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6 spooky events in Dorset for Halloween

PUBLISHED: 16:04 13 October 2017 | UPDATED: 16:05 13 October 2017

Enchanting illuminations at Abbotsbury (Photo by Stephen Banks)

Enchanting illuminations at Abbotsbury (Photo by Stephen Banks)


We take a quick look at some of the spookiest events across Dorset this October

Enchanted Illuminations at Abbotsbury - 12-29 October

Theatre lighting is used after dark to highlight the autumn foliage at Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens, creating huge architectural shapes as you follow lantern lined paths. Normal admission applies, except on the three Halloween family fright nights (26-28 October)

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The Great Brownsea Island Storybook Adventure - 21–29 October

Join this free trail with a spooky twist to help celebrate Hallowe’en on the island. Also daily Family Red Squirrel Walks at 11.30am & 2pm.

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Halloween Week - 21-29 October

There is a whole week of Halloween activities on at Studland Bay this year with trails, crafts and more spooky happenings.

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Crafty’s Creepy Castle - 25 October

What haunted happenings are making things go bump in the night? Come in your scariest Hallowe’en costume and join the adventure. Starts at 1.30pm.

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Fright Night Walks - 27 October

Take a stroll through the eeire scrub at Avon Heath Country Park that promises a few scary surprises along the way. Claim your prize if you can hold your nerve until the end…

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Highcliffe Castle Halloween Extravaganza - 29 October

Enjoy Halloween games such as ghoulish skittles and meet Highcliffe’s owls before a craft activity at the end of your trip. Tickets available for half hourly slots.

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Things to do in Dorset this month - We round up some of the best events and things to do across Dorset this month


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