Halloween… does the mere thought of it make you shudder or scream in sheer delight?
Here at Perth Happenings we love anything that embraces strong community spirit, and while this might be a traditionally American celebration, more and more Perth peeps are jumping on board.
So, if you’re looking for spook-tacular events around Perth, we totally have you covered… yep, just like a mummy… so you can really trick or treat yo self. Dust off those bloodshot eyes, sharpen your fangs and take a look…
Fright Night at Adventure World
Our favourite theme park turns it up a notch when they turn down the lights this Halloween because their party is a three day extravaganza! You’ll be able to ride the park in the dark (as if the rides weren’t already scary enough!), visit contamination zones, join in a silent disco with live DJ, see pyrotechnics in action and more ghouls than ever before. Plus there’s a special Scare Maze for those that dare!
31 October, 1 November, 2 November
6.30pm – 11.30pm
Tickets from $29.95 (main entry) and $12.95 (maze entry).
351 Progress Drive, Bibra Lake
More info: https://www.adventureworld.net.au/whats-on/fright-nights-2019
Halloween Night Sky Tour at Perth Observatory
If you fancy some frighteningly good learning this Halloween then fire up your broomstick head along to the Perth Observatory in Bickley.
The Observatory offers some of the best star gazing with telescopes and volunteers on hand to give you a tour of the Southern Hemisphere’s sky.
Prizes will be awarded to be the best adult and child costume and the whole place will be decorated in ghoully goodness.
31 October 2019
8pm – 9pm
Walnut Road, Bickley
More info: https://www.perthobservatory.com.au/shop/night-tours/halloween
Boo at the Zoo
Critters of all shapes and sizes are in for a fang-tastic time at this year’s family-friendly Howl-o-ween event. Dress to impress in your favourite Halloween costume, bring your torch and treat bag and follow the trick-or-treat trail around the Zoo visiting all the animals, all of which will be staying up late!
And if you’ve got it, haunt it…all mini monsters can show off their scariest dance moves at the Monster Mash Disco. Plus there’s trick-or-treat stations, extinction graveyards, rides and a silent disco, eerie torchlight trail through the Rainforest Retreat and a photo boo-th!
25 October, 4pm – 8.30pm and 26 October, 3.30pm – 8pm (Now Sold Out!)
20 Labouchere Road, South Perth
More info: https://perthzoo.wa.gov.au/boo
Spooky Nights at Optus Stadium
Ever wanted to tour Optus Stadium? Do it this Halloween and discover a totally different side! The 90-minute tour will take you behind the scenes for a screaming good time. There’s face painting, trick or treating trails, light shows and for those that love to get their social media on (and let’s face it: who doesn’t!?) plenty of ghastly grammable shots!
31 October and 1 November
Tickets $29 – $45
333 Victoria Park Drive, Burswood
More info: https://optusstadium.com.au/experience/stadium-tours/spooky-nights-at-optus-stadium
Halloween Tour at Fremantle Prison
Really want to up the scare stakes this Halloween? Well Fremantle Prison is calling you! The place is already shrouded in mystery and a rich history so these popular tours with a terrifying twist are not for the feint hearted!
Guides will escort you in the dark to visit cells protected by the spirits of lost souls, and you can encounter dark corners and ghostly shadows. It’s 90 minutes of creep-tastic fun and laughs and dress ups are perfect here because you can scare those that join you. Zombie jailbird anyone…?
30 October, 31 October, 1 November
6.30pm – late
1 The Terrace, Fremantle
Tickets $22 – $32 or $95 for a family pass
More info: https://fremantleprison.com.au/whats-on/halloween-tours/
Enjoy a movie night with a difference with dress ups, entertainment and of course the main event of two special movies on the big screen. Kids will love the face painters, balloon twisters, magician and prizes for best costume. Parents will love the cafe menu or BYO picnic!
Disney’s Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (PG) & Disney’s Hocus Pocus (PG) will be shown and gates open at 3.30pm.
Tickets $40 per car
157-167 Goollelal Dr, Kingsley
More info: www.galaxydrivein.com.au
Scary at Yagan Square
Two hours of free Halloween fun awaits you in the city so find a spooky squad and your scary costumes and head along!
There’s plenty to keep the kids spooked and the adults too, from trick or treating, to face painting, hip hop skeletons and a zombie march. And did someone say 80s classic? From 7pm the original Ghostbusters movie will screen on the on the lawn. Be there or be scared. And if you are… who ya gonna call?
5pm – 9pm
Cnr Wellington and William Streets
Free, no bookings required
More info: https://www.visitperth.com.au/events/scary-at-the-square
Halloween at Manning Hub
If you’re in the City of South Perth, join in a free spooky scavenger hunt, creepy crafts and games, scary storytime and BYO picnic to enjoy with your neighbours. Prizes will be on hand for the best costume and we love that this community is encouraging homemade or recycled costumes!
Manning Hub and Manning Library
2 Conochie Cres, Manning
Free, no bookings required
More info: https://southperth.wa.gov.au/community/libraries/whats-on/events-detail/2019/10/31/default-calendar/halloween-at-manning-hub
WA Zombie Walk in Mandurah
Calling all zombies! Help set a new WA Zombie Walk record and follow the Day of the Dead marching band on a walk you will never forget! Dress in your spookiest costume and join in the free fun.
The walk will start opposite Mummas Restaurant on the Eastern Foreshore at 5.30pm (just look for the ghouls!) and will travel across the bridge to King Carnival for the start of the Screamfest Halloween Festival at 6pm. The Sambinistas will be their to bring the energy seeing as the walking dead will need it!
5pm – 5.30pm
King’s Carnival, Leighton Place, Mandurah
Free, no bookings required although tickets apply if you want to enter Screamfest
More info https://www.facebook.com/events/384961998879418/
What are you waiting for? Creep it real this Halloween and get into the spirit by joining in the fun wherever you are. Remember though, there is safety in numbers (especially at Halloween!) so whatever you get up to, stay safe! Remember to tag us at #perthhappenings so we can see your outfits and what you get up to!