October 21-November 14. Tickets from £ 19. Hopetoun House, EH30 9SN.
Scotland’s spectacular sold-out lighting trail, Wondrous Woods, returns this year with a festival-themed extravaganza. The trail will once again illuminate Hopetoun House, illuminating a mystical journey into the woods through the beautiful parkland. There will be a host of new features including Kaleidoscope and Rubik’s Cube, among many others.
October 16-31. Tickets start at £ 13.50. Kelburn Estate and Country Center, Fairlie, Largs, KA29 0BE.
Head to the Haunted Forest of Kelburn this month for an immersive horror experience that’s all new for this year. A child has disappeared in the woods. You are tasked with finding her, but as you venture deeper into the forest you will uncover an evil conspiracy and sinister terrors.
Bungy jumping by the Glasgow River
October 16. Tickets from £ 25. Riverside Museum, 100 Pointhouse Place, Glasgow, G3 8RS.
Looking for your next adventure? Why not try the Riverside Museum bungee jumping! At 160 feet tall, you’ll enjoy views of the Glasgow Harbor surroundings as you leap. This one is definitely not for those who are afraid of heights!
October 16-31. Tickets from £ 15. Silverburn, 763 Barrhead Road, Glasgow, G53 6QR.
Another scary event, this time in the form of a fun fair. Head to Glasgow Silverburn this month to check out all the attractions on offer. There are terrifying roller coasters, horribly good rides and many more.
The creative craft fair
October 16-17. Tickets from £ 10. SEC Center, exhibition lane, G3 8YW.
All knitters, stitchers and artisans will be in their element at this craft fair. There are endless supplies, innovations and new products on display as well as workshops designed to inspire your creativity.
Not only that, but your ticket grants you access to the Crafts for Christmas event. With more than 150 exhibitors, exclusive ranges of tailor-made and unusual gifts as well as live music and festive food and drinks. Check everything you need off your Christmas shopping list.
The Halloween encounter on Loch Lomond
October 16-31. Tickets from £ 15. Loch Lomond Fairy Trail, Luss, G83 8PA.
The Loch Lomond Faerie Trail hosts another Halloween event. With live performances, installations, light and sound effects, illusions and magic, there is a lot of entertainment. Finish off at Loch Lomond Pumpkin Patch with hot drinks and snacks.
Edinburgh Zoo Show
October 16-31. Tickets start at £ 17. Edinburgh Zoo, 134 Corstorphine Road, Edinburgh, EH12 6TS.
Celebrate Halloween at Edinburgh Zoo with their magical illuminated trail. Visitors to the zoo are encouraged to listen to the rustling among the trees as you make your way through the park, encountering many different characters on the way.
Halloween at the anatomist
October 16-31. Tickets start at £ 16. Basement 1, 25 Nicolson Square, Edinburgh, EH8 9BX.
What better time to face an escape room than right before Halloween? The Anatomist is an escape game that explores a world of grave looting, mystery, and malpractice. Visitors will approach Dr. Malcolm’s case, exploring how he obtained bodies for dissection, all before he returns to his lab.
October 16-17. Entrance £ 3. The Pitt, 125 Pitt Street, Edinburgh, EH6.
The home of award-winning street food and craft beer brewed in Edinburgh, Pitt Market returns this weekend. There will be plenty of independent street vendors to explore, along with wine, desserts, and even live music. It’s the perfect day for food and drink lovers.
Spirits of Scone
October 22-31. Tickets from £ 15. Scone Palace, Perth, PH2 6BD.
In October, Spirits of Scone returns to Scone Palace, with the aim of offering visitors to Perthshire the ultimate spooky night’s experience. This open-air event will take visitors on an hour-long festival of adventure and mayhem through the historic palace grounds, which have been transformed into a truly terrifying playground.