6 Alternative Ways to Spend Halloween This Year

19 October, 2017

The spooky season is almost amongst us, and it’s by far one of our most favourite times of the year!
Whether it’s the changing colours of the leaves, carving pumpkins, bobbing for apples, or just being able to dress up as a witch or skeleton, we just can’t get enough of the Halloween season.
If you’ve not yet decided how you and your family are planning on spending Halloween this year, fear not – we’ve come up with six frightening ideas for you to enjoy… Read on, if you dare!

Spooktacular at Oakwood

Of course, Halloween wouldn’t be the same without our annual Spooktacular event! Get the party startled between Thursday 26th and Tuesday 31st October, when you’ll be able to take a walk (if you’re brave enough!) through a spookified Oakwood full of tricks and treats.
Face your phobias on ‘Spooked Alive’ and get on one of our many thrilling rides, from Megafobia to the frightening accelerations of Speed, and even try your chances in our spooky mazes – will you make it to the end? Muahahaha.

Search for Bats at Aberdulais

There are over 1,300 different species of bats around the world, and they’re also the only species of mammal that can truly fly.
On Tuesday 24th October, take flight to Aberdulais Tinworks in Neath Port Talbot, where you’ll be able to experience a bat walk at 6pm and you can explore the area to see if you can spot any bats during twilight. Bats are not all, though, as you keen explorers will also have the chance to use a real bat detector to help you on your bat search.

Little Monsters at Wyevale Garden Centres

Treat your little monsters to a host of spooky activities at Wyevale Garden Centres across the country between 16th October and 5th November.
Design and create your own spider finger-puppets, get your fangs into some delicious chocolate-dipped apples, carve a pumpkin, or even make a phantom lantern to help guide your way through the spookiest of trails. Dates and times vary between centres, so be sure to check your local centre before visiting or ghou’ll miss out!

Tour the Castle Walls of Beaumaris

Enter at your own risk! On 28th October, take a spooky tour around the many walls of Beaumaris Castle in Anglesey – which was one of the last castles in Wales to be built by King Edward I.
Throughout the dreadful day, those who dare will be invited to discover the haunted past of the castle with craft-making for the whole family to get involved in. You’ll also have the chance to carve out some good times with pumpkin-carving classes, where you’ll even be able to take your scary jack-o’-lantern home with you!

Search the Magical Lands of Puzzlewood

Search the magical and mysterious woodlands of Puzzlewood in the Forest of Dean for witches, goblins, and plenty of pumpkins between 23rd and 29th October.
Keep your wits about you as you look out for spooky goings-on under wooden bridges, amongst haunted trees, and hidden all around you. What’s even better is that fancy dress is encouraged – meaning you can get your scare on!

Spooktacular Bites Back at Oakwood

If you want more spooktacular fun at Oakwood, then our ghoulish Spooktacular Bites Back night on 28th October will be right up your haunted street!
From 4.30pm onwards, we’ll be hosting a scare-filled evening that is not for the faint-hearted. Not only will there be chills and thrills, but you’ll also have a unique opportunity to hop on a couple of our world-famous rides in the dark – making for a fang-tastic evening!
Don’t forget, if you book online more than two days in advance of your visit, you’ll receive a 25% discount – meaning you’ll have more money to spend on your spookiest costume!
What will you be dressing up as for Halloween? Be sure to share your spooky costumes with us on our Facebook and Twitter pages – we might even retweet the most terrifying ones…