Halloween scene at Hillsborough Castle

Halloween at Hillsborough Castle and Gardens

Halloween at Hillsborough Castle and Gardens Thursday 26 – Sunday 29 October 2023

Hillsborough Castle and Gardens is gearing up for a spooktacular Halloween this October, with a thrilling after-hours family trail inspired by the Grimm Fairy Tales, as well as its popular annual Scarecrow Parade.

Each evening from Thursday 26 – Sunday 29 October visitors are invited to step out onto the Halloween trail, where they will encounter chilling characters haunting the 100 acre gardens.

Families will have the opportunity to explore the grounds of Hillsborough Castle after dark, where the spirits of characters from the familiar Brothers Grimm Fairy Tales will be brought to life throughout the gardens by local children’s theatre company Cahoots.

As they set out on the trail, visitors will encounter creepy characters throughout the gardens, inspired by Grimm’s Fairy Tales.

From wicked witches to cheeky elves, performances along the trail will enthral and delight children of all ages.

Visitors will also be treated to a live musical performance by the Musicians of Bremen on the South Lawn, playing a concert of jazzy hits in their new scarecrow forms.


Tickets are on sale now, advance booking is required for the evening Halloween trail.

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