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 – 22nd – 30th 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 at this beautiful historic house.
Enjoy a day at Sorcery School at Kentwell Hall
Ghost Tours in Bury St Edmunds – 28th October to March 2023
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.
Take an evening ghost tour in Bury St Edmunds
Halloween Festival at Easton Farm Park – 22nd – 30th 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 get lost in hall of mirrors. Fancy decorating your own pumpkin? Well, you can do that too, and then it will be a well-earned rest to watch the magic workshops starring some special witches and wizard guests.
Decorate a pumpkin ready for Halloween at Easton Farm Park
Halloween Pumpkin Picking – Every weekend in October and half term
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 pick your pumpkin at our spooky pumpkin patch! We will have thousands of pumpkins of all shapes, sizes and colours, along with some unexpected surprises! Grab a wheelbarrow and away you go. Make sure to bring your wellies!
The pumpkin picking field will be open every weekend in October from 10am-4pm including half term.
Let’s Get Crafty: Halloween 24th – 28th October
Scaresville – 13th to 23rd October 2022
Head over to Kentwell Hall and be very prepared for an evening of adventure, with screams and laughter. As you cross over into a twilight world, where reality and imagination merge, you will encounter thrills, spills, scares and dares, as you traverse the woods, buildings, and parkland of Scaresville. Anyone under 18 years will need to be accompanied by someone over 21 years old and booking is essential.
Little Fort of Horrors Scare Event – 28th & 29th October
With live actors and special effects, this fright fest for adults and young people is a fab Halloween treat… and at one of Britain’s most haunted places who knows who or what you might meet as you explore the fort’s dark tunnels and rooms.
Little Fort of Horrors scare event is at Landguard Fort in Felixstowe on Friday 28 and Saturday 29 October and this year the evil Pirate King Blackbeard and his motley crew of cut-throats are on the hunt for bloody revenge! Everyone attending must be over 14 years old.
Find out more and book tickets.
Prepared to be scared at the spooky Landguard Fort