Need some inspiration for Halloween? Then look no further – we’ve got it covered, from unusual scary places to go, to ghouslishly good recipes, chillingly good activities and costumes to die for!
Fright Nights, Thorpe Park
7-9, 14-16, 21-31 October
Fancy finding your way out of a live action horror maze or taking a ride in the dark? If so, this is the experience for you. Prices start at £26.99 per person, visit thorpepark.com for info.
8, 14, 15, 21-31 October
If you’re in or around Gloucester, why not check out the family friendly attractions and more spooky shenanigans here. From £14 per person, visit frightmare.co.uk
Halloween Evening at Hoghton Tower
Definitely something a bit different, this torchlight walk and witch trial is based in Lancashire. You’ll also get a meal and mulled wine, all for £41.68 per person. See hoghtontower.co.uk
Virgin Zombie Survival Experience
This experience is now available at Very here – if you’d enjoy being chased by zombies, completing tasks and planning in order to win the ultimate survival game, head to Heywood and Kidderminster.
Bodelwyddan Castle and Park
22 Oct – 5 Nov
If you fancy a spot of ghost hunting, enjoy a guided tour in North Wales for £42.69 per person. Head over to bodelwyddan-castle.co.uk
Scary like Kim:
If you’d rather opt for a traditional, spooky costume, however, do it like Kim Kardashian and opt for an old favourite like a skeleton or witch.
New like Holly:
If you want to bring something fresh and different this Halloween, how about doing it like Holly Willoughby and going with a new character, like this awesome Suicide Squad outfit?
Girly like Paris:
If you prefer to keep your Halloween costumes on the cute side, then take inspiration from Paris and go with a cartoon character or fairytale spin on your outfit.
Retro like Laura:
If, like us, you’re swept by by Strictly fever at the moment – or you love a vintage flavour – then why not channel flapper style with your Halloween outfit?
Check out our fancy dress section for even more costume ideas for the perfect Halloween outfit this year!
Quick and easy to make, these fun hotdogs will look extra cute on your food table – all you need is a tin of hotdogs and some roll out dough. Cut the dough into strips and wrap them around your sausages – leaving about 1/2 inch for the faces – then whisk together 1 egg and a tablespoon of water and brush over the dough. Pop in the oven for 10-15 mins or until golden, and pop some mustard on with a toothpick for the eyes!
Make sure you stand out from the crowd with your decorations and set a suitably spooktacular scene, from cardboard cut-outs to pop-ups and flying witches.
Blogger Gymbunnymummy tells us her family’s plans:
“Our little man has Autism so Halloween can be really scary for him, more so because of his sensory & developmental issues rather than the ghosts & ghouls, but you still want it to be a fun occasion even if you don’t do the ‘traditional’ Trick or Treating.
Instead of heading out on Halloween we stay in and have a little family get together, having fun making our own treats. One of the boys favourite things is a Halloween cake dripping with edible blood, and I have the easiest recipe for you to make your own edible blood using on two ingredients. Simply mix a little red gel food colouring into some golden syrup! Easy or what?”
Read more about Toni over at her blog www.gymbunnymummy.com
We think it’s pretty impressive – tell us in the comments below if you’ve got any good Halloween tips or ideas. And have a fantastically frightful time!