THE Isle of Wight is set to be truly terrifying as Halloween beckons, with all manner of scary events to partake in if you dare. Here are some of them:

Terror Island at Blackgang Chine

Running on five select dates from October 22 to 31, this event will really give you something

to scream about!

It scooped the Best New Event award from ScareCON on its first instalment in 2019 and now promises to be bigger and better.

As well as three themed scare mazes, the event is hosting live DJ sets and a live band every night. There’s an array of street entertainment that’ll make your toes curl including knife throwing, fire breathing and whip cracking acrobatics.

There's even street food and an iScream Cocktail Bar, sponsored by Isle of Wight Distillery.

The scare mazes sound truly terrifying — "Creep into a gory blood-fest to explore the rotting cabins and encounter half-human incumbents who are dying to MEAT you…"

Terror Island promises a thrilling night out.

There are discounts for groups and it is advisable to book as tickets are limited.

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Park of the Dead

The popular Park of the Dead is back at Puckpool Park in Ryde with an all new experience — the aptly-named Quarantine.

The theatrical horror experience is running for four nights only, from October 28 to 31.

Each tour lasts approximately one hour 15 mins and is interactive from the moment you enter.

You can expect loud noises, close quarter interaction, extreme darkness and moments of unexpectedness…. You have been warned!

Tickets are available at but half have sold out already.

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Adult Scare Maze at Tapnell Farm

You won't feel quite yourself after visiting this new indoor scare attraction!

Firstly you must complete a 25-minute interactive experience which involves smuggling your way out of the challenge room, crawling through tunnels and running for your life through a maze and tight enclosed spaces. It won't be for the faint of heart.

If you survive, the Halloween experience continues with Headphone Horrors - a "silent" cinema, screening 20 horror shorts through headphones to fully immerse you in the terror (open from 6pm).

To round off your evening there are food options available to purchase and a bar.

Try your luck by booking tickets here: ​

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Fright Nights at the IW Steam Railway

Dare you ride the train of fright? This All Hallows Eve make your way to Havenstreet for a spooky evening under the cover of darkness.

Dress up in your best cunning costume, whether it’s a witch, wizard, zombie or Dracula and lurk along the platform before boarding the ghost train.

As the steam train tracks through the pitch dark woodland look out across the desolate countryside, is there anything out there watching you?

Back at Havenstreet, Haven Falconry will be flying their birds under the moonlight, and there'll be more ghastly goings on and things that go bump in the night waiting in the shadows at Train Story.

If you still have an appetite, head to the refreshment room for special themed food before treading the trail of the haunted woodland walk.

Fright Nights run on Saturday, October 30, and Sunday, October 31, and are suitable for older children and adults (younger children may prefer the Wizard Week trains).

Book tickets at by following the link to Fright Nights.

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Win a Halloween doll with Roll Out The Barrel Trust!

Isle of Wight based international aid organisation Roll Out The Barrel is giving away three superscary dolls, made by Darkling Manor Dolls, via an online raffle.

CLICK HERE to get involved.

The Roll Out The Barrel Trust helps provide clean water to the world's poorest communities.