Thrills and Chills for all the Family this Halloween - Thursday, 20 October 2011

Prepare to be seriously scared – head on down to the Royal Armouries Museum, Leeds, this half-term for a host of Halloween horrors.

From the thrills and chills of a spooktacular show after dark – to a hair-raising horse show – the Royal Armouries has lined up a spine-chilling programme of events for all the family.

Visit the Clarence Dock Museum from Saturday, October 22, to Sunday, October 30 – museum admission is free, but charges apply for some events. The programme runs as follows:

Daily children’s events

Jester’s Yard and Crossbow range open 11am – 4pm.

Night at the Museum (Friday, October 28, 6.30pm to 10.30pm)

Are you brave enough to visit after dark for a whole host of horrible activities, including a spooktacular show and fancy dress competition?

Swash those buckles and hear the tales of evil pirate Captain Kidd, who is back from the dead to answer for his hideous crimes and to finally reveal the secret location of his hidden treasure.

Tickets, priced £10 for children and £3 for adults, include access to the Haunted Jester’s Yard, Spooky maze, Ghoulish Face painting, Eerie Bat Trail, Horrible Hands on History, and the crossbow range. Other highlights include have-a-go events, including Hook a Pumpkin, Scary Head Shy, and lucky dip.

Hair-raising Horse Show (Friday, October 28, and Saturday, October 29)

Scary stunt riders will send chills down your spine in this hair-raising horse show, twice daily at 12 noon and 3pm. Tickets are priced £5 for adults, £3 for concessions.
Museum entry is free and general museum events will run as usual, including handling sessions, storytelling, and a special Halloween gallery trail, with visitors invited to spot as many bats as possible.

Special event tickets can be bought on arrival or on the Royal Armouries online shop.

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