Wednesday 1 October 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

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

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

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

Cirque de Spooke workshop

Venue: St Edward’s Senior School, London Road, Charlton Kings, Cheltenham, GL52 6NR
What’s happening: A three-day workshop will see youngsters aged seven to 18 create the circus as never seen before, with zombie clowns, terrifying acrobatics and a fiendish finale.
When: Tuesday 28 to Thursday 30 October 2014
To Book: Call Art Playground on 07985 571 191

Halloween events in 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


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
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

Rokky Horror tribute show

Venue: Mercure Gloucester Bowden Hall
What’s happening: This tongue-in-cheek tribute to Rocky Horror will see all of the show’s usual music, science fiction, and hilarity, but with a twist, dinner and a disco included.
When: Saturday 1 November 2014
To book: Call Mercure Bowden Hall on 0844 815 9077

Halloween Extravaganza

Venue: Gloucester Waterways Museum
What’s happening: Enjoy a week of spooktacular activities, with haunted trails, costume competitions, Jonathan’s Jungle Roadshow, ghost stories and more.
When: Saturday 25 October to Sunday 2 November 2014
To book: Call Gloucester Waterways Museum on (01452) 318200

Zombie Walk

Venue: Café Rene
What’s happening: Grab your face paint and fake blood and take part in the fifth annual Gloucester zombie walk, when the undead take to the streets.
When: Saturday 1 November 2014
To book: Call Café Rene on (01452) 309340

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

Murder Mystery evening

Venue: Best Western The Gables Hotel
What’s happening: Put your sleuthing skills to the test at this murder mystery evening where guests will attempt to solve the spooky mystery of a family scorned by the will of Georgina Sythe-Wilberforce. Ticket price includes a three-course dinner.
When: Friday 31 October 2014
To book: Call Best Western The Gables Hotel on (01454) 261821

Pumpkin Carving

Venue: Berkeley Castle
What’s happening: Take your best pumpkin to Berkeley Castle and carve a fearsome face with your friends and family.
When: Wednesday 29 October 2014
To book: Call Berkeley Castle on (01453) 810303

Halloween events in Tewkesbury

Discovering bats day

Venue: The John Moore Museum
What’s happening: Bat expert, David Endacott, will be introducing visitors to a selection of live, rescued British bats and explaining all about these fascinating, furry creatures of the night
When: Saturday 25 October 2014
To book: Call The John Moore Museum on (01684) 297174

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