JC Leisure’s Top UK Halloween Events

We’ve hit the spookiest time of the year with Halloween weekend just round the corner…! So, as a special spine-tingling treat, we’ve scanned the UK for some of the scariest attractions to keep you petrified this season…

#1. Nottingham Ghost Walk

Nottingham Ghost Walk is celebrating it’s 21st Birthday this year which means it’s at it spookiest! Founded in 1993 by psychic medium Jenny Cross, it has become one of the most successful ghost walks in Nottingham. This haunting experience will take you past Nottingham Castle, to a graveyard, ancient sandstone caves and through the Galleries of Justice.

You can experience the Nottingham Ghost Walk all year round, but booking near Halloween is a must! And with time slots still available for this Halloween weekend for only £7 per person, get booking now!

#2. The Making of Harry Potter – Warner Bros. Studio Tour in London

The new Dark Arts feature at the Warner Brothers Studio couldn’t have arrived at a better time. On until 3rd November, you can not only go behind the scenes of the Harry Potter film series, but until Monday you are able to see a section of the feast from Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone in Hogwarts Great Hall, walk beneath the dimmed lights of Diagon Alley and bump into the Death Eaters patrolling the wizarding shopping street.

You can even get up close and personal with Lord Voldemort’s 20-foot snake, Nagini, which sits atop the Malfoy Manner table.

#3 Scare Kingdom Scream Park in Blackburn, Lancashire

Full of fright-filled attractions, the Scare Kingdom Scream Park celebrates it’s sixth season this Halloween. Running until the 8th November and with tickets starting at just £14.50, Scream Park is a must for fearless families, thrill-seeking adrenaline junkies and courageous kids alike!

 #4 Legoland Windsor’s Brick or Treat in London

Up until the 3rd November, Legoland will be running many spook-tacular activities for Brick or Treat! Hunt for the LEGO spiders as you venture through the eerie Forrest of 5,000 Pumpkins and even have a go at building your own LEGO pumpkin to add to the patch and end the trip by showing your best monster mash at the Monster Ball.

A spooky puppet show and daily fancy dress competition will make it a blast for the little. Prices are £41.40 for children and seniors and £46.80 for adults at the door.

#5 Dungeon Lates in London (18+)

The popular Dungeon Lates is an absolute scream at Halloween – so much so that the London Dungeon is offering several more Fridays of after-hour scares this year. Starting on the 7th November, the after hours fun will begin with a gin cocktail, a raid through the dress-up box and an hour of dungeon scares – for £40 a ticket, you will get a fantastically eerie, cocktail-filled experience this Halloween!

Festival 101: The Essentials


Our UK Summer sure has crept up quickly and that of course means only one thing…festivals!

Yes plenty of indoor UK festivals and all-day gigs are cropping up left right and centre but the ones you really have to prepare for are those outdoor-weekenders – after all you could be spending up to 5 days away from home and in a (potentially) muddy field.

If you’re a festival first-timer, you’re going to need a bit of a briefing! Of course, UK festivals are all about fun, but packing up some essential gear can make all the difference between having fun and having a really miserable weekend – it’s your holiday after all!

Most things are available for you to purchase on your travels or when you get to the festival grounds, but there are a few of the essentials that money can’t necessarily buy  – we’ve compiled a list of those all-important valuables or essentials that you can’t leave the house without – so take note festival first-timers!




First things first, you need to get there! It’s best to always have a printed copy of your directions, train times, bus transfers etc just in case there is any trouble with mobile devices and connectivity. The same goes for addresses or postcodes if you have a GPS device complete with a designated driver!
Festival grounds can sometimes be tricky to find too – the festival organisers will usually sign-post the roads nearby to steer you in the right direction. Local landmarks should be included in the website directions, so make sure to hold on to these.




Avoid the nightmare of missing your favourite bands by printing the line-up times or saving a copy to your phone before you go. You can always buy programmes when you get there but just be aware that they’re not a bargain.




Obviously! But it’s so easily done! Don’t forget you tickets!




To avoid hefty charges at the festival cash-points, take some money with you. Limit the number of cards you take, but do take them in case of emergencies – make sure they are kept in a secure place like a festival locker. Keep a bit of your money about your person but avoid taking it all into arenas with you so that if it goes missing or gets stolen, you still have a back-up.




Your house and car keys will need to be put away in festival lockers too. Avoid taking them out with you – you shouldn’t need them much unless you need to make a couple of trips back to the carpark. If you are going to a festival with your house-mates, make sure you take more than one set of keys with you in case of an emergency.




If you plan to buy alcohol on your travels or at the festival, make sure you have the correct ID – a driver’s license or passport. Otherwise you’ll be in for a pretty dry weekend!

These are just the basic essentials for a typical UK festival – it’s always well worth doing a bit of research for your particular festival whether indoor or outdoor, one day or 5! Get prepared to ensure you have the best festival experience possible.