Published on 03 November 2020
Halloween is fast approaching and, like just about everything else this year, your October activities may be a little different. While fancy dress house parties and trick or treating may be out of the question, it doesn’t mean to say that you have to skip Halloween altogether. To help you celebrate, we’ve come up with a few fiendishly fun family days out that are only a car ride away.
Nothing will get you more in the Halloween spirit than visiting your closest pumpkin patch and having a pumpkin carving competition with the kids when you get home. Many pumpkin farms throughout the UK allow visitors to pick their own, often staying open later in to the evening to make the whole experience even spookier. And why not try your hand at making pumpkin soup or pumpkin pie with the leftovers? Arnprior Farm in Stirling hosts dress-up pumpkin picking in the run-up to Halloween while Valley View at Gouldings in the Clyde Valley doesn’t require you to book.
Missing the movies this year? We’ve got you covered. With drive-in cinemas popping up in various locations around the UK, you can get your fix of horror films or family-friendly favourites under the night sky. Pack the car with snacks and blankets and prepare yourself for a spooky night under the stars. Check out the Drive-In for The Christie event event in Northwich, Cheshire which is hosting a series of ghoulishly good movies over Halloween to raise funds for The Christie hospice in Manchester.
Outdoor light shows are fast becoming a new Halloween tradition. Many parks and forests throughout the UK are transformed into illuminated trails and immersive light and sound experiences for late-night adventures. Tickets are now on sale for Glasglow which is back for the third year in Glasgow Botanic Gardens as a fully outdoor event with social distancing measures in place.
The closest rental branch to Glasglow is: Glasgow South Street.
If you’re looking to get properly spooked this October, then look no further than your closest haunted castle! Muncaster Castle in Cumbria and Warwick Castle are both hosting their own evening Halloween tours where you can hear scary stories and gruesome legends – as well as enjoy activities including monster mazes, enchanted trails and fire shows.
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