Shakespeare’s England has released a full list of this half term and Halloween events in and around the area served by DMO and Shakespeare’s England.
Helen Peters, Chief Executive Officer for Shakespeare’s England, said, “There’s a really exciting range of events on offer this Autumn in our area with exclusive discounts on October half term stays for families through to Halloween-themed ghostly activities to get families into the seasonal spirit.
“Our towns having such rich histories; they are full of historic spooky tales and stories from Warwick and Kenilworth Castles to Shakespeare’s Stratford, which are filled with tales of witches, murder mysteries and ghostly-happenings and these stories continue to draw people to visit.
“This summer has been particularly positive in terms of visitor numbers to the region and we’re hoping the trend will continue as we head into Autumn.”
Stratford Town Walk
Guests can enjoy the award-winning, entertaining ghost walk around the ‘haunted’ streets of Stratford-upon-Avon. Join a costumed guide, Vincent, Herbert or the Man in Black for a stroll around the ancient streets to discover the buildings seeping with tales of ghosts, witches, murder and misery. Hear about ghostly goings-on at a haunted tearoom, the witch of Sheep Street, a jilted bride who appears in a local hotel, a young girl buried alive and more. For more information and to book, please visit the website.
British Motor Museum
Visitors can enjoy a rocket-fuelled selection of fun family activities this October half term with Recycled Rocket Making classes, Blast Off colouring sessions and children can build-your-own Rocket K’nex car with STEM ambassadors from MOD Kineton. Family Science Shows will also take place daily, hosted by ‘Professor Pickle’ and ‘Doctor Pumpkin’. For more information and to book, please visit the website.
Experience an evening of unearthly fun at the Haunted Halloween Banquet with a ‘fangtastic’ four-course feast, mead on arrival and goblets of wine and ale with the feast. Or enjoy a family getaway with a half-term offer for bed and breakfast, dinner, and a children’s pack with lots of exclusive treats for the perfect week away. For more information and to book, please visit the website.
St John’s House, Warwick
Visitors can challenge themselves to solve puzzles, crack codes and find the hidden treasure before time runs out. The St John’s House escape room is set in the Edwardian era, testing visitors’ skills and team-work as they find the missing present that will save the house. For more information and to book, please visit the website.
Ettington Park Hotel
Guests will be able to experience the frisson of suspected paranormal activity and dive into mysterious folklore. This is a unique opportunity to experience first hand Ettington’s most curious history, with myths and legends retold through eerie storytelling and spine chilling magic. Visitors will be welcomed with a drink in the library with the host, the enigmatic Miss Sylvia Sceptre, followed by a three-course meal in the South Room. After dinner, guests will rejoin Miss Sceptre over coffee for her beguiling performance and will have the opportunity to join in with Victorian glass moving, the talking board, and pendulum divination. For more information and to book, please visit the website.
Royal Fusiliers Museum, Warwick
This hidden treasure tells the story of the country infantry regiments from 1674 to the Fusiliers of today. Visitors can discover the amazing stories of Hannah Snell, a local female soldier, the heroism of the sinking of the Birkenhead and ‘Bobby’ the antelope mascot. On Halloween, visitors can follow the scary trail around the museum and take part in spooky arts and crafts. For more information and to book, please visit the website.
Shakespeare’s Birthplace Trust
Visitors can enjoy the museum’s night events including a house party on Henley Street featuring Shakespeare’s most outrageous characters who are throwing a party with a twist at Shakespeare’s house for more spooky events, visit Mary Arden’s Farm for pumpkin carving and to learn more about the Tudor harvest. For more information and to book, please visit the website.
Families with young witches, ghosts, goblins, skeletons and wizards are welcome to a devilish gathering on Halloween with a spooky mix of snacks and drinks. Children can enjoy the haunted bouncy castle, face-painting and best-costume prizes. For more information and to book, please visit the website.
Heritage and Culture Warwickshire
The Arty Tots Spooktacular returns to Market Hall Museum in Warwick for Halloween themed arts and crafts. Visitors can see the new collection of Roman coins on display while learning about the life of a Centurion soldier. For more information, please visit the website.
Stratford’s Discover Gather Give Arts Fair
Visitors can enjoy the popular and free art fair at Stratford-upon-Avon between 2-3 November, with 40 exceptional artists where visitors can vote to name a Shakespeare’s puppy guide dog, which the festival raises money for. For more information, please visit the website.
For more suggestions and accommodation for the half-term break please visit the Shakespeare’s England website.