Spooktacular fun for all

Starlight Halloween event at Crich Tramway Village
Starlight Halloween event at Crich Tramway Village

The vintage trams will be taking visitors on spooktacular rides as Crich Tramway Village stages its one-night-only Starlight Halloween event on Saturday, October 27, when the Tramway Village will stay open until 9pm.

Children dressed in Halloween costume will be admitted free of charge and there’ll be a Halloween atmosphere as night falls on the period street setting at the Village with ghosts, witches and skeletons hiding in the trees and a special tram decked in Halloween decorations.

Spectacular lighting effects will illuminate the whole village, the bridge and immediate woodland.

One of the highlights of this year’s event is the spooky torchlit walk down the Woodland Walk and Sculpture Trail, where wizards, spirits and witches will weave a magic tale. There’ll also be folk dancers to entertain visitors and a spooky themed menu in Rita’s Tearooms.

Event organiser Andrew Willis said: “It is a special sight to see the Village lit up by the spectacular coloured lights and other effects. Our vintage trams will be running during the night, and the woodland walk sculptures illuminated by flickering flame are a really unique display! This is a not-to-be-missed event for children of all ages.”

The café, shop, exhibition hall, workshop gallery, indoor play area and new award winning George Stephenson’s Discovery Centre will also be open until late. Last admission is at 6pm. Children in Halloween costume will be admitted free of charge.

Halloween craft activities will be taking place over October half term. Please see website for full details.

Crich Tramway Village is open daily until November 4. Call the information line for more details on 01773 854321.