This Halloween…You’re In For a Scream
This Halloween there’s plenty for people of all ages to see and do across Cumbria – so get your best costume on, prepare to trick-or-treat and get spooky.
Halloween Week at Muncaster Castle
23 – 28 October
Only the exceptionally brave dare set foot in one of the UK’s most haunted castles during Halloween. Halloween Week at Muncaster Castle features cabaret, scary mazes, a ghostly grotto, lantern making workshops, face painting and “spookulele stories”, where the audience can participate in creating scary sound effects while listening to Muncaster’s very own ghost stories.
Halloween Ghost Trains
26 – 27 October, Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway
For those who want a spooktacular trip along the Ravenglass and Eskdale railway in the dark of the night, the good news is that the Halloween Ghost Trains are back for what promises to be another creepy weekend. Tickets cost £16 for adults and £8 for children and for the price you can expect lots of scares during the journey, activities at Dalegarth Station and a bag of goodies on departure to help sweeten the scare.
Halloween At Stanwix Park
26 – 28 October, Stanwix Park Holiday Centre, Silloth
Stanwix plays host to its annual Halloween celebrations once again this October, and there’s plenty of party games, fancy dress competitions and entertainment for the entire family to get involved with. Those who wish to make a weekend of it can even enjoy a luxury caravanning experience by the seaside.
Free Halloween Activities
27 October, Siddick Woodlands, Workington
On Saturday 27th October have a go at some Halloween crafts, as you explore Siddick Woodlands and listen to some spooky storytelling about the woodlands themselves. Activities are led by a Workington Nature Partnership Officer, who will tell all about the trees, shrubs and wildlife in the woodlands, as well as ensuring you have lots fun. This activity is totally free, just turn up. For more information contact Workington Town Council on 01900 702986 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
24 October, Hammond’s Pond, Carlisle
Carve your best pumpkin, throw on your spookiest Halloween costume and plod along to Hammond’s Pond, for a ghoulish fundraising event in aid of Jigsaw, your local children’s hospice. Taking place from 1pm – 4pm, it is set to be the perfect Halloween event for the whole family. Expect lots of spooky surprises and trick or treats along the route, finishers will also receive a ghoulish medal on the day. For more information contact 01228 817613 or visit www.jigsawhospice.org
Edith in the Dark
Old Fire Station, 31 October
For older children, this chilling journey into the dark and disturbing imaginings of celebrated children’s author Edith Nesbit (The Railway Children) is as atmospheric as it is engaging. As the author regales children with a spooky story, all is not as it seems. Is there something going on in the attic? Performed by the Baroque Theatre Company, it’s a Halloween scare that’s not be missed.