Get spooked - Halloween is here!

Stuck for Halloween plans? Rest assured, Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire’s line-up of spooky events is scarily good! From ghost hunts to pumpkin patches, there’s plenty to sink your teeth into.

Aberdeen Dark Side: Halloween Tour

Walk in the footsteps of murderers, learn the tales of the city’s witches, and more in this special Halloween walking tour! Your expert guide will walk you through the city’s darker history which is ought to shock you.

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Family Halloween Trail at Castle Fraser

This castle, which dates to the 1450s, just got a whole lot more eerie. One for the whole family, Castle Fraser invites you and yours to explore the gardens and follow the trail to claim spooktacular prizes.

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Festival of Darkness

Brought to you by North East Arts Touring (NEAT), the Festival of Darkness celebrates Aberdeenshire’s significant contribution to creating the world’s most famous vampire - Dracula.

To celebrate the 125th anniversary of Bram Stoker's 1897 novel 'Dracula', which was inspired by Slains Castle, the Festival of Darkness has pulled together a brilliant lineup of films for audiences to feast on.

Find out more by clicking here.

Ghost Hunt in Crathes Castle

Ghastly ghosts have taken over the once idyllic Crathes Castle! It’s up to you and the kids to head to the castle on the 29 October and track these intruders down.

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Halloween at Ellon Castle Gardens

It’s not just Castle Fraser and Crathes Castle that has been taken over by ghouls, ghosts, and witches! The 18th century gardens are ready to be explored in this family-fun event.

Northern Frights

Aberdeen-based horror entertainment company ‘Northern Frights’ has you covered if you are looking for a real scare! Their fantastic line-up of events include Zombie Outbreak Escape Rooms plus Aberdeen Horror Con!

Old Aberdeen Ghost Walk

This part of the city is no stranger to things that go bump in the night! Celebrate Halloween by discovering the strange occurrences in Old Aberdeen. You’ll learn about a haunted church, an alleyway that people wouldn’t dare go down, and other bizarre encounters.

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Pumpkin Patches

Get into the spirit of Halloween by decorating your home with your very own pumpkins! There are plenty of pumpkin patches in the area such as Udny Pumpkins and Westerton Farmers.

How will you celebrate?

We hope you have a fantastic Halloween whatever you get up to! This is of course just selection of amazing events happening throughout October. To discover more, head to our What’s On page.

All information is correct at the time of publishing, we recommend that you check opening times and information for individual places before visiting.

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