November to the end of March is usually a really dull, dark and dreary time of year and for scare fans its usually made even longer and colder knowing that October is still so far away but fear not. Just because its not October doesn't meant there isn't scares and in this blog post we try to list as many as we can for you to sink your scare teeth into.
The Dracula Experience
The Dracula Experience is an interactive tour of the story of Dracula and its connection to Whitby. Over 8 scenes the story unfolds using special effects and animated scenes. Over winter the attraction is open on weekends only from 9:45am - 5pm and with tickets only £4 its hard to say no to a cheeky visit. For more information you can visit the Dracula Experience website.
Walsall Scare Maze
For a few years now (Excluding 2020 for obvious reasons) Walsall Scare Maze have hosted a Christmas themed scare attraction in Christmasacre and this year will be no exception. This years is called The Hellebration and the event will run for just 5 nights in December on the 10th, 11th and 17th - 19th. Tickets are on sale now and are £14.50 plus a £1.50 booking fee. For more information and to book tickets you can visit the Walsall Scare Maze website.
No spooky list would be complete with these attractions getting a mention. Located in London, York, Blackpool, Edinburgh and Warwick Castle (and Alton Towers but that doesn't open during the winter months) these attractions offer guests a gruesome and darker look at the history of the UK. Obviously the costs of entry varies depending on where you visit but they all offer shows and scenes that will keep any and all scare fans entertained during the long winter months. More information about each attraction can be found at The Dungeon website.
Scare Kingdom Scream Park
Scare Kingdom Scream Park offer not one but two scare experiences during the winter months. On December 28th they will throw open their festive doors for their annual Christmas Festevil event. This event will feature three attractions in Manormortis Home Is Where The Haunt Is, Body Snatchers Plague and the upcharge attraction Psychomanteum Naughty Nativity. But that's not all. The event will also return on the 12th February for their annual Valenterror event. For more information about both events as well as everything else they offer as well as to book tickets, you can visit the Scare Kingdom website.
Pasaje Del Terror
Thanks to Blackpool Pleasure Beach opening for Winter Weekends throughout November and some of December and its annual early season start in February, it does mean Pasaje Del Terror will be open on more dates over the winter months. Weekends in November the attraction will open from 11:30am - 5pm. Other dates and opening times to be announced but more information, including opening times and dates as well as to book tickets you can visit the Pasaje Del Terror website.
Wanna run from zombies? Than Zombie Infection is for you. These immersive and highly thrilling (and scary) zombie experiences are perfect for a couple of hours of good scary fun. Operating in many locations through England as well as having many different dates available there is plenty of choice. Tickets range in price too from £39.99+. For more information about the different locations and dates as well as everything else they offer, or to book tickets, you can visit the Zombie Infection website.
Due to the sheer number of spooky or scary escape rooms all over the UK we can't really single any out but we have become huge fans and supporters of the escape room industry that we had to make sure we mention them on here as there really is so many incredible immersive and terrifying ones. We recommend checking out our friends over at Brit of an Escape Habit for more independent reviews of rooms we haven't done yet.
Mary Shelley's House of Frankenstein
This new tourist attraction in the heart of Bath will take guests on a journey through the home that Mary Shelley wrote Frankenstein. Over four floors guests can experience multi sensory environments, look at exhibits and explore. the attraction is also home to an up-charge escape room called Victor’s Lair. The attraction is open daily and from the 25th November until t here 23rd December, Thursday, Friday and Saturday they will open later. For more information and to book tickets you can visit the House of Frankenstein website.
The London Bridge Experience and London Tombs
If you are a fan of the Dungeon experiences and scare mazes than The London Bridge Experience and London Tombs is ideal for you. It’s starts of very theatrical and features many show scenes about London Bridge’s history all of which feature some amazing speeches from the actors. You then descend into the Tombs section which is one giant scare maze full of very high detailed sets. Throughout November, December and January the attraction is open every Friday to Sunday and tickets are £26.95. For more information and to book tickets you can visit The London Bridge Experience website.
The Lady In White
The Lady In white at Samlesbury Hall in Preston will combine live actors with storytelling to bring a theatrical love story in the candle lit hallways of one of the most haunted houses in the UK. This 40 minute performance will be running on the 13th, 14th, 16th, 19th, 20th and tickets cost £15.00 (plus booking fee). For more information and to book tickets you can visit Samlesbury Hall website.
Spooky Christmas at Shepton Mallet Prison
After a successful Halloween event Shepton Mallet Prison will once again play host to Turf Wars and Zombie Town but with a festive twist. The event will run for just three days/nights from the 17th - 19th December. Tickets start from £39.00. For more information and to book tickets you can visit the Spooky Christmas website.
That is our current list of winter scares. If any more get announced or we think of ones that we haven’t got on our list we shall update it.