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Published October 15th 2014
Halloween has never been this big in South Australia but it is certainly growing with more and more people seeking the thrill of a scare or simply just another reason to get out, get together and have fun. It's a great community affair.
I had never celebrated Halloween a day in my life until a few years after I met my husband (I finally caved in). He's English you see, and it was a big thing so every year they decorate and have some Halloween treats. Admittedly over the years the number of trick or treaters have grown significantly! Every year around this time he'd start looking for events or things to do around Adelaide so I thought I'd get you guys started with a few ideas. Here's what's going on for Halloween 2014 in Adelaide.
On Friday 31 October, Adelaide Gaol is open for a fun filled Halloween event for children up to the age of 12. There will be trick-or-treat booths, Batty Bingo, storytelling, costume parade and other entertainment. While you're in there, take a tour of the historic haunted Adelaide Gaol for a truly ghoulish night!
Cost: Adults $14, Children (2-12) $9, Family $34
Boo at the Zoo
Boo at the Zoo is back this year on Friday October 31st for a frightful and fun Halloween party. Dress up in your scariest costume and join in the party with special trick or treat trails, entertainment, prizes and refreshments! I heard the animals join in the fun too. Visit the zoo and a halloween party - two birds one stone!
Cost: Adult $21, Adult member $14, Concession $11, Children (4-14) $14, Family $63, Family member $42, Under 4 years FREE
If you're into marathons and fun runs this one's for you. Missed out on the Zombie walk? Don't miss this one. Don your freaky costumes and join others at Bonython Park on Friday 31st October for the Frankenstein 5km run/walk or the Trick or Trot 1km run/walk for kids. Think twice about your costume because there will be prizes for best dressed. Get involved, flood the town and unleash the monsters!
Fun run starts at 6.30pm.
Cost: Adult 5km $20, Child 5km $10, Family 5km $49, Kids Trick or Trot 1km $10
Horbland Graveyard Haunted Maze
There once lived a family in a town better known as Woodcroft, stories were told of this spooky, eerie haunted graveyard. You can easily get in but could you find your way out of the maze?
For the third year running, this family will be setting up their haunted maze fully decorated with skeletons, pumpkins, spiders, grim reapers and all thing spooky. They've built quite a reputation and this year there will also be a stall by Cosplay for a Cause selling drinks, cupcakes, treats, candy, merchandise and costumes to raise funds for Brainchild Foundation.
Open for two nights Friday 31st October and Saturday 1st November from 8pm-10.30pm.
Cost $3 per entry.
Platform 1 Halloween Ghost Train
Up in Littlehampton, the beautiful and serene Adelaide Hills, all will change on this one night as Platform 1 Heritage Farm Railway takes you out into the dark on this frightful night on their ghost train. The night starts at 8pm and the last train departs at 10.45pm.
Cost: $10 per ride
West Adelaide Football Club Halloween Party
Last but certainly not least, head to West Adelaide Football Club on Milner Road in Richmond for a Halloween party with drinks specials and DJs all night. Don't forget to dress up for a Halloween scare! This event are for adults above 18 years only. Starts at 7.30pm on Friday October 31st.
Cost: Free entry
I hope I've provided a good head start. I'm sure as we approach the 31st of October more and more parties, events and special nights will pop up!
Thanks guys! For trick or treaters there's a Halloween House I didn't mention, not sure if any of you ever visited the one on the corner on Grand Boulevard in Craigburn Farm (Blackwood). They've sold the house but this year setting up at the son's place on Roxanne Avenue, Aberfoyle Park.