What did the vampire say about the Dracula movie? It was fang-tastic!! And that’s exactly what you’ll be saying when you see all the fang-tastic events happening across the city (sorry we know it’s a lame joke, but we couldn’t resist using it again). Let’s take a whistle stop tour of all the spook-tastic events happening in Leicester.

Family Halloween Party with Shaun the Sheep

Have you seen Shaun and his friend Lu-La? Take a trip to the National Space Centre and we’re sure you’ll come across them! This Autumn Shaun is on an out of this world adventure as he and his friends discover that the truth is really out there! Enjoy fun activities along the way including:

  • Costume Competition
  • Spooky Tour of the Night Sky
  • Know you Aliens
  • Slime Station
  • Silent Space Disco
  • Stargazing
  • Creepy Crafts
  • Halloween market

Boo at the Zoo

Time for one of our favourite jokes: Two monkeys are in the bath. One goes “wooo hooo wah hah”. The other goes: “Why don’t you put some cold in?” And if it’s monkeys you want (and let’s face it who doesn’t), a visit to Twycross Zoo is a must. From Saturday 19 October until Sunday 3 November, you’ll not only get to see a wide variety of monkeys, apes, big cats, birds and reptiles, you’ll also be able to be part of Boo at the Zoo. Help the Twycross Witch with her spell-casting and caterwauling, carve a pumpkin and take part in Halloween-themed craft activities. Spooky, animal-themed fun guaranteed!

Family Halloween nights at Conkers

Venture into the haunted woods at Conkers, the National Forest visitor attraction, in Moira, and you’ll encounter more frightful witches and ruthless trolls than an average episode of The Apprentice. Fight your way free of the ghostly ghouls with a ride on the haunted runaway train and then terrify everyone with your dancing at the Ugly Bugs disco, where there will be creepy fancy-dress prizes for everyone, aged 0 to adult, so there’s no excuse not to get involved…

Award winning extreme Screams…

Twinlakes Park might be known for its family attractions, but this winner of the 2016 Best UK Scream Park are experts in creating the most frightening and spooky attractions that are sure to scare even the most resilient visitors. Back again this October, the Xtreme Scream Park has 6 incredibly intricate haunted houses, from The Pie Factory – where the meat is 100% human… to Ash Hell Penitentiary – the home of the worst cannibal prisoners on the planet! New for 2019 is Hoo Doo Voodoo, a risky soul attraction. Be prepared to have your emotions abolished and experience eternal emptiness! Book now, if you dare...

Halloween Steam and Scream

Depart from Loughborough or Rothley on the Great Central Railway on Thursday 31 October for a Halloween Steam and Scream. Scream! As you ride the mini funfair at Rothley, or scare yourself silly handling the snakes, spiders and creepy-crawlies at Loughborough. And steam! As you ride away on a dark ghost train, encountering even more ghastly creatures than you’ll find on the Surrey commute. With loads to do at the stations and the Ellis Tea Rooms at Rothley open for refreshments, it’s sure to be a Halloween hit.

Tales from the Towers

A haunted tower…a recurring dream and a malevolent poltergeist. All alone at Halloween, a young woman enters a abandoned tower. Discover its secrets through a series of supernatural stories as the heroine begins to realise she’s in a ghost story of her own. Pink Gin Productions brings you an atmospheric evening of ghosts, paintings and things that go bump in the night. Tales from the Tower takes place at Upstairs at the Western on Thursday 31 October.

Festival of the Dead

Calling all sugar skull and tequila lovers; the O2 Academy is the place to be this Halloween where you can enjoy carnival vibes, circus performers and bug beats. The Festival of the Dead is the event not to be missed. It takes place on Saturday 26th October.

Want more? Well, we can’t promise more scares, but (cheesy link alert) it’s frightening how many great activities are going on in Leicester and Leicestershire throughout autumn (groan). Don’t miss our world-famous Diwali celebrations, for example; and follow up your Halloween fun with a trip to the popular Abbey Park bonfire and fireworks display on 2 November.  Have fun!

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