The Suffolk Coast is renowned for its ghoulish ghost stories, ancient legends and tales of witchcraft so we really don’t have to try very hard when it comes to getting all spooked up for Halloween!
Prepare yourselves for a veritable fest of creepy capers taking place throughout The Suffolk Coast this October that are guaranteed to get you into the spirit of All Hallows Eve!
One of Suffolk’s favourite haunts, Pleasurewood Hills theme park near Lowestoft, is pulling out all the stops this year with some spooky fun for all the family from 22 October to 30 October.
Enjoy the 35 rides, shows and attractions plus a host of free Halloween activities and attractions…
Scream and shout with Woody Bear in a fantastic new show ‘Woody’s Spooktacular’ suitable for all the family. The whole family can get stuck in with the spooky activities including pumpkin carving, trick or treat, mask making, find the witch treasure hunt and, back by popular demand for Halloween, Woody’s Spooky Parade.
The end of the season wouldn’t be complete without Pleasurewood Hills famous firework spectacular. On Saturday 29 October join them for the famous fireworks – definitely one not to be missed!
Discover Lowestoft's Spooky Day!
Head into the town of Lowestoft itself to join in with a whole host of ghoulish goings on at Discover Lowestoft's Spooky Saturday! There's a trick or treat trail, a live performance from Cantors Theatre School and "Day of the Dead Dress" street theatre, storytelling and crafts, and look out for the naughty goblins searching for the missing princess throughout the town centre! All taking place on Saturday 29th October.
Little Fort of Horrors
Further down the coast at Felixstowe, there's been an unidentified infection outbreak at Landguard Fort! Enter the zombie fortress where the scientists, doctors and military personnel will be on hand to care for your infected family and friends. Walk through the tunnels and rooms of the fort, and join in the freakish, fort fun! The event is only open to adults and young people aged 13-18 years (young people must be accompanied by an adult) and is booking in advance is essential.
PLEASE NOTE: This event is only open to adults and young people aged 13-18 years only (young people must be accompanied by an adult) and is booking in advance is essential.
Sing-a-long-a Rocky Horror!
Here’s one for the grown-ups; Sing-a-Long-a Rocky Horror Picture Show at the Marina Theatre, Lowestoft on Friday 28 October. This film still remains to be the most outrageous, riotous, kitsch, wonderful romp ever. If you’ve done The Time Warp before, you’ll never have done it quite like this! Although fancy dress is not obligatory, it’s highly recommended!
Halloween Craft Party!
Feeling crafty? Head to The Suffolk Food Hall at Wherstead near Ipswich for a Halloween Craft Party on 26th October 2016. Oodles of creative Halloween activities have been planned including, create your own scarecrow, wrap the mummy, fancy dress competition, spooky trail, carving pumpkins and so much more.
Spooky Goings on at the Museum!
Some spooky things are about to happen at the East Anglia Transport Museum on Saturday 29 October when the late running of the museum's trams, trolleybuses and train into the darkness of the night will be a chilling experience for all as the woods come alive with the spirits of Hallows Eve! Take part in the witch hunt and be sure to wear a blood curdling costume as all children in fancy dress will be given a prize!
The Never-Ending Nightmare!
The Circus of Horrors celebrates its 21st anniversary as it takes to the road with its latest incarnation “The Never-ending Nightmare” at Felixstowe Spa Pavilion on Tuesday 25th October at 7.30pm.
The spectacular show features an amazing amalgamation of bizarre, brave & beautiful acts all woven into an Alice in Horrorland-type story driven by a mainly original soundscape & performed with a forked tongue firmly in each cheek!
Annually the Circus of Horrors plays over 100 UK theatres and this tour has expanded to take in festivals throughout the world including The Fuji Rock Festival in Japan (twice), the Wacken Festival in Germany plus shows in Chile, Uruguay, Holland, Belgium, Argentina, France, Italy, Ireland, Finland, Hong Kong and Moscow where it became the 1st UK Circus ever to perform in Russia.
PLEASE NOTE: This show is not suitable for small children and all under 16's must be accompanied by an adult.
Halloween Family Monster Ball!
As dusk falls on Thorpeness, take your pumpkin and meet up with fellow monsters, witches and wizards as you walk through the eerie village to Thorpeness Country Club where the Halloween Family Monster Ball is being held.
Watch out for ghouls and ghosts as you enjoy a delicious finger buffet dinner in the vaulted function room, which will be spookily decorated for the night. Later, dance into the night as the disco plays toe-tapping favourites including the Monster Mash!
Ghost River Cruise!
The River Orwell has many ghostly stories to its name – Climb aboard Orwell Lady on Sunday 30 October to hear some eerie river tales.
Cruising out of Ipswich at 2.30pm, the boat will drift through the locks, under the bridge passing the wooded stretches of the river before returning to Ipswich at 5pm.
There will be a full commentary, pointing out local landmarks in addition to the local stories with a Halloween themed buffet included. Fancy dress is optional!
One thing is sure, when you choose a spooky day out on The Suffolk Coast - always expect the unexpected!