Halloween for grown-ups in the South East

Fall under our spell this Halloween as our houses, parks and gardens across the region play host to all things that go ‘bump’ in the night. Strictly for adults, hear chilling tales on Bodiam's ghost walk or brace yourself for a night of gothic horror at Sutton House with Bram Stoker's Dracula.

Bodiam Castle on a misty autumn morning

Bodiam Castle, East Sussex 

Halloween is a time when the veils between the worlds are blurred and the souls of those trapped in purgatory are remembered. Enjoy a warming supper before braving the dark castle to meet some of Bodiam Castle's oldest residents.

The Knole Conservation Studio exterior at night

Knole, Kent 

Witch-bottles, dried cats, horse skulls, shoes and written charms. Learn about the mysteries of magical house protection uncovered during our archaeological work at Knole.

The Great Chamber at Sutton House

Sutton House, London 

Something is stirring at Sutton House… Journey into Bram Stoker's Dracula and discover a bloody legacy. Join us for a night of twists, intrigue and horror delivered in Tea Break Theatre's signature style. An immersive Hallowe'en experience that will transport you back in time.

Visitors exploring the interior of Ightham Mote, Kent.

Ightham Mote, Kent 

Henry James, author of Turn of the Screw, stayed at Ightham Mote and is noted to say he spent the night with a ghost next to an oubliette. Come and see a spooky one women show inspired by his Turn of the Screw, performed by Kate Glassock.

Batemans East Sussex book collection in the study

Batemans, East Sussex 

Join our Museum at Night event for a sneak peek at the house and collection after dark. Get a different view of the house by lamplight then head across to our tea-room for a delicious two-course dinner.

Dusk gathers around Osterley's 18t century mansion house

Osterley Park and House, Middlesex 

Join us for a spooky evening tour and discover the darker side of this Georgian house's history. Learn about the sinister and the sad, the dark and the dreadful as we travel deep into Osterley's hidden past with over 400 years of stories to share.

Knole park deer rut

Knole, Kent 

As part of Museums at Night, experience Knole in a different light. Explore the rooms of Eddy Sackville-West and get closer to the stars from the top of the Gatehouse Tower or bring your torch for a night time stroll in the park.

The cellar lit by candles

Hatchlands Park, Surrey 

Discover the previously unseen cellar spaces at Hatchlands Park. Take a guided tour and see how this area of the building has been used down the years.

Fungi growing next to a stone

Runnymede, Surrey 

Our local expert takes you on a tour to discover the emerging autumn fungi in Cooper's Hill Woods. Learn to identify this vital and fascinating component of our ecosystem.