Saturday 23 August 2014

Gloucestershire Halloween guide

Enjoy Halloween in Gloucestershire 2014 with the very best guide to where and when the spooky action is taking place in Cheltenham, the Cotswolds, the Forest of Dean, Gloucester, Stroud and Tewkesbury.

This Halloween, Gloucestershire will be taken over by an assortment of ghoulish celebrations – offering the perfect chance for little and big kids everywhere to get in on the spooky October action in 2014.

From ghosts and witches to devils and vampires, whether you will be dressing-up in scary fancy dress, carefully carving pumpkins, bobbing for apples or trick or treating in aid of the annual celebration, make sure you check out SoGlos’s guide to the spooky events taking place in Gloucestershire.

There are a number of special Halloween events scheduled to take place across Gloucestershire in 2014, here are some of our favourites:


Halloween events in Cheltenham 2014


Chris and Pui Roadshow

Venue: Everyman Theatre
What’s happening: CBeebies’ favourite double act, Chris and Pui, is back on the road this autumn and bringing a whole heap of songs, rhymes and comedy sketches to brighten up an otherwise spooky day at the Everyman Theatre. In the pair’s latest roadshow, poor Old MacDonald has recklessly lost his animals, and it’s up to Cheltenham’s families to help find them. As always, the show will feature plenty of chances for the audience to get involved, as they meet popular characters including Incy, Humpty, the Duke of York, King Cole and ‘oh my woolly word’, Little Bo Peep, along the way.
When: Friday 31 October 2014
How much: Tickets cost £12
SoGlos loves: Back at the Everyman by popular demand, Chris and Pui will have a limited number of signed picture cards available for fans to keep as a memento, whilst stocks last.
To book: Call Everyman Theatre on (01242) 572573, email admin@everymantheatre.org.uk or visit everymantheatre.org.uk directly.


Halloween Farm Trail

Venue: Primrose Vale, Shurdington Road, Bentham, Cheltenham, GL51 4UA
What’s happening: Little and big kids alike can take on the challenge of this year’s spooky Halloween trail, with mysteries to complete around every corner of the farm. Plus, there’s a prize for all wicked witches and ghastly ghouls taking part too.
When: From Saturday 25 October to Sunday 2 November 2014
To book: Call Primrose Vale on (01452) 863359.


Haunted half term activities

Venue: Sudeley Castle
What’s happening: Enjoy a host of spooky happenings at Sudeley in 2014, including ghost tours, themed arts and crafts, a Halloween magician and much more.
When: Monday 27 to Friday 31 October 2014
To book: Call Sudeley Castle on (01242) 604244.


Steam and Scream

Venue: Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway
What’s happening: Don your ghastliest get-up and ride the Spooky Special train through a haunted tunnel, with ghoulish games, ghost hunting and the chance to meet the Wicked Witch of Winchcombe along the way.
When: Thursday 30 October 2014
To book: Call Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway on (01242) 621405.


Halloween events in the Cotswolds 2014


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Halloween events in the Forest of Dean 2014


Spooky Steam Train Ride

Venue: Perrygrove Railway
What’s happening: Ride the spooky steam train through the witch’s wood, spotting pumpkins along the way, and take part in a Halloween-themed treasure hunt, all in your finest fancy dress.
When: Saturday 25 October to Sunday 2 November 2014
To book: Call Perrygrove Railway on (01594) 834991.


Ghost Train ride

Venue: Dean Forest Railway
What’s happening: Kids will be clambering aboard the Halloween Express for a hair-raising ride through the Forest of Dean.
When: Friday 31 October 2014
To book: Call Dean Forest Railway on (01594) 845840.


Halloween events in Gloucester 2014


Frightmare

Venue: Over Farm, Over, Gloucester, GL2 8DB
What’s happening: A sell-out event year on year, Frightmare returns in 2014 with a jam-packed line-up of children’s Slightmare events during the day, and the terrifying Haunted Hayrides, PANIC! room and Fright House for brave adults at night.
When: From Saturday 18 October to Saturday 1 November 2014
To book: Call Over Farm on (01452) 521014.


Creepy Creature activities

Venue: Robinswood Hill Country Park, Gloucester, GL4 6SX
What’s happening: Two wickedly wild days chocked full of family fun, from pumpkin carving to face painting, making creepy creatures and more.
When: Thursday 30 and Friday 31 October 2014
To book: Call Robinswood Hill Country Park on (01452) 383333.


Bat Night

Venue: “Prinknash Bird and Deer Park”:http://www.soglos.com/culture/attraction/26260/Prinknash-Bird-and-Deer-Park
What’s happening: Explore enchanting illuminations, trick or treat the not so wicked witch of the Wendy House, spot ghosts in the woods and have your fortune told in the gypsy caravan at Prinknash.
When: Thursday 30 and Friday 31 October 2014
To book: Call Prinknash Bird and Deer Park on (01452) 812727.


Halloween events in Stroud 2014


Halloween Fest

Venue: Woodchester Mansion
What’s happening: Step into the scene of a horror movie and investigate the ghoulish goings on at one of Gloucestershire’s most haunted venues – complete with real ghost hunting equipment, ‘table tipping’, glass divination vigils and more.
When: Friday 31 October 2014
To book: Call Dusk Till Dawn Events on (01159) 722534.


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By Shelly McCatty

© SoGlos

Friday 31 January 2014

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