The top 10 things to do on Halloween 2016

Halloween 2015
October 6, 2015

Wondering what to do on Halloween this year? There are some bloodcurdlingly brilliant events taking place at theme parks and attractions all over the UK! Some are perfect for taking the kids for a bit of spooky fun, and others are so totally petrifying you might want to bring a change of pants….

Save 40%1. Phobophobia at The London Bridge Experience

When: Every evening from 22nd – 31st October 2016


What’s Happening:

  • This massively popular week-long Halloween spectacular is so utterly terrifying they’ve given it a 16+ rating!
  • Expect to be harassed, held hostage and experience a new breed of evil you never imagined was possible. Once you’re inside, they may never let you go….
  • Very little is ever revealed about the shows themselves, but rest assured that this year Phobophobia is going to do its very best to ruin you.
  • Dare you enter? Will you make it out alive?….

Suitable for Children? No – over-16s only

Included with standard admission? No – you’ll need to book a separate Phobophobia ticket

Book Phobophobia tickets

Save 40%2. Fright Nights at Thorpe Park

When: 7th-9th , 14th-16th & 21st-31st October 2016

What’s Happening:Fright Nights at Thorpe Park

  • The carnival comes to Thorpe Park Resort for the UK’s most thrilling Halloween event!
  • Twist your way through THE BIG TOP – a scare maze set in an abandoned carnival, where long-dead Circus entertainers come back to life to haunt those who dare to trespass….
  • Dare to enter award-winning horror mazes and scare zones based on cult classics The Blair Witch Project; My Bloody Valentine, The Cabin in the Woods and SAW Alive.
  • NEW FOR 2016: Walk the island’s deserted railroad in the newest live action scare maze PLATFORM 15, to trace the last known route of a mysteriously vanished locomotive. Can you outrun what lies at the end of the line, or will your journey terminate here?…
  • Enjoy some of Thorpe Park’s most terrifying rides IN THE DARK as the park stays open til 10pm!

Suitable for Children? Not recommended for under-13s

Included with standard admission? No – you’ll need to book the special Fright Nights ticket!

Book Thorpe Park Fright Nights tickets

3. The Witch Hunter at The London Dungeon

When: 1st – 31st October 2016The Witch Hunter at The London Dungeon

What’s Happening:

  • Are you brave enough to join the witch hunt?? Matthew Hopkins, known as 16th-century England’s Witchfinder General, was thought to be responsible for the hangings of over 300 women, all suspected of witchcraft.
  • You’ll be lured into Hopkins’ Witchfinder’s den, where you’ll find yourself part of his latest witch hunt investigation and he is determined to locate his next witch!

Suitable for Children? Not suitable for young children or those of a nervous disposition

Included with standard admission? Yes

Book London Dungeon tickets

4. Frightwater Valley at Lightwater Valley

When: 27th – 30th October 2016

Frightwater Valley at Lightwater Valley

What’s Happening:

  • Experience a whole host of mini, mega and ultimate scares as the nights get darker and the frights get scarier!
  • Great fun for the whole family
  • Don’t miss the Frightwater Fireworks Finale as dusk starts to fall…..

Suitable for Children? Yes

Included with standard admission? Yes

Book Lightwater Valley tickets

Selling out Fast5. Cadbury World’s Halloween Spooktacular

When: 22nd – 30th October 2016

halloween cadbury world

What’s Happening:

  • Get ready for a whole load of magic and mischief over October Half Term, as a very yummy kind of Hocus Pocus is cast over Cadbury World!
  • Get your spookiest costume on to take part in the best fancy dress competition, and make sure you visit the World’s biggest Cadbury Shop to stock up on some terrifying treats.
  • Pre-book your half term tickets now for more chocolatey chills!

Suitable for Children? Yes

Included with standard admission? Yes

Book Cadbury World tickets

6. Howloween at Chessington World of Adventures

When: Every night from 21st – 31st October 2016

Howloween at Chessington World of Adventures

What’s Happening:

  • Chessington World opens until 8pm every night for a week of fiendish family fun!
  • Enjoy some of Chessington’s best rides – in the dark!
  • Head to the zoo and SEA LIFE centre for some creepy crawly animal shows
  • The bravest guests can enter the Curse of the Lost Tomb maze (if they dare!), and courageous little explorers will love the Trick or Treat Wood

Suitable for Children? Yes

Included with standard admission? Yes

Book Chessington World tickets

7. The Haunted Castle at Warwick Castle

When: 22nd – 31st October 2016

Halloween at Warwick CastleWhat’s Happening:

  • The Haunted Castle promises fearful levels of fun for all ages during the day and then, after dark, the fright factor is cranked high as the Castle remains open until 9pm.
  • In the safety of daylight, kids can enjoy some spine-tingling storytelling!
  • Good witches will besiege The Witches Tower so little hands can get creative with spell-writing and dress up as their favourite witch!
  • Get lost in the all new Horrible Histories Maze
  • Enter The Haunted Hollows and explore a spookily fun Halloween trail – where there isn’t always a happy ending!

Suitable for Children? Yes

Included with standard admission? Yes

Book Warwick Castle tickets

8. Trolls Takeover at Shrek Adventure London

When: 22nd -30th October 2016Trolls at Shrek's Adventure London

What’s Happening:

  • Get ready for some hair-raising Adventures this October Half Term as the Trolls take over!
  • Sing, dance and have lots of fun in the vibrant world of Trolls Village filled with rainbow colours, feel-good songs and plenty of celebrations. You’ll even have the chance to meet and have your photo taken with these colourful characters.
    As the hugely anticipated Trolls film is released on October 21st, this half term is the perfect time to embrace the zany world of Trolls!

Suitable for Children? Yes

Included with standard admission? Yes

Book Shrek Adventure tickets

9. KidZania’s Scary Fun Halloween

When: 15th – 30th October 2016Halloween at Kidzania

What’s Happening:

  • This half term, kids can enjoy a variety of fun-filled Halloween activities as they take part in more than 60 real-life role play adventures at KidZania London!
  • The scary fun includes ghost tours, fashion shows, ghoulish green milkshake making, transforming into creepy characters with the help of face paints, and a Tricky Treasure Trail throughout the City of KidZania!

Suitable for Children? Yes

Included with standard admission? Yes

Book KidZania tickets

10. Brick or Treat at Legoland Windsor

halloween at Legoland WindsorWhen: 17th October – 5th November 2016

What’s Happening:

  • This October half term bring your little monsters to the LEGOLAND Windsor Resort for spook-tacular activities and fun to celebrate Halloween with the family!
  • Join Frankie the Friendly Monster, Lord Vampyre and Orange Brick to get stuck into a range of themed LEGO builds, solve a spooky quiz trail and show off your best costumes in the daily fancy dress competition.

Suitable for Children? Yes

Included with standard admission? Yes

Book Legoland Windsor tickets

About the author

Farrah Hedwat

Farrah is AttractionTix’s resident Copywriter. A city girl at heart, her best-loved travel moments are exploring new cities across the world like Barcelona or Los Angeles. Farrah’s favourite things are eating, sleeping, shopping and animals (but mostly animals). Her pet hates are bad grammar and other writing-based “offences”.

Book the tickets featured in this story