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Ghoulish Goings-on at UNESCO World Heritage Site Blenheim Palace’s Hallowe'en Half Term Fright-Fest




Blenheim Palace is running some spooky goings on during half term, from October 22 to 31, including a new spooky family-friendly evening trail.

Things that go bump in the night – and day – will create a spooky half term experience for all the family with Hallowe'en entertainment that includes nerve-jangling activities, spine-chilling statues, scary stories, fiendishly fiery performers, pumpkin carving and ghostly train rides.

Hop on board the mini ghost train for a trip through the ‘Terrifying Tunnel’, come face to face with spooky statues in the palace and see if you can spot the Beasts of Blenheim, lurking amongst its paintings and artefacts.

Hallowe'en at Blenheim Palace
Hallowe'en at Blenheim Palace

For younger visitors there’s also the chance to listen to a selection of spook-tacular scary stories.

There’s daily Frightful Fire performances in the Great Court daily and don’t miss the new Bat Trail in the Walled Garden.

In addition to all the special activities and the chance to take in the opulent interiors of the palace, you can also enjoy a stroll around the ‘Capability’ Brown parkland with lots of guided walks to explore the estate.

Blenheim Palace Hallowe'en
Blenheim Palace Hallowe'en

The Walled Garden Adventure Playground and the Pizza Café will also be open plus there’s a special Hallowe'en-themed afternoon tea available in the Orangery Restaurant – pre-booking online is required.

All daytime Hallowe'en-themed activities are included with a Palace, Park and Gardens admission ticket.

New for 2021, from 5.15pm to 10pm is the spooky family-friendly trail, which will lead visitors from one ghostly space to another – if they dare!

Watch out for flickering flames in the fiendish fire garden, daring fire artists and grinning, glowing pumpkins.

Blenheim Palace Hallowe'en
Blenheim Palace Hallowe'en

Wind your way through the illuminated haunted woods filled with creepy neon cobwebs, ghastly ghouls, wicked witches, larger-than life spiders and beastly bats. Then discover the Secret Garden filled with more hidden surprises. Could it be a trick of the light or do things really go ‘bump in the night’?

Calm your nerves with a reviving hot toddy or a devilishly decadent hot chocolate.

The cost of the Hallowe'en at Blenheim Palace trail (£15 adult, £10 children) is a separate charge from the daytime activities. Pre-booking required.

For more information on Hallowe'en and October half-term activities, opening times and admission prices and to book for the Hallowe'en at Blenheim Palace trail, visit www.blenheimpalace.com

Blenheim Palace Hidden Secrets Spy Tours for Hallowe'en Picture: Andrew Ogilvy Photography
Blenheim Palace Hidden Secrets Spy Tours for Hallowe'en Picture: Andrew Ogilvy Photography
Blenheim Palace Hallowe'en
Blenheim Palace Hallowe'en
Blenheim Palace Spooky Tours Picture: Andrew Ogilvy Photography
Blenheim Palace Spooky Tours Picture: Andrew Ogilvy Photography
Blenheim Palace Crescent Moon. Photo: Richard Haughton 2020© Sony Music2
Blenheim Palace Crescent Moon. Photo: Richard Haughton 2020© Sony Music2


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