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7 Halloween events to give you a fright in Sussex

PUBLISHED: 16:14 13 October 2017 | UPDATED: 12:02 21 February 2018

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Halloween 2017: We take a quick look at some spooky events on offer across Sussex

Slindon - All season

Thanks to late founder Ralph Upton, Slindon has the reputation of being the UK’s pumpkin capital. Now headed by his son Robin, the team puts on a display every autumn; 2016’s supported Sussex Wildlife Trust and was named The Birds and the Bees and 2017’s will support Mind. Whether they’re for carving or eating, there’s a variety of pumpkins and squashes on sale throughout the season.

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Halloween at Borde Hill - 21-31 October

Borde Hill is hosting a range of Halloween events including a world record attempt on the 29 October for the longest line of carved pumpkins. Young visitors will all receive a treat from the resident witch with more entertainment in the marquee.


Halloween Shriek Week - 21-29 October

Shriek Week at Drusillas Park is packed with spooky events ranging from Haunted Heights to Mummy Mayhem. You’ll also be able to meet some real life monsters in the Discovery Centre!

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Halloween Fun at Newhaven Fort - 21-29 October

There’s plenty on offer at the Fort this week with Halloween-themed quiz trails, mad scientists, creepy critters, tortuous tour through a post-apocalyptic world and plenty more spooks…


Hijack Halloween - 25-27 October

Komedia Brighton are hosting creative workshops throughout October half term where you can receive a ‘Hijack Halloween Tool Kit’ with activities and the opportunity to host your own alternative celebration.

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Crones’ Corner - 28-29 October

The Crones’ are returning to Bodiam Castle in Robertsbridge this weekend for a Halloween event with tales of magic and mayhem, with a bit of unconventional cooking along the way.

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Halloween Weekend - 28-29 October

Enjoy traditional entertainment at Michelham Priory in Upper Dicker this Halloween weekend with family ghost hunts taking place from 5pm-8pm each day.



5 of the best Sussex Halloween treats for 2017 - Harry Maddock picks his seasonal favourites, from edible eyeballs to prize pumpkins


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