We countdown the top 5 attracrions to scare yourself silly this Halloween...

With Halloween just around the corner, we look at the top 5 attractions both here and further afield to visit! From Alton Towers to Disneyland Paris and even a horror train ride, take a look!

5. Loco Horror Train, Norfolk

This is a unique experience on offer throughout the Halloween season. The Loco Horror Train is running twice every evening for 10 nights between Monday 22nd October - Wednesday 31st October. Covering over 20 miles of horror inducing track with almost 70 cast members ready and raring to give you a scaring, it promises to delight and fright.

Furthermore, the Attraction has been produced by some of America’s top Scare Attraction experts, so expect scares of epic proportions.

There is only a limited amount of tickets available, so follow the link below to see which nights are free to book. Tickets cost £40 per person on all 5pm Trains and £45 per person for all other Trains.

More information can be found here!


4. York's Hallowscream

Situated close to York City Centre at Dunnington Lodge, Hallowscream is a terrifying experience of fear and frights with 5 separate haunted house attractions. The attraction is based on a farm where a terrible tragedy occurred back in 1873, the restless souls return each Halloween night to torment those who dare visit.

General admission for the tickets is sold with an “Intake Period”, which is the time slot during which you may enter the site. The times are:

  • 6.30pm-7.00pm
  • 7.00pm-7.30pm
  • 7.30pm-8.00pm
  • 8.00pm-8.30pm
  • 8.30pm-9.00pm
  • There is also a RIP Ticket, which allows holders to enter the scare attractions any time between 6.30pm and 9.00pm.

    Ticket prices can be found on the attraction website here


    3. Halloween Spooktacular, Leeds

    Situated within Temple Newsam House and Farm, dubbed the ‘Hampton Court of the North,’ is a Spooktacular event happening on the 31st October, Halloween night. With spooky crafts and ghost stories throughout the night, families can enjoy all things Halloween.

    With the darkened House offering up all manner of surprises, wear your spookiest outfits and enjoy some spine chillingly cold refreshments at The Stables tearoom.

    The last admission into the House and the Farm is 7.15pm and the event begins at 5.00pm.

    Tickets are £10 – Adult and £5 – Child (aged 1-16) Under 1s enter for free. A family ticket is £25.

    More info can be found here


    2. Disney's Halloween Festival: A Spooky Mouse Skelebration

    Disney’s Halloween Festival is back and this year join Mickey and friends at their most magical and mischievous Halloween event yet! With a Spooktacular Halloween Cavalcade and Disney Villain encounters, there is fun for all!

    Also, only on the Halloween night, experience Disney’s Halloween Party with a whirlwind of monstrous exclusive.

    All tickets and opening times can be found here


    1. Alton Towers, Scarefest

    Back again for another horror inducing Halloween, Alton Towers Scarefest features a cacophony of frightening scare mazes, including there latest, Project 42. Taking volunteers into an underground Phalanx compound, they are tasked with finding a vaccination and rescue a stranded technician.

    With a selection of award-winning mazes to choose from, you can scare yourself silly. Also, why not experience some of your favourite rides in the dark as well, including the domineering Wicker Man!

    There is also Patch’s Halloween Party and the brand new Cbeebies Monster Ball, for the little ones.

    Price and opening times can be found here!