Halloween 2021 is anticipated to be huge. Following the cancellation of last year's events due to coronavirus limitations, this Halloween is shaping up to be larger and scarier than ever. If you happen to be staying in Middlesbrough for this year's Halloween, or you are looking for somewhere different to spend it, take a look at our guide to what's going on in the area during Halloween.
And there are plenty of thrills and scares to be had in and around Middlesbrough to satisfy devils of all ages. But be warned: major event tickets are usually in high demand, so don't wait too long.
Scream Factory, Kirkleatham, Redcar
Middlesbrough is well aware of this frightening attraction that is back again for 2021 with two new scares and 'RIP' upgrades, as well as terrifying tours for all ages - the adventurous can travel through the award-winning attraction alone, there's an Extreme Tour and a Children's Twilight Tour. The Extreme Tour goes on sale to the general public on Friday, October 8, with tickets starting at £20. More information and how to book may be found here.
Halloween Fun, Newham Grange Farm, Middlesbrough
For Halloween 2021, the Coulby Newham farm is hosting two new events: a pumpkin trail and pumpkin picking event and a spooktacular tales and fancy dress event.
The excitement begins on Saturday, October 23, when children may have a delightfully scary time. Here's where you can find out more and make a reservation.
Halloween Spooky Walk, Preston Park, Eaglescliffe
Are you daring enough to visit the park on Halloween? Preston Park will come alive with the sights and sounds of ghosts and ghouls for a family-friendly event suited for all ages. A separate stroll for smaller children is also available, complete with frightening activities and entertainment. Sunday, October 31, 2021, from 3 p.m. until 8 p.m. Find out more here.
Halloween, The Empire, Middlesbrough
Early bird tickets for the Tangerine club night, which will feature The Lunatics Circus, are already on sale at the Middlesbrough club. Expect death-defying stunts and a supporting cast of oddities, as well as the Empire being lit up like never before. Details for Sunday, October 31, can be found here.
Psycho Path, Burnopfield, County Durham
Psycho Path Tales, billed as the North East's largest scream park, takes place at Lintz Hall Farm on Fridays and Saturdays during October.
An outdoor path called Psycho City is based on a post-apocalyptic setting and requires visitors to cross a supposedly abandoned wasteland. Anybody daring enough can walk into iScream to explore a disorienting house of horrors. Tickets start at £23, and an adult must accompany minors between the ages of 13 and 16. Info here.