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Swindon Town Centre Screams for Halloween19/09/2017

Swindon Town Centre Screams for Halloween


The town centre will undergo a spooky transformation this October… Thrills, chills and shocks await those who attend this year’s biggest family Halloween party.

The Swindon Screams annual event, produced by Luke Skywalker, will be moving to the town centre this year for the first time! inSwindon BID are delighted to be working with Skywalker’s on this fantastic family Halloween event – be prepared to be scared!

The event will take place on Sunday 29th October 2017 at Swindon Meca. There will two sessions12-2pm or 3-5pm.

If your kids love to get spooky and dress up for Halloween then this is the event for you!  There will be plenty of family-friendly activities for all to enjoy.

The festivities will see iconic film villains and heroes such as Freddy Krueger, Michael Myers, Beetle Juice and Hagrid. Children will also get to put on their best scary costume for the Halloween fancy dress competition.

The ferocious T-Rex is set to make a roaring appearance throughout the event, so there will be plenty of photo opportunities.

There will also be a children’s disco with Halloween host, Zombies, games and an opportunity for visitors to sit in a former electric chair. To add a little magic to the event, you will also get a chance to meet Hagrid lookalike from Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

Plus, there will performance from Swindon Dance and Julie Scott’s Academy and lots more!

Anthony Purcell, inSwindon Marketing Coordinator said: “We are really looking forward to bringing this event to the town centre. There will be plenty of Spooktacular activities and entertainment for everyone to enjoy. Don’t forget to head over to the Big Giant Party Shop, Giggles or Skywalker’s to purchase your Halloween costumes for the fancy dress competition”.

Halloween Activities include:

  • Children’s Halloween Disco with Host
  • Fancy Dress Competition
  • Games: Mummy Wrapping
  • Children’s Fancy Dress Competition
  • Arts & Crafts: Halloween Finger Puppets
  • Zombie Experience
  • Arabelle Fortune Teller
  • Electric Chair
  • T-Rex: Animatronic Dinosaur
  • Julie Scott’s Dance Academy
  • Swindon Dance Jazz
  • Halloween Photo opportunities

Halloween Characters:

  • Hagrid
  • Beetlejuice
  • Freddie Kruger
  • Michael Myers

Food & drinks available to purchase: Candy Floss, Hot Dogs

Tickets cost: £6* per person a family ticket is available for £20*

To find out more and to book your tickets please visit

Throughout the October half term week retailers will be planning a whole host of Halloween events and offers. Please visit inSwindon BID Facebook page for all the latest town centre Halloween news.

*booking fees apply