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Shriek Week at Colchester Zoo this Halloween!

Friday, October 22nd, 2010
Shriek Week at Colchester Zoo this Halloween! - Save 10% off your admission when you book E-Saver tickets online before your visit for fast track entry to these ghoulish events!
Day Events - Sat 23rd until Sun 31st October
9.30 - 16.00 - Visit the Discovery Centre and take part in a number of Halloween themed crafts
11.00 - Things that go bump in the night - Kalahari Theatre Interactive Story Do you believe in monsters in the wardrobe? Creatures under the bed? In this spooky story, things go bump in the night instead!
11.00 - 16.00 - Haunted Forest- Fantasy Land Take a trip through the Haunted Forest...if you dare!
11.30 - 15.30 - Little Horrors Spooky Road Train - Tanganyika Road Train Station
12.30 & 14.30- A Grimm Tale- Wild about Animals Theatre – Enjoy a different take on the world of the Brothers Grimm fairy tales.
13.00- Magic, Mayhem & Mishaps- Displays Arena Will the magic ever work in this comic magic act?
14.00- Medieval Bird display- Displays Arena
15.30- Merlin’s Magical fancy dress party- Kalahari Theatre
A Grimm Tale
Late Night Events - 27th, 29th & 31st October
16.30 - 21.00- Visit the Discovery Centre and take part in a number of Halloween themed crafts!
16.30 - 21.00- Haunted Forest- Fantasy Land
Take a trip through the Haunted Forest at night if you’re feeling brave!
17.00- Sealion scatter feed
17.30 - 21.00 - Spooky Road Train- Tanganyika Road Train Station
17.30 -20.30 - A Grimm Tale- Wild about Animals Theatre - every 30 minutes
17.30-21.00- Haunted House -Kalahari Theatre-every 30mins
Join us for a night of paranormal investigation into the strange goings on at Stanway hall house
18.00 – 21.00 Ghost walk – All Saint’s Church at Orangutan Forest
Ghostly walks around the eerily lit All Saint's Church
18.15-20.45 Fright Fest- A skeletons revenge! - Displays Arena- every 30 mins
A skeleton calls upon his underworld friends to take their revenge in a fright fest you will never forget!
18.30- Amur tiger feed- Tiger Taiga
20.00- Aardvark feed – Aardvark Burrow

A World In Miniature Museum – Cumbria

Tuesday, October 19th, 2010
A World In Miniature Museum in Cumbria - there is a charge - see their website for details
Monday to Saturday: 10am - 5pm
(Last Entry 4pm)
Sunday: 10.30am - 4.30pm
This certainly looks a fascinating place where you'll be amazed at the level of detailing - and it's all scaled 1/12 which means one foot in height is turned into a miniature of 1 inch in height.
They have the world's tiniest teddy too!
Location: A World in Miniature Museum, Houghton Hall Garden Centre, Houghton, Carlisle, Cumbria, United Kingdom, CA6 4JB

Helloween at the London Dungeon 2010 Tickets

Sunday, October 17th, 2010
BuyAGift.co.uk now have tickets for Helloween at the London Dungeon 2010!
o Extremis: Drop Ride to Doom
o NEW FOR 2010 - Bloody Mary
o Traitor: Boat Ride to Hell
o The Great Fire of London
o Jack the Ripper
o Sweeney Todd
o Surgery: Blood & Guts

Helloween at the London Dungeon 2010 Tickets
Helloween at the London Dungeon 2010 Tickets £15.50
Be prepared to feel your blood freeze this Halloween, as The London Dungeon unveils its most terrifying “Helloween” event ever, including Jack O’Lantern and the echoing ‘Sounds of Hell’. Visitors who survive Jack’s lair may wish they hadn’t, as the gates of hell gape open to receive them, with an infamous recording of the ‘Sounds of Hell’ echoing throughout the Dungeon’s mirrored labyrinth. The eerie screams of tortured souls will have guests feeling the flames of hell and screaming for a reprieve from the fiery maze. Location: London (South East)

Hallowfest at Devon’s Crealy Great Adventure Park

Saturday, October 16th, 2010
BuyAGift.co.uk has tickets for Hallowfest at Devon's Crealy Great Adventure Park available right now.
At 4pm, as it gets dark, Crealy Twilight begins! Warm yourself by the beastly bonfire but look out for headless horsemen, zombies, and cackling country bumpkins roaming the Park. Then if you’re brave enough take a walk through five fearsome fright zones, full of ghouls, ghosts and wretched warlocks!
Every guest will get a free pumpkin, take time to carve out your masterpiece!
Then if you haven’t been frightened away you can ride the thrilling rollercoaster, plummet down the Tidal Wave and get up close to Crealy’s animals. With so much to do you’ll need more than just a day!
Hallowfest at Devon's Crealy Great Adventure Park Tickets
Hallowfest at Devon's Crealy Great Adventure Park Tickets £18.00
HallowFest is the Best-Ever Halloween Half-Term Fun in Devon! There’s a free pumpkin for every child to take home, Magic Lanterns to make and fangtastic Carving Contests. Visit Crealy Witch every afternoon in her Creepy Grotto, experience the Haunted Train Ride in the dark and take part in Eerie Contests and Quests, all at Crealy's Hallowfest this October half-term, from Sunday 24th until Sunday 31st!   Location: Devon (South West)

THORPE PARK Fright Night Tickets 2010

Friday, October 15th, 2010
BuyAGift.co.uk has Fright night tickets for Thorpe Park available.
The terror kicks off this October with all Fright Nights dates open from 10am until 10pm!
* 7th - 10th, 15th - 17th, 22nd - 31st October
* Strictly advance book from 28th - 31st October! So book your tickets NOW
THE CURSE THE CURSE - Venture into a disturbing crime scene. Angry souls do not rest easy!
. SE7EN SE7EN - Navigate the 7 deadly sins and leave your senses reeling...
THE ASYLUM THE ASYLUM - Encounter the most disturbed and dangerous patients in the Asylum.
HELLGATE HELLGATE - Dare you enter the depths of the Hellgate mansion?
SAW ALIVE SAW ALIVE - Brave the world’s most extreme live action horror maze.
NEW FOR 2010 TERROR ZONE - Dare you enter THORPE PARK’s DEAD END Terror Zone?
THORPE PARK Fright Night Tickets 2010
THORPE PARK Fright Night Tickets 2010 £23.00
THORPE PARK is the ultimate horror destination this Halloween as Fright Nights return on weekends from 8th October and between 22nd - 31st October.  A whole different Park after dark as you’re left at the mercy of the master manipulator, Jigsaw, as you brave the world’s most extreme horror package, SAW Alive and SAW – The Ride.  With gates open until late, experience the thrills long into the dead of night as you pit your wits against the Park’s four other live action horror mazes: The Curse; Se7en; The Asylum; and Hellgate.  Location: Surrey (South East)

Scarefest at Alton Towers

Friday, October 15th, 2010
Scarefest at Alton Towers - get your tickets now at BuyaGift
* Carnival of Screams
* Terror of the Towers
* The Boiler House
* Trick or Treat Doors
* Skelvin's Haunted Adventure
* Trick or Treat Rooms
* Room TH13TEEN

Alton Towers Scarefest 2010 After 4pm Special Offer
Alton Towers Scarefest 2010 After 4pm Special Offer £10.00
The 2010 Scarefest promises to offer the most spooktacular event yet! The Theme Park is open until 9pm every night and with spine-tingling spooks for younger visitors and haunting horrors for thrill-seeking ghost hunters, there’s something for the entire family at Alton Towers Resort this Halloween. Location: Staffordshire (Midlands)

Spooky Halloween stuff in Holburn

Tuesday, October 5th, 2010
Ghost pirateLITTLE MONSTERS SPOOKY LUNCHTIMES
As Part of The Original London Ghost Festival 2010
Venue: Ghost Fest HQ, 42 Theobald’s Road, Holborn
Time: 12:00-2:00 pm
Dates: 23-31 October 2010
A FREE EVENT
River Productions is bringing back the time-travelling pirate Revlon Scarlet this Halloween! Join Revlon for a range of FREE kids' activities in Holborn as part of The London Ghost Festival 2010. Available to one and all over the half term week and weekends (which is also Halloween!), Revlon and his pirate friends facilitate pirate ghost stories, games, workshops, and colouring in Central London

Little Monsters Spooky Lunchtimes will continue River Productions’ historical theme by incorporating the real pirates Captain William Kidd, Blackbeard, Captain Henry Morgan and the Mary Celeste ghost ship into tales, games and colouring projects that are free for all.
Facepainting is subject to a charge and donations are welcome.
Nearest tube / station: Holborn/ Chancery Lane / Russell Square

Birds of Prey family day out

Friday, September 17th, 2010
Red Letter Days is well known for it's interesting and unusual days out and experiences and these Birds of Prey days are fantastic. They'd be brilliant for a family day trip and you get up close with the birds. A lovely gift for any budding ornithologists!
Location is Knutsford in Cheshire
Seeing birds of prey up close is just amazing. You'll see the awesome power of these amazing birds in action!

Kids' Introduction for Two to Birds of Prey
Kids' Introduction for Two to Birds of Prey £70.00
With a friend, you can get up close and personal with some of nature's magnificent and regal birds of prey. You'll both learn all about the art of falconry and have a chance to try it for yourselves. You'll find out lots about the birds and will be given plenty of time to experience falconry first-hand. Getting really close to different species like this, you will learn what makes a hawk a hawk, a falcon a falcon and an owl an owl. Then you'll get expert tuition in the art of falconry and have time to handle the birds yourselves so that you get comfortable with them and they can get comfortable with you. Next try it out for real as you'll fly some of the birds, watching them show off their skills. It's an amazing opportunity to see these dramatic birds up close and watch their spellbinding flight - and there can't be many thrills to match the experience of a real bird of prey coming in to land on your glove. Two grown ups are welcome to join you for free on your day.
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The Dungeons

Tuesday, September 14th, 2010

The Dungeons

Where are the Dungeons? They are at London, Edinburgh, York, Hamburg and Amsterdam
2 FOR 1 TICKETS ONLINE!
Book your tickets online and get 2 for 1 entry to the Dungeon between 6th September and 22nd October!
You can also book Priority entrance or standard entrance tickets or even multisaver tickets for other attractions too - London Dungeon + Madame Tussauds + London Eye + SEA LIFE London Aquarium!
Perfect for a family day out for those who love their Horrible Histories!!
The London Dungeon brings London’s horrible history to life with 12 shows, live actors, special effects and 2 scary rides.
Extremis
Boat Ride to Hell
Jack the Ripper
Sweeney Todd
The Great Fire of London
Surgery Blood and Guts
The Crypt
The Crypt is the start of your dark trip into the horrible depths of the London Dungeon. Be sure to heed the keeper’s advice…
Labyrinth of the Lost
Those who dare enter the Labyrinth may wander this way and that, but there is no escape! And worse, among the evil spirits still haunting this maze of tunnels is the ‘Lady in Black’.
The Great Plague
Bring out your dead! It is 1665, and London is in turmoil as the dreaded Black Death lays waste to the population. Walk through the corpse-filled streets as the panic and horror infect all around you!.
The Torture Chamber
London’s torturer always finds a way to get you talking, whether with the hook, the castrator, the jaw breaker, or the creeping agony of the rack. Maybe he’ll loosen your tongue the hard way, with the tongue-tearer!
The Courtroom
It is the middle of the 18th Century and England’s justice system is harsh, unpredictable and frequently lethal. Some 220 offences are punishable by death. Pray the judge has pity on your soul. Your sentencing and fate await you!
Bedlam
Face the inmates of one of London’s first asylums: infamous for driving the slightly eccentric to the depths of insanity! Quick, they’re waking up. Move along before you cause bedlam!

Save loads on Alton Towers Tickets

Thursday, August 26th, 2010
How many times a year would your kids want to go to Alton Towers? Would they go every weekend during the school holidays?
It costs £108 for a family of 4 for an on the day ticket to Alton Towers!
New Sale! 20% Off a STANDARD MERLIN Annual Pass
Family of 4: £80pp or £320 - but that's with some exclusions on when you can go ** (read below) With this pass you save money after three visits - so you can be sure to save tons of money if you visit a Merlin theme park every month! And as it's not just Alton Towers you can do to you'll save tons of money going to lots of different places!
The no exclusions pass costs Family of 4: £150pp that's £600 in total. So you only have to go 6 times and you've saved money. It's probably best for those who live in London who are like to want to go to the various attractions during the month of August during the school holiday.
Whilst it may sound like a big chunk of money to pay in one go it does save you loads of money. And there are no exclusion dates on this ticket either!
.* *Standard Merlin Annual Pass Restrictions - Entry is subject to attraction operating calendars and the following exclusions: No entry during the month of August at London Eye, Madame Tussauds London, London Dungeon and SEA LIFE London Aquarium. No entry during Fright Nights at THORPE PARK. No entry on 14th February at the London Eye. No entry on 31st October at the London Eye and The London Dungeon*