Fantastic Halloween Events Essex Has To Offer

October Half term is slightly earlier this year in Essex, meaning Halloween doesn’t fall within the week off.

There are some fantastic Halloween events in Essex this year, so read on to find your perfect Halloween day out in Essex.

Halloween Events Essex For You To Explore

Adventure Island Fright Fantastic

Location : Western Esplanade, Southend-On-Sea SS1 1EE

Halloween Events Essex

Join us for a spook-tastic week full of frightening fun! This week is packed with your favourite Halloween characters coming down to Adventure Island and Sealife Adventures.

With themed treasure hunts, face painting tattoos and themed entertainment, it’ll knock your socks a good way?

For further details including dates/times/prices please CLICK HERE

Audley End Miniature Railway Halloween

Location : Audley End Road, Audley End, Saffron Walden CB11 4JB

We ask that you arrive half an hour before your ticket time. Your ticket time is the time of your train. This will allow you a chance to park and take the short walk to the station and get checked in.

Our Station Master will board you onto the train, before you venture deep into the woods, where you will arrive at the witches’ house and be greeted by the coven of witches together with some family favourite Halloween characters.

Once you’ve arrived at the scare school, deep in the forest, the witches and their playful friends will entertain you, cackling, chanting spells around their cauldron, teaching you all how to trick and treat, before giving everyone a special gift.

After your train journey, you can walk into the woods to our Craft Cabin, where you will be able to make a spell bag to take home. Then, walk through our autumn Fairy and Elf Walk, where the fairies and elves have decorated their houses with Halloween decorations.

Finally, you will visit our Magicians dwelling. Here, you will meet our Magician, William, the king of the woods. He will need your help performing his spook-tacular magic tricks.

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Barleylands Halloween Spooky Nights

Location : Barleylands Road, Billericay CM11 2UD

Family Spooky Nights THIS WEEK – 26th, 27th & 28th October 5.30pm

Fun for all the family:

Safe trick or treating around our Craft Village. Entertainment and disco from Skittleman the Entertainer. FREE rides, Creepy Critter Shows, Spooky light display, Owl shows, Spooky character and animal appearances. Halloween Maze (spooky and small child friendly), Indoor play, Animal feeding, Face painting by Faces4fun.

Fancy dress encouraged – please bring a bag or bucket for trick or treating.

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Call of The Wild Zoo Halloween

Location : Wickford Rd, South Woodham Ferrers CM3 5QZ

Double, double toil and trouble…Halloween fun’s about to bubble

Come get your fill of spooky photo ops and pick your pumpkin in the patch!

Don’t be a scaredy-cat, join us for some half-term fun..& don’t forget to wear your spookiest Halloween outfits. Starts Saturday 21st October

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Colchester Zoo Halloween Shriek Week

Location : Maldon Road, Stanway, Colchester, Essex CO3 0SL

Join in with our FANG-TASTIC themed activities taking place from 21st October – 29th October 2023!

This October half term, enjoy a week filled with SPOOK-TACULAR daytime activities suitable for children of all ages. Let your little one transform into a scary witch or creepy vampire at our Face Painting Station or create wands and potions with the good witches and wizards at the Witches’ Coven.

Our range of FANG-TASTIC activities will keep the family entertained all day long.

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Eden Oasis Halloween Experience

Location : Howe Green, Chelmsford, CM2 7TB

Animal Discovery Halloween Special

90 minutes of Halloween fun, 8 spooky animals to meet. Themed arts and crafts. Fear challenge

Get spooky with us this Halloween, the Eden waySessions will run for 1hr 30 minutes at 10am, 12.30pm and 2.30pm.Parent and toddler special – 18th, 20th & 31st Oct.

Wheelchair accessible. Free on-site car park and toilets on site. Enjoy fancy dress as much as we do? Why not join your hosts in wearing a costume this Halloween

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Epping Ongar Railway

Location : Ongar Station, Station Approach, Ongar CM5 9BN

Dare you ride the Ghost Train from North Weird? Dress up in your scariest outfit and join our full size ghost train as we promise some Hallowe’en fun with the living dead!

Take a steam hauled train journey from North Weird – but beware the living dead aren’t just lurking outside the windows!

Find the ghosts haunting the eerie gruesome graveyard; meet the manic magician and watch his mysterious show. Scare us with your spookiest costumes to win prizes

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Land of The Dead Halloween

Location : Kings Farm, Margaretting Rd, Writtle, Chelmsford CM1 3PJ

The days are getting shorter, the nights are getting darker and the spookiest time of year is upon us once again…What better way to spend Halloween than grabbing your friends and family and joining at LAND OF THE DEAD!!

Grab your sombrero and get ready to walk through our enchanted land celebrating all things Halloween.

From Pumpkin picking, an array of family fun themed areas such as Koko’s Big Top Circus and our Fantastic Funfair Fiesta, we have everything you need for a wicked night. When you’re done with the exploring you can follow the tasty smells of the Mexicana Courtyard filled with yummy street food and desserts along with the famous Pancho’s Bar,

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Lee Valley Park Farms Halloween

Location : Stubbins Hall Ln, Waltham Abbey, EN9 2EF

Looking for a fun and spooky way to celebrate Halloween this year?

Look no further than the Lee Valley Farms Halloween Festival!

This exciting event is perfect for families looking to get into the Halloween spirit and create unforgettable memories together.

Book your tickets today and get ready for a spooky and unforgettable Halloween experience!

For further details including dates/times/prices please CLICK HERE

Maldon Promenade Zoo Halloween Spooktacular

Location : Promenade Park Maldon CM9 5JQ

Join them this Halloween Half Term 21st October 2023 – 29th October 2023 and enjoy a Halloween Spooktacular at Maldon Zoo

Reptile Handling – Meet 2 Snakes, 2 Lizards and a Tarantula, Rodent and Fluffy Handling – Meet a Guinea Pig, Rat, Ferret and a Skunk. Over 85 Species of Animals to meet along the way. Enjoy the following activities whilst visiting the zoo:

A spooky themed zoo (aimed at all ages and not too scary), Find the missing Pumpkins , Help our Witch with Potion Making , Spooky Music

Meet some Spooky Animals, Enjoy entrance to the zoo and farm (no time restraints), Spooky gift, Toy pumpkin decorating to do at home and a Certificate. All Ages are welcome

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Marsh Farm Halloween

Location : New Street, Chelmsford CM3 5WP

Who will you spot around the farm this Halloween? Witches, Wizards… Vampires? Maybe even Frankenstein!

Come in fancy dress and creep through our devilishly decorated farm and enjoy our funfair rides, pumpkin picking patch, adventure play, bouncy pillows and 𝘴𝘖𝘰𝘖𝘰𝘰 much more

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Mountfitchet Castle Halloween

Location : Grove Hill, Stansted Mountfitchet CM24 8SP

Are you brave enough to come face to face with the dragon or clash broomsticks with the witches that inhabit the castle grounds?

Take a wander through the spooky village and dark tunnels. But beware you may get a fright!

Can you find all the stamps to receive your prize?

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Museum of Power Halloween

Location : Hatfield Road, Langford, Maldon CM9 6QA

There will be spooky goings on at the Museum of Power for half term week from Wednesday 25th October to Sunday 29th October. They will be offering crafts for all ages.

On Thursday 26th only, the miniature train will be running and Astaria Model Village will be open.

For further details including dates/times/prices please CLICK HERE

Old MacDonald’s Farm Halloween Festival

Location : Wrightsbridge Road, Brentwood CM14 5AY

There’s some spooky goings on down at the Farm this Halloween!

We love Halloween at Old MacDonald’s Farm, when we say it is a Halloween Festival….we really mean it!

Come and see us between the 21st October and the 29th October for a free pumpkin per paying child, check out our amazing decorations, Haunted House, meet and greet our Dragons (check website for dates), enjoy special craft activities, animal encounters including creepy crawly meerkat feeding, pumpkin carving plus so much more!

Our roller coaster will be open plus you can ride on our attractions as many times as you like!

Our attractions and a pumpkin per paying child are included in the admission price.

For further details including dates/times/prices please CLICK HERE

RHS Garden Hyde Hall Halloween

Location : Creephedge Lane, Rettendon, Chelmsford CM3 8ET

Join the spooky fun this October half term at RHS Garden Hyde Hall, with activities for all the family to enjoy.

From fabulous face painting to creepy crafts; spooky storytelling to close encounters with exciting animals, there’s plenty for all ages to enjoy.

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Wyvernwood Halloween

Location : St. Osyth Road, Alresford CO7 8AP

Can you help Merlin create a spell to banish them once and for all?

A terrible curse have befallen the Enchanted Lost Kingdom and the Wicked Witch has returned to Wyvernwood to wreak havoc!

And that’s not all… Another villainous rogue has entered the Kingdom through the Magic Portal – the evil Fairy Catcher of Salamanca!

Merlin needs your help finding or earning the eye of a goblin toad, a magic owl’s feather, a piece of treasure earned for bravery and a freshly fallen leaf!

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