How to have a cracking Halloween in Cambridge
Although Halloween 2020 is set to be a relatively quiet affair, there are still some things happening in Cambridge.
Whether you want to enjoy some ghoul-themed cocktails with friends, share a spooky Halloween with your kids, or explore the darker side of Cambridge, you’ll find something to keep you busy on 31st October.
Here’s our pick of the most terrifying and unique Halloween activities the city has to offer.
Halloween railway ride
If your kids love ghosts and love trains, then this activity will be right up their street. The Audley End Miniature Railway, just to the south of Cambridge, is running special spooky services from the 24th October to 1st November.
The miniature railway will take you deep into the woods where you’ll see witches chanting and dancing around a cauldron, visit a talking house, and get to have fun in a fantastic adventure play area. Every child who buys a ticket for the railway will also receive a special gift.
Punting Ghost Tour
There are few things more synonymous with Cambridge than punting. So if you’re planning a Halloween night out in the city, why not head down to the river and get out on the water for a spooky punt ride?
As @DesignMyNight suggests, “See a darker side of Cambridge with this ghoulish ghost tour on water. You’ll silently punt down the River Cam, hearing spooky stories about the historical city’s resident phantoms, passing under haunted bridges and past scary streets.” Punting ghost tours take place every evening until 1st November.
Cambridge Science Centre
Cambridge Science Centre is always a great destination for a family day out. This Halloween, the centre has gone all out to offer visitors a fantastic ghostly experience.
Kids will be able to learn how slime is made and see a variety of Halloween themed demonstrations. If you want to take part, make sure you book your place early to avoid disappointment.
Scare Well are Sacrewell Farm
For the half-term week, Sacrewell Farm is rebranding as Scare Well. You’ll be able to pick a pumpkin from the giant pumpkin patch, brave the spooky mill walk, and make your very own Halloween themed chocolates.
To maintain social distancing, the events at Sacrewell are by ticket only. Make sure you book your place now so you can enjoy all the ghosts and ghouls the farm has to offer.
A night out
Traditionally, Halloween has been a fairly big night out in Cambridge. Students, in particular, would crowd the city’s bars and clubs, often spilling out into the autumnal streets.
While pubs, bars, and restaurants are guaranteed to be a little quieter this year, many are still planning to open their doors for fright night. Book yourself a table and celebrate with a few of your closest friends.
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