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Halloween in Preston

Date Friday 05 October 2018 - Wednesday 31 October 2018
Time 10:00am - 8:00pm
Location Preston, Lancashire, PR1 2DA
Cost £Various

Two pumpkins with black and orange decorations.

Preston is embracing the spooky spirit of Halloween this October...

Looking for something to do that will get your heart racing? Preston has a variety of hair-raising events throughout October, guaranteed to thrill. Whether you're brave, or not-so-brave, the city has plenty events to help you create your ultimate Halloween 2018.

Discover the variety of things to do, from family days out to creepy evenings with friends.

Hoghton Tower Ghost Tours

Friday 12 October - Wednesday 31 October, 6pm

Dare to venture on a tour through the darkened halls of Hoghton Tower. Learn about the ghostly happenings over the centuries and explore underground passages. On top of a spectacularly spooky tour, this event also includes a two course meal.

For more details visit Hoghton Tower - Ghost Tours at Hoghton Tower.

Frightened to Death Murder Mystery - Hoghton Tower

Friday 19 October, 6pm

The body of a stuntman and understudy has been discovered, was it supernatural causes? Enjoy a two course meal and a murder mystery evening at Hoghton Tower and discover whodunit.

For more details visit Hoghton Tower - Frightened to Death.

Cold Bath Street: An Evening of Ghostly Events - St Peter's Arts Centre

Friday 19 October

Celebrate the publication of A.J. Hartley's supernatural tale 'Cold Bath Street' with an evening of ghostly happenings. The evening will feature a live streamed talk with the local author as well as personalised drawings from the artist Jane Pickering. On top of this, there will also be live music to enjoy and a ghost hunt for the infamous Bannister Doll.

For more details visit Eventbrite - Cold Bath Street

Halloween Half Term - Hoghton Tower

Sunday 21 October - Sunday 28 October, 11am

Head to Hoghton Tower for a series of family-friendly creepy tours, specially created to keep kids entertained over half term. There will also be Halloween crafts to round off a successfully spooky day.

For more details visit Hoghton Tower - Halloween Half Term.

Halloween Half Term - Samlesbury Hall

Monday 22 October - Wednesday 31 October, 10.30am - 2pm

Join Janey Southworth, a wickedly funny witch, for a week of gruesome tales and frighteningly fun things to do. The perfect way to keep the little ones entertained during half term.

For more details visit Samlesbury Hall - Halloween Half Term.

Pumpkin Carving - Brockholes

Monday 22 October - Wednesday 31 October, 10am - 4pm

Looking for things to do over half term? A timeless Halloween activity, Brockholes is hosting a week of pumpkin carving. There will be all the tools you need and even a competition for kids and grown ups!

For more details visit Brockholes - Pumpkin Carving.

Halloween Half Term Fun - Guy's Thatched Hamlet

Monday 22 October - Saturday 27 October, 11am - 4.30pm

Enjoy all kinds of exciting half term activities for all the family, including pumpkin carving, Halloween cup cake decorating and a trick or treat trail.

For more details visit Guy's Thatched Hamlet - Halloween Half Term Fun.

Room on the Broom storytelling - Brockholes

Tuesday 23 October, 2pm

Looking for some Halloween family fun? This event is a great way to entertain the kids over half term. Based on the popular children's book 'Room on the Broom', there will be storytelling and the opportunity to make your own broom, cat and wand, followed by a hunt for ingredients to make a spell.

For more details visit Brockholes - Room on the Broom.

The Haunting of Blaine Manor - The Continental

Wednesday 24 October - Thursday 25 October, 7.30pm

Follow the haunting tale of an American parapsychologist as he ventures into the grounds of Blaine Manor, where something goes horribly wrong... This event is ticketed so book your place soon as to not miss out.

For more details see The Haunting of Blaine Manor.

Pumpkin Carving in the Marquee - Huntleys

Friday 26 October - Sunday 29 October

Head on down to Huntleys for some pumpkin carving. Perfect for the kids, the venue provides the stencils...and the clean up!

For more details visit Huntleys - Events.

Halloween Spooky Trains - Ribble Steam Railway

Saturday 27 October - Sunday 28 October, 10.30am - 5pm

Celebrate Halloween with a twist at Ribble Steam Railway. There will be unlimited train rides all day and family-friendly fun for all ages, including a pumpkin trail, face painting and balloon animals.

For more details visit Ribble Steam Railway - Halloween Spooky Trains.

Halloween Scream - Hallmark Hotel Preston Leyland

Saturday 27 October, 7.30pm

Get your best fancy dress on and head to the Hallmark Hotel in Leyland for an evening of Halloween entertainment. There will be food, dancing and a best dressed prize.

For more details visit Hallmark Hotels - Halloween Scream.

Uncle Guy's 'Not so Scary' Halloween Fun - Guy's Thatched Hamlet

Sunday 28 October, 12pm - 5pm

If you're after something to do for all the family, Uncle Guy's 'not so scary' Halloween fun is the ideal solution. Step inside the magical marquee for all sorts of activities for the kids, including a pumpkin competition, a circus workshop, fairground rides, a Punch and Judy magic show and much more.

For more details visit Guy's Thatched Hamlet - Uncle Guy's 'Not so Scary' Halloween Half Term Fun.

Little Monsters' Halloween Disco - Guy's Thatched Hamlet

Wednesday 31 October, 5pm - 8pm

Get your Halloween fancy dress on for a spectacular spooky evening for all the family. There will be all kinds of fun activities and entertainment, including a face painter, a circus workshop and a bone-shaking disco.

For more details visit Guy's Thatched Hamlet - Little Monsters' Halloween Disco.

Map addresses for Halloween in Preston

  • Samlesbury Hall, Preston New Road, Samlesbury, Preston, PR5 0UP.
  • Hoghton Tower, Hoghton, Preston, PR5 0SH.
  • St Peter's Arts Centre, Preston, PR1 7BX.
  • Brockholes, Preston New Road, Preston, PR5 0AG.
  • Guy's Thatched Hamlet, St Michael's Road, Bilsborrow, Preston, PR3 0RS. 
  • The Continental, South Meadow Lane, Preston, PR1 8JP.
  • Huntleys, Huntley Gate Farm, Whalley Road, Samlesbury, PR5 0UN.