If you are staying with us over Halloween or Bonfire Night, you’re in for a treat (or trick!) with these events and attractions in the local area. You can explore these spooky locations over Halloween, or book tickets for a firework display over the weekend of the 4th-6th November.




1 . Go on a tour of the most haunted places in Derbyshire

From reports of paranormal sightings to mysterious lights in the sky, these are 15 places with a scary history to discover – check them out here (if you’re brave enough!).

2. Scarefest at Alton Towers

The popular Scarefest is back at Alton Towers from the 14th-31st October, where the theme park is open late and transformed to a Halloween experience. Buy your tickets here.

3. Half-term Halloween Hoot at Chatsworth

Families can visit Chatsworth for a whole host of activities this half-term – face painting, pumpkin carving, crafts and creepy trails through the woods. You can book online for events running from the 22nd-30th October through this link.

4. Bolsover Castle Ghost Tours

Evening ghost tours for groups aged 16+ are led by storytellers at Bolsover Castle, and are running from the 27th-31st October. You can see full details and book your tickets here.

5. Halloween Bushcraft

Take a lesson in bushcraft skills, with a spooky twist! This is at Carsington Reservoir, very close to Shiningford, Shepherd’s View Lodge and Standlow. Tickets cost £10 per person, and can be booked here.

6. Not-so-spooky half term fun

For families with younger children, take a look at these less scary tours and Halloween treats at the Heights of Abraham or Matlock Farm Park. For family activities for all ages, you can go pumpkin picking in Shirley!


Bonfire Night


Here are some fantastic firework displays in Derbyshire and the surrounding areas this November:


1.Fireworks, fairground rides and entertainers are in the Conkers forest on the 4th and 5th November.

2.A family-friendly fun fair and fireworks display is at the Derbyshire Country Cricket Ground on Friday 4th November.

3.For something a little different this Bonfire Night, go to Tutbury Castle for fireworks and a Viking funeral!

4.If you want to explore Chesterfield, go on Friday 4th November for their fireworks extravaganza.



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