Search

5 Halloween experiences in Norfolk to book this year

PUBLISHED: 13:55 14 September 2020 | UPDATED: 13:26 29 September 2020

These are some of the Halloween experiences you can book in Norfolk Picture: vadimguzhva/Getty Images/iStockphoto

These are some of the Halloween experiences you can book in Norfolk Picture: vadimguzhva/Getty Images/iStockphoto

Archant

From mazes inspired by horror films to Fairground Frights at a popular theme park, there are plenty of Halloween events to visit in Norfolk while social distancing.

Nightmares in Norfolk launches this Halloween with four horror mazes Picture: Getty Images/iStockphotoNightmares in Norfolk launches this Halloween with four horror mazes Picture: Getty Images/iStockphoto

1. What: Nightmares in Norfolk

Where: 75 Station Road North, Walpole Cross Keys, King’s Lynn, PE34 4HB

When: October 29 to 31, slots from 7pm

Cost: £6.50pp to £9.50pp, nightmareinnorfolk.com

Nightmares in Norfolk will take place in Walpole Cross Keys, near King’s Lynn, off the A17 and the organisers have agreed with a local farmer to use his land.

There will be four mazes, which are suitable for over-13s, and they will feature live actors and take inspiration from horror films such as Friday the 13th, Halloween and Texas Chainsaw Massacre.

There will be coronavirus safety measures in place including hand sanitiser, staff wearing face masks and groups book a 15-minute arrival time slot with a socially distanced queue when they arrive.

Halloween Spooktacular returns to The Hippodrome Circus Picture: Hippodrome CircusHalloween Spooktacular returns to The Hippodrome Circus Picture: Hippodrome Circus

2. What: Halloween Spooktacular

Where: Hippodrome Circus, St George’s Road, Great Yarmouth, NR30 2EU

When: October 22 to November 1, various times

Cost: book by phone only on 01493 738877 (box office open daily 10am to 7pm), full details at hippodromecircus.co.uk/halloween-spooktacular

Comedy double act Jack Jay and Johnny Mac are back with a brand new show for 2020 and they will be joined by a cast of amazing acts, with more details to be revealed soon.

When the Yarmouth Hippodrome reopened in August for its Summer Spectacular, audience members had to wear masks and there was also reduced capacity and running time, with no interval, to prevent crowding.

This is likely to be the same for the Halloween show and you need to call to book due to social distancing of the seats.

Pleasurewood Chills returns this Halloween Picture: Pleasurewood HillsPleasurewood Chills returns this Halloween Picture: Pleasurewood Hills

3. What: Fairground Frights

Where: Great Yarmouth Pleasure Beach, South Beach Parade, NR30 3EH

When: October 28 to 31, 5pm to 8pm

Cost: £17, pleasure-beach.co.uk

The theme park will open late in the run up to Halloween, where visitors can enjoy mysterious moments and creepy experiences during four special evenings called Fairground Frights.

All the rides and attractions will be open and there will be spooky characters roaming the park, scary light projections on the rollercoaster, a host of photo opportunities and all sorts of Halloween fun.

Everyone coming along is also being encouraged to dress up as ghosts, ghouls or someone sinister with prizes available for the best spooky outfits.

The Monster Club is set to entertain families this October half-term Picture: Sam MarkwellThe Monster Club is set to entertain families this October half-term Picture: Sam Markwell

4. What: Pleasurewood Chills

Where: Pleasurewood Hills, Leisure Way, Lowestoft, NR32 5DZ

When: October 24 to November 1, 10am to 5pm

Cost: From £16.50, pre-booking essential, pleasurewoodhills.com

Just across the border, Pleasurewood Hills theme park will have Halloween-themed surprises that will make you scream at more than just the rides.

There are over 30 rides, shows and attractions to enjoy and there will also be spooky fun for all the family, with activities to be announced nearer the time.

5. What: The Monster Club Show/Halloween Cinema Club

Where: Wensum Valley Golf Club, Beech Avenue, Taverham, NR8 6HP

When: Both October 24 to 31

Cost: Both from £6, buytickets.at/themonsterclub OR buytickets.at/thehauntedcinemaclub

The Monster Club Show is a family Halloween show, suitable for over-threes, and is a combination of live music, circus, pantomime and dance performed in the ‘MaryBelle Big Top’ used for Interlude in Chapelfield Gardens in Norwich this summer.

This will run alongside the Haunted Cinema Club, also taking place inside the tent, which gives people the opportunity to watch their favourite scary films with their family and friends in groups of up to six, with choices including The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Hotel Transylvania and Ghostbusters.


If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the Great Yarmouth Mercury. Click the link in the orange box above for details.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Latest from the Great Yarmouth Mercury