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Family Frights

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 Blackpool Tower Dungeon - The ‘Home of Halloween’: 1 October - 6 November

Tower Dungeon JesterThis 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.

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Dare to ride at Blackpool Pleasure Beach . . .Werewolf 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! Here's a list of the spooky goings-on at Blackpool Pleasure Beach:


Get the party startled on Saturday 4 November as Blackpool Pleasure Beach opens its gates until 5pm for the last fireworks event of the year with live music around the FY4 area.

Experience high-octane thrills, from a heart-racing race on the Grand National to frightening upside-down thrills on ICON.

Ghost Train Pleasure Beach Blackpool Halloween 2021

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Ghost train

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 from Thursday 26 October.  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.

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Family Halloween PartyTerror at the Tower - 31 October


Get ready for a spooktacular family Halloween bash at The Blackpool Tower!

Enjoy Russ Brown's Monster Magic Show, a spooky dance show, UV magic, fancy dress competition, prize games, and a Halloween dance party.

From pumpkins to cobwebs, guests can expect all things Halloween at this fun family event!

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SEA LIFE Ascarium: 1 October - 6 November

Halloween at SEA LIFE BlackpoolGrab 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 £18.50.

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Skeleton Hunt at Blackpool Zoo - 22 - 30 October

Scary Skeleton at Blackpool ZooIf you go down to the zoo in half term, you’re sure of a scary surprise! 

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 will be Halloween treats for the animals too, including lots of pumpkin enrichment!

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Halloween Tails - throughout October

Peter RabbitHop 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.

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Haunted Hotel Tableau

While you are in the resort, why not check out the tableaux section of the Blackpool Illuminations? Amongst the giant tableaux, spot 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’ make 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 your car along the twinkling glow of the promenade. Happy viewing!

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Blackpool Ghost ToursGo 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!

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Ghost Tram Tours - throughout October

The UK’s only ghost hunting tram tour returns for 2023 with a host of new stories to give you a thrill. Join Victorian Ghost Hunter Sghost tram tours blackpool halloween 2021tephen 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 6.30pm, take approximately 75 minutes and can be boarded from the North Pier & Tower Heritage Tram Tours stop.

Pre-booking is essential. Adult tickets are £13 and child tickets are £7.

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Pumpkin Carving at Abingdon Street Market

Get ready for a spooktacular Halloween experience at Abingdon Street Market on Thursday 26 October! Join us for an evening of pumpkin carving and creativity. From 4-6pm, it's all about the kids, with a fun and engaging workshop to bring out their artistic side. Then, from 7-9pm, it's the adults' turn for a wickedly good time. They provide the pumpkins, the tools, and to set the mood, a complimentary bottle of wine to keep the creativity flowing.

Whether you're a budding artist or a seasoned pro, this event promises to be a fantastic way to get into the Halloween spirit. Don't miss this chance to carve and create, and remember, it's all treats and no tricks at Abingdon Street Market.

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Monster Mash at Abingdon Street Market

Calling all little monsters and witches! It's a spine-tingling soirĂ©e at Abingdon Street Market as they launch a free Monster Mash event this Halloween from 5-7pm.  Groove to hauntingly good music, take on challenging games, savour freakishly delicious mocktails and, of course, no Halloween party is complete without a stash of sweets. It's all treats and no tricks here, so bring your little ghouls and goblins for a night they won't soon forget.

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