Halloween in Birmingham
MWA HA HAAAAAAAA!
Paranormal activity in Birmingham and the region this Halloween - is there something strange in your neighbourhood? And if there is, have you got the resolve, the guts, the bat craziness to attend one of these spine-tingling activities?
Midlands Discovery Tours, Birmingham Ghost Walk
This sinister city Ghost Walk concentrates on the square mile that formed the heart of the Victorian city. It starts at 7:00pm from the steps of The Council House, Victoria Square, on the 3rd Friday of the month from January until October, and from the steps of St Philips Cathedral in November and December.
Cadbury World, Halloween Spook-tacular, 25 October-2 November
Ghoulish guests are invited to the Cadbury World Halloween Spooktacular during October half term! Live entertainment show The Scream Factor returns with this year finalists competing to win the 'mystery prize'. Presented by Dermot O'Scary, come and join this live Halloween spookfest as Franky Frankenstein, The Vamp, and Witchy Woo Woo all try to sing their way to success and impress our faithful judges Larry Walsh and Simon Howl. A mixture of giggles and screams guaranteed - you wouldn't want to miss it!
Plenty of hocus pocus will be cast upon the whole attraction, with the World’s Biggest Cadbury Shop full of scary treats. Enter our competition for the Best fancy dress and taste a spooky menu in the Cadbury Café too! Prebook your half term tickets now for frightful fun.
Frightfully Fun Friday, Moor Street Station, 31 October 12-5pm
Come and join us as we meet cast from The Witches, be tempted with free samples of hot chocolate, soup and gingerbread, mulled wine and enjoy some fiendishly fun things!
Find out more here
Black Country Living Museum, 31 October-1 November
This Halloween, visit the Museum’s eerily gas-lit village where your little devils and mini ghosts and ghouls can trick or treat in SAFETY along the Museum’s cobbled streets, collecting sweets as they go.
The Canalside Village will come to life as you and your family call-in visit house-to-house and enjoy a night of trick or treating, ghoulish facepainting and thrilling street entertainment from circus performers, fire-jugglers, magicians, living statues and more!
Come along in fancy dress and join the musical parade through the Museum's village and you could win a prize for best dressed adult or child.
Mystics and Psychic readings available*
Don't miss Fizzog Productions' must-see street theatre.
The Halloween evenings are advanced booking only events, 6.30pm - 10.00pm
*additional charges apply
Dudley Canal Trust, Children’s Halloween, 30 October
Make it a Halloween to remember with all the family on our special Children’s Boat Trips through Dudley’s fantastic underground caverns!
You’ll meet the wonderful Groovy UV Entertainments Company and their amazing ‘glow in the dark’ Halloween puppets. There’ll be incredible lightshows, great family entertainment and the kids are guaranteed lots of fun.
And there’ll be great prizes for the best fancy
These trips last 1 hour.
These events are always very popular and places are limited,
so early booking is strongly advised.
Please see booking page for available dates.
Dudley Zoological Gardens and Castle, Hallowe'en Hocus Pocus, 31 October
5 pm - 8 pm (last admission 5.45 pm)
Evening will include:-
* Come dressed as a Ghoul, Witch, Little Monster or Spooky Character
* Creepy Crawly Corner - Spiders, Snakes, Cockroaches & more ....
* Snow White & the Curse of Frankenstein Show
* Ghoulish Games
* Creepy Crafts
* Join the Spooks on a Ghost Walk to find out what goes bump in the night at Dudley Castle!
Child (3-15 yrs) £8
Under 3 yrs are Free
Big Brum Open Top Buz Ghost Bus Tour, 26 October
Prepare to be entertained and spooked by ghostly stories from around the city - prize for the best costume on the night. Sunday 26th October 2014 at 6pm - tickets cost £10 - nearly sold out
Find out more here!
Severn Valley Railway, Ghost Train, 25, 30 & 31 October
Children and adults alike are encouraged to wear fancy dress for the thrilling night-time ride through the countryside. There will be a fancy dress parade for children and a small gift for those taking part.
On arrival at Kidderminster station, there will be some ghostly entertainment including a children’s disco from 5.30pm before the ghost train departs into the night and, hopefully, back again!
The stations will be suitably spooky for the occasion, while some of SVR’s frightening staff will be on the train giving out ghoulish goody bags to the children.
Services depart at 6pm, 6.50pm and 8pm on each night and the journey takes approximately 75 minutes and tickets must be pre-booked in advance. Passengers do not leave the train during their journey.
There is also a host of Halloween-themed family fun on during October half-term, whatever the weather, with daily services running from October 25th to November 2nd.
The Royal Shakespeare Company, Halloween Activity Trail, 25 October-2 November
The Royal Shakespeare Company is offering families plenty of Halloween fun with free activities from a special witch inspired family trail around the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, to dressing up as a princess or a king with props from the RSC’s very own costume store. Workshops will also be available for families to learn how to create their own Halloween inspired cuts and bruises plus checking out some of Shakespeare’s spooky spells.
Shakespeare’s Birthplace, 31 October
Hunt for Shakespearian spectres hidden in the rooms of Shakespeare’s Birthplace. At Mary Arden's Farm take part in their All Hallows Eve celebrations, carve a pumpkin, bake a soul cake and make a plague charm. Discover what Tudor England was like during the plague as you wander through the woodland walk at Anne Hathaway's Cottage & Gardens and enjoy a Spooktacular Puppet Show on 31 October. At New Place & Nash's House, celebrate the harvest end and prepare to welcome winter. Get into the Hallow spirit and find out the meaning of Halloween and Gaelic festival 'Samhain'. Take part in ‘Fire Burn and Cauldron Bubble’ at Hall's Croft and help the hag find the ingredients for her spell! On 31 October & 1 Novemberwalk around Stratford-upon-Avon and discover terrible tales of ghosts, witches, murder and misery on the Stratford Town Ghost Walk and finish with a talk at Hall’s Croft.
Warwick Castle, The Haunted Castle, 25 October-2 November
Warwick Castle is the place to be this Halloween as The Haunted Castle promises frightening levels of fun for the whole family.
During the day families can encounter headless horsemen and heinous hags and enjoy storytelling and a pumpkin trail.The Haunted Castle after dark is a horrifying treat for adults: the Castle remains open until 9pm with a fireball finale at 8.30pm.
This year, a new attraction “Blackout!” takes visitors on the hunt for Mary and Henry Black, whose spirits have been unleashed after a year confined to the dank depths of the Castle. Not for the faint-hearted, this receives the highest scare-factor of all The Haunted Castle capers.
The Haunting, Rainbow Venues, 31 October
Following last year's afterlife bonanza of fancy dress displays, sinister magicians, horrifying light displays and outrageous music all over six floors, expect to be amazed and astounded by the trick or treats in store.
Supersonic Vague, Gatecrasher, 31 October
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