It’s time to celebrate Halloween in style with an epic activity your whole group will love! Imagine entering the set of a horror movie but you can’t hide behind your pillow this time! With your friends, family or even workmates by your side, it’s time to show everyone what you’re made of. Don’t worry, if you’re easily scared and your idea of Halloween is more like watching Hocus Pocus and carving pumpkins; you won’t be left out. For a paranormal party you’ll never forget, you’ve come to the right place. Our website is bursting at the seams with top Halloween ideas for adults.
Top 15 Halloween Activities for Adults
Check out our list of the UK’s best Halloween activities and attractions for adults that’ll scare the living daylights out of you. You’ve been warned!
Head to AIM Escape Rooms in London’s East End for this totally terrifying experience. Feel your hearts thumping as the door of this immersive horror escape game slams shut. Inside the room, you’ll see a crematorium, blood-stained walls and gore-covered instruments of torture. And you’re pretty sure there’s someone or something lurking in the shadows! Every nerve-shredded minute is counted down on the clock and you’ll only have 60 of them to make your escape. The only way to do this is by solving brainteasers and puzzles within the time limit. Try to keep your cool and work together to crack the codes if you want to get out of this escape room with your lives!
Darkness falls across the land. The midnight hour is close at hand. Creatures crawl in search of blood to terrorize your neighbourhood! Can you imagine a Halloween night out without hearing this song? Up your dancefloor game and learn the iconic moves to Thriller, bound to help you release your inner zombie. This fun session is led by a professional dance tutor who’ll teach you the easy to pick up steps that’ll then be incorporated into this famous routine that you’ll perform as a gruesome group at the end. So, don that fancy dress and get those arms up in the air ‘cause this is thriller, thriller night!
This horror escape room has been described as The Crystal Maze meets The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, so you know you’re in for a terrifying treat! Your group will be kidnapped by a sadistic serial killer who’ll trap you in a 19th century prison cell in the depths of Bristol’s Old Crown Courts. You need to work as a team and try to keep calm under pressure to figure out how to free yourselves. It’s very dark in the cell with plenty of jumps, scares and tense moments that’ll make this experience a really memorable one. With just one hour on the ticking clock, will you be able to solve the puzzles and escape before the killer returns?
Enter a world of wizards and witches at The Cauldron in Edinburgh or London where you’re going to learn how to make quirky drinks in an enchanted realm. With tuition from a professional and friendly bartender, you’ll use molecular mixology to mix different drinkable elixirs and ingredients. Don your robe and get to work! Watch in awe as your cocktails change colour, smoke and bubble before your eyes! These cocktails don’t just look amazing but also taste delicious. You’ll make three of these drinks each and drink everything you make. Making them is fun but we think taste testing is the best part!
There’s been a grisly murder and it’s down to you to catch the killer! Immerse yourselves in an alternate world, full of murder and intrigue, and even take on a different persona as you work together to solve clues and avoid red herrings in order to discover whodunnit. It’s like being plonked right in the middle of a real life Cluedo game! Professional actors bring your murder mystery experience to life, playing characters who’ll help or hinder your investigation. You’ll be assigned a role that could be a murder victim, murderer, accomplice or innocent bystander. Do you have what it takes to hide your guilt or make sure that justice is done?
6. Ghost Tours
Do you believe in ghosts? Or maybe you need a bit more convincing. Either way, come and try a spooky ghost tour where you’ll explore a haunted city, discovering all sorts of ghostly goings on. You’ll have your very own tour guide to show you around as they share terrifying tales and spine-tingling stories. Visit a range of haunted locations and hear about who died there and how and if they’re still hanging around. You never know what you might see! This is a theatrical and fun experience so whether you believe in ghosts or not, you’re guaranteed a great time.
Do you watch Netflix’s hit show Squid Game on the edge of your seat? So did we! Recreate the horror and intrigue of the TV show with this Squid Game challenge. Take part in nail-biting events and games, inspired by the show, such as Red Light, Green Light, the honeycomb candy game and a tug of war. It’s like stepping into the TV show, except you’ll be safe, we promise. Players will be eliminated with a water pistol if they lose the game or break the rules so you better behave! Come dressed up in the iconic green tracksuits and get competitive with your mates.
This isn’t any old afternoon tea; it’s wizard themed and totally interactive. That’s right, you’re going to make your very own tea. Pick up your very own magic wand and get ready to cast spells at your workstation where you’ll open your puzzle chest containing your ingredient and your tea stand. Get hands on as you create two different interactive teas with guidance from a friendly staff member. Prepare yourself to experiment with molecular gastronomy and the science of tea brewing. You’ll drink your tea once it’s made, accompanied by sandwiches, cakes and scones. Yummy! By the end of this fun-packed session, you’ll be a total wizard at tea brewing.
Are you ready for a truly unsettling horror escape game? This nerve-wracking and gory challenge is inspired by the hit SAW movie franchise and sees you and your friends will wake up in a dingy, creepy basement. But where are you and who put you there? You’ll have just one hour to solve puzzles, hunt for clues and crack codes before the killer comes back and puts an end to all of you. They’ll show you no mercy so you’ll need to be quick and work as a team if you want to escape. Expect nail-biting tension and atmospheric lighting as you try to outsmart the killer. Will you be able to keep your cool?
It’s time to put on your black eyeliner and black clothing and channel your inner emo. They’ve been hidden away too long! Embrace teenage nostalgia with this emo bottomless brunch that spoils you rotten with food, drink and a non-stop emo soundtrack featuring the likes of My Chemical Romance, Fall Out Boy, Linkin Park Green Day, Panic! At the Disco, Blink 182, Sum 41, Paramore and many more. You’ll tuck into a brunch dish of your choice, accompanied by totally free-flowing booze. That’s as many glasses of cocktail as you like! This fun-packed bottomless brunch is available in loads of UK cities so there’s bound to be one near you.
11. Zombie Bootcamp
Fans of The Walking Dead will love this immersive three-hour experience that transports you to an abandoned research facility in a post-apocalyptic world. Your group are the only survivors…or are you? You soon see that hordes of flesh-hungry zombies are coming your way! Don’t worry, military-trained instructors will show you how to survive, teaching you how to fight your enemies up close and personal at this Zombie Bootcamp in Birmingham. You’re going to need nerves of steel as you come face to face with the undead! Aim your realistic imitation firearms and shoot at their heads or torsos to kill them. If you miss them or hit their limbs, they’ll just keep coming for you!
It’s no surprise that this annual extravaganza has repeatedly won the title of the UK’s no.1 Halloween attraction. Tulleys Shocktober Fest takes place in Crawley (West Sussex) and takes pleasure in terrifying visitors year after year with a massive range of scary Halloween activities and attractions. Each experience is a walk or ride, featuring talented actors who’ll take you through an immersive, nail-biting adventure with special effects, animatronics and loads of jumps that’ll scare the pants off you! Attractions include Twisted Clowns, The Chop Shop Garage, The Wreckening, The Village Coven of 13 and more. You can also expect street theatre acts, rides, games, live music and fireworks.
Warwick Castle comes alive every October-November with fearsome Halloween activities. Dead of the Knight is a terrifying scare maze that sees an army of the dead rise and travel through the depths of the castle. You can even join the crew of the Paranormal Encounters TV show as their record a special episode about the ghosts that haunt this historic landmark. Are you brave enough to enter the Castle Dungeon? Watch as Warwick Castle’s gruesome and blood-soaked history is brought to life with live actors and special effects. There are also loads of family-friendly Halloween activities including ghost hunts and a birds of prey display plus other entertainment and games.
14. Terror Mountain
Head to this Victorian silver mine in Aberystwyth to experience five petrifying, live action, horror attractions including The Watchers, Retribution, Summoning, The Unknown and Relic. Realistic actors bring your nightmares to life, making you jump and scream as they take on a range of guises from demons to flesh-eating monsters. We hear they’re dying to meet you! As well as horror movie-worthy sets, you can also expect Halloween-themed live entertainment plus food and drink stalls, making it a great day out. If all that sounds good, come and show us that you’ve got what it takes to brave Terror Mountain.
This theatrical ghost and history tour lasts around 90 minutes and takes you around Liverpool’s most famous locations, revealing mysteries and fascinating facts. Your dedicated Spirit Guide will chill you to the bone with theatrical performances combined with creepy findings as you walk around the city. You’ll visit the Cathedral, St James’ Gardens, the site of old plague pits, the city’s oldest morgue (accessed through a terrifying trapdoor!) and Liverpool Castle’s dank dungeons as well as taking a spooky stroll down the most haunted street in Northwest England. Halloween activities like this are a great way to get the scares in whilst learning about the city’s medieval past.
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There you have it, our rundown of the UK’s 15 best Halloween activities and attractions. Whatever you get up to for All Hallows' Eve, we hope you have a spooktacular time.