Spooktacular Halloween Events in Half Term – Arrive by Bus!

4 months ago Thu 19th Oct 2023

Get Ready to Howl-o-ween in Style!

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Halloween is just around the corner and if you're looking for some bone-chilling fun during the half-term break, Essex and Suffolk have a ghostly treat in store for you! From ghoulish costume parades to enchanted castle tours and bewitching workshops, there's something for everyone to enjoy.

And what's more, we encourage you to leave the broomsticks at home and hop on a bus to make your way to these spooktacular events.

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Colchester Castle Museum - Crazy Costume Parade

When: 23 October – 27 October, 10am – 5pm

Where: Colchester Castle Museum, Colchester

Unleash your inner werewolf or witch and don your craziest costume for a free* entry to the historic Colchester Castle Museum.

Explore the eerie dungeons and ancient chambers while showing off your Halloween spirit.

To get there, take a convenient bus ride to Colchester Castle and make it a day of magical history and Halloween fun. * Conditions apply


Colchester Castle Museum - Crazy Costume Parade

When: 21 October – 29 October

Where: Colchester Castle Museum, Colchester

Dive into some eerie excitement with our delightful Halloween trail, winding through the grandeur of Europe's largest Norman Keep. Grab a trail sheet and set off on a museum adventure like no other.


High Woods Halloween Family Self-Guided Trail

When: 23 – 29 October

Where: Colchester

Embark on a family-friendly Halloween adventure in the enchanting High Woods. A self-guided trail offers you the opportunity to explore the spooky woods, solve riddles and discover hidden treasures. Hop on a bus to Colchester and step into a world of mystery and intrigue.


Halloween Workshop at West Cliff Theatre

When: 23 Oct – 25 Oct, 10am – 4pm

Where: Clacton-on-Sea

The West Cliff Creative Team have their annual Halloween workshop, offering plenty of fun, including games, confidence-building exercises, and a special show for parents/guardians on Wednesday, making it the perfect Spooktacular experience for budding stars aged 6-12.


Clacton Pier Halloween Festival

When: October Half Term 

Where: Clacton-on-Sea

Clacton Pier's Halloween festival offers a cauldron of spooktacular fun with plenty to do, so don't be a scaredy-cat just get there by bus – there will be some frightfully good food to sink your teeth into too


Brightworth's School of Magic

When: 22 October – 26 October, 11am – 4pm

Where: Hedingham Castle

Magic and mystery await at Hedingham Castle during half term. Learn the secrets of wizardry at Brightworth's School of Magic. Take the bus to Hedingham Castle and let your little ones become a student of the mystical arts.


This Halloween, use the bus to get to your favourite events and leave the parking nightmares behind.

It's a convenient, eco-friendly and stress-free way to enjoy a spooktacular Halloween throughout  Essex and Suffollk. So, gather your ghouls and goblins and get ready for a Halloween season you'll never forget!


Remember, if you're haunting any of these eerie events wearing your most spooktacular costumes, be sure to conjure up a snapshot of yourself on the bus in your boo-tiful costume.

Share your picture on social media and don't be a scaredy-cat to tag us in.

Ensure your post is set to "public" so we can all join in the ghostly giggles and enjoy your fang-tastic adventures.



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