Halloween Things To Do 2014

Published On October 20, 2014 | By Caroline Rundell | Things to do features

There’s so much happening this Halloween in Brighton with spook fests, haunted gardens, live music, club nights, film themed freak outs, ghost walks, Day of the Dead celebrations and burlesque. Here’s our comprehensive guide to scaring the bejeesus out of yourself and your loved ones whilst having a great time!


1.-events-page-logo-dayhween2Tulleys Pumpkin Patch and Spook Fest 2014 – Tulleys Farm

Voted the number one family Halloween event in the UK, Tulleys Pumpkin Patch and Spook Fest 2014 is jam packed with mini frights for the little spirits. Set in the heart of the stunning Sussex countryside, this year’s Pumpkin Patch and Spook Fest is bursting with pumpkins, spooky excitement, haunted houses, fun shows and the infamous Horrid Hayride.

Sat 27th Sept – Sun 2nd Nov

10am – 5pm – £36 for a family of four


1.-events-page-logo-nighthween1Shocktober Fest – Tulleys Farm

An interactive and immersive Haunted Adventure with six main Haunted attractions, which include the infamous Haunted Hayride, four very unique haunted house experiences and the haunted field. The Scream Park also incorporates three Food Courts, Scare Zones, Street Theatre and a LIVE Show Stage.

 

Sat 4th Oct – Sun 2nd Nov
5pm/6pm – From £9.95


outbreakOUTBREAK Brighton – South Downs National Park

A fully immersive, physical, horror experience. Think ‘Secret cinema’, meets ’28 Days Later’, crossed with Tough Mudder all in one place. Participants are picked up by military escort from a secret location in central Brighton and taken deep into the South Downs where there are put to their paces. It is as much an assault on the mind as it is the body and not for the faint hearted. Over 18’s only.

Thurs 23rd – Sun 26th Oct
Slots between 5pm – 8pm – £39.50 pp

Haunted Halloween Fun – Bordehill

Bordehill Garden was created in the early 1900’s with plants gathered by the great plant collectors from their travels to the Himalayas, China, Burma, Tasmania and the Andes – a legacy which today’s visitors continue to experience and enjoy. This Halloween meet Witches, wizards, owls and bats on the spooky Halloween trail around the garden, plus fun activities and games in the haunted marquee. Don’t forget the adventure playground too.
Fri 24th Oct – Sun 2nd Nov
10am t0 5pm – Adults £8/Children £5


 Drusillas Park Shriek Week – Drusillas Park

Stake out the fun at Drusillas this Halloween! Oodles of eerie Halloween events and seasonal surprises to keep your little horrors half term happy. Venture through the creepy cobwebbed corridors of Haunted Heights into the terror-tory of sin sisters, Hocus & Pocus as they play hide and shriek with the unsuspecting public! Thrill seekers are invited to knock on the trap door and discover the spook-tacular surprise within. Fang-tastically frightening tattoos and face painting is available.
Sat 25th Oct – Sun 2nd Nov
10am to 6pm – £17.50 OTD/£66 family of 4


DrawgasmArt Schism’s Halloween Drawgasm – Art Schism

Expect ghoulish surprises and nerve-jangling creations in a special Halloween themed Dragasm. Drawgasm aims to help liberate the imaginative centre inside us all, and formulate a fantasical world where all our visions can become incarnate – and maybe even Undead! Also don’t miss the work donated by special guest Ian Miller, known for his Lovecraft novel covers and illustrations for the Tolkein Beastury.

Thurs 30th October
8pm – 9.30pm – FREE


Frighten Brighton and Emporium presents Emporiumacabre II – Emporium

A day celebrating thrills, chills and all things seasonably fiendish! Don’t miss the Macabre Market for all your scary supplies, spooky screenings suitable for all ages, costume characters, special goulish guests with signings and chilling chat plus plenty of extra floorboard-creaking extra surprises. Followed by a free screening of Theatre of Blood, the grisly 1973 classic about an overlooked actor who exacts his gruesome revenges on a number of theatre critics.
Fri 31st Oct
11am – FREE


HORROR HOTEL poster1Horror HotelPalace Pier, Ghost Train

MAMA’s group of 13 artists aim to expand the excitement and theatrical illusion of today’s ghost train, by creating a one off exhibition that can be viewed on the tram as it travels through the ride. Including both students of Brighton University and Graduates based in the city, the artists work in a variety of media; including sculpture, painting, audio and visual arts, working together to create an all encompassing, unique experience.

Fri 31st Oct
5pm – 8pm – £3 (3 tokens)


Halloween and Dia De Los Muertos  – Sidewinder

Join Sidewinder for the biggest Halloween party in Kemptown. Live music from Son Pikkante, a tarot reader, face painting, and of course a costume contest! The party will continue till 2am with a DJ spinning tunes. Round two gets underway November 1st with Dia De Los Muertos (Day of the Dead). Live music from Neon Saints, burlesque, magic performances, the world-famous-in-Brighton Nacho hat and again partying with a DJ until 2am.
Fri 31st Oct – Sat 1st Nov
6pm – 2am – FREE


Twisted Fairy Tales – Proud Cabaret

A retro supper club offering a sumptuous 3 course menu and the best entertainment around. This Halloween, Proud’s scary fantasy world of dark decadence & debauchery will take you on a journey down the rabbit hole. See Alice and her friends as you have never seen them before and will only ever see them again in your nightmares.Tickets include a sumptuous 3 course dinner and spine-chilling cabaret show! Brought to you by the team behind London’s Proud venues.Thurs Oct 30th – Fri Oct Fri 31st & Sat Nov 1st
Doors 7pm – From £24


‘Adults Only’ Ghost Walk –  Starts at Brighton Town Hall

“There are hundreds of spirits who haunt the many parks, buildings and streets of Brighton,” said Edward White, a Ghostseeker who leads a new ‘Adults only’ guided tour through the city’s mysterious, unusual and supernatural history. Those who take the tour will see haunted sites and experience ghostly stories and mysteries from the 10th Century to the modern day.

Fri 31st Oct

7.30pm – 8.15pm – £5


Halloween Brighton 2014Copperdollar: Back of BeyondThe Old Market

Copperdollar’s parties are a visual feast of art, performance and music. Enter into the bizarre bonanza of Carny folk and find yourself drawn into their hypnotic world. Cut loose to the far side of reality, relax in a coffin and make friends with the dead. For this is a night to remember, a place you’ll never forget, where the future is past and yesterday hasn’t been!


Fri 31st Oct – Sat 1st Nov

8pm – £10


fiddler2Rocky Horror Picture Show Halloween – Fiddlers Elbow 

The Fiddler’s Elbow is a thriving traditional Irish pub in the heart pf Brighton. Said to serve the best pint of Guinness in the city (and maybe the cheapest too) You’ll find a great selection of whiskys and ales on offer too as well as a big screen usually for sports. Calling all you creatures of the night, come do the time warp with the Fiddlers this Halloween and they’ll make you shiver with anticipation! DJ Grandpa Abe. Prizes for best fancy dress. Guinness freebies.
Fri 31st Oct
8pm – 3am – 
FREE


drHalloween Weekend Ball – Doctor Brighton’s

Its that spooky time of year when all the ghosts and ghouls from this spectacular pub that’s been established for almost 30 years come out into the night to freak us all out and dance themselves dizzy to some great tracks. Check out the DJ from 9pm.

 

 

Fri 31st Oct
9pm – FREE


1609931_768226573240841_3955146536335091130_nJUICED Special | THE ALCATRAZ SLAUGHTER HOUSE  – Bedrock Brighton

With thousands of people descending on the city for one night only, the route to safety will not be easy.
Entering through the doors of Bedrock paves your way to the Alcatraz Slaughter House. Having housed some of the world’s most infamous criminals, not one person has ever escaped. It’s down to you to plan your escape attempt as you step foot inside the prison – making it out alive will be impossible!

Fri 31st Oct
9pm – FREE – £10


The 411 Launch Party – Halloween Bashment – Audio

The 411 is Brighton’s first and only dedicated weekly Bashment/Dancehall, Old Skool, hip hop and garage night each and every Wednesday at Audio. The official launch is happening on Halloween so to help with perennial questions on what to wear the 411 will be handing out discounted entry to anyone following their advice on theme.. PIMPS n HOE’S! They will be giving away free entry for life for best dressed girl and guy.
Fri 31st Oct
Doors 11pm – 
£3/£4/£5


Trailer Trash: American Horror Show Halloween Special – Komedia

Join Komedia and Trailer Trash! for this American Horror Story themed club event.  All the best scenes spliced up with djs, dancing and twisted neo-cabaret, aerial, acrobats, fire and dance live acts all based around the cult TV series. Expect gruesome treats, crazed visuals and DJ Jenna Allsopp. Dress to Distress and to impress – you’re going to die in there!

Fri 31st Oct

11pm – £5


Halloween Brighton 2014 The Halloween Horror Show – Hilton Brighton Metropole

Enjoy a sumptuous Halloween feast followed by a spectacular live floor show with a live band and dancing until the early hours. The event will be hosted by actor and television presenter Christopher Biggins. There will be Halloween themed games as well as auctions and a raffle offering exclusive and ‘money can’t buy’ prizes. The Ball will be raising funds for The Sussex Beacon – a charity offering specialist care and support to men, women and families affected by HIV.
Sat 1st Nov
7pm – 2am – 
£95pp/£850 for a table of ten


envyZombie Apocolypse – Envy

This night will be far from lifeless, you can take that to the grave. APOCALYPSE is all the fun and drunken shenanigans of an alternative house party, with none of the clean up… The only place you can play Bomberman while Limp Bizkit has the dance floor full. With video games, cheap drinks and ticket giveaways for best fancy dress. Plus two fantastic bands playing live – Collisions and The One Hundred.
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Sat 1st Nov
9pm – £5


platinum-cabaret-halloween-special-23Platinum Cabaret Halloween Special Ralli Hall Jewish Community Centre

This evening of terror, talent and tease combines gruesome Gorlesque, putrid pole, wicked witches, freak show fire and violent vocals from the devilish Verity Valentine. A strict fancy dress code means you can release your inner demons and have a chance to win first prize for the most shocking!! As we approach the witching hour and your minds are fully twisted, we enter the realm of DJ Rezound raising the dead and dancing ’til dawn!

Sat 1st Nov
9pm – £25 in advance


zaneHalloween House of Horrors with DJ ZANE LOWE Shoosh

Shooshh presents the Halloween House of Horrors… With Trick or Treaters left right and centre doing more tricks than giving out treats and Zane Lowe will be spinning the decks at Shooshh this Halloween! This is one night you don’t want to miss out on!!

 

Sat 1st Nov
10pm – £5 Guestlist b4 Midnight / £7 Entry


Brighton Halloween 2014Beach of the Dead Fundraiser Screening ‘Shaun of the Dead’ Duke’s at Komedia

Beach of the Dead, the inaugural zombie hoarde/walk has been greatly missed after a 2 year hiatus but never fear (or do!) as it’s returning from the dead for 2015! Dress to distress and shuffle along to Duke’s at Komedia for an intimate screening of the zombie classic ‘Shaun of the Dead’ to raise funds for this great events resurrection.

 

Sat 1st/2nd Nov
12am – £9.90 +BF

 

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About The Writer

Caroline moved to Brighton this year to study at the Brighton Journalist Works. Having completed her NCTJ diploma in journalism she has been writing features for the free monthly magazine at The Argus on events in West Sussex as well as interning for the news team at Juice 107.2. Caroline is passionate about healthy living, having completed diplomas in Naturopathy and Nutrition she writes a blog called Health and Happiness. She also likes yoga, pilates, running, deep house and techno music, positive thinking, sunshine and Brighton :-)