It’s all ghoul in Lanarkshire this Halloween!
Halloween is set to be spookier than ever in Lanarkshire this year. From family film screenings to scary underground cave tours; craft activities to treasure hunts, there’s something for everyone this October.
Scary Halloween Weekend at Summerlee, Museum of Scottish Industrial Life, Coatbridge, is not for the fainthearted on 26 and 27 October, with the return of the popular Mine Tour of Terror. Suitable for children aged 10 and over, visitors will be led on a tour of an underground mine where things scarily don’t quite go to plan, and some unexpected characters appear along the way. Younger children can visit Grandma Bates at the worker’s cottages to hear Halloween tales from times gone by and meet some creepy crawlies at the Jeepers Creatures Zoo Lab. Families can also hunt for skeletons around Summerlee Museum on the Skeleton Hunt, or join in with seasonal craft activities happening throughout the day.
Scotland’s Theme Park, M&D’s in Motherwell, is also pulling out the stops this month as its highly successful US style ‘drive-in’ movie theatre returns to host a ghoulish weekend of Halloween films from Friday 25 October until Sunday 27 October. Films being shown include Mama and Hotel Transylvania as early evening family favourites and Twilight Breaking Dawn Part 2 for a more teenage audience. More chilling thrillers are saved for older audiences with midnight screenings including Insidious, Sinister and The Cabin In The Woods.
Meanwhile with the Biggar Little Festival in full swing, children can take part in a Halloween themed puppet workshop at Biggar Puppet Theatre. Suitable for children aged 6-10, the little ones can have fun making their own puppets with the Purves Puppeteers on Saturday 26 October from 10am to 12.30pm. Creations take to the Purves Puppets Stage and little puppeteers can dance their new puppets along to music. Parents are invited to return to the theatre before the end of the workshop to watch the performance.
David Carroll of VisitLanarkshire, comments: “With such a mix of events and activities happening in Lanarkshire, the schedule is packed in October. From scaredy-cats to horror enthusiasts, Halloween is the perfect time for families and friends to enjoy a seasonal spooky Lanarkshire experience.”