Creeping amongst forbidding woods and old mill building at Almond Valley Heritage Centre, the bravest of your brood can collect clues and encounter the gruesome creatures that lurk in the shadows. Less courageous children can indulge their inner monster with plenty of Halloween themed games and creepy crafts.
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Ancient Blair Castle in the stormy Scottish highlands is the perfect setting for a ghoulish family adventure. Children will revel in a terrifying tractor ride through the castle grounds whilst hunting things that go bump in the night, followed by a ghost story in the spectacular ballroom.
Creative types of all ages are invited along to this papier-mâché monster mask making session at Make It Glasgow.
A Halloween Happening
The National Museum Of Costume in Dumfries will be playing host to this ghoulish guided tour where a ghostly presence can be found lurking around every corner.
Air And Scare Halloween
Little monsters will lap up this Hallowe’en fun day at the National Museum Of Flight in North Berwick. Ghouls and Goblins will be on hand for photo opportunities, there will be a scary spider hunt, a ghost land train, and traditional playground games including spooky skittles. Dress in frightening finery to enhance the eerie atmosphere.
Ghosts In The Gallery
The imposing Bowhill House And Estate with its acres of shady woodlands and eerie loch provides the perfect setting for an afternoon of creepy thrills and chills. Brave families can follow a spirit guide through the house's darkest corners and take part in traditional Hallowe’en games in the courtyard.
Halloween Puppet Show
Hear spooky Scottish stories courtesy of Janette the witch, Kevin the vampire, Hamish the highlander and many more imaginative puppet characters at Scone Palace in Perth.
Halloween Castle Of Magic
Take part in a ghostly treasure trail around Traquair House, a beautiful 12th century hunting lodge. Scotland’s oldest inhabited house is providing plenty of chills and thrills for any little horror this Hallowe’en including tarot readings, magicians and a fancy dress competition. Dying for a bite to eat? Traquair’s award winning 1745 cottage restaurant will be providing themed lunches and teas throughout the day.
For more fun family days out, see our pick of the best autumn activities in Scotland