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!
Halesworth Scarecrow Week
21st - 28th October 2017
Ghosties, and ghoulies, and things that breath fire! Now in its 8th year, the Halesworth Scarecrow Festival goes from strength to strength, with shops and businesses vying to produce the most eye-catching and ingenious scarecrow.
Harry Panto and the Chamber Pot of Secrets
21st October 2017
Abracadabra! With a wave of their wand Felixstowe Spa Pavilion brings you this wizard production of Harry Panto and the Chamber Pot of Secrets.
Join young magicians as they fight the dark lord in this spellbinding tale of good versus evil. Magical illusions, pop songs and things that go bump in the night all form the essential ingredients of this bewitching plot sure to delight youngsters and adults alike.
A ghoulishly spooktacular parody production for this October half term that will stop you just Pottering about and leave you wanting Volde-More!
See website for ticket prices
21st October 2017
Just in time for Halloween, pop along to The Riverside Theatre in Woodbridge to the 10.30am Kids Club Film - the classic 'Hocus Pocus'.
After moving to Salem, Massachusets, teenager Max Dennison (Omri Katz) explores an abandoned house with his sister Dani (Thora Birch) and their new friend, Allison (Vinessa Shaw). After dismissing a story Allison tells as superstitious, Max accidentally frees a coven of evil witches (Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kathy Najimy) who used to live in the house. Now, with the help of a magical cat, the kids must steal the witches' book of spells to stop them from becoming immortal.
Ticket price: £3
21st - 29th October 2017
Join Woody and friends for a chillingly great time at Pleasurewood Chills. Free activities and attractions include Woody’s Spooktacular Shows in the Castle Theatre daily, pumpkin carving, trick or treat, mask making and Woody’s spooky parades.
Why not dress up in your best spooky attire they will be picking winners for the best scarily dressed!
On Saturday 28th October join Woody the famous fireworks; the most spectacular in the area – definitely one not to be missed!
See website for ticket prices.
Art Island 2: Shadow Puppets
24th October 2017
Aimed at children aged 8-12 years, Art Island will teach you how to make animal shadow puppets and perform with them at the end of the session. The group will be making shadow puppets using traditional & contemporary techniques,and will design and make animals inspired by Philip Pulman’s ‘His Dark Materials’ trilogy.
Participants will perform a show for each other at the close of the day.
£10 per child
The Black Shuck: Halloween Play in a Day
26th October 2017
The Black Shuck is an immersive Halloween theatre experience for young people aged 12-17 taking place at The Seagull Theatre; exploring the legend of Suffolk's Black Shuck.
At the start of the workshop, participants will listen to a short excerpt of the script which depicts the ‘The Black Shuck’. They will then have the opportunity to produce and perform the short Halloween play, working with three theatre leaders specialising in three theatre disciplines; Performance, wardrobe and make up and technical.
At the end of the evening, the groups will come together to perform the play in front of a live audience on The Seagull Theatre's stage.
Free to attend (spaces are limited so booking is essential).
Tel: 01502 589726
Halloween at the Aquarium
27th October 2017
Live performances from Bloodshake Chorus and Fat n furious at The Aquarium in Lowestoft.
The Bloodshake Chorus are a rumbustious band of the undead, unearthing the classics of the fifties and sixties with a horrific twist, in a way you've never heard them played before.
Performers with heart and soul (not all of them originally theirs) their relentless advance has seen them spread terror throughout the region and even infect the international airwaves.
Ticket price £6.66
Halloween at the East Anglia Transport Museum
28th October 2017
Join in with the spooky happenings around the East Anglia Transport Museum on Saturday 28th October from 2pm - 7pm.
As the East Anglia Transport Museum opens longer into October, there are some spooks around their site as the woodland area is just the place to attract the creatures of the night.
There's a free witch hunt for the children with a prize for every child, as well as the late running of the trams trolleybuses and train into the evening for a chilling experience for all as the woods come alive with the spirits of All Hallows Eve when it gets dark!
For admission prices see website.
Halloween Party at The Alex Cafe Bar
28th October 2017
Join in and have fun with this spook-tacular party night with DJ Lloyd in The Alex Café Bar, right on the seafront in Felixstowe! Fancy dress is encouraged and there will be a boo-tiful prize for the best/scariest/most original costume.
Bar staff will be concocting and mixing some scary cocktails (Morgue-a-Rita and Witch's Brew) especially for the weekend.
Frankenstein & The Dunwich Horror
Radio Play in a Day
29th October 2017
A unique theatre experience for 11-14 year olds, join The Old Time Radio Club to produce and perform your own Halloween themed radio play.
During the day you will learn how to write your own script, create live sound-effects and compose creepy music and then perform your play to an invited family audience at the end of the workshop.
Suitable for ages 11-14. Places are limited so booking is advised.
Time: 10am - 4pm
Ticket Price £15
Catastrophe Cat Cafe Halloween Celebration
31st October 2017
Spend a spooky evening at Catastrophe Cat Cafe to celebrate everything spooky about Black Cats!
Themed quiz at the Cat Cafe. Compulsory fancy dress for humans! Spooky food included & a ghastly drink, gory music and deadly decorations.
Ticket price £20 per person