Halloween days out in the Broads

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Toffee apples, crispy leaves, full moons and black cats… it’s that time of year when a broomstick is more than a broom stick and suddenly pumpkin soup has never been so appealing. If you’re looking for some family fun this Halloween then the Broads National Park is the place to be. There is everything on offer from spooky steam trains, frightening fungi, and even a trail of the ghosts of the Broads, be afraid, be very afraid….

Creatures of the Night

A magical opportunity awaits you to discover Hickling Broad at the dead of night. During this nocturnal nature trail you’ll be looking for the creatures which go bump in night. From bats to owls, from moths to moonlight and everything in between get ready to wrap up warm and keep your wits about you…

Where: Hickling Broad

When: 23 October

Fungi Foray

fly agaric toadstools
The deadly fly agaric mushroom

Nothing says Halloween quite like fungi. From the frilly golden deceiver to the broad and meaty death-cap, buff up on your toadstool knowledge at Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden. Get there before the witches pick them all!

Where: Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden

When: 27 October

The Glorious Glowing Lantern Parade

BeWILDerwood lights up the woods at dusk with a dazzling array of lanterns. Expect all the usual fun of this quirky day out but with plenty of spooky extras such as face painting and lantern making.

Where: BeWILDerwood

When: 13 – 31 October

Foolhardy Circus

halloween pumpkin
Enjoy the mysterious delights of the Foolhardy Circus at Fairhaven

If you go down to the woods today you’ll be sure of a big surprise… A fairytale circus performance paired with food, drink and live music will be enthralling visitors at Fairhaven Woodland and Water Gardens. So get ready to marvel at the magnificence of the Foolhardy Circus!

Where: Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden

When: 31 October

The Spooky Express

This October half term there is a lamentable locomotive awaiting you… All aboard the Spooky Express! Do you have the courage to look for the eerie items and complete the Halloween quiz? There is only one way to find out…

Where: Bure Valley Railway

When: 20-28 October

Halloween at the Museum of the Broads

museum of the broads halloween trail
Are you brave enough to take on the Museum of the Broads Hallowe'en trail?

The Broads are full of ghosts! Nobody knows this better than the Museum of the Broads who have put together a Halloween trail where you can learn all about them… If you dare! There are creepy prizes to be won and all sorts of activities but keep your wits about you in case you come across the Wroxham Witch!

Where: Stalham

When: 17 – 31 October