It’s not long now until Halloween, so we’ve rounded up some suitably scary events happening around Shakespeare’s England to get you in the mood…

Even though Halloween falls just outside half term this year, there are plenty of family–oriented activities to enjoy while the kids are off school.

Shakespeare’s Birthplace Trust has organised a whole array of Halloween-themed fun at its various properties. You can vote for your favourite Shakespeare ghost at Shakespeare’s New Place, mix up a Tudor potion at Anne Hathaway’s Cottage, make your own Halloween puppet at Shakespeare’s Birthplace or try your hand at pumpkin carving at Mary Arden’s Farm.

Warwick Castle is hosting its biggest ever Halloween Haunted Castle event with wondrous witches, Horrible Histories and the spectacular Fire Joust promising fearful levels of fun for all ages during the day. Then – after dark – the fright factor is cranked up, as the Castle remains open until 9pm.

Over at Kenilworth Castle you’ll find plenty of ghosts and ghouls in action. Daytime fun will keep children entertained with spooky tales and hands-on creepy crafts and activities. For something a bit scarier, head there after hours for one of the Halloween Fright Nights or a Halloween Tour. Meet spine-tingling storytellers and discover tales of ghostly apparitions, dastardly deeds, and ghoulish goings-on.

For an evening with a difference why not try the award-winning Stratford Ghost Walk? Discover the ancient buildings, seeping with tales of ghosts, witches, murder and mayhem, while enjoying good old-fashioned storytelling by professional actors.

One of the most chilling stories of all time has to be Bram Stoker’s Dracula, which is being staged at The Attic Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon until 5th November. Definitely not one for the faint hearted, this production by Tread The Boards Theatre Company contains moments of darkness, loud noises and elements of scare.

These are just a few of the Halloween events coming up in the region. Check our What’s On pages to find out more. And, if you’re visiting from further afield, we also have plenty of information on Places to Stay.

It’s not long now until Halloween, so we’ve rounded up some suitably scary events happening around Shakespeare’s England to get you in the mood…

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