Halloween Activities Around Abingdon 2015
7th October 2015
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Pumpkin Night
The Bear and Ragged Staff in Cumnor.
Friday 30th October 

Festivities are scheduled as per the list below, though being pumpkin night and the amounts of beverage consumed, there has to be a bit of give and take on the timings. There will be an outdoor real ale bar.

18:00 Childrens Magician
19:00 Childrens Fancy Dress Parade
19:30 Pumpkin Competition
20:00 Storm Fireworks
20:15 Armaleggon Morris Dancers
21:00 Presentations, Raffle & Auction
22:00 Election Of Mayor & Inauguration of Mayor

Full details here

Elvis Tribute Night and Dinner
The Cockadoo Chinese Restaurant
Friday 30th October 

Darren is a London based singer/songwriter and started in the tribute scene in 1991 after appearing on, and winning, his heat in Granada Television's 'Stars In Their Eyes' as Simply Reds Mick Hucknall.

Accompanied by a truly outstanding Chinese meal (excellent vegetarian option)  this is really a night to remember.

£36.00 per person (min 2 people) including a set menu.

Full details here

Friday 01 October - Sunday 31 October
Ghost Fest at Oxford Castle Unlocked
Now in its third year, Oxford Castle Ghost Fest is bigger and better than ever before! England’s premier ghost festival returns to Oxford Castle-Unlocked, thought to be one of the most haunted buildings in the country. With the help of Fright Nights, the UK’s leading ghost hunting specialists, Ghost Fest sets out to uncover the dark secrets that lie within the grounds of Oxford Castle including a Halloween special of ‘In Extremis’ - an amazing ghost hunting experiment. Are you brave enough to join us?
Official website

Witches and Wizards Halloween Trail
02 - 29 October
Wander through the museum looking for wicked witches and wonderful wizards.

Museum of Oxford

Saturday 23 October - Sunday 31 October
October Half Term - Halloween Entertainment at Blenheim Palace

There are ghostly goings-on at Blenheim Palace this Halloween for families to enjoy over the Half-Term week. 
Blenheim Palace, Wooodstock
Blenheim Palace official website

Saturday 23 October - Sunday 31 October
Halloween Half Term -The Maze of Bones
There are skeletons rattling and spooky story-telling this Halloween at Blenheim Palace! Funny bones’ our resident spooky skeleton has lost his body parts in ‘The Maze of Bones’! Can you find them rattling around the world’s largest symbolic hedge Maze this Autumn Half Term? Are you brave enough to meet our resident story teller Bill Spectre and Colin – The Crow-in-the-Know at weekends? From 23rd – 31st October the Marlborough Maze, situated at the Pleasure Gardens, will be transformed into a ‘Maze of Bones’, with a challenge to find all 10 body parts that make up our spooky skeleton. A spooky miniature train ride from the Palace brings you to the Pleasure Gardens where an additional spooky hunt called ‘All things Halloween’ will also be available. Come along and try one or both hunts if you dare! You can have a go at Pumpkin ‘Jack-O-Lantern’ making in the Garden Café by purchasing your own pumpkin to gouge out and create a spooky design to take home with you. Spooky face painting available, or why not petrify your closest friends or family by decorating your own piece of scary pottery with ‘Pottering About’ from 11am – 4pm. Additional charge applies for pottery and pumpkin activities.
10:30 to 16:30

Saturday 23 October - Sunday 31 October
Half – Term Frightful Family Fun

10.00am – 4.00pm. Throughout Halloween Week, young explorers can take part in pumpkin trails and search for chilling clues hidden by the wicked witch to win a spooky prize. Join our Halloween arts and crafts in the Prison Gallery; and hear spine-tingling tales from the Oxford Castle gruesome ghouls. FREE with Castle admission. Activities only £4.00 per child/adult 
Oxford Castle Unlocked

Saturday 23 October - Sunday 31 October
The Great Pumpkin Hunt!

Give the kids an exciting challenge by taking part in the Great Pumpkin Hunt. Throughout half term week join the race to find 10 pumpkins hidden in our beautiful gardens – and at other locations around the estate – to win a special, seasonal, edible prize! Children must be accompanied by a paying adult but there’s no need to book – just turn up and enjoy
Waterperry Gardens

Saturday 23 October - Sunday 31 October
Halloween Howl at Millets Farm

Come face to face with ghosts and ghouls this Halloween in the haunted grounds of the Mass-Acre Maze. The 10 acres of maize will be transformed into a wicked world of webs and ghastly creatures for 9 days and 9 bone-shaking nights for all the family. The Gruesome Disguise Awards will be taking place both during day time and night time spookings, so come along dressed up as a grotesque ghoul or weathered witch and feature on our ‘Hall of Horrors’ ! The most terrifying outfit will win a mystery prize so be imaginative and inventive.
Fun By Day: 11am-4pm Fun for all the family. Terrifying By Night: 6pm-10pm Not recommended for under 8’s
Official website

Spooky Make & Take (Family/Workshop)
Wednesday 27 October and Thursday 28 October

11am-5pm, drop in activity with discovery zone entrance/SO Live Friends Free. Come along to the discovery zone this half-term and make some spooky crafts and decorations to take home in time for Halloween! Suitable for 5+
Science Oxford

Ollie the Ox’s Activities - Halloween hangings
Thu 28 Oct

Make a marvellous lantern to hang in your window to scare off ghosts and ghouls this Halloween. £3.50 per person Booking is recommended as space is limited (we regret no accompanying younger siblings).
Museum of Oxford

Halloween hangings
Thursday 29 October

Make a marvellous lantern to hang in your window to scare off ghosts and ghouls this Halloween 11am – 12.30pm and 2pm – 3.30pm
Museum of Oxford

Friday 30th & Saturday 31st October

6.00pm – 7.00pm. Enjoy safe Trick or Treating this Halloween. Children are encouraged to dress up in their favourite costumes and collect tasty sweets as they trick-or-treat around the Castle. Courageous children who survive meeting the gruesome ghouls can then enter the Prison Gallery to hear spooky stories from the haunted Castle. £4.00 per child, £2.00 per adult.
Oxford Castle Unlocked

Sat Oct 31
Queen of Clubs’ Halloween Spectacular!

TICKETS: £7.50 adv (no booking fee) via Paypal:http://www.myspace.com/queenofclubscabaret and £7.00 (plus booking fee) onhttp://www.wegottickets.com - £10 door. Relive the best of this year’s Arcane Festival (http://www.arcane-festival.com) with a pick of the craziest live bands and then some! Chancery Blame and the Gadjo Club - Inflatable Buddha - The Goggenheim - Shimmy Shimmy Bang Bang - DJ Mystic - PRIZE for the bestest vintage Halloween getup - freakish facepainting from Lapis Lizard - more TBC!!
Baby Simple

Sat 31 October, Sun 31 October
Extra Trails at Halloween at Bill Spectre's Oxford Ghost Trail

You are hereby cordially invited to join Bill Spectre on a tour of Oxford's ghosts. Illustrated with props and illusions, your costumed guide (who is a professional actor and equity member) will entertain and horrify you through the streets of this most historic city. You may regret not bringing a camera.
Tours at 18:30 and 21:00 Adult £6, children £3
Official website

Thursday 29th October

Haunted House Halloween crafts and storytime for under 8s

Join us for crafts and stories with a Halloween theme it's FREE no need to book just turn up - come in costume if you'd like to!  For under 8s with their parents or carers.

In Abingdon Library 2.30 - 3.30

Details here

Saturday 31st October

Clockwork Dragon, Abingdon

As this Saturday is Halloween Clockwork Dragon Abingdon will be open till 7;30 this Saturday and starting from 3:30 will be handing chocolates for treats out and have a magician in shop for those wanting to see a trick. We also Have a lucky dip with great prizes to be won and a 2 Costume competitions 1 for adults and 1 for children the best costume of each section will also win a prize.

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