Staycation in Staffordshire and enjoy a spooktacular Halloween half term

Monday, 22nd October 2018

FAMILIES looking for something spooktacular to do this Halloween half term are being encouraged to check out some of the county’s great attractions.

Staffordshire has hundreds of exciting locations and attractions, including many leading national sites just waiting to be discovered over Halloween and the half term holidays.

With thrilling rollercoasters, terrifying scare mazes and spooktacular family entertainment, the 2018 Scarefest at Alton Towers Resort promises great entertainment for the whole family!

At Drayton Manor Park There’s more Treat Than Trick this year too.  It’s the perfect family Halloween event, packed full of freaky fun activities and entertainment!

Screamfest is back at the National Forest Adventure Farm too, and more terrifying than ever with 5 thrilling scare attractions that will chill your bones.

If Pumpkin Carving is your thing, there’s an exciting Event for Children and Adults at Dorothy Clive Garden in Market Drayton.  Enjoy a spooktacular session carving pumpkins.

If you’re after more frightening frolics then head to the Trentham Monkey Forest for a half-term Halloween spooktacular. Visit the Deadly Dungeon for face painting*, games, fancy dress and a very creepy colouring competition.

There’s also a packed programme of spooky half term fun at the World of Wedgwood.  Enjoy a day of discovery with Halloween pottery painting, take part in The Big Draw, the World’s Biggest Drawing Festival and try your hand at making a unique Christmas gift.

Mark Winnington, Cabinet Member responsible for tourism at Staffordshire County Council explained that the county had something for all the family, and the half-term holidays were a great opportunity to get out there and explore what is on offer.

Mark said: “Whether it’s the thrills of our theme parks and the scary mazes at Alton Towers or Drayton Manor Park, we’ll have something for everyone.  And, if this sounds too scary then there’s lots more gentler fun to be had too, like Pumpkin Carving, face painting, Halloween games and fancy dress.

“Staffordshire really is an amazing place to visit and I’d definitely urge people to opt for a staycation.  You’ll find out everything that’s going on this half term at”

Staffordshire’s tourism economy is worth around £1.7 billion annually with around 25 million people enjoying day or overnight trips to the county.  The sector also supports over 31,000 jobs.

People can find out more about the activities taking place during half term at