October is coming to an end meaning it’s finally that time of the year…HALLOWEEN! Check out our guide to all things spooky around Notts this week…
Sunday 2 – Sunday 30 October
10am – 5pm
Are you brave enough to face the terror waiting in the UKs no.1 Xtreme Scream Park at Twinlakes? Build up the courage to face the scary mazes as you’ll discover the many spooky scenarios waiting for you. Ash Hell Penitentiary will show you what it’s like to be in a prison built for the clinically insane, many with cannibal tendencies! With a scare rating of 11/10 this is for the bravest of Notts!
Check out the other mazes here.
Saturday 15 – Sunday 30 October
10am – 5pm
Experience a fun day out with the little ones as they’ll encounter Creepy Critters and bugtastic workshops! Meet Millie the friendly Monster and play games the whole family can enjoy – can Grandad guess the weight of the giant pumpkin? You’ll get the chance to learn how to make your very own Harry Potter wand, plus lots more activities. Book online to save now.
Sunday 30 October
Artists young and old have the chance to show off their pumpkin carving skills, as Hart’s Hotel and Restaurant launches this competition with some great prizes! All you have to do is design and create a unique pumpkin and bring it to Hart’s for the exhibition at 5pm – the winner will be chosen at 5.45pm.
There’s prizes for the best adult and children’s pumpkin as well as best children’s fancy dress – check out what you could win.
Saturday 15 – Monday 31 October
10am – 5pm
This unique day out promises to entertain the whole family with the not-so-scary Halloween attractions, including 20,000 FREE pumpkins, ready to be carved and painted. The park offers some fantastic Halloween workshops including a broomstick flying masterclass and magical wand making, plus the chance to meet Marty the friendly Monster! For the older children – can you brave the dark in Dungeon Quest maze? Conquer it in your best fancy dress.
For more information on all the activities plus booking details, check out the Twinlakes website.
Thursday 27 – Monday 31 October
Noon – Midnight (Monday noon – 11pm / Sunday noon – 10.30pm)
The Hand and Heart hosts its 6th annual Halloween Beer Festival with free entry! You can choose from up to 14 changing real ales and 5 real ciders with a scary twist! Live music can be seen on Thursday at 8.30pm from Zootz – a busy seasoned jazz/pop group; and Friday at 9pm from Uke Box – a unique ukulele band, playing modern and classic hits for you to enjoy.
Check out the Hand and Heart’s Facebook for up-to-date information on available ales and food specials.
Saturday 22 – Sunday 30 October
10am – 5pm
The farm promises to deliver a fantastic spooky week of fun featuring Hawks Of Steele, a mad scientist, pumpkin carving and of course the amazing animals. The Hawks will be performing all week, showcasing their intelligence with their trainers, all while the mad Professor Phizix puts on two science shows a day. There’s also the farm’s favourite entertainers walking around along with FREE Halloween crafts and pumpkin carving!
Wednesday 26 – Saturday 29 October
This half term sees loads of free creepy crafts and wicked workshops arrive at the Victoria Centre for your little ones to enjoy. A creepy cupcake workshop kicks off the week, followed by enrolling at the witch & wizard school where the kids will make hats, broomsticks, all while casting spells. Over Friday and Saturday, they will make their own bucket, ready to go trick or treating around the centre on Saturday, collecting some tasty treats along the way.
Monday 24 – Saturday 29 October
Take the little ones on an adventure through the official Swizzels trick and treat trail – each stop on the trail features spooky tricks and plenty or Swizzels treats! As each trick is performed you’ll earn your Swizzels surprise, from drumsticks to rainbow drops, all your favourites are there.
The trail will also stop you off at lots of awesome activities and attractions – don’t miss out on a trip to Leonard’s Scare School or the Wicked Costume Party.
Halloween Cave Tour (Nottingham Castle)
Saturday 29 October
£5 + Standard Castle admission
The amazing cave tours are cranked up a notch in the spirit of Halloween. You’ll be joined by the ghostly guide and spooked as you hear thrilling tales of the past, walking further in the unknown. The tour is suitable for 8+ and tickets can be purchased on the day at the castle shop.
Nottingham’s most haunted building plays host to a range of creepy tours this Halloween including:
Terror Tours 22nd, 27th & 29th October
Ghost Tours 20th, 21st, 26th, 28th & 31st October (children’s tours 20th, 21st, 26th,
Spirits of the Dungeon Tour
On the 24 October take part in the Family Fairy Tale Trail and decide how guilty the witch in Hansel and Gretel really was! There will also be a range of craft activities which will include broomstick bookmark making, origami bats and peg doll witches.
To book your place onto any of the tours above, please call 0115 9520555 (opt. 4) or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunday 30 October
4.30pm – 7.30pm
£6 Adult (3 Children free per adult) / £3 Concessions
This year the museum’s regular last Sunday of the month steaming event coincides with the All Hallows’ Eve weekend and allows families to enjoy the seasonally-dressed museum and exhibits after dark.
Family friendly activities include a ‘Ghosts and Ghouls’ dress up competition for children with prizes available in three age groups, face painting and Halloween-themed colouring competitions, museum trails, and word searches. Families are encouraged to bring their own spooky torches to explore the museum exhibits, however the star attraction of the evening will be the steaming of the impressive Basford Beam Engine.
Tickets purchased in advance from the Museum front desk – Prices are £7 and £3.50 on the night.