Halloween Events in Essex

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Scaresville
Kentwell Hall, Long Melford CO10 9BA
Wednesday 2nd October 2019 to Saturday 2nd November 2019
“The Site for a Fright. Do you dare? Award winning scare attraction, biggest in East Anglia!”
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Cursed Fright Nights
Wat Tyler Country Park, Pitsea Hall Lane, Pitsea, Basildon SS16 4UH
Thursday 17th October 2019 to Saturday 19th October 2019 (and more dates below)
“Immerse yourself in the biggest scare event in Essex as you come face to face with your worst fears. Each of the five mazes has a different theme, something that will get the hairs on the back of your neck to rise.”
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The Dark – The Ultimate Scare Experience at Rollerworld
DX’s Rollerworld and Quasar, Colchester
Friday 18th October 2019 to Sunday 20th October 2019
“Enter the DARK side of Colchester and come face to face with some of the infamous and terrifying activity that has been documented across Colchester through its extensive and grisly history! ”
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Halloween Family Festival – Hallowsgate
Kentwell Hall, Long Melford CO10 9BA
Saturday 19th October 2019 to Sunday 27th October 2019
“Bring your little goblins to enter the magical world of Halloween through our “Hallowsgate”. Explore 7 activity zones across the Kentwell Estate for a magical Autumn day full of quests and challenges.”
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Halloween Festival
Marsh Farm, Marsh Farm Rd, South Woodham Ferrers CM3 5WP
Saturday 19th October 2019 to Friday 1st November 2019
“A festival of Halloween fun, activities and events including a FREE pumpkin for every child.”
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Spooky Audley End with Creepy Critters
Audley End House and Gardens, Essex
Saturday 19th October 2019 to Sunday 3rd November 2019
“Get hands-on with creepy crafts and a wicked witch-themed quest, there’s a fancy dress competition every day and meet some amazing animals – including snakes, spiders and more – and learn all about these creepy crawly creatures.”
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Pumpkin Carving at Jimmy’s Farm
Jimmy’s Farm, Pallington Hall Lane, IP9 2AR
Wednesday 23rd October 2019 to Thursday 31st October 2019 (but not Mon/Tue)
“Spend an hour working on your own pumpkin creation – pumpkin is included.”
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The Dark – The Ultimate Scare Experience at Rollerworld
DX’s Rollerworld and Quasar, Colchester
Wednesday 23rd October 2019 to Thursday 31st October 2019
“Enter the DARK side of Colchester and come face to face with some of the infamous and terrifying activity that has been documented across Colchester through its extensive and grisly history! ”
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Cursed Fright Nights
Wat Tyler Country Park, Pitsea Hall Lane, Pitsea, Basildon SS16 4UH
Thursday 24th October 2019 to Saturday 26th October 2019 (and more dates below0
“Immerse yourself in the biggest scare event in Essex as you come face to face with your worst fears. Each of the five mazes has a different theme, something that will get the hairs on the back of your neck to rise.”
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Ghost Tours at Audley End
Audley End House and Gardens
Friday 25th October 2019 and Saturday 26th October 2019
“With tales of ghosts, supernatural sightings and horrors from history, this is not a night for the faint-hearted.”
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The Packing Shed Theatre presents… Terrifically Terrifying Tales
Jaywick Martello Tower
Friday 25th October 2019 and Saturday 26th October 2019.
“Two new ghost stories, performed live especially for the spooking season! The Kings Head and As Shuck Would Have It.”
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Spooky Nights!
Barleylands Farm Park, Barleylands Road, Billericay CM11 2UD
Friday 25th October 2019 and Saturday 26th October 2019, 6.30pm–9pm
“Filled with little scares and spooky fun it’s the perfect night out for your little ones.”
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Drive in Movies – The Rocky Horror Picture Show (15)
Cressing Temple Barns, nr Braintree
Saturday 26th October 2019, 7pm
“Enjoy this cult classic as never before – behind the wheel of your automobile at Cressing Temple Barns! Pull up, sit back, relax or sing along in the privacy of your own car.”
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Pumpkin Carving
RHS Hyde Hall, Creephedge Lane, Rettendon Common CM3 8ET
Saturday 26th October 2019 and Sunday 27th October 2019, 10:30am to 4pm
“Get into the Halloween spirit with Pumpkin Carving at RHS Garden Hyde Hall. Tickets will be sold on the door only. £3 per pumpkin, available while stocks last. ”
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Steam and Scream on our Halloween Ghost Trains
Epping Ongar Railway
Saturday 26th October 2019, Sunday 27th October 2019, Wednesday 30th October 2019, Thursday 31st October 2019
“The ‘Ghost Train’ runs for 4 zany days in October to North Weird Station when this former part of the Underground is taken over by ghouls and zombies. New for 2019 is our shaky brake van and storytelling. Recent paranormal investigations have shown there could be ghosts here, but all children have a chance of finding them on the Ghost Hunt! Travel on the train is not for the faint-hearted.”
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Dr Gore’s Spooky Mad Lab
Royal Gunpowder Mills, Beaulieu Drive, Waltham Abbey EN9 1JY
Saturday 26th October 2019 to Friday 1st November 2019
“Join the scary Dr Gore and Mad Lab assistants for spooktakular science shows and interactive family fun, and get hands on with Halloween arts and crafts, and launch a rocket!”
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Spooky Fun
Cressing Temple Barns, Braintree
Saturday 26th October 2019 to Saturday 2nd November 2019
Pumpkin carving, spooky slime workshops, facepainting, fire eaters and stilt walkers, magic shows, creep crafts, and much more.!
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Dungeon of Doom
Kelvedon Hatch, nr Brentwood
Saturday 26th October 2019 to Saturday 2nd November 2019
“I hope this message gets out – do not go near the Dungeon near The Secret Bunker Halloween this year.”
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Shriek Week (and Fright Nights)
Colchester Zoo
Saturday 26th October 2019 to Sunday 3rd November 2019
“Join in with our fang-tastic themed displays and activities taking place every day , and on certain dates, stay late!!”
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Spooky History Trail
Marks Hall, Coggeshall, Colchester, CO6 1TG
Saturday 26th October 2019 to Sunday 3rd November 2019
“Take a trip back in time at Marks Hall Estate, discover our eerie history, don’t miss our spooky sights!”
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Halloween Festival
Old MacDonald’s Farm and Fun Park, Weald Road, Brentwood CM14 5AY
Saturday 26th October 2019 to Sunday 3rd November 2019
“Halloween craft activities, animal encounters with Sunny the owl, creepy crawly meerkat feeding, Old Macs ghost trail, pumpkin carving, spooky train rides, and also Meet and Greet dragons Sapphire and Scorcher and visit The Haunted House.”
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Halloween Fun at Mountfitchet Castle
Mountfitchet Castle, Stansted Mountfitchet CM24 8SP
Saturday 26th October 2019 to Sunday 3rd November 2019
“This half term : Fun Pumpkin Trail | Scary Halloween walk-through House | Fun childrens colouring competition | All for no extra charge”
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The Pumpkin Hunt
The Beth Chatto Gardens, Clacton Rd, Elmstead, Colchester CO7 7DB
Saturday 26th October 2019 to Sunday 3rd November 2019, 10am – 4pm
“Challenge your children to find the hidden pumpkins around the Gardens, complete the hunt and collect your reward. See our fabulous gourd and pumpkin displays too for a great photo opportunity!”
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Halloween Fest
Barleylands Road, Billericay CM11 2UD
Saturday 26th October 2019 to Sunday 3rd November 2019
“Get ready for Halloween on the farm like never before! This year we have a spooktastic line up for the whole family to enjoy and with more to be announced soon.”
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Spooky Fest
Wat Tyler Country Park
Sunday 27th October until Friday 1st November 11am till 4pm
“Entertain your children this Halloween at Essex No.1 Halloween event where they will access 3 chilling mazes, enjoy
spooky stories, meet some creepy creatures and join the annual spooky hunt.”
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Wild Halloween! – Garden Activity Morning for Children
The Beth Chatto Gardens, Clacton Rd, Elmstead, Colchester CO7 7DB
Tuesday 29th October 2019 10am – 12pm
“Make wild outdoor sweets, plant jelly bean potters and create your own pet pumpkin. Then make Brilliant bats and spooky spiders to take home! ”
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Halloween at the Colne Valley Railway
Colne Valley Railway, Castle Hedingham, Halstead CO9 3DZ
Tuesday 29th October 2019 to Thursday 31st October 2019, 10:30am to 5pm
“There’s spooky things happening this Halloween week. The witches and friends have taken over, Have a diesel train ride with a skeleton crew and take part in spooky games and activities. Aimed at younger children. Don’t forget to wear fancy dress.”
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Pumpkin Carving & Goblins – Garden Activity Morning for Children
The Beth Chatto Gardens, Clacton Rd, Elmstead, Colchester CO7 7DB
Wednesday 30th October 2019 10am – 12pm
“Have fun with Halloween faces! Carve your own character pumpkin to take home and create some brilliant wild goblins heads.”
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The Packing Shed Theatre presents… Terrifically Terrifying Tales
Cressing Temple Barns, Braintree
Wednesday 30th October 2019
“Two new ghost stories, performed live especially for the spooking season! The Kings Head and As Shuck Would Have It.”
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Cursed Fright Nights
Wat Tyler Country Park, Pitsea Hall Lane, Pitsea, Basildon SS16 4UH
Wednesday 30th October 2019 to Saturday 2nd November 2019
“Immerse yourself in the biggest scare event in Essex as you come face to face with your worst fears. Each of the five mazes has a different theme, something that will get the hairs on the back of your neck to rise.”
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Halloween wildlife evening – family event
Daws Hall Nature Reserve, Henny Road, Lamarsh CO8 5EX
Thursday 31st October 2019, 5:30pm to 7:30pm
“We will look and talk about some spooky animals, and see why they are not really that scary after all! Make some lovely lanterns in our education centre to take out into the dark. Followed by a walk to see and/or hear some nocturnal wildlife using bat detectors!”
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Halloween Spooky Science (Educational Science and Magic)
Museum of Power, Hatfield Road, Langford, Maldon CM9 6QA
Sunday 3rd November 2019
“Halloween Spooky Science, Educational Science and Magic show with our mad professor and demonstrators, hands on experiments and crafts.”
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