Caravan hire in the UK will be at a premium this year as the October half term holiday falls around the time of Halloween.
Halloween is thought to have originated with an ancient pagan festival of Samhain. Many of the Halloween celebrations have originated in America. However, some do have their origins in ancient Celtic history. People would wear costumes to frighten off roaming ghosts, light bonfires and leave drink and food on their doorsteps to scare away evil spirits. Nowadays, people continue to celebrate Halloween with sweet treats, gatherings and fancy dress costumes.
As the nights get colder and the days grow shorter, we’ve come up with our top 5 favourite haunted hangouts across the UK, all in locations where you can rent a static caravan for a perfect family half term break.
Edinburgh Dungeon – Edinburgh
Are you ready to be terrified by a cast of menacing and sinister real-life characters, who have roamed the city’s darkened streets for centuries? It’s an exciting and unique walk-through encounter that you feel, smell, touch and hear. It is fantastic fun but can sometimes be a bit scary in this “Home of Halloween”.
The Falstaff Experience and Tudor World – Stratford Upon Avon
Described by some as the most haunted building in England, Shrieve’s House owns several spirits that roam freely around the house. They are thought to belong to a justice of the peace who was party to an extortion ring, a small girl who was a pickpocket, an 18th-century murderer and an archer from around Henry VIII’s reign. There are several Halloween events at Shrieve’s House between the 22nd and 31st of October.
The Doctor Who Experience – Cardiff
Experience a terrifying time travel adventure, not to mention a Dalek or two. Visit the Doctor Who Universe, traversing back through time to meet the every one of the Doctors, the Companions and the Monsters
Mediaeval banquet themed dinner – St. Katharine’s Dock, London
Enjoy a banquet in the underground feasting hall, with King Henry and the skeletons he keeps in his closet. You will need to put on your spookiest costume to take part in this four-course feast. This Halloween event includes some 500-year-old scary tales and witches brew, not to mention the King’s dead wives and knights.
The Haunted Castle and Spooktacular Fun – Warwick Castle
This promises to be Warwick Castle’s biggest ever Halloween event, with a spectacular Fire Joust, Horrible Histories and wondrous witches. During the day there are spooky events for all ages. But after dark, the fear factor is increased with the terrifying spirits of the castle dungeon, and the after-effects of the Black Death. Visit if you dare!
Caravan hire in the UK – Static Caravan Owners
Do you own a static caravan at any of the above locations? If so, why not list it today on Rent My Caravan under Caravan Hire for a Halloween Holiday. Reach some of the many visitors searching for holiday accommodation in any one of these tourist locations. You get your own web page, a calendar to keep track of your bookings and thousands of people searching for a static caravan just like yours!