Fancy a fright? Here’s what’s on this Halloween

It’s the most frightful time of the year. From chilling ghost tours to sinister parties, take a look at the spooky happenings taking place across the city.

Fright Nights: Aston Alive! | Aston Hall | October 25 – 26

Are you brave enough to explore Aston Hall after hours?

Never a venue to shy away from its spooky surroundings, Aston Hall is once again hosting a bunch of events during Halloween for everyone to enjoy. Fright Nights: Aston Alive! will allow you to step into the mansion after hours – if you’re brave enough. Other events include Ghostly Encounters, Family Friendly Ghost Tales and Aston Hall’oween. To find out more about the events and to book your tickets, click here. There are plenty of fantastic events happening across the Birmingham Museums, so make sure you head over to their individual websites for full listings.

Live Scare Halloween Experience | Escape Live | Select nights between October 26 – November 3

Can you save Amy before the time runs out in Room 13 at Escape Live

Are you brave enough to take on a challenge? Escape Live are ramping up the scares in two of their award-winning rooms. On select dates, you’ll be able to take on either Room 13 or The Haunting of Dr Wilson’s Office for an escape room with a twist. As you’re trying to break free within the allotted time, expect scares along the way that will take your challenge to the next level. Click here to find out more and book your tickets.

Killer Brunch Social | Flight Club | October 26 – 27

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Leading darts venue Flight Club is hosting its very first Halloween party, where it will be giving its stylish Birmingham venue and Social Brunch a spooky twist. Expect a devilish cocktail upon your arrival, before indulging in bottomless pizza, prosecco and challenging your friends at some killer games of darts. Tickets are priced between £25 – £30. Click here to secure your spot now! 

Read our review of Flight Club’s Social Brunch here!

The Haunted Halloween Quiz | The Botanist | October 30

The Botanist Birmingham

It’s time to get quizical! If parties and scary movies just simply aren’t your thing, then why not put your Halloween knowledge to the test and join The Botanist for a haunted quiz. With a scary music round, questions on all things horror and some spooky cocktails to boot, it’s a great reason to gather your pals and enjoy a chilling night out with a twist. Click here to book your team in now.

Paint The Scream for Halloween | Purecraft Bar & Kitchen | October 30

Paint The Scream! at Purecraft

Everyone knows this hugely famous painting by Edvard Munch, well now’s your chance to recreate it for yourself just in time for Halloween. Grab your paints and brushes and join PopUp Painting at Purecraft Bar & Kitchen as you dive into creating your very own version of The Scream. Alongside a professional guided tutor, your ticket price also includes all materials and a playlist to get you in the mood. You’ll even get to take your canvas painting home with you at the end of the session. Book your tickets by clicking here.

Shaun of the Dead with Halloween Cocktails|The Electric Cinema| October 31

Grab your Cornettos and make your way to The Electric Cinema on Halloween for a very special screening of the Edgar Wright’s hilarious black comedy Shaun of the Dead – complete with Halloween-themed tipples. Oh, did we mention that Shaun and Ed will be serving you four cocktails during appropriately timed moments in the movie for an extra hint of comedic value? Hosted by the Wine Events Company, the evening will kick off at 7.30pm. Book your tickets and find out more info here.

A Spooktacular Halloween Party | Botanical Gardens | October 31

Experience a spooky evening at Birmingham Botanical Gardens

Embark on a chilling family adventure at Birmingham Botanical Gardens as  it hosts a Spooktacular Fairytale Halloween Party. This is your chance to experience Halloween, but not as you know it where families can enjoy craft activities, live entertainment, delicious street food from vendors at Digbeth Dining Club and so much more. Sure to be a great evening for all ages, you can find out more information and book tickets here.

Magic Door Halloween Speical | Lab 11 | November 1

Join Magic Door for Halloween. Credit: Patrick Felming

Fancy something a little different than a creepy film screening? Magic Door is hosting its second Halloween party at Lab 11 – and you won’t want to miss it. Dead brides will be roaming the venue as hosts and expect each room you walk through to be themed with thrilling installations. Halloween outfits are strongly encouraged for this one, so don’t be shy in pulling out all the stops! Tickets are up for grabs here.

Halloween Movie Special | Town Hall | October 31

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Step back in time with Town Hall and immerse yourself in a chilling silent screening of The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1923) accompanied by the sound of the hall’s historic organ. Tickets for this cost £18 per person and can be booked by clicking here.

Spooky Cocktails | Harvey Nichols | Now – November 3

Sip on spooky cocktails at Harvey Nichols

Offering more of a treat than a trick, this Halloween, Harvey Nichols has created four signature spooky concoctions for you to enjoy. Available at the stylish bar in the luxurious store at the Mailbox, there are four chilling potions to choose from including El Díablo, The Blood of Mayahuel, Strawberry & Orange Margarita and Corpse Revivor. In true celebration of Day of the Dead, these tipples are available until Sunday, November 3.

ScareSide | Southside | October 26 – 31

Live actors are bringing Southside to life this Halloween. Credit: Kal Ahmed

Offering thrills, chills and everything in-between, this Halloween Southside is being transformed for six days of frighteningly fun activities for all the family to enjoy including a hair-raising terror maze, pumpkin patch, fairground rides, street performances and so much more. Taking place outside Birmingham Hippodrome on Hurst Street, ScareSide will run from 12pm daily, with refreshments available until 10pm every night. Prizes will also be up for grabs for the best fancy dress costume! Don’t miss out, click here for more information.

Spooky Happenings | Selfridges | October 25 – 31

As well as turning orange on the outside as part of the Halloween season, Selfridges is hosting a great range of events in store. If you’re heading out to a party, why not book in for a spooky makeover with brands including Urban Decay, MAC, Anastasia Beverly Hills and Illamasqua. Sessions are priced between £30 – £65, redeemable against products purchased on the day. Click on a brand name now to book your spot. Oh, and not forgetting that Fumo has designed a delicious Halloween cocktail for you to enjoy on Level 4.

Elsewhere, the store is also hosting a spooky party for adults on Saturday, October 26 – and it’s completely free to attend! Including deliciously ghoulish refreshments, mysterious makeovers, complimentary nail art, Psychic Sister readings, entertainment and of course, a shopping experience to help you find your most spooktacular look, click here to book your spot for Time to Terrify. Little ones can also take part in a huge pumpkin hunt on Level 1. The hunts will run between Saturday 26 – Thursday 31 between 11am and 3pm. Book a ticket here!

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