Eleven Halloween events taking place in Suffolk and north Essex
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Halloween is fast approaching and there are a variety of events taking place across the county for everyone to enjoy.
Zombie Fest 3
Zombie Fest 3 is a 12-hour music and Halloween experience, it will have 10 arenas and more than 150 acts.
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This year will be the third year the event has taken place, it is East Anglia’s biggest Halloween music festival.
Headlining the festival is drum, bass and electronic rock band Pendulum.
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Other acts include BBC Radio 1 legend Grooverider, Friction and So Solid Crew’s Romeo and Lisa Maffia.
ScareTacular at Southwold Maize Maze
There is so much on offer at the Southwold Maize Maze for all the family to enjoy.
Test your navigation skills in the Trick or Treat Maze, ride on the ghoulish pedal go-karts but watch out for creatures!
See how brave you are in the haunted marquee and design a pumpkin masterpiece in the carving station.
If you book tickets online entry is £6.75 each and under-threes go in for nothing.
Spooky Stories at Framlingham Castle
Head to Framlingham Castle to listen to chilling storytellers revealing the truth about the fairytales you love.
It is a thrilling event for all the family to enjoy, show off your spooktacular costumes and compete in the fancy dress competition.
You can also get creative and make your own witch or wizard hat to take away with you.
There are lots of activities to take part in, you can see the timetable online.
Doomsday Scream Park
Doomsday is a scream-park event with four interactive attractions designed to scare and entertain you.
One of the attractions takes you back to the time of witches in the 17th Century and involves smoke effects, strobe lighting and graphic scenes.
Another attraction involves you entering a creepy twisted dolls’ house.
The attraction is unsuitable for children under-12.
If Doomsday is too scary then sign yourself up for Gloomsday, a family-friendly Halloween festival.
There will be crazy characters, freaky food, and three haunted houses for adults and children to enjoy.
No matter how brave you may or may not be there is something here for everyone.
Why not have a go at carving a pumpkin too?
October 4 - November 4
Find yourself full of adrenaline, walking through creepy dark rooms, forests and gardens. Get ready to scream and laugh like never before.
Your scary tour around the grounds will last about an hour – to maximise your scare experience it is best to come in groups of eight or more.
Scaresville is not for those who are squeamish, pregnant, claustrophobic, frail or faint-hearted.
Halloween Spooktacular at Stonham Barns
Head to Stonham Barns and be amazed by its laser and pyrotechnic show.
As well as this you can take part in Halloween games and a pumpkin carving competition.
There will also be a magician, a fancy dress costume competition and free face painting.
It is an event you won’t want to miss!
Haunted Hollow Family Night
Enjoy a family night walk at Lackford Lakes this Halloween.
Make a bottle lantern to follow the torch-lit trail and visit the haunted hollow.
There will be spooky crafts and activities for the whole family.
You can dress up in something spooky but make sure you are warm.
Sponsored Felixstowe Glow Walk
Take part in a magical sponsored work organised by East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH).
Get creative with your costume as the best dressed will receive a prize.
After the walk there is a disco, face painting, and lots of games.
Entry includes light up head boopers, refreshments, medals and more.
The Sandford Project
The Sandford Project is a scary Halloween experience where participants don’t know what is going to happen to them.
Guests will be transported to the project’s secret Chelmsford location, where they will be taken on an immersive trail experiencing horror face on.
Those who survive the project, a ball awaits you where fancy dress is rewarded.
This event is for people aged 18 and over.
Halloween at the Suffolk Punch Trust
October 23-29 but closed on 24
Join in with the Halloween fun at the Suffolk Punch Trust this half-term.
There will be fun and frights for all the family and lots of activities to enjoy.
Take part in the terrifying trail, paint a pumpkin, and play a ghostly game.
The visitor centre and woodland walk will be decorated, so watch out for low flying witches and ghosts as you explore.