Halloween in Hertfordshire
With its fair share of stately homes and historic landmarks dating back hundreds of years it is not surprising that Hertfordshire is packed full of haunted locations.
Hatfield House is reportedly haunted by several ghosts including that of Queen Elizabeth I, who wanders the Old Palace and a phantom coach and horses which drives right up to the house, through the doors and up the staircase.
Walking up to the majestic St Albans Abbey will leave you in no surprise that several ghosts are said to inhabit it. Strange occurrences that have been reported include a ghostly choir singing, hooded figures wondering the isles and the organ playing on its own.
The White Hart Hotel, also in St Albans, is said to be the most haunted hotel in Hertfordshire and both guests and staff have reported sites of a number of ghosts and phenomenon experiences.
From the outside, Gothic Knebworth House would certainly look rather chilling at dark and it’s no difference inside, where there have been a number of ghostly sightings including a young child who appears to the resident family with news of an impending death.
If you’d rather not come face to face with ‘real ghosts’, try out one of the many great Halloween events happening in Hertfordshire:
Warner Bros. Studio Tour – Dark Acts
Experience Halloween at Hogwarts when Dark Arts returns to the Warner Bros Studio Tour in Leavesdon. Step into the iconic sets from the Harry Potter film series in a spookier setting, including the Great Hall which will have over 100 pumpkins floating from the ceiling and a selection of props from Professor Lupin’s Defence Against the Dark Arts class.
23rd September- 6th November
Dinos After Dark at Paradise Wildlife Park
Paradise Wildlife Park will be running its exclusive after hours during the Halloween season. Visitors can explore the World of Dinosaurs once the sun goes down and see the dinosaurs come to life by moonlight.
21st – 23rd October, and 28th – 30th October. Running from rom 5:30pm to 8:30pm
Knebworth Gardens Halloween Adventure
Visitors to Knebworth House can take park in a number of fun Halloween activities throughout the Gardens including Spell School, a Halloween Trail and Games and a decorated pumpkin competition.
25th- 27th October
Child £8.50, Adult, £3.95, Under 3’s Free
Aldenham Country Park – Spookfest
Aldenham Country Park’s Spook-Fest runs for over two weeks with a range of fun Halloween events for all the family including pumpkin picking and carving, horrid hay tractor ride, spooky trail through the Aldenham Mausoleum and pumpkin bingo.
15th to 31st October
£7.50 per person early bird, some activities may have an additional charge.