People looking for Halloween hijinks in Lincoln and beyond can fill their diaries with a host of spooky events this year.
For those who dare, the following list of haunted activities should offer something for all the family to enjoy:
Waddington Zombie Apocalypse
Where: Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue training facility, Waddington
When: October 31, 6pm – 9.30pm start times
Price: £20 to register
A former Ministry of Defence site used as a fire training facility is to be transformed on Halloween into the scene of a zombie apocalypse.
Teams of six and individuals are being challenged to put their bravery to the test and take on an assault course at the site on the A15 opposite RAF Waddington.
Competitors will be taken to the atmospheric site by minibus before facing the invasion, which has been described as “like Crystal Maze but with zombies.”
For more information and to book your place, email [email protected]
Lincoln Ghost Bus Tour
Where: Departs from Lincoln Cathedral
When: October 24, 6pm-7pm
Price: £6 per person, no concessions
Up for a hair-raising ride around Lincoln? Then hop aboard the Lincoln Ghost Tour Bus with a local ghost expert.
A sister event to the city’s popular ghost walk, the bus will guide guests around the city’s most haunted addresses.
Seats will be allocated on a first come first served basis and yours last around 50 minutes.
Dungeons and Dark Holes at Lincoln Castle
Where: Lincoln Castle
When: Tuesday, October 27 – Thursday, October 29
Suitable for: Ages 6-11
Price: £8 per child per session
Dress up like a prisoner, taste grizzly gruel, enter a dark cell and test out your bravery with an inside look at how prisoners were kept at Lincoln Castle through the ages.
Includes crafts activities you may wish to take home.
Sessions run 10am – 12pm & 1.30pm – 3.30pm Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Booking is essential.
Family Film Club – Frankenweenie
Where: The Venue, Langdales Road, Lincoln
When: Saturday, October 31 – 2.30pm
In 1984, just prior to his first feature, Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure, Tim Burton made a short film about young Victor, his homemade horror movies and his dog Sparky.
Twenty-eight years on, Burton has resurrected it as a full-length animation, voiced by Charlie Tahan as Victor, along with suitably horrific luminaries Martin Landau, Christopher Lee, and Burton regular Winona Ryder.
Injured by a speeding car, poor Sparky is restored to health by Victor in the only way he knows how. But now sporting a bolt through his neck, the dog has mutated into a right little monster, and Victor has his work cut out to convince his terrified neighbours that Sparky means them no harm.
Halloween at Doddington Hall
Where: Doddington Hall, LN6 4RU
When: October 24 to October 31
Price: £9 – £13
Join the team at Doddington for a haunted walk around the eerie grounds, with spectacular activities including apple bobbing, face painting and a main ring show.
Walking groups run at 5:30pm, 6pm, 7:30pm or 8pm on each day from Wednesday 28 to Saturday, October 31.
Tickets include a hot dog/burger, a drink and a spooky shortbread biscuit. Doddington Hall’s staff will be in costume so get into the spirit and join in!
Don’t forget you can also visit Doddington to pick your own pumpkin between 10am and 3pm until October 31.
Halloween Disco and Roller Disco
Where: Lincoln Fun Farm, Stephenson Road, North Hykeham
When: Disco on Wednesday, October 28 – 6.30pm to 8.30pm. Roller Disco Friday, October 30 6pm to 8.30pm
Price: £6.99 per child
Plenty of Halloween fun for all with a fancy dress competition, part games and lots of prizes. Food and drink is available to purchase throughout.
Limited tickets available at reception, or by calling 10522 695553.
Haunted Museum Family Fun Days
Where: The Collection, Danes Terrace, Lincoln
When: Tuesday, October 27 – Saturday, October 31
Price: Free with optional £1 activities
Take a spooky trip around the haunted museum! There will be lots of spooky family activities, including crafts, story-time and a free family film.
Then on Saturday 31 October, join in the Halloween celebrations as the popular Museums at Night event returns.
The Collection will remain open until 7pm. From 3pm you can take part in spine-tingling activities, have your face painted and enjoy a free Halloween family film. Entry is free, although there is again a £1 charge for the craft activities.
Spooky Happenings at Hartsholme
Where: Hartsholme Country Park, Lincoln
When: Thursday October 27 to Saturday, October 31 – 12 noon to 3pm
Price: £2.50 – £3.50
Trick or Treat? Hartsholme Country Park is offering you and your little ones the chance to take part in a series of spooky events for Halloween.
Taking place each day from Tuesday, October 27 until Saturday, October 31, the creepy Halloween Trail will lead you through the woods and to a delicious treat – if you make it!
The event will run from 12pm to 3pm, with a cost of £2.50.
Join the rangers to create your own spooky Halloween mask, which you can then take home with you in time for trick-or-treating. Mask Making will take place on Wednesday, October 28 from 1pm to 3pm.
There will be a cost of £3.50 for this event.
For more information or to book your place call the park rangers at Hartsholme Country Park on 01522 873735 or email [email protected]
Haunted Lincolnshire Libraries
Where: Lincolnshire libraries
When: October 22 to October 31
Lincolnshire’s libraries will be home to some ghoulish goings on this Halloween, with a number of special activities for young people to sink their teeth into.
Join in the spooktacular events at Skegness Library on Thursday 22 October from 4-5pm, and on Thursday 29 October also from 4-5pm, with a number of free art and craft activities on offer for visitors including creating beastly bats and horrid Halloween heads.
On Saturday 31 October, Lincoln Central Library will also be joining in the Halloween spirit with a morning of creepy crafts, tricks and treats from 10am-1pm.
The events are suitable for children 5-11 years old but children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult.
Booking is advisable as places are limited. You can reserve your space either at the library or by calling the library service on 01522 782010.
Where: Hartsholme County Park, Lincoln
When: Wednesday, October 28 1pm – 3pm
Join the Hartsholme Country Park Rangers and make a mask. Call the park rangers to book on 01522 873577.
Hosting a Halloween event that’s not been included? Get in touch via [email protected]