StaffsLive’s spooky guide to Halloween half-term fun in Staffordshire


Half-term coincides with Halloween this year and there’s no need to be scared of any boredom worries.

StaffsLive’s spooky guide has all the hotspots for fun and adventure for families next week.

Staffordshire’s major theme park Alton Towers is running its annual Scarefest running until November 1.

The thrilling theme park offers a vary of spooky mazes, rides and live shows.

The CBeebies land and Cloud Cuckoo are open until 7pm.

There are also terrifying Trick or Treat themed rooms book in for a haunted stay.

One of the region’s largest Halloween themed displays the Nantwich Spooktacula is back and bigger than ever.

A bonfire, funfair and fireworks will form part of the event, as well as food stalls, fancy dress and lots of candy.

It takes place Saturday, October 31 at Nantwich Showground.

Shugborough Hall  also has organised a fun-filled Autumn activity week at its farm. If you fancy some pumpkin carving and spooky trails take a trip to the beautiful hall in Staffordshire this half term.

Trentham Gardens Monkey Forest has a Halloween Wilderness Survival Skills event and families can join in with pumpkin carving and Wilderness Survival Skills in the Wilderness Wood on October 29 and 30, 11am-3pm.

On Saturdays and Sunday during half-term visitors can take a relaxing horse drawn carriage or pony ride around the parkland, or even a boat ride, jump on the miniature train, or get your feet stuck in the Barefoot Walk.

And if you fancy something a little quieter…

Stoke Library is offering a woodland themed story-telling and crafts morning on Saturday, October 24 11am-12pm.

At Longton Library there is a Hansel and Gretel themed morning with lots of tories and finger puppet making for you and the family on October 24.

The Potteries Museum and Art Gallery are hosting a tea dance party for the family where you can all get involved in solving mysteries and getting your party feet in the mood with some dancing on Monday, October 26, 1.30-3.30pm.


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