Halloween in Southport

Halloween in Southport

Spooky season is upon us! It is time to trick or treat yo’self with these amazing things happening in our area this autumn. Expect to see a few ghosts, vampires, ghouls and pumpkins galore; don’t say we didn’t warn you!

We’ve compiled a list of the best things to do around Halloween in Southport for the adults as well as the kids. Are you ready to get into the spirit?

Day of the Dead PLUS Fireworks Spectacular 2021 – Saturday 6th November 2021

Starting our list off with a bang… literally!

Southport Pleasureland’s Fireworks Spectacular is back by popular demand and it promises to be bigger and better than ever. The fireworks are the final climax of the Day of The Dead festival; a traditional Mexican celebration with a fiesta atmosphere and sugar skulls aplenty. Halloween in Southport has never looked bolder!

There truly is fun for all the family at this event. With gates opening at 5pm and unlimited rides available all evening to those with wristband purchases.  Not only that, but there is a whole host of acts including samba drummers, fire eaters and a live DJ to enjoy before a spectacular firework finale.

Vamps! A Cultural History of the Vampire – Wednesday 6 October 2021

Are you more of a Count Dracula fan or an Edward Cullen obsessive? How about The Muppets’ Count Von Count or even Buffy the Vampire Slayer? Either way, the legend of vampires has shaped our literary world for centuries.

Taking many forms; from villain, to temptress to even sparkly boyfriend material. Join an online lecture by Dr Laura Eastlake of Edge Hill University as she takes us through the history and mythology of vampires within film and television, comics and manga, video games and board games, and in musicals, opera and theatre.

You can get your tickets now.

Pumpkin Picking – 2nd October until 31st October 2021

Bring your wellies! Halloween in Southport wouldn’t be complete without the much-loved Pumpkin Patch Hightown. These guys have been preparing all year to ensure their pumpkins are perfect for picking and carving.

There are thousands of pumpkins to choose from including traditional orange pumpkins and even white ghost pumpkins – very apt for getting you in the mood for spooky season! Families can also enjoy a free maize maze and sweetcorn picking at the family’s farmland site based on Orrell Hill Lane. You can even bring your dogs to enjoy the fun!

Female Gothic – Saturday 30 October 2021

It’s the Halloween season, so come along and be thrilled by three lost gothic spine-tinglers from the great Victorian female writers.

You’ll be hooked on this amazing piece of drama brought to you by the phenomenal Rebecca Vaughan and directed by Olivier Award Winner, Guy Masterson.

The British Theatre Guide described Female Gothic as ‘Wonderfully eerie… and manages to capture that most intangible of theatre goals, the real fear of the audience.’

If you’re looking for a chilling night at the theatre with stories that’ll send shivers down your spine; then look no further than this incredible show. We couldn’t think of a better way to spend Halloween in Southport…

Tickets available now.

The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde – Friday 19 November – Saturday 20 November 2021

Everybody knows this famous tale by Robert Louis Stevenson; the successful Doctor Jekyll turns his unethical methods on himself and we’re introduced to the violent Edward Hyde.

This particular adaptation is not one to be missed. You’ll be on the edge of your seat as The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll And Mr Hyde immerses you in the myth and mystery of 19th century London’s fog-bound streets where love, betrayal and murder lurk at every chilling twist and turn.

You’ll love this exhilarating theatre experience of shocks, jumps and scares. Are you brave enough?

Don’t miss out. 

Of course, there’s plenty more going on across the town in the upcoming months. Want to find some costume inspiration? There’s comic book hero Dan Dare and a REAL Egyptian Mummy in our museum. Why not treat yourself to a day spent in our beautiful exhibition space? There truly is something for all the family. Halloween in Southport has never been more fun!

Posted on 2 October 2021 under General news

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