Halloween 2022: What's happening in and around Warwick, Leamington and Kenilworth

Here’s a few events taking place in our area

Here are a few of the Halloween events taking place in our area - if you want your event featured on here, please email the details to [email protected]

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WARWICK CASTLE

Halloween events are taking place across the Warwick district. Photos supplied

~ The Haunted Castle - runs until October 31

The site has once more turned into The Haunted Castle.

The Haunted Hollows returns with spooks and surprises waiting at every turn, whilst budding sorcerers can cast spells and cause mischief in the castle grounds in the Scare Schools.

The Dead Centre Stage will host shows and games with its crew of failed Victorian circus performers.

Visitors can also learn about the demise of Warwick’s ghosts in the ‘Foolish Ghosts’ walkthrough adventure and help solve a mystery in the Upscares and Downscares maze.

~ Castle After Dark – from 6pm from October 28 to 31

There will be three scare attractions on offer throughout the castle and grounds.

New for 2022, The Crest leads visitors through rooms, as they discover the Countess of Warwick’s connections to the occult and are invited to join a secret society.

The popular Hunted maze also returns.

There’s also the gruesome history of the Castle waiting in The Castle Dungeon and The Haunted Hollows and Dead Centre Stage.

ST JOHN’S HOUSE, WARWICK

~ St John’s Haunted House, October 27 to October 30

Visitors can explore rooms at St John's House, and hear the story of the Knights Templar hospital on site in the Medieval era. Children can also make bouncy eyeballs and a lantern to take home and they can also make potions and more.

It costs £14 for children, £8 adults, and those aged two and under can enter for free. Spaces are limited.

~ Gin Cocktails and Ghost Tour, October 28

Visitors will be able to take part in real experiments with ‘Ghost Hunters Haunted Happenings’ and enjoy some cocktails from The Warwickshire Gin Company.

The evening includes a tour of St John’s House to hear the history of the building and all the people who have lived here. Then they will join guides and paranormal experts who will show what to look for and how to read the signs of unusual activity.

Tickets cost £25 per person. Tickets are limited.

FARM ANIMAL RESCUE SANCTUARY, WOLVERTON

Farm Animal Rescue Sanctuary (FARS) in Wolverton is home to some 450 farm animals from pigs to sheep.

And from 11am to 4.30pm on Saturday (October 29) and Sunday (October 30) it will be holding an open day where visitors can meet the animals, shop stalls and buy refreshments.

Fancy dress is being encouraged and all of those who dress up receive a goody bag.

Tickets cost £5 each (£3 for under 12’s) and can be booked online or bought on the door.

Small dogs which can be carried are welcome but the sanctuary asks for no big dogs to be brought to the event.

For more information or to book tickets go to: www.farmanimalrescuesanctuary.co.uk

LEAMINGTON PUMPKIN PATH

Families have the chance to win more than £1,000 worth of prizes in a Halloween-themed event in Leamington town centre.

The Pumpkin Path, organised by BID Leamington, has two trails where families can search for clues that appear on little orange pumpkins in 66 of Leamington town centre’s shops windows from Saturday October 22 to Monday October 31.

The clues will reveal the place to find the Scary Post Box where pumpkin hunters should post their entry form for a chance to win some fabulous prizes in the prize draw.

Everyone who collects all the clues will be entered into the grand prize draw to win £200 of treats for the family.

The Scary Post Box closes at 5pm on Monday, October 31, with people still able to post their entry forms to BID in Park Street before Wednesday, November 2.

The form can be downloaded via the Royal Leamington Spa website or pick up a copy from the Royal Priors Shopping Centre or Visitor Information Centre .

As well as the Pumpkin Path, the Royal Priors Shopping Centre has set up a ‘spooky selfie station’ in the Lower Mall until October 30,

There will be a giant spider, inflatable pumpkins and spooky stilt walkers in Regent Court on Saturday, October 29 and Sunday, October 30 and a face painter and scary stilt walker at the Sunday Market on Parade between 11am and 3pm at on October 30.

KENILWORTH CASTLE

~ Halloween half term – runs until October 30

Families will be able to follow Dennis, Gnasher and friends to solve creepy clues on a quest around the castle grounds. There will also be a monster hunting academy. To book go to: https://www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/whats-on/kenilworth-halloween-22-30-oct-2022/

~ Ghost tours – runs until October 31

Visitors can join storytellers as they guide them on a journey through the past with tales of ghosts, supernatural sightings and horrors from history.

The outdoor early evening tour lasts around 45 minutes. Visitors are asked to wear suitable clothes and shoes.

The tours are suitable for those aged 16 and over.

RYTON POOLS COUNTRY PARK

Saturday October 29 sees the return of ‘Old Warty’s Halloween Family Fun Night’ at Ryton Pools Country Park, appearing for the first time since 2019.

At this event, children will meet ‘Old Warty’ the witch and her friends for frights and activities, as well as a train ride.

Pre-booking is essential, and tickets are limited. For more information or to book tickets click here.