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1. Trick & Treat Family show at Stratford Playhouse, 29th to 31st October, ages three to nine, £8, www.stratford play.co.uk

The Stratford Playhouse’s ‘Spooktacular’ family show will feature two skeletons, Trick and Treat, as they try to rediscover their powers to petrify, with the help of Boo the Ghost and the Wolfhound.

Wear your most frightening fancy dress and enjoy a matinee of puppets, participation, and songs!

2. Nightmare at Magic Alley, 8th to 31st October, ages six+, £7/8, www.magicalleystratford.com

Skeleton at Magic Alley (52051452)
Skeleton at Magic Alley (52051452)

Take a journey through the Haunted Manor, solving puzzles to find your way out and win a prize. Lights and sound effects will lend the manor a moody aura.

At weekends a magician will be performing tricks, and during half term over 8s will be joined on their journey by a spooky companion.

Magic Alley (52051607)
Magic Alley (52051607)

Magic After Dark with Jester Styles and Sylvia Spectre at Magic Alley, 22nd and 26th October, ages 13+

Join Jester Styles and Sylvia Spectre on a journey through the Haunted Manor, experiencing the macabre with tarot cards, witchcraft and voodoo dolls.

Talking to the Dead: A Séance at Magic Alley, 28th October, ages 18+

Griffin and Jones try to reach the beyond with Victorian techniques, to see if anyone answers.

Nightmare: After Dark at Magic Alley, 29th to 31st October, ages 18+

Be ready to leap out of your skin at this scare attraction, with lights, sound and sinister presences setting you on edge. Calm your nerves afterwards with a glass of prosecco.

3. The Haunted Castle at Warwick Castle, 23rd to 31st October, £26, www.warwick-castle.com

Frightening favourites Witches Tower and Haunting Hallows will be back from the dead, alongside brand-new shows Upscares Downscares and Troll Hunter School. The Castle Dungeon will be open every day, where ghoulish guides will lead you through the castles hair-raising history.

Warwick Castle after dark (52051613)
Warwick Castle after dark (52051613)

Castle After Dark at Warwick Castle, 23rd, 24th and 29th to 31st October, £20, www.warwick-castle.com

When night falls on the castle its most unsettling events begin, with the Massacre-ade Ball and Hunted set to chill you at every turn. When your stomach has unknotted you can enjoy street food and craft beer as well as live music.

4. Brick or Treat at Legoland, 9th and 10th, 16th and 17th, 23rd to 31st October, £20.65, www.legoland.co.uk

Join in with many fang-tastic activities such as the ‘scarevenger hunt’, building a giant vampire, and building a pumpkin to add to the patch with the help of the master model builders.

5. Freddo’s Ghoulish Gameshow at Cadbury World, 16th to 31st October, www.cadburyworld.co.uk

Dress in your best costume and participate in Freddo’s Ghoulish Gameshow, with ‘Freaky Fortunes’ and other games to test your wits.

Freddo in his Halloween costume (52051615)
Freddo in his Halloween costume (52051615)

6. Trick or Tree Trail at Charlecote Park, 23rd to 31st October, £2 plus entrance fee, www.nationaltrust.org.uk/charlecote-park

Wander the Trick or Tree trail with your activity pack, and get a prize you can create a creepy face with at home.

7. Ascarium at Sealife Birmingham, 9th to 31st October, inc. with standard entry of £20.65, under threes go free, www.visitsealife.com/birmingham

Feast your eyes on some of the spookiest sea-creatures of the underwater world, and help the Sea Witch find her potion ingredients along the aquarium trail.

8. The Woman in White at Stratford Methodist Hall, 18th to 20th November, £14, www.ticketsource.co.uk

Second Thoughts drama group bring you a tale of sinister intrigue from Constance Cox’s adaptation of the Wilkie Collins novel. Mystery, money and doppelgangers abound to create an unsettling stage production.

9. Spooktacular Arty Tots at Market Hall museum, Warwick, 26th October, £3, www.warwickshire.gov.uk/heritageboxoffice

Make creepy creations to decorate your home with and scare the neighbours.

Potions, Cures and Witches at Market Hall museum, Warwick, 27th October, £5, www.warwickshire.gov.uk/heritageboxoffice

Mad Science put on a potion show before your little creatures then make their own witches’ remedies.

10. St. John’s Haunted House at St. John’s House museum, Warwick, 28th to 31st October, £5 to £12, under twos go free, ww.warwickshire.gov.uk/heritageboxoffice

Explore the creepy rooms and corridors of the house, walk the cat trail and make slime kits, ghost decorations and potions in the play area.

11. The Witching Hour Half term Fun at Shakespeare’s Schoolroom & Guildhall, 23rd to 31st October (11am to 5pm), Adults £10, Concessions £8, Children (5-16, under 5’s free) £6.50, Families (2 adults & 2 children) £27. www.shakespearesschoolroom.org

Follow the witches trail to find their black cats, dress up in Tudor costume and take part in games, quill writing and puzzles.

12. Halloween Museum at Tudor World, 23rd to 31st October, £4.25 to £7.25 under 5s go free, 10.30am to 5pm, www.tudorworld.com/halloween

The museum will be even spookier than usual with a Halloween quiz, prizes to be won and a fortune teller ready to read your future.

Halloween Stories at Tudor World, 23rd to 31st October, included in entry, www.tudorworld.com/halloween

A wizard will be reading Halloween stories in the theatre area, so prepare for a scare.

Fortune Telling at Tudor World, 30th and 31st October, £1.50, www.tudorworld.com/halloween

Zoltair the Mystic will look into your future and tell you what he sees. What will your fortune be?

Ghost Tour at Tudor World, 25th to 29th, £7.50, 16+, www.tudorworld.com/halloween

Explore the eerie corridors of this 12th century building by lantern light and learn about its spooky past.

Halloween Terror Tours at Tudor World, 30th and 31st October, £12pp, 18+, www.tudorworld.com/halloween

The tour takes an even eerier turn on these most unnerving of nights. Not for the faint-hearted.

Victorian Seance at Tudor World, 26th and 28th October, £20 including drink, 18+, 8.30-10.30pm, www.tudorworld.com/halloween

Learn all about the horrible history of the seance, before experiencing your own in the spiritual room. Will this famously haunted building reveal its spirirts?

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