Four things to do in Norfolk this Halloween

PUBLISHED: 10:58 27 October 2015 | UPDATED: 15:09 27 October 2015

A week of Halloween activities are taken place at Holkham Hall this half term - From left, Luke (10) and Ben (7) Preston. Picture: Matthew Usher.

A week of Halloween activities are taken place at Holkham Hall this half term - From left, Luke (10) and Ben (7) Preston. Picture: Matthew Usher.


Here’s our guide to four spooky treats not to miss this Halloween.

• Halloween at Holkham

Holkham Estate

Sunday October 25 to Saturday October 31

Dress for the occasion and be prepared for thrills galore as Holkham Hall and the Walled Gardens are taken over by all things ‘spooktacular’ this Halloween, including scary spiders, bewitching bats and frightening factoids.

Visitors can make terrifyingly tasty treats and can enjoy storytelling, games, a fancy dress parade, face painting and pumpkin carving.

Visit for further details

• Spooky Halloween Evenings

Bressingham Steam & Gardens

Friday October 30 to Saturday October 31

The Nursery train will be running from 18:00 through the edge of the haunted woods, hoping it doesn’t need to stop at the old abandoned crossing or the wilderness swamp. See if you can avoid riding with one of the Galloper ghosts of years gone by.

There will also be witches, ghosts and ghoulish goings on to spot both on the train trip and inside the Museum.

Tickets are available on the day or in advance by calling 01379 686900 or visiting the Bressingham website.

• Spooky Express

Bure Valley Railway

Monday October 26 to Sunday November 1

Throughout the half term holiday, the Bure Valley Railway will be holding “The Spooky Express”.

Trains will operate daily from both Aylsham and Wroxham and there will be a children’s competition to see how many spooky items can be spotted on the train journey.

For further information call 01263 733858 or visit

• The Glorious Glowing Lantern Parade


Wednesday October 21 to Sunday November 1

During the day visitors will be able to make a before exploring the Halloween woodland decorations as well as listening to the special edition of the BeWILDerbats story.

At dusk there will be glowing pumpkins, Snagglefang the bat will be reading a poem and visitors can also meet Slitherigrubs, Witches, naughty Thorneycold Spiders and even Swampy himself.

For further details about the event call 01692 633033 or visit

•You can submit your events to the listings section of our website.

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