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South Cumbria attractions prepare to scare

Published on: Thursday 22nd October 2015
Categorised under: Live, Play , Events, Festivals

A chilling array of events are set to go bump in the night around South Cumbria this October.

Here are some of the terrifying treats on offer in the region.

Halloween week at Muncaster Castle
Dare you venture to one of the UK’s most haunted castles this Halloween? Muncaster Castle hosts probably the county’s biggest Halloween extravaganza, where highlights include a twilight owl show, a ghostly grotto with face painting and children’s crafts, spooky ghost tours, a scary maze, fire juggling and firework displays. Activities take place from Sunday 25 until Saturday 31 October. For more information visit

Haunted Halloween at Lowther Castle
There’s a whole host of goblins, trolls, sorcerers, witches, ghosts, mad scientists and other mythical creatures waiting to entertain you at Lowther Castle. Taking place over two nights on October 30 and 31, guests are invited into the Kingdom of Doom where they will be armed with nerf guns and tasked with ghost busting around the eerie stables. Other frightful fun on offer includes spooky science and spell casting sessions, face painting, craft sessions where customers can learn the art of Ogre Snot Making and lots more. Visit for more information.

Halloween Week at Brockhole
There’s lots of spooky fun going down at at Brockhole near Windermere over Halloween. The fun begins on Saturday 24 October with a Ghoulish Scavenger Hunt. Other activities taking place include lantern making, face painting, creepy crafting, fairy tales and scary story telling. On 29 and 30 October, they’ll also be laying on some special Halloween party nights which include games, activities, creepy creatures and a show. For more information visit

Witches & Wizards Week at Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway
Brave young souls are invited to Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway during Halloween week, where they can get on the Ghoul Trail, explore the haunted carriage, then hop on the train to Lakes Aquarium for more spine-chilling action. On Friday 30 October there’s an extra special Ghost Train departing at 4:15pm - but look out for creepy convict Mad-Eye Mallat - he might be out to get you! Return tickets start from £6.25, for more information visit

Witches & Wizards Week at Lakes Aquarium
After your terrifying train journey don’t skimp on a visit to the Lakes Aquarium, where there's a host of thrilling activities on offer including crafts, a magic rune quiz, and a chance to meet snakes, cockroaches, giant millipedes and other creepy crawlies. Visit for more info.

Halloween Day at World of Beatrix Potter
On October 31, kids in fancy dress can take a trip around the World of Beatrix Potter entirely for free. While you are there, little ones can also have their face painted and get involved in creating some Halloween crafts.

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