The best Halloween attractions in Shropshire for kids!

Halloween is fast approaching; as you start carving pumpkins, stocking up on treats and dusting off your witches’ wigs, now is the time to start planning a memorable and super spooky family outing this 31 October.

We have found the best, most ghoulish Halloween attractions in Shropshire for kids! Read on... 

Described online as ‘not for the faint-hearted’, this event promises to live up to its name of ‘Spooktacular’. With a huge range of Halloween activities such as apple bobbing, face painting, fire breathing and witchy spells, you can get the family together, put on your best costumes and enjoy 31 October in style.

From 27 October – 4 November, you and the family can explore the Follies on a Halloween Trail, meeting characters who tell stories along the way. It is aimed at under ten year olds and from 1-3pm on Saturdays, Wednesday and Friday of half-term, there will be special feathered guests from the Shropshire Falconry.

It’s hard to beat good old-fashioned pumpkin carving for Halloween. On Monday 29 and Tuesday 30 October, Attingham Park are hosting pumpkin carving events for the whole family. For £5, you can get to carve a pumpkin which has been grown on a local farm into which ever scary design you wish, and it comes complete with an LED tea light candle.

At Apley Farm Shop, the Spookley Pumpkin Festival is again bringing family-friendly Halloween activities with an important anti-bullying message for kids. Among the activities of the event will be fire lighting and creative clay. 

Fancy celebrating Halloween in a spooky prison? If you’re feeling brave enough, this is the ultimate scary event in Shropshire this October. The Shrewsbury Prison Scream Park is open to children aged 12+, and anyone aged 12-16 must be accompanied by an adult. Just a word of warning: the organisers promise on their website that the six nights of events will be ‘immersive, spine tingling, hair raising, horror experiences.’ Yikes.

By Laura Brown