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Spooktacular events in Coventry this half term

Published: Tuesday, 20 October 2020

Pumpkin and mask

As the nights draw in and the cold mornings return, it's time for the ghostly ghouls and wicked witches to emerge for the creepy Halloween season. 

The supermarket shelves are piled high with outfits, decorations, and the perfect Halloween snacks – but this year's Halloween festivities in Coventry may look a little different as event organisers respond to the Covid-19 restrictions and necessary safety precautions. However, here at Visit Coventry, we've found some spooky events for you to take part in that will give you that autumn feeling.  

Look out; Monsters are invading Coventry city centre! Eight massive, mischievous monsters will be descending on Coventry and taking over rooftops in the city centre. This imaginative and colourful Monster trail is completely free of charge, and families are encouraged to take on the role of 'Monster Detectives'. Their job is to search the city centre to see if they can find all the mischievous brutes, give them names and, if the detectives are brave enough, even take photos with the monsters. The Monster trail is open for eight days and nights, so grab your torch and adventure out into the dark to find the illuminated beasts. 

Just in time for the spooky season, Go Ape Sundown Sessions  are back! Experience a shorter version of their Treetop Challenge courses with the added thrill of exploring the forest at night. Tackle high platforms in the darkness and feel the speed of a zip wire under a blanket of stars as you coast through the dark. With minimal lighting, these sense-deprived experiences add a new level of excitement to your autumn.  

Join the Herbert Art Gallery this half term for their Festival of the Dead celebrations. Create some boo-tiful Sugar Skull Luminaries and other ghostly decorations to take home with you and decorate your house during this memorable time of year! Each child will receive their own sanitised box full of creative resources to ensure your families health and safety during this playful experience.   

FarGo Village has got some frighteningly good treats in store for you at their Halloween Makers Market on 24 October. Their market hall will be filled with some of their favourite creepy creatives so visitors can celebrate Halloween in style. Get inspired for a whole new Halloween get-up as you look around the market stalls and grab a bite to eat at one of the villages delicious eateries. Fargo has track and trace in place on entering the venue, so please take a moment to fill in your details, don’t forget your face mask, and feel free to help yourself to hand sanitiser! 

Trick or treat yourself this half-term with Halloween themed sessions at The Wave, 30-31 October. Take on six epic slides that are engineered to fill thrill-seekers with excitement. Experience the Torrent's disappearing floors, The Cascade's plunging pool and The Rapids' super-speed slide. It's the perfect family day out this half-term.  

Fancy something less scary? Autumn is a time to enjoy red leaves, crisp mornings, light breezes, and a change in scenery. Take a moment to escape the everyday at one of the city's parks. Jump in crunchy leaves, discover shiny conkers, and enjoy the fresh air with all the family at Coombe Abbey. Or take a walk through the seasonal spectacle of oranges, reds and gold trees and autumn gardens at the beautiful War Memorial park. Whatever you get up to this Halloween, we hope you enjoy a fantastic time – keep checking back to Visit Coventry for events throughout the coming months.