21 October-14 November. Tickets from £19. Hopetoun House, EH30 9SN. 
Scotland’s spectacular sell-out lighting trail Wondrous Woods returns this year with a festival-themed extravaganza. The trail will once again light up Hopetoun House, illuminating a mystical woodland journey through the magnificent grounds. There will be a host of new features including Kaleidoscope and Rubik’s Cube, among many others. 


16-31 October. Tickets from £13.50. Kelburn Estate and Country Centre, Fairlie, Largs, KA29 0BE.
Head to Kelburn’s Haunted Forest this month for an immersive horror experience that’s brand new for this year. A child has gone missing in the woods. You are tasked with finding her, but as you venture deeper into the forest you will discover an evil conspiracy and sinister terrors.
Glasgow Riverside Bungee Jump
16 October. Tickets from £25. Riverside Museum, 100 Pointhouse Place, Glasgow, G3 8RS. 

Looking for your next adventure? Why not have a go on Riverside Museum’s bungee jump! At 160ft high, you’ll enjoy views of the surrounding areas of Glasgow Harbour as you jump. This one is definitely not for those with a fear of heights!
16-31 October. Tickets from £15. Silverburn, 763 Barrhead Road, Glasgow, G53 6QR.

Another spooky event, this time in the form of a fairground. Head to Glasgow Silverburn this month to check out all of the attractions they have on offer. There’s a terrifying tower rollercoaster, some ghoulishly good rides and many more.


The Creative Craft Show
16-17 October. Tickets from £10. SEC Centre, Exhibition Way, G3 8YW. 

All the knitters, stitchers and crafters will be in their element at this craft show. There’s endless supplies, innovations and new products on display as well as workshops designed to inspire your creativity.
Not only that, but your ticket gives you access to the Crafts for Christmas event. Featuring over 150 exhibitors, exclusive ranges of bespoke and unusual gifts as well as live music and festive food and drink. Tick all you need off your Christmas shopping list.  
The Loch Lomond Halloween Encounter
16-31 October. Tickets from £15. Loch Lomond Faerie Trail, Luss, G83 8PA. 

The Loch Lomond Faerie Trail is playing host to another Halloween event. Featuring live performances, installations, light and sound effects, illusions and magic, there’s plenty of entertainment. Finish at the Loch Lomond Pumpkin Patch with hot drinks and snacks. 
Edinburgh Zoo Spectacular
16-31 October. Tickets from £17. Edinburgh Zoo, 134 Corstorphine Road, Edinburgh, EH12 6TS
Celebrate all things Halloween at Edinburgh Zoo with their magical illuminated trail. Visitors to the zoo are encouraged to listen out for rustling among the trees as you make your way through the park, meeting lots of different characters on the way. 
Halloween at The Anatomist
16-31 October. Tickets from £16. Basement 1, 25 Nicolson Square, Edinburgh, EH8 9BX. 

What better time to take on an escape room than right before Halloween? The Anatomist is an escape game that explores a world of grave robbery, mystery and malpractice. Visitors will take on the case of Dr Malcolm, exploring how he has been procuring bodies for dissection, all before he returns to his lab. 
The Pitt Market
16-17 October. Entry £3. The Pitt, 125 Pitt Street, Edinburgh, EH6.
The home of the award-winning street food and craft beer brewed in Edinburgh, Pitt Market returns this weekend. There will be plenty of independent street food vendors to explore, as well as wine, desserts and even live music. It’s the perfect day out for food and drink lovers. 

Spirits of Scone
22-31 October. Tickets from £15. Scone Palace, Perth, PH2 6BD. 

This October, Spirits of Scone returns to Scone Palace, aiming to give visitors to Perthshire the ultimate fright night experience. This outdoor event will take visitors on a one-hour fright-fest of adventure and mayhem through the historic grounds of the palace, which have been transformed into a truly terrifying playground. 
Charlotte Cohen