Get ready to wear spooky costumes, carve pumpkins and have a lot of Halloween fun in and around Lincoln.
Various locations in and near Lincoln are preparing for fun spooky events and The Lincolnite has complied a guide of highlights of some to look out for.
Where: Uphill Lincoln
When: The trail will be open from Saturday, October 19 until Sunday, November 3
Price: Free to follow and enter
Follow a trail of hidden pumpkins through Lincoln’s Cathedral Quarter and answer clues to win prizes for all the family. There are 29 pumpkins to find and 29 clues to answer.
Where: Doddington Hall, Lincoln.
When: October 12 to October 31.
Price: £14 for adults, £7 for children for the Dark Halloween Magic event and price varies depending on the pumpkin size
Enjoy a frightful half-term filled with dark magic, scarecrows and pumpkin picking at Doddington Hall & Gardens. During October half-term, pay a visit to Doddington Hall for some fantastic autumnal and Halloween themed fun. There are more than 20 different varieties of pumpkin available to buy this year – including white ‘ghost’ pumpkins and pink ones too.
There is also a chance to win a free Christmas tree. A spooky special adventure is also taking place on October 23-26 as ‘Doddington Hall’o’ween’ returns with Dark Magic – an evening of scary fun for all ages that will see visitors unravel the mysteries of an ancient hex.
Where: Lincoln Castle
When: October 19 to 27 from 10am to 4pm
Price: Adults £14, seniors £11.50, children £7.50, Family up to 5 £35.50
Meet the unsavoury characters from inside the Victorian Prison this October half term, the vile Victorians will be sure to give you a fright. Hear ghastly ghost stories and tales of witch trials from the Victorian undertakers themselves.
Where: The Engine Shed
When: Friday, November 8 (10pm-3am)
Price: General admission tickets can be purchased here priced at £26.29.
Get ready for infusing carnival, circus, theatre and clubbing when the Festival of the Dead arrives in Lincoln. New for 2019 the festival is ‘The Dark Carnival’, featuring a whole new cast of characters and other worldly creations, acrobats, circus performers, carnival processions through the crowd and more set to a high octane soundtrack.
Where: Tourist Information Centre at Castle Square, Lincoln
When: All year round, every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and bank holidays from 7pm
Price: Adults £5, children under 12 are £3
There’s no need to book, just turn up ten minutes before the start. The Original Lincoln Ghost Walk with traditional stories lasting around an hour.
Where: Rand Farm Park, Rand, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, LN8 5NJ.
When: October 19 to October 27
Price: Adults: From £10.95 | Children 2 or over: From £10.95 | Concessions: From £8.95 | Group of four: From £41.80
Take a tractor ride to the pumpkin patch where every child receives a free pumpkin.
Where: Witham St Hughs Village Hall
When: Thursday, October 31 (6pm-8pm)
A treat for little monsters to jump aboard the dark, spooky bus if they dare. Drop by and have a look at the spooky bus.
Where: Hartsholme Country Park, Skellingthorpe Road
Price: £3.50 per child
Spooking, scary trail starting at the visitor centre at Hartsholme Country Park
Where: The Little Pottery Studio, The Lawns, Union Road
When: October 21-15
Where: Waterside Shopping Centre, Lincoln
When: Friday, October 25 (11am-3pm)
Lincoln Mums has teamed up with partners Waterside Shopping Centre and Lollipops Face Painting and Glitter Bodyart to bring you a spooky face painting session. Jane will be on hand in the downstairs area to give you a Halloween makeover!