Every year we try to bring a couple of blog posts with everything that has been announced for this year's Halloween season in the UK, and this year is no exception. Like last year, his year the blogs will be split into 4 covering the South, the Midlands, the North and Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. There’s a lot to get through so shall we get part 1 started. (Last Updated 09/09/22)
Scream Aloud, located in Lymington in the New Forest, are getting #BiggerLongerHarder this year as they go from having 3 attractions to a whopping 6. Returning from 2021 are Ward 13 and Nocturnal and joining the line up this year is Fannies Yard, Burial Ground, Boot Camp and House of Dolls. The event will run for 10 nights13th - 15th, 20th - 22nd and 28th - 31st October and tickets are £16.74. For more information and to book tickets you can visit the Scream Aloud website.
Fear at Avon Valley, located just outside Bristol, will be returning with one new scare maze and one new scare experience. Malefica, House of Clowns, X4 and Vita Nova will all be returning with Anarchy: Live being replaced with a yet to be announced maze. They have also announced a new Fire show called The Titans of Terror. The scare experience joining the line up is The Exorcism. The event will run for 13 nights on the 7th, 8th, 14th, 15th, 21st, 22nd, 25th - 31st October. Various ticket options are available starting at £35. Additional charges may apply for The Exorcism. For more information and to book tickets you can visit the Fear at Avon Valley website.
Phobia at Puxton Park is set to return after a two year absence. The event will run for just 5 nights, 22nd, 23rd, 28th, 29th and 30th of October. We aren't sure if the line up on the website is correct but it is currently saying the 6 attractions will be Haunted Tractor Ride, Phobia, Doll House, Claustrophobia, Freak Show, and The Old Parlour. Tickets aren't yet available. For more information and to book tickets you can visit the Phobia at Puxton Park website.
Salvation Z the zombie experience have confirmed that they will be returning to HMP Gloucester in its original pre covid form this October. As well as their usual experience, new for 2022 will be the Mad Maze, a conventional style scare maze. The event will run for four nights on the 21st, 22nd and 27th and 28th October. There are three different tickets available. The Salvation Z and Mad Maze combo ticket is £40. You can also purchase a ticket for just the Mad Maze at £10 or a VIP Mad Maze ticket for £20. For more information and to book tickets you can visit the Salvation Z website.
Frightmare have announced that their 2.0 version will be located in Gloucester. Their line up hasn't been revealed but tickets are on sale and start from £25 for preview night and £35 for every other night. That is currently all that is known about this years event but more information will become available on the Frightmare website.
Mary Shelley's House of Frankenstein in Bath has announced the return of their After Dark event with the theme Purgatory. The event will run from the 21st - 31st October from 6pm until 11pm (Last admission is at 10pm). Guests can experience the X-treme basement walkthrough as well as movie bits in the attic and much more. Tickets are £15. For more information and to book tickets you can visit the House of Frankenstein website.
Park of the Dead returns for its tenth anniversary this yea but it will be their last as they have other plans for next year. Located at Puckpool Park on the Isle of Wight, the event will run for just 4 nights from 27th - 30th October. Tickets go on sale in August. For more information and to book tickets you can visit the Park of the Dead's website.
Swindon is set to play home once again to a scare event in Swindon Screams. The event will be located at Lydiard Park. That's all we currently know.
Boo at the Zoo is set to return to Dartmoor Zoo on the 28th and 29th October. Tickets aren't available yet but we are sure more information and tickets will become available on the Boo at the Zoo website.
Purgatorium Scare Mazes is a new event coming to Pewsey . The event will run for just one night on the 29th October and will feqature three mazes in The Asylum, The Slaughter House and The Clown House. Tickets start at £20.00. For more information and to book tickets you can visit the Purgatorium Scare Mazes website.
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Tulleys Shocktoberfest in Crawley have announced two new attractions joining the line-up for 2022 with the scream parks clown maze Twisted undergoing a transformation into Electrick Circus, one of the two new attractions. The second attraction announced by the scream park is Doom Town and will have a scare rating of 10.The rest of the maze line up remains unchanged from 2021. This year will see the event tickets be slightly different in that you now get unlimited access to the attractions and that the fastrack options can be done on that many mazes of your choice. The event will run for a whopping 25 nights from the 30th September until 5th November and tickets start from just £12 for a street ticket. For more information about this years event and to book tickets you can visit the Tulleys Shocktober Fest website.
Thorpe Park Fright Nights will return to celebrate its 21st birthday this year. They have confirmed their whole line up with scare mazes Trailers, Survival Games and Creek Freak Massacre. It will also have scare zones in The Crows of Mawkin Meadow, Birthday Bash, Death’s Doors and Amity High Vs Lycanthorpe. The Buckwheats will also be roaming as Creek Freaks Unchained goes park wide. The new scare experience is called The Terminal. It will run on selected dates throughout September and October starting from the 30th September. Tickets start from £39.00 for entry and then an additional £27 for the three mazes or £37 for the three mazes and the scare experience. Combo tickets are available. For more information and to book tickets for both pass holders and non passholders you can visit the Thorpe Park Fright Nights website.
Terror Island have confirmed the name of the new attraction being added to this years line up as Blind Alley. The Blood Shed will be returning and Amphibious and Hexcavation have undergone a change to Amphibious:Darklight and Hexcavation: Demon Keeper. The event will run for just five nights on 21st, 22nd, 28th, 29th and 30th of October. Tickets start from £27.50. For more infomation and to book tickets you can visit the Terror Island website.
Kent Scareground will run from the 26th - 30th October. They have also now confirmed three of the attractions that will be in this year’s line up as Case 543RCH, Renegade and Snyders with a fourth being teased on their website. Tickets start from £21.00 (50p booking fee applies). For more information and to book tickets you can visit the Kent Scareground website.
Fort Amherst Halloween Horrors have announced that it will be opening this year for their 38th year. Their website is teasing three attractions with more information to be released. Currently that is everything they have announced but hopefully when more news becomes available you can find it on the Fort Amherst Halloween Horrors website.
The London Bridge Experience and London Tombs has announced The Sickness, a new 16+ event replacing Phobophobia. The event will run on the 22nd and 24th - 31st October and tickets start from £26.95. For more information and to book tickets you can visit the London Bridge Experience website.
Unknown Projects have announced Paranormal Hunters: The Seance. Located in Horsham, this attraction will combine immersive horror with escape room elements to bring an interactive horror experience. Dates and tickets are currently announced but more information will becoe available on the Unkown Projects website.
Howl'o'ween at Chessington World of Adventures looks set to return this year. Creepy Caves will return for its last year as well as the return of The Vile Villagers of Wild Woods. There will also be various shows and entertainment throughout the park. The event will run between the 15th and 30th October. More details and tickets are available on the Howl'o'ween website.
The Hellfire Caves in West Wycombe have updated their website to announce details of their Halloween offering. Nightmare on Church Lane will run for 5 nights on the 22nd, 23rd, 29th, 30th and 31st of October. Tickets are £13.50 (Plus £0.34 booking fee). More information and tickets are available on the Hellfire Caves website.
Saw: The Experience opens on the 27th October. This experience will bring a multi room immersive escape experience to London. It will combine escape room elements with immersive theatre. Tickets start from £34.00. For more information and to book tickets you can visit the Saw: The Experience website.
Primevil returns in 2022 with 4 returning attractions with new stories and 1 new haunt. Returning are Route 666, Circus of Terror, Mayhem Manor Hotel and The Crypt and their new haunt is Hell's Hollows. The event will run for 13 nights on 14th - 16th, 20th - 23rd and 26th - 31st October. Tickets start at £25.00 plus a £2.95 booking fee. For more information and to book tickets you can visit the Primevil website.
Little Fort of Horrors at Languard Fort in Felixstowe have confirmed that the event will be returning in 2022. The event will run for just two nights on 28th and 29th October. This years event will be Blackbeard’s Bloody Revenge. Tickets aren't on sale yet but more information can be found on the Fort Languard Little Fort of Horrors website.
The Howl has already confirmed that this year they will be adding The Circus of Horrors and a new 6th haunt to their line up. The new haunt is Howl Valley High.. They will join returning classics Red, The Attic, Toppers Twister, The Shed and Squealer's Yard. The event will run for 14 nights throughout October from Friday 7th. Tickets start from £20. For more information and to book tickets you can visit The Howl website.
Horror at Hinchingbrooke House has confirmed that they will be returning in 2022. The event will run from 22nd - 29th October. The event has already confirmed four of the zones guests will encounter as Krampus, 80s Horror Zone, Area 51 and Terrors of London. Tickets start at £19.95 + £1.50 Booking fee. For more information and to book tickets you can visit the Horror at Hinchingbrooke House website.
Fairground Frights at Great Yarmouth Pleasure Beach have updated their website confirming the dates for this years event. The event will run for five nights from 26th - 30th October. Tickets are £22.00. For more information and to book tickets you can visit the Fairground Frights website.
Enter The Macabre is a new event coming to Colchester this year. Not much is currently known about the event at the moment but they are saying on social media that it will be the 1st immersive 4d experience. What that actually entails we do not know. Tickets are already on sale and are £29.95 and the event looks to be running every night in October. For more information and to book tickets you can visit the Enter the Macabre website.
Cursed have recently announced that they have moved to anew location at Crouch Valley Showground. They have also announced their line up for this year as The Haunting, The Institute, Safe Zone, The Sewers, Mausoleum and Festevil. The event will run 19th – 22nd and 26th – 31st October. Tickets will go on sale on 1st September. For more information and to book tickets you can visit the Cursed website.
Southwold Scare Maze After Dark is a new event coming to Southwold in Suffolk this year. The scare event will be in an 8 acre maize maze and will feature scare zones throughout the maze. As well as that the event will have an attraction called The Slaughterhouse and a VR horror experience. The event will run for 7 nights from the 21st October and tickets start from £21.00. For more information and to book tickets you can visit the Southwold Scare Maze booking website.
The Bunkew Below in Brrentwood have announced the dates of this years event as 22nd, 23rd and 26th -30th October. Tickets start from £22.50 and the experience lasts about an hour. For more information and to book tickets when they go live you can visit The Bunker Below website.
Scaresville have announced that they will be returning in 2022. They will run nightly between Thursday 13th to Saturday 22nd October. Tickets aren’t currently on sale yet but for more information you can visit the Scaresville Website.
Pleasurewood Hills are looking like they will be hosting Pleasurewood Chills again this Halloween season as they have posted an advert on social media looking for scare actors. Whilst details of the event are currently unknown we are sure more information will be released on the Pleasurewood Hills website.
Trinity Scares is a new event coming to Ipswich this year. The event will run for 9 night in October from Friday 21st. Tickets start from £19.99. For more information and to book tickets you can visit the Trinity Scares website.
A Nightmare on Havenstreet
The Project at Tapnell Farm
Funland Fright Nights
The Veil of Despair/ Hatfield House
Evil On Sea
Halloween Scream at Hever Castle
No Name Theatre Group
Quex Fright Nights