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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 ‘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?

Discover the ultimate thrill filled journey through 1,000 years of the region’s murky past, with 10 awesome live shows and a 60 minute tour filled with laughter, theatre, jokes, history, special effects and hilarious new seasonal shows every year.

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? For tickets, click here.

Dare to ride at Vampire Pleasure Beach . . .

From 12 - 31 October, gather your squad ghouls and dare to enter Blackpool Pleasure Beach for hair-raising and spell-binding Halloween experiences, as the park transforms into Vampire Pleasure Beach, hosting several un-boo-lievable activities for all ages to enjoy.

With wristbands starting at a wicked £23.00 per person, there’s something spooky for all Halloween lovers at Vampire Pleasure Beach; spot Lougarock the Werewolf roaming around, if you’re unlucky. Visit Creepy Hollow in Planet Rock and get up close and personal with all kinds of crawlies. Visitors can also have a go at carving their very own pumpkin to take home.

Get the party startled on Saturday 26 October as Blackpool Pleasure Beach opens its gates until 10pm for the Halloween Late Night Riding & Fireworks event, providing a spine-chilling visit whilst transforming into a ghastly place.

Join the hordes of zombies and vampires, goblins and ghouls partying in the park to 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 and an amazing firework display at 10pm.

For little monsters, things get spooky down at Nickelodeon Land. Visitors can join Team Nick in this year’s, Nick Or Treat. Dress up and join the fearsome fun, with freaky face painting guaranteed to provide a terribly good makeover. 

To book your tickets at a discounted rate, purchase ten days or more in advance via the Blackpool Pleasure Beach website.

Go ghost hunting . . .

Join The Victorian Ghost Hunter on a Blackpool Ghost Walk (26 + 30 October) or the Ghost Tram (31 October) 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!

The Ghost Tram starts at the North Pier Heritage Tram Stop, and travels to Fleetwood and back whilst you hear stories of the Ghosts of the Fylde Coast! 

Tickets for all events must be pre-booked (and they’re very popular – book in advance to avoid disappointment!) by calling 01253 209521 or by e-mailing your contact details to heritage.trams@blackpooltransport.com (they will call you back). Alternatively, pop into the Tourist Information Centre on Blackpool Promenade to get yours in person. You can also purchase online at shop.visitblackpool.com.

Halloween at Poolfoot Farm – join us if you dare!

If you fancy a night full of ghostly games, fancy dress and live music, then join us on Saturday 26th October for a spooktacular Halloween Party at Poolfoot Farm.

The party is free to attend and will take place from 5-10pm in The Crossbar. There will be fun for all the family, including apple dunking, pin the broom on the witch, and ghoulish party games, and there will be fang-tastic food available too.

We have some wicked prizes up for grabs for the best Halloween costumes and for the best pre-carved pumpkins, so make sure you turn up wearing your scariest outfits and don’t forget your creepy pumpkins.

We’re also holding a raffle where you could be in with the chance of winning some great prizes including Fleetwood Town corporate hospitality tickets and signed football shirts.

“Poolfoot Farm is known for holding great family friendly events, and our annual Halloween Party is up there with one of the best,” said Richard Simkin, Chief Operating Officer at Fleetwood Town. “We’re looking forward to seeing you all there in your spooky outfits for an evening full of magic and fun.”

Don’t miss out on the best Halloween party of the year!  Join us on Saturday 26th October from 5pm at Poolfoot Farm.