THE most spook-tastic month of the year is here. 

Get friends and family into the spirit of Halloween with our pick of ghastly events and thrills around East Lancashire. 

1. Zombie Nightmare – Blackburn Mall

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The scariest zombie experience is back at Blackburn Mall to set pulses racing with this apocalyptic fight for survival.

It’s been named the UK’s Best Zombie Experience after last year’s success, where attendees found a cure from the Zombies, but now the cure does not work.

Armies of the undead will take over The Mall tonight and tomorrow - all participants have to do is figure out what went wrong with the cure and escape the zombies in time. Easy peasy...

The event runs from 7pm to 11pm. To find out more and book tickets, visit

2. Spook-fest – Blackburn Mall

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For the little ones this Halloween, spend the holidays at The Mall Blackburn, where lots of spooktastic activities will be taking place.

Storytelling, treasure hunts, creepy crafts and crazy characters will be part of free 45 minute sessions from Monday, October 21 to 27.

Featuring visits from witches, wizards and wacky professor Harry, who will help children defeat the dark lord with spell-casting classes and broomstick training.


3. Circus of Horrors – Blackburn Empire Theatre, Aqueduct Road, Ewood

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The new Circus of Horrors show will include amazing acts, driven by a rock n roll sound.

The Britain's Got Talent finalists is now a West End hit and will showcase terrifyingly weird and beautiful acts.

Whether a rock fan or theatre goer, The Circus of Horrors has something for everyone.

To find out more and book tickets, go to

4. Halloween Train – East Lancashire Railway, via Bury and Rawtenstall stations

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Families can hop on board a steam train for a ride to Rawtenstall and back, with witches, zombies, ghouls, and the infamous Count Brian.

Dress up in spooky clothes, take part in a mad scientist workshop, and experience ghoulish tricks among other things as the train stops off at various locations including Bury's Bolton Street Station.

When the little ones get hungry, take them for a tasty treat at the buffet or have a bite at the BBQ at the station.

It is on from October 31 to November 2. 

For more details, visit

5. Scare Kingdom – Longsight Road, Clayton-le-Dale, Blackburn

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Not for children or the faint hearted, this is one event for all the thrill seekers in East Lancashire.

There’s a phantom nun telling ghost stories in the old Victorian mansion, a demon barber and a tour of an old deserted chapel among other scary adventures.

The world famous psychomanteum is back with a one-on-one assault on the senses.

Food and drink will also be available. Sessions are running from now until November 2. 

For more information and booking, go to

6. Zombie Hill – Haslingden Old Road, Rawtenstall

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On October 26, from 6pm till 11pm, experience terror with an interactive airsoft zombie night.

Witness Rossendale’s World War Z with airsoft weapons used to take out the zombie army.

To book this zombie experience go to

7. Halloween in Colne - Colne Town Centre

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Colne Town Council is organising a spooky Halloween day in the town centre on Saturday, October 26.

There will be numerous market stalls, crafts, storytelling, performances and even a huanted selfie booth to enjoy.

To find out more, go to