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What’s On: Trick or Treating may be cancelled, but there’s still plenty of spooky activities you can enjoy this weekend

Halloween isn't cancelled if you know where to go this year.
Halloween isn't cancelled if you know where to go this year.

Although First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announced this week that trick or treating is off the table this year, it doesn’t mean that Halloween is fully cancelled.

Although it maybe won’t look quite the same as usual, there’s still plenty of family activities on offer across Scotland this weekend to enjoy despite the coronavirus pandemic.

From spooky drive-in movies, to outdoor ghost trails, we’ve pulled together some of the best excursions to make sure you and any little ones still get to experience the magic of the spookiest time of year.

Read on, if you dare.


Social Kids, Skyport, Glasgow Airport, 31 October – 1 November

Enjoy a family Halloween event completely tailored around children, from 12-3pm, Saturday and Sunday. Spooky activities include a kids movie themed quiz, a boy vs girl and parent vs children silent discos.

For more information, click here. 


Drive-in Scary Movies, Skyport, Glasgow Airport, and Edinburgh Airport,  29 October – 1 November

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Edinburgh and Glasgow’s Drive-In Movies will be taking place this weekend.

Glasgow: 

With keeping safe in our own bubbles a key message throughout the pandemic, drive-in movies offer the perfect entertainment while keeping safe.

The Parking Lot Social in Glasgow are doing just this from Thursday 29 October to Sunday 1 November, and are offering a number of horror and more family friendly options to enjoy.

Their programme includes The Conjuring, The Blair Witch Project, Halloween, Hocus Pocus, E.T. and Ghostbusters.

Tickets on sale here: theparkinglotsocial.co.uk


Edinburgh: 

Again, taking place from Thursday 29 October until Sunday 1 November, Edinburgh International Film Festival and Unique Events are showcasing a number of scary movies for those near the capital.

Along with a DJ set, the programme includes Ghostbusters, Jaws, The Lost Boys and Halloween alongside family films including E.T., Coco, and Jurassic Park.

Tickets on sale here: edinburghdrivein.co.uk


Glas-GLOW, Glasgow Botanic Gardens, 29 October – 15 November

Now in its third year, events group ITISON are putting on their Halloween spooky spectacular again in Glasgow’s Botanic Gardens.

Suitable for all the family, and with a number of Covid-safe regulations in place, enjoy a mesmerising walk through the gardens as they’re lit up with a host of light installations.

Tickets available here: www.itison.com/glasglow


Galoshan’s Festival, Greenock, until 31 October

The term ‘Going Galoshans’ has long been used by residents of Inverclyde to describe guising door to door around Hallowe’en time, but this year it’s a little different.

Although no guising this year, the festival still includes a number of walks, exhibitions, music, theatre, street performance and a number of storytelling and kids’ activities.

Find out more: www.galoshansfestival.com/


Haunted Edinburgh App

Although this app could be downloaded and used at any time, what better date to explore Edinburgh’s most haunted sites than on the spookiest weekend of the year?

The Haunted Edinburgh App is the capital’s first self-guided ghost tour, and includes an audio guide covering all supernatural sites in the historic Old Town and the horrible history and spooky stories that go with them.

It’s the perfect way to keep safe and to your bubble, while enjoying a scary tale or two about Scotland’s historic capital city.

You can download the app here.