Saturday 7 December 2019

13 wicked ways for grown-ups to celebrate Halloween in Gloucestershire

From underground fancy-dress parties to scare zones, prepare for a scare this Halloween as SoGlos rounds up 13 wicked ways for grown-ups to celebrate.

Forget trick or treating and face-painting, get ready for some hellishly scary events this Halloween, spanning murder mysteries, spooky strolls, fang-tastic films and more, taking place in and around Gloucestershire.

Not for the faint-hearted, SoGlos has rounded up 13 wicked ways for adults to celebrate the spookiest time of the year in this horrifying hot list.


1. FearFest-Evil at Chepstow

Not at all for the faint-hearted, FearFest-Evil is returning to Chepstow for another year, terrifying visitors with horrifying surprises, chilling performances and heart-pounding scare zones. Watch out for gruesome characters wandering the woodland, and beware of what lies in The House of Horrors as brave visitors attempt escape.

Trek through the maze of gnarled trees before taking on the Hangman’s Swing, soar across the quarry lake on the Death Slide, or head straight to the Water View Marquee, where survivors of the night will be celebrating and dancing to live music.


2. Halloween Party Night at Egypt Mill

With delicious food and flowing drinks, guests at Egypt Mill’s Halloween Party Night are sure to have a monsterific time. The two-course meal will include blood-red stuffed peppers followed by scary sharp lemon tart, complete with popping candy.

Blasting out classic Halloween tunes, the disco is sure to encourage guests to throw some spooky shapes on the dancefloor, along with a tipple or two from the bar! Come dressed in spooktacular costumes for a frightfully fun evening.


3. Gloucester Zombie Walk

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Set to look like a scene from The Walking Dead, Gloucester will be overrun by hordes of Halloween fans on Saturday 26 October 2019, embarking on a spooky stroll through the city.

Gloucester Zombie Walk offers the chance to don those ghoulish costumes and smear on the fake blood, before joining the crowds.


4. Halloween Ball at Clearwell Castle

Expect nothing less than glamour at Clearwell Castle’s black-tie Halloween Ball, taking place on Friday 1 November 2019. Celebrating Halloween in style, the event will welcome guests with a glass of fizz before serving up a decadent three-course meal.

Set in the magnificent ballroom, enjoy an evening of entertainment and spooktacular fun at the beautifully creepy castle.


5. The Halloween Ball at Gloucester Guildhall

Calling all pop punk music fans – Gloucester Guildhall is hosting the annual THNKS FR TH MMRS party in celebration of Halloween. Spooking it up on Saturday 2 November 2019, the party will be blasting out absolute bangers from the emo, alt and punk genres. Come in the best fancy dress to be in with a chance with a £50 prize, and get ready to celebrate Halloween with a twist.


6. Halloween Party at Woodchester Mansion

Back for another year, Woodchester Mansion’s Halloween Party promises guests an evening of ghoulish food, spooky costumes, and funky dancing – all set in a haunted mansion!

Strictly for over 18s, the event will be serving up delicious food, including Blood Mac n Cheese. Plus, with a disco until midnight, it’s the perfect way to celebrate Halloween in style.


7. Prestbury Ghost Tour

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Join Cotswold Ghost Tours and venture into one of England’s most haunted villages on a Historic Haunted Trail in Prestbury, taking place on selected dates during October.

Brave tour groups can look forward to hearing strange stories of the Charging Cavalier, the Medieval Messenger, and Prestbury’s most famous apparition, the Black Abbott; along with the bizarre legend of Fiddler’s Hill; and nine ghostly characters which haunt one of the village pubs.


8. Halloween Ball at Stonehouse Court

Celebrate Halloween at Stonehouse Court’s haunted Halloween Ball, promising guests a spooktacular evening. Come dressed to impress to be in with a chance of winning a prize, tuck into a tasty two-course dinner, and dance the evening away at the disco.


9. Frightmare at Over Farm


Returning to Over Farm for another year, Frightmare Halloween Festival is set to feature horrifying attractions, shocking shows and roaming characters, from Saturday 12 October to Saturday 2 November 2019.

Specifically designed to scare, only the bravest will be venturing out, with its horror attractions including Carnival, The Haunted Hayride, Caged, Wonderland and Séance 666.


9. Halloween Party at Clearwell Caves

Dig out your most frightening fancy dress for Clearwell Caves’ annual adults-only Halloween party on Saturday 26 October 2019, held 100ft underground in its main candle-lit cavern.

Complete with live music, a disco, refreshments and a bar, show off your moves at one of the most unique nights out in the county.


10. Outdoor film screening in Gloucester


An all-time classic Halloween film, Hocus Pocus will be screened outdoors in Gloucester on Monday 28 October 2019.

The favourite flick tells the story of three witch sisters who are resurrected on Halloween, 300 years after they were executed. Can their reign of terror be thwarted?


11. Cheltenham Ghost Tour


Uncover Cheltenham’s strange and supernatural tales during a series of ghost tours in October, including spectral maids at a major hotel, a murderous butler, and the town’s very own Jack the Ripper suspect.

The Creeps, Crimes and Curious Tales tour also ventures further afield in the Cotswolds, exploring medieval witchcraft and torture in Puckham Woods; the spooky story of the Old Rectory; and one of the most documented cases in British paranormal history, The Morton Case.


12. Macbeth at Everyman Theatre

Join the three witches, Lady Macbeth, and Macbeth himself at Everyman Theatre this October. The classic Shakespearean tragedy will be an absolute must-see for theatre fans, when tales of greed, ambition, and delusions come to the stage.


13. Mix death with dinner

Mixing death and dinner this autumn, Mercure Gloucester Bowden Hall will host a Murder Mystery evening on Friday 1 November 2019.

Budding Sherlocks can race to solve the mystery and find out whodunit – trying not to be too distracted by the delicious three-course meal.


© SoGlos
Tuesday 24 September 2019

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