Days out with Skiddle: The best experiences and attractions in the UK

Here are the best events and attractions that you'll find on the Skiddle site.

Skiddle Staff

Date published: 19th Oct 2022

This week's Days Out With Skiddle encapsulates all the best events that are happening over the next few months. Whether it be Bonfire Night, Halloween, Christmas or even the World Cup, we've got an event in this list for it. Here are some of the best events and attractions from across the UK.


Carlisle City of Lights

When: Friday 21st October

Where: Carlisle Cathedral, Carlisle

It is the time of the year where Carlisle is lit up in a whole range of colours. A light and sound experience, it will take you on a journey from the past to the present day. You can explore illuminated landmarks such as Hadrian's Wall and Carlisle Castle. Younger kids under 5 can go for free too.


Find tickets for Carlisle City of Lights - here



Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol

When: Wednesday 14th December

Where: Samlesbury Hall, Preston

A tale that we are reminded of every Christmas, Charles Dickens' classic novel tells the tale of Scrooge, a ruthless business owner who is visited by ghosts past, present and future. At Samlesbury Hall, they have an annual Christmas theatre production and in 2022 they will be tackling this classic.


Find tickets for Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol - here



Preston Grasshoppers Annual Fireworks Display

When: Saturday 5th November

Where: Preston Grasshoppers Rugby Club, Preston

An annual event at Preston Grasshoppers Rugby Club, their fireworks display keeps people coming back year after year. The bonfire will be lit at 7 before the impressive display begins at 8. Plenty of food and drink will be available to help you keep warm on what will be a cold November night.


Find tickets for Preston Grasshoppers Annual Fireworks Display - here



Whatton House of Horror Presents Witchfinder

When: Friday 21st October

Where: Whatton House, Loughborough

Whatton House of Horror had a lot of success in 2021 with their Purgatory event. This year their scariest trail will be called Witchfinder and it transports you back to 1655 just as a plague strikes. It is up to you to find a way out of the disease-ridden land and help the Witchfinder cast out the witchcraft.


Find tickets for Whatton House of Horror Presents Witchfinder - here



Road To Victory: England vs USA


When: Friday 25th November

Where: Depot (Mayfield), Manchester

If the Euros showed us anything it's that we love a good fan zone in England. Where else can you gather not only with your friends and family but with so many other passionate England fans? Road To Victory is one of the biggest fan zones in the country,holding up to 6000 people and you can be there to see England take on the USA.


Find tickets for Road To Victory: England vs USA - here



Bombed Out Cinema: Hellraiser

When: Saturday 29th October

Where: St Luke's Bombed Out Church, Liverpool

There's nothing that quite says Halloween quite like a horror movie. At St Luke's Bombed Out Church they will be showing one of the scariest horror movies Hellraiser. Featuring the iconic cenobites and a tonne of gore, as people unlock a puzzle box they should have left well alone.


Find tickets for Bombed Out Cinema: Hellraiser - here



The Mousetrap

When: Saturday 7th January- Saturday 25th November 2023

Where: St Martin's Theatre, London

Agatha Christie's The Mousetrap is the longest-running play in the world. Back at it again in 2023, this murder mystery is genre-defining as a group of seven strangers must figure out who is a killer amongst them. A classic story full of twists to keep you on the edge of your seat.


Find tickets for The Mousetrap - here



Digbeth Dining Club x Luna Springs Takeover

When: Friday 4th November

Where: Luna Springs Digbeth, Birmingham

Digbeth Dining Club is returning to where it started on Lower Trinity Street for a pop-up experience. 10 traders will be rotating each week in order to bring a fantastically diverse selection of food. There will be a wide choice of drinks too as well as live DJs to keep the atmosphere going.


Find tickets for Digbeth Dining Club x Lun Springs Takeover - here



Rugby Autumn Internationals

When: Saturday 29th October

Where: Bambalan, Bristol

The rugby internationals will be taking place at the end of October and you can book your place at a screening over at Bambalan in Bristol. It is the perfect atmosphere to enjoy a game in and you can even secure a terrace booth to watch a game in style, with each one fully heated.


Find tickets for Rugby Autumn Internationals - here




Check out our What's On Guide to discover even more rowdy raves and sweaty gigs taking place over the coming weeks and months. For festivals, lifestyle events and more, head on over to our Things To Do page or be inspired by the event selections on our Inspire Me page.