Leicestershire is home to a number of reputedly haunted locations. And what better time to explore some of them than Halloween.
If you have an interest in ghosts and ghoulies and things that go bump in the night, then you’ll no doubt love the opportunity to take part in one of these events.
Not surprisingly, a number of October ghost hunts have already sold out. However, we’ve put together a selection of ghost walks and hunts that you could still take part in this Halloween – if you dare….
Family Ghost Hunt
Belgrave Hall and Gardens – Wednesday, October 19
The 7pm ghost hunt is sold out, but at the time of writing there are a few tickets available for the 5pm ghost hunt. Follow in the footsteps of paranormal investigators and find out why Belgrave Hall and Gardens is Leicester’s most haunted house – by torchlight.
There will be a 15-minute demonstration of investigative equipment with a paranormal investigator. You will then have the opportunity to explore and experiment around the building with the paranormal equipment and see what you can discover and encounter.
Suitable for families with children aged between 12 – 17 years old only. All children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian (18yrs+)
Torches will be available, or you can take your own torch. To book, visit www.leicestermuseums.org, or call 0116 253 2569 Leicester Guildhall Box Office between 11am and 4.30pm.
Haunted antiques shop walk
Haunted Antiques Paranormal Research Centre, Hinckley – Sunday, October 23
At the Haunted Antiques Paranormal Research Centre, you can pick up, touch, hold, sit in, sit on and move the items. Everywhere you turn there’s an item with a past, an item with history.
The Haunted Antiques Paranormal Research Centre was opened in March 2018 by local paranormal investigator Neil Packer, who says it is one of the most haunted buildings in the UK.
The ghost hunt experience will run from 2pm until 6pm. Tickets are £20 per person, and can be booked by messaging the centre’s Facebook page.
Ancient battlefield exploration
Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre and Country Park, Sutton Cheney – Thursday, October 27
Join the Haunted Heritage team for this ghost walk at Bosworth Battlefield. This place is hugely significant in British History for being the site of the famous battle between King Richard III and Henry Tudor which took place on August 22, 1485.
Whose spirits will you encounter around the battlefield site? Wander across Ambion Hill with your K2 meters and dowsing rods and see what activity you can encourage.
The event will run from 7pm until 10pm and tickets cost £17.50 each. You can book via the Haunted Heritage website.
The ghost on the stairs
Beaumanor Hall, Woodhouse Eaves – Friday, October 28
Just a few places remain available for this ghost hunt at Beaumanor Hall, which will run from 10pm until 3pm.
According to organisers Haunted Happenings, one of the most famous ghosts at the hall is a lady who is thought to haunt the stairs and has been seen walking through a closed door to the ladies bedroom. Unseen energies have definitely been experienced here at Beaumanor Hall and during this ghost hunt, the team intends to discover why they are still there.
Tickets are £65 and can be booked via the Haunted Happenings website.