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 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.
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!
Jump back in fear at Ascent’s Halloween Parties: 29 - 31 October
Taking place on 29, 30 and 31 October from 6pm to 8pm, the fantastic parties at Ascent Trampoline Park include:
- Two 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 £14.95 (parents with children under five are free of charge). Pre-bookings are advised to avoid disappointment. To book, give the attraction a call on 01253 768868.
For more information, visit their website.
Ridgeway Farm Pumpkin Festival: 22 - 30 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 £7.50 per early bird ticket, 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 beverage 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!
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.
Blackpool Zoo Halloween Parties
Halloween parties are back at the Playbarn, and it's bigger and better than ever! With two dates to choose from, it's time for you and the kids to get dressed up in your spookiest outfits and join them for loads of FANG-TASTIC fun.
£12.95 per child, with members receiving 10% off when showing their membership card
Children's Spookfest at Revolution: 30 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 £6.00 and adults are free.
Halloween Party – The New Philly: 28 – 31 October
Looking for a family-friendly Halloween party? The New Philly is hosting its Halloween Party Weekend over four consecutive nights.
From the 28 – 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.