With the October half term and Halloween on the horizon, what better way to get your scare on than at a theme park during the time off with all those exhilarating rides, thrills and chills! With families up and down the country searching for things to do, we’ve taken a look at what’s on at some of the UK’s best theme parks, which are all taking measures to ensure that they are COVID-19 secure.
LEGOLAND Windsor Resort – from £33 per person
Little monsters will be delighted to know that LEGOLAND is running its annual Brick or Treat event from Thursday 15th October to Sunday 8th November. New and not to be missed to the Brick or Treat experience this year is the Haunted Lighthouse Halloween Show at Heartlake City, which will be packed with songs from the supernatural and dazzling dances guaranteed to get everyone in the Halloween spirit! Back for 2020, families can take part in the Brick or Treat Trail to find Monster Rocker’s hidden Halloween surprises. Download the LEGOLAND app and solve the clues before heading to the Creepy Crypt to receive a goody bag from Lord Vampyre’s Butler. Each goody bag includes a mini LEGO® pumpkin which guests can take home and build!
Lightwater Valley – £14.50 per person
Calling all Northerners! Why not take the kids for a frightfully good day out at Lightwater Valley? The theme park is hosting a hocus pocus half term full of activities from Saturday 24th October – Saturday 31st October to keep families eerily entertained in-between rides! Be sure to take the little ones for a trip down Trick or Treat Street for the chance to get some sweet treats and practice their aim on the Ghoul Shoot target practice. Venture into the Abandoned Theatre and walk through spooky scenes of wicked witches and friendly ghosts. Whilst enjoying thrills and chills on the family fun rides be sure to keep an eye out for the 13 hidden ghosts lurking around the park and meet and greet some creepy characters!
Alton Towers – prices vary
Alton Towers is back for another year of thrills with its Scarefest event from Friday 9th October – Sunday 11th October, then each day from Friday 16th October – Sunday 1st November. For families with little ones in tow, be sure to go on the Garden Lights Walk: Whispering Souls, which is a new and free family experience that gives guests the chance to see the Resort’s listed gardens brought to life as never before. Additional family frights and spookalicous fun include the Freaky Fun Zone led by the Resort’s Halloween characters in their colourful playground with amazing shows, including Patch’s Halloween Party, ghostly tales from spooky Skelvin, as well as Phil and Franklin’s Ghoul School and Gretyl with her magic spells! Families with young children can also take part in the CBeebies Land Monster Ball in CBeebies Land. Guests are invited to dress up in their favourite costume and join some of their favourite CBeebies characters live in Big Fun ShowTime as they dance, play games and learn all about spooky things!
Will you be visiting any of these theme parks this year, or do you have any recommendations you’d like to make? Let us know by commenting down below or over on social media.