Ghostly goings-on by the cut
It’s the season of hollowed-out pumpkins and things that go bump in the night. Ensure your little terrors have a Halloween to remember with our guide to ghostly goings-on along our canals and rivers.
Have a spook-tastic time at one of these eerie events. Some need to be booked in advance.
- Halloween at spooky Standedge (27th October – 4th November)
As the staff have the week off, Standedge is run by ghosts and ghouls!
- Halloween kids’ crafts (30th October)
Make your own bat or glow monster.
- Halloween pumpkin carving (31st October)
Learn how to carve a spooky pumpkin lantern to take home for trick or treating.
- Make Halloween costumes (31st October)
Join us in the Loft Space and bring your old clothes to recycle and spookify!
- Halloween specials from the Coy Carp, Harefield (27th October)
Spooky boat trips with refreshments
- Halloween at the London Canal Museum (27th-28th October)
Take a spooky boat trip through Islington Tunnel, meet a friendly witch and take a ghostly tour around the museum.
Creepy cruises from Newbury Wharf (29th October - 2 November)
Come and join in the Halloween fun with a boat trip on board narrowboat 'Jubilee'. Come dressed to trick and you may get a treat!
- Fright night at the National Waterways Museum (29th-31st October)
‘Fright Night At The Museum 2’ follows on from last years’ successful first event and will take families around a spooky story set in the old locks, docks and warehouses of the historic site.
- Pirates and lanterns on the Mon & Brec (31st October)
A lantern procession on both canal and towpath - fancy dress, children's activity, refreshments and a party too.
- Halloween bat trips through Dudley Tunnel (31st October)
Have a Hallowen to remember with a spooky boat trip through Dudley's spooktacular underground caverns.
- Halloween at the Black Country Living Museum (26th-27th October)
Little devils can trick or treat in the museum's cobbled streets and all the family can enjoy the entertainment on offer.
Fancy something a bit less gruesome? There are lots of harmless half-term events taking place at the end of October.