Whether you’re looking for hair-raising Halloween events, dazzling fireworks displays, or an escape from the mayhem, Staffordshire is the place to visit this half-term!

Spooktacular Staffordshire

The scary Alton Ancestors pose for the cameraCelebrate 15 years of Scarefest at Alton Towers Resort, treat the little monsters to a Pumpkin Smash Bash at Drayton Manor Resort, roll up roll up for the circus at The Trentham Estate, and meet your favourite Beano characters at Boscobel House.

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PYO Pumpkins

A family with an impressive pumpkin haul at Lower Drayton Farm, StaffordshireThere’s thousands of pumpkins of all shapes, sizes, and colours at Staffordshire pumpkin patches including Lower Drayton Farm, the National Forest Adventure Farm, and Canalside Farm.

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Half term Happenings

The spectacular Museum of the Moon, which you can see at Lichfield Cathedral this half termHead off on a lunar adventure at Lichfield Cathedral’s Museum of the Moon exhibition, see the primates at Trentham Monkey Forest before it closes for winter, tackle an Outdoor Escape Challenge at the National Memorial Arboretum, and meet an Olympic medallist at the Snowdome!

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Bonfires & Fireworks

A dazzling display of fireworks at Drayton Manor Resort, StaffordshireThe pyrotechnics have a scary soundtrack at Drayton Manor Resort’s Fireworks Spooktacular, while you’re sure to see a world-class display at Alton Towers Resort, and Weston Park and Betley Bonfire are among the largest celebrations in the Midlands.

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Dates for your Diary

12th Nov-1st Jan:                    

Santa’s Winter Wonderland, Snowdome

18th Nov-23rd Dec:                 

The Polar Express, Churnet Valley Railway

25th Nov-1st Jan:                   

Luminate Shugborough, Shugborough Estate

25th Nov-2nd Jan:                 

Santa’s Sleepovers, Alton Towers Resort

1st-17th Dec:                           

Illuminated Arboretum, National Memorial Arboretum

2nd Dec-1st Jan:                     

Christmas at Trentham, Trentham Estate


Scarefest - Alton Towers Resort
Halloween Event
Scarefest - Alton Towers Resort

With thrilling rollercoasters and terrifying scare mazes available to experience in the dark, and spooktacular family entertainment; 2019 Scarefest at Alton Towers Resort promises to bring great entertainment for the whole family!

PYO Pumpkins at Lower Drayton Farm
Halloween Event
PYO Pumpkins at Lower Drayton Farm

Massive pumpkins, mini pumpkins, perfectly formed pumpkins, ‘monster’ pumpkins – we’ve got them all!  Get spooky season off to a great start with a visit to our pick your own pumpkin patch. We’ve planted over 30,000 pumpkin seeds of various variety so you can rest assured you’ll find your ‘perfect pumpkin’ match.

Museum of the Moon at Lichfield Cathedral
Art Exhibition
The stunning Museum of the Moon, which you can see at Lichfield Cathedral, Staffordshire, this half term

Marvel at this stunning artwork of the moon, suspended in the nave of Lichfield Cathedral. Measuring seven metres in diameter, the moon features 120dpi detailed NASA imagery of the lunar surface. At an approximate scale of 1:500,000, each centimetre of the internally lit spherical sculpture represents 5km of the moon's surface.

Fireworks Spooktacular at Drayton Manor Resort
A graphic for the Fireworks Spooktacular at Drayton Manor Resort, Staffordshire

Enjoy a spine-tingling day on your favourite Drayton Manor rides, surrounded by Halloween characters, before an amazing Halloween-themed firework display at 6pm! And after the pyrotechnics, why not try out some rides in the dark at Vikings?