We’ve put together a list of the top things to do in Edinburgh this Halloween. Have a look to discover the events announced so far, from ghost tours to magical light trails.
Mercat Tours’ ghost tours are a go-to for Halloween in Edinburgh. Visit the mysterious Blair Street Underground Vaults below the city with their award-winning storytellers who will be in full fancy dress. They have a range of tours to suit families and those 18+.
Similar to their annual winter event, Edinburgh Zoo will host a Halloween light trail this year. Follow the trail and see the animals while surrounded by the spirit of the season. The perfect day out for families. Book here.
Are you a believer in the otherworldly? Then this event at Lauriston Castle is for you. Join paranormal illusionist Ash Pryce and join hands as you make contact with the other side. It’s giving us chills just thinking about it! Book here.
Horror tours are yet another spooky event taking place at Lauriston Castle this Halloween. Hear tales of murder, witch trials, and persecutions as your guide takes you through the Castle’s halls.
Everyone loves magic, especially kids! Take them along to this event at Lauriston Castle where they’ll craft their very own magic wand. Book here. 🪄
A double bill of two classic silent horror movies in black and white, including The Phantom of The Opera and Nosferatu. The movies will be accompanied by a live score performed by professional musicians. More info here.
Running as a part of The Edinburgh Horror Festival, this terror trail will take kids on an adventure where they’ll defeat baddies, take part in challenges, and uncover hidden horrors. Children should be accompanied by an adult and refreshments and snacks will also be available. More info here.
Are you a Dobbies Club Member? Dobbies Edinburgh will be hosting a Halloween Spooktacular for children with devilish dancing and ghoulish games. It sounds like the school disco we all wish we’d had, only spookier. Tickets come with a kids meal and a fancy dress competition will also be held. More info.