For those who are serious about their scares, this Halloween holds plenty to get nerves jangling for all who visit Staffordshire, with ScareFests, ScreamFests, Spooktaculars, Code Crackers, Haunted Houses and Halloween Hi-Jinxes.
During the spookiest of seasons, the county is sure to satisfy with plenty of frightening fun, and even a poem to get all those funny bones in the Hallows Eve mood:
At the National Forest Adventure Farm,
ScreamFest’s set to kick off, filling all with alarm.
Alton Towers Resort has lots of freaky fun,
With ScareFest ensured to make everyone run.
Where suits of armour and skeletons can be found,
Tamworth’s and Stafford’s Castles will make everyone jump up and down.
With the chattering of Macaques will also come howls,
Of Trentham Monkey story-tellers as they prowl.
At Churnet Valley Railway a spooky ghost train will be seen,
Where everyone will bundle on but can’t stop themselves scream.
A Halloween Hi-Jinx will be at Consall Nature Park,
So if you have the courage, come down into the dark.
As the Ancient High House ghouls will surely stir,
Where a haunting of ghost stories is bound to occur.
At Moseley Old Hall the pumpkins will leer,
With visitors, both old and young, all caught up in fear.
The Emma Bridgewater Pottery Halloween activity week,
Is sure to be filled with piercing shrieks and unnerving creaks.
At the Shugborough Estate, full of fearful things,
Come down and dress up to see what this Halloween brings.
In Weston Park woods you’ll find a goblin and a ghoul,
So make sure you come along and don’t be a fool.
As a bit of crackpot Halloween fun,
Wedgwood Museum Code Crackers is sure to be won.
At the National Brewery Centre Ghost Tour,
Try your best not to scream and run out the door.
And at the creepy Museum of Cannock Chase,
Halloween Spooktacular will also take place.
All these fantastically terrifying events will be going ahead in Staffordshire throughout October. So with many places to visit and all sorts of activities organised, no one will be short of something to do this Halloween season.
List of dates and prices:
- ScreamFest at National Forest Adventure Farm, Fri 18th Oct – Sat 2nd Nov (from £15.00pp)
- ScareFest at Alton Towers Resort, Sat 19th Oct – Sun 3rd Nov (from £35.10pp)
- Halloween Spooky Fun at National Forest Adventure Farm, Sun 20th Oct – Sun 3rd Nov (£8.75pp)
- Halloween Half Term Activity Week at Emma Bridgewater Pottery, Sat 19th Oct – Sun 3rd Nov (activities £1.50 per child)
- Children’s Halloween Evening at Tamworth Castle, Sat 26th Oct (children £5, adults £6)
- Halloween at the Haunted Ancient High House, Sat 26th Oct (£3.00 per session)
- Haunting Halloween at Trentham Money Forest, Sat 26th Oct – Fri 1st Nov (children £5.50, adults £7.50)
- Pumpkin Days at Old Moseley Hall, Sat 26th – Wed 30th Oct (normal admission charges + £2.50 per pumpkin)
- Spooky Fun at the Farm at Shugborough Estate, Sat 26th Oct – Fri 1st Nov (children £4, adults £5)
- The Ghost Train at Churnet Valley Railway, Sat 26th Oct (children £7, adults £12)
- Halloween at Weston Park, Sun 27th Oct (children £9.50, adults £7.50)
- Halloween Haunted House at Tamworth Castle, Sun 27th – Fri 1st Nov (children £4.50 and adults £7)
- Halloween Code Crackers at Wedgwood Museum, Mon 28th Oct – Fri 1st Nov (£2.50pp)
- Halloween Spooktacular at Museum of Cannock Chase, Mon 28th Oct – Fri 1st Nov (workshops £1.50 per child)
- Halloween Ghost Tours at The National Brewery Centre, Tues 29th– Thu 31st Oct (£8.95 adults only)
- Halloween Hi-Jinx at Consall Nature Park, Tues 29th Oct also at Greenway Bank Country Park, Thurs 31st Oct (£6pp)
- Halloween Hands on Horror at Stafford Castle and Visitor Centre, Wed 30th – Thu 31st Oct (£3 per session)
- Ghoulish Ghost Talk at Ancient High House, Thu 31st Oct (£5pp)
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