In need of some inspiration for the Southend Halloween Adventures half-term. Here are a few of the deadliest delights close to c2c stations. There’s safety in numbers so bag a GroupSave discount, or kids for £2, to get the best value train ticket for your day out.

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1. Halloween events with the Essex Wildlife Trust

From pumpkin trails to Halloween woods, bat talks to campfire stories, various Essex Wildlife Trust sites are hosting Halloween-themed events, including at Belfriars Wood and Thurrock Thameside Nature Park. Browse their website to discover spooky happenings close to you. Explore Essex Wildlife Trust Halloween events.

When? Various October and November dates

Nearest c2c station? Depends on the site you’re visiting, but Leigh-on-Sea and Stanford-le-Hope stations are likely to be your best bet.

Halloween pumpkins

2. Fright Nights and the Cursed Maze at Wat Tyler Park, Pitsea

Do you dare? If you’re after some big spooks, then Essex’s biggest scare maze event is not to be missed this Halloween. The Cursed is back with its award-winning Fright Fest at Wat Tyler Country Park in Basildon, where creepy creatures wait lurking in the dark around the corners of the maze if you’re brave enough to enter… Find out more and book tickets here

When? 12th October –  31st October

Nearest c2c station? Pitsea

3. Southend Halloween Parade

The 3rd year of Southend’s newest tradition is an exciting evening of music, dancing, fantastical costumes and huge puppets. This free event is a fantastic way to kick off your Halloween weekend… also make sure you don’t miss the spectacular fireworks display at the end of the event on the seafront at 8 p.m. You can find out more as well as see last year’s highlights here.

When: Saturday 28th October, 18:00 – 19:30

Nearest c2c station? Southend Central