With Halloween events in the process of saying if they are going to try to open or not, we’d thought we’d try and make it a bit easier to try and plan. The list below is off attractions and events that have either confirmed they will be trying to open, or giving the impression they are going to try to open. The list will be updated as and when places confirm their plans. We hope this helps people potentially plan for some scares this October! (The list doesn’t include attractions that are open year round or through out the year)
Please note that events on this list may change depending on the pandemic!
Fear Island – Fantasy Island
Fear Island recently announced that they were planning to open with 3 scare mazes and 1 family show. Disturbiam and The House of Voodoo will be returning from last year with new names, Disturbiam Lockdown and The House Of Voodoo Cursed. There will also be a new maze, The Haunting. More info can be found here!
Psycho Path presents Fear Ground
Psycho Path were one of the first events to announce that they would be trying to open this Halloween season, but then they went a bit quiet. They have now started announcing attractions. As well as Psycho Path they just announced a new attraction called Corn-ered! More info can be found here!
Another event that was among the first to announce their intention to open was Scream Aloud. They have 3 mazes they plan to open, Funhouse, Ward 13 and Nocturnal. All 3 are brand new attractions for 2020 too. More info can be found here!
From the people who brought us Mad House Margate comes to Kent Scareground. Its a new event for 2020. Whilst not much information is currently known about the event, they do plan on opening this year. More info, I imagine, will become available on their website which can be found here!
Scare Kingdom Scream Park
To our knowledge, Scare Kingdom are planning on opening. Two attractions have now officially changed from their original reveal. Terroritca will now stay as Psychomanteum and The Dead Line has been replaced with Horrid High Tea with Scrapfaggot and Mrs Filtch. They did put a casting call out for actors, which is what makes us think they plan to open. More info can be found here!
Another event that announced quite early they were planing on opening was Scream Factory. Their website and social media accounts don’t really reveal any information other than it will feature 9 attractions. More info can be found here!
Alton Towers Scarefest
Alton Towers recently announced their full line up for this years Scarefest. Returning this year will be The Attic: Terror in the Towers, The Altonville Mine Tours: Legend of the Skin Snatchers and Darkest Depths. Project 42 and Sub Species will not be returning this year. The park will also be introducing two new attractions, Freak Show: Toxic Junkyard and Garden Lights Walk Whispering Souls. More info about the event can be found here!
The Jungle – Fright Night
This Northern Ireland event recently confirmed on social media that they would be opening this year. With 7 attractions on offer, all of which will have social distancing in mind, its bound to be a great event. More info can be found here!
Scaresville recently updated their website to say that they are going to be opening with strict virus precautions in place. Guests must wear face masks and gloves and must remain in their household ‘bubbles’. More info can be found here!
Xtreme Scream Park
Xtreme Scream Park have been recruiting for actors for their 2020 season which makes us feel that they are planning to open. Their line up has now been revealed with Stilton Hall Hotel and Hell Spa being replaced with Belvoir Manner! More info can be found here!
Terror in the Trees
Terror in the Trees is back for 2020 at Beamish Hall in the North East. The event has been running since 2017 and this year it looks like the clowns have taken over. The event will run every Friday to Sunday in October as well as the 1st and 2nd of November. More info can be found here!
Thorpe Park Fright Nights Fearstival
Thorpe Park have just confirmed their line up for this year. Featuring 7 attractions with only 2 of them returning from last year. Returning maze Platform 15 will be joined by Roots of Evil, a new maze. These will be the only mazes this year and both will cost £10. Tickets will have to be pre booked before visiting. Terror at Amity High will be returning. Elsewhere around the park, the chainsaw weilding maniacs of Creek Freak Massacre will be unleashed on Old Town as a scare zone. The Swarm island will also have a new thing called The Swarm Invasion. Elsewhere at the park The Howling of LycanThorpe High will scare guests. 2 other things worth mentioning. There will be a Fearstival Arena, a scare zone located in the dockyard and the website is also advertising something called The Crows.. More info can be found here!
Primevil have updated thei website to announce that they will be doing something this year. Their normal event will not be running, instead Route 666 will be run. It has been billed as a “different experience but with the same terrifying scares”. We don’t know much else at the moment but more info can be found here!
Scare Zone Northallerton
Scare Zone Northalletrton have been posting on social media confirming that they plan to open. Tickets will need to be pre booked and that social distancing will play heavily on their event from both a guest and actor perspective. More info can be found Here!
Spooky World confirmed on social media that they are planning to open. They have been looking at hiring actors and other staff for their event. As well as that their website has been updated with their opening dates and their mazes, which are the same as last year, with one just being a bit upgraded. More info can be found here!
Nott’s Maze The Labyrinth
Nott’s Maze have recently announced that they would be reopening after some time off. Running for 4 nights only and with two runs on each night, its promising an intense experience as its recommended for 18+. More info can be found here!
Warwick Castle are taking the family friendly route this year for their Haunted Castle event. They are havig a family friendly Halloween trail in The Haunted Hollows as well as witches and spooky going’s on around the place. More info can be found here!
A new event for 2020, FestEvil is a live action drive through horror scare maze coming to Wrexham. Its created by Cyclone Events Managment and promises to scare the hell out of you. Tickets cost £12.50 per car and the event runs every night from 16th October until 1st November. More info can be found here!
Fairground Frights – Great Yarmouth Pleasure Beach
Another new event happening this year, Great Yarmouth Pleasure Beach have inroduced Fairground Frights. Whilst not specifically a scare event, the park will be open from 5pm until 8pm for some evening rides on their rides. There will also be live roaming actors as well as a variety of family friendly spooky activities. More info can be found here!
Horrors of the Wild – Twycross Zoo
A new event coming to Twycross Zoo, Horrors of the wild invites guests into the wild by torchlight to meet the threats that animals face first hand. The exhibits themselves won’t be open because a lot of animals need their sleep, but the hour to hour and half trail will full immerse guests. Tickets are £20 and the evnt runs for two nights, 30th and 31st October. More info can be found here!
Howl’O’ween at Chessington
Chessington announced today (10/9) that Howl’O’ween will be happening this year. Running from the 17th October until the 1st of November the event will bring lots of tricks and treats to guests. Featuring two main attractions, rides ‘coming to life’ and spooky entertainment throughout the park, Howl’O’Ween is set to be a fun event. More info can be found here!
Terror Mountain recently posted on social media that they are planning to open for Halloween season but were a little hesitant in releasing tickets due to the ever ongoing changes regarding social distancing. They haven’t confirmed what they plan to do but we are sure that if they will pull of something good. More info can be found here!
Oakwood theme park in wales also recently announced they were planning to run their halloween Spooktacular. Boasting the return of Witch Hunt and 3 brand new attractions, it looks like this little welsh theme park will be pulling out the stops to make Halloween fun. They haven’t released much information about the mazes except for the names yet. More info can be found here!
Horro Drive Thru: Halloween By Night
Thornton Hall Country Park were due to be home to the new event Scream Fields this year, but due to Covid-19, that event isn’t happening. Instead they have opted for a drive thru horror experience featuring live actors and special effects. More information can be found here!
Whilst this event doesn’t have any scare mazes, its still on our list because it will have actors. There will be 4 attractions open including their alpine coaster and The Nets. This event is not for the faint hearted. More info can be found here!
Unfortunately Frightmare won’t be opening this year but that hasn’t stopped them from trying to still celebrate the season so have brought us The Walk. Its a walking trail around the farm that will make you walk past sets and scenes as well as a few surprises. More info can be found here!
Confirmed to not be opening!
Castle Point Ghost Tours
Journey To Hell: Freak Nights @ Blackpool Pleasure Beach
Horror at Hinchingbrook House
Twins of Evil Scare Attractions
Fear Fest Evil
Walsall Scare Maze
Scare Nights at the Museum
Fear at Avon Valley
Scotland’s Fright Farm
Yorkshire Scare Grounds
Phobia at Puxton Park
Scream Fields Scream Park
Dr Frights Halloween Nights
Hallowscream at York Maze
The Spooky Ship
Driffield After Dark
(All logos and images taken from the Facebook pages for each event)