Halloween is just around the corner and there are plenty of ‘ghoulishly good’ Lancashire events to get you in the spooky spirit.

Be prepared for lots of tricks and treats this Halloween, including pumpkin picking and terrifying scare mazes.

There’s something for everyone to enjoy before October 31.

Here are seven events and experiences taking place in Lancashire:  

1. Pumpkin picking


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If you want to pick your own pumpkin, ready to carve ahead of the big day, there are several pumpkin patches in Lancashire to choose from.

One is at Mrs Dowson’s Farm Park, in Clayton-le-Dale.

Famillies are urged to visit this pumpkin patch, until October 29, for a picture-perfect ‘Instagrammable’ adventure.

Choose from three acres of homegrown pumpkins, including 12 rare, imported varieties.

2. The Haunting of Queen Street Mill, Harle Syke

On October 27 and 28, fans of the paranormal are encouraged to visit Queen Street Mill to hear stories that will “send shivers down your spine”.

A spokesperson said: “Learn all about the darkest, most mysterious stories to come from the mill, from paranormal apparitions, horrific injuries and even deaths. While we explore this gruesome past, you may not be alone.

“Rumours of unhappy spirits, ghosts and other malicious creatures haunt Queen Street, and in the dark they come out to play.

“This tour is not for the faint-hearted, but if you dare, we will be waiting for you with free tea and coffee after the tour.”

The tour will last approximately an hour and 15 minutes. If you have a pre-existing heart condition or are pregnant we would not recommend taking part in this tour.

Tickets cost £8 per tour.

3. Circus of Horrors, The Globe Theatre, Blackpool Pleasure Beach

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The Circus of Horrors will include an amazing amalgamation of acts, driven by a rock and roll soundscape.

It is described as “a show that will have you sat on the edge of your seat when not falling off it with laughter”.

The cast, which appeared in the finals of Britain’s Got Talent, will take you on a rock n’ roller coaster ride of unbelievable, bizarre and beautiful acts.

While the main show contains explicit nudity and language of an adult nature, there is an ‘Addams family friendly’ matinee performance at 4pm each day.

Tickets start from £12 and the show runs from October 26- October 31.

4.Farmaggedon, Downholland

Farmageddon is a ‘Scream Park’, an interactive horror experience. The whole park is themed with roaming zombies and spooky creatures.

A spokesperson said: “The brainchild of Mark Edwards, Farmaggedon opened its doors more than a decade ago with the intention of taking fear to a whole new level.

“What began as a single scare house has evolved into a multi-dimensional scare fest that consistently raises the bar for scare attractions around the globe.​​​​​​​”

Tickets start from £17.50.

5. Halloween Blast, Accrington Town Square, Accrington

On October 21, a live French performance is set to enchant Accrington with a free show, never seen before in the UK.

A full day and evening of live shows, scary films and creativity will come to the town in an outdoor show, with French band Les Commandos Percu performing on Saturday, October 21 at 7pm on Accrington Town Square. 

The show will also have drumming and fireworks as the world-renowned Les Commandos Percu from France bring their exhilarating show "BLAST" to the UK for the very first time.

It is described as an "explosive blend of energy, circus, pyrotechnics, and visual artistry that promises to leave you in awe".

For movie lovers and Halloween enthusiasts, Accrington Town Hall has two spooky screenings also showing on the day.

At 4pm, the ballroom will be visited by the Sanderson sisters on the big screen for the classic family favourite "Hocus Pocus".

6. Spooks by night, Thornton Hall Country Park, Thornton in Craven

A more family-friendly event is taking place at Thornton Hall Farm this Halloween, on October 28 and 28.

Amaris 'witch of the moon' and Hestia 'witch of fire' return to Thornton Hall Country Park in a 25-minute show.

New ghoulish residents have moved into Trick or Treat Street in a 'spooktacular' 15-minute interactive adventure.

Playful spirits have caused mischievous madness across the park, where children can embark on a supernatural search.

You can also grab your barrow and pick the perfect pumpkin in the mud free pumpkin patch. 

Tickets are £9.95 each.

7. Johnny’s Fear Factory, Central Marine Road, Morecambe

This horror experience has been described as a ‘mini theme park’ for the town.

A ghost train, called Ghost Rider, will let you come  “face-to-face with those who roam the underworld.”

The event will also have its own version of laser quest, where players will receive a small electric shock.

The description reads: “Think laser tag but just a little more electrifying.  Run from your opposition, otherwise you might just get more of a shock than you bargained for.  Non-electrified version for all those under 15 during adult sessions.”

There will also be a ‘Weirder Things' horror maze filled with scary scenes live actors.