There’s much more to Halloween than just trick or treating, and the variety of spooky fun to have in Blackpool is frightfully good.
For families with small children, there are a countless opportunities to safely enjoy the atmosphere of Halloween without it being too scary for little ones to get involved. There are big thrills to be had across resort, but we’ve selected a few of the more gentle events taking place that the whole family can enjoy.
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.
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!
Jump back in fear at Ascent’s Halloween Parties - 28 - 31 October
Taking place on 28, 30 and 31 October from 6pm to 8pm, the fantastic parties at Ascent Trampoline Park include:
- 2-hour bounce with full access to all trampolines and features
- Themed park with Halloween decorations
- Themed music
- Fancy dress prizes
- Disco lights
All this for just £15.95 (parents with children under five are free of charge). Pre-bookings are advised to avoid disappointment. To book, simply give the attraction a call on 01253 768868. For more information, visit their website.
Ridgeway Farm – Pumpkin Festival - throughout October
Get your wellies at the ready! Ridgeway Farm is bringing back its popular Pumpkin Festival starting on Saturday 16 October, running each weekend and throughout half-term right up until Sunday 31 October.
For just £7 per ticket, you will receive entry to the fun-filled farm at your selected session time and a pumpkin to take home with you (adults may wish to swap their pumpkin for a hot brew if they prefer). Explore the pumpkin patch, pick a pumpkin, and bring it back to the autumnal-themed orchard in one of the farm’s super stylish wheel-barrows where you can decorate it to your heart’s desire. You can meet the farm’s furry friends too!
Session times run from 10am – 12pm, 12pm – 2pm, and 2pm – 4pm every day.
Circus Of Horrors: Adams Family Friendly Show - throughout October
Exclusively for Halloween, the new Circus of Horrors will be a celebration of 25 years of sensational Rock ‘n’ Roll Circus and there is a 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.
Spookfest at Revolution – 28 October
Ideal for your mini monsters, Revolution’s Spookfest is a frightfully fun evening out for all the family. Enjoy Witches Surprise Kitchen for some devilish delights, Hook-a-Spooky Duck, freaky face painting, and a chocolate apple station for you to sink your teeth into. Your DJ for the night will also be playing all your favourite Halloween songs, too. Child tickets are only £3 and adults are free.
Halloween Party – The New Philly – 29 – 31 October
Looking for a family-friendly Halloween party? The New Philly is hosting its Halloween Party Weekend over three consecutive nights.
From the 29 – 31 October, join the family-friendly event for a ghoul-filled evening packed with games, best-dressed competitions, disco and plenty of prizes to giveaway.
No ticket is required. Please note, though, the event is first come, first served, so we recommend getting there as early as you can to secure your seat.