Halloween can be the most fun when the kids are old enough to get spooked whilst being old enough to laugh it off.
There are plenty of spine-chilling happenings in Blackpool that they’ll absolutely love, and they’ll learn a thing or two, as well!
The ‘Home of Halloween’
This autumn, The Blackpool Tower Dungeon is the Home of Halloween! Get dunked head first into 1000 years of grisly and hilarious history as the live actors and immersive sets bring Lancashire's past back to life. Hear how the Pendle Witch trials played out and witness the tortured soul of Alizon Device returning to the very place that she was sentenced to death.
The Blackpool Tower Dungeon is a uniquely thrilling attraction for the whole family to enjoy, where you’ll live and breathe Lancashire’s ‘orrible past. As you move from show to show you’ll see, smell and hear the gruesome history the county holds throughout this exciting, interactive adventure through the past, finishing with the ultimate Drop Ride to the Death… if you dare?
There are brand new shows, including a chance to join a Pendle Witch coven and avoid capture from the evil rogues outlawing witchcraft. All of this fun is included in the admission price.
Dare to ride at Blackpool Pleasure Beach . . .
This month, gather your squad of ghouls and dare to enter Blackpool Pleasure Beach for hair-raising and spell-binding Halloween experiences.
There’s something spooky for all Halloween lovers at Pleasure Beach. Remember to spot Lougarock the 8.5ft Werewolf roaming around the park too! Here's a list of the spooky goings-on at Blackpool Pleasure Beach:
Late Night Riding
Get the party startled on Saturday 29 October as Blackpool Pleasure Beach opens its gates until 9pm for the Halloween Late Night Riding session with live music around the FY4 area.
There are devilish delights on the Scream Screen for you to enjoy with fangtastic food and drink. Then you can BOOOOO-gie on down with their DJ playing music around the Spooktacular Dancing Fountains to soak up the spellbinding party atmosphere.
Experience high-octane thrills after dark, from a heart-racing night race on the Grand National to frightening upside-down thrills on ICON.
We recommend booking ahead in advance as we expect the Late Night Riding session to sell out.
Of course, no trip to Blackpool Pleasure Beach is complete without a ride on the Ghost Train! Not only is this the world’s original Ghost Train, but in 2020 it celebrated 90 years since it first opened to the public. The ride is an historic hotspot in the park, but it also has an impressive paranormal heritage too! Home to ‘Cloggy’, the ghost who is said to be the spirit train operator has been widely reported to haunt the premises.
Built on two floors, this eerie Ghost Train takes riders through Dracula’s Den and into the bowels of the building for further hair-raising frights. It’s a family-favourite ride loved by generations, so make sure you pluck up enough courage to ride it.
Circus of Horrors: Adams Family (Family Friendly Show) - throughout October
Circus of Horrors will take you on a rock n' roller coaster ride of amazing & bizarre acts with a special Adams family-friendly matinee at 4pm every day. A circus like no other, the new SpecDracula will include an amazing phantasmaglorious amalgamation of acts, driven by a rock n roll sound scape.
It’s a performance that will have you sat on the edge of your seat when not falling off it with laughter – ideal for your little monsters.
SEA LIFE Ascarium - 2 - 31 October
Grab a trail leaflet and prepare to navigate the Ascarium at SEA LIFE Blackpool! Follow the trail and discover some of the spookiest creatures of the sea…
Help the Sea Witch find her five missing potion ingredients, hidden in the depths of their tanks.
Make your way to the witch’s lair where she will cast her spell to open her treasure chest revealing a special reward!
From pumpkins to piranhas and cauldrons to coral, it’s the perfect underwater escape this Halloween.
Entry starts from £17.50 for adults and £16 for children.
Book your tickets here
Join in the spooky fun as SEA LIFE goes from an Aquarium to an Ascarium this Halloween (2 - 31 October), with Sea Witches, spells and creepy sea creatures, it’s bound to be a treat!
Halloween Tails - throughout October
Hop into a rabbit-sized world of adventure this Halloween for a month of spooktacular fun and games with your favourite characters from the hit Peter Rabbit™ CBeebies TV show. Follow the trail that will lead you to Peter’s pumpkin patch for a Halloween hare-raving disco, where you’ll get to hop and dance to your favourite spooky tunes.
Explore and play through the world of Peter Rabbit. Crawl, climb and slide through Mr McGregor’s Garden, create pond music in Jeremy Fisher’s home, help Peter complete his chores in The Burrow and discover what inventions Mr Bouncer has been busy creating in his workshop, completing challenges along the way.
To experience a fun-filled Halloween with the little ones, hop on over to Peter Rabbit™: Explore & Play on Blackpool Promenade this October.
Skeleton Trail at Blackpool Zoo
From Saturday 22nd to Sunday 30th October the Dinosaur Safari will be transformed into a spooky land of make-believe and there will also be a skeleton trail across the park inviting visitors to find skeletons dressed as zoo staff.
There will be photo opportunities galore for visitors to capture spooky memories of the day and there will be a naming competition for a display of banjo strumming skeletons at the entrance to the zoo.
There’s Halloween treats for the animals too - lots of pumpkin enrichment!
Book tickets here.
Haunted Hotel Tableau
While you are in the resort, why not check out the tableaux section of the Blackpool Illuminations? Amongst the giant tableaux, you will see the Haunted Hotel with a devilishly spooky holograph in the middle of the display. The changing lighting effect with ghosts, goblins and flying witches, along with a musical accompaniment of classic Halloween songs like ‘Thriller’ and ‘Monster Mash’ makes this a perfect family-photo opportunity for Halloween.
There are many ways you can view the famous Blackpool Illuminations. Aboard a piece of moving history and travel along the Golden Mile on an Illuminations Heritage Tram Tours or travel in the safety of your own car. Happy viewing!
Go ghost hunting
Join The Victorian Ghost Hunter on a spooky stroll as he guides you to some of Blackpool’s most famous and most haunted locations to hear of his friends - the spectres, the phantoms, the ghosts!
For 90 spine-tingling minutes, hear tales of terror and stories of the supernatural that will make the hairs on the back of your neck stand up and have you question everything you thought you believed in!
Tickets for all events must be pre-booked. They’re very popular – so we recommend booking as soon as possible to avoid disappointment!)
Ghost Tram Tours - throughout October
The UK’s only ghost hunting tram tour returns for 2022 with a host of new stories to give you a thrill. Join Victorian Ghost Hunter Stephen Mercer for some spooky tales about the ghosts from the coast with Blackpool Heritage Tours and Supernatural Events’ The Ghost Tram.
Departing from the historic North Pier, the tour will take you down the coast towards Little Bispham as your ‘Host with the Ghost’ regales you with haunting tales and spooky stories. From Bispham, you will head deep into the heart of Blackpool and its history as you travel to Starr Gate before the final leg of your tour with your guide returning you to North Pier.
Each tour will start at 19:15, take approximately 75 minutes and can be boarded from the North Pier & Tower Heritage Tram Tours stop.
Pre-booking is essential. Adult tickets are £12 and child tickets are £6.
Arcade Club Halloween Family Fun Day
Arcade Club, one of the latest attractions to open in Blackpool, is staging a Halloween Family Fun Day on Sunday 30 October 2022. Come and join Europe's biggest video and pinball arcade for an action packed day full of petrifying party games, creepy craft activities, and of course unlimited gaming in the free play arcade.
There will be plenty of prizes, sweets and other giveaways to make sure the kids have the most epic Halloween ever. Standard ticket prices apply which means that they are not charging extra for entry to this spooktacular event. Simply book the 30 October on their website in advance and enjoy all the terrifyingly good fun!
House of Secrets Family Party
29, 30 & 31 October at 5pm.
Tickets £5 per person (includes a magic potion cocktail)
Join Russ Brown in the 'Haunted' house of secrets for this Family Halloween Spooktacular! With Party games, a not so scary Halloween Magic show and fancy dress competition it's the best Halloween party in town!
Find out more.
Hocus Pocus comes to Houndshill Shopping Centre
Head to Houndshill Shopping Centre Saturday on 29th October and meet The Sanderson Sisters!*
You'll have chance to say hello and take a selfie - appearances are on the hour from 11am until 3pm and will last 30 minutes each time.
Plus, visit the little Haunted House for some spooktacular photo opportunities! You can also try your luck by spinning the trick or Treat wheel...if you dare!
*Characters will be portrayed by actors.