You might think Suffolk is a place of calm and tranquillity, 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 – 27th October to March 2024
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
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.
Let’s Get Crafty: Halloween – 24th-26th October
ScareTacular at Southwold Maize Maze – 22nd – 29th October
Enjoy the ghoulish pedal go karts & all the equipment in the play area (3 jumping pillows, giant sand pits, climbing towers, double zip line, & cradle swing). Plus, head over to the SPOOKY BIG BARN – home to undercover activities including the Haunted House, Fortune Telling Witch, pumpkin carving (pay for any pumpkins picked on the patch) & craft area, fancy dress parade (2pm daily), face painting, Pumpkin Alley (bowling skittles with pumpkins) and the much loved Scarecrow Scrapyard Shootout.
Pedal go karts Southwold Maize Maze.
Scaresville – 11th to 29rd October
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.
Dusk To Dark Pumpkin Trail & Picking at Old Hall Southwold – 27th October
Experience the magic of the pumpkin patch as the sun goes down. Make sure to bring your torches to help you to follow the pumpkin trail through the maize maze to find the fortune telling witches. Enjoy toasting marshmallows at the fire pit (inclusive in price ages 3+)
Pumpkin patch at Old Hall Southwold.
Little Fort of Horrors at Landguard Fort – 27th-28th 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 27 and Saturday 28 October, After this summer’s tour, the carnival has announced it will be using Landguard Fort for its out-of-season home – and as a special treat, the public will be able to tour the carnival’s storerooms and props, plus meet face-to-face with some of the artists! Everyone attending must be over 14 years old.
Find out more and book tickets.
Prepared to be scared at the spooky Landguard Fort.
Halloween Half Term at Framlingham Castle October 21th-November 5
Grab your broomsticks and get ready for a bewitchingly brilliant day out. Gather round and prepare to be enthralled as you listen to stories spun by our spooky storytellers. Discover how to find witches, take part in witch trials and have a go at sword school!
From Saturday 21 October to Sunday 5 November, you can take part in the Halloween quest and discover magical potion ingredients. Complete the booklet’s activities and solve its creepy clues to become a wonderfully wicked witch’s apprentice!
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Halloween Half Term fun at Framlingham Castle.