Halloween is fast approaching and although 2020 has already been a nightmare, there’s still room to get a little spookier! We’re here with some of the most delightfully devilish Halloween treats from around the world. Get ready to trick-or-treat with some kids’ favourites, take on scare zones based on famous horror movies, and step inside haunted houses that will turn your blood cold! With a range of Halloween amusement parks and activities at your fingertips, you won’t be bored this Halloween.
The only thing you don’t need to be afraid of is safety, as the tightest measures will be in place to ensure social distancing and hygiene, so everyone can have fun with peace of mind.
Halloween amusement parks and activities in the UK
Get spooky in England with these Halloween amusement parks
Join a guided tour of London Bridge’s history. Doesn’t sound scary? Well, as you dive deeper into the bowels beneath the bridge you’ll wander plague pits, abandoned public toilets, and malfunctioning nuclear power plants where zombies and monsters pop out. Don’t think you’ll scream? Think again.
It might not be as scary as a regular London night bus, but the tales you’ll hear during this trip will give you the shivers! Aboard this pitch black Routemaster, you’ll be bewitched by the theatricality of your guide as they slice open the underbelly of London and let centuries of history spill out in the form of grim tales. You’ll pass by the city’s most famous sights and hear their most infamous stories.
Just like its counterpart in the capital, the Ghost Bus Tour of York is shockingly enjoyable. Rumble over cobbled streets in a vintage Routemaster bus and listen in to tales of the macabre, along with some time off the bus to roam Clifford’s Tower and the medieval Shambles.
Join the scariest history lesson in London inside the London Dungeon. Even the queue to get in sets the tone for the frights to come. Costumed characters bring the past to life with over ten interactive performances that span the length of London’s horrid history. Along the way you’ll take the Tyrant Boat Ride and, before you’re set free to the world above, take a gut-churning plummet on the Dead Drop.
With rollercoasters like Dragon’s Fury and Vampire, Chessington is already scary enough during the rest of the year, but during Halloween the park shows its fangs! There’s no place for the faint of heart at Chessington World of Adventures’ HOWL’O’WEEN hex-travaganza! Take on terrifying treats that come only once a year with Forgotten Forest, and test your mettle on Creepy Caves: Resurgence.
Brick or Treat! Spoil the kids this half-term holiday with a jaunt around Legoland Windsor; along with the usual rides there’s a horrifying host of activities as the park dons its Halloween best.
Take to the Brick or Treat Trail, join the creepy costume competition, and face your fears on the spine-tingling Haunted House Monster Party Ride. If that’s not enough, then don’t miss out on the fireworks displays throughout the festivities.
For 2020 there’s some brand-new surprises, like the friendly-yet-frightening Scarecrow, as well as the Haunted Lighthouse Halloween Show, a dazzling dance extravaganza that will leave everyone feeling like Frankenstein’s monster – in stitches!
Brick or Treat takes place on selected dates from 15th October – 8th November 2020.
Creep it real in Scotland
Looking for a real fright? Listen to tales so gruesome that kids can’t attend! During this after-dark tour, you’ll wend through the wynds of Edinburgh’s old town while your guide tells you about hangings and hauntings in the Scottish capital. Things will get even creepier when you enter the Blair Street Underground Vaults by torchlight for tales of torture in the very place they happened.
All aboard! Add some sightseeing to your scares. During this ghoulishly guided tour of the city aboard an ex-funeral bus, you’ll see famous sights like Edinburgh Castle, the New Town, Grassmarket, Greyfriar’s Kirk, the Old Town, Holyrood Palace and the Royal Mile.
Prepare to be scared as your conductor spins tales of terror, tortures, witch hunts, and hauntings. Expect plenty of gallows humor!
Join an in-character guide and walk through tightly packed 17th-century tenements towering eight storeys high!
The tour will take you beneath Edinburgh’s bustling Royal Mile, where your guide will weave tales of haunted dolls, witches burnt at the stake, and the Scottish capital’s gruesome royal history.
There’s more than a millennium of magic and myth in the castle walls, and at Halloween their spirit is at its strongest!
Between October 24th and November 1st, Warwick Castle will be overrun with ghosts, ghouls, wizards, and the Witches of Warwick. There are frights around every corner in the Horrible Histories® maze, and tons of quirky characters to meet during the Halloween show on Dead Centre Stage.
Halloween amusement parks and activities in Europe
Say ‘Boo!’ to Italy
Cinecittà World have rolled out the red carpet for Halloween! An A-list cast of creatures are roaming the park waiting to give you a fright, and the guys and ghouls of the park have pulled out all the stops when it comes to decorating.
Original movie sets come back to life with mummies and zombies, there’s a perilous path inside the Horror House, and the devilish crew of the EROTIKA IV submarine are creeping around. You can even go straight to HELL… the infernal rollercoaster!
If you’re with little ones, never fear – there’s face-painting, trick-or-treating, Halloween shows on the main street, and a house of horrors for children, made by children!
Just 45 minutes from Rome, there’s enchantment waiting! And for Halloween they’ve really gotten in the spirit. Along with the usual 40-some attractions and rides, there’s a huge Alcatraz-themed escape room, where insane inmates and the hungry undead are waiting to give chase.
You can expect plenty of tongue-in-cheek humor, a spooky atmosphere, and jump-scares to make Halloween memorable.
HalLEOween is here! Italy’s theme park aimed at kids is ready for scare season! There’s fun new shows like the Ceremony of the Spells, a story of a little witch who learns to stop time and animate toys; and the Treasure of the Nile, where a ragtag crew of buccaneering pirates grapple with the mysterious secrets of a crafty pharaoh and his marauding mummies.
Aspiring young witches can even take part in the Magic Broom Festival, and learn to fly an enchanted broomstick with special lessons from the Flight School!
There’s more than Hollywood magic by Lake Garda this Halloween; every weekend until November 1, from 9pm to midnight, there’s festive events!
Alongside the usual rides, there’s a labyrinth for the whole family to get lost in with the Labyrinth Experience; Sweet Nightmares, the creepiest indoor show of 2020; and Monster Chef, a monstrously fun challenge for the little ones.
If you want a show, don’t miss the ‘Is It Scary?’ performance by Lucifer and his monsters!
A 16th-century jail… If anywhere’s haunted, this seems like the place! Explore a mysterious prison palace from the days of the Venetian Republic and go inside the courtroom and the cells!
You’ll learn about life inside the prison for petty Venetian criminals of old, including notable escapee, Casanova! During Halloween you can join an even creepier journey than usual.
Step inside the torture room and see the tools used to coerce prisoners into reliable confessions. Discover ‘life’ within its walls, including what they ate, how they slept, and the horror of being captured by these vicious Venetian officials.
All the animals at Zoomarine Rome are ready this Halloween, but the aquatic park has put on even more of a show for the occasion. There’s tons of challenges to try – you and the kids can bury your fears in the Cemetery and even make a wish at the Sacred Tree. Check out the Facebook fanpage for more surprises!
Have a frightfully fun time in France
Bring your little princes and princesses to a theme park based around the classic kids’ book. Located on the Swiss, German, and French border, make sure you go on the Balloon of the King which will take you 150 metres high with views of Germany’s Black Forest, the Swiss Alps at lunchtime, and the Vosges.
There’s also plenty of rollercoasters to keep the whole family happy and a 3D movie version of The Little Prince!
There’s Fear in the park this Halloween. If your idea of a spooktacular Halloween is hitting a few Halloween amusement parks, make your way to Parc Astérix. Along with all the usual Gaulic goodness, like the Pegasus Express, and Goudurix – a multi-looping steel coaster – there’s another three levels of fear!
There’s special treats this year, including The Wrath of Anubis and The House of Fear (you’ll be under the spell of gods and deranged alchemists), and shows like the hypnotic Magna Maleficus and the 3D Mission Perdue.
Disney’s Halloween Festival is here and until November 1 Disneyland® Paris will be spookier than ever before! Disney’s heroes and villains will be dressed for the occasion in special Halloween costumes and there’s even more colour, excitement, and surprises than usual!
Family-favourite rides like Crush’s Coaster, The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror and Hyperspace Mountain are all there to make for an even more giddy Halloween!
Spain’s got scare tactics, too
There’s purranormal activity at Zoo Aquarium Madrid’s special Halloween event. Life carries on as normal for all the fangtastic creatures, but the zoo is dressed in its Halloween best this October! You can tour the park on a ghoulish ghost train (don’t worry, the driver walks among the living… for now) and enjoy plenty of spooky installations.
The prancing horse usually only strikes into the Mercedes F1 Team, but the high-speed rollercoasters in two of the world’s top amusement parks will leave everyone shaking!
Until mid November PortAventura are transforming their parks into something truly gruesome! Watch out for zombies, ghouls and monsters prowling between the attractions.
Don’t worry about little ones, this spine-chilling experience is suitable for all ages!
Spend time with some of Earth’s creepiest creatures this Halloween! There’s family-friendly presentations of Egyptian bats and Amazonian ocelots, and meet Titulcia, the ssssscariest python in the whole of Spain.
Make sure you enjoy the park’s 15 themed areas, and spend some time petting the animals on the Farm!
There’s a scare waiting around every corner at Parque Warner this Halloween, and that’s even before you step on a rollercoaster.
There’s plenty of Hollywood-themed scares, including Freddy Krueger’s A New Nightmare!, La Llorona Horror Maze sound, and a special scare from Annabelle. Kids don’t have to miss out on the fun, they can explore a fearsome forest with the Looney Tunes.
Alongside the movie monstrosities comes a new live show, Delirium: The Musical. Join two journalists on Halloween night as they enter a graveyard to hear the stories of the dead… will they make it out before an evil entity traps them there forever?
Madrid Amusement Park/ Parque de Atracciones
Feel the rhythm of the fright this Halloween at Parque de Atracciones! Musicals are one of the highlights of Parque de Atracciones de Madrid, and none are more spectacular than Nocturnia, which combines dancers, aerial acrobats and singers.
Make sure you join the La Banda de los Muertos show, in which mariachis and catrinas will perform classic Mexican songs with an electro-pop twist! Oh, and don’t forget about the truly terrifying 63-metre fall on La Lanzadera, a bungee jump experience for true thrill seekers.
Another can’t-miss-it when it comes to Halloween amusement parks! The Amazonian adventures in Isla Mágica go scary this time of the year. Forces of dark magic are spreading across Isla Mágica, so expect spine-tingling decorations, shrieking shows, and frightfully fun attractions.
Make sure you experience the all-new Sendero del terror, where you’ll creep along a terrifying path filled with ghoulish jump-scares and nightmarish characters (kids should sit this one out)!
Little monsters can enjoy a slightly less hair-raising visit to the enchanted cave, where a lively Halloween show will keep everyone on their toes.
Austria’s full of tricks and treats
Lifeless, but oh so real… the waxworks at Madame Tussauds Vienna are waiting for you this Halloween. Pull your best Thriller moves beside Michael Jackson; snap a selfie beside Alfred Hitchcock, the master of suspense, and meet some of Austria’s most important citizens: Empress Sisi, Gustav Klimt and Sigmund Freud.
Take a tour of the Esterházy princes’ mighty mountain fortress, and see the fearsome collection of 16th-century fearsome weaponry! This jaunt through medieval history will let you know what life was like for the soldiers serving the family and how the 14th-century castle withstood the Turkish invasion of Vienna of 1529.
Portraits of Atilla the Hun and Vlad the Impaler line the halls of Forchtenstein Castle. With this ticket you can stare into their eyes and see an impressive art collection of Baroque portraiture.
As you walk the Hall of Ancestors portrait gallery, you’ll get a glimpse of the Esterházy’s self-aggrandizing spirit in the form of life-size portraits.
Not quite along the lines of Halloween amusement parks, but a great way to spend Halloween nonetheless. Get a stunning glimpse of the past on this guided tour of one of Austria’s most beautiful Baroque palaces. Home to the powerful Esterházy family for a staggering 300 years, one can only imagine what went on in the grand estate.
Step inside the Haydnsaal concert hall – it’s still one of the most technically perfect music venues in the world – and tempt fate by crying “Bloody Mary” in the Mirror Hall, which once served as the main reception of this fabulous palace.
Join a guided tour of the Esterházy Winery and enjoy a tasting of 5 wines, including the award-winning Tesoro. The tradition of fine wines goes all the way back to 1758, when Pinot Noir vines from Burgundy were first planted here! After you’ve walked the cellars and had a sip you’ll understand why the composer Joseph Haydn – musical director for the wealthy Esterházy family – had part of his salary paid in wine.
Witch Halloween amusement in the Netherlands will you try?
Scaring is starting early at Toverland! From 9 October–7 November, Friday and Saturday evenings from 19:00–23:00 are Halloween Nights! Take an especially spooky forest walk and watch out for actors roaming the park waiting to give you a fright.
There’s five scare zones – including ancient warriors, pirates, circus performers and an enchanted ice witch, a haunted house, and a special maze set up just for Halloween.
Looking for Halloween amusement parks you can go to all year round? All your senses will be on red alert at the Amsterdam Dungeon as you take a spooktacular walkthrough adventure into the 500-year-old history of Amsterdam. Enjoy 7 shows, meet a cast of characters, and prepare for goosebumps. Screaming encouraged.
Belgium is just as ghoul as the Netherlands
Antwerp’s top theme park has virtual reality, cowboys, and kids’ rides, but this time of year there’s even more fun when Bobbejaanland becomes a Halloween amusement park you can’t miss. Get ready for a fright fest at Bobbejaanland this Halloween!
There’s three haunted houses, five unique scare zones, and five ‘nocturnes’ during which the park will be open until 21:00 (on 24 October, 31 October, 1 November, 6 November and 7 November).
Step into a psychopathic plastic surgeon’s clinic, make it out of a clown-infested maze at the Bizarre Bazaar, and battle your way out of mutant-inhabited territory in the year 2273 – and that’s just the haunted houses! At the scare zones, be on the lookout for great apes, a circus full of freaks, New Orleans voodoo, and the festivity of Día de los Muertos!
Fangtacular activities await in Romania
Step inside Bran Castle, the only castle in Transylvania that fits Bram Stoker’s description of Dracula’s Castle.
During your visit you’ll learn some vampiric facts and stories of Vlad the Impaler – he might not have been a vampire, but he was very real and just as much of a monster. With fast track entry you’ll fly past the queues; this visit won’t suck!
Meet Dracula, Frankenstein and more in Transylvania’s creepiest castle! Located at the base of Bran Castle, there’s 12 rooms filled with scares, and it’s even scarier at Halloween. Look out for ghouls, Dr. Frankenstein’s experiments and (of course) Dracula!
Halloween amusement parks and activities in the United States
The muppets from Sesame Street are at SeaWorld Orlando this Halloween!
On weekends from now until 1 November, put your costume on and get ready to walk Seaworld Orlando’s trick-or-treat trail, you’ll pick up heaps of candy on the way. And here’s some even sweeter news, kids can take part in cookie decorating with Cookie Monster from Sesame Street!
Make sure you go to Count von Count’s Spooktacular Breakfast where Elmo and other fan-favorite Muppets will be there to meet!
Halloween at Fun Spot!
All the usual fun at Fun Spot America Kissimmee doesn’t disappear for Halloween – you can still ride coasters, bumper cars, go-karts, and more! But during spooky season you can also go trick-or-treating every Saturday from 16:00–19:00!
Get ready to tuck into delicious Fright Bites like cotton cobwebs, pumpkin spice milkshakes, and voodoo chicken.
There’s no fee to join, all you have to do is bring your own trick-or-treating bag and dress for the occasion! (No Halloween masks are allowed – and make sure your costume is safe for the rides (ghosts, don’t let your sheet get too long).
Halloween at Fun Spot America Orlando packs just as much as fun as its Kissimmee cousin, but the treats are a little different!
Bring your costume and trick-or-treat bag and tuck into spiderweb cotton candy, spooky sundaes, and frightful fries.
This October, experience the spooky, kooky fun at one of the only Halloween Events in Central Florida!
Get ready to say Brick or Treat with neighborhood-style trick-or-treating! Have fun at seasonal shows and snap some selfies with exclusive creepy-cool LEGO characters.
Interactive fun includes a Candy Corn Scavenger Hunt at DUPLO Valley, Mosaic Build LEGO Kingdoms, Competition Build Pirates’ Cove and more! It all comes included with regular day admission, so you can enjoy the rides as usual!
Halloween has arrived at Gatorland, and there’s nothing quite as scary as Mother Nature’s apex predator! Don’t worry, you won’t run into one on the park’s paths, but you’ll have the chance to see plenty of crocs and gators, as well as other local wildlife like cougars, bobcats, rattlesnakes, and tarantulas.