Forget the midnight dash down the Wakehurst. If you’re looking for creepy Halloween fun we’ve uncovered some great events for kids and adults on the Beaches and beyond…
1. Get Ready to Scream It’s Halloween, Q Station Manly
Choose your own spooky adventure at haunted Q Station this Halloween:
Family Fright Night Designed for families and groups with children between 5 – 14 years old to enjoy a friendly fright! Includes a 90 minute tour with fun stories and scary moments for everyone. Put on your Halloween best and join the fun!
Halloween Scream: A 90 minute tour through the creepiest buildings with a guide in-character and some startling surprises along the way! Perfect for adrenaline seekers! Age 15+ only (Under 18’s must be accompanied by a parent or guardian).
Ghostly Encounters A 2.5 hour ghostly storytelling and exploration experience of the tragic quarantine station history and the paranormal restlessness still lingering today.
Spirit Investigator Investigate the paranormal presences of the Quarantine Station using the latest ghost hunting equipment! A 4-hour spirit investigation around the chilling Quarantine Station site. Age 18+ only
When: October 25th to November 2nd
Contact: Ph: 9466 1551 email email@example.com or online https://www.qstation.com.au/halloween.html
2. Halloween Disco at Harbord Diggers
It’s disco time again at Harbord Diggers! Come dressed in your best Halloween outfit for guaranteed fun and games with entertainment by The Kool-Kats from DJ KITKAT. This event is recommended for children up to 7 years old and it books out fast!
When: Thursday 31 October, 5.30pm – 7pm
Cost: $8 entry per child
Contact: Purchase tickets prior to event: https://www.eventopia.co/event/Halloween-Themed-Disco-Harbord-Diggers/392927
3. Wannabees Halloween Kid’s Disco, Frenchs Forest
Wannabees monthly disco for October is a Halloween Party. Dress up in your favourite costume and enjoy a spectacular night full of fun, lights and the latest music on a laser-lit stage at both Hornsby and Frenchs Forest Wannabees Family Play Towns. The cafe will be open with a special menu and it’s BYO wine or beer.
When: Saturday 28th October 5.00 pm – 7.30 pm
Cost: $20.00 all children 12 months and over. Second child $15.00. Adults FREE
4. Boo! It’s a Halloween Party, Manly Spirits
“Celebrate the spooookiest time of year with us at Manly Spirits. Themed cocktails and the biggest costume party on the Northern Beaches. Ghostly treats and snacks available from the haunted Food Truck and spooky Specialty Cocktails from the bar will keep you dancing the night away with a simply horrifying set list from a techno Genius DJ.
Go all out with your scary costumes and get the chance to win an amazing Manly Spirits prize worth over $150! Horror Hunt, Golden Spiders, Dunk n’ Apples and guess the famous horror films are all on the game menu to win you prizes. So what are your plans this Halloween? Join us for a chilling party adventure – we dare you!”
When: Friday, November 1, 2019 at 6pm – 11pm
Cost: $5 door fee.
5. Spooky Seaforth
“Seaforth village businesses are coming together to host a Halloween Spooktacular. Follow the trail around the village centre to discover Seaforth, and complete challenges, crafts and games for takeaway treats. Restaurants and cafes will also be open for business providing delicious meals when the lollies aren’t filling you up.”
When: Thursday, 31 October 2019 – 4:00pm to 6:00pm
6. Lollypalooza, Narrabeen
“Lollypalooza is a free event for family with primary-aged children on Halloween. Halloween is a growing celebration in Sydney and we want to provide a safe, fun space for families to gather, play, do crafts and of course get lots of lollies…all for free!
Lollypalooza takes place from 5-7pm at Narrabeen Baptist Church. There is no need to sign up, just come! All families will be given a free bag to collect lollies. Kids (and even parents) are encouraged (but not required) to dress up as their favourite superheroes, princesses, mermaids, ninjas, etc. There will also be a free sausage sizzle – so come along!”
When: Thursday, 31 October 2019 – 5pm to 7pm
7. Halloween Family Roller Disco, Curl Curl
“Dust off your skates and best fancy dress – the NBRG Roller Disco is back just in time for Halloween!! Join us for some family fun as we boogie the night away to spooktacular disco tunes. There will be face painting, raffles, a photo booth, games and awesome prizes! Food and drinks will be for sale on the night. We will also have some skate hire available or you can bring your own (roller skates and inline skates welcome). Please note: All participants skate at their own risk.”
When: 25 October 2019 – 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Cost: adults $10, children $5. Skate hire $5 (we will do our best to have skates available for everyone however availability is first come first serve basis.)
8. Halloween Latin Party, Sugar Club Manly
“Time to dress up for the dance floor! We are going to make Sugar Lounge scary for our special Halloween Salsa Party! Best dressed will win some cool prizes and we will be doing the Michael Jackson thriller dance again! Remember we did that last year? Oh this is gonna be fun! + LIVE SALSA BAND MUCHACHOTES PERFORMING!
Schedule on the night:
7.00pm – 8.30pm Salsa & Bachata classes as usual
8.30pm Thriller Flash Mob in the Corso
8.45pm Muchachotes performs live Salsa & Bachata @ Sugar Lounge
9.30pm Thriller Flash Mob performed @ Sugar Lounge
Muchachotes continues until the Latin Party kicks off downstairs from 11pm until 2am with all the ghouls, zombies and ghosts moving into the Tropikana Crypt to keep on moving the dead!”
When: October 31, 2019 at 7pm – 11pm
9. She SUPs Halloween Paddle, Manly
“Join us after work at 17:30 on Thursday 31st October for a She SUPs paddle with a difference… we will launch from the derelict Manly Sealife Sanctuary (oooooh) on West Esplanade, hiring boards from the awesome team at Manly Kayak Centre (MKC).
We will spend the next 90 minutes exploring the local area as the sun is setting in FULL Halloween costume, spooking the locals (and probably ourselves) as we explore the darkest corners of Manly Harbour… (side note: for health and safety reasons it won’t be THAT dark…)”
When: Thursday, 31 October 2019 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
10. Monster Mash, Manly Wharf
“Guys and Ghouls, Join us on Saturday, November 2nd and we spellebrate this spooktacular occasion under the moonlight on the wharf! We have World Championship DJ’s spinning bangerz until late, plus bespoke Halloween cocktails from Bacardi, Face Painters, and Prizes for best (or worst) dressed!”
When: Saturday, November 2, 2019 at 5pm – 12am
Contact: http://manlywharfhotel.com.au/entertainment/ Book in via firstname.lastname@example.org
Best of beyond the Beaches:
11. Spooksville, Luna Park
Just for fun head to Luna Park with the kids this Halloween to experience Spooksville! A hub of frightfully fun activities the whole family can enjoy, there is free entry into Spooksville which will give you access to pick up a few treats… or tricks on the Spooksville trick-or-treat trail. Plus! If you’ve got a creative bone in your body, try carving your very own spooky pumpkin that you can take home with you. There’s even a spookiest dressed competition with awesome prizes up for grabs, but your costume won’t be complete without some BOO-tiful face-painting! The fright doesn’t stop there… add even more thrill to the day with an Unlimited Rides Pass and experience rides that’ll keep the scares coming all day long.
When: 19th and 20th October plus 26th and 27th October. 11am-5pm.
Cost: Entry is free
12. Halloscream: Hell on the Harbour, Luna Park
“Nurse Brenda is out for blood, and she will get it by any means necessary, even if it means stalking you through every corner of this abandoned mental ward ? Think you can outrun the nurse? Or will you become her next patient?”
Sydney’s most terrifying Halloween event returns to Luna Park! This event is recommended for ages 14+. Unsettling, blood-curdling and scarier than ever Halloscream VII: Hell on the Harbour will be running across 5 nights of fright. With five mazes to explore if you dare…
Yokai: A Japanese horror folklore maze full of illusions, misdirection and taunting spirits longing for new blood.
Outlaw: Set in the 1800s Australian Outback, a gang of dangerous outlaws hold an entire pub hostage whilst trying to outrun the sheriff
Ward 13: A hospital themed maze centred around Nurse Brenda, a crazed nurse on a murderous spree.
Mystery Manor: Home to the legendary Doctor Hoffmeister and his wife, the tale of the Mystery Manor is dark and twisted. Manic inventions, horrifying rumours about experiments gone awry and much speculation lurk in the Manor’s past. Can you brave it?
Séance: A murderous cult has taken over Luna Park’s Mirror Maze and is rumoured to be holding evil seances. A local girl has gone missing, delve into the maze and uncover the mystery.
The three masters of hell will transform the inhabitants of the park to unleash chaos on unsuspecting guests through their ritual ‘Satanic Possession’ This is an opening performance at the start of each night setting the scene for the horror to be uncovered throughout the night. You can also take your costume to the next level at the make up station: Parlour of the Perished.
When: 25th, 26th, 31st Oct, 1st and 2nd Nov.
Website: https://www.halloween.sydney This is a ticketed event and tickets must be purchased to attend. Tickets can be purchased from here: https://buyonline.lunaparksydney.com/halloscream-vii
13. Sydney Zombiewalk 2019, CBD
This Spooktacular annual event began in 2009 and has seen thousands of zombies “dragging their rotting limbs across Sydney’s streets” for the Sydney Zombie Walk, which raises money for Camp Quality. All ages are welcome and the worse you look the better. There will be food stalls with Zombie Treats, a make-up artist onsite to get you looking horrible, various zombie exhibits, competitions and prizes and you get to raise money for a great cause! The event begins in the square in front of St Mary’s Cathedral.
When: Oct 26th, walk begins at 2.15pm
Main feature image: Q Station