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What's On This Halloween at our Attractions

  • Monday October 19th 2020
  • Merlin Annual Pass
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It’s our favourite time of the year and we have some spook-tacular events to announce! From horror mazes to haunted castles, witches to pumpkin patches, we have the perfect line up of Halloween experiences for everyone to enjoy this October and November. So, read on to plan your next fang-tastic Halloween adventure at our Merlin attractions… if you dare.

Ascarium at SEA LIFE Centres

Ascarium at SEA LIFE

The most spook-tacular Halloween trail is back at SEA LIFEs across the UK*! Dive into the creepy deep this half term and follow the immersive trail to find the missing potion ingredients hidden throughout displays of the creepiest creatures. Once you’ve spotted all the missing items, solve the riddle at the end of the trail to complete the spell for the SEA LIFE Sea Witch and to claim your free reward!

When: Please head to the attraction’s website below for details.

How to book: For Ascarium dates at a SEA LIFE near you, please head to the website, choose the location of your choice and pre-book your free Passholder ticket.

*Please note Ascarium will vary at each SEA LIFE. The event will take place at the following SEA LIFEs: Manchester, Birmingham, Blackpool, Brighton, Weymouth, Hunstanton, Great Yarmouth, Scarborough and Lock Lomond. Please check the websites for Covid-19 updates before visiting the attraction.

The Haunted Castle at Warwick Castle

The Haunted Castle at Warwick Castle

Prepare for a Halloween adventure brimming with spooky tales, scary fun and activities for all ages at The Haunted Castle. Search the spooky mansion, meet the Witches of Warwick, navigate the Haunted Hollows and discover quirky characters in their spellbinding shows live on the Dead Centre Stage.

When: 24th October - 1st November (Open 10am – 5pm)

How to book: Head to Warwick Castle’s website to pre-book your free Passholder ticket.

Castle after Dark at Warwick Castle

The Castle After Dark at Warwick Castle

Enjoy an evening of haunting Halloween activities, live entertainment and local street food and drink brought to you by Digbeth Dining Club this October. Those feeling brave can climb the medieval towers and ramparts in the moonlight and navigate their way through two spine-chilling scare mazes. This event has limited tickets remaining, so book now to avoid missing out!

When: 24th, 29th & 30th October

How to book: Head to Warwick Castle’s website to pre-book your ticket and receive your 20% Passholder discount.

Halloween at The Blackpool Dungeon

Home of Halloween at The Dungeons

Guys, ghosts and gory gals, get ready for some scary fun at The UK’s Dungeons this Halloween*. Experience the ultimate Halloween underground journey as you navigate your way through the murky history of our historic cities. With live actors, immersive theatrical sets, thrilling underground rides and jumps and screams around every corner, our Dungeons are scarier than ever this Halloween!

NEW for 2020: Experience the toe-curling Séance Show at The Edinburgh Dungeon and delve into the dark history of scarecrows at The Final Straw at The London Dungeon.

When: Please head to the attraction’s website below for details.

How to book: Head to The Dungeons homepage and choose an attraction near you to pre-book your free Passholder ticket.

*Please note the experience at each Dungeon may vary.

Rainforest Adventures at SEA LIFE London

Creepy Crawly Adventure at SEA LIFE London Aquarium

SEA LIFE London Aquarium’s Rainforest Adventure will take a creepy turn this Halloween as it is overrun by creepy-crawlies. Passholders will be able to get closer than ever before in glass bubble tanks that allow explorers to see creepy species from 360 degrees. From ants, to spiders, to hissing cockroaches… get ready for the spookiest adventure yet!

When: 17th October – 1st November

How to book: Head to SEA LIFE London Aquarium’s website to pre-book your free Passholder ticket.

Brick or Treat at LEGOLAND Discovery Centres

Brick or Treat at LEGOLAND Discovery Centres

This October get into the Halloween spirit with your little monsters at LEGOLAND® Discovery Centres in Manchester and Birmingham. Add to the Pumpkin Patch with your very own LEGO pumpkin, solve the spooky puzzle on the ‘Scarevenger’ Hunt in MINILAND and take a family picture on your meet and greet with the Halloween-Heroes.

When: Manchester - 10th October – 1st November

Birmingham - 17th October – 1st November

How to book: Head to LEGOLAND Discovery Centre Manchester’s website and LEGOLAND Discovery Centre Birmingham’s website to pre-book your free Passholder ticket to Brick or Treat.

Halloween at Bear Grylls Adventure

No Tricks Just Treats at The Bear Grylls Adventure

Calling all intrepid Passholder explorers! There are no tricks to be found at Bear Grylls Adventure this Halloween, only treats. Those with the sharpest shot in the Archery range will be in with a chance to win prizes ranging from Bear Grylls Adventure souvenirs to the ultimate treat… an exclusive training session with Archery Team GB! So, race to the top of the leader board and compare your results to Archery Team GB!

When: 24th October - 1st November

How to book: Head to The Bear Grylls Adventure’s website to pre-book your adventure online and get up to 50% off Archery tickets for visits between 24th October and 1st November.

Go Ape At Chessington World Of Adventures Resort

Sundown Adventure at Go Ape Chessington

Watch your little Tarzans swing through the trees as the sun goes down this Halloween. Young adventurers (above 1m+) and families will love this fun one-hour Halloween experience in the darkness of the forest. Scramble through a series of suspended tunnels, clamber across wobbly walkways, and negotiate tricky (or treaty) obstacles, before zooming down hair-raising zip wires, as eerie owls and forest wildlife provide a spooky soundtrack. 

When: 25th October – 1st November

How to book: Head to the Go Ape website and enter the code ‘PASS20’ to pre-book your ticket and receive your 15% Passholder discount*.

*Excludes Saturday 31st Oct 2020. All members must have a valid Merlin Annual Pass to redeem this offer.

Adult Nights at LEGOLAND Discovery Centres

Adult LEGO® Nights at LEGOLAND Discovery Centre Manchester

Release your inner child at Adult LEGO® Night's at LEGOLAND Discovery Centre Manchester! Experience the 4D cinema, rides and go head to head on LEGO® build challenges for the chance to win awesome prizes. This month will have a Halloween twist with spooky games and devilish challenges. You’ll have access to all the great facilities in LEGOLAND Discovery Centre Manchester, strictly with no kids allowed!

When: The first event kicks off on Thursday 22nd October

How to book: Head to LEGOLAND Discovery Centre’s website to pre-book and receive your discounted Passholder ticket.

Shrek's Adventure! London

Scared Shrekless at Shrek’s Adventure! London

Scared Shrekless at Shrek’s Adventure! London

There’s something spooky going on at Shrek’s Adventure! London this Halloween! Someone from The Kingdom of Far Far Away has carved characters into pumpkins and hidden them around the attraction. Shrek, Donkey and Fiona need your help to find them! Will you be able to spot all six carved pumpkins to claim your free prize? Collect your trail card at admissions to begin your Shrek-tacular Halloween adventure!

When: 19th October – 1st November

How to book: Head to Shrek’s Adventure! London's website to pre-book your free Passholder tickets now

Pirate Adventure Mini Golf at SEA LIFE Weymouth

Pirate Adventure Mini Golf Lates at SEA LIFE Weymouth

Can you escape the ghost of Harry Paye this Halloween? Are you looking for a frightfully fun Halloween experience with a difference? Well shiver mi timbers we’ve got just the thing for you! Visit SEA LIFE Weymouth for a swashbuckling game of ghoulish golf as you tackle 18-holes of fiendish fun whilst trying to avoid Harry Paye and his troublesome ghostly comrades. With spooky obstacles and creepy challenges at every hole it’s a frightfully fun challenge that will have you shakin’ in your boots from start to finish!

When: 17th – 31st October

How to book: Head to the SEA LIFE Weymouth website to pre-book your ticket and received your 20% Passholder discount.

Please note: Games will run every 5 minutes from 18.30 to 20.30 with a x6* person capacity. Aged 8 years and over only. Carers entry is FREE of charge. *Groups must be from the same household or support bubble.

Edinburgh Walking Tours from The Edinburgh Dungeon

Scary Walking Tours at The Edinburgh Dungeon

The Edinburgh Dungeon’s 60-minute walking tours are back and scarier than ever this Halloween! You better not linger to far behind as you discover Edinburgh’s most horrible sites and hear the tales of tragedy, plague, horror and mischief. Your tour guide, the grisly Black Jester, will meet you at the Palace of Holyrood House before divulging the secret stories of its most notorious residents, from Mary Queen of Scots to Burke & Hare.

When: 17th - 30th October

How to book: Please head to The Edinburgh Dungeon's website to pre-book your tickets.

The York Dungeon Lates

Adult Lates at The York Dungeon

The York Dungeon's infamous Lates shows are returning this Halloween with a spooky offer for all unfortunate Passholders! This Halloween the Dungeon will be filled with pumpkins galore as it opens its doors after-dark for those souls 18+ and brave enough to enter... Strictly no small peasants allowed! No Lates event would be complete without an alcoholic drink and that’s just what you’ll get at the Golden Fleece Pub. But you better book early to avoid disappointment peasants. Dare you miss out?

When: 23rd, 24th, 30th & 31st October

How to book: Head to The York Dungeon website to pre-book your ticket and receive your Passholder discount for this horrible experience.

Brick or Treat at the LEGOLAND Windsor Resort

Brick or Treat at The LEGOLAND® Windsor Resort

The ultimate Halloween party, Brick or Treat, returns this year with spook-tacular celebrations for all the family. The LEGOLAND Windsor Resort will be packed to bursting with fun Halloween activities for Passholders to enjoy, including the all new Haunted Lighthouse Halloween Show, a brand-new dance show sure to thrill the whole family. You’ll also get the chance to meet the park resident ‘Scarecrow’ who joins the other spooky characters exclusively for Brick or Treat!

When: 15th October - 8th November

How to book: Head to LEGOLAND Windsor Resort’s website to pre-book your ticket.

Howl'o'ween at Chessington World of Adventures Resort

Howl 'o' ween at Chessington World of Adventures Resort

Visit Chessington World of Adventures Resort for safe and spooky fun for the whole family this Howl'o'ween. Passholders can experience the enchanted new attraction, The Forgotten Forest, where you can wander into the whimsical woodland and encounter quirky inhabitants deep within the undergrowth. The bravest of adventurers can journey deeper into the dark caverns to experience the twisted next chapter of what lies beneath in the award-winning Creepy Caves: Resurgence*.

When: Selected dates between 17th October and 1st November

How to book: Head to Chessington World of Adventures’ website to pre-book your free Passholder ticket and book your *paid maze entry.

Creek Freaks Unchained at THORPE PARK Resort FRIGHT NIGHTS


At FRIGHT NIGHTS FEARSITVAL your darkest nightmares are set to reawaken! Passholders can enjoy the chilling atmosphere before taking on some of Europe’s most thrilling rides in the dead of night, but beware – FEAR is lurking around every corner. This Halloween, the Island is home to five new horrifying live-action experiences plus the return of two fan favourites. True FEARseekers can take on the Island’s two live scare mazes*: Platform 15 and Roots of Evil. 

When: From 9th - 11th October & 16th October - 1st November

How to book: Head to THORPE PARK Resort’s website to pre-book your free Passholder ticket and book your *paid maze entries with a 10% Passholder discount.

Freak Show Toxic Junkyard at Alton Towers Resort Scarefest

Scarefest at Alton Towers Resort

As the nights get shorter, Scarefest beckons. This Halloween the award-winning Scarefest returns with live entertainment for all ages and new attractions. Passholders can face the head-spinning, hair-raising rides and attractions in total darkness including Wickerman and the Alton Towers Dungeon! If that’s not scary enough, a new chilling outdoor scare maze – ‘Freak Show: Toxic Junkyard’* joins the award-winning line up of live action mazes* for thrillseekers! 

In addition, older families will be able to enjoy the gardens as never before with the brand-new, free attraction “Garden Lights Walk: Whispering Souls”, whilst younger families can enjoy live shows including the CBeebies Monster Ball and the Freaky Fun Zone characters and shows. There really is something for all the family to enjoy, so take in the spooky sights, music and street theatre and have some spine-tingling fun!

When: 9th-11th, 16th October-1st November (Open until 9pm)

How to book: Head to Alton Towers Resort's website to pre-book your free Passholder tickets and receive your *25% Passholder discount on scare mazes.

No Tricks Just Treats Giveaway

Halloween Passholder Treats

It wouldn’t be Halloween without a few treats and this year we’ve got plenty of surprises awaiting our spooktacular Passholder family! From Wednesday 21st October, we’ll be hosting a prize giveaway every day leading up to Halloween. So, make sure you’re following us on Facebook to avoid missing out on our fangtastic prizes!

So what are you waiting for? Book your next Merlin adventure this Halloween and let the magic begin!