What’s On This 2021 ‘Spooky’ Halloween

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An unsettling mist is settling over Malvern. Reports of aliens flying overhead, snakes slithering through hotels, mysterious voices heard from churches and lots of other creepy things going on!

We’re sure we can hear magical witches, warlocks and wizards whispering in the darkness against a waning crescent slither of a moon. What magic and mystery will you find?

There are plenty of Halloween events taking place across The Malverns (Malvern, Tenbury Wells and Upton upon Severn) this year, including a real-life ghost hunt, murder mystery and spooky trails. Come and stay for a night or two to feel immersed in the variety of ‘spooky’ family fun activities or just pick your favourite experience for a day trip. There’s plenty going on! Find out what’s on this Halloween below – in no particular order. Wooooo!

Hocus Pocus Outdoor Cinema 30 October 2021

There will be two screenings, with the first one showing at 6pm, and second at 9pm. Viewers are asked to arrive up to an hour before the start of each screening.

The free open air showing takes place on Saturday 30 October 2021 at The Burgage, Tenbury Wells.

The event has been organised by Ludwig Arts and funded by ERDF Welcome Back Fund, which is administered by Malvern Hills District Council.

Picnics are welcomed and people are advised to wrap up warm and bring a torch.

Find out more about Hocus Pocus Outdoor cinema here.

Frightful Night Trail 27 – 30 October

Take a walk through the dark park, around our ponds and along the trees. Stay alert and stay together… there are some frightful experiences  coming.

Halloween Activities at Tenbury Wells Library – 50p per craft – various dates

Monday 25 October 2021 at 10am – Monster Mania Story Time
Story, colouring and mask making.

Tuesday 26 October 2021 at 11am – Fuzzy Spider Fun
Story, games and craft.

Thursday 28 October 2021 at 11am – Winnie The Witch and Wilbur Fun Morning
Dress up, cake, games and craft all with a witchy theme.

Thursday 28 October 2021 at 2:30pm – Build A Bat
A small cute craft for children aged 2+.

Upton upon Severn Pumpkin Trail – 29-30 October 2021

Calling all witches, wizards, ghosts, cats.. come and join Upton Tourist Information Centre in their Town Pumpkin Trail this Halloween Half Term.

Pumpkin Heroes at Upton Baptist Church – 31 October 2021

You are invited to a Pumpkin Heroes Party on Sunday 31 October 2021 – 4pm-5pm. With Pumpkin Carving, Crafts, games…come on an adventure with Patch the Pumpkin, his friends and the being Generous theme, this Halloween. More information coming soon…

‘The Nunnery’ Ghost Hunt – 31 Oct to 1 Nov 2021 8pm – 3am

The Community of the Holy Name established the convent in Ranelagh Road in 1879

This is a large site with a beautiful church situated in the middle of it. You will have access to the Church which will be our base room, the corridors leading to the church, Harvest House and Sanctuary house ( where the Nuns lived) and a huge network of basement rooms , the basement is a total maze and are situated under the whole complex!

Mappy Halloween at The Beauchamp Arms – 30 October 2021

Join us for our first Mappfest 2022 fundraiser! Enjoy a haunting night of live music, dancing and drinking! Free entry to the party and £2 to enter our fancy dress competition! Prizes to be won! We will also be holding a raffle. All money raised will go towards Mappfest 2022. More details coming soon.

Double Double Toil and Trouble : A Halloween Murder Mystery Evening – 31 October 2021 6:30pm to 10:30pm

A once in  a lifetime opportunity to use real ghost-hunting equipment in an actual haunted convent. The Community of the Holy Name established the convent in Ranelagh Road in 1879 and was once home to 250 nuns. The grounds still boast a beautiful church and houses connected via an underground maze. Those who live nearby have reported singing and chanting can be heard at times when the church is empty, and builders noticed tools going missing and strange noises while carrying out upkeep.

It is 1899. George Sweet, the 5th Earl of Coddingham, is hosting one final party on Halloween Night at Leigh and Bransford Memorial Hall. As well as having to investigate the murder, characters will have their own objectives to complete and additional mysteries.

Family Halloween Party – 29 October 2021

A spooky and fun evening of dancing and games at Malvern Cube. Open to all the family, and no unaccompanied children will be admitted. Light refreshments available to purchase on the night. Dressing up not mandatory but prizes given for the Funniest Costume, Scariest Costume, Best Costume and Most Creative Costume.

Family Halloween & Fireworks Spectacular 23 October 2021 5:00pm – 8:30pm

Halloween festivities being held at Norton Parish Hall including a fancy dress competition and pumpkin lantern competition followed by fireworks. There will be food and refreshments available.

Halloween at Ralph Court – 17 October to 31 October 2021        

Aliens, clowns, witches, graveyards and so much more; this Halloween at Ralph Court you’ll find over three acres of festivities. All manner of spooky and scary entities come to life with visual and sound effects, animatronics and light shows.

The Wizards of Once Halloween Quest at Witley Court (EH) – 23 to 31 October 2021 10:00am to 5:00pm

Witley Court (English Heritage) is holding a Halloween quest inspired by  Cressida Cowell’s bestselling Wizards of Once series. Will you find the ingredients for the Spell to get rid of Witches and uncover the location of the Cup of Second Chances? Also a fancy dress competition will be held via social media.

A special Halloween workshop with @MarkJenkinsArt at Studio 2 – The Fold 30 October 2021 2:00pm – 4:00pm (SOLD OUT)

Get creative at this special Halloween workshop at The Fold in Bransford. Come along to create a spooky garland to hang in your home! SOLD OUT – Please check the website for cancellations.

Autumn Harvest Market at The Fold – 23 October 2021 2:00pm – 5:00pm

The Fold is hosting an Autumn Harvest Market, a ideal event to kick off the October half term. There will be a range of wonderful stallholders sharing their seasonal crafts, food and gifts. Included in the festivities is fantastic live music, pumpkin carving and mask making in the Kids Zone.

Halloween Party Night at The Lenchford Inn – 30 October 2021 7:00pm

Join The Lenchford Inn for Halloween Party, with an extra treat (or trick?) for those in fancy dress. This is an over 18s event. Free admission.

Creepy Crawly Halloween Show at Colwall Park Hotel – 29 October 2021 11:00am

Come meet a wide selection of animals from insects to maggots, mini-beasts to reptiles, even to pythons! Also a prize for best dressed. ​

Halloween Light Spooktacular at The Colwall Park Hotel 25 – 31 October 2021 5:30pm – 8:30pm

Every evening from 25 to 31 October the Colwall Park Hotel is putting on a spooktacular lights and music show. Kids will be well catered for with free sweets and a prize for the best dressed.

Murder Mystery at Manor Sports Club- 31 October 7pm – 10pm

VegLife is hosting a ‘foodie’ and a ‘human Cluedo’ event on Halloween night at the Manor Sports Club. Each person is given a “weapon” which is anything from an everyday item such as a mobile phone to a more peculiar item such as a pumpkin! They are also given a “victim” who can be anyone at the event and a “location” which can be anywhere in the event. They must then tactfully hand their weapon to their victim or have it passed to them at some point during the evening to complete their “murder”! They will then be given a new murder by the host. The person with the most “murders” at the end of night will win a prize. Read the menu here.

Halloween with the Funky Junky Monkeys

A terrifying Halloween at the Green Dragon with the fiendish Funky Junky Monkeys.

Colwall Park Comedy Night 15 October 2021 8:00pm

This comedy night is sure to set the Halloween scene with cackles of laughter. The ticket price includes either a fish and chip or halloumi and chip supper. This event is suitable for over 18s only.

Spooky Woodland Walk at Witley Court (EH) 29 – 31 October 2021 5:30pm, 6:30pm and 7:30pm

In the eerie shadows of Witley Court (English Heritage) ghost-hunting storytellers are waiting to take you on a spooky woodland walk. With fantastical tales full of mysterious and uncanny goings-on this event will get the whole family in the Halloween mood. Suitable for families with children aged 5-12.

The Pumpkin Patch Ball at Malvern Theatres – 28 October 2021 10:30am – 12:30pm

Bring your 5 – 8 year old little pumpkins along to the Malvern theatres Pumpkin Patch Ball for this energetic workshop including dance and craft.

The Rocky Horror Show Live Streaming – 28 October 2021 at Malvern Theatres

Ready to thrill you with fun and naughty moments, Richard O’Brien’s legendary rock ‘n’ roll musical, The Rocky Horror Show, comes to the big screen near you. This special Halloween live performance will be broadcast from the Sadler’s Wells Peacock Theatre in London’s West End.

Torch Light Night – 29 October 2021 – ​7.00pm to 10.30pm (last entry 8.30pm)

Come and enjoy our 3 mazes at night with your head torches, lamps, phone torches or 10 Million Candle Power Torch Spotlight Search Flood Light!

Family Halloween Party – (no unaccompanied children or grown-ups!) – 30 October 2021 at Malvern Cube

Join our Youth Work team for a spooky evening of dancing and games. Open to all the family, no unaccompanied children will be admitted. Light refreshments available to purchase on the night. Dressing up not mandatory but prizes given for the Funniest Costume, Scariest Costume, Best Costume and Most Creative Costume. 

Halloween Shopping

Many of our local shops are getting in the spooky spirit so why not do some shopping. Mr Thom’s Finest Chocolates, Sweets and Ices in Tenbury Wells, have some terrifyingly delicious treats, including yummy spooky chocolate buns. In Malvern more treats can be found at Chocolate Avenue and Sweet Street.

Fancy dress and scary decorations are available from Malvern Party and Balloons and Special Occasions in Tenbury Wells.

For adult witches and warlocks, head to the Witchbox website to purchase a monthly subscription box for that perfect spell.

Where to Find That Perfect Pumpkin

Carving pumpkins is an age-old tradition and seeing their glowing smiles in the dark is one that continues year after year. You can even pick your own pumpkin at Clive’s Fruit Farm and Top Barn Farm and Broadfields Pumpkin Patch.