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Halloween events for adults and children in Suffolk

You might think Suffolk is a place of calm and tranquility, and you wouldn’t be wrong. However, come Halloween in Suffolk, beneath the picture-perfect surface lies a shadowy world of spooky tales, bloody histories and ghost stories. Our events are for those who love to be scared to those who prefer a little potion time and wand waving.  Here’s a selection of Halloween events for adults and children.  Enjoy some scary fun for all!

Halloweenies at Kentwell Hall – 23rd – 31st October

Spend a day at Kentwell’s School for Sorcery, a magical Halloween world, for some spooky, safe half-term fun for children aged between 3 to 14 years.

Explore the spooky zones around the buildings, gardens and grounds with fun, challenges and activities along the way.

Halloween at Kentwell HallEnjoy a day at Sorcery School at Kentwell Hall

Ghost Tours in Bury St Edmunds – 29th October to 25th March.

Be prepared for 90 minutes of ghostly goings-on as you journey through the haunted streets of Bury St Edmunds.

Your guide will tell tales of murders, executions, plague, riots, witchcraft and sightings of ghostly figures.  Keep calm as you wind around the darkened streets, before ending up in the deserted Great Churchyard, where stories from the Abbey and the famous Grey Lady will be told.

Numbers are restricted to 20 guests per guide, so you can hear perfectly the stories close up.  All participants must be aged 14 years or over, due to the content of the tour. Book your tour here.

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Take an evening ghost tour in Bury St Edmunds

Halloween Festival at Easton Farm Park – 23rd – 31st October

There will be something for the whole family to enjoy at the Halloween Festival at Easton Farm Park on the Suffolk Coast.

Try your hand at broomstick and wand making, and then fly off to the Deadly Disco or get lost in the Scarecrow Maze.  Fancy decorating your own pumpkin?  Well, you can do that too, and then it will be a well-earned rest to watch the Wizard potions shows starring some special witches and wizard guests.  Just to note, some of the activities need to be booked in advance.

Decorate a pumpkin ready for Halloween at Easton Farm Park

Autumn Gardens and Halloween Treasure Hunt at Helminham Hall – 23RD –  31ST OCTOBER 

Visit Helminhgam Hall Gardens, in the heart of Suffolk, for a rare chance to see the prize-winning gardens in autumn where there are also some spooky happenings afoot.

Take your little ghosts and ghouls, wizards and witches to join in the creepy garden treasure hunt, eerie activities and boo-licious food & drink!

The Star & Mouse Halloween Drive-in and Outdoor Cinema will be running from 29th – 31st October showing films for both adults and children.  Book all the events at Helmingham Hall here

Halloween Escape Rooms at The Hold – 16th & 17th October

Discover spooky mysteries within the Suffolk Archives collections in Ipswich as you attempt to make your escape. Be prepared for things that go bump in the night and maybe you could earn a place in the Suffolk Archives’ Escape Room Hall of Fame!

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Family Friendly Fright Night At The Museum in Newmarket – 28th & 29th October

Palace House in Newmarket was once the horseracing home of King Charles II during his visits to Newmarket.  This Halloween, the whole family can take a tour by torchlight and watch history come alive, meet the ghosts of Charles II and his housekeeper, and join in on a witch hunt!  There are witches hiding around the house – find them all and win a goody bag! Get dressed into your best Halloween outfit and claim a free brownie from the bakery.