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Exciting Things to do this Halloween and Bonfire Night in Surrey
October 18th 2017
Oh how we love autumn and all the excuses for getting out and about it brings! Halloween and Bonfire Night are two of the highlights of the autumn calendar, and there is plenty to treat yourself and the family to this year around the wonderful county of Surrey. Read on, then start planning your spooky celebrations and fanciful firework nights!
Treats without Tricks this Halloween…
There is so much to do this Halloween and in the lead-up to the 31st. At Birdworld in Farnham there’s a Halloween Grotto running during the school break from 22-30 October. A walk through the creepy corridors will uncover a ‘spectacle of spooks and a coven of wicked witches’! There’s no need to book, just prepare yourself for a haunting half term!
The RHS gardens at Wisley are running a Creepy Creatures event, perfect for the young (and young at heart) who love wildlife and nature. Running from 21 to 29 October, there is something different to do every day and most activities are included in the main entrance fee. From the StoryRoots Storyteller to Sow and Grow as well as the opportunity to make your own flapping moth, 3D ladybird or bee or a wooden spider, it’s set to be the highlight of the half term.
There are also pumpkin carving sessions running on Wednesday 25, Thursday 26 and Friday 27 for an additional fee of £4 which includes the pumpkin, tools and templates. Be sure to book in advance for this one!
Also during the half term there’s the Scary Skywalk Adventure. Enter if you dare! The venue is Sandown Sports in Esher and the invitation states, ‘join us for a SPOOKtacular Skywalk experience in the terrifying treetops! ‘Brave the creepy course and watch out for supernatural beings in disguise’! It’s £15 for children and £20 for adults providing you book before 22 October.
On Saturday October 28th, the Great Cockcrow Railway in Chertsey will be hosting a Halloween evening. The first trains depart at 4.30pm ready to take passengers on a chilling and thrilling ride along a darkened trail. Trains run until 8pm.
Over at Bocketts Farm in Fetcham there is set to be some seriously spooky stuff going on from 21st to 29th October. The farm’s idyllic setting amongst the countryside of the North Downs makes it the perfectly eerie setting for the creepy quiz trail, the Wizard Magician show, a reptile roadshow and the creepy craft corner.
Now perhaps something for the more mature Halloween revellers ….the village of Ewell, so the story goes, holds some dark secrets, and there’s an opportunity to learn about them courtesy of a Walk on the Dark Side involving a tour around the village culminating in a visit to the village’s historic jail. Find out what an 18th century prison was like, listen to tales of witches and ghosts and learn about the infamous exploding gunpowder mills. A must for local history buffs looking for something intriguing and ever-so-slightly chilling this Halloween. Outings are planned for October 30th and 31st.
Finally, for those seeking out something especially sinister, why not pay a visit to Hampton Court Palace? Renowned for its resident ghosts at any time of the year, the Palace is set to offer a very special late night event which is billed as not for the faint of heart! Be there for 10.30pm to join the route through the mysteriously eerie corridors whilst listening to tales of the Phantom Bear and Grey Lady. Book if you dare!
… And Top Tips for a Dazzling Bonfire Night!
Bonfire Night is one of the most colourful spectacles of the year. The best way to experience the wonder of fireworks is to wrap up warm and head out to a professionally organised display.
There are reams of Bonfire Night listings to explore right here on the brilliant Visit Surrey website.
Some of the highlights include West Byfleet Family Fireworks; Godalming Bonfire and Fireworks; Farnham Firework Fiesta; Superhero Fireworks Spectacular at Kempton Racecourse and the Epsom Fireworks Display.
Always remember to book your tickets in advance wherever possible and check just before you leave to make sure your chosen event is still running, as sometimes timings may change or events may be cancelled due to inclement weather or other reasons.
We hope you’ve found this information helpful – and wish you a spooky and spectacular Halloween and Bonfire Night season!
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