We’ve all got coats on and I’ve got a conker in my handbag; it’s officially Autumn! There are so many things to choose from over half term and beyond for Halloween and Bonfire night – here are our top picks.
Title image: BeWILDerwood Glorious Glowing Lantern Parade
BewilderWood – Glorious Glowing Lantern Parade
Tickets £16.50 adult; £14.50 up to 105cm; pensioners £9.50; and babies under 92cm free. Save pennies by booking in advance!
Put on your spooky finest and head into the magical BeWILDerwood for the fantastical ‘Glorious Glowing Lantern Parade’, this October Half Term. A celebration of all things shuddery and shivery (but it’s spooky, not scary), BeWILDerwood is a beautiful, wonky, storybook world. Within the forest you’ll not only find all the (un)usual Wobbly Wires, Tricky Tunnels, Boat Rides and other high jinx, but you’ll also find free face painting, craft making and the BeWilderbat Bake off! Then, as dusk falls, join Snagglefang at the blazing bonfire and join the glowing lantern parade around the twinkly woods. There’s loads of winter-warmers for tea too: Jacket potatoes, chilli nachos and more! A perfect, magic Autumn wonderland for the whole family to enjoy.
Go Ape Halloween Spectacular – Thetford Forest
Friday 27th, Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th October, prices from £36 for one Adult & one junior.
Watch your little monkeys fly this Halloween with a Tree Top Junior experience, alongside free Halloween activities.
As well as the hour-long Tree Top Junior adventure, you’ll also have access to other free festivities happening on the forest floor. From face-painters to story tellers, to spider web crafts and fancy-dress competitions, there’s plenty for the family to do. And if you can solve all the spooky riddles hidden around the forest on the day, you’ll be in with a chance of winning a year’s worth of Go Ape adventure.
Halloween Walks – Man in Black
From Friday 27th October 2017 19:15 to Tuesday 31st October 2017 23:00, £8 per tickets (must be purchased in advance), suitable for children.
Now in their twentieth year, Norwich Ghost Walks abandon their usual routes around the most haunted parts of the City to provide another scarefest in the ancient Cow Tower Park for Halloween 2017. This year’s tales will be drawn from the regular Norwich Walks, Christmas Specials and previous Halloween extravaganzas - 15 Halloween stories in all. Plus a walk through the ‘corridor of death’ and a visit to their specially constructed ‘graveyard of no return’. Plus, The Adam and Eve will as usual be providing a barbeque featuring ‘Spooky dogs’ and ‘Ghoulburgers’.
For details, times, and prices, please find full details on our website.
Until 31st October, tickets start from £18.95; aimed at those aged 12+, and under 16s must be accompanied by an adult.
So, I went to my first ever PrimEVIL last week, and I am not ashamed to tell you that I was terrified. Oh boy, was I the wrong person to go to this – after two of the attractions (Forest of Fear followed by CarnEVIL of Terrors) I had to take a break for a glass of wine and a sit down. After being convinced by my enthusiastic companion that we had to do the rest, we went back into the darkness to tackle the rest of the attractions: Infected, Mayhem Manor and The Crypt. I jumped, ran, and reader, at one point I even held a stranger’s hand. BUT it was so much fun, and you should get a group of you together and go (just make sure you pick at least one brave friend to go in front…). The actors are fantastic (special shout out to the guy who chased me out of Mayhem Manor), but be warned: they CAN smell fear. The attractions are bigger and better this year – I won’t ruin it but I guarantee you won’t be disappointed. Just wear sensible shoes and don’t look anything in the eye.
For more information please visit our website.
Murder Mystery – Rocky Horror Halloween Homicide
From Friday 27th October 2017 19:00 and Saturday 28th October 2017 22:30, £37.50 per person.
All was going well for lovers Brad and Janet. But things start to go wrong when their car breaks down one stormy night and they find themselves asking for help at a creepy house. Suddenly, a murder occurs – But the question is: Who did it, and why?
What better location to host a 'Murder Mystery Dinner' than at Britain’s oldest hotel The Maids Head Hotel? Ready your Rocky-Horror best, and your keenest detective mind, because Colonel Mustard and his candle stick holder is going to be a slippery one…
Halloween themed 3 course murder mystery dinner at £37.50 per person.
The event is taking place on two evenings. Buy tickets on the Maid’s Head Hotel Website.
Big Boom – Norwich City Hall
Friday 3rd November, FREE.
An unmissable event in the Norwich calendar, Norwich’s Big Boom for Bonfire night is always majestic. Gather alongside the bundled-up crowds at the top of the marketplace, and watch the spectacular display as fireworks are launched from the top of Jarrolds, and The Castle. All to music, this is a great event for all ages, and is completely FREE.
Bonfire @ Café Brittannia
Friday 3rd November, £9.95 for adults, £3 for children.
Celebrate Bonfire night in style, and in the warm, at the most specular viewpoint that Norwich has to offer. From the café at the top of Mousehold Heath, you can see all of the city which - on fireworks night - is particularly breathtaking.
Ticket price includes a delicious buffet, fabulous live music with Ear Candy, fun family entertainment and outside catering! Visit our website for more information.
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