Spooky happenings in West Lothian..
Grab your brooms, leave those cobwebs on the ceiling and have some fun for Halloween in West Lothian! We've got a number of fantastically spooky events on for all the family this Halloween, check out the list below to find out more.
Unfortunately, as Halloween approaches, some rather strange and unwelcome residents emerge from the shadows of the ancient mill buildings, intent on mischief. During the season of Spooky Happenings – every day between the 6th and the 31st of October - we’re looking for bold young explorers to brave the horrors of the dark and spooky mill, collect the clues, and solve the mystery.
There will also be spooky crafts and scary games to enjoy within the warmth of the museum, some horrible dishes in the tearoom, plus all the usual attractions. It’s silly scary fun, suitable for all ages
Saturday 6th October until Wednesday 31st October, Almond Valley Heritage Centre
For one fateful night only, Friday Fright Night, (between 6 and 9 pm on the 26th of October), Almond Valley opens its doors after dark for an evening full of dark surprises.
Come dressed to kill and join the throng of monsters dancing and playing in the darkness. Travel on the ghost train to nowhere, or trundle on the tractor through the haunt of zombies.
Friday 26th October, 18.00-21.00. Almond Valley Heritage Centre
As you tour the magnificent Linlithgow Palace you will soon discover all is not what it seems. Will you be brave enough to face what the archaeologists have uncovered?
This event is not suitable for people of a nervous disposition, those who are pregnant, have a heart condition or epilepsy. Entry is for over 14s only and all under 18s must be accompanied by an adult throughout. Please be aware that the experience takes place in the dark and that there will be strobe lighting and loud noises.
26th to 28th October. 18.30, 20.00 & 21.00. Linlithgow Palace
On Spooky Saturday you'll be able to enjoy all the usual fun of Spooky Happenings, but there will be all sorts of additional join-in crafts and fun with a Halloween theme - including dooking for apples in a bathtub!
It's a gently scary occasion ideally suited for families with children aged under 10.
Saturday 27th October, 10.00 - 17.00. Almond Valley Heritage Centre
West Lothian Council's ranger service are hosting two "Broom Making" events this month - a fun and educational way to create a realistic addition to any costume!
Friday 19th at Easter Inch Moss, and Sunday 21st at Beecraigs Country Park 2pm - 3.30
Booking for this event is essential. See event listings for full details