8 spooky events in Hampshire for Halloween

PUBLISHED: 12:41 03 October 2019

Halloween train at Marwell (Photo by Henry Burrows, Flickr, CC BY-SA 2.0)

Halloween train at Marwell (Photo by Henry Burrows, Flickr, CC BY-SA 2.0)


From spooky trails to scary zoo events, here is our guide to some of the best Halloween events on offer across Hampshire this year

Fairground at Night - 19 October

Hollycombe Steam Collection

Open on various nights throughout the month, head to Hollycombe on 19 October for their special Halloween-themed night. Expect a spooky theme with the magical Victorian and Edwardian fairground lit up with a whole range of sights and sounds.


Boo at the Zoo - 26 October-3 November

Marwell Zoo

Kids are encouraged to come to Marwell in fancy dress this October half term for this year's Halloween event. There will be a trail to track down 12 hidden beasts, as well as broomstick flying lessons and special trick or treat tuckshop.


The Flying Broom Academy - 26 October-3 November

Manor Farm

Join the Flying Broom Academy at Manor Farm this Halloween and learn the magical arts of wand making, spell casting, potions, and broomstick flying.


Wizard Weekend - 26-27 October

Watercress Line

Get dressed up and join the Watercress Line for a spooky day of fancy dress, a spooky miniature railway, magic performances and face painting. You can also walk in Harry Potter's footsteps on the real Kings Cross footbridge from the films!


Pirates and Pumpkins - 29 October

Explosion Museum of Naval Firepower

With a ghost pirate ship sailing into Priddy's Hard a skeleton crew have taken over the site bringing with them Halloween crafts, face painting, a deathly disco, trails and more.


Pride and Prejudice Zombies - 31 October-2 November

Stansted House, Rowlands Castle

Step back in time this Halloween at Stansted House for a terrifying, interactive zombie tour. Various time slots are available but book in advance.


Halloween at the House - 31 October

Tudor House and Garden

Southampton's 600-year-old house is open this Halloween where you can take part in ghost tours (friendly and spooky). Both varieties of tours are £3; check the website for time slots.


Trails and Pumpkin Carving - Various dates

Sir Harold Hillier Gardens

The team at Sir Harold Hiller Gardens have got Halloween sorted this year with various dates (check the website) of pumpkin carving, as well as a family trail.



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