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These Halloween events are worth making the journey from Liverpool; Liverpool has a host of Halloween events on offer, but if you are willing to venture further there are lots of spooky things to do a bit further afield.

Byline: Elle May Rice

Halloween will soon be upon us and lovers of the spooky event will be starting to plan their festivities.

Liverpool goes all out for October 31, with decorations and costumes hitting stores sometimes before August has even come to a close.

Some people findHalloweento be just as much fun as Christmas, so making sure you are prepared is vital.

There are loads of events in Liverpool this year, but if you are willing to venture further there are also lots of Halloween-themed attractions in the North West.

Here is our list of Halloween events worth making the journey.

Scarefest returns this year with a brand new attraction and more live entertainment for thrillseekers and families.

New attraction, Project 42, is a new scare maze in the Forbidden Valley that is filled with mutated human test subjects.

Returning to Scarefest is Sub Species: The End Games, Altonvilled Mine Tours: Uncover the Legend of the Skin Snatchers, and The Welcoming - Be Chosen.

Thrillseekers can also experience the latest attraction Wicker Man, in the dark to make sure your bloody is pumping.

Scarefest 2018 will take place on October weekends 6 and 7, 13 and 14 , then each day from October 19 to November 2.

Scare Maze tickets start from [pounds sterling]5 and all tickets can be booked

The annual Halloween scarefest in Ormskirk returns on Saturday, September 29 andthis year looks to be bigger and better than ever.

This year, Farmaggedon's Terror on the Farm is transformed into the Beast of Terror to create a satanic experience like never before.

Check out our first look atthe terrifying new scare attractions.

The Meat Locker has also been reworked this year, and is creepier than ever.

Zombie Outlaw Paintball, The House of Rock and Freak Street have also been revamped and harvest some new scare attractions for you to discover.

Tickets are on sale now, starting from [pounds sterling]17.50,

Scare Kingdom is the UK's top rated Halloween attraction.

The scream park offers guests the ultimate Halloween experience by combining live scare actors, special effects and terrifying thrills.

There are seven scare attractions and experiences in store for thrillseekers this Halloween, including the Death Chamber, The Sickness - Zombiegeddon, Manormortis - Carnivale, Black Mass, Body Snatchers - The House that Jack Built, Flesh Market, and Psychomanteum - ZERO.

Scare Kingdom, in Blackburn, open from Friday, October 5.

Tickets are available from [pounds sterling]19.80

This Halloween, Blackpool Tower Dungeon is bringing together theatrical actors, special effects, stages, scenes and a ride to create a hilarious and scary adventure.

The experience allows you to see, hear, touch, smell and feel this Blackpool scare attraction.

The different attractions you'll get to experience this year are: Descent, Dark Chapel, Plague Doctor, The Torturer, The Judge, The Labyrinth, Viking Invasion, Skippool Smugglers, Pendle Witches, The Red Lion, and Drop Dead: Drop Ride.

Tickets start from [pounds sterling]14 and are available via theDungeons website.

Apple Jack's farm in Warrington transforms into Spooky World at Halloween

Based in Warrington, at Apple Jacks Farm, Spooky World offers five scare attractions, with the intention of giving you a truly hair-raising experience.

CarnEvil features the evil Baron Phil de Vill, who keeps a lair of terrifying clowns to torture - enter if you dare.

The Haunted Hayride takes you on a journey through the back stage of Spooky World as the freaks that were too scary for the main attractions have to live somewhere.

The Haunted House offers a look around Farmer Jack's House - his family disappeared ten years ago but after dark the house is plagued with screams and dark shadows.

The Slaughter House features mutated humans who have been infected with a pig virus that made them repellent, revolting and bloodthirsty - do you dare?

Family-friendly Halloween events in Liverpool the kids will love

Field of Screams is where the dead can hide, wonder and find an easy meal as humans venture through. Are you brave enough to explore?

Spooky World opens on Wednesday, October 12 and tickets start from [pounds sterling]25.

Tickets are available via theSpooky World website.

For the Love of Horror Manchester

This spine-chilling event is headed to Manchester this Halloween and offering a range of scare attractions that will having you jumping at everything that goes bump in the night.

For the Love of Horror features 10 scare attractions this year, including The Nightmare Zone and its many sequels:

The Nightmare Zone: Aliens

The Nightmare Zone: From Dusk till Dawn

The Nightmare Zone: Friday the 13th Camp Crystal

The Nightmare Zone: The Exorcist

The Nightmare Zone: The Dolls

The Nightmare Zone: Hostel

The Nightmare Zone: IT

The Nightmare Zone: The Walking Dead

Zombie Outbreak

For the Love of Horror takes place on Saturday, October 20 and Sunday, October 21 at the BEC Arena, Manchester.

Tickets start from [pounds sterling]22 per adult and are available now

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Farmaggedon returns on September 29

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Scare Kingdom Scream Park, Near Blackburn, Lancashire
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