From haunted houses and escaping zombies, to ghost tours and parties inspired by the Netflix hit Stranger Things, plan your scariest-ever Halloween with our roundup of events taking places across the UK.

Birmingham: Stranger Things

Fans of the sci-fi hit, which has captivated viewers across the country, are keenly awaiting the arrival of the second series. In a one-off for Halloween, Stranger Things is being brought to life for a party at the Night Owl in Birmingham – so expect to see amazing 80s-styled costumes inspired by El and friends.

Saturday 29 October, Night Owl, Birmingham

London: Dulwich Picture Gallery

Kids can enjoy Halloween in the company of the Dulwich Picture Gallery's Old Master paintings this year, for the Pillows and Paintbrushes children's sleepover. Tickets at £50 per child, which includes spooky creative activities, a haunted house, breakfast and more. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Saturday 29 to 30 October, Dulwich Picture Gallery, London

London: Fear in the Dark

Head to Abney Park in Stoke Newington for a night of scary storytelling in the cemetery. Some of the readings, inspired by the likes of Edgar Allan Poe and HP Lovecraft, will take place in total darkness.

26 to 31 October, Abney Park, London

Whitby: Bram Stoker's Whitby Abbey

Head to Whitby Abbey in North Yorkshire, the inspiration for Bram Stoker's Dracula, for fun activities such as scary storytelling and a spooky trail. The abbey will also be lit up over the Halloween weekend, with costumed characters telling the stories and history of the historic ruins.

26 to 29 October, Whitby Abbey, North Yorks

Whitby Abbey
Whitby Abbey was the inspiration for Bram Stoker's Dracula Ian Forsyth/Getty Images

Manchester: The Escape Room

Feeling adventurous this Halloween? This escape experiences challenges you to break out of locked rooms by solving puzzles. Some of the scariest rooms include a haunted hotel and the lair of a murderer...

The Escape Room, Manchester

Leeds: Infection: Zombie Survival

A deadly virus has broken out in the Thackray Medical Museum and the infected now roam the deserted galleries. Have you got what it takes to survive and find a cure, or will you become one of the infected?

Saturday 29 October, Thackray Medical Museum, Leeds

Bristol: Bristol Zoo Fright Night

Beginning with a screening of either The Ring or The Exorcism of Emily Rose, visitors will then go on a tour of the zoo – with tales of characters from the scariest children's stories.

28 and 29 October

Edinburgh: Up Close with Burke and Hare

Delve into 19th century Edinburgh with a gory tour of the city, along with tales of grave-snatching, murder and more by the notorious duo Burke and Hare.

Warwick: Warwick Castle

The Haunted Castle event will see family-friendly fun during the day, and a more frightening experience after dark – including a display of "fire jousting".

22 to 31 October