Halloween events 2011 - the spookiest in the UK

We've been hunting for the best 2011 Halloween hijinks!

From the 15th - 31st October, The London Dungeon unveils its most terrifying event ever. A gruesome 'Stingy Jack' will be back stalking the dark hellish corridors, and if you manage to escape him, you'll be faced with with an infamous recording of the 'Sounds of Hell' echoing throughout the Dungeon's mirrored labyrinth. Children, from £11, when you book online.


Halloween costumes with pumpkins

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Experience ‘Helloween’


Forest with witches wood and stones

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Spooky walkabout

Discover the myths and legends of Dartmoor on a ghostly ramble around Witch's Wood in Lydford Gorge, Devon, with prizes for all completed trails. Suitable for ages 4 upwards. Sunday 22nd - Monday 31st October. Children, £1.50.


Zombie halloween with black coat

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The London Bridge Experience at The London Tombs

The London Bridge Experience
and the London Tombs have joined forces to create Phobophobia 2011.
From 17th October - 1st November, Phobophobia returns to London Bridge
for a terrifying experience, described as the ultimate Halloween show.
During the day, the History behind the horror of Halloween takes place
between, 10am-6pm 17th October - 1st November (Family friendly). After
dark, be prepared for  extreme scares - Halloweens most hellish event,
from 7pm-Late 27th October-31st October (over 11's only). Child, £14.50
when you book online.


Halloween theme with pumpkin and people

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Give yourself a fright

From 15th - 31st October, Scarefest returns to Alton Towers Resort.
The 2011 Scarefest promises to be the most spooky yet, with something
for thrill seekers and families alike. The theme park will be open until
9pm. Child, £19.44.


Forest with wilderness wood

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Get crafty

Venture into Wilderness Wood's sustainable forest, Hadlow Down, East
Sussex on 26th October and gather materials to make scary spiders,
wands, witches' brooms or dreamcatchers. Call 01825 830509, wildernesswood.co.uk.


People in thorpe park

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Fight your fears

From 6th - 31st October get ready for the ultimate horror experience at
Fright Night, Thorpe Park. With gates open until late, dare to face the
live action, horror mazes and ride the scariest rollercoasters in pitch
black. Child, £32.40. Save 50% when you book before 2nd October. That's
adult tickets for just £21.60 - saving over £21! Visit Thorpepark.com to buy tickets.


Old castle with garden and sky

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Blast from the past

Gruesome and gory tales of residents past await the fearless at Old Wardour Castle, Wiltshire from 29th - 30th October. Join the evening candlelit tours or try less spooky activities for younger visitors. Call 0970 333 1181, english-heritage.org.uk. 


Pumpkins with wooden box

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Celebrate pumpkins

Thousands gather for the Spalding Pumpkin Festival
in Lincolnshire on 7th October to celebrate harvest and horticulture
with everything from pumpkin throwing and 'extreme pumpkin carving' to
night mazes.


Halloween costumes with kids and garden

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Give the kids a treat

The Hop Farm
will be hosting their annual 'Skeletons and Scarecrow' event, with lots
of fun activites for the little ones, including a host of menacing games
and spine tingling activities - apple bobbing and broomstick games!
Open 10am - 5pm daily, between 22nd - 30th 0ctober. Child £10.80, if


Tamara was Ideal Home's Digital Editor before joining the Woman & Home team in 2022. She has spent the last 15 years working with the style teams at Country Homes & Interiors and Ideal Home, both now at Future PLC. It’s with these award wining interiors teams that she's honed her skills and passion for shopping, styling and writing. Tamara is always ahead of the curve when it comes to interiors trends – and is great at seeking out designer dupes on the high street.