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In Notts We Love to cast a spell on you!

This Halloween, Nottinghamshire invites you to experience its dark side as the county opens the doors to its most haunted buildings and reveals its darkest secrets.

If you dare, visit Wollaton Hall, Nottingham Castle, Sherwood Forest and Newstead Abbey after dark for a terrifying Ghost Hunt, explore Nottingham’s old courthouse and gaol, once named one of the most haunted buildings in Britain by Fright Nights, and don’t miss the return of the Mayhem Film Festival at Broadway. www.experiencenottinghamshire.com/whats-on

Halloween Freaky Fortnight
18 October – 2 November 2014: Galleries of Justice Museum
This Halloween, learn the truth behind the ‘orrible hangings that once took place on the very steps of the Galleries of Justice Museum and explore the past as it is brought to life before your eyes. You will be taken on a journey five floors underground to explore original Victorian courtrooms, prison cells, caves and dungeons. www.galleriesofjustice.org.uk
Price: Adults £9.95; Children/concessions £7.95; Family of four £27.50 

Terror Tours
18 & 25 October and 1 November 2014: Galleries of Justice Museum

Nottinghamshire’s Old Courthouse and County Gaol reveals the darkest, deepest areas of the haunted building for these special tours. Explore the Sheriff’s dungeon and experience the sights, smells and sounds of the prison cells and caves where poor souls were incarcerated before transportation or execution. These tours will instil fear and make visitors recoil in terror. www.galleriesofjustice.org.uk
Price: £9.95 per person – or upgrade your ticket to just £12.75 to include a pre-tour drink

Ghost Hunts
24 October 2014: Sherwood Forest
25 October 2014: Nottingham Castle
31 October 2014: Newstead Abbey
1 November 2014: Wollaton Hall

Feeling brave? Wander around some of Nottingham’s oldest and most haunted attractions on a quest for paranormal activity. It will truly be a night to remember! http://hauntedeventsuk.com
Price: Sherwood Forest, Nottingham Castle and Wollaton Hall £39; Newstead Abbey £49

Mayhem Film Festival
25 October – 3 November 2014: Broadway

From new hair-raising releases to cult classics and wonderful sci-fi, Mayhem Film Festival celebrates the best of genre cinema. To mark its tenth edition, Mayhem Film Festival is presenting 10 days of activities, offering two brand new programmes dedicated to horror, cult cinema and sci-fi on screen. www.broadway.org.uk/mayhem
Price: Early bird full festival passes are available now at £55

The Original Nottingham Ghost Walk
25 & 31 October and 1 November 2014: Starts at Ye Olde Salutation Inn

The Ghost Walk is one of Nottingham’s most popular experiences, so join in around the scariest day of the year as ghostly secrets are revealed of the ancient city of Nottingham. In the shadows of the Castle, in a graveyard and underground in ancient sandstone caves, be fascinated by haunted tales. Please check website for times. www.ghost-walks.co.uk 
Price: 25 October £6 (just turn up); 31 October & 1 November £7 (booking is essential)

Palace of Curiosities: A Victorian Side Show
29 October 2014, 11am – 3pm: D.H. Lawrence Heritage
Join the team at D.H Lawrence Heritage this Halloween as they welcome the astounding Palace of Curiosities with all the atmosphere, wonderment and family fun of a Victorian travelling Fairground curiosity sideshow. The Palace of Curiosities will be bringing along their collection of curious objects that will amaze and astound young visitors in this unique show, where seeing is truly believing. www.nottingham.ac.uk/dhlheritage
Price: £3.50

Fright Post Farm
31 October & 1 November 2014: White Post Farm

This Halloween there will be lots of eerie family fun at White Post Farm, with a family friendly Eerie Evening on Friday 31 October and then and Extreme Eerie Evening on Saturday 1 November. This event is only recommended for children 12 years and over. Children under 16 won’t be admitted without an adult. http://whitepostfarm.co.uk
Price: 31 October £9 per person; 1 November £13 per person (booking is essential)

Spooky Tales
31 October 2014: The Workhouse

Experience an evening of storytelling in the atmospheric setting of The Workhouse. This 19th century workhouse is the most complete of its kind in existence and rich in the history of the many paupers who lived and worked here. Also, on Wednesday 29 October, get creative at the Workhouse’s spooky family fun day; Rats, Bats & Cats Craft Day.  www.nationaltrust.org.uk/workhouse-southwell  
Price: Normal admission applies

Halloween Masked Ball
31 October 2014: Clumber Park Hotel & Spa

Fancy a spooky and glamorous night out with friends? With ghoulish cocktails on arrival and an autumnal themed menu to delight your taste buds, then dance the night away with amazing live music. www.clumberparkhotel.com
Price: £45 per person (booking essential)

Posted on 02 September 2014

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