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 rouges outlawing witchcraft. All of this fun is included in the admissions price – dare you enter? Get your tickets here.
Dare to ride at Blackpool Pleasure Beach . . .
This month, gather your squad ghouls and dare to enter Blackpool Pleasure Beach for hair-raising and spell-binding Halloween experiences.
With wristbands starting at a wicked £32.00 per person, there’s something spooky for all Halloween lovers at Pleasure Beach. Remember to spot Lougarock the 8.5ft Werewolf roaming around on the 10 October, if you’re unlucky.
Late Night Riding
Get the party startled on 24 and 31 October as Blackpool Pleasure Beach opens its gates until 10pm for the Halloween Late Night Riding on 24 and 31 October with live music around the FY4 area and the Spooktacular Dancing Fountains. The skele-fun is then followed by a hair-raising evening of late-night riding.
Experience high-octane thrills after dark, from a heart-racing night race on the Grand National to frightening upside-down thrills on ICON.
Due to limited capacity measures, we recommend booking ahead in advance as we expect these Late Night Riding nights to sell out.
To book your tickets at a discounted rate, purchase ten days or more in advance via the Blackpool Pleasure Beach website.
Of course, no trip to Blackpool Pleasure Beach is complete without a ride on the Ghost Train! 2020 marks a special, or should we say spooky, year for the iconic ride. Not only is this the world’s original Ghost Train, but it is celebrating 90 years since it opened. 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)
Exclusively for Halloween, the new Circus of Horrors will be a celebrating 25 years of sensational Rock N Roll Circus and there’s special Adams family-friendly matinee at 4pm every day.
Circus of Horrors will take you on a rock n' roller coaster ride of amazing & bizarre acts. 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.
Book your tickets here.
Blackpool Zoo - Can you solve the mystery?
Blackpool Zoo is inviting little super sleuths to solve the mystery of a story that has haunted the darkest corners of the attraction since it first opened, a tale swathed in intrigue and ghostly horror. From Sat 24th October to Sun 1st November the zoo will have touches of a 1940s aerodrome and visitors will be asked to piece together clues from the pilot’s log book, which will reveal a series of letters to spell out the location of the missing pilot.
For younger visitors, there is another trail that takes little ones on a poem led walk to find mini pumpkin patches, each with a letter spelling out the location of the final one, which is a beautiful photo opportunity for people to take pictures to remember the day!
Read more and book your tickets here.
Halloween Party at Pirates Bay, Central Pier
Saturday 31st October, 2.30pm - 10pm
This Halloween there is lots going on in Pirates Bay at Central Pier! With live music, games & quizzes for the kids, spooky characters, delicious food and drink, trick or treat bags for the children... they literally have something for the whole family!
So why not encourage your kids to get dressed up in their spookiest costumes, and they could be in with a chance of winning 'best dressed' The winner will receive a Family Ride Pass for Central Pier!
This year, the Halloween Party may look a little different due to the current Covid-19 restrictions, but all activities and giveaways have been well thought out to ensure they are Covid-19 safe. There is no need to book, and you will have a table for up to two hours.
Local & National restrictions apply. For more details on the measures in place for the Halloween Party, please see the facebook post below...
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 with the Illuminations socially-distanced Heritage Tram Tours or travel in the safety of your own car.
If you are viewing the Illuminations on foot, please follow the social distancing regulations. At busy times (school holidays and weekends) there will be a one-way system in place to view the tableaux section at North Shore. It’s easy to follow – all you need to do is start from Red Bank Road and walk south, and marshals will be on hand to guide you. Happy viewing!
Plan your trip here.
Go ghost hunting . . .
Dates: 22 – 24 October, 29 October and 31 October
Start: Blackpool Tourist Information Centre
Join The Victorian Ghost Hunter on a Blackpool Ghost Walk and celebrate ten years of spooky strolls 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! 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 and are of limited capacity due to COVID-19 measures (and they’re very popular – so book in advance to avoid disappointment!). Book your tickets here.