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Ghoulish, Ghastly Terrors And food
October has always been a month of birthdays and events for us, but more importantly, for my Halloween crazed husband, it's Fright Month! On October 31st, his most favourite holiday of the year comes alive. This year it falls on Saturday with more and more people jumping on the bandwagon to simply do something a little different and have a load of fun. I've put together a list of a variety of activities and things you can do this Halloween. I'm sure there's something for everyone!
Trick or Treat
First up, for the trick-or-treaters who want to wander the streets trying their ghoulish antics, here are a couple of places to go:
This American family resides in Woodcroft and is renowned for their Halloween horror house. They brought with them their American tradition and it is beyond your wildest nightmares. They will be setting up once more and inviting you to their home for two nights only at 5 McCormack Crescent, Woodcroft.
Open on Friday 30 October and Saturday 31 November from 8pm till late.
Cost: Entry fee to be confirmed ($3 each last year)
This is a new location that popped up last year. Formerly from Grand Boulevard in Craigburn Farm, they've managed to transform their driveway on 5 Roxanne Avenue in Aberfoyle Park into a Halloween grotto. The first year already saw them welcome and scare nearly 200 people. I wonder what they have planned for trick-or-treaters this year? Here's a video of last year's grotto.
Open Saturday 31 October from 5pm, but the darker it gets the better the experience will be!
Adelaide Gaol Trick or Treat Trail
Perhaps wandering the streets isn't for you; how about going to gaol! Adelaide Gaol with all its history and haunts promises a safe and fun-filled Halloween for children up to 12. Each child will get a trick-or-treat bag and passport to collect their treats at each booth.
Tickets must be pre-purchased by Friday 23 October. Event is on Saturday 31 October
Cost: Adults $14 Children $9 Family Pass $34
If Trick-or-Treat is not really your thing, here's a few other activities happening on the scariest night of the year.
Halloween Roller Disco
If you love skating, this one is a must in full costume! Dress up in your scariest outfit if you want (no lower than ankle length for safety) and skate the night away. There's two locations hosting Halloween Roller Disco, enjoy!
Blackwood Recreation Centre:
1 Northcote Road, Eden Hills SA
Saturday 31 October 6.30pm-9.30pm,
Cost: $8 online or $12 on the day
Skatescool & Blue Light SA
Cosgrove Hall, York Avenue, Clovelly Park SA
Friday 30 October 6.30pm-8.30pm
Cost: $10 per skater (8-13 years)
Glenelg Football Club is hosting a movie night under the stars for ages 12-25. Feel free to dress up in your best costume, there will be prizes, games, live music, food for sale and a screening of 'The Haunted Mansion'. Strictly no parents allowed!
Glenelg Oval, Brighton Road, Glenelg East SA
Saturday 31 october 7pm-10.30pm
Cost: $10 tickets at the door
Boo at the Zoo
Boo at the Zoo is back once more with Halloween themed animal presentations, entertainment, giveaways and treats. Remember to dress to impress!
Saturday 31 October 4pm-8pm
Cost: Adult $22.50 (Member $15) Child $15 (Member $10) Concession $17.50 (Member $12) Family $67.50 ( Member $45). Children under 4 years FREE (must register).
Come to yet another spectacular Fork on the Road event this time at Hart's Mill in Port Adelaide. Be sure to get your costume on and dress to compete! Prizes will be given to best dressed on the day. It's going to be a Halloween themed food truck gathering!
Saturday 31 October 12pm-9pm
Cost: FREE entry, food for sale
Halloween High Tea Party
Stamford Grand Adelaide at Glenelg invites you to join them for a delicious spooky high tea at this one off event. A high tea it may be but this one will be later in the evening to set the mood at The Promenade Restaurant by the seaside as the sun sets and the darkness awaits. A ghastly gathering it will be. For those who long for more you can upgrade to include the Halloween dessert buffet.
Halloween High Tea Upgrade Options:
South Australian High Tea Halloween dessert buffet - $49 per person
French High Tea Halloween dessert buffet - $55 per person
Kids menu dessert buffet - $28 per child under 12 years
Saturday 31 October. 1st session 4pm-6pm 2nd session 7pm-9pm
Phone 08 83750622 to book
Last Friday in North Adelaide
This monthly street eat event along O'Connell Street and Melbourne Street is going to be something special this year as it coincides with Halloween time. There will be two events, one for Kids and one for Adults.
The kids can expect face painting and some crafty fun before going on a Trick-or-Treat treasure hunt. Meanwhile the adults can look forward to Bar and Pub Monster Crawl, Games, Ghoulish Restaurant Specials, Dessert and Live Music. Booking must be made, you will be given a map upon booking. There will be prizes for best costumes so go haunt the streets of North Adelaide! Everybody dress up!
Watch their Facebook Page closely for final updates closer to the time.
Friday 30 October. Kids event 4pm-6pm Adults event 5pm-8pm
Spaces limited, please book for both Kids and Adults events by email to email@example.com
Cost: FREE to join, food and drink for sale
Hoosegow Charcoal Restaurant sits on Magill Road and delivers the most delicious chargrilled food. Especially if you like meat. This Halloween they are having a special Day of the Dead Dinner featuring a 4 course set menu for $65 per person. There will be entertainment by Alma Flamenca and judging by the photos last year, the staff might just be scarier than you think. I have personally dined there a few times and the food is amazing so it's an opportunity to go on a themed night. By the way, Hoosegow means jail... I can't guarantee you will leave.
Menu available on Friday 30 October and Saturday 31 October
Bookings essential: 08 8332 6599
Cost: $65 per person
The Haunted Black Gate Manor
Something for those in Barossa Valley. There lies a manor in Williamstown so spooky it will make your hair stand this Halloween. Walk through the black gates if you dare and be in for the fright of your life. Want to know what you're in for? Check out their website.
43 Whiteman Road, Williamstown SA
Open Friday 30 October and Saturday 31 October from 8pm till late
Cost: Children under 10yrs $2 Adults $5