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Torchlit Tours Bring Torrid Tales to Life in a Killer Line Up of Events this Halloween

10 October 2019

Torrid tales and stories of ghostly encounters will return to the creepy corridors of the Redoubt Fortress from 25 – 27 October, as the spooky torchlit Twilight Tours return to haunt the iconic seafront venue, just one of many Halloween events this month.

Halloween at DrusillasFeaturing gruesome stories of treachery, heartache and chilling accounts of haunted sightings, all told by character actors, the torchlit journey explores the dark prison cells, casemates and caponiers under the cover of darkness.

With 200 years of history and many ghostly sightings over the years, the tours are not for the faint-hearted and run at 7.30pm each evening (doors open 7pm), costing £6 per person (suitable for age 13+).

Also kicking off half term with some gentler Halloween fun, is a family friendly Redoubt film screening of the Tim Burton classic, ‘The Nightmare Before Christmas’, at 2pm on Saturday 26 October, tickets cost £8 each.

For the ultimate spook-factor on 31 October, ‘The Amityville Horror’ film screening will bring a fright fest to the fortress at 8pm, followed by a short, late night Twilight Tour, all for just £10, with café bar open from 7pm.

Zombies and Fireworks
Following Eastbourne’s annual thriller-style Zombie Walk on Saturday 26 October, which runs from the Crown and Anchor along a route to the pier and town centre (make up from 1pm in return for charity donations), the Bandstand will be in spook-tastic swing as The Zoots Halloween Party brings the 2019 season to a close with a monster mash of legendary hits from 8pm (doors open 7pm). Ending with a fearsome fireworks display, creepy costumes are welcomed and advance tickets cost £7.95 per adult or £5.95 per child (£9.50/£7.50 on the door).

Horrible Histories
Young historians can find out what ghastly ingredient Stone Age people included in paint, what horrid things Victorians did to cure a cold and how Tudor crimes were gruesomely punished in this horrible history trail for Halloween half term week at The Story of Eastbourne exhibition on Terminus Road. Entry is free and the exhibition is open daily (except Mondays in school term time).

At The Stage Door, Halloween themed food and drink, fancy dress competitions and live band Bedraggled, will transform the Devonshire Quarter pub into a hive of haunting fun on Friday 25 October from 7pm onwards, with free entry.

Ghoulish Days Out
From an escaped mummy at Drusillas Halloween Shriek Week to Dracula & the 7 Deadly Teeth show at Knockhatch, there is plenty more to keep the little horrors happy this half term.

Try out for the Academy of Witches and Wizards at Borde Hill, watch a Wacky Wizards Show at Michelham Priory, join a Crime Detectives workshop at The Observatory, watch the Frankenweenie film screening at Towner Art Gallery, join the Halloween Fun Day at Treasure Island, plus much more!

For more information visit Tickets to many of these events can be booked at Eastbourne Tourist Information Centre, Cornfield Road, telephone 01323 415415.


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