Holidays and widely celebrated events usually bring everyone together!
But, for disabled people, it can often feel like you’re missing out as friends and colleagues head off to events. This might be because the event isn’t somewhere accessible, or you simply can’t find the information you need in order to have the confidence to go along. What if the venue doesn’t have wheelchair access? What if there isn’t an accessible toilet? Do they cater properly for people with hearing or sight impairments? Well, this Halloween, I think that everyone should be able to get in on the spooky fun! So, here’s a list of 4 venues across the UK that are holding events this Halloween, and are featured on the AccessAble App, meaning you can see Detailed Access Guides, and know before you go.
Freddo’s Halloween Spooktacular! - Cadbury World in Birmingham
19th-31st October, plus 1st 3rd November
“With plenty of tricks and treats, games and songs. Why not come dressed up and join in the fun as Freddo creates his very own Halloween monster out of a little bit of string and plenty of green gooey slime! It's going to be FANG-TASTIC!”.
There are details of Cadbury World’s accessible facilities, including their Changing Places on the AccessAble App. There are also photos on the App so you can check out their suitability for yourself.
'The Woman in Black’ theatre show - York Theatre Royal
12th November- 16th November
If you can wait a couple of weeks after Halloween, Susan Hill’s acclaimed ghost story, dramatically brought to life in this stage adaption, is one not to miss! See the AccessAble App for details on accessibility, lifts, and toilets (including photos) and then join the millions of theatre goers worldwide who have experienced “The most brilliantly effective spine-chiller you will ever encounter” (Daily Telegraph).
‘Scream- at the home of Halloween’ - London Dungeon
Visit https://www.thedungeons.com/london/en/ for dates and tickets.
With nineteen haunting tales and two thrilling rides, come face to face with London’s scariest and most notorious characters including Jack the Ripper, Sweeney Todd, The Plague Doctor and The Torturer. Take on London’s only underground water ride, dodge the grasp of an escaped convict, and plummet into the depths on the exhilarating vertical free fall drop ride; Drop Dead. Their website claims that ‘London’s scariest just got scarier’! To make sure you don’t miss out on some truly authentic spookiness, book your tickets now (even though this is event is on for a month, it’s very popular so will sell out!).
Trapped in Wonderland Halloween Experience – IndigO2, Greenwich
Thursday 31st October.
Jump down the rabbit hole and wander through a haunted fairytale at the Trapped in Wonderland Halloween experience. Alice has been locked away forever and ever and has inevitably gone rather mad. The cats and bunnies are deranged, the tea party is covered in blood and now #EvilAlice is throwing an epic party. Held at IndigO2 in Greenwich, this historic venue is known for its incredible sound and spectacular lighting. Anything is possible at this horrific adventure, from crazy characters and confetti showers to fortune tellers and doughnut giveaways. Starting with a mad hatter welcome cocktail tea party, there will be so much crammed into this 7 hour Halloween extravaganza- it should be a fantastic fun-filled event!