When I was a little kid Halloween wasn’t much of a big deal but the celebrations seem to have got bigger and better every year. Here in Newcastle there’s an abundance of weird and wonderful events to sink your teeth in to, including plenty of fun stuff for big kids! I’ve picked out a few events that caught my eye and thought I’d share them here to help you plan a ‘wicked’ weekend.
Everyone loves a good horror film at Halloween and my favourite cinema, the Tyneside, is giving you the chance to help decide which ones they show on the 31st of October. Vote HERE to have your say on the North East’s favourite scary movie and make sure you pop in to the Tyneside Bar Cafe after the screening, they’re throwing a free monster mash party from 8pm.
The friendliest nightclub in Newcastle is the place to party in spooktacular style till the wee small hours! The two day extravaganza on the 30th and 31st of October will no doubt feature a Halloween themed soundtrack and a sensational fancy dress competition, over the last few years WHQ has become quite famous for it!
I’ve heard rave reviews about ‘Game On 2.0’, the exhibition of computer games from the last sixty years that’s currently on display at Life. If you haven’t seen it yet then Halloween could be the perfect opportunity as it will from part of a special evening event. Not only will you have chance to check out the biggest collection of playable computer games in the world but there’ll also be zombie laser tag, special effects make up, short horror films in the planetarium and much more.
This event caught my eye as soon as champagne was mentioned! The masquerade ball promises to be as lavish as it sounds with a delectable dinner served in the opulent Gold Room of the Vermont Hotel. This will be followed by drinking and dancing to live music beneath the breathtaking chandelier and a midnight champagne toast. I might have to dig out this outfit for the occasion…
Just a few miles west of Newcastle is Brocksbushes farm, it’s popular for fruit picking in summer time but on Halloween it offers a rather different experience! Apparently it’s the UK’s largest outdoor haunted maze and is not for the faint hearted! I’m imagining being chased by a ghouls and getting stuck in a dead end of the maze. If you don’t think your nerves can handle it and you’re after something a bit more child friendly then check out the daytime events at Brocksbushes featuring the ‘witch of the pumpkin patch’.
If you’re excited about any of these events or you’re planning to visit one of the many others throughout the North East I’d love you to share your thoughts below.