Fangtastic Halloween events in the North East

Madeleine Raine details the spooktacular Halloween events taking place this month in the North East.

Madeleine Raine
23rd October 2019
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It’s that time of year again. The nights are getting darker, the weather is colder, and the pumpkins are starting to line the windows of houses. This ghoulish season continues to be a highly celebrated occasion across the globe and has become increasingly popular amongst youngsters today. In this article I will be looking at just some of the spooky events that are available to ensure your Halloween is frighteningly tasteful.

If you want a more frightening experience, then Pyscho Path is for you! As the biggest Halloween event in the North of England, it hosts its terrifying activities in County Durham from 11th to 31st October. Situated on abandoned farmland, this haunting experience is sure to raise the hairs on your arms and leave you screaming for more. This experience boasts four attractions: the maze, the forest scream fest, an illusionist and fairground. With live actors and haunting music this attraction is sure to scare even brave-hearted souls.

If this doesn’t sound like you and you’re wanting a more toned down and family friendly experience, then Beamish is the place to be. Join in the fun and step back in time to a ghoulish night of intrigue and scare. Whether it’s with family or friends, this museum recreates a perfectly haunting experience for young and old. Face painting, street dancers and illusionist shows are just some of the many activities that will be held in the 350-acre site.

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Another event sure to chill the hairs on your spine is the screening of the 1973 horror film The Exorcist at the Castle in our very own Toon. Held on 28th October in the main hall of the Castle, this event not only projects a dark story but also allows one to delve into the historic past and all the horror it holds within its walls. Come along, bring your own snacks and be prepared to be chilled.

If none of these events take your fancy but you still want to enjoy the festivities, then Bongo’s Bingo are holding a Halloween special at the Boiler Shop in Newcastle. With guest star Fatman Scoop taking the stage everyone is sure to have a blast. Running from Thursday 31st October to Saturday 2nd October this event has all you need for a night packed with bingo, dancing and much more.

Halloween has certainly begun to soar over the past few years and continues to be a highly celebrated and profitable time of the year. Whether you decide to stay at home and carve pumpkins or participate in one of these spooky activities that the North-East has to offer, your Halloween will always be one to remember.

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AUTHOR: Madeleine Raine
MA History student with a BA in English Literature and History. Lifestyle writer and avid traveller who has recently branched out to also cover news articles. Twitter @RaineMadeleine

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