Don’t miss out this autumn; here’s our pick of Suffolk’s top 2015 Halloween events!
There's always plenty taking place in Suffolk around Halloween, be it spooky treats for the young'uns or terrifying scare experiences for the adults. So if walks through Suffolk's beautiful countryside aren't enough for you this autumn, how about checking out some of the heart-racing frights on offer in venues across the county.
Every year, the grounds of Suffolk’s mighty Kentwell Hall are given over to this terrifying Halloween town. Expect live scares in an hour of pure adrenaline. Make your way through dark rooms, forests and open farmland uncovering the nigthmare hidden there!
Why we love it: Scaresville is one of Britain's Top Scare Attractions, and previous winner of a prestigious Screamie! award. This is an intense scare ezxperience - there are no safe-zones, no trailer rides, no get out! You will be exhausted from screaming and laughing so much.
When? 7th - 31st October, 2015
Where? Kentwell Hall, Long Melford, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 9BA
Who? Scaresville is NOT suitable for under 14s. Older guests only!
How much? Early bird tickets now on sale at £14.00. Buy tickets here.
The old military fort at Felixstowe is said to be haunted by a number of lingering souls; then what better place to spend All Hallow’s Eve? The team at Landguard Fort host a scary evening of fun and entertainment, with live scarers planted in the historic tunnels, spooky rooms to explore, live music, and eerie entertainment, including Hyjacked and Tutti Frutti Voices. And if you can stomach it after all that screaming, a BBQ and refreshments will be available for purchase, alongside tarot readings from Soul Whispers and spirit medium Spirit of Raindance.
When? 31 October 2015, 7 or 8.30 - 10.30pm (choose your slot)
Where? Landguard Fort, Felixstowe, IP11 3TW
Who? Over 14s only! (Younger children are welcome to visit the Landguard Spooky Trail, running from 25th October to 1st November. More here)
How much? Adults £12.00; Young people (14-18 years) £10.00; Family (two adults and two young people) £40.00. Tickets must be booked in advance: book for 7pm arrival here, or book for 8.30pm arrival here.
Ipswich is one of England’s oldest towns, with a history stretching back to at least the Roman era. And there have been plenty of gruesome and ghoulish occurrences during that time. The whole family can join this guided walk around the county town, run by Ipswich Tourist Guides Association.
When? Friday 30th & Sat 31st October 2015 at 6 pm
Where? Commences at the Tourist Information Office, St Stephens Church, St Stephens Ln, Ipswich, Suffolk IP1 1DP.
Who? The whole family!
How much? £4 - please book in advance by calling 01473 258070
As ever, this October half term is packed with spooky fun over at Jimmy’s Farm. Whether it be treasure hunts, pumpkin bowling, or a live action, zombie laser battle, the kids are sure to find something to get stuck into!
When? 24th - 31st October, 2015
Where? Jimmy’s Farm, Pannington Hall Lane, Wherstead, nr Ipswich, IP9 2AR
Who? One to keep the kids occupied! The younger ones will love the face painting and colouring competitions, whilst the older ones (7 - 16 yrs) will enjoy the thrills of the Halloween Battlefield Live Zombie Shoot Out!
How much? Call 01473 604 206 for details on individual events.
As ever, keep an eye on our events pages for more on what's happening across Suffolk and the Suffolk Coast.