Halloween is just around the corner, so it's the perfect time to start planning your costume and pick out the perfect pumpkin! And if you don't fancy a night in watching scary movies while waiting for Trick-or-Treaters, then you're in luck; there are plenty of spooky and fun-filled events to get into the spirit! Show off your pumpkin-carving skills on a family day out, hear ghostly tales told by witches, watch classic scary movies, or even don fancy dress and hit one of the thrilling parties taking place long into the night. Whatever takes your fancy, the sheer amount of choice of what's on offer can seem somewhat overwhelming - so we've done the hard work for you and searched out the best Halloween events across the UK. Think fun-filled family days out, epic Halloween parties and even fun themed activities to try in the lead-up to the big event (and it's an easy way to keep the kids entertained this half term too !). What's included in our guide? The best days out for the whole … [Read more...] about Halloween 2017 events – The spookiest things to do across the UK including family days out and the best parties
Halloween is just around the corner, so it's the perfect time to start planning your costume and pick out the perfect pumpkin! And if you don't fancy a night in watching scary movies while waiting for Trick-or-Treaters, then you're in luck; there are plenty of spooky and fun-filled events to get into the spirit! Show off your pumpkin-carving skills on a family day out, hear ghostly tales told by witches, watch classic scary movies, or even don fancy dress and hit one of the thrilling parties taking place long into the night. Whatever takes your fancy, the sheer amount of choice of what's on offer can seem somewhat overwhelming - so we've done the hard work for you and searched out the best Halloween events across the UK. Think fun-filled family days out, epic Halloween parties and even fun themed activities to try in the lead-up to the big event (and it's an easy way to keep the kids entertained this half term too !). What's included in our guide? The best days out for the … [Read more...] about Halloween 2017 events – The spookiest things to do across the UK including family activities, days out and the best parties
He may be the most powerful man on earth, but perhaps now Donald Trump may also be the scariest, after hosting his first Halloween event at the White House. And the President didn't hold back, causing a fresh controversy by joking that none of the children appeared to have any "weight problems" as he handed out Hershey Kisses sweets. Sons and daughters of the White House press corps were among those to meet him in the Oval Office for the Trick-or-Treat night. He said: "I cannot believe the media produced such beautiful children. How the media did this, I don't know." The remarks drew laughter from the parents, who are routinely accused of producing "fake news" by the embattled President and his team. Then the President said: "You have no weight problems. That's the good news. Good. So you take out whatever you need." It put some of the kids at centre stage of political journalism, as photographers and cameramen rushed to get the best shot of the petrified guests. White House declares … [Read more...] about Donald Trump’s latest controversy as he makes obesity joke to reporter’s children at White House Halloween event
A MUM has slammed a kids soft play centre after children were left hyperventilating and terrified when a staff member wandered around wearing a Slipknot mask.Charlotte Nolan says she watched frightened children being chased by the worker in the Aylesford playcentre.The 29-year-old was in Adventure Kidz in Kent with her son Oscar, three-and-a-half, on Wednesday.She said: "We arrived around 11 on Wednesday and it was absolutely packed out because it's half term."It wasn't advertised as a Halloween event but the reception people were dressed up and there were pumpkins, as you'd expect."There wasn't a disclaimer about it being scary or anything - there was someone as cat and a girl with a cape on."One of the members of staff did have blood on her face, which I thought was pushing the boundary a bit."Oscar took his shoes off and went to play with his friends when this guy came out with a mask on."We thought it was Leatherface from Texas Chainsaw Massacre at first, because we didn't know who … [Read more...] about Kent mum slams soft play centre after staff member ‘terrifies children by wearing chilling Slipknot mask for Halloween’
A MAN who sparked panic at a crowded shopping centre in the US by wearing a Halloween outfit that resembled an ISIS gunman said he didn't mean to scare anyone.Dad-of-two Hugo Mendoza wore a long black robe holding a duffle bag and a toy gun for the Monster Mash Bash event at Oak View Mall in Omaha, Nebraska, on Friday.His outfit triggered fear with parents calling police who then rushed to the scene and determined there was no threat.The dad said he was surprised to find a picture of his costume going viral insisting he was dressed as a nun bank robber inspired by a movie called "The Town" starring Ben Affleck.Mendoza told KETV: "It's a costume. I mean, if it was something bad, why would they sell it?'"I was there to have a good time with my daughters and my girlfriend. I wasn't there to scare little kids or make people feel uncomfortable."He said his toy gun was purchased at a local costume store and while it wasn't visible in the viral picture, it did have an orange tip.But some … [Read more...] about World’s dumbest dad sparks panic by wearing an ISIS Halloween outfit and carrying a toy gun as he wandered through a packed shopping centre
HUNDREDS of visitors walk the grounds of Castle Howard each year.The popular Yorkshire venue makes the perfect location for filming and also hosts some spectacular events. Here’s all you need to know about visiting…The vast stately home is located in North Yorkshire, England.It’s easy to get to Castle Howard, as it is just 15 miles from York and has good transport links.Even though its name suggests otherwise, the venue is a country house and not technically a castle.Following its construction in 1699, it has been owned by the Carlisle branch of the Howard family for more than three centuries.Guests are more than welcome to peruse the historic house and gardens at Castle Howard.Most days, you can get into the venue between 10:30am and 4pm with guided tours.To avoid disappointment, always check the tickets and admission page for date-specific opening times.Adults pay £18.95 to visit, whereas children pay £9.95.Concession and family rates are also … [Read more...] about Where is Castle Howard? Opening times, prices, Christmas events and all the TV shows and movies that have been filmed there
Fright night is flying back in on its broomstick, so with October 31 looming it’s time to get booking if you want to go along to one of the country’s biggest Halloween attractions this year.There are witches and wizards, ghosts and ghoulies and even the occasional zombie apocalypse to content with.So here is our round-up of the most entertainingly terrifying Halloween events around the UK.Hosted by One Big Night Out the Zombie Pub Crawl is billed as the biggest, baddest & maddest in the UK.Dig out your scariest, most terrifying fake-blood drenched outfits and join a team of brain-dead, flesh-eating zombies as they groan and sway their way from Soho bar to Soho bar.There are prizes on offer for the best fancy dress, and the bar crawl takes place on Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday – so take your pick.Tickets are from £20, but you get a lot of bang for your buck, with entry, five shots, free T-shirt and pen and the services of a professional … [Read more...] about Halloween 2016 events in the UK and Ireland – from London’s zombie pub crawl to Edinburgh’s fire festival
ON October 31st, revellers will be able to enjoy all the spine-tingling festivities that Halloween brings the world every year.The haunting event usually consists of fun activities and events, including trick or treating, watching scary films and carving pumpkins.But why do we celebrate Halloween and where did the tradition originate?Here’s everything you know about the much-loved celebration…It’s a common misconception that Halloween originated in America, but the tradition was actually started up a bit closer to home.Experts believe that the spooky festival started in Ireland, where the Celtics celebrated Samhain.This Gaelic festival was held after harvest and honoured the souls of the dead to prevent bad luck.It was one of four Gaelic seasonal festivals, commonly observed across Ireland, Scotland and the Isle of Man.Other theories suggest that pagans have been celebrating Halloween for thousands of years, where people dressed up in costumes and built bonfires … [Read more...] about What is Halloween, when did it start and why do we celebrate it?
THE Pokemon Go Halloween event is on NOW and there are a whole new batch of monsters to catch and collect.But which creatures are involved in the special event, can you catch Mewtwo and how will it all work?Pokemon Go fans spent months speculating whether the Halloween event will be used to launch Generation 3 Pokemon.Turns out they were right! Among the new creatures are Sableye, Shuppet, Bannette, Duskull and Dusclops.The Halloween event comes to an end on November 2 and as well as temporary Pokemon being available for a limited period of time there will also be certain creatures who suddenly become a lot more common – such as the ghost Pokemon Gastly.Developer Niantic has also told fans that further additions to the Pokemon world will arrive in December as brand-new creatures from Pokemon Sapphire and Ruby crossover.At present, it’s not clear if you will be able to catch Mewtwo during the Halloween event.The Equinox event did include Mewtwo raids which enabled the … [Read more...] about Pokemon Go Halloween event 2017 ends TODAY! Which Gen 3 Pokemon can you get in the latest update?
DOUBLE, double, toil and trouble . . . you and your little monsters are in for a host of Halloween tricks and treats during half-term.Ghouls and ghosts are starting to take over theme parks, city centres, castles and family holiday parks. There are events ranging from tame spooks for tinies to adult terror nights.Here, TRISHA HARBORD puts on her witch’s hat to conjure up some of the best.SHOCKTOBERThe new Bournemouth attraction Mighty Claws Adventure Golf has plenty of tricks and treats as families pitch and putt.The 18-hole course takes you past scary animatronic dinosaurs, through caves and around smoking volcanoes.For its Shocktober half-term event, kids can wear Halloween costumes and take part in a fancy dress competition.Shocktober runs from October 21 to 31 each day from 9am to 4pm. Adult £9, child £6, family ticket £25. See mightyclaws.co.uk.The UK’s No1 Halloween Attraction, Tulleys Shocktober Fest theme park in Crawley, West … [Read more...] about Here are some top ideas for Halloween to entertain adults and the little terrors as ghouls and ghosts are starting to takeover theme parks and family holiday parks