Autumn is my favourite season, bringing with it Halloween at the end of October. I thought I would write a post sharing things to do around Suffolk that I have found online!
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The Legend of Scaresville . . .
Locals whisper of an old village that appears in darkest Suffolk every year. Ghosts, ghouls and other creatures stalk the night are said to be able to cross through from the Other Side. They talk of it as a Haunted Village. They call it Scaresville. Some say these are just stories, others won’t say anything at all – are you brave enough to investigate?
Wed 2nd Oct @ 6:30pm
Sat 2nd Nov @ 11:00pm
Easton Farm Park
Hauntingly good Halloween fun at Easton Farm Park.
A week of slightly Spooky Delights. Wands, witches, wizards and mystical beasts. A day out with a Halloween theme. See the animals, visit the spooky trail, make a broomstick, make a wand and complete the creepy quiz for a spooky prize.
Entry price of £6.50 per person, 2 yrs plus, includes all the rides and activities shown on their event page.
Enjoy a great day out, gates open at 10.30 am and the park closes at 4.00pm.
Easton Farm Park
Sat 19th Oct @ 10:30am
Sun 27th Oct @ 4:00pm
Halloween Spooktacular – The Carnival of Screams!
All is not as it seems and our hap-hazard duo get caught up in all kinds on spooky goings on.
Meet acrobatic skeletons, dancing zombies and much more as we take you on a creepy adventure featuring hilarious comedy, mind blowing illusions and sensational speciality acts all with a spooktacular theme!
Will Alex and Robbie be able to scare away the ghosts? You will have to come and find out for yourselves …..
This is the perfect show for all the family! With a great pantomime atmosphere there is nothing too scary for the little ones but plenty to keep the older ones amused!
The Stonham Barns Theatre
Stonham Barns, Pettaugh Road
Thu 24th Oct @ 2:00pm
Sun 27th Oct @ 2:00pm
Who’s Afraid of the Park?
Are you feeling brave? Join us for this year’s ‘Who’s afraid of the park?’
Not for the fainthearted! Face your fears along our terrifying trail at Trinity Park, Ipswich.
Along our spooky trail, you and your friends will encounter many weird and terrifying creatures as you explore the different areas of the path.
If you’re feeling up for the task, we also have an Escape Room for you and your friends to take on too.
Fri 25th Oct @ 6:30pm
Sat 26th Oct @ 10:00pm
Haunted Nights at Glemham Hall
This Halloween, join us if you dare!
A ghostly House Tour and haunted supper awaits you within Glemham Hall on All Hallows Eve.
Lit by candlelight, we’ll tour the crumbling attics via the creaking staircase. If you survive the tour, you’ll be invited to sit down to a devilish dinner of two courses in the Great Hall.
Haunted Nights takes place on Thursday 31st October, All Hallows Eve, at 7.30pm sharp. Fancy Dress optional!
Thu 31st Oct @ 7:30pm
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Thu 31st Oct @ 7:30pm
Not a thrill seeker? Why not give these ideas a go. You cannot go wrong with pumpkin picking!
Pumpkin picking at Undley Pumpkin Patch
Open weekends and Half Term in October
If big scares aren’t your thing, this is a much more relaxed, family-friendly way to get into the Halloween spirit. Undley Farm is home to an impressive pumpkin patch, where visitors can pick their very own squash straight from the vine. Select the biggest, roundest, ripest pumpkin you can find and take it home for some carving fun. There will also be the much-loved maize maze making its return for another year, along with an inflatable obstacle course and a pumpkin-shaped bouncy castle to keep the kids entertained. And, if you need to cool down and relax after picking your perfect pumpkin, you can always enjoy some onsite refreshments. There are also pumpkin carving kits and carving stencils available to buy, and well-behaved dogs on leads are also welcome.
Spooky Spectacular at Baylham House Farm
Saturday, October 19 to Sunday, October 27
This popular rare breeds farm is getting into the Halloween spirit with its Spooky Spectacular – a week of ghoulish fun spread over October half term. There’ll be games and activities aplenty, including face painting and pumpkin carving. And of course, guests will also have the chance to meet the farm’s array of adorable animals, from its kune kune pigs to its fluffy alpacas and cuddly bunnies. With a wide variety of rare and unusual sheep, pigs, cattle, goats and poultry, there are plenty of new friends to meet at Baylham House Farm.
Halesworth Scarecrow Festival, Halesworth
October half term
Now in its 10th year, the Halesworth Scarecrow Festival is back for another week of crafty creations and imaginative offerings. During the week-long event, the market town is transformed by all manner of scarecrows, with more than 90 stuffed figurines decorating the Thoroughfare, the Market Place and through to Angel Link. There’s even a scarecrow trail you can follow – the forms are available from Edwards Restaurant – to help you to spot some of the most inventive and artistic creations out there. The event attracts hundreds of visitors each year, and there are a variety of offers on at businesses around the town to celebrate the quirky festival.
I hope you find this guide useful! I am not endorsed by any way with any event, just thought I’d share what I found with my lovely clients. I am definitely going to Scaresville or Who’s Afraid of the Park this year, they sound fab! I hope whatever you decide to do, you enjoy, and make lots of memories this Autumn xx