From carving pumpkins to scream themed club nights, Halloween Brighton has many tricks up its sleeve. With its rich history and being home to one of the countries most haunted houses, Brighton is sure to raise your heartbeat this October.
This is our guide to Halloween in Brighton and Sussex, covering everything from activities for kids to nightmare-inducing horror mazes. Enjoy!
For the ghost hunters
Brighton is rich in the weird and the wonderful. The town’s unique past makes it a popular destination for ghost hunters. Explore the city’s rumoured haunted areas and visit those whose spirits have remained after centuries. The Brighton Ghost Tours will be running extra tours while the veil is thin. Hunting these ghosts isn’t for the faint-hearted! Check out our pubs by area page for recommendations on post hunting brews to restore your spirits!
"I prefer my spirits in a bottle"
If getting out in the thick of it isn’t your bag of tricks and you’d much rather some drink themed treats then have no fear (or have plenty). Lots of bars and pubs put on themed nights to celebrate the supernatural. The Mesmerist will be hosting their eighth annual Dia De Los Meurtos, Day of the Dead, celebration with live bands and plenty of tequila on November 2. In Hove, the George Payne will be hosting a weekend of live entertainment, spooky cocktails and family fun, whereas a little along the coast Malmaison are hosting a ‘Day of the Dead Liquid Brunch’. The Black Lion will be making sure its basement full of ghost don’t rest for the entire Halloween weekend with not stop DJs. No one will hear you scream in the soundproof booths at Lucky Voice with their spooky singalong and themed cocktail weekend.
Halloween for little horrors
From pumpkin carving to Halloween themed crafts, Halloween in Brighton and Sussex isn’t just for the thrill-seekers. Drusillas Park is running Sheik Week from the October 26 to November 3, where children can encounter creepy crawlies and find their way through a twisted terror maze. Prizes are on offer at Bodiam Castle’s Bat and Nature trail. There’s a host of spooky fun over at Blackberry Farm for all of Halloween half term, including VIP pumpkin carving with storytelling and face painting.
Fright Nights are essentially like walking into a real-life horror movie but in the middle of the Sussex countryside. Expect live (or should that be un-dead) actors, street entertainers, and mind tricking mazes as you are guided through a real deal Halloween experience. Shocktoberfest at Tulleys Farm features ten different scream attractions. Head into Hollingbury for a night of blood-curdling immersive horror and discover the murders of Jack the Ripper with Phileas Fogg’s Walk of Terror.
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