Spooky Halloween Staycation Ideas

Friday, 8 March 2024
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Halloween events and locations 2022.

Trick or treat? Halloween is upon us, and we want to help you experience some of the spookiest places and sights popping up this year. Use our and dive into haunted tales and thrilling events up and down the country.

Even better news – many of the locations and events on our list feature 2FOR1 offers when travelling by train, so grab your cape and pumpkin, you’re off to a world of captivating Halloween horrors…

Halloween events in London

Tower of London

  • Closest station: London Euston (Use London Underground to Tower Hill station, 5 minute walk)
  • 2FOR1 offer

It wouldn’t be a list of spooky locations without the Tower of London. Having won Best Year Round Scare Attraction in the UK a number of times, the attraction is frightening throughout all seasons. However, during October they are featuring a special Halloween event, where enchanting projections and bewitching sound effects bring you closer to the spirit world than ever before.

Jack the Ripper Mystery Walks

  • Closest station: London Euston (using London Underground to Aldgate station)
  • 2FOR1 offer

Not for the faint hearted, these mystery walks take you on a blood-curdling journey through time to the mean streets of 19th century East End. Every step after you exit Aldgate station leads you further into the gripping mystery of Jack the Ripper, a case which has terrified people for more than 125 years.

The Ghost Bus Tours

  • Closest station: London Euston - 35 minute walk or 10 minutes using London Underground connections
  • 2FOR1 offer

Hold onto your hats…it’s going to be a bumpy ride! For Harry Potter fans, this is the closest thing to travelling on the Knight Bus—without the prospect of meeting an evil wizard. The Ghost Bus Tours features the world’s only comedy-horror theatre show on wheels, so you can zoom through the captivating streets of London uncovering ghoulish tales and secrets to entertain the whole family.

Trains to London

Halloween events in Birmingham

Ghosts of Birmingham: Haunted City

Step out of Birmingham New Street station and straight into the terrifying tales of lost souls who need saving. Immerse yourself in the story as you are led through Birmingham, finding hidden objects and details on buildings. Use these to solve riddles and crack codes in a bid to save the lost souls and yourself, before it’s too late…

Send In The Clowns - Frocky Horror Show

  • Closest station: Birmingham New Street, 5 minute walk

After your bones have been chilled from the Ghost Tours, head to the Old Joint Stock, where this Halloween their unmissable macabre drag celebration brings laughter and joy to musical theatre favourites. Presenter Fatt Butcher, winner of Drag Idol UK, puts a unique twist on spooky classics like Sweeny Todd, The Addams Family, Wicked, Jekyll & Hyde and many more. Expect goosebumps from the epic live vocals - the Frocky Horror Show is an experience like no other.

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Halloween events in Liverpool

Ghosts of Liverpool: Night Walk

Perfectly located as you exit Liverpool Lime Street; the Night Walk leads you through fearsome locations surrounded by ghouls and spirits. Follow the clues and instructions to reach each location, solving mysteries to uncover creepy stories while getting to grips with the beautiful city.

The Slaughter House Pub

  • Closest station: Liverpool Lime Street, 13 minute walk

An iconic location in the bustling centre of Liverpool, the Slaughter House Pub is the city’s oldest pub. Hosting comedy nights and serving delicious food, the pub is certainly one to stop by for some great autumn atmosphere. However, it wouldn’t be on this list just for those reasons, would it? The gruesome tale behind the name of the Pub is enough to scare the toughest of travellers - so research at your own discretion…

Trains to Liverpool

Halloween events in Northampton

Halloween Stalls at Black Prince

  • Closest station: Northampton, 20 minute walk

Treats await at the Halloween Stalls at Black Prince, just a 20 minute walk through town from Northampton station. The stalls are ideal for all the family, with decorations, outfits, food and much more to get you perfectly in the mood for spooky season. Entrance is free, and the stalls will run from 12pm-4pm.

Family Silent Disco at Picturedrome

  • Closest station: Northampton, 30 minute walk

Past the Halloween Stalls, Picturedrome is a 10 minute walk. So, after stocking up on spooky outfits and treats, head to the Family Silent Disco for an afternoon of grooving. You will find three channels available, so you can dance to your heart’s content with hits and anthems. Collect your headphones at 1pm - 1:30pm and head to the dance floor!

Trains to Northampton

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Wherever your travels take you this Halloween, be sure to utilise our , allowing direct travel across popular destinations like Liverpool Lime Street, Birmingham New Street and London Euston. Happy trick-or-treating!

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