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Best Halloween breaks in the UK 2023


Wondering where to take the kids this October Half Term? We’ve got you covered. You won’t have to travel far to enjoy the best Halloween experiences this year, because we’ve got 11 family holiday parks across the UK, plus some terrific activities! Check out our 6 top picks below.


This Halloween, prepare to be amazed by the best Halloween attractions in the UK! At Riverside Leisure Park in Northumberland, we’ve got plenty on to keep the kids entertained. Select your own pumpkin from our pumpkin patch and get involved with creepy crafts. Then, we’ll have our Verdant Vibes Spooktacular Production Show – entertainment for the whole family!

Our beautiful woodland holiday park offers luxury self-catering accommodation with facilities including an indoor heated pool, Riverside Bar & Restaurant, and outdoor play area. Autumn is the perfect season to embark on a countryside walk with the family, with the crisp orange leaves beneath your feet. See our favourite walks in Northumberland here.

Recommended local event: Halloween Trail at Paxton House, 1st October to 3rd November

Riverside Leisure park lake

Thurston Manor

Whether you’re looking for a caravan getaway or family lodge holidays in the UK, Thurston Manor boasts a variety of accommodation. Built for family getaways, we offer first-class entertainment here at our Scottish countryside holiday park. Plus, you can make use of the facilities including a swimming pool, gym, Hunter’s Bar & Restaurant, and Muir’s Pub.

While you’re here, let the kids get creative with Terrifying Treat Making, then test your knowledge with our Ghoulish Gameshows. We’ve also got some show-stopping live acts, like The Magic of UV and Graeme Shaw Magic. With all this to keep you and the kids busy over Halloween, you can make sure it’s the best one yet.

Recommended local event: East Links Family Park Pumpkin Festival, 14th to 31st October

Golden Coast

Fancy a family seaside holiday in the UK? At Golden Coast Leisure Park, you can enjoy the best of both worlds. On park we have incredible activities, from rope climbing to wave surfing if you’re seeking an adrenaline rush, or bowling and pottery painting for a more chilled out day. This Halloween is not one to miss – expect freaky face paints, a mini pumpkin hunt for toddlers, wrestling by Team Nasty vs Team Nice, and so much more!

At Golden Coast, you’ll be spoilt for choice with accommodation – villas, apartments, and houses are available. With the award-winning Woolacombe beach nearby, you’ll truly have everything you need for a terrifyingly terrific Halloween holiday. While you’re here, check out the fantastic nearby walks, including Morte Point which is a UK haunted hotspot!

Recommended local event: Halloween Toddler Takeover at The Big Sheep, 14th to 20th October

Woolacombe beach


The Perthshire countryside has plenty of woodland – who knows what spooky secrets these forests hold? Escape the chaos, and relax at the perfect destination for a Halloween weekend away with luxury family activities at Erigmore Leisure Park. Cosy up by the fire on those dark Autumn nights with some wholesome food and drinks in the on-park café bar, then unwind in your own private hot tub in your family lodge or cottage accommodation.

Our first-class facilities include an indoor heated pool, whirlpool bath, and sauna, making for a relaxing Halloween getaway. Plus, on the 21st October, come along to our free outdoor cinema under the stars, where we’ll be screening Maleficant.

Recommended local event: Pumpkin Patch at Hillview Animal Park, 14th & 15th, 21st & 22nd, and 28th & 29th October.

Heather View

From Halloween weekends away to midweek adventures, you can be flexible with your October break at Heather View Leisure Park. Choose to stay at our rural retreat on the edge of Stanhope Village, with stunning views of the Durham Dales. Our family-friendly entertainment and facilities mean everyone is catered to, so come along for our spooky visiting speciality acts, and so much more to keep you entertained.

Our fully-equipped accommodation provides everything you need for a self-catering Halloween break. But, after a day full of fun-filled activities, like the Wicked School of Magic on 31st October, you may opt to grab some delicious, freshly prepared food and drink at the Riverview Bar and Grill.

Recommended local event: Halloween Evenings at Beamish Museum, 27th, 28th, and 31st October

Viewfield Manor

Ayrshire boasts historic attractions, thriving market towns, beaches, and beautiful countryside views. We also have amazing facilities right here at Viewfield Manor Leisure Park, including a children’s play area, indoor heated pool, gym, and bar & restaurant. Over the spooky season, we’ll have plenty to keep you busy, including fabulous live acts like Pure Imagination: The Magic of UV.

On Saturday 28th October, it’s party time at Viewfield Manor. We hope you’ve got your best Halloween costumes at the ready for our Grand Monster Ball! The evening begins with a petrifying Party in the Playden, followed by a fancy dress competition, ghoulish gameshow, and THR33 Boyband Tribute Show.

Recommended local event: Halloween Trail at Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, 13th to 29th October

Trees at Viewfield Manor Leisure Park

With so much to see and do in the UK, your Halloween break is sorted. All that’s left to do now is book your holiday! Haven’t found what you’re looking for? Check out all of our leisure parks, from North Devon to South East Scotland.

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