Pre-Halloween Fun

With Christmas decorations already in shops and Halloween falling on a Tuesday, some themed events in Surrey are kicking off well before Halloween:

Chessington World of Adventures : HOWL’O’WEEN (October 7 & 8, October 14-30 Dail) — Chessington will feature a FaBOOlous family-friendly event complete with entertainment , fancy dress competitions and rides.
Early saver discount £37
Tip : Book in advance to save on regular £52 44 1372 731657
Leatherhead Rd, Chessington KT9 2NE

Polesden Lacey : Adventure Cinema (October 13-15) — Polesdon Lacey will host the UK’s largest outdoor cinema. Adventure Cinema will present a series of Halloween-themed movies, including The Lost Boys (October 13, 7:30 pm), Hocus Pocus (October 14, 6:45 pm) and Ghostbusters (October 15, 6:45 pm).
Tickets start at £15.50 (adult), £9.50 (child), excluding fee

Claremont Gardens : Enchanted Claremont Trail (October 14–29) — The wandering witch is back - help find the hidden items on a spooktacular scavenger hunt.
FREE admission for members, £11 (adult), £5.50 (child)
+44 1372 467806
Portsmouth Road, Esher KT10 9JG

Hampton Court Palace (October 21–29) — Henry VIII’s famous haunted palace includes family-friendly Ghost Stories (11:30 am, 12:30 pm, 2:30 pm and 3:30 pm (~20 min) and Halloween Trail.
FREE for members; Tickets start at £26.30 (adult), £13.10 (child)
Hampton Court Way, Molesey, East Molesey KT8 9AU

Denbies Wine Estate : Spooky Halloween Train Ride (October 23-27)— Dembies ride through the vineyard after dark inclidr a Halloween passport to tick off creepy crawlers you see.
Tickets are £5.50 (adult), £9.50 (child), includes free tea or coffee
Bradley Land, Dorking RH5 6AA

With the sun setting earlier and earlier each day - the spookier things get!

Concert Alternative

There is more than one way to see, hear and experience your favorite songs of today and yesterday — all for a fraction of the cost of a concert ticket:

Mamma Mia! (1999) — Mamma Mia! is a musical based on the pop songs of ABBA, a popular Swedish band. It is the sixth longest-running show on the West End.
Tickets start at £15
www.novellotheatrelondon+44 3444 825151
Aldwych, London WC2B 4LD

Jersey Boys (2004) — Inspired by the success of Mamma Mia!, one of the original Four Seasons band members developed this documentary-style musical. Winner of 65+ international awards, Jersey Boys documents the 1960s rock’n’roll group’s history and music by each of its four band members.
Tickets start at £25
Tina : The Tina Turner Musical (2018) — The real-life musical accurately traces the life of Tina Turner since she was involved in all aspects of the creative process. With Turner’s passing in May, the musical has been extended until September 2024.
Tickets start at £20
14 Whitehall, London SW1A 2DY

ABBA Voyage (2022) — With group members in their 70s and no plans to re-group, virtual avatars (aka ‘ABBAtars’) as they appeared in 1979 are featured on stage using original vocal alongside a live instrumental band.
Tickets start at £21.50 2079 288933
Pudding Mill Lane, London E15 2RU

Taylor Swift : The Eras Tour (2023)— If you are like thousands of other Swift fans, who have missed out Eras Tour tickets June – August 2024, you can snag a movie theatre seat instead before the show even arrives in the UK. The Eras Concert tour movie will be shown on Friday, October 13th at Everyman, The Light, Odeon, REEL, Showcase and the Vue cinemas.
Tickets are £19.89 (adults), £13.13 (children and seniors)

With The Eras Tour movie on track to becoming the highest-grossing concert film of all time — likely a sign of things to come!