The UK's best Halloween parties and events 2019

As the spookiest day of the year approaches, we pick out some of the nation's best ghouly goings-on

Henry Lewis

Last updated: 24th Oct 2019

Spooky season is well and truly upon us, and by now we're sure you've nailed down your outfit (we're anticipating a LOT of Jokers), but where are you heading to show off your devilish disguise? That's where we've got you covered...

Across the UK there are Halloween events for all - no tricks and all treats - from massive warehouse raves to family-friendly Halloween scares, plus all levels of ghoulish goodness in between.

Below we've selected our top picks for Halloween 2019 for you to get your (blood stained) teeth stuck into.

Eskimo Dance Halloween Bristol - O2 Academy Bristol, Saturday 2nd November

Wiley, JME, Charlie Sloth, Novelist and plenty more are all in line for this absolutely massive night of big bass bangers, bars and beats. Eskimo Dance is one of the most legendary nights in the grime scene, and this Halloween edition in Bristol will be no exception, bringing some of the biggest names in the game to O2 Academy Bristol on Saturday 2nd November

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WAH X FIESTA BOMBARDA - Mungo's Hi Fi Halloween Tour - Invisible Wind Factory, Liverpool, Thursday 31st October

Liverpool's Invisible Wind Factory will host Mungo's Hi Fi Halloween Tour on its opening night, where fans can expect a night of dub reggae and jungle, with the bass turned up to the max, and some surprises in store too. Fancy dress is of course encouraged and inhibitions should be left at the door.

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Lights Out Halloween - Why Not Nightclub, Edinburgh, Thursday 31st October

The venue for this particularly pulse racing event, 14 George Street, used to be The Royal Physician’s Hall from 1775-1829. During this time the basement - aka Why Not Nightclub - was used as a morgue by surgeons to learn about the human body, with experiments and autopsies being conducted over the 54 years before the building was demolished. Since then, staff and management have reported hearing noises after lights out and even spotted some unusual activity on CCTV. This Halloween the club will resurrect the spirit of the old Physician’s Hall for one night only with incredible décor and a few surprises. 

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Halloween Monster Parade - Whirlow Hall Farm, Sheffield, Thursday 31st October

For a more family friendly Halloween, why not try the first ever Monster Parade at Whirlow Hall in Sheffield? You can pick a pumpkin from the Pumpkin patch and their wonderful volunteers will help carve it and decorate, you can also have a go at making some slime and other junior mad scientist experiments perfect for little ones. The more brave amongst your family can get up close to some creepy crawlies and other critters, plus there is also a pop up cinema featuring a whole host of Halloween on screen treats.

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Scare Kingdom events - Scare Kingdom Scream Park, Blackburn, multiple events daily until 2nd Nov.

The Lancashire event runs daily, with multiple events per day all designed to give you a good old fright. With ghost stories, body snatchers, deserted chapels, sensory deprivation, streetmosphere characters and loads more, this unrivalled event has been a hit for many years amongst thrillseekers, and continues to live up to its fearsome reputation for those who are intent on a fully immersive, terrifying experience. Find the full list of Scare Kingdom events.

 

  

Abbaween - Mint Warehouse, Leeds, Friday 1st November

The mega Mint Warehouse in Leeds is all set to host a halloween-themed tribute night to the legendary ABBA, spinning strictly 70s and 80s classics all night long and promising to play all the ABBA tunes you want to hear and many other iconic tunes from the era. Of course, ABBA attire encouraged and as it's Halloween why not throw some fake blood in the mix for good measure, eh?

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Day of the dead - a stunning 3d immersive halloween party, Proud Embankment, London, Saturday 2nd November 

The capital has a whole host of events celebrating Halloween but this one in particular pays homage to The Mexican Day of the Dead with a surreal journey into the depths of the Afterlife to party with deceased amigos in a Mexican underworld. Event organisers promise an "odyssey of realism and surrealism that you won't forget", with DJs, 3D Mapping, PAs, Dancers and immersive entertainment creating one immensely spooky celebration. 

Aside from the adults, there are also events for all ages such How does it feel to be loved? taking place at The Phoenix, Cavendish Square on Sunday 27th October. It's a Halloween edition of their all-ages daytime disco, which invites you to come and dance to indie pop, northern soul, and Motown, with some spooky gems and graveyard smashes thrown in for good measure. 

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Mvson Manchester - O2 Victoria Warehouse, Friday 1st November

Mason Collective (pictured above) will be bringing their powerhouse event ‘MVSON” to Manchester’s Victoria Warehouse for the first time on Friday the 1st November, and it’s a Halloween spectacular. The event will see Victoria Warehouse transformed through their signature extravagant production and interactive elements, bringing the full MVSON experience to Halloween. 

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Hospitality Halloween : Birmingham, The Mill Digbeth, Birmingham, Saturday 2nd November

This November, Digbeth venue the Mill will join forces with the mighty Hospitality to deliver an unmissable Halloween Special, featuring a line up of the best-loved members of the Hospital family and some special guests too as an extra treat. Expect a signature blend of big basslines, infectious upbeat energy, themed décor &  party atmosphere, The Mill - with London Elektricity, S.P.Y, Logistics, Makoto, LFM  and special guests Hybrid Minds all on the bill.

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Octave Halloween rave w/ Danny Howard tickets - Story Nightclub, Cardiff, Thursday 31st October

Chapter three of the mega rave in the Welsh capital welcomes one of the biggest and most recognisable names in the business, Danny Howard. The Radio 1 tastemaker heads to Cardiff's Story Nightclub on Thursday 31st October for a massive party, which is one part of a collective eight events - none will be as scarily good fun as this one however.

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