Sussex’s top zoo is hosting a week of activities for little horrors to brave in the run-up to Halloween. The witches Hocus & Pocus will be running the Haunted Heights, just across from a mummy’s maze. Face painting and temporary tattoos are on offer and The Gruffalo will be making an appearance on the Wednesday.
Ghost Walk of The Lanes
The Druids Head
Wed 24 – Sat 27 Oct
Eerie 70-minute evening walks through the fabled Brighton Lanes. Ghost walkers Silas, Ebenezer and Jasper guide and perform in full Victorian outfits as they take you through eight historical sites. Families will be entertained by tales of ghosts, nuns and Jack the Ripper on this unique journey through the city.
Michelham Priory Halloween Weekend
Michelham Priory, nr Hailsham
Sat 27 – Sun 28 Oct
This 13th century house and gardens on the outskirts of Hailsham and Eastbourne is a family-friendly spot, and for the Halloween weekend they’re putting on some gently haunting activities. A bookable evening ghost walk, crafts, trails and a traditional Punch & Judy show will be on the seven-acre site.
The World’s End
Critically acclaimed game Lady Chastity’s Reserve is being currently hosted in the trendy The World’s End. You and five friends can brave the lair of the deranged Lady and find her prized wine. Slots are available throughout October, with extra slots on Friday and Saturdays – book early if you can!
Upper North Street
If you’re looking for a less spooky challenge, everyone over the age of 12 is welcome to these creative challenge rooms. Smaller groups can take on Pavilion Perplex and try to rescue the palace from demolition or try to solve Raver Quest’s mysterious disappearances. Big groups can take on Modrophenia, a classic biker murder mystery.
This sci-fi live action experience features Red Dwarf’s Norman Lovett and Knightmare’s Hugo Myatt in two challenges. Uncovering a scientist’s vanishing and a mutinous A.I. put groups to the test in this popular pub venue. A futuristic bit of terror and fun to test your brain with.
The Halloween CarnEvil
Cannon Place Warehouse
Sat 27 Oct
For one of the most anticipated new Brighton venues, an all-day Halloween celebration is a perfect fit. The warehouse location boasts three stages of music, an indoor fair, interactive game and food stalls all in seasonal decorations. Official afterparties are being held for those wanting to go into the late hours.
Spellbound Halloween Party
Sat 27 Oct
Brighton’s biggest alternative 80s party is taking to the big stage of the Komedia for this year’s Halloween event. Halloween tracks will be shuffled in with their usual gothic and assorted 80’s hits. Expect The Cure, Siouxie, Joy Division to soundtrack dancing, face painting and footage of classic horror movie scenes.
The Cher Witch Project Halloween Disco
Green Door Store
Fri 2 Nov
Do not fear the post-Halloween blues. In celebration of Cher’s Believe turning 20, this disco night focuses on celebrating dead artists and disbanded pop groups. With drag hosts and Cher performances planned, it’s a quirky and clever idea. Prepare for lots of shaky cam footage of 1AM when Believe gets put on.
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