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29 Oct

The UK’s Top Halloween Events 2019

For some, Halloween is the best event of the year; a time to wear outrageous costumes and inventive makeup looks. But fancy dress is like marmite, you either love it or hate it.

Whether fancy dress is your idea of Halloween heaven or hell, there are plenty of ways to celebrate the spookiest day of the year, without costume and fake blood. Here’s our round up of the best things to do this Halloween, across the UK:

For dog lovers:
Pug Café Howl-O-Weenie Events for Dachsunds, Frenchies and Pugs.
Where? Revolution Fiveways, Birmingham and Revolution Cornerhouse, Nottingham.
A slightly niche event, but too good not to include in our round up… If you happen to own a Pug, French Bulldog or Dachshund and live in or around Birmingham or Nottingam, we have just the event for you!
Pug Café – the company behind the legendary pug and dachshund pop-up events across the UK – are hosting two special Howl-O-Weenie events at Revolution Bars just for our favourite mini doggos. In Birmingham, Revolution at Fiveways Leisure Complex will host pugs and dachshunds and Revolution Cornerhouse in Nottingham will host pugs, dachshunds AND frenchies. Alongside prizes for the best dressed pooch, there will be a menu of spooky themed doggy treats and for us humans, there are special spooky spritzes, cocktails and a themed menu of mains, snacks and sweet treats.
If you happen to own one of these dog breeds, this event is too good to miss – book ASAP!
For more information and to book, visit pugcafe.com
For cocktail connoisseurs:
Where? Día de Muertos at Menagerie Bar and Restaurant, Manchester.
If you call Manchester home, then Menagerie is the place to be for Halloween! Not only are they throwing two huge Día de Muertos Halloween parties complete where you will be joined by spirits and calaveras from the afterlife, but they’re also launching a range of limited edition Halloween cocktails available from 28th October until 3rd November. So, whether you fancy a few sophisticated cocktails or letting your hair down and partying the night away, Menagerie have you sorted!
This Halloween Menagerie is stepping into the Día de Muertos, the Mexican festival where the souls of the deceased are welcomed back, it is not a day of mourning but a celebration and it’s safe to say that Menagerie know how to throw a party. We will be joined by Spirits and Calavera’s from the afterlife to turn your night into a spooky spectacular, and you can dance the night away with the spirits of the dead.
With the help of Patron tequila, Menagerie will bring a rich authentic Mexican heritage, introducing a bespoke range of premium Patrón cocktails which will also be served throughout the week of Halloween, commencing the 28th October.
Menagerie is known for its high glamour, so slip into your favourite dress – or for daytime cocktails the standard ‘jeans and a nice top’ combination, and add some spooky makeup if you’re feeling adventurous!
Día de Muertos Parties: Friday 1st & Saturday 2nd November.
Entertainment from 8pm – Live DJ throughout the evenings.
Limited Edition Halloween Cocktails: Available from Monday 28th October to Sunday 3rd November.

The Alchemist Conjurer Experience, Locations Nationwide.

Whilst the Alchemist offer the Conjurer Experience all year round, it’s definitely a great way to get into the magical and mystical spirit of Halloween! Channel your inner witch, casting spells to bring your cocktails to life in this augmented reality experience offered by the self-professed ‘masters of the dark arts of molecular mixology’.
Expect inventive cocktails with out of the ordinary ingredients such as seaweed, gold dust and jelly, with a dash of smoke and fire.
Find your closest Alchemist venue HERE!
Please Bare in Mind: The Conjurer Experience must be booked in advance.
For Foodies

Fortnum and Mason’s Halloween Delicious History Tour, London

For London-based foodies, Fortnum and Mason’s Delicious History Tour is undergoing a spooky twist for Halloween this year. On entry you’ll be greeted with a Bloody Mary, before you take a tour around the 300 year old Piccadilly store and listen to haunting tales from throughout its history as told by Fortnum and Mason’s archivist Dr. Andrea Tanner, with tastings throughout.
Fortnum and Mason Delicious History Halloween Tour, £40.
Exclusively at Fortnum and Mason Piccadilly
Day of the Dead Party at Bibi’s Italianissimo
Leeds natives will know Bibi’s Italianissimo for its decadent 1930s décor, but this Halloween the restaurant and bar will transform itself for one night only celebrating with a Day of the Dead Party, complete with a live band. With some of the best Italian food in the city and a night of drinking and dancing in a sophisticatedly spooky setting, what more could you want?
Fancy dress is encouraged but not essential.
For Families

Pumpkin Picking, Locations Nationwide

The perfect Autumnal day out for the whole family, get wrapped up in your cosiest jumpers and wellies and head to one of the many farms nationwide running this fun Halloween activity. Don’t just expect to find standard orange pumpkins though, many of the pumpkin farms grow a rainbow of coloured pumpkin in many sizes. After picking your pumpkin you can indulge in a spot of carving, or feast on warming pumpkin-based delicacies such as pumpkin soup and pumpkin pie!

Hollie Tansey

My official role is the PR and Brand Manager at Cohorted Communications, but I’m unofficially known as Cohorted’s skincare guru and the one who regularly knocks over full cups of tea. You’ll find me with my lovely cocker spaniel, Ruby - one of Cohorted’s office doggos.

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