Things are getting spooky for families at Blenheim Palace

Blenheim Palace
Blenheim Palace

Families can discover a ‘spooktacular’ October half term at Blenheim Palace from Saturday, October 20, to Sunday, November 4.

From spooky storytelling to mini-beasts and fire performances, to ghost trains, there promises to be something ghoulishly fun for all the family to enjoy.

Enjoy a wickedly fun time with a range of activities for all ages

Enjoy a wickedly fun time with a range of activities for all ages

A must-visit for ghost-hunters is the Spooky Tour of the Palace on Wednesday, October 31, at 5.30pm.

In the Great Court a wicked wizard stilt-walker will be wandering along with fascinating fire performances as visitors head towards the Stables Courtyard to hear ghoulish tales and spooky storytelling.

There’s also the chance to head outside to take the ghost train to the Pleasure Gardens and discover lurking monsters in the Marlborough Maze for a Halloween treat.

Families can get up close to real mini-beasts with Amate Animalia, who will be bringing tarantulas, snakes and much more for an interactive visit.

And Blenheim will be hosting a ghoulishly themed fireworks display on Saturday, November 3.

In addition to petrifying pyrotechnics, there will be frightful light projections and the eerie evening will include plenty of thrills and chills with various paranormal activities.

Guests can watch a witch take to the sky on a broomstick as she ‘flies’ across a trapeze, discover a levitating gargoyle human statue lurking among the crowd and be wowed by terribly tall Halloween stilt- walkers featuring skeletons, zombies and even the Grim Reaper himself.

There will be gliding ghosts, weeping angels moving mysteriously around the courtyard and a scary skeleton cycling on a penny-farthing.

Blenheim Palace will be supporting Oxfam during the event and will be donating £2 per ticket to the charity.

Visit blenheimpalace.com for details.