Ghostly goings on this Halloween

The spookiest time of the year is almost upon us. Yes, get ready to carve the pumpkins, dust off those costumes and hang spooky looking objects in the window, Halloween is coming! 

We have checked out the best that Edinburgh and Lothians has to offer this year, and its frightfully good!

Halloween Family Spooky Party
28 October 2-7pm

Strawberry Barn in Dunbar is hosting a fun and spooky day with a walking performance from the Wicked School of Magic. Spooky stories by the campfire where you can roast your own marshmallows and Halloween games with prizes to be won!

There will be a Fancy Dress competition for young wizards, witches, and all other mythical creatures! Including a mini disco and a Halloween themed walking ghost tour of the grounds.

Discover more here.

Newhailes Haunted Halloween Trail
29 October – 30 October

Visit the Newhailes Haunted Woodland this Halloween, walk through the spooky forest and get spooked on the eerie trail. 

Count the bats, hunt the spiders, and beware the deadly cemetery. It’s going to be spooktacular. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Tickets here.

Halloween Spooktacular at the Playbarn
30 October 4-6pm

A spooky outdoor trail with surprises around each corner awaits at Whitekirk Hill, classic games like dooking for apples, a toasty fire pit, sparklers to ward off witches and of course, access to the Playbarn which will be dressed up for the occasion!

Book tickets here.

Edinburgh Zoo Spooktacular
7-31 October

This Halloween, Edinburgh Zoo Spooktacular! returns with a new series of family-friendly frights. Follow the trail and meet some weird and wonderful characters along the way. 

From pirates and dragons to skeletons and ghosts, there’s plenty to get you into the Halloween spirit, as well as themed food and drink kiosks throughout. 

Buy tickets here.

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