The best Spooktacular Events in the UK as recommended by iCoolKid


There’s not long to go until the spookiest night of the year, and kids across the country will undoubtedly be pestering their parents about the Halloween-themed events they’ll be visiting this October!

Luckily, there is a whole host of hair-raising haunted houses and ghoulish activities up and down the UK, guaranteed to give kids and parents alike a spine-tingling day out, and make memories which will last a lifetime.

Here, Jenk Oz – the CEO and Co-Founder of iCoolKid and Curator of Cool for Generation Z – has provided his top picks of Halloween events to explore for some serious trick or treating!


  1. Tricks and Tonics

When: Saturday 21st – Friday 27th October

Where: Bolsover Castle, Castle Street, Bolsover, Derbyshire, S44 6PR

Time: 11am – 4pm

Who: Suitable for Families

Prices: Adult £10/80

Child (5-15 years) £6.50

Concession £9.70

Family £28.10


Love fancy dress and getting crafty? Then Tricks and Tonics at Bolsover Castle is the place to visit this half term! Concoct your own devilish potion, and master new magic tricks that will shock and astound friends and family alike! Make sure you dress up in your most terrifying Halloween costume and see you’re brave enough to enter the coveted fancy dress competition…


  1. Fright Night

When: Various dates throughout October (Mainly every Friday, Saturday, Sunday)

Where: Thorpe Park,

Time: Park is open 10am – 10pm, Fright night attractions starting from 3pm

Who: 13+

Prices: Prices vary on the the day you chose to go, ranging from £29.99 – £52.99.

Annual Merlin pass holders can get tickets for cheaper, ranging from £5 – £15 depending on the day.


Consider yourself an adrenaline junkie? Thorpe Park’s fright night is definitely the place to test your limits… Ride some of the UK’s most hair-raising rides who have all been given a cruel twist guaranteed to try and give you a fright! With new additions for 2017 based on The Walking Dead, this event certainly isn’t for the faint hearted, and strictly for those who love all things horror!


  1. Spooky World 

When: 6th October – 4th November

Where: Apple Jacks Adventure Farm, Stretton, Warrington, Cheshire

Times: Fun-by-Day Times (10.30pm – 4.00pm)

By-Night Times (6.30pm – 10.00pm or 11.00pm)

Who: Fun-By-Day (thrill-seeking younger children and their older/younger friends and family members)
By-Night (strictly for age 14+, Guests under the age of 14 will not be admitted – Guests aged 14 and 15 must be accompanied by a supervisory adult at all times. ID may be required)

Prices: Price varies on event, some details still to be confirmed


With ghoulish family fun by day and frights for the brave by night, Spooky World provides Halloween fun for the family regardless of their age! With pumpkin carving, hay bale archery and zip wires just some of the attractions available by day, there’s certainly something to keep everyone entertained and happy. If you’re brave enough to venture to spooky world by night prepare yourself for a night of terror. With the field of screams, the ‘carnevil’ freak show, and the haunted hay ride all there to experience, it certainly promises to be an eventful visit…


  1. Halloween In the City

When: 21st – 31st October

Where: Manchester City Centre

Time: Various

Who: Different ages for each event

Prices: Price varies on event, visit the website for further details


If you live in, or live close to Manchester city center you’re in for a treat this Halloween…with ten days of terrifyingly good events lined up from haunted mazes, trick or treat trails, frightening film screenings, a Day of the Dead-style parade and much more, Manchester has everything the family could be after this Halloween.

 Across the city, Manchester’s buildings will be lit up in a ghastly green colour, and their biggest and baddest names in shopping, food, drink and entertainment are offering displays, party nights, events, offers and more to mark this frightening time of year.


  1. Screamfest

 When: 30th September – 4th November

Where: Tulleys Farm, Crawley, West Sussex, RH10 4PE

Time: 18:00 – 24:00

Who: Not recommended for under 12s – Under 14s will not be admitted without an 18+ year responsible adult.

Prices: Tickets range from £10 – £50 depending on what night and attractions you go for.



When it comes to attractions this Halloween, this is definitely one for the older kids in the family. Named the UK’s No.1 Halloween Attraction every year since 2008, Screamfest will not disappoint! With a number of different events held over a month-long period, 2017 offers visitors 8 haunted petrifying attractions, live music and great food. 


  1. The Haunted Castle

When: 22nd October – 31st October

Where: Warwick Castle, Warwick, Warwickshire, CV34 6AH

Time: Various times

Who: Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult

Prices: Daytime tickets £15 – £42

Nighttime tickets £12 – £42.25


With a whole host of horrible haunts and agonising activities from exhilarating fire jousts to the terrifying castle dungeon, the Haunted Castle is a must-see Halloween attraction for the family this year. With day tickets and night tickets available there’s something for all scare thresholds, and your trip proves to be an educational trip if nothing else, being set in the incredible historic grounds of Warwick Castle!











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