Halloween Events in Essex

This is the place to find out about Halloween Events in Essex – events for toddlers, older children, and adults. We’re adding to this page on a daily basis, so do keep checking back!

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Spectrum Screen : Hotel Transylvania
Stock Street Barn, Coggeshall, CO6 1NX
Thursday 12th October 2017, at 3:30 pm.
“Come to our barn cinema which will be dressed in a Halloween theme and sit in our comfy bean bags and watch Hotel Transylvania.”
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Spectrum Screen : The Witches of Eastwick
Stock Street Barn, Coggeshall, CO6 1NX
Thursday 12th October 2017, 7:30 pm
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Spectrum Screen : Ghostbusters (1984)
Stock Street Barn, Coggeshall, CO6 1NX
Friday 13th October 2017, 3:30 pm
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Spectrum Screen : Friday The 13th
Friday 13th October 2017 at 7:30 pm
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Spectrum Screen : Tucker & Dale v’s Evil
Stock Street Barn, Coggeshall, CO6 1NX
Saturday 14th October 2017, 7:30 pm
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Halloween Themed Open Day at the Forgotten Gardens of Easton Lodge
Gardens of Easton Lodge, nr Great Dunmow, CM6 2BB (follow brown signs on roads)
Sunday 15th October 2017
“Monthly Open Day for a garden being rescued from dereliction. Hot food at lunchtime, take and cakes, dogs on lead welcome. Guided tours. There will be plenty of spooky childrens activities for our younger guests!”
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Spectrum Screen : Monsters Inc
Stock Street Barn, Coggeshall, CO6 1NX
Thursday 19th October 2017, 3:30pm
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Spectrum Screen : Death Becomes Her
Stock Street Barn, Coggeshall, CO6 1NX
Thursday 19th October 2017, 7:30pm
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Spectrum Screen : Paranorman
Stock Street Barn, Coggeshall, CO6 1NX
Friday 20th October 2017, 3:30 pm
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Evil Dead
Friday 20th October 2017, 7:30 pm
Stock Street Barn, Coggeshall, CO6 1NX
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Beauty and the Beast Sing A Long
Stock Street Barn, Coggeshall, CO6 1NX
Saturday 21st October 2017, 3pm
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Spectrum Screen : An American Werewolf in London
Stock Street Barn, Coggeshall, CO6 1NX
Saturday 21st October 2017, 7:30
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Dr Gore’s Spooky Mad Lab
Royal Gunpowder Mills, Waltham Abbey
Saturday 21st October 2017 to Sunday 29th October 2017
Things are starting to get spooky at the Royal Gunpowder Mills as Dr Gore moves in to creep up the Mad Lab with great Half Term Horrors.
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Wizards and Witches at Marsh Farm
Marsh Farm Country Park, Marsh Farm Rd, South Woodham Ferrers CM3 5WP
Saturday 21st October 2017 to Tuesday 31st October 2017, 10am to 5pm
“Our family Happy Halloween event will have your little monsters entertained all day!”
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Pumpkin Trail and Catapulting Witches at Mountfitchet Castle
Mountfitchet Castle, nr Bishops Stortford
Saturday 21st October 2017 to Tuesday 31st October 2017
“Join in with our fun Pumpkin Trail, and launch Witches and Ghosts from our famous medieval catapult – see how far you can fire the Witches!! Lots of fun in store at no extra charge.”
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Pumpkinfest
Barleylands, Barleylands Road, Billericay CM11 2UD
Monday 23rd October 2017 to Friday 27th October 2017
“There’ll be lots of fiendish fun to enjoy including brand new laser ghostbusting which the whole family can enjoy, spooky pumpkin biscuit decorating and a chance to step inside our giant pumpkin globe…”
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Gruesome Goings On
Audley End House and Gardens
Monday 23rd October 2017 to Sunday 29th October 2017, 11am to 4pm
“Ghastly gallows, horrific hangmen and terrifying torture – travel back in time and discover the painful punishments your history teacher’s too timid to tell you!”
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Halloween Creations – Activity Afternoon for Children
Beth Chatto Gardens, Elmstead Market nr Colchester
Tuesday 24th October 2017, 1.30am – 3.30pm
“Join us for an arty Halloween themed afternoon and let your imagination go wild!”
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Spectrum Screen : The Conjuring @ Hylands
Hylands House, London Road, Writtle
Wednesday 25th October 2017, 7:30pm
Canapes and a welcome drink, close up magic and tarot reading, before retiring to the ballroom to watch ‘The Conjuring’.
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Spooky Fun at Cressing Temple
Cressing Temple Barns, nr Braintree
Thursday 26th October 2017 and Friday 27th October 2017, 11am to 4pm
“Enjoy our brand new interactive puppet shows, magical storytelling and complimentary creepy face painting. Plus explore the site on our three themed trails and find ghosts, pumpkins and witches in order to win a special well done prize!”
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Pumpkin carving at The View
The View, 6 Rangers Road, Chingford, E4 7QH
Friday 27th October 2017, 11am–4pm
“Come and create a spooktacular pumpkin.”
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Spectrum Screen : Pride & Prejudice & Zombies
Hylands House, London Road, Writtle
Friday 27th October 2017, 7:30pm
“Canapes and a welcome drink, close up magic and tarot reading, before retiring to the ballroom to watch the film…”
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Spooky Nights at Barleylands
Barleylands, Barleylands Road, Billericay CM11 2UD
Friday 27th October 2017 and Saturday 28th October 2017.
“Held after dark, the two evenings will be packed full of thrills, spills and chills for tots to young teens.”
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Museums at Night: Audley by Lantern Light
Audley End House and Gardens, nr Saffron Walden
Friday 27th October 2017 and Saturday 28th October 2017, 6pm and 8pm
“Explore the rooms after dark and hear the tales of the house’s fascinating history brought to life.”
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Steam and Scream Halloween Specials
Epping Ongar Railway, Ongar
Saturday 28th October 2017 (day + evening), Sunday 29th October 2017 (day only), and Tuesday 31st October 2017 (evening only)
“In addition to the scary trains, make time to visit the Halloween marquee at North Weird. John our resident magician will be giving magic shows throughout the day (check for times at the stations); there will be a silent disco and, for the grown ups, a bar.”
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Guy Fawkes Trail
Halstead Public Gardens, Halstead CO9 1JA
Sunday 29th October 2017
Free event – bring along your guy to be part of the Guy Fawkes Trail, and take part in ‘Spy the Guy’.
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Fright Night – Drive in Movie
Barleylands Craft Village and Farm Centre, Billericay
Tuesday 31st October 2017, 5:45pm for 6:30 pm start.
“Roll up in your motor at Barleylands on Halloween and watch our scary movie Fright Night from the safety of your car, with great sound transmitted to your FM car radio.”
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Halloween at the Witches Tower
Jaywick Martello Tower
Tuesday 31st October 2017, 5 to 7pm
“Come along to a Halloween gathering of ghouls and ghastly monsters and join in with the Halloween games. Be careful that the witches don’t turn you into a pumpkin! Children must be supervised at all times.”
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