Spooky Halloween Castles To Visit This Year

Looking for somewhere spooky to visit this Halloween, well, what’s more spooktacular than Halloween Castles! There are lots of Castles throughout the UK who are open during October half term and providing lots of spooky entertainment for all members of the family.

I always think castles are a great place to celebrate Halloween, just watch out for the Ghosts!

Spooktacular Halloween Castles To Explore

Beeston Castle Halloween

Location : Chapel Ln, Tarporley CW6 9TX

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The Wizards of Once Halloween Quest – Head to Beeston Castle for a fantastical day out this Halloween half-term. Explore the grounds on our brand-new adventure trail inspired by Cressida Cowell’s bestselling Wizards of Once series.

Will you find the ingredients for the Spell to get rid of Witches and uncover the location of the Cup of Second Chances? Remember to come along in frightful fancy dress and snap a picture to enter our competition on social media. It’s going to be a really wizard day out!

Plus, get up close to a host of real-life ‘beasts’ with Zoolab! Meet some amazing animals – including snakes, spiders, and more – and learn all about these creepy crawly creatures.

Opening Dates/Times/Prices : For further information CLICK HERE

Belsay Hall, Castle & Gardens

Location : B6309, Newcastle upon Tyne NE20 0DX

The Wizards of Once Halloween Quest – Head to Belsay Hall for a fantastical day out this Halloween half-term. Explore the grounds on our brand-new adventure trail inspired by Cressida Cowell’s bestselling Wizards of Once series. Will you find the ingredients for the Spell to get rid of Witches and uncover the location of the Cup of Second Chances? Come along in frightful fancy dress to enter our competition and maybe win a prize. It’s going to be a really wizard day out!

Spooky Woodland Walk – As the days shorten and the evenings grow darker, join our ghost-hunting storytellers on a family friendly walk through the shadows of Belsay’s grounds. With well-told tales full of spooky and strange goings-on, this Halloween walk is sure to get you into the spirit of the season.

This is an outdoor early evening tour lasting around 45 minutes. Please wear suitable clothes and shoes. Ideal for those looking for a more light hearted event this Halloween including families with children aged 5-12.

Opening Dates/Times/Prices : For further information CLICK HERE

Belvoir Castle Halloween

Location : Grantham NG32 1PE

Halloween Trail 2021. Dare to explore the darker side of history at Belvoir Castle

Join for a family friendly Halloween trail through the dooms and into our formal gardens.
Be careful not to disturb the undead as you enter the Castle dooms, meet frightful guides in disguise, solve spooktacular mysteries and activities.

Opening Dates/Times/Prices : For further information CLICK HERE

Bolsover Castle Halloween

Location : Castle St, Bolsover, Chesterfield S44 6PR

The Wizards of Once Halloween Quest – Head to Bolsover Castle for a fantastical day out this Halloween half-term. Explore the castle on the brand-new adventure trail inspired by Cressida Cowell’s bestselling Wizards of Once series.

Will you find the ingredients for the Spell to get rid of Witches and uncover the location of the Cup of Second Chances? Come along in frightful fancy dress to enter a competition and maybe win a prize. It’s going to be a really wizard day out!

Ghost Tours – Do you dare explore Bolsover Castle in the dark this Halloween?

Join the storytellers as they guide you on a bone-chilling journey through the past. With tales of ghosts, supernatural sightings and horrors from history, this is not a night for the faint-hearted.

These tours are suitable for those aged 16+. Don’t forget to bring a torch – things are going to get dark…

Opening Dates/Times/Prices : For further information CLICK HERE

Carisbrooke Castle Halloween

Location : Castle Hill, Newport PO30 1XY

The Wizards of Once Halloween Quest – Head to Carisbrooke Castle for a fantastical day out this Halloween half-term. Explore the castle on our brand-new adventure trail inspired by Cressida Cowell’s bestselling Wizards of Once series. Will you find the ingredients for the Spell to get rid of Witches and uncover the location of the Cup of Second Chances? Come along in frightful fancy dress to enter our competition and maybe win a prize. It’s going to be a really wizard day out!

Ghost Tours at Carisbrooke Castle – Do you dare explore Carisbrooke Castle in the dark this Halloween?

Join our storytellers as they guide you on a bone-chilling journey through the past. With tales of ghosts, supernatural sightings and horrors from history, this is not a night for the faint-hearted.

These tours are suitable for those aged 16+. Don’t forget to bring a torch – things are going to get dark…

Opening Dates/Times/Prices : For further information CLICK HERE

Dover Castle Halloween

Location : Castle Hill Rd, Dover CT16 1HU

The Wizards of Once Halloween Quest – Head to Dover Castle for a fantastical day out this Halloween half-term. Explore the castle on the brand-new adventure trail inspired by Cressida Cowell’s bestselling Wizards of Once series. Will you find the ingredients for the Spell to get rid of Witches and uncover the location of the Cup of Second Chances? Come along in frightful fancy dress to enter our competition and maybe win a prize. It’s going to be a really wizard day out!

You can also meet the ghoulish guide who will tell tales of ghostly goings on at Dover Castle. Try your hand at becoming a monster hunter with the range of hands on training activities, and meet the comedy castle rat who will entertain you with stories and songs of his explorations of the castle.

Don’t miss the fantastical dragon and grim reaper puppets prowling around the keep yard and watch in awe as the shadow puppet theatre creates magical shapes in the darkness. Activities and shows will be at select times of the day and are subject to weather conditions. Plus, on Saturday 30 and Sunday 31 October only be amazed as the birds of prey take to the skies in a dramatic flying display of gothic folklore.

Opening Dates/Times/Prices : For further information CLICK HERE

Framlingham Castle Halloween

Location : Church St, Framlingham, Woodbridge IP13 9BP

The Wizards of Once Halloween Quest – Head to Framlingham Castle for a fantastical day out this Halloween half-term. Explore the castle on our brand-new adventure trail inspired by Cressida Cowell’s bestselling Wizards of Once series.

Will you find the ingredients for the Spell to get rid of Witches and uncover the location of the Cup of Second Chances? Come along in frightful fancy dress to enter our competition and maybe win a prize. It’s going to be a really wizard day out!

Ghost Tours – Do you dare explore Framlingham Castle in the dark this Halloween?

Join our storytellers as they guide you on a bone-chilling journey through the past. With tales of ghosts, supernatural sightings and horrors from history, this is not a night for the faint-hearted.

These tours are suitable for those aged 16+. Don’t forget to bring a torch – things are going to get dark…

Opening Dates/Times/Prices : For further information CLICK HERE

Hartlebury Castle Halloween

Location : Hartlebury Castle, Kidderminster DY11 7XZ

Calling all budding witches and wizards! Dress up in your favourite spooky costume and join in our Halloween Fun! Carve a pumpkin, follow the fangtastic pumpkin trail, make a wand to cast spells, and stir up a potion ready for Halloween!

Opening Dates/Times/Prices : For further information CLICK HERE

Hever Castle Halloween

Location : Hever Rd, Hever, Edenbridge TN8 7NG

Treat your little ones to a spine-tingling visit to Hever Castle over the Half Term break. Come dressed up in your spookiest outfit, spot Halloween decorations around the grounds and learn how to become the perfect little monster in the Ghoul School Audio Trail*. An array of teachers will be imparting their delights, frights and a few vampire bites!

You will also have the chance to plant garlic bulbs in a free family-friendly workshop. The perfect activity to ward off any stray vampires.

Opening Dates/Times/Prices : For further information CLICK HERE

Kenilworth Castle Halloween

Location : Castle Green, Kenilworth CV8 1NG

The Wizards of Once Halloween Quest – Head to Kenilworth Castle for a fantastical day out this Halloween half-term. Explore the castle on the brand-new adventure trail inspired by Cressida Cowell’s bestselling Wizards of Once series.

Will you find the ingredients for the Spell to get rid of Witches and uncover the location of the Cup of Second Chances? Come along in frightful fancy dress to enter a competition and maybe win a prize. It’s going to be a really wizard day out!

Plus, get up close to a host of real-life ‘beasts’ with Zoolab! Meet some amazing animals – including snakes, spiders, and more – and learn all about these creepy crawly creatures.

Ghost Tours – Do you dare explore Kenilworth Castle in the dark this Halloween?

Join our storytellers as they guide you on a bone-chilling journey through the past. With tales of ghosts, supernatural sightings, and horrors from history, this is not a night for the faint-hearted.

These tours are suitable for those aged 16+. Don’t forget to bring a torch – things are going to get dark…

Opening Dates/Times/Prices : For further information CLICK HERE

Mountfitchet Castle Halloween

Location : Stansted Mountfitchet, Essex CM24 8SP

Dare you come to Mountfitchet Castle’s Halloween event 2021?
The Spiders Labyrinth!
Huge spiders have taken over the historic grounds and have made a terrifying labyrinth of webs and nests inside one of the buildings! We need your help to find them because our staff are too scared! Can you follow the trail and find all the stamps? To complete the trail you must find and face the grandad of all spiders; the terrible leaping Giant Tarantula! Are you brave enough?

Opening Dates/Times/Prices : For further information CLICK HERE

Muncaster Castle Halloween

Location : Ravenglass, Cumbria, CA18 1RD

There will be oodles of fun and Halloween entertainment again this year to make this a “must do” time of year to visit Muncaster! Activities include the Scary Maze, fire juggling shows, alchemy workshops, kids crafts in the Ghostly Grotto and Axe Throwing (over 18’s only, weekends only).

The “Emporium of Stolen Souls” Castle Show runs hourly from 4pm each day. You must book in advance for the Castle show. Alongside our café which stays open late, there will be food and drink stalls and don’t forget to visit our gift shops.

The spectacular Twilight Owl show returns and must be booked in advance. This is not included in the general entry ticket.

Opening Dates/Times/Prices : For further information CLICK HERE

Raby Castle Halloween

Location : Staindrop, Darlington DL2 3AH

Halloween half Term Trail – This half term visit Raby Castle for a spooktacular Halloween trail in their Walled Gardens. Collect an activity sheet from the creepy Coach Yard and see what hidden creatures you can find. Steer clear of the Witch’s cauldron and brave the scary spiders to find all of the clues and complete the puzzle.

After Dark Halloween Trail – As the sun sets, experience the half term trail after dark when the magical inhabitants of the Walled Gardens take on a life of their own. Dress up in your most spooktacular outfits and get into double the trouble this October at Raby.

Opening Dates/Times/Prices : For further information CLICK HERE

Warwick Castle Halloween

Location : Warwick CV34 4QU

Join the ghosts, ghouls, wizards and witches of Warwick Castle and prepare for a Halloween brimming with spooky tales and family-friendly frights.

Meet the famous Witches of Warwick and find out which secret spells they are concocting in their cauldron!

Uncover eerie experiences around every corner and explore the gruesome truths of history in the Horrible Histories® maze.

Search the spooky mansion, navigate the Haunted Hollows and discover even more quirky characters in their spellbinding shows and activities!

Opening Dates/Times/Prices : For further information CLICK HERE

Hope you have found the Halloween Castle you’d like to visit, looking for some other places to visit during October, check out the Halloween category for further ideas

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