Halloween In The Cotswolds - Making The Most Of A Spooktacular Weekend!
Spooky hills, creepy woods and a lot of haunted houses is there any way better to celebrate than spending Halloween in the Cotswolds? There are some fantastic events and activities taking place for people of all ages to enjoy, making it a great time of year to explore the Cotswolds. Now, will it be a trick or a treat for you?
Halloween in the Cotswolds 2017Frightmare Halloween Festival, Gloucester- 30 September, 6, 7, 13, 14, 20-31 OctoberIf you really want to be spooked this Halloween, then head to the Frightmare Halloween Festival in Gloucester. The event is now in its 16th year and gets bigger every time, combining live-action attractions, live performances and food and drink. Its recommended for ages 12 and up, but it will all depend on how easily you get scared! Its worth booking in advance as theres limited availability, and you wont want to miss out on this fun and freaky night out!Where to stay:Theres nothing scary aboutWindermere, our lovely cottage in Gretton Fields. A cosy cottage for two, its a great place to snuggle up after an evening at Frightmare. Halloweek at Sudeley Castle 23 29 October (Childrens Day is on Wednesday 25)Enjoy a haunting half-term at Sudeley Castle and discover some ghosts and ghouls haunting the castle grounds. Theres bat-themed crafts to try, ghost tours and more as well as a very special day for children on the Wednesday. Its a fantastic way to enjoy and explore the striking Sudeley Castle.Where to stay:Apple Cottageis a lovely spacious cottage in Snowshill which is perfect for families to enjoy during the autumn period. Enjoy the relaxing and warm living area and cosy beds in this great self-catering property for 4. The Cotswold Ghost Tours, Cheltenham (21, 27, 28 and 31 October) or Prestbury (27, 28, 29 and 31 October)The Cotswold Ghost tours run throughout the year, but theres an extra scary feel around Halloween. Discover the haunted tales of Cheltenham and Prestbury and hear about some of its most notorious characters. From the supernatural to chilling real-life tales, prepare for some good ghost stories this October. There are special tours in Prestbury for under 16s too if youd like to take the kids on a fantastic walking tour with a twist.Where to stay:Gretton Fields is a short drive to both Cheltenham and Prestbury, andElginis a charming barn conversion with a stylish interior. It sleeps 4 and is pet-friendly if youd like to bring the dog along too! Spine-tingling theatre at theEveryman Theatre, Cheltenham Various performances in OctoberIf you want to enjoy a wicked night at the theatre this Halloween in the Cotswolds, then head to Cheltenhams Everyman Theatre where youll find some fantastic performances to enjoy. Beginning withDeathtrapfrom 17 21 October and starringEastendersJessie Wallace, theres alsoThe Tiger Who Came to Teafor children on 23 and 24 October. Book before your visit to avoid disappointment and enjoy some top performances in the Cotswolds this Halloween.Where to stay:Nellies Barnis another fantastic property for up to 4 that is in a great location to enjoy the best of the Cotswolds. Its a short drive to Cheltenham's theatre, before returning to the luxury of this amazing cottage. Halloween Land at Adam Hensons Cotswold Farm Park, Kineton - 14 29 OctoberIt wouldnt be Halloween in the Cotswolds without some pumpkins, so why not head over to Adam Hensons Cotswold Farm Park and enjoy the amazing Halloween Land? Not only can you pick and carve your own pumpkin to take home, but kids can have their faces painted with spooky designs too. Theres a scarecrow maize maze to navigate (and a mini one for children) as well as some places to eat and drink when you want to recharge after all the activities. Your pumpkin is included in the price for an affordable day out for the family during your visit.Where to stay:Longwood Houseis a picturesque property in Lower Oddington. It's just a short journey to Cotswold Farm Park where you can join in with the Halloween fun. Its a spacious and quiet property that is ideal for short stays for families of up to 6. The Halloween Party at Woodchester Mansion 4 NovemberGet dressed up for a spooktacular party at the incredible Woodchester Mansion which will be given a Halloween makeover. Ideal for older visitors, its a fun night out to enjoy during your stay after seeing some of the Cotswolds best sites. Book your tickets online and start picking out your perfect costume.Where to stay:TetburysNew Church Cottage, is a charming property with a lot to offer. Located in the heart of the town, there is a lot to see and do and its excellent location means its great for exploring the rest of the Cotswolds too. If you want to ditch the car to really enjoy yourself, why not take advantage of ourtaxi serviceso you can get there and back safely. The Ghost Fest Halloween Tour, Oxford Castle 31 OctoberExplore the dark side of Oxford this Halloween with the scary and thrilling Oxford Castle Ghost Fest. Detailing the creepy history of the 1000-year-old castle, youll see the underground crypt, Georges Tower and hear all about the horrors of the past. As well as the main Halloween tour, there are family-friendly tours taking place from Saturday 21 October Sunday 29 October, and a Spooky Sunday day out too! Offering something for all ages this October, make it a must-see during your visit.Where to stay:Get a true taste of country living atBay Tree Cottagein Shipton-under-Wychwood. An excellent location for exploring the Oxfordshire Cotswolds, and just a short journey to Oxford to enjoy the Ghost Fest. Half-term Halloween in the Cotswolds - Fun at Berkeley Castle 22 25 OctoberHead to Berkeley Castle for some Halloween fun in the Cotswolds where families can enjoy a range of activities. Theres pumpkin carving, witches and wizards, the chance to meet the ghost of Henry VIII and his six wives and some owls to befriend. Theres a lot of tasty treats to enjoy too, while children can also have a go at marshmallow toasting outside. Berkeley Castle is one of the Cotswolds top attractions and will be an amazing place to enjoy some Halloween activities during your visit.Where to stay:Tucked away in its own secluded area,Springfield Houseis a magnificent property to enjoy with the family. Boasting a swimming pool and space for up to 10, its ideal for large families and groups looking for an autumn getaway.There are tonnes of magical events taking place over Halloween in the Cotswolds. Whether you like to be spooked or you like to get dressed up and join in the fun, book a stay at one of ourJigsaw propertiesand let the ghoulish games begin!