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10th October 2018

What’s happening in Sutton Harbour this Halloween.

Ghosts, goblins and ghouls, oh my! Sutton Harbour will be crawling with scary shows, eerie events and haunting happenings this Halloween season. All through half term and beyond, Halloween is no longer one night of terrifying horrors, the celebrations (and scares) stretch over weeks of frightening fun. Here are some chilling Halloween events you should make a note of:

Sleeping with the Sharks

Saturday 20th October at the National Marine Aquarium, 6:30pm

Sleep among the scariest creatures of the sea at the National Marina Aquarium. Start off the half term with a spooky sleepover that will get you in the mood for the haunting Halloween season.

Take the twilight tour and see what the fish get up to at night, dive into the arts and crafts session and get ready for a gallon load of games. Not the mention a big screen movie and midnight snack to round off this spooktacular sleepover.

£40 for children and £30 for adults.

Visit the National Marine Aquarium website for more information.

Briny’s Magical Mix-up

Saturday 20th October – Sunday 28th October

Help Briny, the Barbican water witch, find the ingredients she needs to make her special, magic potion on this year’s Halloween trial. Follow the clues around Sutton Harbour and the Barbican on this free, family fun adventure that will allow you to explore Plymouth’s beautiful waterfront, while solving puzzles and collecting a tasty treat at the end.

Trial sheets are available from the Tourist Information Centre.

Burlesque Halloween Show: Ghouls! Ghouls! Ghouls!

Annabel’s Cabaret & Discotheque, Thursday 25th October, doors open 8pm

That’s right, a night of cabaret and burlesque at our very own Annabel’s is coming your way this Halloween for the grown-ups. Miss Sammy Dodger and an amazing line up of petrifying performers are here with a treat- an evening packed with ghoulicious, jaw dropping performances.

Tickets are £8 per person. The show starts at 8:30pm, over 21s only

Visit for more information.

Family Fright Night

Friday 26th October at the National Marine Aquarium, from 6pm

Feeling brave? You can prove it at the National Marine Aquarium’s Friday Family Fright Night. With a terrifying load of activities, including pumpkin carving, trick or treating and a frightening fright night show, the night is guaranteed to be filled with fun, fears and frights.

Don’t forget your costume, as the best fancy dress gets a special prize.

£7 for adults, £13 for children and under 3s/carers go free.

For more information visit

A Creepy Halloween Cruise

Saturday 27th October with Plymouth Boat Trips, 5:30pm-7pm

A creepy cruise is the perfect event to get you and the family into the Halloween spirit. Sail across Plymouth Sound but watch out for the spooky sea creatures below, not to mention the ghosts and ghouls that could be hiding on board.

Dance the night away with a themed disco along with ghostly games and a special trick or treat treasure chest.

Tickets are £10 for adults, £6 for children and £28 for a family ticket (two adults and up to three children).

Visit for more information.

Day of the Dead T-Shirt Workshop

Saturday 27th October at Boston Tea Party

2pm-3:30pm or 3:30pm-5pm

Get creative at Boston Tea Party’s Day of the Dead T-Shirt workshop. Celebrate the traditional Mexican holiday by decorating your very own, one of a kind sugar skull t-shirt. Perfect for the haunting Halloween season.

£25 per person or £35 for adult and child.

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Haunted Plymouth Ghost Walk

Sunday 4th November, 7:30pm-9pm

Starting at the Tourist Information Centre, take a tour of Plymouth’s most haunted sites and locations. Hear ancient tales of the paranormal and ghoulish goings on along Plymouths historic waterfront, one of the most haunted places in Plymouth. Rich with history, Sutton Harbour and the Barbican has had its fair share of poltergeists and ghostly sightings and sounds, with places dating back to the Tutor period.

£5 for adults and £3 for 15 years and under.

Interested in the paranormal? Visit Haunted Plymouth for more information.