£5 – £8

Halloween Hullabaloo!

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Newark Castle


NG24 1BL

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Something is brewing at Newark Castle!

Enjoy an explosion of Halloween fun and activities set against the backdrop of our splendid, spooky castle. This is a unique, Spooktacular festival of fun for all the family and is proud to support the Friends of Newark Castle and HUG www.helpusgrieve.co.uk There is so much going on!

Halloween Hullabaloo - £5 per ticket

17.00 – 20.30 all ages

The castle is ready to host the best creepy carnival in celebration of Halloween!

The event will be suitable for children of all ages as we celebrate the fun not the frights of Halloween.

Join us for a howl of a time in the best back drop a party could ask for. Each ticket includes access to all of the following:

Trick or treating

Knock on the castle doors and see what’s in store….is it a treat or will it be a trick!

Tower of terror**

Ascend the gatehouse tower to see Newark glisten in the night sky, but be careful not to wake the sleeping creatures of the night.

Walk of courage*

Descend into the lit undercroft and get ready to turn out the lights and show your bravery (the undercroft is partially lit from the external flood lights so there is still some light present for younger children).

Creepy crime and punishment*

Meet the castle custodian before she hands you over to her jailors who will take you down into our dungeon. Hear about the myth and possible truth behind the Robin Hood legend and partake in some popular medieval entertainment by throwing rotten veg at the prisoner!......well, fake ones!

Glowing ghost treasure hunt

Find the glowing ghosts and collect a letter from each to spell out the magic word and claim a sweet treat.

Creepy crafts

The kids can come and get crafty and make something to take away with them.

Fernwood Forest Schools

Be at one with nature and have some forest school fun as well as roasting some marshmallows in the fire-pit.

Ghoulish games

The castle grounds will be littered with lots of family friendly games to enjoy.

Great British Carve off

Bring your pre-carved pumpkin and enter it into our carve-off to win a spook-tastic prize. All guests will be assembled at the end of the evening for judging (8.30pm around the cauldron at the bandstand).

Freaky fancy dress parade

Everyone is welcome to enter the fancy dress competition. We will catwalk those who wish to strut their stuff along the curtain wall path and down the stairs to the bandstand. Have a go at taking the best dressed prize. All guests will be assembled at the end of the evening for judging (8.30pm around the cauldron at the bandstand).

Eerie Explorers £8 per ticket

21.30 – 23.00 (over 18’s only)

The shadows of 900 years will rise and voice whispers in the trees because this night is Halloween! Join our specialist paranormal investigators who will guide you around the castle in search of paranormal presences.

Please note as marked against the activities above:


If you wish to participate in these two activities please make your way to them on arrival to book yourselves on a time slot. Please arrive at the activity a few minutes prior to the start time as we will be on a strict timetable for departure. The group size for these activities is limited but we will endeavour to run as many descents as possible in the time available.


It will require queuing for entry. We will aim for the tours will run every 10 minutes with a group size of 6 people. We will endeavour to run as many ascents as possible in the time available.

All measures will be taken to ensure that this is a safe environment for all visitors. However, please be mindful that the castle is a 900 year old building and we ask you to assume responsibility for your children’s health and safety.

Gates open at 5pm

Please arrive early to avoid disappointment.

Looking forward to seeing you there!!!

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