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10 spooky things to do in Cheshire for Halloween

PUBLISHED: 12:00 14 September 2017 | UPDATED: 20:24 23 October 2017

On The Chester Walls by Ron Sutton

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It’s nearly that time of the year again to root out your scariest costumes and prepare for some tricks and treats. We’ve put together some of the best Halloween events happening this October in Cheshire.

3rd and 19th October 

Lyceum Ghost Hunt

Experience a serious ghost hunt at the historic and haunted theatre. Enjoy a light two course meal and investigate five reported ghosts who are said to dwell in the theatre. This is a truly terrifying evening and has an age restriction of 18+.

Price: £25, including pre-event buffet.

The Lyceum Theatre, Crewe, CW1 2DA  crewelyceum.co.uk

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20th October - 4th November

Spooky World 

The incredibly popular Spooky World returns again for another year at Apple Jacks farm. Apple Jacks hosts a whole heap of fun in the day for families and young children, and is then transformed into a thrilling scare-fest at night. If you have what it takes to complete the five scare-mazes all while running from creepy clowns and zombies, then this is the challenge for you. There will also be a 4-D truly terrifying experience to attempt as well as costumes like you have never seen before.

Price: Adults (over 14, by night) £25.50, £11 (day tickets)

Stretton Rd, Warrington, Cheshire WA4 4NW www.spookyworld.co.uk

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21st October – 5th November

Zombie Pirate Treasure Trail

Blakemere Village is known for organising fantastic family events throughout the year, but this one is sure to give you chills. Fun for both children and adults at the Zombie Pirate Treasure Trail this half term as you can discover the hidden items left by the Zombie Pirates many years ago. Expect a whole host of themed treats along the way!

Price: £2 per trail

Blakemere Village, CW8 2EB www.blakemerevillage.com

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21st October - 31st October

The Enchantment of Chester Zoo

Back for its second year and better than ever, The Enchantment of Chester Zoo is full of adventure, acrobatics, music and discovery. And you’ll learn lots about some of your favourite animals along the way. It’s a perfect half term treat with a sprinkle Halloween sorcery. 

Price: FREE with usual Chester Zoo admission Adult £24 Child £20

Chester Zoo, Chester www.chesterzoo.org

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21st October – 29th October

A Hidden Halloween at Tatton Park

Sharpen your sleuthing skills as you snoop around the mysterious Mansion, journey through the mystery maze and detect the surprises as you go or unearth the spooks hiding in in the Secret Garden.

Price: Family ticket £33.50, Adult £13, Children £7

Tatton Park, Knutsford, Cheshire, WA16 6QN www.tattonpark.org.uk

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21st October – 5th November

Halloween Half Term Fun at Ness Botanical Gardens

Ness Botanical Gardens have a large programme of events during the Halloween season. There's the Spooky Tree Trail during half term, Family Crafts on the 25th, 27th, 30th October and 1st November, as well as The Dracula Show on the 31st October.

Price: Family £20, Adult £7.50, Children (5-16 yrs old) £3.50, Children (under 5) Free. Additional fees for Halloween events (see website)

www.nessgardens.org.uk/whats-on/calendar/halloween-half-term-fun/

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25th October – 26th October

Spooky Tales in The Cage

Head up the the Cage on Lyme Park to hear some spooky stories. Three sittings per day at 12:00, 13.30 and 14:30. 12 noon (suitable for under 6) 1.30pm & 2.30pm (age 6+ only)

Price: Children £3, Adults Free (Parking fees apply)

Lyme Park, Disley www.nationaltrust.org.uk/events/393ad4b1-3b37-4982-9b9f-6e62d02ebf41/pages/details

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26th October – 31st October

Crocky Horror at The Crocky Trail

The Crocky Trail in Waverton will be home to the annual Crocky Horror Show and 2017’s show is bigger and better. The organisers at Crocky Trail promise an evening packed with frights and delights suitable for the whole family. Visit the website to find out which attractions are age sensitive.

Price: Tickets from £9

The Crocky Trail, Cotton Abbotts, Waverton, Chester, CH3 7PH www.crockytrail.co.uk

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26th, 27th, 30th, 31st October

Spooky Stories at Norton Priory

An evening of Halloween family fun, with pumpkin carving, potion making, live creepy crawlies and animal handling, and a led story walk through the wood.

You can also try out Witchcraft and Wizardry, a day event during the October half term (23/24th October 11:00 am – 4:00 pm) with potion making, trails and creepy crafts

Price: £5 per person. 6pm – 8pm

Norton Priory, Runcorn nortonpriory.org

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31st October

Chester Halloween Ghost Tour

Revisit scenes of supernatural happenings and macabre events from Chester's mysterious and murky past on Chester's longest running ghost tour

Price: Family ticket £25, Adult £10

Chester Walls www.ghostcity.co.uk

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