Halloween 26th-31st Oct 2017

Halloween 26th-31st Oct 2017

Dare you visit one of Britain’s most haunted castles this Halloween?! 

Please allow plenty of time to arrive, park and make your way into the gardens, particularly if you have booked a timed show. There may be queues for some activities on the more popular days. Arrive early to have best chance of doing everything. Don’t forget to come in fancy dress and a TORCH would be a smart idea if you’re here after dark.

Halloween General Entry

  • Muncaster Monster Cabaret with continuous entertainment right through – conjuring and comedy, aerialist’s shows, fire-eating and more, featuring  Astral Circus, Foppletwig the Genie-Hunter and the The Fire Man Dave.
  • The Scary Maze (not recommended for under 12s particularly in the evenings) – the Meadowvole Maze is transformed into a dark and scary otherworld for Halloween. Definitely not for the nervous! Boo!
  • The Cannon ‘firing’ at 6pm on the Cannon Bank with Foppletwig the Genie-hunter.
  • The Ghostly Grotto with spooky crafts, face-painting* (Thu-Sun) and ‘spookukele stories‘ where you the audience create the creepy sound effects to some of Muncaster’s own ghost stories using ukuleles.
  • The Scary Dairy with the Tudor Alchemist with spells and potions workshops, 12.30-5.30pm daily except Tuesday 31st.
  • Scary storytelling and songs in the churchyard (will move to the Ghostly Grotto if wet).
  • ‘Arroween’ Archery* Thursday to Sunday with Independent Adventure.
  • Deatbeats samba drum band with fiendishly good rhythms play for us on Friday 27th.

…all available to holders of Halloween General Entry Tickets plus the Gardens, Enchanted Trail, Hawk & Owl Centre and 2pm Sky Hunters bird of prey display all thrown in. Holders of general entry tickets including the daytime Castle visit should be aware the Castle will close earlier during Halloween.
*small charge applies for this activity

See the provisional daily timetable for Halloween Week (pdf)

Full screen, sound on max! have a look at our Halloween promotional films below:

Twilight Owls

See the Hawk & Owl Centre’s fantastic Twilight Owls display when our falconers fly a selection of our beautiful owls in the gardens after dark in low-level lighting and with atmospheric music.

Starting promptly at 7pm, the display lasts approximately 30 minutes (separate top-up tickets required as places are limited).

Halloween Ghost Tour

A theatrical event in the Castle and scripted new again for 2017 in association with the University of Cumbria Performing Arts department, the tour will run at set times through the evenings. Ghost Tours sell out every year so book early to have your choice of date and time.

This activity is suitable for children but inevitably more nervous youngsters may find the Ghost Tour frightening. While as an activity the Ghost Tour not aimed at infants, we offer limited places free of charge for under-5s to accompany their families.

Please note that your Halloween Ghost Tour ticket is a ‘super ticket’ for the tour at a fixed time plus general entry with the daytime Castle visit included too.

Cumbria University
Halloween Castle Ghost Tour Muncaster

The making of the 2016 Castle Ghost Tour featured on Channel 4’s series The Yorkshire Dales and The Lakes. This episode screened on More4 on the 25th July at 9pm and is available to watch on catch-up TV.

The cafe will stay open later for food and drink plus on the busier nights we are joined by some of our favourite outside caterers for special Halloween treats.

Looking for accommodation over this period? Stay onsite at the Coachmans Quarters B&B with Halloween general entry free of charge or book at the Pennington Hotel in Ravenglass who have a special packaged rate to include Castle Ghost Tour tickets.

Ticket Information:

Please note that all under-16s must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

15% discount for online purchase of General Entry and Castle Ghost Tour tickets. Please note that box office sales over the telephone will incur an administration charge.

Halloween General Entry (with or without daytime Castle visit)
Daytime Hawk & Owl Centre visit incl daytime bird display, Gardens, Scary Maze, Monster Cabaret and Ghostly Grotto. NOT included; Castle Ghost Tour OR Twilight Owls display.
Ticket prices – Adult – £12, Child – £6, Under 5s Free (no ticket required).
With daytime Castle visit – Adult – £15, Child – £7.50, Under 5s Free (no ticket required).
NB Castle open 12-3.30pm for daytime visits in Halloween Week.
Open dated ticket valid for any one day of Halloween Week. Buy online and save 15%!

Halloween Castle Ghost Tours
Fixed date ticket for an evening Castle Ghost Tour, which is a theatrical event at pre-booked time. Customers wishing also to see the Twilight Owls should avoid booking Castle Ghost Tours at 6.20, 6.40, 7.00 and 7.20.
Tickets cover daytime Castle visit (12-3.30pm), daytime Hawk & Owl Centre visit incl daytime bird display, Gardens, Scary Maze, Monster Cabaret and Ghostly Grotto PLUS your Castle Ghost Tour.
Ticket prices  – Adult – £22.00, Child – £11.00; tickets are required for under 5s but are free.
Tour tickets on sale online until 3pm on the day. Any remaining tickets are also available to purchase onsite as upgrades to general entry on the day. Tour tickets may not be exchanged or refunded on the day of the tour. Buy online and save 15%!

Halloween Twilight Owls Display Ticket
Entry to the display, running nightly at 7pm. Twilight Owls customers should avoid booking Castle Ghost Tours at 6.20, 6.40, 7.00 and 7.20.
Ticket not valid for entry to Muncaster on its own; you will need an entry ticket as well (General Entry ticket OR a Castle Ghost Tour ticket OR be a Friend of Muncaster OR a Coachmans Quarters B&B resident).
Ticket price £3.50 per adult or child aged 5-15; tickets are required for under 5s but are free. Valid for the show on the date selected only.
Buy online before 3pm on the day or unsold tickets can be purchased onsite on the day.

Friends of Muncaster? – free general entry all week! You will need tickets for the Twilight Owls. You will also need to purchase tickets for the Castle Ghost Tours – enter your membership reference in the promotional code field for 50% off the full price.

Book your tickets for timed shows early!

Halloween Week at Muncaster Castle Cumbria

Buy Halloween General Entry Tickets
Available now for 2017

Halloween Week at Muncaster Castle Cumbria

Buy Halloween Twilight Owls Tickets
Available now for 2017

2017-10-20T09:32:24+00:00 Hot News, Special Events|

About the Author: