It’s coming up to my favourite time of the year – the leaves are turning orange, all of you basic b*tches are consuming pumpkin spiced EVERYTHING and Halloween is just around the corner.
If you think that Halloween is overrated because…
- It’s just for kids;
- It’s on a Monday night; or
- It’s only popping in the big cities
… you are wrong my friends! I am here with a low down of the 5 things you can do this Halloween without leaving the county.
1. Ghost Walk
If you read my blog post about my weekend in the Cotswolds, you’ll know that I love a ghost walk. I spent last Halloween on a walking tour of Hertford and if you’re into ghost stories and history, this should be right up your street. This essentially involves a guide taking you around to the most haunted spots in town and telling you ‘real’ tales of supernatural terror and bloodshed.
This year, ghost walks are taking place in Hertford and St. Albans. Tickets are usually under £10 and it gives you the opportunity to dress up without actually having to deal with too many people. You’re bound to have a spooky night!
For the record, this was my costume –
2. Scare Nation
Described as Hertfordshire’s premier fright night, Scare Nation is a giant, dark maze in Hemel Hempstead filled with false turns and live actors just waiting to leap at you from the shadows. This is actually going to be my Halloween activity for 2016 so I can’t speak from experience, but their Facebook page is full of rave reviews and it is certainly a very different way to celebrate all things scary!
For tickets and further information, click the link here.
3. Open Air Cinema
For their ‘Twilight Halloween Week’, the Forum in Hatfield will be hosting outdoor cinema screenings of your favourite scary classics –
- Scary Movie
- The Conjuring
Screenings start at 7pm and advance booking costs £9, so bring some Halloween candy and a cushion to hide behind 😉 For more information, click the link here.
4. Howl-o-ween at the Zoo*
This is definitely more of a child friendly option – Paradise Wildlife Park is hosting a week of creepy activities throughout half term, including walking with wolves, close encounters with bats and spiders, and animal style pumpkin carving.
Having been to this park in the summer, I can confirm that it is a fantastic place to spend a day, whether you are a child or an adult. One thing you definitely cannot miss is the treehouse café over the tiger enclosure!
For more information, you can check out their website here.
* I know what you’re thinking. Halloween is about death and I’ve really brought the worlds of zoos and death together far too soon after the passing of our fallen comrade. Just remember: heroes die but a legend lives forever. #d*cksoutforHarambe
5. Party Party Party
If you’re looking for more of a messy Halloween night, you should be able to find plenty of late night events taking place in the major towns in Hertfordshire.
If you live in/plan on visiting Hertfordshire, I hope this list has provided you with some cool inspiration, but most of all, I hope you all have a very fun and safe Halloween weekend!
If you have any other suggestions for Halloween activities in Herts., as always, feel free to leave a comment below 🙂
Thanks for reading,