Halloween & Bonfire Night Events in the Lake District
4 October 2019
With Autumn in full flow and the leaves turning brown, it’s a great time for a stay at one of our parks here in the Lake District, which means that Halloween and Bonfire Night are just around the corner!
Here are some of the best events taking place in the area throughout the Halloween and Bonfire Night period.
Where better to spend Halloween in the Lakes than at one of the country’s most haunted castles?
Muncaster has a full week of spooky events and activities taking place at the end of October, including the Muncaster Monster Cabaret, Ghostly Grotto, Scary Maze, Potion making and more.
There are also special Halloween-themed tours of the castle where you can learn more about its haunted past, as well as a Twilight Owls display where you’ll see the castle’s owls take flight after dark.
The World of Beatrix Potter is one of the area’s most popular tourist attractions and on Halloween, kids go free if they turn up in their best Halloween fancy dress!
There’ll also be a selection of trick or treat sweets, Halloween-based crafts and face painting to enjoy at the attraction too.
For a truly spooky experience, how about spending the night in a Lake District cave? WildFire Expeditions take visitors on a variety of wild camping adventures in the Lakes and are arranging a special Halloween themed expedition where you’ll head up into the hills to find your home for the night, with Halloween snacks and decorations, all with a guide of course!
If you’re up for getting out of your comfort zone and doing something genuinely scary this Halloween, this might be for you!
The Ravenglass haunted train ride is back for 2019 and scarier than ever as you try to make your way back to Eskdale in the darkness, with various spooky surprises along the way.
As well as the ghost train itself, there’ll also be activities at Dalegarth such as face painting and spooky arts and crafts
Taking place on both Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd of November, the firework’s display at Lowther Castle is one of the best in the county, with the imposing ruins of the castle making the perfect backdrop for the display.
The event will feature fireworks throughout the castle’s gardens, as well as a showstopping pyrotechnic routine of explosions to cap it all off.
For something a bit different to the usual display and bonfire, the annual Guy Fawkes party at the Beech Hill Hotel and Spa is a more grown-up take on Bonfire Night.
You can enjoy a glass of mulled cider as you enjoy the fire performers on the hotel’s terrace, before tucking into a gourmet three-course meal with a bonfire twist in Burlington’s Restaurant, with a final fireworks display back out on the terrace.
Hayes Garden World are again hosting a fireworks and late night shopping event at their garden centre in Ambleside, with a professional fireworks display and tasty food menu to warm you up, including lamb hot pot, bratwurst and onions and much more.
The centre’s famous World of Christmas display will also be open, with its colour-coordinated collection of baubles, lights, garlands and more and 10% off all Christmas products to help you get your Christmas shopping sorted nice and early.
These are just some of the events taking place in the region over Halloween and Bonfire Night this year, but be sure to check back closer to the time to see what else is going on.