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Top 10 Halloween Attractions and Bonfire Nights For Kids and Families in 2019

Looking for a Spooktacular Halloween attraction or a magnificent Bonfire Night firework display for the kids or the whole family? Kids pass selected the top 10 Halloween and Bonfire Night events taking place nationwide. Head out to one of these spectacular experiences and have truly memorable times.

1. Drayton Manor Theme Park

Drayton Manor always puts on a good show for Halloween and Bonfire night. This year the 'More Than A Trick' Halloween special goes from 19th to the 31st October and guarantees a fully decorated park full of tricks and treats. Bonfire will pay tribute to the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landings. The sparkly extravaganza named ‘Fireworks Spectacular’ will be held on the 1st and 2nd November. Make sure to book your visit in advance as tickets tend to sell out quickly.

drayton manor halloween

 

2. Marwell Zoo

Marwell Zoo, located near Winchester, offers brilliant Halloween activities every year. From the 26th of October to the 3rd of November, the ‘Boo at the Zoo!’ will take your kids to a spooky trail around the zoo. Track down the 12 hidden monsters, decorate a magical wand and indulge on fang-tastic trats from the tuckshop. Want to have your own broomstick flying lesson? The wizard Lowedolf is back once again to teach your little monsters the secrets behind it. The activities are often tied in with the animals, and it's a fantastic experience for all the family in the October half term.

Marwell Zoo Halloween

3. Blackpool Pleasure Beach

Blackpool Pleasure Beach, one of the most popular theme parks in the North West, is packed with Spooktacular surprises for this year’s Halloween. From the 12th October to the 31st October, embark in a plethora of fun activities for all ages.

At Nickelodean Land, the little ones will get ‘Nick or Treating’ with Team Nick and the Nickelodeon characters. This one is a perfect choice of halloween for toddlers and younger kids.

Back by popular demand, the ‘Vampire Pleasure Beach’ is straight outta coffin’ to creep it real this Halloween. Take part of a unique Halloween atmosphere and enjoy the many special activities going on around the park. From pumpkin carving to haunted houses, Blackpool Please Beach delivers a fang-tastic experience this Halloween.

How about enjoying an early Bonfire Night with the family with brilliant late-night riding? On the 26th October from 4.00pm Blackpool Pleasure Beach will throw a spooky party with live music around the Spooktacular Dancing Fountains. Get the family in full fancy dress and get a complimentary drink each (parents get an alcoholic slush cocktail and kids get a non-alcoholic version). Enjoy the Late Night Riding extravaganza and stay around to enjoy the fireworks at 10pm. Just keep in mind the event is subject to favourable weather conditions.

Other activities also include:

  • Circus of Horrors
  • Scream Screen Drive-In
  • Horror Bar
  • Pasaje del Terror

 Please note some activities require special entry purchases. 

4. Flambards

This year Flambards will hold the ‘Halloween Tricks & Treats Firework Spectacular’ on the 23th October, when families can enjoy a creepy Victorian Village by day, taking in the spooky rides and spine-tingling pumpkin trail. Then, at 7:30pm the skies light up with an incredible fireworks display. Oh, and the celebrations are livened up with a superb George Michael Tribute show for parents to get down and share in the fun. 

5. Fantasy Island Theme Park

From 12th October to 3rd November, Fantasy Island Theme Park is transformed into Fear Island, a unique scare galore. From Psycho Vault to DisturbIAM, the park introduces 6 brand new attractions and 3 new shows not for the faint of heart. You'll discover the fear that lurks beneath the fantasy. As the time draws near there will be exclusive updates over at the Fantasy Island Resort website, so don't miss out.

Other attractions include:

  • The House of Voodoo
  • Torchure
  • Voodoo Bay
  • Circus of Scream
  • Wicked Witches Show

Keep up with all the news about the event with the hashtah #FearIsland.

fantasy island halloween

6. Crealy Theme Park & Resort

Crealy Theme Park & Resort, located in Devon, is holding the Spook-fest between the 19th and 27th October. New attractions include:

  • Halloween Glow Show
  • Jester's 3D Fun Maze
  • Witches of the Wilderness.

The infamous Creaky Hotel re-opening its haunted doors, plus FREE pumpkins for every child who visits the Theme Park. To close the Halloween season, the Fireworks Extravaganza happens on the 26th and 27th October celebrating the park’s 30th anniversary. Packed with nostalgia in celebration of the year the park was launched, parents will relive good times and take their kids through te memory lane. Selected rides will be open throughout the evening, so prepare yourself for a day packed with fun and wonder.

crealy theme park halloween

7. Southport Pleasureland

This year’s Halloween half term will be full of chills and thrills at Southport Pleasureland. For one day only, on 2nd November, the park celebrated the ‘Day of the Dead’, the traditional Mexican festival that brings friends and family together in a colourful party. Packed with entertainment that includes flame eaters, stilt walkers, dancers and music, enjoy a unique atmosphere and have fun on the late night rides. To close the festivity, a stunning firework display is the final climax as you know you get nothing but the best with Southport Pleasureland.

8. Stonham Barns

This year Stonham Barns hosts ‘The Carnival of Screams’ between the 24th and 27th October. The shows is lead by Alex and Robbie and features acrobatic skeletons, dancing zombies, and so much more as they take a hilariously creep journey full of illusion, tricks and specialty acts.

On 25th October, join the Firework and Halloween Spectacular, a day full of special activities such as pumpkin-carving competitions, costume competitions and a splendid firework display at 7pm. Part of the ticket sales go to support the St Elizabeth Hospice. Do good whilst you feel good. Halloween that does good and feels, Stonham barns is the place to be.

stonham barns halloween

9. Huntingdon Racecourse

Spooks and sparkles will descent once again in the famous annual Halloween and Firework Festival which takes place at Huntingdon Racecourse, Being held on 3rd November, the family-friendly event gives prizes for best costume and spookiest pumpkin, along with thrilling fairground rides, plenty of food stalls, a real ale tent and just about everything else you could hope for to celebrate the season. To end the evening, enjoy the dramatic firework display starting at 7pm. It gets even better: under 18s go free!

10. Shocktoberfest

If you don't know Shocktoberfest at Tulley's Farm, you've missed out on one of the top Halloween celebrations anywhere in the country. Located halfway between London and Brighton, the festival happen for a limited-time every year, this year between the 4th October and 2nd November.

Join the hype of scary clowns with the Twisted Clowns experience, take a stroll through the terrifying The Village Coven of 13, or navigate the haunted seven seas on The Wreckoning. With a range of terrifying live experiences, thrilling rides, food stalls, bars and live music, there's something for everyone.

Other attractions include:

  • The Chop Shop
  • The Creepy Cottage
  • The Cellar
  • Wasteland Penintentary
  • The Circus of Horrors

If you want to really get into the spirit of Halloween, try Shocktoberfest. You won't be disappointed with this uniquely haunting experience!

Final Thoughts

From terrifyingly fun experiences to a day packed with toddler-friendly activities, this list gives different choices for families around the country. These are the cream of the crop in the country and guaranteed to bring long-lasting memories this Halloween season.

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