What’s on in Sussex: Halloween Events and October Half-Term Fun

Discover all the spooky fun across Sussex Top Attractions.

As the golden hues of autumn sweep across the picturesque landscapes of Sussex, a mysterious transformation unfolds. As the crisp and cool air sets in, it carries whispers of ancient tales and modern spooks.

It’s that magical time of the year again when ghouls, witches, and perhaps a friendly ghost or two emerge from the shadows to join Sussex in the Halloween and the October half-term revelry. 

Sussex is ready to bewitch its visitors with an array of enchanting and spine-tingling events. So, grab your broomsticks, don your bravest attire, and embark on a journey through the mystical events that await!

The Epic Return of The Battle of Hastings Re-enactment

This October, don’t miss one of Sussex’s most iconic events, the Battle of Hastings Re-enactment. Witness history come alive on the very grounds where King Harold and Duke William clashed in 1066. 

Over 300 reenactors will recreate this pivotal moment, captivatingly capturing England’s storied past. It’s more than a re-enactment – it’s a journey through time, echoing the bravery and tumult of that fateful day. 

Mark your calendars for an unforgettable experience!

Spooktacular Fun for the Little Ones

Sussex attractions are ready to enchant our youngest visitors with a sprinkle of magic and a dash of spook. 

These family-friendly events are designed to delight, not fright, making them perfect for little witches, wizards, and magical creatures of all kinds.

Fishers Farm Halloween Happy Hauntings

Little Boo Barn offers a delightful Halloween experience for kids, blending spooky fun with education. Children can enjoy singing pumpkins, daily magic shows, and a ghost tunnel ride. 

It’s a mix of giggles and thrills, perfect for young ones. Non-Halloween activities like train rides and animal encounters are also available.

Mystical journey at Petworth House & Park

Families are invited to solve the enigmatic case of the stolen pumpkin amidst the enchanting gardens. 

A blend of games, challenges, and Halloween wonders awaits, offering an engaging experience for children and adults alike. A spellbinding adventure not to be missed!

Halloween Half Term at Battle Abbey

Grab your broomsticks and prepare to be enchanted by spooky storytellers who bring the abbey’s ancient secrets to life. 

Embark on a Halloween Quest, solving creepy clues that reveal the echoes of the past amidst the chills of the present.

Roman Omens at Buster Ancient Farm

Step into the realm of Roman prophecies, where the past, enigma, and enchantment intertwine in a special half-term journey!

For an added touch of magic, there will be additional activities— immerse in haunting tales by the fireside (Tues & Thurs), encounter age-old instruments and the chilling call of the Celtic carnyx (21st & 22nd), or engage with the Romans firsthand (28th & 29th) and test your mettle as a prospective Roman legionary!

Frightful Delights for the Brave at Heart

For those who seek a thrill and aren’t afraid of a chill, Sussex’s eerie attractions and haunted landscapes await. Dare to venture into the unknown, where every shadow and echo tells a ghostly tale.

Ghost Tales at Battle Abbey

Gather for ghostly tales that will send shivers down your spine as the clock tolls and darkness falls. In the eerie ambience of Battle Abbey, stories of the supernatural come hauntingly alive. 

Over 16s only, and don’t forget to bring a torch!

Tulleys Shocktober Fest

Tulleys Farm’s Shocktober Fest is Europe’s largest Scream Park, offering a haunting mix of theatrics and scares. Visitors are immersed in a world of meticulously crafted horrors, from sinister woods to haunted mazes. 

As Halloween’s jewel, it promises an unforgettable journey into the heart of fear, where every scream echoes the chilling allure of the season.

Interactive Adventures and Mystical Journeys

Embark on interactive escapades where mystery and adventure intertwine. These immersive experiences invite visitors to become part of the story, solving puzzles and uncovering secrets.

Halloween Shriek Week at Drusillas Park

Shriek Week at Drusillas Park (21st-29th October) offers family-friendly spooks in Sussex. Explore Haunted Heights, navigate Mummy Mayhem’s maze, and encounter the floating Sugar Skull Witch. 

Enjoy spooky talks, photo ops, and ghoulish snacks. A bigger, better, haunted experience for kids and families! If you’ve got it, haunt it!

A Daring Dusk Adventure at Brighton i360

Experience Brighton like never before with the October Half Term Night Walk 360 and limited-edition Halloween Night Walk. Take a pod journey to 450ft before climbing onto the the Brighton i360 pod roof for a breathtaking view of the city’s lights and beyond.

It’s an adrenaline-fueled walk under the dusky skies, offering thrill-seekers an unforgettable, elemental experience and a reward that’s worth every step.

As the mystical moon casts its silvery glow over Sussex, a world of Halloween wonders awaits. From the playful to the eerie, the historical to the mysterious, there’s a spellbinding experience for every ghost, goblin, and ghoul. 

So, step into the enchantment, where magic, mystery, and history dance under the autumn sky, and let the hauntingly beautiful realm of Sussex weave its spell. Happy Haunting! 

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