Your Guide to Halloween in Sheffield
Remember when Halloween was all about banging on neighbour’s front doors and blagging a load of sweets? Well that’s apparently no longer appropriate once you hit your twenties, so we’ve collated the finest hallow mischief in the city to aid you on a devilishly good night out.
Fun for the Family
31st Oct // Whirlow Farm // from £3
Did you say pumpkin carving, the Barney Baloney Show and creepy arts and crafts? Whirlow Farm’s sell out event is a perfect dress up event for your little ones, with the trust also putting on their famous BBQ and hot drinks, so dress up warm!
Hocus Pocus and Beetlejuice
The Village Screen // 3rd Nov // Whirlow Farm // from £11.50
The ever expanding Village Green pop-up cinema will be returning to Whirlow farm for their yearly Halloween event. This year they are screening Halloween classics Hocus Pocus and Beetlejuice, simply bring your Halloween spirit and warm blankets and they’ll provide the rest!
21st Oct – 5th Nov // The Tropical Butterfly House
Just a quick trip down the M1 and you’ll find The Tropical Butterfly House and their Halloween bonanza. With live animal encounters, a spooky ghost walk and creepy fun and games; the kids will have their best all hallows eve yet.
Steel City Ghost Tours
31st Oct // Town Hall // from £2.50
Walk with the dead on Mr P’s Dreadful Halloween Tour, as Sheffield’s guardian of ghoulishness brings his ‘original’ ghost tour out of the wardrobe to mark their 13th birthday. Meet at 7.30pm on the Town Hall steps.
Spooky Halloween Garden Walk
30th Oct // Wortley Hall // from £6
Wortley Hall is a great excursion at any time of year but especially during Halloween when the grounds are transformed into a spooky trail with loads of competitions for the kids.
More info at 0114 2882100 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Little Monsters Halloween Party
29th Oct // The Moor
A free event with loads of Halloween themed activities all day, from dancing, music and funfair rides to a caged mummy and a giant Frankenstein, this is one to keep the kids entertained.
For the Adults
The Fire and Police Museum Ghost Hunt
27th Oct // National Emergency Services Museum // £39
Having recently been visited by the Most Haunted television team, the old Fire and Police Station is full of poltergeist activity and excitement. You’ll have the chance to use full ghost hunting equipment and take part in various paranormal experiments.
Halloween Ghost Walk
31st Oct // Town Hall start // from £2.20
Go back to Victorian-age Sheffield, with a guided street tour of all the secrets and murders of our steel city ancestors. Running from 10pm-midnight, it’s set to be two hours of spooky scandals.
Halloween: Street Food Warehouse
30th Oct // Trafalgar Street // free entry
Everyone hates Mondays, so extend your weekend at this pop-up street food event on Trafalgar Street. The Warehouse provide their usual intimate, rustic atmosphere with fairy lights and live music but this time with a spooky twist.
more info at Halloween: Street Food Warehouse Facebook page.
Jigsaw film release
27th Oct // Various cinemas
A new instalment of the Saw franchise is arriving to the big screen and it’s mega. Ten years after the death of the Jigsaw Killer, a copycat murderer is back to pick up where Jigsaw left off. If you don’t fancy a boozy Halloween, head down to your nearest cinema to catch this.
Sheffield General Cemetery Guided Walk
21st Oct // The Gatehouse Cemetery // £6
‘As dusk falls, discover the history of the cemetery and its residents in this atmospheric guided tour by torchlight.’
The Gates of Hell
27th – 31st Oct // The Great Escape Sheffield // from £17
New, merciless games come to The Great Escape especially for Halloween. With new sadistic traps and torment, can you beat the clock and escape?
Halloween Special // 28 Oct // Free
With an #AllBlackEverything dress code, Sunrise Sessions is the place to celebrate spooky season in style. Live music comes from the brilliant Cat On Sax, a talented saxophonist who plays Ibiza-style rhythms alongside a DJ – plus if you’re after a late one the bar is open ‘til 4am and the casino ‘til 5am.
FF17 (FearFest 2017)w
28th Oct // Magna // from £31
Arriving for its 5th year, FearFest is Yorkshire’s biggest Halloween party with four arenas for you to choose from. The impressive line-up includes Chris Lorenzo, Low Steppa, Jamie Duggan, Burgaboy and loads more. Tickets are running short so grab yours asap.
Velvet Burlesque Grand Halloween Ball
28th Oct // Sheffield City Hall // £35
With devilish dancers, madcap magicians, sideshow shenanigans, comedy capers and ferocious freaks’, this disco night isn’t one for the faint-hearted. Fancy dress is a must.
Get your ‘freak’ on
28th Oct // Leopold Square
Leopold Square is getting in on the frightful action with the whole square being taken over for a Halloween special. DJ Ryan Taylor will be playing freaky beats from 5pm, along with a ghoulish character walking around for those selfie opportunities. Resident bars and restaurants will be offering creepy cocktails and deals on dining.
More info at leopoldsquare.com
Detonate Hallowen Sheffield
28th Oct // O2 Academy // from £18
London lads My Nu Leng are back to headline Detonate’s 2017 Halloween special. The duo are joined by AJ Tracey, SA SA SAS and many more. Pre-sale is already sold out!
More info at www.detonate1.co.uk
Evil Scarecrow Halloween Party
28th Oct // Corp // from £12.50
Evil Scarecrow return to Corp for their usual monstrous shenanigans; if you fancy some high class heavy metal and crazy face paint this is the place to spend your Saturday night.
www.corporation.org.uk. More info at www.evilscarecrow.co.uk.
The Living Dead Bar Crawl
31st Oct // West Street to Carver Street // from £3
Including six bars and two clubs, this horrifying bar crawl is the Halloween must-do for Sheffield students. Coming to you from Organised Chaos, this Tuesday night spectacular will end its crawl in Crystal’s House of Horror and The Viper Room’s tomb.
The Hip Hop Horror Show
31st Oct // The Harley // from £4
Calling all Applebums, prepare for the regular old school classics brought to you by R&B legends The Applebum Crew. Dress to impress at this ‘scarily dope party’.
Stranger Things Halloween 80s Party
12th Oct // The Leadmill // from £5
With the long awaited second season of Stranger Things finally on the horizon, The Leadmill are throwing a vinyl only 80s party. A competition is running on their Facebook page for a £30 bar tab (hell yeah) and free Stranger Things goodies and prizes will also be given out on the night to the best dressed.
Planet Zogg & Mango Disco: Halloween Ball
28th Oct // Yellow Arch Studios // from £8
Planet Zogg and Mango Disco have come together to create spooky Halloween antics. Zogg’s bringing you the psych and Mango’s providing the funk, so get your best garms ready for the tropical space zombie themed party.
For more information on nightlife on the Halloween weekend head to our guide to all the underground events here.