For spooktacular fun for all ages head to the creepy Cotswolds this Halloween!


Halloween at Blenheim Palace

Halloween at Blenheim Palace

Blenheim Palace

20 - 29 October 2023

As Halloween creeps closer and the days shorten, there's a chill in the air at Blenheim Palace where ghosts, ghouls and witches get ready to deliver a whole host of tricks and treats along a spooktacular trail.

Wander from dusk into darkness and through the spooky spider tunnel to be surprised by fantastic fire performers as you watch out for the headless horseman emerging from the mist. Discover scary scarecrows, listen to the werewolves' howl and dodge the grinning pumpkins as you approach the Vampires crypt but beware, you don't know what fanged monster lurks inside….


Pumpkin Patch

Pumpkin Patch

Adam Henson’s Cotswold Farm Park

Fri, Sat & Sun from 6 October and 26 – 31 October 2023

Step into a world of autumn magic at the Pumpkin Patch! Cotswold Farm Park are thrilled to invite you and your loved ones to a truly delightful experience amidst the vibrant autumnal hues. Whether you're seeking the perfect pumpkin for carving, fantastic photo opportunities, or a fun-filled day out, they have something special in store for you...


The Witch's House

The Witch’s House

Grimm’s Fairy Tales brought to life at Cogges Manor Farm 

20 - 29 October 2023

Spooky season has arrived at Cogges Manor Farm in Witney, and the Witch’s House is back for October half term! See this year's Grimm's Fairy Tales spine-tingling transformation of the historical Manor House, fairy tale Halloween outfits encouraged! Tiptoe through spooky rooms, and be scared-silly by spooktacular sights and sounds from Hansel and Gretel and other gruesome tales. 

Go on a pumpkin trail around the Witch’s garden, and enjoy your own witches brew in the Cogges Kitchen Café with tasty Halloween-themed treats. Children's crafty activities during the week include making fabric ghosts, creating chilling chalk pictures, and spooky storytelling in the Stables. All ages welcome.


Witch's House After Dark

Witch's House After Dark – Grimm’s Fairy Tale folk LIVE! 

Cogges Manor Farm

Sat 28 October 2023, 6-9pm

For even more scares, visit the Witch's House After Dark for Grimm's Fairy Tale folk LIVE! Follow the lit pumpkins and experience a theatrical, immersive tour of the Witch's House, with live actors.  Enter if you dare! Finish with a visit to Cogges Kitchen Cafe, with fiendishly good food (available to pre-order), dastardly drinks and spooky surprises at the Witches Brew Inn! Fire pits and 'Smores in the Cafe courtyard - weather permitting.

For grown-ups and families, recommended for ages 8+ .  Parental discretion is still advised, particularly for those that may be sensitive to the dark, lighting effects, sudden noises and surprises. 

Share your spookiest photo on social media @cogges @coggeswitney #coggeswitch for the chance to win a prize! 


Spooky Cellars

Spooky Cellars

Woodchester Mansion

27 October - 5 November 2023

Creep into the darkness down below and meet the mysterious monk, the rattly skeletons, the scary spectres, the silent mummy, the slimy things in the stinky swamp - and the lovely Mansion volunteers. Suitable for ages 4 – 84! Afterwards, relax in the cafe with themed food or take the Golden Pumpkin Trail and explore the whole Mansion. 


Spooktacular Halloween Trail

Spooktacular Halloween Trail

Habitat Escapes

14 October - 5 November 2023

Follow the Halloween Trail around the grounds of the nature reserve and into the depths of the spooky woodlands! Keep an eye out for the pumpkins hidden along the way, and don’t forget to take a photo with each one you find – the spookiest, most creative photo will win a prize!


Mini Pumpkin Carving

Mini Pumpkin Carving

Habitat Escapes

17 & 24 October 2023

Help decorate Ballihoo restaurant for Halloween and carve your spookiest pumpkin. There’ll be face painting and a Halloween pizza special to enjoy too.


Spooky Storytelling

Spooky storytelling

Newark Park

21 October – 5 November 2023

Visit the Drawing Room at 11.30am, 12.30pm and 1.30pm each day for a spooky storytelling session with one of the Park’s fabulous volunteers! There’s no need to book – just come along on the day.


Spider Trail

October Half Term Spider Trail

Dyrham Park

19 October - 1 November 2023

Crawl your way around Dyrham Park with a super spider trail around the 270-acre site. There will be clues and facts about our favourite eight-legged friends to tie in with the half-term holiday and halloween.


Bill Spectre's Burford Ghost Trail

Bill Spectre’s Burford Ghost Trail

Saturday 28th October, 7pm & 9pm

Join Bill Spectre this Halloween on a theatrical ghost tour of Burford, illustrated with props and illusions! Bill, who began his multi-award-winning ghost tours in Burford in 2005, was eventually drawn into Oxford where his tour was voted on Tripadvisor as being one of 10 best in the World. Now semi-retired, he is delighted to return once more to Burford and lead you through the streets revealing the darker side of this beautiful Cotswold town.





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