Visitors are encouraged to come in fancy dress
Birmingham museums will be offering Halloween-themed events that are suitable for all ages during the October 2021 half-term holiday.
Torchlit ghost tours, a spooky science night and pumpkin flotilla are just a few of the treats on offer.
Activities will be at Thinktank, Birmingham Science Museum, as well as the city’s historic properties – Aston Hall, Blakesley Hall, Museum of the Jewellery Quarter and Sarehole Mill.
With so much on offer, there is something for visitors of all ages to experience throughout the half-term holiday.
At Thinktank, Birmingham Science Museum, the museum will be transformed into a party for spooky scientists, witches and wizards at the Spooky Science Night on October 30.
Visitors can see the museum’s spectacular Trick or Treat show, where every choice will lead to a delightful or disgusting experiment.
Families can take part in a Zombie Operation board game.
Visitors can also dance the night away at the silent Zombie Disco.
Visitors are encouraged to come in fancy dress in order to be entered into a prize draw on the night. Don’t forget to see the photo studio to get your picture taken.
The event runs from 6 pm to 9 pm.
Halloween-themed activities are also on offer at Thinktank throughout the half-term week. The museum will open seven days from 10 am – 5 pm.
Aston Hall is one of Britain’s most haunted buildings and from October 22-24, visitors can join a Torchlit Ghost Tour to hear more about Aston Hall’s intriguing past.
On October 28 and 29, Daytime Family-friendly Ghost Tours will offer scarily good fun for younger children.
The Aston Hall’oween on October 30 will see the Hall turned into a haunted mansion complete with a witch hunter, wise woman and an executioner.
At Blakesley Hall, visitors can join a storyteller for the Halloween Family Tour and learn about Halloween traditions on October 29.
Sarehole Mill’s popular Pumpkin Flotilla returns for 2021 and it will take place from October 29-31.
Visitors are encouraged to take their own decorated pumpkin to the mill. Watch and enjoy as the ghostly ferryman glides it across the millpond.
Enjoy delicious hot chocolate, scary stories and make a lantern to help guide you around the millpond.
From October 29-31, Family Spooky Mill Tours are also on offer. They feature lantern making as well as a guided tour with ghost stories.
Meanwhile, for children looking to unleash their creativity, the Museum of the Jewellery Quarter is the ideal place to be this half-term holiday.
On October 27, 2021, there will be a Kids’ Jewellery Workshop, using real jewellers’ techniques to make their own bracelet or pendant to take home.
October 28 will see a Halloween theme as history, folklore and ghosts come together for a Jewellery Quarter Ghost Tour.
Pre-booking is essential, so check out the museum websites for more details on how to.