Tulleys Farm have been making people scream every October for 27 years now. It is the place to spend your spooky month with terrifying attractions to enter if you dare. The scare mazes feature creepy clowns, deadly prisoners, and haunting zombies. Explore the immersive scenery and captivating special effects, live actors, games and plenty of thrills. Find out more and book your tickets at www.shocktoberfest.co.uk
Drusillas Park Shriek Week
On Sat 21 Oct – Sun 29 Oct, Drusillas Park will be hosting a week of spook-tacular fun for your kids. Learn more about spiders from the experts at ‘Spider’s Den’ and discover why these eight-legged friends are actually pretty amazing. You are also dared to enter the corridors of Haunted Heights – a live action haunted house experience. The decor is a feast to the eyes, and there are plenty of freaky photo opportunities to be grabbed. www.drusillas.co.uk/halloween-activities-in-east-sussex
Weald & Downland Museum October Half Terms
This October half term, Sat 21 – Sun 23, take the family to Weald & Downland living museum for a week of indoor and outdoor activities. These include Creepy Creatures and Superstitions Witches Broom Trail, Frightful Folklore Stories, and more. It will be full of crafts, tales and spells! You can book your place at www.wealddown.co.uk/events/oct-half-term-activities
Family Halloween Boat Trips at Chichester Canal
Enjoy a 2-hour boat trip surrounded by the open countryside along the Chichester Canal. This is the perfect opportunity to immerse yourself in the Autumnal nature in its gorgeous shades of crimson and gold. Taking place on Sat 28 Oct and Sun 29 Oct, both at 2pm, the ride will include seasonal activities and treats. It is only £10pp and you can book your place at www.chichestercanal.org.uk
Pier Pressure Escape Rooms
The pressure is on – you must escape! Head to Brighton’s award-winning escape room, Pier Pressure for the ultimate challenge of resilience, problem-solving and team work. There are multiple rooms to choose from including ‘Broken’, ‘Clue Company’, and ‘Smuggler’s Secret’. It is is an action-packed puzzle-solving adventure, and it might even scare you how good (or bad) you are at escaping! Book at www.pierpressure.co.uk
Pumpkin Picking at South Farm
In Rodmell, just outside of Lewes, you will find South Farm which is a gorgeous family run working farm nestled in the South Downs. Their ‘Pick Your Own Pumpkins’ season starts on Sun 14 October, and runs right through to Halloween. They will be open everyday from 10am to 4pm weather permitting. There are lots of different varieties and sizes of pumpkins and squashes priced from £1 up to £10 depending on size (most are around £3).
SPELLBOUND Hallowe’en Party at Komedia
Spellbound is Brighton’s longest-running and best-loved Alternative 80s night, and its Hallowe’en Party is always the biggest in town. This year the party will kick off from 11pm at Komedia. DJs Simon Price & Jayney BlamBlam spin a mix of Alt-80s monster tunes and all-time Hallowe’en anthems for a very dressed-up crowd.
Expect party-friendly bangers by The Cure, Siouxsie, The Cramps, Billy Idol, Dead Or Alive, Kate Bush, Soft Cell, The Cult, Depeche Mode etc but also “The Monster Mash”, “Thriller”, “The Time Warp”, “Ghostbusters” and all the other creepy classics you wanna hear. There is also fiery cabaret from Laura Loops, retro horror video mash-ups on the screens, and all the usual Hallowe’en fun and nonsense. Book tickets and find out more at www.komedia.co.uk/brighton/club