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Halloween Events Across Essex 2018

Published: 4th October 2018 13:21


Halloween Festival at Marsh Farm
13th & 14th, 20th – 28th October 2018 - Open 10am-5pm

A festival of Halloween fun, activities and events including a FREE pumpkin for every child and our NEW Boo Barn!

Book tickets in advance online and save at www.marshfarm.co.uk.  Members admissions are FREE!  Become a member from £5 per member a month.

Tickets £14.99 on the door or £12.50 online, children under 2 free. This event is FREE for Annual Pass & Magic Pass Holders. Children under 2 who wish to pick a pumpkin £2.00
For more information contact info@marshfarm.co.uk.
Cursed - Essex's No.1 Halloween Experience

Cursed is Essex's original award-winning Halloween fright night experience, set in the eerie grounds of Wat Tyler Country Park, near Basildon. During the evening, you will pass through a series of scare mazes which are themed to disturb, distort and scare the living daylights out of you. 2018 is our 10th birthday party, the event is bigger and better than ever before. More actors, larger mazes, street entertainment and catering facilities, we dare you to come and play. With only adrenaline, and your so called friends by your side, prepare to meet some of the most evil creatures around, at the largest fright night experience in Essex.

Open for 10 nights from 10th - 31st October 2018.  7 pm - 11 pm.  £19 per person. 

Not recommended for children under 12.  Children between 12 - 16 are allowed to enter the event at their parent's discretion and must be accompanied by an adult who is over 18.

For more information visit their website www.thecursed.co.uk.
Halloween Pop Up Game

Saturday 27th & Sunday 28th October and Saturday 3rd November & Sunday 4th November.  Cost £7 per person.  Not recommended for children under 12. 

Annie's attic is set in an unused area of Victoria avenue, Southend on Sea, Can you survive the paranormal happenings within this game and escape alive? Uncover the unknown, use your wits, determination and most importantly don't look behind you! 

This game is a pop up escape game for up to 6 people only. Game is 30 minutes long. The entrance to this game has steep stairs so extra attention must be taken when entering/ exiting the attic.

For more information visit their website www.roomescapesouthend.com
The Uk's Most Unique Zombie Experience - Kelvedon Hatch Nuclear Bunker

October 27th,  6.30 pm - 9 pm.  9 pm - 11.30 pm.  11 pm - 1.30 am.

December 2nd, 6 pm - 8.30 pm.  8.30 pm - 11 pm.

Cost £90 - £100 per person.  Places go very quickly so booking in advance is high recommended. 

Are you looking for a Zombie Experience for a Stag party, Hen party, or something a bit different? The Last Survivors is the UK’s most unique Zombie Experience set in a real Nuclear Bunker. Available exclusively through our website this zombie experience is not sold through online zombie gift sites.
Are you prepared for the Apocalypse?

The Experience

Once you enter the grounds be prepared for anything! Each event features over 2 hours of story driven zombie combat through the pitch black bunker, armed with only your torch and your weapon will you survive?

The Zombies

Infected zombies wait covered in blood ready to tear at your flesh if you are not fast enough. Watch out for the special infected and armoured zombies. You may have to team up to take down these abominations!

For further information contact their website www.thelastsurvivors.co.uk   
Shriek Week and Fright Night at Colchester Zoo 

Join in with the fantastic themed displays, attractions and activities taking place every day during Shriek Week! - Saturday 20th October - Sunday 28th October 2018.

We love it when our visitors to get involved with the fun by dressing up too - why not become a zombie, a skeleton, a ghost or a witch?

PLUS you can enjoy food from our many food outlets, from breakfast, lunch and dinner to spooky snacks and delicious treats! 

You can also stay on into the evening on selected Fright Nights on the 20th, 22nd, 24th, 26th & 27th October and enjoy the fantastic lighting around the zoo and special after dark feeds!*

*Although access to the park during Fright Nights is included in your admission some of the secondary attractions are only accessible with a valid wristband which can be purchased at £5.00 per person.

For more information visit their website www.colchester-zoo.com
Spooky Day Out With Thomas

Thomas the Tank Engine with a spooky twist, the perfect Halloween treat!

Calling all little engineers! Join Thomas, the number one blue engine, as he visits the East Anglian Railway Museum for a day of spooky family fun. The Fat Controller will also be on hand to make sure that Thomas is being a really useful engine whilst Rusty and Dusty, Sodor’s Station Sweepers, will be causing mischief.

WHEN:  Sat 27th & Sun 28th Oct
OPENING TIMES:  10:00 til 16:30 (trains run from 10:30)
ONLINE PRICE: Adults/Seniors: £14.00.  Children (2-15): £10.00.  Family (2A+2C): £44.00
Children under 2: FREE

Spooky Day Out With Thomas is an event the whole family can enjoy. Take a train ride behind Thomas and his friends, Daisy, Percy and Toad will all be here.  Complete your Passport To Adventures and Junior Engineer Certificate, watch re-enactments of classic Thomas stories and much more. Stop by the Imagination Station for even more fun, with Thomas-themed crafts, games and DVDs to enjoy.  All the usual fun of a Day Out with Thomas with a spooky twist.  Fancy dress is encouraged!

For further information contact http://www.earm.co.uk/.  Email information@earm.co.uk.  Call 01206 242524.

The spookiest train ride in all of Essex 

Experience a spoooooky Halloween Train Ride deep into the woods of the Audley End Estate to visit the Witches! Meet the Witches themselves, receive a special treat and watch them perform their wonderful witchy dance, but make sure you behave yourself so the Witches don’t cast a spell on you!

Visit the Activity Area to create yourself a creepy craft, test out your dance moves, listen to a spooky story and get your face painted!

The ride is spooky but never scary and is, therefore, suitable for all ages.

Booking is required. Tickets will not be available to purchase on the day.

Included in the ticket price:

Train Ride through the woods to visit the witches, craft making, face painting, storytelling, a visit to the dance tent and a gift for every child (gifts for 0-24 months can be purchased on the day for £2.00)

Prices:  Prices vary between £12.00 to £13.00 per person depending on what date you decide to attend. 0-24 Months and Carers travel free.

For more information contact http://www.audley-end-railway.co.uk/  or call 01799 510726.

Spooky Nights at Barleylands

Our popular Spooky Nights are back and taking place on Friday 26th and Saturday 27th October!

Open from 6.30pm to 9pm, the two evenings will be packed with thrills, spills and chills for tots to young teens.  As always, there will be plenty of spooktactular family friendly activities including-

  • Huge Fairground Ghost Train
  • Hotel of Terror
  • Dungeon Discos & games
  • Spooky Hallow Walk
  • Barn of Horrors
  • Creepy Crawly Lair
  • Trick or Treating
  • Spooky Characters
  • Toddler Fairground Rides
  • Plus more!

Refreshment stalls will be available on the night.

Tickets for this event must be booked in advance via the link below. Last year we sold out so make sure you book your tickets early!

For more information contact http://www.barleylands.co.uk/ or call 01268 532253.

Half Term Events Fun at Wyevale Garden Centres – Chelmsford, Braintree, Brentwood, Colchester and Rayleigh

Looking for fun things to do this October half term?

Then don’t miss our spooktacular Halloween events for kids! Tricks and treats include pumpkin carving, a free spooky trail, and Halloween parties for the whole family. Book a Halloween event online or at a centre near you today.

Session dates and times vary by centre

Halloween Parties

£10 per child, £5 per adult

  • ENJOYa tasty hot or cold tea
  • MAKE a witch’s hat
  • HUNT spooky characters for a sweet reward
  • DO a fun activity sheet
  • PLUS other spooktacular activities

Pumpkin Carving

£6 per child – a Halloween Classic – carve a creepy face into your own pumpkin

For more information contact http://www.wyevalegardencentres.co.uk/

Haunted Halloween Quiz

Saturday, 27th October 2018,  6pm - 8pm

Join us for our Halloween themed quiz night at Bedfords Park.  Test your knowledge on all things spooky and see if your team will win first prize.  Teams of 4-6 people.  Fancy dress optional.  Advanced booking essential.  Please call 01708 748646 for more information and to book.  Bedfords Park Visitor Centre, Havering atte Bower Essex, RM4 1QH

Halloween Pumpkin Event

High Woods Country Park, Colchester, CO4 5JR

Saturday 27th October 2018 12 – 5 pm

Hosted by "Together We Grow" community interest company at the Big Garden.  Hold on to your pumpkin and squashes it's Halloween.  Pick up your pumpkins sown earlier in the year and get creative (other pumpkins will be available if you didn't sow one in spring). Get stuck into pumpkin soup, cake, pie and much much more.

For more information contact www.visitcolchester.gov.uk  or call 01206 282920.


























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