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6 Halloween events to give you a fright in Sussex

PUBLISHED: 11:18 09 October 2018 | UPDATED: 14:57 10 October 2018

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From pumpkins to spooky activities, we take a quick look at some events on offer across Sussex this Halloween

Slindon Pumpkins - From the last week in September


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 supported 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 Hocus Pocus - 20-31 October

Borde Hill

Young visitors will receive a treat from the ‘Head Witch’ upon completion of the magical challenges on the daily garden trail. On 28 October, carve your own pumpkin ready for the Pumpkin Glow event. Check the website for a full list of what’s on.

Halloween Shriek Week - 20-28 October

Drusillas Park

Haunted Heights, Spooky Happenings and Mummy Mayhem are just some of Halloween events on offer at Drusillas this half term. Had to the Discovery Centre to meet some real life monsters!

Spooky Fun - 20-29 October

Newhaven Fort

Throughout half term, head to the tunnels of the Eastern Magazine for a tour of a post-apocalyptic world. There is plenty more on offer and all offerings are included in the normal entrance admission.

Black Cat Trail - 20-28 October

Bodiam Castle

Discover medieval superstition at Bodiam and search for black cats at the castle.

Halloween at Blackberry Farm - 22-26 October

Blackberry Farm, Whitesmith

Head to the farm this half term and enjoy some spooktacular activities, including pumpkin carving, tractor rides, craft sessions, story time, bumpy barrel bug ride and lots more. While you’re there why not pick out your own pumpkin to take home and decorate your doorstep? Admission from £10.


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