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Whether you’re looking to book a last-minute staycation or simply want to scare yourself silly, Halloween is the perfect time to travel to Cambridge. The city is after all well known for its events and attractions, and come Halloween, things get terrifyingly good!

With many Halloween activities cancelled due to Covid-19 last year, this year’s events and attractions are set to be bigger and better than ever.

Here are our top picks for celebrating Halloween in Cambridge, ranging from fiendish family fun to ghoulishly great days out without the little monsters in tow!

A Week of Wickedness at Skylark

Great for: Fun-loving families with kids of any age.

Family-run Skylark Garden Centre in March always makes for a fun, jam-packed day out with the kids. This Halloween, it’ll be hosting a whole Week of Wickedness, with a long list of spooktacular activities and attractions for locals and visitors to enjoy.

From Saturday 23rd to Sunday 31st October 2021, you’ll be able to enjoy pumpkin picking and carving, magic and comedy shows, their Phantom Blaster Tractor Ride and Scarecrow Smash, den building, pig racing, jumping pillow, King Coop’s Castle, and daily fancy dress competitions to name just a few of their Halloween activities.

The Exorcist at Cambridge Rugby Union Football Club

Great for: Classic film lovers who want to be scared out of their skins!

Cult classic The Exorcist always makes for a good watch at Halloween, so why not enjoy this terrifying film on the big screen?

At Cambridge Rugby Union Football Club on Sunday 31st October 2021, you’ll get more than you bargained for with this entirely immersive, drive-in film experience. Watch this iconic film, munch your way through lots of yummy food and drink, and prepare to meet a few undesirable characters in person…

Book your tickets for The Exorcist screening here. Please note that this event is strictly over 18s only. For a more child-friendly event, check out their Hocus Pocus screening on Saturday 30th October 2021.

Halloween Ghost Walk by Peterborough Museum

Great for: History buffs with an interest in the weird and wonderful.

Just a stone’s throw away from Cambridge, you’ll find Peterborough and the ever-popular Peterborough Ghost Walk.

This top-rated ghost walk is a favourite amongst locals and visitors alike, but their special Halloween edition is by no means for the faint-hearted. In fact, it’s not suitable for children under 8 years old or individuals of a nervous disposition.

Guided by an expert from Peterborough Museum, you’ll make your way through the city’s eeriest streets after dark and discover the secrets of its spookiest places. For further details about this year’s Halloween Ghost Walk or to book, please contact Peterborough Museum.

Neon Moon at Cambridge Junction

Great for: Party animals who love to dress up and get into the Halloween spirit.

Neon Moon Club’s iconic, sell-out Halloween extravaganza is back at Cambridge Junction. This year’s theme is ‘The Haunted Toy Shop’ with party-goers encouraged to channel their creativity and don their creepiest costumes.

Watch a range of themed cabaret, burlesque and circus performances while sipping your way through their creepy cocktail menu.

Internationally renowned DJ Fizzy Gillespie will be taking to the stage too, and they’ll also be the chance to get your face painted and participate in a spooky, interactive walkabout.

There are still many more exciting details that are yet to be revealed about this year’s Neon Moon event. For the latest information or to book your tickets click here.

Halloween Ride by Cambridge Bike Party

Great for: Quirky cycling enthusiasts who love to ride and party!

Cambridge is well known for its love of cycling so it should come as no surprise that there’s an opportunity to combine bike riding, partying and Halloween!

With the slogan ‘Bike. Dance. Repeat.’, your Halloween celebrations will certainly be in good hands when joining Cambridge Bike Party’s Halloween Ride on Saturday 30th October!

We’ll let organiser Cambridge Bike Party explain more about what to expect from this unique Halloween event:

“Join our cycle parade across town featuring cool lights and spooky music. A highly popular CBP ride, not to be missed! Wear a fun costume and show off your creativity! We’ll play spooky Halloween tunes to ride and dance to! A new ‘cemetery route’ will be developed for this ride. So, stay tuned for updates on meeting point and route notices.”

Joining any Cambridge Bike Party event is free. Whether you’re travelling by bike, scooter, skateboard or roller skates, all ages are welcome, just add some lights and get ready to party!

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Book your Halloween stay in Cambridge today to enjoy all the events, entertainment and attractions our great city has to offer.