If all you do for Halloween every year is carve a pumpkin, then fear not. You can have a spook-tacular time with National Holidays on a short coach break.
We offer a wide range of breaks and holidays to get you in the Halloween ‘spirit’, including terrifying events at Thorpe Park and Alton Towers and eerie family fun at Warwick Castle and Cadbury World.
But Halloween isn’t just for kids, it’s also a great time to visit some of the UK’s ghostly towns and cities, including York, Oxford, Durham and Chester. Or head to Whitby, home of Bram Stoker’s Dracula for some ghoulish fun.
With the summer holidays feeling like a lifetime ago and the hustle and bustle of Christmas fast approaching, it provides a perfect excuse to enjoy a well-earned break.
Halloween is celebrated in different ways throughout the world. In Germany all knives are put away to prevent harm to or from the returning spirits, in Mexico they celebrate ‘Day of The Dead, with a colourful feast to remember loved one, whilst in Hong Kong they celebrate the ‘Feast of the Hungry Ghosts’ and leave food for their ancestors.
Here, the UK is brimming with spooky event and destinations to get you in the mood.
Theme parks pull out all the stops at Halloween. Thorpe Park is renowned for its extreme rides, but the terror levels are cranked up a notch or two during its special fright nights. Do you have what it takes to survive the live action attractions inspired by some of the most notorious horror films ever produced?
Alton Towers ScareFest also promises screams galore with specially created spooky mazes, attractions and live shows that will get your adrenaline pumping. There are also ghoulish goings-on at Warwick Castle, LEGOLAND Windsor and Cadbury World more suited to young families.
If all that all seems too much for you, Halloween is a great time to visit Britain’s most haunted heritage cities. The old alleyways and period buildings of York, Edinburgh and Chester are brimming with ghostly stories and add to the spooky atmosphere on a cold, dark October day.
With hotel accommodation, coach travel and exciting excursions, our Halloween breaks provide frightening good value too!