The Best Halloween Events and Nearby Campsites for 2020

Each year, October brings lots of spooky fun and great themed attractions to visit around our Club Sites. This year is no different!

Whether you’re looking for a half-term camping holiday with the kids or an extended adult-only break, Halloween camping is a treat. Below is a selection of events taking place on or near our campsites to make your Halloween holiday that little bit more special.

1. A Celebration of Slytherin at Warner Brothers Studio Tour, Leavesden

Warner-Brothers (Shutterstock, Mihail Guta)

Running until Thursday 12th November

The Warner Brothers Studio Tour is celebrating all things Slytherin for 2020. As you enter the Great Hall, you’ll be greeted by Slytherins victory in the House Cup denoted by the green house banners from the films. You’ll then be able to explore the Slytherin Common Room, including original props and costumes from the films. Whether you’ve never been before or keep going back to see the new sets, this a great family-friendly attraction with something for everyone to enjoy. You must book your tickets to the Warner Brothers Studio Tour in advance.

Nearby campsite: The Warner Brothers Studio Tour is a 30-minute drive from Theobalds Park Club Site.

2. Scarefest at Alton Towers Resort, Staffordshire


Friday 9th – Sunday 11th October and Friday 16th October – Sunday 1st November

Whether you’re looking for spine-tingling terror or a day of gentle spooks, Alton Towers has a great line up planned. For family fun, there will be plenty of Halloween themed shows and surprises in the gardens. Real thrill-seekers can brave the usual goose bump inducing rides in complete darkness for a spin on the usual experience.

Nearby campsite: Alton Towers Resort is just a mile away from Alton, The Star Club Site.

3. Halloween Week at Muncaster Castle, Lake District

Muncaster Castle (Shutterstock, Hobby Secrets)

Saturday 24th – Saturday 31st October

Muncaster Castle was built in the 13th Century, is one of the finest historic houses in the Lake District and is a suitably spooky location for Halloween Week. Head to one of Britain’s most haunted castles for a guided tour or to join in with the spooktastic activities put on each year. Themed shows, workshops and, spooky garden trails all await you during your visit.

Nearby campsite: Muncaster Castle is a 5-minute drive from Ravenglass Club Site.

4. Happy Halloween at Paultons Park, Romsey


Thursday 15th October – Monday 2nd November

Paultons Park is putting on the friendliest Halloween activities this October. Peppa and George will be in their spookiest outfits, the park will transform into a Halloween wonderland, and there will be plenty of singing and dancing to make your visit one to remember. Happy Halloween aims to bring a little ghoulish fun to all that enter throughout the Halloween period.

Nearby campsite: Paultons Park is a 30-minute drive from Verwood Club Site.

5. The Haunted Castle, Warwick Castle

Warwick-Castle (Shutterstock, Bildagentur Zoonar GmbH)

Saturday 24th October - Sunday 1st November

Celebrate Halloween in one of Warwickshire’s spookiest medieval locations, Warwick Castle. Visit the attraction during the Halloween season to uncover over 1,000 years of history with a spooky twist. Join in with family-friendly activities, scary fun and hear plenty of spooky tales. Tickets are limited due to social distancing measures so you must book to visit the Haunted Castle.

Nearby campsite: Warwick Castle is a 39-minute drive from Kingsbury Water Park Club Site.

6. Fright Nights Fearstival at Thorpe Park, Surrey

Thorpe-Park (shutterstock, bdomanska)

Friday 9th – Sunday 11th October and Friday 16th October – Sunday 1st November

This October, Thorpe Park will have a scare behind every corner. There are plenty of spooky attractions to enjoy. Experience the rides in the dead of the night, like you never have before and only enter the scare mazes if you dare. Discover horrors in the forsaken forest or take a trip from Platform 15. Fright Night at Thorpe Park is ideal for older kids and adults looking for a truly harrowing Halloween.

Nearby campsite: Thorpe Park is a 10-minute drive away from Chertsey Club Site.

7. The Ghost Hunt of York

The-Shambles (Shutterstock,  Alexey Fedorenko)

Every night at 6pm and 7.30pm

Head to England’s most famous medieval street, the Shambles and join your Victorian guide in his top hat and death bell. On this tour, you’ll visit all of York’s most haunted locations, with suitably eery stories setting the scene. This tour runs twice daily, and advanced booking is essential, especially during the Halloween period.

Nearby campsite: Slingsby Club Site is a 30-minute drive from the centre of York.

8. Ghost Tours, Edinburgh

Edinburgh (shutterstock, Ludovic Farine)

Daily – times vary

There are several spooky tours on offer in Scotland’s capital, which is only to be expected of a city with such a long and dark past. With names like Dead, Doomed and Buried, Ghostly Underground and Hidden and Haunted you’re sure to find a tour you’re brave enough to join. If comedic horror is more your thing, check out The Ghost Bus Tours for a bus ride like you’ve never experienced before.

Nearby campsite: Edinburgh is a 30-minute drive from Dunbar Club Site.

9. More Treat than Trick at Drayton Manor Theme Park, Staffordshire

Drayton (shutterstock, TakSato)

Saturday 17th – Saturday 31st October

Pre-booking is essential for Drayton Manor Theme Parks Halloween fun! The family-friendly event will include lots of fun activities, spooky entertainment and surprises. There are over 100 rides and attractions to fill your day, right on the doorstep of our Drayton Manor Club Site.

Nearby campsite: Drayton Manor Theme Park is right next to our Drayton Manor Club Site.

10. Halloween Half Term at Monkey World, Wareham

Monkey-World (shutterstock, JuliusKielaitis)

Saturday 24th October - Sunday 1st November

Monkey World is celebrating Halloween by introducing you to the Creatures of the Night at their spook station. There will also be plenty of spooky fun in the children’s centre, including arts and crafts. The centre is open as normal but pre-booking is essential.

Nearby campsite: Monkey World is a 27-minute drive from Moreton Club Site.

11. Bill Spectre’s Oxford Ghost Trail

Oxford (shutterstock, gdefilip)

Friday and Saturday nights

Join Bill Spectre as he tells you stories so spooky you’ll have a tingle up your spine. Book online prior to joining one of the award-winning tours of the most haunted locations in Oxford. You’ll want to put your walking shoes on and keep your wits about you…

Nearby campsite: Oxford is just a mile away from Oxford Club Site.

12. Howl'o'ween at Chessington World of Adventures

chessington (shutterstock, Benjamin B)

Saturday 17th – Sunday 1st November

Join Chessington’s spooktacular family fun, suitable for all ages and jam-packed with tricks and treats. Discover the quirky inhabitants of The Forbidden Forest, watch your favourite attractions come to life and enjoy rides in the dark. Pre-book your tickets and put your bravest face on.

Nearby campsite: Chessington World of Adventures is a 20-minute drive away from Walton on Thames Club Site.

View all of our autumn camping inspiration or take a look at our holiday ideas before planning your next camping trip.