The nights are drawing in. The leaves are decidedly more golden. There is a chill in the air and whether you like it or not, Christmas is already in the shops. But first... Halloween is just around the corner and we know that you big kids are looking for adult-only Halloween things to do in Newcastle and the North East. Grown-ups, you’re in for a (trick or) treat this October with venues across the North East offering you spine-tingling thrills and in some cases - a darn terrifying fright! Halloween isn’t just for the kids so take a look at 8 Halloween events for adults in Newcastle and the North East.

Terror in the Trees 3.0 at Beamish Hall Hotel

Fri 4 October – Sat 2 November 2019

Are you prepared to be TERRIFIED?! Beamish Hall are rather cruelly inviting you to wander through their trees this October for a heart-pounding scarefest. There will be all manner of pant-wettingly scary things in the woods... you have been warned!

Avoid the plague at Escape Key

Take your pick of three themes in Escape Key's nerve-jangling challenge rooms. Pick your friend's wisely as you are racing against the clock at Newcastle's most unique Escape Room experience. Guaranteed to get your heart racing and palms sweating, you'll need your wits about you to avoid the plague, escape the hangman's noose or survive the end of the world in a Cold War bunker. Each immersive experience has been meticulously handcrafted and will take you back to the darker reaches of Newcastle's history. Booking is still available for Thursday 31 October but you don't need to wait for Halloween, put your friends through their paces throughout the year at this city centre attraction.

BALTIC Halloween Quayside Tour

Wed 30 October – Fri 1 November 2019

BALTIC would like to take you on a tour of the Quayside this Halloween to discover some of the spookiest stories and uncover the most haunting history. This spine-chilling Quayside tour is free but booking is essential.

Woofgang Howl-O-Ween at Stack Newcastle

Sun 27 October 2019, 12.30pm-3.30pm

Who doesn’t love a Doggy Costume Contest? If you and your pooch are in need of a Sunday afternoon activity in Newcastle then head to Stack and enjoy a Howl-O-Ween event especially for your four-legged best friend.

Evil Dead II Film Screening at Newcastle Castle

Wed 30 October 2019

Newcastle Castle invite you to join them in their Great Hall for a terrifying film screening the eve of Halloween. Experience a rather nail-biting horror in the oldest building in Newcastle. You can bring along your own picnic and snacks too.  

Paranormal or Paranoia: Halloween at Life Science Centre

Thu 31 October 2019

Not for the faint-hearted, Life Science Centre invite you on two tours of their foundations. Join Life and the team from GHOSTnortheast to learn more about the site’s unnerving history and to take part in the first ever paranormal investigation in the science centre using various tech devices.

Walk on The Dark Side in Newcastle

Wed 30 October 2019

Newcastle is rolling in history and heritage and at Halloween where better to go on a haunted, ghostly walk than through the city of Newcastle? Join the Newcastle City Guides as they reveal some of the darker secrets from Newcastle's history.

Tyneside Cinema Halloween All-Nighter

Sat 26 October 2019

Would it even be Halloween in Newcastle without Tyneside Cinema’s legendary All-Nighter? Get ready to bed in for a chilling 21-hour stint at the city-centre cinema. There will be 16 films showing across their 4 screens and plenty of classic horror movies, late-night frights and all out terrifying films to choose from. Tyneside Bar Cafe will also be open for a Halloween party with a live band to get you in the mood.

Haunted Tours of the Lit and Phil

Thu 31 October – Fri 1 November 2019

The Lit & Phil in Newcastle is believed to host more ghosts than any other building in the city so where better to experience a Haunted Tour on Halloween? Whether you sense a spirit or not, it is well-worth going on tour around Newcastle’s independent library which is steeped in history and home to a vast and impressive collection of books.

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