The Haunted Castle Halloween event at Warwick Castle is running from now until 3rd November, which makes it a perfect half term dayout. Many of the events are aimed at younger visitors, but there’s plenty for adults too, so it’s a good trip for all ages. With eerie experiences around every corner, Warwick Castle at Halloween is an unmissable experience as the Castle bristles with the energy of those who’ve lived – and died – at the Castle over the centuries.
Three new spook-tacular attractions are being launched for Halloween 2019. Whilst youngsters will enjoy convincing the snooty butler in the Spooky Mansion that he’s not alone, fans of Most Haunted can experience the spine-tingling thrill of joining the Haunted Warwick – Live! team as they film a live ghost hunt in the depths of the Castle. Meanwhile, the bravest can head out to The Haunted Castle after dark to pit your survival skills against the terrifying army of the dead. Travel through the Castle to make your escape and (hopefully!) live until sunrise in the Dead of Knight scare maze.
We did the Haunted Hallows trail which starts next to the Horrible Histories Maze. It takes you through a series of spooky settings with lots of skeletons, ghosts and mummies. There are sound effects to add to the atmosphere and along the way there are actors to bring it all to life. A favourite for us was the chance to take some spooky selfies.
There are lots of special shows to see many of which take place on the Dead Centre Stage in the castle courtyard itself. We saw The Wizard’s Apprentice which was great fun and suitable for all the family.
Of course, you can still see all the usual Warwick Castle attractions too. A real highlight for us was the The Falconer’s Quest which is new to Warwick Castle this year. We’ve always enjoyed the birds of prey displays, but this is something really quite special and unlike any other display I’ve seen. The birds fly so close to the audience, it’s breathtaking. It’s amazing to see the birds catch pieces of meat in the air and the finale is really worth seeing as there are so many birds of prey in the air together. A real must-see.
Disclosure: I was given tickets to enable me to review the event, but my opinions are my own.