Whether you're into scaring children, or would rather be the one running, we have the perfect self catered holiday suggestions for you this Halloween. Here are some of our favourite attractions, and holiday cottages where you can stay to experience them!
The West Somerset Railway - Steam and Scream!
When it comes to entertaining children, nothing quite gets them excited like large machines, weird animals, and goodie bags. Well the Steam and Scream spoo-oo-ooky evening promises to keep everyone happy, or terrified, whichever emotion floats your haunted boat.
The night will begin with a train ride from Bishops Lydeard for a trip through the haunted countryside of Somerset till you end up in Stogumber, where you can enjoy an hour in the creepy station gardens until the ghostly train re-appears to take you back. Some of the things to do include fireworks, the Exmoor Zoo Animal Roadshow and, of course, Goodie bags.
If you want to read more, check out their page on the event and book soon! http://westsomersetrailway.vticket.co.uk/product.php/82/steam-and-scream/86d4d105a759a18a35c6d47a16860f12 Of course no trip is a holiday if you just take the long drive home! So check out some of our amazing (absolutely not haunted) self catered cottages nearby!
You can view all of our Somerset listings at the link below, but here are our favourites!
West LodgeNear Minehead
A newely refurbished gate lodge where you won't be uncovering any skeletons in the wardrobes. Sleeping 4 in a peaceful location with stunning views!
When entertainment is concerned, Allerford has it all! An indoor pool, games room and tennis court make up this 4 star cottage to keep everyone entertained on those dark, dark nights.
Halloween isn't your thing? Wanna get away from the ominous knocks on the door as greedy grasping ghouls want to rob your candy? Well we have just the remote cottages for you!
You can view all of our remote cottages by clicking below and finding the remote/secluded checkbox, but, again, here are our favourites!
It doesn't get much more remote than this! Glenuaig Lodge near Strathcarron is a large, dog friendly cottage enjoying some fantastic wildlife and views.
Crackington Haven, Cornwall You have a large selection of 10 cottages to choose from here! Featuring fantastic views and close to the beach. If the zombie apocalypse strikes it will be a good few weeks before the horde arrives at your door!
A bright, modern barn conversion in South Molton, There is nothing scary about this property! With a pool to relax in and your pets allowed, you can hide the nightmare in peace and quiet.
Oxford Castle Apparitions!
So enough hiding away. Let's get spooky in here, and i mean really spooky! none of those children's games, this is for the hardcore scare addicts out there!
Oxford Castle is said to be the most haunted building in Britain.
When it comes to scares however, Terror Tuesdays really take the maggot infested cake. Running throughout October and November, for just £8, you can be let loose in a haunted house with no boundaries. From crawling grotesque monsters to a real life crypt all within the genuine prison hospital. This is not for the faint hearted. Are you feeling up for it? Are you sure? You can always change your mind if you want to wimp out, we won't judge you!
Okay, well, if you say so. You're going to want somewhere warm, cosy and soft to lay your weary head, and for that we have just the selection!
If you are looking for a little more space for your pack of terrors, this large and luxurious eco-chic Cotswold stone self catering cottage sleeps 10. It used to sleep 11, but that room is bricked off now after 'the incident'. We figured it was better not to ask.
So there you have it, for better, for worse.
I'll finish the blog with a courteous curse.
If you book a cottage for Halloween night
Book with 'My Favourites' - you won't get a fright.
Have a lovely time, wherever you go!