By the pricking of my thumbs, something wicked this way comes… It’s the season of the supernatural and there’s a host of hauntingly good events, fearsome festivities and spine-tingling attractions across Nottinghamshire as we get into the Halloween spirit. If that isn’t your bag of tricks, never fear, there’s plenty of other things happening this weekend.

Don't forget to have a look at our Halloween and What’s On pages as well as the Things to Do section for lots more ways to spend your weekend! We love to see and hear what you have been up to in Nottinghamshire so don’t forget you can use #lovenotts to share the love and connect with us via our TwitterFacebook or Instagram!

Hockley Hustle

Various locations in Hockley | Sunday 28 October | £16.50 (inc. booking fee)

Hockley Hustle

There’s nothing scary about Hockley Hustle, just a great day out at one of the highlights of the musical calendar. Nottingham’s most vibrant district comes alive with festival vibes as 30 venues host over 300 acts in a one-day musical extravaganza, showcasing the best of Nottingham’s musical talent. Art and food vendors spring up on the streets of the Creative Quarter as performers wander and a host of buskers transform the city soundscape. As if that wasn't reason enough to start planning a day out, the proceeds from this amazing annual event provide much needed support to some very worthy causes and charties - win, win. 

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Murder mystery Night at Harts Nottingham

Harts Restaurant | Friday 26 October | £59.50

Murder Mystery

Enjoy a delectable dining experience with a difference, an evening of suspense, drama and delicious food awaits at Harts' Murder Mystery Night. The scene is set for a The Great British Bump Off, as the nation’s favourite baking competition becomes the centre of scandal when someone is brutally murdered right in the marquee. Test out your detective skills over a 3-course dinner to die for - a must for any foodie whodunit fanatics.

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Old Market Scare

Old Market Square | Friday 26 – Wednesday 31 October | Free entry | Various prices for ride entry

Old Market Scare

Nottingham’s Old Market Square has undergone a terrifying transformation. Will you dare ride on the UK's largest mobile ghost train or take a tour of the haunted house? Thrill seekers can take a spin on the Scare Max ride or Electric Chair Swing, while the Ghost Gator Roller-Coaster is perfect for little monstersThere will be plenty of Halloween treats available from a variety of food stalls and a bar on hand to help calm your nerves. Be sure to snap a spooky selfie with the giant pumpkin and share it with us using #LoveNotts  

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Halloween Spooktacular

The Tropical Butterfly House | 27 October - 4 November | Adults: £13.20, Children (2-15) £12.20

Tropic Butterfly House

There’s plenty of eerie activities to keep kids entertained this half term at the Tropical Butterfly House. Encounter all manner of creepy critters and fearsome beasts, from snakes and spiders to birds of prey. Take trip to the witches’ cottage or a wander round the haunted house, come face to face with ghosts and monsters in the Freaky Forest or join in with the spooky crafts and activities. Don’t forget to dress up for the daily children’s fancy dress competition!

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Ghost Tours


It’s the season of the supernatural and there’s plenty of haunting history to discover in Nottingham, as chilling tales await on one of the many ghost tours running this weekend. Walk in the footsteps of the condemned and learn about the paranormal experiences within the National Justice Museum, or discover the strange and scary stories of the city’s industrial heritage. Sceptics who enjoy a good scare should join Ezekial Bone on his Guts and Gore tour to hear true tales of murder, misery and mayhem and discover the more horrid elements of our history on the streets where it happened.

Wollaton Hall is not only one of the grandest buildings in Nottingham, it’s also amongst the most haunted. On their behind the scenes tour there will be no gimmicks or fancy dress, just the terrifying tales of the unexplained events and apparitions at one of Nottingham’s most beautiful buildings. There are similarly spooky things afoot at Newstead Abbey, where the Wine and Wicked Ghosts tour will introduce the host of ghosts and ghouls, which haunt the ancestral home of Lord Byron, including the Goblin Friar and mysterious White Lady. Perhaps the mad, bad and dangerous to know poet himself will make an appearance.


Newstead Abbey
Historic Site
Newstead Abbey

A beautiful historic house set in a glorious landscape of gardens and parkland within the heart of Nottinghamshire.

Wollaton Hall and Park
Wollaton Hall - Visit Nottinghamshire

Spectacular Elizabethian Mansion and Deer Park set in the beautiful suburbs of Nottingham. Car parking £3 for up to 3 hours and £5 for the whole day.

Halloween Spooktacular at The Tropical Butterfly House!
Participatory Event
Halloween Spooktacular at The Tropical Butterfly House!

Don't miss the Tropical Butterfly House's biggest and best event of the year!

Old Market Scare
Halloween Events
Halloween in Old Market Square, Nottingham

Step into Nottingham's scariest square to ride the UK's biggest mobile ghost train, visit the walk-through haunted house or don your spookiest costumes for a selfie with the giant Nottingham Halloween pumpkin.

Hart's Kitchen
Hart's Kitchen

One of Nottingham’s finest dining establishments, Hart’s maintains a focus on delivering superb cuisine and excellent service



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