Spooktacular Halloween events

From scary walks to spooky tours, there are some frightfully fun family events taking place this October. Here’s our guide to the creepy goings on you can reach on a GWR train.


Halloween Spook-tacular
Bristol Zoo Gardens, until 4 November
There are loads of Halloween-themed activities taking place at Bristol Zoo Gardens this autumn, including creepy encounters with some of the zoo’s hair-raising critters, fun arts and crafts and a Halloween mystery trail.
Take GWR train to Bristol Temple Meads


Family-friendly Ghost Tours
Hampton Court Palace, 31 October
These family-friendly ghost tours take you on a journey through one of the country’s best-loved destinations. Built during the reign of the rather unsavoury Henry VIII, Hampton Court Palace is unsurprisingly teeming with paranormal activity, including a Tudor royal nurse.
Take GWR train to Paddington and then onward services


Ghost Fest: Spooky Tours
Oxford Castle & Prison, until 31 October
In the centre of Oxford lies the famous Oxford Castle; an incredible building with 1,000 years of history. Discover more about its later life as a prison and learn about the scary inmates who used to live there. Expect plenty of fun and creepy stories. Suitable for ages 11 and above.
Take GWR train to Oxford


Halloween Nights
St Fagans National Museum of History, until 31 October
One of Wales’ foremost visitor attractions opens in the evenings for a blood-curdling night of spooky stories and encounters with some ghostly guests inspired by Welsh folklore. There is also some creepy craft workshops, live music and jugglers.
Take GWR train to Cardiff Central and then an onward bus