Halloween in Chester 2023

Find out about all the spooky events happening in Chester this Halloween

Steeped in history and dating back to Roman times, the city of Chester can recount ghost stories from many eras. From tales of ghostly centurions guarding its renowned Roman walls to sunken medieval vessels sailing up the river Dee into the city, Halloween in Chester is packed with potential. However, there is far more to see and do in Chester in the run up to the spooky season. From taking in a frightening film and partying in costume to family friendly activities with arts and crafts for kids, the city offers an unbeatable selection of possibilities. With such a range of options for Halloween fun, its understood that trying to track down opportunities ideal for your needs isn’t always easy. Never fear, because we’ve created an online hub that makes it simple to search for the perfect Halloween fun for you, your friends and family.

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Spooky activities for little ones and big ones

While Halloween might be designed to give you a fright, fun is at the heart of this spooky event. As a result, it has become a popular occasion with little ones whose imaginations are fired up by ghosts, goblins, witches and the possibility of sweet treats. Halloween in Chester offers an abundance of opportunities for family fun, including the chance to pick and carve pumpkins to make jack o’ lanterns, create costumes for trick or treating, craft Halloween decorations for your home and enjoy delicious chocolates, sweets, and ice cream in and around the city. Halloween parties and other activities are held in the days heading to Halloween; these are often designed especially for children packed with games, puppets shows, dancing, music, and treats.

Haunted activities for all tastes

Halloween in Chester offers something for everyone. For those who like to get out and about, there are haunted tours about the city and inside some of Chester’s oldest buildings and sites. People who like to interact and engage with others will find murder mystery nights ideal. Often combined with a dinner or drinks, these experiences allow Chester residents and visitors to participate as amateur sleuths and try and track down the culprit behind a grisly murder.

Those who love a show will also find that Chester really shines at Halloween. Within the city and beyond you can find plays, productions, stand-up comedy, live music, light shows and circus events featuring skilled performers waiting to be seen.

Chester is also a great place for puzzle solvers to spend Halloween. It has companies which offer Halloween-themed escape rooms, which friends and families can tackle as a team. Under a time limit, you and your squad can crack clues and find useful items to break out of stories with a spooky them from witchcraft and wizardry to lost tombs creepy hotels. Other firms run treasure hunts, which invite players to answer riddles and work their way around the city, learning more about it and what it can offer along the way.

People who prefer quieter activities will find the city’s museums and galleries offer a more peaceful environment where they can enjoy art exhibitions and learn about the haunted history of Chester throughout the ages. Boat rides can be taken along the river Dee, and tours around its historic sites can be joined which are led by soldiers dressed in authentic roman and medieval uniform.

Drinking, dancing and dining after dark

Adults looking for a Halloween evening out won’t be disappointed by Chester’s nightlife. Whether you want to spend a spooky evening in a country pub, an exotic wine bar or an atmospheric cocktail lounge, Chester has an ideal environment for all. You might be looking for mixed drinks real ales or fine champagne, but the city can deliver high-quality options for every tipple. Eating choices are equally varied in Chester, with award-winning chefs and restaurants catering for every diet with dishes served from all over the world often using locally sourced ingredients from across Cheshire. Many pubs and restaurants get in the spirit of the season, so don’t be surprised to see spooky decorations and have your order taken by staff in costume. Chester also has some of the finest late-night venues in the northwest of England, so if you want to take your festivities into the witching hour, you’ll be able to find dancing, DJs, love music and cocktails available into the early hours.

However you wish to spend run up to Halloween and the night itself, you picked a perfect place to party by choosing Chester. Whether you’re a Cestrian living in the city or a visitor arriving within the walls in October, we can help you make the most of your Halloween in Chester. Use our site’s helpful search tool to find the fun you are looking for and all the important details you need from pricing to directions. Visit us now at for a Halloween you’ll never forget.