The Top Halloween Events in Essex 2022

The next big event on our calendar is Halloween, a time for pumpkin carving, trick or treating and Hocus Pocus. Whether Halloween is your thing or not there are plenty of spooky, fun halloween events in Essex this October, from creepy Halloween trails to pumpkin picking patches. We’ve put together a spooky list to keep both adults and children of all ages entertained.

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Audley End Halloween Train Ride – Halloween Events in Essex

Audley End, Audley End Rd, Audley End, Saffron Walden, CB11 4JF

Audley End Halloween -Halloween Events in Essex

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Audley End put on  a fang-tastic, family fun, Halloween events in Essex – it’s spooktacular! Enjoy a train ride through the woods to visit the witches and their monster friends, a gift for every paying child, Belinda the Fortune Telling Witch, William the Woodland Wizard and have fun in the adventure play area. There is also an adult fright experience this year.

Priced at £16 per adult; £8 per child (under 92cm); under 1’s free
From October 23-31, 2021.


Old Macdonalds Farm & Fun Park Halloween Event

Old Macdonalds Farm & Fun Park, Weald Road, Brentwood, CM14 5AY


There’s lots going on at Old Macdonald’s Halloween events in Essex,  from the Magic School to Storytelling – there is even a Haunted House and a roller coaster as well as creepy animal talks and the pumpkin patch where you can pick your own.

Priced at £19.50 per adult; £20 per child (2-15 years); under 2s free
Open October 23-31,  2021


Marsh Farm – Halloween Events in Essex

Marsh Farm, Marsh Farm Rd, South Woodham Ferrers, CM3 5WP


Who will you spot around the farm this Halloween? Witches, wizards or vampires? Maybe even Frankenstein! Dress up andand creep through the farm and enjoy funfair rides, pumpkin picking patch, adventure play, bouncy pillows, spooky 3D cinema and plenty more. A fun Halloween events in Essex

Priced at £17.00-£19.99 per person; toddlers (6 months-2 years) £5.99; under 6 months free. Please note this is a cashless event

Open October 16, 17 then 23-31, 2021


Mountfichet Castle Halloween Event

Mountfichet Castle, Stansted, CM24 8SP


Huge spiders have taken over the historic grounds making a labyrinth of webs and nests inside one of the buildings! They need your help to find them, follow the trail and find all the stamps. To complete the trail you must find and face the grandad of all spiders; the terrible leaping Giant Tarantula! Are you brave enough?

 Priced at £13.50 adults; children (3-13 years) £11; under 3s free)

Open Octiber 16-17 and 23-31, 2021


Barleylands Halloween Event

Barleylands Farm Park & The Village, Barleylands Road, Billericay, CM11 2UD

Barleylands Halloween - Halloween events in Essex

(Photo by Little Miss Eden Rose)

This year Barleylands Halloween event in Billericay has lots of fun activities planned for a hauntingly good half-term, including story time, broomstick making, spooky tractor rides and the haunted farmer’s labyrinth. There is also a chance for your little ones (or you!) to meet the snakes, tarantulas and other creepy critters in the Reptile House. There’s a free pumpkin for every child!

Priced at £14.50 for adults and cildren (2-15 years); under 2s £2
From October 23-31, 2021


Markshall Estate Great Big Pumpkin Hunt

Markshall Estate, Coggeshall, CO6 1TG


Can you find all 30 pumpkins in the MarksHall Estate Arboretum this half term? See the Estate in full autumn colour, complete the pumpkin hunt and collect your mini pumpkin prize.

Suitable for families of all ages. Pumpkin Hunt Trail and Prize £2.00 per child.

Family of 4 is £19.95 plus £2 per person for Halloween trail
Open October 23-31, 2021


Epping Ongar Railway Halloween Event in Essex

Epping Ongar Railway, Ongar Station, Station Approach, Ongar, CM5 9BN


Take a ride on the steam hauled ghost train from North Weird – a fabulous halloween event in Essex for the whole family. Before boarding collect an activity pack and watch out for spooky characters on board who will scare and entertain in equal measure. On arrival at Ongar, look out for the ghosts and admire the gruesome graveyard. On your return to North Weird transfer to the Spooky Diesel Train for a mysterious return ride into Epping Forest.

Priced at £16 per adult; children £10; under 3s free. Visit the website for further details.
Open October 27-31, 2021



Belchamps Scout Activity Centre Halloween Event

Belchamps Scout Camp, Holyoak Lane, Hockley, SS5 4JD


At Belchamps Halloween event, you can take part in loads of exciting activities such as NERF guns, traversing wall, archery, inflatables and air rifles. Head to the haunted forest to find the perfect pumpkin and take part in spooky craft and carve your own pumpkin to take home.

Priced at £19 per person

Open October 25-29, 2021

Trick or Treat Pumpkins - Halloween Events in Essex

Maldon Ghost Walks

Belchamps Scout Camp, Holyoak Lane, Hockley, SS5 4JD


Maldon Ghost Walks take tour groups around Maldon throughout the year, an entertainer leads the way with the most terrifying tales of the town of Maldon in Essex. A really fun Halloween event in Essex.

Priced at £5 per adult; children (5-16) £3, under 5s free

Walks at 7.00pm every Saturday


Colchester Zoo Halloween Event

Colchester Zoo, Maldon Rd, Heckfordbridge, Colchester, CO3 0SL


This is the best halloween event in Colchester – The Trail of Terror begins as soon as you step foot in the door, from rustling bushes, to masked monsters and screaming scarers, they could get you anytime and anywhere…Please note that as this is a scarier event it is recommended for over 12s only! Have no fear though Shriek Week is on over half term with activities for all ages too.

Priced at £20 per person
Open October 15-16, 22-23, 27, 29 and 30, 2021.This is a pre-bookable timed event.


Kelvedon Hatch – Haunted Happenings

Kelvedon Hatch, Kelvedon Hall Lane, Brentwood, CM14 5TL


A ghost hunt at Kelvedon Hatch Bunker in Essex can be a terrifying experience. Hidden 125 feet below the Essex countryside. The disused underground service tunnels are a daunting area with shadows often seen, as if they are approaching. The generators,dormitories and medical rooms can be particularly active with numerous reports of ghostly figures and poltergeist activity. You can also sleepover!

Priced £59 per person

Selected dates until March 18, 2022. The generators, dormitories and medical rooms can be particularly active with numerous reports of ghostly figures and poltergeist activity.


If you are out and about this October you may be looking to hunt out pumpkin patches to visit in Essex. Or maybe you are looking for Halloween events in Yorkshire or Halloween events in Devon.

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