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 sheer craziness to attend one of these spine-tingling activities?
The Heritage Motor Centre
The Heritage Motor Centre is inviting families to enjoy a month of family fun activities themed around transport in miniature this October. Highlights include seeing miniature planes at the Large Model Aircraft show and miniature trains at The Great Electric Train show plus during half term week there will be LEGO Technics drop in activities, a Children’s Digital Photography workshop, Halloween family crafts and miniature Steam Engine rides. Find out more here
Stoneleigh Abbey Halloween Trail
Enjoy a Halloween Trail at Stoneleigh Abbey from the 29 – 31 October and follow spooky clues to earn a sweet prize. On the 30 October at 7pm & 7:45pm, join the costumed guides for tales of the darker side of the Abbey’s history encompassing murder and madness. Pre-booking is essential. Tickets cost £18 per person and can be booked by calling 01926 858535. Not recommended for under-16s. During the winter on select Mondays, clear away the cobwebs with an afternoon winter history lecture. Local historians will give talks on different aspects of the history of the Abbey and the surrounding area. Talks take place at 2pm and include tea and cake.
Midlands Discovery Tours, Birmingham Ghost Walk, 2013
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.
Halloween Spook-tacular, Cadbury World, 26th-3rd November 2013
From ghosts and ghouls to gruesome tucker, Cadbury World is hosting a spook-tacular line-up of activities this Halloween, including a spooky fancy dress competition for children. The Cadbury World staff will be creating mischief and mayhem dressed as ghosts and ghouls, with visitors treated to family entertainment shows in the outdoor marquee. The restaurant will be offering a terrifyingly tasty menu including sludge casserole, werewolf eyes and witches’ broth. Visitors will also have the opportunity to purchase chocolate treats and limited edition handmade pumpkin novelties from the world’s biggest Cadbury shop.
Black Country Living Museum
25 October - 03 November 2013
Horrible histories are set to disgust and delight with a Halloween themed Gore and Grime Trail.
Follow the revolting route around the Museum village on the hunt for all things gruesome, discovering putrid props, scary spiders, repulsive rats and a hidden mystery surprise.
Learn how to make your own toys and decorations from materials that would have been commonly found around the home, like paper and string. Unleash your wicked side and make your very own Halloween and Bonfire crafts.
Save 10% on your day visit tickets by booking online www.bclm.com/bookings
31st October 2013
This Halloween, visit the Museum’s eerie gas-lit village where little devils and mini ghosts and ghouls can trick or treat in SAFETY along the Museum’s cobbled streets, collecting sweets as they go.
6.30pm - 10.00pm
There is plenty for the family to see and do with activities including; street theatre performances, circus skill games, magic tricks, balloon animal making, face painting, fire juggling and meeting birds of prey.
Enjoy a sing along with the pianist in the Bottle & Glass Inn or for a more spiritual experience visit the mystics and psychics.
Go 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.
*This is a pre purchase only event.
Book your tickets online www.bclm.com/bookings or call 0121 520 8054
Children’s Halloween, Dudley Canal Trust, 30th October 2013
Join the 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.
Ghost Walks, Dudley Zoological Gardens and Castle, 9, 16, 23 & 24 October 2013
Join the Dudley Ghost Tour, starting and finishing in the Station Hotel, one of the most haunted buildings in the town at the bottom of Castle Hill, Dudley. Various haunted sites around the town are then visited, including Dudley Castle itself, meeting a few of the "ghosts" of Dudley along the way.
Ghostly Gaslight Halloween Event, 26 October 2013, 6pm, Blists Hill Victorian Town
Creepy crawlies, ghosts, ghouls and a spooky atmosphere will await you at the Ghostly Gaslight Halloween event at Blists Hill Victorian Town, near Ironbridge, Shropshire on the evening of Saturday, 27th October. Come dressed in your most frightening costume to ward off the mischievous sprits, which will play havoc in the dark and watch out for things that go bump in the night!
For more information call 01952 433424 or visit www.ironbridge.org.uk
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