5 ideas for a spooky SA Halloween


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By Lana Guineay

Stranger Things is back on Netflix, the kids have their costumes ready and waiting, and the treats hopefully outweigh the tricks… yes it’s almost Halloween.

To celebrate all things creepy, we’ve put together a list of the (spookiest) happenings in Adelaide this Tuesday, October 31.

1. Take a haunted history tour:

South Australia is full of tall tales and haunted locales. If you’re keen to take a tour of the creepier kind, check out this list of top 5 Adelaide’s haunted tours (and learn a little history along the way).

2. Do the obvious. Go trick or treating:

There are plenty of official Halloween trails and family-friendly events held by local councils – to help you stay safe, remember to swing by SA Police’s Trick or Treating tips here.

Join the Henley Beach Trick or Treat Trail in and around the Henley Square Pavilion on Tuesday between 3.30-5.30pm. Tricks and treats will be on offer for kids and come dressed up for all the FREE fun. Just follow the pumpkins! ?

Halloween is coming to King William Road on Saturday, October 28 ,with a street party between 10am-2pm. With music, a trick or treat trail among local shops, restaurants and cafés, a photo booth, games and more, it’s a family friendly afternoon out.

Charles Sturt Council is hosting a night of family fun at the Brocas, St Clair. With free Halloween activities, a scare room, games, face-painting and a BBQ. Costumes welcome.

3. Eat, drink, and be scary:

Attention all sweet teeth. Adelaide’s own 50sixone is here to spook you in the form of desserts. This Saturday, October 28, the Hyde Park and Mount Barker cafés will have free spooky face-painting, a trick or treat lucky (or unlucky?) dip, as well as a one-day-only menu, featuring delicacies such as the double-chocolate ‘Spooktastic Spider’ milkshake.

Edible spiders. Via https://www.facebook.com/pg/50SIXONE/posts/?ref=page_internal

Edible spiders. Via Facebook

Adults only:

4. Combine frights with gin:

The Howling Owl is getting ghoulish on Saturday, 28 October, with Halloween themed cocktails, drink specials, face-painting, DJs, and prizes for the best costumes (hint: staff will favourably towards the gin-themed get-ups).

5. Get ‘locked up’ in the Adelaide Gaol. Well, kind of:

Picture an immersive outdoor cinema… only terrifying. LOCKED is a cinema “experience” held in the grounds of the Adelaide Gaol. Participants need to find their way out of a horror maze, with a huge cinema screen and surround sound ensuring maximum creepy vibes. Afterwards, you can let your freak flag fly at the fully-stocked after party.


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