Make Halloween memorable this year with our 13 suggestions of spooktacular sites-to-see while staying at one of the group’s 578 UK hotels
With Halloween falling within the half term holidays and over a weekend this year, the UK’s first budget hotel group has released more than 25,000 rooms for the frightfully good price of £29 or less over the school break. With 578 hotels across the UK, there’s sure to be a Travelodge close to where you want to go…
A family room caters for two adults and two children, working out at just £7.25 per person – less than the price of most children’s Halloween costumes!
All rooms feature luxurious king-size Travelodge Dreamer beds and individual truckle beds for children. Facilities include en-suite bathrooms with power shower, flat screen TVs with free digital channels, free tea / coffee making facilities and WIFI.
Furthermore, children can enjoy a three-course kids meal for £6.25 and eat breakfast for free when a family stays at one of the 200 Travelodge hotels that feature a Bar Café*.
To find a Travelodge hotel that’s near to where you want to be this Halloween, simply visit www.travelodge.co.uk
Fangtastic Fun For Families this Halloween
If you’re looking to spirit your family away for Halloween, Travelodge has sought-out 13 of the most terrorific activities and spine-tingling places to enjoy together this half term. With a wide selection of hotels across the UK, you’re sure to find a Travelodge near to where you want to be on All Hallow’s Eve… So read on if you dare!
Halloween Festival, Castle Kennedy, Dumfries and Galloway
Described as ‘one of the showpieces of Galloway’, Castle Kennedy is one of Scotland’s most important historical landscaped gardens, and visitors are sure to have a fun time at its Halloween Festival this year. Celebrating Halloween from 8-31 October, the whole family can get involved in exploring the castle ground’s colourful autumn gardens in search of hidden pumpkins and Halloween riddles.
Further information: https://castlekennedygardens.com/
Nearest Travelodge: Travelodge Dumfries
Edinburgh Zoo Spooktacular
Edinburgh Zoo is celebrating all things Halloween for the first time with a magical illuminated trail from 8 – 31 October. From witches and wizards, to scarecrows and spiders, children of all ages should listen out for a rustling amongst the trees and peeping eyes as they make their way through the park, meeting lots of different characters on the way.
Further information: www.edinburghzoo.org.uk
Nearest Travelodge: Travelodge Edinburgh Haymarket
Spooks, Spectres and Witches at Pembroke Castle
From 21 – 30 October, the stunning medieval Pembroke Castle will be offering free Halloween tours. Highlights include the Castle’s expert guide, Howard, telling tales of witches, wizardry and ghostly sightings, while the castle’s resident Witch Finder General will reveal all families need to know about what lurks in the towers, along the staircases and even in the dungeons!. Visitors are encouraged to come in Halloween Fancy Dress to join in the fun!
Further information: www.pembrokecastle.co.uk
Nearest Travelodge: Travelodge Pembroke Dock
Trick and Treat Walking Tour, York
Discover the spooky side of York as two favourite York Dungeon residents, the Black Jester and Smedley, lead visitors through the streets of the city. Running on 9 & 16 and then from 23 – 31 October, the Halloween Trick & Treat Walking Tour, which departs from outside Dungeon, will take in well-known landmarks while visitors learn about the history of York, and where surprises lurk round every corner.
Further information: www.thedungeons.com/york
Nearest Travelodge: Travelodge York Central
Hope Street Shivers, Liverpool
Add some grisly history to your Halloween fun this October with Liverpool’s Most Famous Historic Ghost Walk! Families will enjoy a fact-filled 90-minute tour of the city’s haunted heritage, packed with spirited storytelling, humorous history and sinister sites. Suitable for all ages, Shiverpool offers a variety of different tours, including a comedy-horror road trip on-board a vintage Routemaster bus.
Further information: https://www.shiverpool.co.uk/
Nearest Travelodge: Travelodge Liverpool Central The Strand
Spookfest at the Trafford Centre, Manchester
Running from October 11 to 31, Spookfest offers a frightening selection of spooky rides and chilling Halloween-themed experiences to keep the whole family entertained. To add to the fun, from October 15 to 31, families will also be able to enjoy the Halloween Spooktacular Big Top Show from Gandeys Circus - the creators of Cirque Surreal and the Chinese State Circus.
Further information: https://traffordcentre.co.uk/whatson/halloween-spooktacular
Nearest Travelodge: Travelodge Manchester Trafford Park
The Haunted Castle, Warwick Castle
Join ghosts, ghouls, wizards and witches in the grounds of Warwick Castle from 23 – 31 October for some family-friendly frights. From secret spells to bubbling cauldrons, families will uncover eerie experiences around every corner, from navigating the Horrible Histories maze to exploring the spooky mansion or discovering quirky characters in spellbinding shows.
Further information: www.warwick-castle.com
Nearest Travelodge: Travelodge The Regent Hotel Leamington Spa
Spooky Spectacular at West Midlands Safari Park
West Midland Safari Park is getting ready to charm guests this half term with its annual Spooky Spectacular, which is suitable for all the family. It runs for just over a week in the run-up to Halloween and the park will be filled with decorations and hundreds of pumpkins. Younger explorers can follow Patch the scarecrow through an activity trail, and there are also rides to enjoy, as is always the case at the Safari Park.
Further information: www.wmsp.co.uk
Nearest Travelodge: Travelodge Kidderminster
Scarefest at Alton Towers
Alton Towers Resort’s award-winning Scarefest returns for 2021 with live entertainment for all ages and a brand-new family attraction. Open until 9pm each day, daring guests can face head-spinning, hair-raising rides and attractions in darkness including Wicker Man and the Alton Towers Dungeon. Older families will be able to enjoy the brand-new Trick o’ Treat Town, an interactive walkthrough a special town where every day is Halloween, while younger families can enjoy live shows including the CBeebies Monster Ball and the Freaky Fun Zone characters and shows.
Further information: www.altontowers.com
Nearest Travelodge: Travelodge Ashbourne
Bowood House Gardens, Wiltshire
Families are invited to take part in an autumn-inspired nature trail through Bowood House Gardens’ from 21 – 31 October. The trail is located in the stunning Arboretum, where visitors can weave their way through the trees following a pumpkin trail, while being on their guard for scarecrows, spiders and spooky skeletons! The trail is included in the price of a Bowood House & Gardens Day Ticket.
Further information: www.bowood.org
Nearest Travelodge: Travelodge Chippenham
Windsor: ‘Brick or Treat’ at Legoland
LEGOLAND Windsor Resort will be transformed into a pumpkin-filled wonderland for a frightfully fun event that’s perfect for the young and the young at heart. Highlights of the season, which runs from 14 – 31 October, include the Monster Rocker’s Pumpkin Trail, the Creepy Crypt trail, costume competitions and the chance to join Lord Vampyre himself at the Haunted House Monster Party Ride.
Further information: www.legoland.co.uk
Nearest Travelodge: Travelodge Windsor Central
Ghost Raiders, The Tower of London
From 23 – 31 October, visitors to the world-famous Tower of London can help solve the mystery of the Ghost Raiders. The spirits are roaming the castle and an unknown force is hell-bent on taking over the Tower, threatening the Realm itself! A team of Ghost Raiders are on site, but they urgently need help to investigate spooky occurrences and defeat the spirit trying to capture the Tower… and families can join in the fun as the investigation continues!
Shriek Week at Drusillas Park, Berwick, East Sussex
Drusillas Park is gearing up for a frightfully fun half-term this October. As well as devilish décor, the zoo will be hosting an array of activities to keep children of all ages busy. From 25 October to 2 November, visitors will be able to venture through creepy cobwebbed corridors in the park’s live-action haunted house experience, go hunting for an ancient mummy, meet the iconic Sugar Skull Witch and have exciting encounters with a range of creepy crawlies, like cockroaches, locusts and Asian forest scorpions.
Further information: www.drusillas.co.uk
Nearest Travelodge: Travelodge Hellingly Eastbourne
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