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Eleven Halloween events taking place in Suffolk and north Essex

PUBLISHED: 08:29 24 October 2017

Head to Framlingham castle to get into the Halloween spirit. Picture: CONTRIBUTED

Head to Framlingham castle to get into the Halloween spirit. Picture: CONTRIBUTED

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Halloween is fast approaching and there are a variety of events taking place across the county for everyone to enjoy.

Are you ready for Zombie Fest 3? Picture: ELLE Are you ready for Zombie Fest 3? Picture: ELLE

Zombie Fest 3

Mildenhall

October 28

Zombie Fest 3 is a 12-hour music and Halloween experience, it will have 10 arenas and more than 150 acts.

This year will be the third year the event has taken place, it is East Anglia’s biggest Halloween music festival.

Headlining the festival is drum, bass and electronic rock band Pendulum.

Other acts include BBC Radio 1 legend Grooverider, Friction and So Solid Crew’s Romeo and Lisa Maffia.

For tickets and more information on the festival visit the website.

Test your navigation skills in Southwold's Trick or Treat Maze. Picture: MIKE PAGE Test your navigation skills in Southwold's Trick or Treat Maze. Picture: MIKE PAGE

ScareTacular at Southwold Maize Maze

Southwold

October 21-29

There is so much on offer at the Southwold Maize Maze for all the family to enjoy.

Test your navigation skills in the Trick or Treat Maze, ride on the ghoulish pedal go-karts but watch out for creatures!

See how brave you are in the haunted marquee and design a pumpkin masterpiece in the carving station.

If you book tickets online entry is £6.75 each and under-threes go in for nothing.

You can book your tickets now on the website here.

Spooky Stories at Framlingham Castle is fun for all the family. Picture: CONTRIBUTED Spooky Stories at Framlingham Castle is fun for all the family. Picture: CONTRIBUTED

Spooky Stories at Framlingham Castle

Framlingham

October 23-29

Head to Framlingham Castle to listen to chilling storytellers revealing the truth about the fairytales you love.

It is a thrilling event for all the family to enjoy, show off your spooktacular costumes and compete in the fancy dress competition.

You can also get creative and make your own witch or wizard hat to take away with you.

There are lots of activities to take part in, you can see the timetable online.

To book tickets and to view the timetable click here.

Witches at Doomsday Halloween event in Colchester. Picture: SEANA HUGHES Witches at Doomsday Halloween event in Colchester. Picture: SEANA HUGHES

Doomsday Scream Park

Colchester

October 20-31

Doomsday is a scream-park event with four interactive attractions designed to scare and entertain you.

One of the attractions takes you back to the time of witches in the 17th Century and involves smoke effects, strobe lighting and graphic scenes.

Another attraction involves you entering a creepy twisted dolls’ house.

The attraction is unsuitable for children under-12.

To find out more about Doomsday visit the website.

Enjoy pumpkin carving with your children at Gloomsday. Picture: GETTY IMAGES/ISTOCKPHOTO/ROMRODINKA Enjoy pumpkin carving with your children at Gloomsday. Picture: GETTY IMAGES/ISTOCKPHOTO/ROMRODINKA

Gloomsday

Colchester

October 21-29

If Doomsday is too scary then sign yourself up for Gloomsday, a family-friendly Halloween festival.

There will be crazy characters, freaky food, and three haunted houses for adults and children to enjoy.

No matter how brave you may or may not be there is something here for everyone.

Why not have a go at carving a pumpkin too?

For more information about Gloomsday take a look at the website here.

Are you ready for a fright? Picture: CONTRIBUTED Are you ready for a fright? Picture: CONTRIBUTED

Scaresville

Kentwell Hall

October 4 - November 4

Find yourself full of adrenaline, walking through creepy dark rooms, forests and gardens. Get ready to scream and laugh like never before.

Your scary tour around the grounds will last about an hour – to maximise your scare experience it is best to come in groups of eight or more.

Scaresville is not for those who are squeamish, pregnant, claustrophobic, frail or faint-hearted.

You can find out more and book tickets on the website here.

Find out where you can pick a pumpkin here.

Watch the impressive laser show at Stonham Barns. Picture: ARCHANT Watch the impressive laser show at Stonham Barns. Picture: ARCHANT

Halloween Spooktacular at Stonham Barns

Stonham Barns

October 27

Head to Stonham Barns and be amazed by its laser and pyrotechnic show.

As well as this you can take part in Halloween games and a pumpkin carving competition.

There will also be a magician, a fancy dress costume competition and free face painting.

It is an event you won’t want to miss!

To find out more head to the website here.

Get your best Halloween costume on and head to Lackford Lakes. Picture: JUPITERIMAGES/GETTY IMAGES Get your best Halloween costume on and head to Lackford Lakes. Picture: JUPITERIMAGES/GETTY IMAGES

Haunted Hollow Family Night

Lackford Lakes

October 26

Enjoy a family night walk at Lackford Lakes this Halloween.

Make a bottle lantern to follow the torch-lit trail and visit the haunted hollow.

There will be spooky crafts and activities for the whole family.

You can dress up in something spooky but make sure you are warm.

To read more about the event check out the website.

Leo Massingham, 4, Macgregor Hale, 9, and Hector Hale, 5, who took part in the East Anglia Children's Hospice Glow Walk in Felixstowe last year. Picture: SU ANDERSON Leo Massingham, 4, Macgregor Hale, 9, and Hector Hale, 5, who took part in the East Anglia Children's Hospice Glow Walk in Felixstowe last year. Picture: SU ANDERSON

Sponsored Felixstowe Glow Walk

Felixstowe

October 28

Take part in a magical sponsored work organised by East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH).

Get creative with your costume as the best dressed will receive a prize.

After the walk there is a disco, face painting, and lots of games.

Entry includes light up head boopers, refreshments, medals and more.

For more information head to the website.

The full details of The Sanford project have been kept secret. Picture: GETTY IMAGES/ISTOCKPHOTO The full details of The Sanford project have been kept secret. Picture: GETTY IMAGES/ISTOCKPHOTO

The Sandford Project

Chelmsford

October 28

The Sandford Project is a scary Halloween experience where participants don’t know what is going to happen to them.

Guests will be transported to the project’s secret Chelmsford location, where they will be taken on an immersive trail experiencing horror face on.

Those who survive the project, a ball awaits you where fancy dress is rewarded.

This event is for people aged 18 and over.

To book tickets and read more go to the website.

The Suffolk Punch Trust Trail will be transformed for Halloween. Picture: LUCY TAYLOR The Suffolk Punch Trust Trail will be transformed for Halloween. Picture: LUCY TAYLOR

Halloween at the Suffolk Punch Trust

Hollesley

October 23-29 but closed on 24

Join in with the Halloween fun at the Suffolk Punch Trust this half-term.

There will be fun and frights for all the family and lots of activities to enjoy.

Take part in the terrifying trail, paint a pumpkin, and play a ghostly game.

The visitor centre and woodland walk will be decorated, so watch out for low flying witches and ghosts as you explore.

For more details and information visit the website here.

Keep busy this autumn half term with our nine things to do in Suffolk and north Essex

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