There’s a lot going on in and around the Lake District during this spook-tacular time of year! Whether you love to be really terrified or are just looking for a bit of fun, there’s something going on for you.
Muncaster Castle, 26th-31st October
Where better to spend Halloween than in a haunted castle? Muncaster Castle in Ravenglass is famous (or infamous!) as one of the most haunted buildings in the UK and they have plenty going on around Halloween. You’ll be spoiled for choice with the Muncaster Monster Cabaret, which includes aerialist shows and Fopplewig the Genie-Hunter, a Ghostly Grotto, scary storytelling in the churchyard, ghost tours, and a special twilight owl show from their popular Hawk & Owl Centre.
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Brockhole Ghost and Ghouls Halloween Trail, from 14th October
Brockhole on Lake Windermere is a wonderful place to visit at any time of the year with its vast array of family-friendly adventure activities. This Halloween, join in the spooky fun and head on a trail for ghosts and ghouls around the grounds. Alternatively, try out some Zombie Archery – challenge yourself to take down the zombies as they move ever closer! You can also meet Brockhole’s owls during their Ghoulish Owls event.
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Halloween Ghost Train, 27th-28th October and 30th-31st October
The Ravenglass & Eskdale Steam Railway, locally known as the La’al Ratty, is a narrow gauge railway that travels a picturesque seven miles between the coast at Ravenglass and the fells of Eskdale. But at this time of year, the little train takes on a more haunting aspect! Travel the route in darkness and keep your eyes peeled for some ghostly appearances! At Dalegarth station you will also find face painting and spooky arts and crafts. Booking is essential.
Professor Pumpernickel Halloween Science Show, Rheged, 23rd October
Be welcomed into Professor Pumpernickel’s science lab at Rheged, near Penrith, for a scientific show that is both fun and educational! The blue-haired professor demonstrates the science behind fireworks and sizzles with exploding smoking pumpkins in his freaky science show.
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Halloween Pumpkin Carving, Hayes Garden World 28th-31st October
If you want the Halloween fun without the jump scares, why not head along to Hayes Garden World in Ambleside for some pumpkin carving? Roll up your sleeves and scoop out the pumpkin seeds before carving in your scary face. You can take your creation home at the end, along with a Halloween goody bag!
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Halloween Masquerade Ball, Beech Hill Hotel, 28th October
Dress up to the nines and head to the Beech Hill Hotel on the 28th of October for a fabulously glamorous evening at their Halloween Masquerade Ball. On arrival, you’ll be greeted with champagne and canapés before being led to the dining room for a delicious four-course meal. Entertainment includes a magician, a local string quartet, and a DJ.
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Family Fright Run, Fell Foot Park, 28th October
ImageDiscover what lurks in the park after dark! The National Trust’s run in Fell Foot Park on Windermere is great energetic fun for all the family! Dress up in your best Halloween costume to take on this three-kilometre route. There will also be autumnal activities taking place in the park throughout the day. The route is completely traffic-free, so safe for all ages and experiences, and you can even walk if you’re not much of a runner! All funds raised go towards conserving this lovely Victorian country park.
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Night at the Castle Presents THRILLER, Lowther Castle & Gardens, 27th October
ImageNight at the Castle presents THRILLER, an evening of creepy performances and chilling encounters! There will also be a fancy dress disco, a Halloween film screening, tasty street food, craft ales and mulled wine, and a woodland trail presenting a range of hair-raising experiences!
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Halloween Ghostly Galleon, Ullswater, 28th October
ImageHop on board a haunted Ullswater Steamer on the 28th October for monsters, mayhem and magic! These 90-minute cruises, departing from Glenridding at 12.30pm and 2.30pm are a ghostly treat with a magic show by magician Stu-Di-Doo, tattoos, and Halloween colouring. All amongst the stunning scenery of Ullswater! Your little ones will also get to take away their own monster balloon and sweetie goodie bag. Booking is essential.
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Spooky Stories by the Fire, Wordsworth House
ImageHead to William Wordsworth’s childhood home in Cockermouth and step back in time to experience 18th century life in this beautiful Georgian townhouse. Costumed servants will be telling ghost stories, some of which the famous poet and his sister, Dorothy, may have enjoyed when they were young, around the toasty kitchen fire.
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Lakeland Hauntings Ghost Walks, Keswick & Cockermouth, throughout October
ImageBe led through the streets of Keswick or Cockermouth by ‘The Lady’, a mysterious character in full Victorian mourning dress. Hear her stories based on local legend, myth, and folklore, and learn more about the darker side of Cumbrian history. Scheduled tours take place throughout October and private group tours can be booked in advance.
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