HALLOWEEN WEEK 2021 23RD OCTOBER-31ST OCTOBER!
There will be oodles of fun and Halloween entertainment again this year to make this a “must do” time of year to visit Muncaster! Activities include the Scary Maze, fire juggling shows, alchemy workshops, kids crafts in the Ghostly Grotto and Axe Throwing (over 18’s only, weekends only).
New to the Festival this year is Rag Tag Arts who made the fabulous, enormous cardboard castle at Funcaster in the summer. Now they need your help to create a Day of The Dead masterpiece! Make your lantern in the Eco Barn* and join the evening parade through the gardens making its way to the "Magic Lantern" theatre in the woods. Have a go at our Spooktacular Shootout! Follow the trail and watch out for zombies and skeletons – water pistols supplied!*
*small charge applies for these activities
The “Emporium of Stolen Souls” Castle Show runs hourly from 4pm each day. You must book in advance for the Castle show. Alongside our café which stays open late, there will be food and drink stalls and don’t forget to visit our gift shops.
The spectacular Twilight Owl show returns and must be booked in advance. This is not included in the general entry ticket.
Subject to Covid restrictions. We reserve the right to vary entertainment offered or cancel and refund tickets if covid restrictions return.
You have a choice of 3 tickets: All allow entry from 10.30am
Halloween Castle Daytime including Gardens with Hawk and Owl Centre
This includes entry into the 11.30am and 2pm bird shows, the Scary Maze, the fire juggling shows and all activities listed above. This does not include entry into the evening castle show or the Twilight Owl Show.
Halloween Gardens Entry. This includes entry into the 11.30am and 2pm bird shows, the Scary Maze, the fire juggling shows and all activities listed above. This does not include entry into the Castle during the day, the evening castle show or the Twilight Owl Show.
The Emporium of Stolen Souls Halloween Show. This includes entry into the 11.30am and 2pm bird shows, Hawk and Owl Centre, the Scary Maze, fire juggling shows and all activities listed above. It does not allow entry into the Castle before the show or The Twilight Owl Show.
Please note the 11.30am bird show has very limited seating and works on a first come, first served basis. Seats cannot be booked advance for this show.
THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE YOU GO & FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Pre booking is highly recommended. The Emporium of Stolen Souls and the Twilight Owl Show are on a first come first served basis. Please have a look at the different options available. Tickets are non -refundable and non-transferrable.
Yes please. If possible, print your tickets off and bring with you, or have them saved for viewing on your mobile device before your arrival. Please note, Wi-Fi signal is poor at the main gate so access to online tickets on arrival is difficult. On arrival you will be given wristbands to wear during your visit. These will give you access to the relevant areas according to the tickets you have purchased
Garden and day entry tickets do not need to be booked in advance. To Book Emporium of Stolen Souls tickets please enter your card number in the promo code box to receive your discount. Please note that this is only offered for one viewing of the show, it will be charged at full price if you wish to see it again. You will still have free entry into the gardens and daytime castle as usual.
Garden and day entry tickets do not need to be booked in advance. The Emporium of Stolen Souls tickets do need to be pre booked and there is no discount for HHA members.
General admission opens from 10.30am every day and the gardens are open until late
Any pre booked activities will have entry times stated on tickets. Please ensure you arrive promptly before your allotted activity time, late entry into organised activities will not be permitted
We recommend you to wear comfortable outdoor footwear and wrap up warm. If you are coming in the evening, please bring a torch with you to use whilst exploring the grounds. Fancy dress is always welcome at Muncaster, the scarier the better! But, please remember your face coverings too
This event is in the Rose Garden in the Hawk & Owl Centre at 7pm.
Some of the outdoor paths are uneven in places but passable with care. Some paths will be closed after dark for your safety We do have limited wheelchairs and mobility scooters available for hire if required. If you would like to use these please let us know in advance and we can have them ready and available. If you have any concerns please contact the team directly for more information
Please come prepared for autumnal weather. Sturdy outdoor footwear, jackets and umbrellas are advised, the weather can change quickly at Muncaster! The Castle Tours and The Emporium of Stolen Souls performance are indoors, but they are the only activities indoors. Dress appropriately for the weather – and keep smiling!
Dogs are welcome in the gardens at Muncaster but not in the Castle or Hawk & Owl Centre which is where the Twilight Owls show takes place. If you are visiting us in the evening it would be advisable not to bring dogs with you due to the nature of the scary entertainment around the grounds
The Stable's Café will be open during Halloween week. There will be additional local food stalls located around the edge of the lawns for you to enjoy
If Covid spikes once more and we are locked down, to ensure everyone’s safety we will cancel the event, and all tickets will be refunded for the dates where the event can not go ahead.
If you or anyone in your household are showing symptoms of Covid 19 or have been told to self isolate through track and trace – please call us 01229 717614 and we will arrange for a ticket refund. Please do not come to Muncaster & follow all guidance of the government
If you have any further questions or queries regarding your visit to Muncaster during Halloween week please contact us – email@example.com or call 01229 717 614
Halloween Activities at Muncaster Castle
- 10.30am Ghostly Grotto open
- 11am Castle open for self-guided tours
- 11.30am “World Of Owls” in the Hawk and Owl Centre
- 12pm - 5pm Alchemy workshops begin in the Ghostly Grotto and run each hour
(sign up on arrival. Free of charge) You need a shiny 1p or 2p for this workshop.
Drop-in Lantern workshops in the Eco Barn (small charge applies)
- 12 noon Zombie Shootout by the Scary Maze - no booking necessary. no booking necessary. Small charge applies. See blackboard for opening times.
- 12pm till late Rag Tag Arts on the playground lawn - drop in, no booking necessary
- 2pm Sky Hunters on the Meadow
- 3pm CASTLE CLOSES
- 3.30pm HAWK AND OWL CENTRE CLOSES
- 4pm “The Emporium of Stolen Souls” show in the Castle begins. Pre booking required.
- 4pm Wild Heron Feed
- 5pm SCARY MAZE CLOSES
- 5.15pm Fire Juggling Show
- 5.45pm Meet in Eco barn for Lantern Parade
- 6pm Lantern Parade leading to the Magic Lantern Show
- 6.15pm - 6.45pm Magic Lantern show
- 6pm SUPER SCARY MAZE OPENS. Not suitable for younger children
- 7pm Twilight Owl Show (£5 per person booking required)
- 7.45pm Fire Juggling Show
Please note times and events may be subject to change. If Covid restrictions return, we reserve the right to cancel some eventse.
Dare you visit one of Britain’s most haunted castles this Halloween?! This year our Seriously Spooky event will be running for the full week so the plenty of opportunities to come and visit!