Halloween seems to be gaining traction as a major event in the UK these days. And while you might not like the cash-grab of the retailers to get you buying theme-related tatt, bear in mind that Halloween is thought to have originated with the ancient Celtic festival of Samhai. In those days people would light bonfires and wear costume and carve turnips to ward off roaming ghosts, because it seems there’s a collective global belief that this time of year is when the spirits go wandering.
To get into the spirit of Halloween this year, CSSC has got lots on offer to keep members of all ages entertained. If you love to go and see scary movies as the nights draw in, then our cinema offers available in the Online Shop will help you save as you indulge. With some iconic re-releases like 'Hellraiser', 'Close Encounters' and 'The Shining' due in October, there are also some big titles set to hit the screens at all the major chains including 'Jigsaw', 'Thor: Ragnarok', 'Jungle', 'Happy Death Day' and 'The Ritual' to name a frightful few. With member vouchers and e-codes, you can grab tickets to all the big chains and plenty of independent cinemas for as little as £5.25.
There’s plenty of Halloween-themed opportunities to explore in our Event listings and Taster Days. Why not try your hand at blacksmithing? Those near North Yorkshire can sign up to a beginner’s workshop in North Allerton on Sunday 22 October. Thrill-seekers in Devon can get their fill by celebrating the spooky season with Crealy Adventure Park, also on the 22 October. If you’re in Tyne, Wear & Northumberland why not take part in the Halloween Themed Active Workplace Games? CSSC TWN is looking for 12 people to represent them as a team in the fun-filled challenges; last chance to sign up is Tuesday 10 October!
If you you’ve missed out on some of the events and outings, it’s always best to browse what’s on offer in the months ahead, so you have plenty of time to sign up and get a spot.
Lots of exciting Halloween trips including Warner Bros. Harry Potter Studio tour and tickets to the theatre to see The Addams Family closed for booking in September. So, if you missed out this year, be sure to get in early next year.
If you like your Halloween entertainment a little more physical, then take advantage of our partnership with Merlin Attractions this October. Legoland has added Ollie’s Campfire Stories to the roster, and this year’s Big Build will be a giant Lego Minifigure Skeleton. New to Thorpe Park’s offerings for 2017 are zombie-themed thrills with Living Nightmare and Walking Dead: Sanctum. Chessington’s ‘Howloween’ claims to be bigger and better than ever with new attractions Creepy Caves Unearthed and spooky story-time with Room on the Broom.
So grab a pumpkin, get the sweets ready and enjoy Halloween even more with CSSC this year.