GUIDE: Halloween events in Northamptonshire 2015

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A round-up of spooky events to celebrate Halloween in Northamptonshire

WHAT: Horrordrome

WHERE: The Picturedrome, Northampton

DATE: Saturday, October 31

TIME: 8pm

PRICE: £5 entry

OTHER INFO: Whether your costume is nasty or nice make sure you dress to scare and prepare yourself for what lies within The Horrordrome!

Live music from Whiteroom - prizes for best dressed.

WEBSITE: {http://www.seetickets.com/…/the-picturedrome-northam…/907207|Horrordrome|}

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WHAT: Andy Skanks Halloween Horror Show

WHERE: Garibaldi Hotel, Baliff Street, Northampton

DATE: Saturday, October 31

TIME: 9am-1am

OTHER INFO: Monster Mash, Timewarp, Thriller....you will hear none of them. Those and more will be played in abundance I am sure in many other places.

Instead, expect - Tropical Voodoo Rhythms - Spooky SKA and more of what you expect from Dr. Skank.

We will have some special drinks on offer, as well as a few other surprises.

We would like you to ‘Dress to Distress’ - suggested theme is Classic Slasher Films

Best outfit wins booze.

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WHAT: Halloween Spooktacular

WHERE: Daventry Country Park

DATE: Friday, October 30

TIME: 3pm

PRICE: Free

OTHER INFO: Sweets and chocolate will be among the hidden treats up for grabs at the event.

Children are invited to wear Halloween fancy dress and register at the visitor centre to take part in a competition to find the best costumes – this year’s categories are for Scariest, Cutest and Most Creative.

The treat hunt will take place in the play area for the under 5s and around the wider park grounds for 5 to 12-year-olds.

All children must be accompanied by an adult during the event and will need to bring torches with them as it will be getting dark at that time of the afternoon.

Families wishing to take part are encouraged to fill in and cut out the attached coupon and take it along to the event to register, with every child registering receiving a free gift.

WEBSITE: Halloween Spooktacular

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WHAT: Halloween Rocks

WHERE: Wicksteed Park, Kettering

DATE: Saturday October 31

PRICE: £25pp

OTHER INFO: Rock out with a live Halloween band, hot fork buffet and disco with Big Bopper Entertainment, tickets are £25pp, fancy dress optional but encouraged

WEBSITE: Wicksteed Park

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WHAT: Ghost Walks

WHERE: Meet outside St Peter’s church, Marefair, Northampton, NN1 1SR

This year the walk will explore the Heritage Gateway to Northampton, situated on the historic Black Lion Hill

DATE: October 26-29 (7pm & 9pm) & October 30 & 31 (5pm, 7pm & 9pm)

PRICE: All tickets - £10. Walk lasts approximately 1hr 10 mins

TICKETS: 01604 631764 / 07711 540546, info@lookingglasstheatre.co.uk, www.lookingglasstheatre.co.uk, www.royalandderngate.co.uk

OTHER INFO: The theatrical guide will take you on a journey through tales of the ghostly and macabre from this historically significant part of the town.

Children’s Ghost Walks and optional Halloween Craft Activities – October 26 at 11am & 2pm

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WHAT: Rocky Horror Nights

WHERE: Whittlebury Hall

DATE: Friday, October 30

TIME: Starts 7.30pm, disco until 12.30am

PRICE: From £49 per person including a three-course dinner, half a bottle of house wine and entertainment

From £99 per person including the event, overnight stay with full English breakfast and full use of The Leisure Club facilities.

OTHER INFO: A tribute to The Rocky Horror Picture Show, featuring singers, dancers and actors who play accurate portrayals of the original movie cast.

You could even join in the Horror Show and dress up!

WEBSITE Rocky Horror Nights

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WHAT: Flame & Thunder 2015

WHERE: Santa Pod Raceway,

DATE: Saturday, October 31

PRICE: Online/telephone booking required for adults. Free entry for kids (under 16s, max 3 per adult)

OTHER INFO: Flame & Thunder is an action packed day for all the family featuring motorsport stunts and Drag Racing.

Witness a huge gathering of jet vehicles and experience 300mph Nitro guzzling Top Fuel dragsters along with cars and bikes from all classes of Drag Racing. Watch stunt displays including Monster Trucks, Freestyle Motocross, Drifting and Stunt Riders. The climax of the day will be a huge firework display and massive bonfire.

WEBSITE: Flame and Thunder

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WHAT: OUTDOOR CINEMA – ‘AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON’ (15)

WHERE: East Carlton Country Park, near Corby – LE 16 8YF

DATE: FRIDAY OCT 30 – Doors 7pm – Film approx 8.30pm

Price – All tix £10 (15’s and over only)

Other info

Book online only at www.billetto.co.uk/lunaflix25

Classic 80’s horror/comedy on a HUGE screen in the wood – look out behind you! Show Introduced by British Film Director Jeremy Wooding discussing his own new werewolf film BLOOD MOON – DVD copies to be won too!

Come as a ‘werewolf victim’ scar transfers etc! Eat Hot food in ‘THE SLAUGHTERED LAMB cafe (with free parking)

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WHAT: Dr Frights Halloween Nights

WHERE: White Nurseries, Clay Lane, Earls Barton

DATE: October 16 - October 31 (closed Monday 19 and October 26)

TIME: Gates open at 7:00pm and the last admission on any night will be no later than 10:00pm. The main event, including attractions will close at 10:30pm. Our after event bar will open until 11:00pm.

PRICE: Prices between £15.95 and £22 depending on date/advance booking

OTHER INFO:Simply put, it contains walk through horror attractions of a varying theme. In each attraction you will follow a dark and winding trail that will (hopefully) lead you to the exit. Along the trail you will encounter special effects, lighting effects, loud sound effects and most importantly live actors. All set out to make you jump, scream and laugh in equal measure!

WEBSITE: Dr Fright’s Halloween Nights

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WHAT: Trick or train! British Military Fitness to host spooky fitness session in Northampton

WHERE: Abington Park

DATE: Saturday, October 31

TIME: 9.30am

OTHER INFO: British Military Fitness is encouraging members and non members alike to come down to Abingdon Park to take part in a spooky fancy dress fitness class.

The class will consist of British Military Fitness’ usual blend of fun and fitness, with a selection of special spooky exercises making an appearance.

Participants are encouraged to bring their children along to the session.

WEBSITE: Trick or Train

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WHAT: Charity Children’s Halloween Party

WHERE: Phoenix Bar, Northampton, NN1 1PD

DATE: Saturday, October 31

TIME: 1-5pm

OTHER INFO: There will be a ‘best dressed competition, alongside other competitions and lots of fun and games.

Raising much needed funds Joey Ziadi. Joey was born with one of the rarest blood conditions in the world, Diamond Blackfan Anaemia (DBA), which affects just 800 people across the world, 125 of which are in the UK. Joey is in need of a bone marrow transplant. http://www.findjoeyamatch.com/

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WHAT: Halloween party for kids

WHERE: Earls Barton Working Men’s Club

DATE: Saturday, October 31

TIME: 6-8pm

PRICE: Free

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