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Time To Plan For A Spooky Halloween Getaway?

Matt Crisp October 8, 2019

Halloween is a little over a month away and if you’re planning to travel away from home for some spooky fun you may want to start planning now to ensure that you don’t miss out on anything come October 31st.

There are certainly some great events that it’s worth travelling to around Halloween this year. The Sun recently highlighted some of the best spooky goings on set to take place at some of the UK’s biggest theme parks.

If you’re going to be travelling quite a long way, it makes sense to get a group of people together. Arrange luxury minibus hire and make a real day of it. The best part is that no-one in your party will need to worry about driving.

So, where should you go if you want to celebrate Halloween in style? According to the newspaper, there will be some great events at the country’s theme parks this October.

Thorpe Park will be running its Fright Nights again from 28 September. That means you’ve got a little over a month to get involved and be scared out of your wits by attractions featuring the Blair Witch, The Walking Dead and Containment.

The newspaper revealed that Thorpe Park will be adding a new terrifying attraction this year: the Creek Freak Massacre. In this attraction, guests will have to navigate a route after being separated from the group and while being chased by someone wielding a chainsaw.

If you book tickets for the theme park during October, you’ll also have the chance to ride some of its most famous roller coasters, including Stealth and The Swarm, in the dark.

Alton Towers, meanwhile, will be running its Scarefest again this Halloween. Altonville Mine Tours, Sub-Species and Project 42 will all be making a return to the event. But the theme park is also adding some new frightening attractions.

Two new mazes, named The Attic and Darkest Depths, are among the new attractions to explore, while the Alton Towers Dungeon is expected to feature heavily in this year’s Scarefest activities.

Much like Thorpe Park, many of the roller coasters will be open after dark, adding an extra terrifying element to the rides that make the theme park famous.

Not one to be left out, Chessington World of Adventures will also be running a number of halloween-themed attractions. Creepy Caves Unearthed, Trick or Treat Wood and the Haunted Howl’o’Ween Live Show are all set to return this October.

Along with them will be new addition, Spyders. In this attraction families have to work to infiltrate a group of giant spiders that have settled in the park. The Halloween events at Chessington will open on 12 October and run until 3 November.

If none of these appeal to you, then it’s worth taking a look at what’s going on in London. The capital is always home to some exciting events, with Stylist highlighting some of the top Halloween events happening in the city this year.

Among the recommendations are the Dark Circus Party, which will have a Day of the Dead theme this year. You can expect circus acts, fire breathers, stilt walkers and burlesque dancers to keep you entertained.

For something a little spookier, Kingston’s Silent Ghost Story is the way to go. It’s a terrifying tour of South London’s history that takes the form of an immersive experience. Book tickets if you dare.