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Family events for a spooktacular October Half Term in Telford and Shropshire

By Discover Telford, 22 September 2017, 15:17PM

Get spooked in Telford and Shropshire this Halloween with scary events, pumpkin carving and more...

Halloween at Hoooooooo, Hoo Farm Animal Kingdom

21 – 31 October 2017

This year, come and join Winnie the Witch for Halloween at Hooo with craft activities taking place all day long.

Winnie the Witch’s hair raising fun days includes:

  • Pumpkin Carving *
  • Spooky Crafts *
  • Apple Bobbing
  • Winnie’s storytelling time (4pm)

We’ll also be having several scary and deadly talks taking place throughout the day with a variety of animals and how they influenced the stories and tales we know today.

*Small fee applies


Spookley Pumpkin Festival 2017, Apley Farm 

14 - 29 October 2017 

For a great half term Halloween experience, climb aboard the Pumpkin Express at Apley Farm, when you can hear the Spookley story being read by a friendly Mrs Pumpkin. The Express will take you to the pumpkin patch where you can select your own pumpkin. Once back in the courtyard, you can carve it & enter our daily competition for the best carved pumpkin.

As you leave don’t forget to buy your very own copy of the book ‘Spookley the Square Pumpkin’ & even your own soft Spookley toy or DVD film available at Paint & Create in the Courtyard . The story book carries a strong anti-bullying message, which is shared with school children across the country.* Pumpkin Carving Cavern does not require pre-booking.

To complete your Spookley experience, pop into the Creamery Café for a special pumpkin based treats.

This event is an outdoors event, please ensure children are wearing suitable clothing & footwear to go on to the field. Please note all adults riding the Pumpkin Express must book a place & a minimum of one responsible adult must accompany a child/group of children.

Tickets will stop being sold 8 hours before the event starts. We then sell the remaining tickets to walk-in customers only arriving onsite at Apley Farm Shop.

Adult £3.50

Child £8.50

Family tickets available


Pumpkin Carving, Meadowdale Nurseries and Garden Centre, Horsehay 

21 - 27 October 2017, 10:30am - 3:30pm 

Pick your own pumpkin to carve at our drop in workshops 

£7.50 each - a small donation from each sale will be made to Severn Hospice.


Halloween Trails & Horrible Tales, Ironbridge Gorge Museums Trust 

21 Oct 2017 – 29 Oct 2017

Spend October half-term discovering the gruesome side of Ironbridge…

Hear stories of Halloween superstitions and traditions at Blists Hill Victorian Town

Make a little monster at EnginuityTubeline a tile with a design of a ghost, ghoul or witch at Jackfield Tile Museum (daily excl 22 Oct)

Have a go at ceramic painting (daily) and clay-modelling (Tues-Thurs) at Coalport China Museum


Spooky creatures of Attingham Wood Trail, Attingham Park 

21 – 29 Oct 2017, various times

Explore the grounds with a spooky family trail this October half-term at Attingham.

Take on our trail challenge - are you up to meeting the spooky creatures that live in Attingham woods? Wear your best costume to add a splash of colour to this Hallowe'en trail.

£2.50 per trail pack, includes a prize

Normal admission fees apply


Halloween Horrors, Weston Park 

24 - 28 October 2017 

Kids can get creative with creepy crafts for all ages, and carve their very own peculiar pumpkins to take home.

Down in the woods you’re sure of a big surprise! Go exploring and follow our Halloween trail through the branches of Temple Wood, and let off some steam on our much loved Woodland Adventure Playground. The Miniature Railway will be also be running, taking riders around the beautiful autumnal woodland.

Halloween activities programme:

All day: Halloween trail through Temple Wood

11am – 3:30pm: Spooky Craft Activities and Pumpkin Carving

Miniature railway:

11:30am – 3pm

Halloween half term admission prices:

£8 per child (4-14 years)

£4.50 per adult

£23.00 per family (2+2)

Weston Park Annual Pass Holders: Adults are free, children £5 each.

Pumpkin carving + £2 per pumpkin (whilst stocks last)

Miniature railway + £2.50 per person


Pumpkin Carving at Attingham Park

24 & 25 Oct, 11am – 3pm 

Try your hand at making this traditional Hallowe'en decoration - what will you carve? A face, a shape, or something more spooky?

Carve your own pumpkin ready to take home in time for those Hallowe'en visitors! Children must be accompanied by an adult and supervised during pumpkin carving activity.

These pumpkins come from a local farm and all money raised from your spooky carvings goes back to supporting Attingham

£4.50 per pumpkin

Normal admission fees apply


The Murderous Mansion: Spooky Encounters, Attingham Park 

27 & 28 October, times vary

Meet the Master of the Mansion, hear his spooky tale and take on his tricky task this Hallowe'en half-term at Attingham Park.

Spooky Encounters will take place at timed intervals throughout the day. Children must be accompanied by an adult for this event and each child ticket costs £4 and admits two accompanying adults along with the child, additional adults are £1 each. Suitable for ages 4-11 years.

£4 per child

Normal admission fees apply


Carry On Halloweening (Adults Only), Casey's Donnington 

27 Oct 2017  

Carry On Halloweeing is Casey's take on the dark side of the spoof series the Carry On's! With Live Entertainment and Activities throughout the night!

Join Casey’s on Friday 27th October for an Adults Only Carry On Halloweening! Themed venue and Entertainment from start to finish. 

Tickets are just £6 per person when you book in advance, or why not book a VIP table for 10 for £100 which includes FREE food platter for the whole table.

Door’s open at 7:30pm


Ghostly Gaslight, Blist Hill Victorian Town

28 Oct 2017, 6pm-9pm

As dusk falls and the street lamps cast eerie shadows at every corner, weird apparitions will replace the friendly Victorians who are usually seen in the town’s shops, cottages and work places, and visitors are advised to listen out for things that go bump in the night!

Join us for our annual Halloween fright night on Saturday 28 October, 6pm-9pm, at Blists Hill Victorian Town. Wander the streets, shops and houses which will be transformed into eerie places filled with ghosts, ghouls and monsters. We love seeing you all dressed up in your spooky costumes so feel free to hit the fancy dress shop before you visit!


Dark Run 2017, Telford Town Park

28 October 2017

It'll soon be time for Telford's fourth Dark Run 5k!  This family Fun Run (with an option to finish after 2.5k), is open to all ages and abilities.

Dark Run will take place in Telford Town Park, starting and finishing near the Visitor Centre. The Visitor Centre toilets and café facility will be available for the duration of the event and water will be provided at the finish. Sunset is at 5:47pm that evening, so allowing enough time for darkness to fall the start time will be 6:30pm.

Adult Entry - £12.50

Child Entry (15 and under) - £6.50


Halloween Spooktacular Family Party, Casey's Donnington 

31 Oct 2017, 5:30pm – 8:30pm

Join Casey’s on Tuesday 31 October for A Halloween Spooktacular Family Party with a Themed Venue throughout, Fancy Dress prizes, Music and Games.

Frankie’s Fancy Dress Parade for Adults and Children!

All Kids over 2 £4 Adults are FREE!


Halloween Spooky Family Fun at Jungleland

 Visitors can enjoy all the fun of Jungleland with extra spooky fun!

Battle the zombies at Zombie shoot out, dance and play at the spooky boogie disco

and try your luck at the creepy crawly lucky dip.

Braver visitors can experience RUMBLE IN THE JUNGLE, our brand new scare attraction, included in your admission price.

Children: £5.99

Adults: £1.99

Under 2's: £2.25

Under 1's: Free


Halloween Extravaganza, Wonderland, Telord Town Park 

Various dates, see below for more information 

Come dressed for Halloween and play Trick or Treat around the Haunted Halloween Trail,collecting spooky gifts as you go!

Due to the popularity of this event we are now a BOOKINGS ONLY event!

Halloween Extravaganza Night Event: 27th, 28th, 31st October Bring your torch and prepare to be spooked! Event runs 5.30pm-8.30pm, Wonderland will close at 9pm.

Halloween Night Event – Under 2 £2.50   Children £10.95  Adults £8.50  OAP £8.00

Halloween Trick or Treat Day Event: 21st October – 29th October

Halloween especially for younger children! Event runs 11.30am-3.30pm.

Halloween Day Event –  Under 2 £2.50   Children £9.95   Adults £8.50   OAP £8.00

Hosting a Halloween event of your own? Email us with the details here

The information provided on this page is intended as a guide only and you are advised to make sure all events are going ahead before attending.