Experience Nottinghamshire SurveyClose

Give us feedback on our website and be entered into a free prize draw to win a Nottinghamshire themed hamper full of foodie delights. Our short survey should take no more than a couple of minutes. Complete Survey.

Only one email address per entry for the Nottinghamshire themed hamper prize draw, the winner will be selected at random. Terms and conditions apply and can be obtained via email from enquiries@experiencenottingham.com.

Shocks in Notts this Halloween

Experience Nottinghamshire’s dark side this Halloween as the county opens the doors to its most haunted buildings and reveals its darkest secrets. If you dare, visit Wollaton Hall and Newstead Abbey after dark for a terrifying Paranormal Ghost Tour, discover Terror Tours at the Galleries of Justice, once named the most haunted building in Britain, and don’t miss the return of horror cinema with Mayhem Horror Festival at Broadway. 

Ghost Tours, Galleries of Justice, Nottingham – 4, 11, 24, 25, 30 October and 1 November 2013

Be guided through haunted corridors of crime and punishment at the Galleries of Justice, once named one of the most haunted buildings in Britain by Fright Nights. But beware, you may experience paranormal shocks, sounds and unexplained sensations.

Time: 6pm

Cost: £9.50 per person

http://www.galleriesofjustice.org.uk/

Terror Tours, Galleries of Justice, Nottingham – 5, 12, 19, 22, 26, 28 and 31 October 2013

Nottinghamshire’s Old Courthouse and County Goal 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. Not for the faint-hearted!

Time: 6pm

Cost: £9.50 per person

http://www.galleriesofjustice.org.uk/

On Trial with the Nottingham Witch Finder, Galleries of Justice, Nottingham – 19 – 31 October 2013

Based on a fascinating true story about Nottingham’s local Witch Finder, take part in this new and exciting actor led tour and explore Nottinghamshire’s Old County Gaol. 

Time: Every half an hour, 10:30am – 4pm

Cost: Adult £9.50; Children and concessions £7.50; Family ticket £25.50

http://www.galleriesofjustice.org.uk/heritage-horrors-halloween-half-term-19th-31st-october/

Grisly Gore Tour, City of Caves, Nottingham – 19 – 31 October 2013

Discover a hidden world beneath your feet this Halloween half term within Nottingham’s oldest cave system.  Experience the new ‘Grisly Gore Tour’ with guides on hand to answer any questions.  This is a perfect and fascinating day out for all ages!

Time: Every 20 minutes, 10:30am – 4pm

Cost: Adults £9.50; Children and concessions £7.50; Family ticket £25.50

http://www.cityofcaves.com/

Halloween Havoc, D.H. Lawrence Heritage Centre, Eastwood, Nottinghamshire – 24 October 2013

Spine-chilling storytelling, ghoulish games and a terrifying trail around the exhibition area with the chance to win a small treat make for a great Halloween event. The RSPB will also have a wildlife information stand with a craft activity for children to complete. Children are encouraged to attend in fancy dress and all children must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

Time: 11am – 3pm

Cost: £3.00 per child plus free admission for accompanied adult or £1 for additional adults.

www.dhlawrenceheritage.org

Haunted Events Ghost Hunt, Nottingham – 26 October 2013 at Newstead Abbey, 31 October 2013 at Wollaton Hall

Feeling brave? Wander around some of Nottingham’s oldest and most haunted buildings on a quest for paranormal activity with the Haunted Events UK team. It will truly be a night to remember!

Newstead Abbey: Time 7pm – 10:30pm; Cost £34.99

Wollaton Hall: Time 7pm – 12:30am; Cost £49.95

www.hauntedeventsuk.com

Spooky Sprint Nottingham, National Water Sports Centre, Nottingham – 26 October 2013

Choose your distance and take on the Halloween run through 270 acres of Country Park at the National Water Sports Centre to raise money for people affected by Parkinson’s. The kid’s fun run is ideal for the whole family so come along for a ghoulishly good time!

Time: 6pm (5pm for kid’s fun run)

Cost: 10K £20 (£18 for UKA runners), 5K £15 and kid’s fun run £4.

http://www.parkinsons.org.uk/content/spooky-sprint-nottingham

Spooky Stories, The Workhouse, Southwell, Nottinghamshire – 31 October 2013

Experience an evening of storytelling in the atmospheric setting of The Workhouse. Stories will be told in different locations around the building including the very creepy ‘Dead room’ where bodies were left prior to burial by their parish.

Time: 6pm – 8pm

Cost: Adults £6; Children £3.50

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/workhouse-southwell/

Halloween Ghost Walk, Nottingham – 31 October 2013

The Ghost Walk is one of Nottingham’s most popular experiences, so join in on the scariest day on 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. Rich and poor, noble and treacherous, young and old, the stories of Nottingham’s ghosts all await you.

Time: Various times, booking essential

Cost: £6 per person

http://www.ghost-walks.co.uk/

Ghost Story Walk, Sherwood Forest, Nottinghamshire – 31 October 2013

Be chilled to your bones as you listen to eerie tales on this walk through the dark, still forest. Not for those of a nervous disposition or children under 7.

Time: 7pm

Cost: £5

www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/whatson

Mayhem Festival, Broadway Cinema, Nottingham – 31 October – 3 November 2013

From all-time horror classics to new hair-raising releases, Mayhem Horror Festival celebrates the best of the horror genre. With advance screenings, special events and interactive sessions, Mayhem is much more than just a film festival and focuses on the experience and culture of the horror genre.

Cost: Early bird full festival pass £50, see website for full ticket pricing details.

http://www.broadway.org.uk/

Posted on 30 August 2013

Comments (0)

Post a comment

Our monthly pick

Nottingham We Dig The Castle

We Dig The Castle: Unearthing Nottingham’s Archaeological Secrets Part Two

This blog is the second instalment of a two part blog. To read part one click here. Back in July I visited Nottingham Castle to find out more about the annual archaeological excavation ‘We Dig The Castle’. A partnership project between Trent & Peak Archaeology, Nottingham City Council and Historic England, this excellent scheme invites volunteers…

Your favourite places

Featured authors

  • Sarah Louise

    A very lucky marketeer in her dream job. Passionate about all things Nottinghamshire and firmly believes if you work really hard and are kind, amazing things will happen!

  • Kinga

    Addicted to music and learning languages. Loves reading, gardening, travelling and everything new media related.

  • Alistair

    Originally from Preston – but now calling Nottingham home – Alistair’s a St Helens rugby league fan who loves travel and music.

  • Natalie

    Proud to represent the county I grew up in. Travel loving devoted mum of two who carries a torch for the city’s unsung hero, Captain Albert Ball VC.

  • Sophie

    Writer and amateur local historian with an affection for English eccentrics. Returned to Nottingham in 2013, only to fall in love with the creative and cultural goings of the city.

Have a go...

unesco city of literature nottingham

Speak In Nottingham To Me – A Beginner’s Guide To Nottingham’s Dialect

Language is certainly one of our best creations. Without it, it would be difficult for us to coexist, establish communities and share feelings. Language makes it all easier and helps us work together and understand one another. Throughout history people always felt the need to find one universal language for all. Several attempts were made to popularise different languages…