The Haunted Castle - Halloween
- 21st October - 5th November
- Tickets from £27 per person
- Suitable for all the family
Haunting Half-term Fun
The castle’s spookiest residents invite you to join them for half-term Halloween fun at The Haunted Castle. Enjoy mysterious mazes, eerie entertainment, and frightful delights for the whole family as over a thousand years of haunted history come to life this October half-term.
Wicked reasons to visit
Dead Centre Stage
Back with a new theme for 2023, the Dead Centre stage is where you’re always sure to find frightful fun and games for all the family. Prepare to sing and dance along with a host of colourful characters in a series of fun and interactive family shows throughout the day, including spooky stories, quizzes, games and a Halloween disco!
These aren’t just any schools… learn how to slay giants, about the castle’s hilarious Halloween health and safety rules, and not to judge a book by its cover in a spooky storytime. Warning parents: mischief is encouraged!
Witches of Warwick LIVE
NEW for 2023, the wicked Witches of Warwick are returning in all-singing, all-dancing live show spooktacular. Join this coven of spooky sisters for a fun-packed show full of comical cackles and mischievous magic! With plenty of frightful delights, the mischievous witches are sure to thrill the whole family.
Haunting Halloween Fun
The castle comes alive with frightful delights as ghosts roam the grounds and cobwebs and creatures hang from the walls.
Spooktacular Attractions & Mazes
Back by popular demand, the Haunted Hollows returns for another year. Spooks and surprises lurk around every corner of this fun-filled journey, with brand-new twists, turns and creepy characters for 2023!
Encounter Warwick’s most gruesome and grizzly history as you venture through The Castle Dungeon, with scary true stories, ‘orrible actors and hilarious surprises in store (additional charges apply). Recommended for ages 10+.
The Castle Dungeon
Brand new characters await inside these family-friendly Halloween mazes. Venture through the rooms of the castle to capture ghosts and help solve the clues to lift a spooky curse! These mysterious mazes are included in your day ticket.
Castle After Dark
Brave the darker side of Halloween at Castle After Dark. From fearless families to brave scare-seekers, see if you have what it takes to conquer the UK’s scariest castle.
Calling all Annual Passholders!
Tickets for The Haunted Castle are now live for you to book! We can’t wait to welcome you back this year for a Halloween full of spooky fun.Pre-book now
"The Halloween things for kids were great, and we were busy all day. The dungeon experience was brilliant and the falconry show was something else!"
- One day admission to The Haunted Castle, with over 10 new live shows and attractions for 2023!
- A fearsome family overnight stay in a Woodland Lodge or a Knight’s Lodge
- Visit Britain's Ultimate Castle again and again
- Or the UK's best attractions with a Merlin Annual Pass
- Great Passholder perks
- Exclusive discounts including dining, shopping and special events
The Kingmaker and Royal Weekend Party attractions will not be open during The Haunted Castle as they host mysterious mazes.
Frequently Asked Questions
A daytime October Half Term spooky offering, suitable for all ages.
Join the ghosts, ghouls, wizards and witches of Warwick Castle and prepare for a Halloween brimming with spooky tales and family-friendly frights.
When considering your ticket choice please be aware, we also have the Castle After Dark. The darker side of history and more suited for teens and adults. This scarier Halloween festival-themed exclusive evening event is filled with jaw-dropping live entertainment, sinister scare mazes and more!
Yes. If you wish to attend both Halloween events at Warwick Castle, you will need to pre-book a ticket for each event.
Yes, there will be certain attractions which have limited capacity and therefore a timeslot for entry. More information on this will follow.
The Castle Dungeon is a standalone separate attraction and for this you will need to purchase an additional ticket alongside your entry ticket. Please note this is suitable for those aged 10 and above.
This will mean that the date you want is fully booked. If this is the case, our calendar will show the next available date.
The Haunted Castle is extremely popular and therefore the castle can be very busy during this time. Halloween weekend typically sees the highest visitor attendance and therefore our attractions and food outlets will be very busy on these days. On very busy days it is possible that some attractions may reach capacity and be unavailable to experience.
If you have purchased Dungeon tickets as well as castle entry then we recommend arriving at the castle at least 1 hour before your dungeon time slot and then arriving at the dungeon itself at least 10 minutes before your time slot.
Please speak with a member of staff upon arrival if you are close to your timeslot when you arrive. We are unable to change dungeon ticket time slots, or offer refunds, especially on busy days.
Please note anyone visiting the dungeons must be over the age of 18 or be accompanied by an over 18 year old. We also do not recommend the dungeons for anyone under the age of 10.
Yes. Day and evening parking charges will apply in both of our car parks.
Some of our Annual passes will include parking in our Stratford Road car park.
Payment via the Warwick Castle app or car park pay points is available.
No. We are only accepting card payments. These should be contactless, where possible.
We are afraid that any guest under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an over 18 year old.
For safety reasons, babies and toddlers cannot be carried through the attractions and none of the internal attractions are suitable for prams or pushchairs.
Yes, you will be able to add on a carer ticket when purchasing your castle tickets.
For a carer ticket, you must provide proof of disability on arrival (this can be a DLA or PIP letter, an image/copy of your Blue Badge, or letter of diagnosis from your GP.) If you have any accessibility questions or require any further help, please feel free to email us at: email@example.com
Yes, please come prepared for all weather conditions. Extreme weather conditions may interrupt some shows, this will be advised via the Warwick Castle App on the day.
Our rainy day promise applies to all pre-booked daytime tickets.
The Haunted Castle is a family attraction and suitable for all ages.
We recommend our Castle After Dark event for children aged 12 years and older.
Please go to your pass terms and conditions on validity for The Haunted Castle event. If your pass is not valid for this time, please book a Haunted Castle entry ticket.
To pre-book your Haunted Castle ticket/s please visit the Annual Pass pre-book page.
Yes. We encourage dressing up to visit us at Halloween, however character masks are not allowed within The Castle Dungeon attraction. We are a family attraction and we ask that you consider this when making your costume choice.
Yes. We will have shows throughout the day and evening where lighting will be flashing and moving.
More detail on this can be provide closer to the event. Please contact us should you have any concerns.
We recommend pre-booking your tickets here, however, you can turn up on the day and buy your tickets directly from our ticketing box office.
You will receive a confirmation email with your unique barcode which will be scanned by a member of staff on arrival. You can bring this email as confirmation on your phone, tablet or printed.
We strongly recommend taking screen shots of each barcode before arriving at the castle. You can also add your tickets to the Warwick Castle app for even easier entry to the castle.
Please check your spam mailbox as our email may have gone there. Not there? Please email our customer service team on firstname.lastname@example.org and we will assist you.
Any promotions will state what dates they are eligible and how they should be booked, in the promotion terms and conditions. Promotions are only valid against the daytime ticket and not the evening ticket.
Yes, all tickets must be pre-booked in advance, including children under 3. Please add these tickets to your basket when booking online.