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5 Halloween events you probably aren’t aware of

 

Okay so you’ve taken the kids Trick or Treating for like 7 years in a row, or maybe you’re now too old to go Trick or Treating yourself. Not up for a Halloween themed night out in town, or has no one arranged a Halloween party?

In this blog, we show you 5 Halloween events you probably weren’t aware of…

 

VISIT A CREEPY CASTLE

Dungeons of castle

Authenticity is a huge part of creating a Halloween feature that truly sends shivers down the spine, and there’s little more authentic than a location steeped in history and hauntings.

English Heritage are putting on Halloween events in a whole bunch of their castles, but the pick of the bunch for us has got to be Bolsover Castle. It’s said to be one of the most haunted castles in the UK, in fact, “there are so many reports of paranormal activity that staff keep a special ‘ghost book’ for visitors to record their experiences.”

 

GO ON A GHOST WALK

Ghost walk in York

Is visiting one scary location not enough for you? How about touring multiple locations? The great thing about ghost walks is that there is usually one pretty close to wherever you may be in the UK.

But according to TripAdvisor the UK’s Top 3 Ghost Walks are: York, Liverpool and Oxford. So you’re not too far away from your first real ghost encounter…

 

VISIT AN ABANDONED TUBE STATION

Abandoned tube station

The London Underground network was installed back in 1863, and a lot of creepy goings-on have occurred down there since then. The tube is claustrophobic enough without an eerie ghost story to accompany it. As you can imagine, the geographical state of London has changed a lot since the 1800s and as a result many tube stations have closed, but they still exist.

The London Transport Museum are reopening some of them, for a limited time only. And each tube station comes with its own fascinating and chilling story.

 

How scary would it be to be trapped in an underground station? Well that’s exactly what Mission Breakout have proposed – an escape room based at the abandoned South Kentish Town Station

 

VISIT A SCARY FILM LOCATION

Man filming in the dark

Be honest, how many times have you dressed up as a Harry Potter character for Halloween? It’s too easy to wear an old pair of glasses and Biro a zigzag on your forehead, or give your ginger mate a stick wrapped in Sellotape.

How about this year visit a location where the biggest movie franchise of all time was filmed?

 

That last location reminds me of a Westeros town. If its a weekend away this Halloween you’re looking for there are plenty of Game Of Throne locations to explore.

The Dalmation Coast is host to many Game Of Throne locations, so if you’re after a bit of heat you could try there, or home of the Dornes, Alcazar de Seville in Spain.

In the UK you could dress up as a Wildling or White Walker and descend on Winterfell by visiting Castle Ward in County Down.

 

FOR A REAL HORROR THRILL TRY THESE CULT FILM LOCATIONS –

Dracula: St Michael’s Mount, Cornwall

Shaun of the Dead: Weston Park Grocery, London N8

The Wicker Man: Culzean Castle, Scotland

 

MUSEUM LATES

Girl in dark museum

Earlier in the 13 Days of Halloween, we told you how Museums are extending their offering by opening up into the night. Well, they are continuing to do that throughout Halloween too.


Follow Katapult on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn to find out how they freak themselves out this Halloween.

 

About the Author: Alistair is a Marketing Executive at Katapult – A Creative England, Top 50 Company that creates physical and digital guest experiences that amaze and engage your visitors.

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Our Marketing Executive who co-ordinates with the team to ensure that we market ourselves to the best of our ability.

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