Five frighteningly fun ways to spend Halloween in Newcastle

Looking to spend Halloween in Newcastle? Worry no more!

Jude Parkinson
25th October 2021
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The spookiest day of the year is fast approaching. After cancellations of Halloween events last year due to coronavirus regulations, you’ll be glad to hear that Newcastle has lots to offer on this ghoulish celebration. Here’s a round-up of the top five experiences in Newcastle, some that will make your blood run cold!

Pumpkin picking is the perfect way to kick off the Halloween festivities, Brocksbushes farm in Northumberland, which is accessible via car and bus from the city centre, are known for their pumpkin patches. They have a huge array of pumpkins sprawling across several fields on offer to the public, with prices ranging from £1.50 -7 along with a marquee for carving on site free of charge.

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Bongo’s Bingo is back! With a Halloween themed special spanning over three nights with special guest Nadine Coyle from Girls Aloud, held at The Boiler Shop Newcastle, it’s one of the most coveted events of the year. Consisting of five rounds of bingo with unpredictable tabletop dancing throughout all while in fancy dress for Halloween, what’s not to love. But it wouldn’t be bingo without prizes, and at Bongo’s there’s no limit to the imagination of what you could be taking home, past prizes have included giant soft toys, boxes of coco pops, cases of Jäger and monetary prizes too! With tickets from just £17 for 5 hours of madness, it’s a student favourite.

Halloween wouldn't be the same without a classic horror film

For film lovers Halloween wouldn’t be the same without a classic horror film. This year Tyneside Cinema located next to Monument are hosting a Halloween all-nighter including an array cult favourites to enjoy. The movie marathon will also have live entertainment between films as well as a best costume title to be won, with tickets starting from £3.33 per film it’s a great way to experience the spooky weekend.

If you want cocktails that bubble like a cauldron or change colour in front of your eyes head to The Alchemist, a creative cocktail bar with an occult style and an enchanting drinks menu. Inside you’ll find gothic and eerie decorations and seasonal specials on offer. The Alchemist is great if you prefer sipping on unique cocktails over waiting in club queues!

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Finally, Psychopath a chilling immersive horror experience, spread over 700 acres at Lintz Hall Farm, Newcastle. During the event you make your way through dark forests and prop villages while actors dressed as bloody psychopaths scare you senseless. The infamous northeast event has a reputation of delivering a truly terrifying experience ticking every box for what a scream attraction should be. This experience is not for the faint hearted however if you’re wanting a thrill this autumn there’s no event better.

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AUTHOR: Jude Parkinson
Sub-editor for Travel. 2nd year Media, communication and culture student.

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