beach and will have a great time enjoying the Halloween entertainment on a regular daytime ticket but the separate ticketed Journey To Hell is reserved for guests aged 13 years or older and an adult must accompany guests under 16 years old.

Blackpool Pleasure Beach Offers
Journey To Hell Freak Nights Official Website

6 – Fright Fiesta at Gulliver’s Theme Parks

Fright Fiesta at Gullivers Theme Parks
Fright Fiesta at Gullivers Theme Parks

Join Gulliver’s festival-style Halloween that’s bursting with colour, costumes and music. Fright Fiesta is nine days of fabulous family activities, frights and theme park fun. Come together and celebrate the spookiest season of the year at Gulliver’s.

Showcase your fancy dress costume in the spine-tingling street parade or delve deep into the theme park and discover the spooktacular rides.

Is Fright Fiesta at Gulliver’s Theme Parks Family Friendly?

Experience a Gulliver’s Halloween event that’s all about families, joy and celebration. Gulliver’s Fright Fiesta is ideal for families with children aged 2 to 13.

Gulliver’s Theme Park Offers
Fright Fiesta Official Website

Customise Your Halloween Costume

Wear your own unique Halloween costume and get some spooky and Halloween-inspired decorations at Patches Co. to join in the fun at these Halloween attractions.

Customise Your Halloween Costume

Decorate your outfit with skulls, Halloween pumpkins, or witches for a mysterious look.

7 – Halloween at Flamingo Land

Flamingoland Halloween
Flamingoland Halloween

This Halloween, Flamingo Land have a host of spooktacular events, attractions and activities, sure to thrill the whole family. In addition to the fantastic theme park and award-winning zoo, there are a whole host of themed tricks and treats for you to enjoy.

There’s fancy dress competitions, Live Shows, Trick or Treat Trails, Fireworks and much more.

Is Halloween at Flamingo Land Family Friendly?

Families will be fine to visit Flamingo Land and will have a great time enjoying the Halloween entertainment.

Flamingo Land Offers
Flamingo Land Official Website

8 – Frightwater Valley at Lightwater Valley

There are Spooky Happenings this Halloween at Lightwater Valley. Join them for a day out full of activities to keep all members of the family eerily entertained in-between rides.

Grab your chance to get a photo with your favourite ghastly ghouls or bothersome beasties. Knock very loudly on the Trick or Treat Doors, to see if you will get a trick or a treat?

Enjoy the spooky magic show that is full of surprises and delights to keep you and your little monsters laughing.

If you are feeling brave, you can take a teeth-chattering walk through the live scare maze or you can also Join the Boo Crew and go on a terrible Tombstone Trail around the trembling woods. 

Is Frightwater Valley Family Friendly?

Frightwater Valley is suitable for the whole family, Don’t forget to wear your spookiest Halloween fancy dress costume, it’s way more fun when you do and you may even win some Halloween goodies!

Lightwater Valley Offers
Frightwater Valley Official Website

9 – Happy Halloween at Paultons Park

Meet Peppa and George in their spooky outfits and enjoy lots of fun Peppa-themed Halloween decorations. Enjoy the spook-tacular live show, The Legend of Paultons Manor.

Happy Halloween at Paultons Park features Spooky characters, fantastic photo opportunities, thrilling late-night openings and so much more.

Is Happy Halloween at Paultons Park Family Friendly?

Perfect for all the family, Happy Halloween at Paultons Park is one of the friendliest most frightful Halloween fun fests in the UK.

Paultons Park Offers
Happy Halloween Official Website

10 – Fear Island at Fantasy Island

Fear Island features numerous scare mazes with varying levels of frights catering for younger guests through to hardcore thrill-seekers. Younger guests are also catered for with Captain Jacks Live Show: Dead men Tell no Tales, a free interactive stage show. There’s also fun for all the family at the Circus of Screams, a place full of nightmares and very bad dreams. The mazes and entertainment are in addition to the regular rides and attractions.

Is Fear Island at Fantasy Island Family Friendly?

Fear Island at Fantasy Island caters for all the family with friendly frights through to full-on thrills.

Fantasy Island Offers
Fear Island Official Website

Additional Halloween Events at UK Theme Parks

Adventure Wonderland

Adventure Wonderland is a fun environment for little witches and wizards to enjoy Halloween fun!

The hedge maze is turned into the fa-BOO-lous interactive spooky experience, ‘Enchanted’. Based on the spellbinding stories of the popular Grimm’s fairytales, step inside the shadows of the hallowed hedges and meet characters from Hansel and Gretel, Little Red Riding Hood, The Elves and the Shoemaker and Rumplestiltskin.

Don’t miss the live show, ‘Little Monsters’ and enjoy all the parks rides and attractions.

Adventure Wonderland Offers
Adventure Wonderland Official Website

Drayton Manor

Visit Drayton Manor for more treats than tricks this Halloween. You’ll be surrounded by hay bales and pumpkins aplenty, as you enjoy over 100 rides and attractions including Thomas Land, Adventure Cove, the 15-acre zoo, live entertainment and much more.

Drayton Manor Offers
Drayton Manor Official Website

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Halloween Events at UK Theme Parks was last modified: December 16th, 2023 by Dan

Author: Dan

I am passionate about Theme Parks and Attractions. I love riding roller coasters and thrill rides. With two young boys I understand how expensive family days out can be and this was one of the main driving forces behind Attractions Near me. My aim is to help you and your friends enjoy some great days out without costing the earth. Thanks for reading and have a great time - Regards Dan

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