What’s on in Perth: 13 things to do for Halloween

L-R, Picture: Caballitos, Optus Stadium, Fremantle Prison and SUP Tonic Australia.
L-R, Picture: Caballitos, Optus Stadium, Fremantle Prison and SUP Tonic Australia.

SOMETHING wicked this way comes as Perth embraces the spooky season with plenty of events for kids and adults.

Whether it’s a family friendly haunted house, visiting some of Perth’s iconic landmarks in the dark or 18+ trivia nights, there will be no shortage of scary activities this month.

Here are 13 ghoulish activities to start off your own Halloween plans.

Paddlers from last year’s Halloween Stand Up parade.

Witches and Warlocks Paddle, Burswood

Dust off your best scary costume for the Witches and Warlocks Halloween Stand Up Parade on October 27 from 3.30pm to 6.30pm.

Paddlers will launch from the East Street Jetty, in front of the Maylands Yacht Club before paddling past Optus Stadium and Claisebrook Cove in East Perth.

Tickets cost $35 including board hire and $15 for those with a board, register here.

Halloween at Spooky Hall, Hocking

A Hocking family will transform their Narrien Loop home to “Spooky Hall” to raise money for the Perth’s Children Hospital Foundation on October 31.

Their Halloween display features ghoulish decorations, but great for some family-friendly entertainment.

Picture: Perth Observatory.

Halloween Night Sky tour at the Perth Observatory

See the Southern Hemisphere’s sky through the observatory’s telescopes on October 31 from 8pm – 9.45pm.

A prize is up for grabs for the best Halloween costume of the night, tickets are $50 each for adults and $25 for children.

Angove Strip, North Perth

A strip of Angove Street will be lit up to come alive for the spooky season for City of Vincent residents.

Residents are invited for Halloween themed live music, circus entertainment, face painting, photo booth and festivities.

This year’s spooktacular activities will introduce Hall of Shadows, an interactive horror experience on the history of North Perth Town Hall.

Herdy Halloween’s Spooktacular, Wembley

There will be an indoor playground, raffles, and games and activities for the ultimate kids’ Halloween party at Herdsman Lake Tavern, from 4pm – 6pm on October 27.

Bookings are essential, call 9387 5555 or visit their Facebook.

Community Trick-or-Treat, Hammond Park and Melville

For an old-school event, register little trick-or-treaters for a free community Halloween event in Hammond Park and Melville.

Real estate agents in the Carlin team has organised two events on October 31, at Hammond Park Primary School and Kadidjiny Park.

Other suburbs creating a safe space for trick-or-treaters include Victoria Park, Bassendean, Ellenbrook and Mandurah.

Some Perth households have registered their house on an interactive map for a trail which trick-or-treaters can follow.

Optus Stadium guided night tour will be on for two nights.

Spooky Nights, Optus Stadium

Optus Stadium will be open on October 31 and November 1 for a guided night tour for a behind-the-scenes look and a light show.

There will be free face painting before the tour starts and  a prize to be won for best-dressed.

Book tickets here.

Dress up Party, Badlands Bar

Badlands Bar’ Halloween gig will include an apple bobbing competition, creepy cocktails and enough music to rave to the grave.

The best dressed patron on November 1 will win a $200 bar tab.

Tickets are $15 for the event, which starts at 9pm. Get tickets here.

Fremantle Prison’s gory history will be uncovered in the torchlight tour.

Fremantle Prison True Crime Tour

Explore Fremantle Prison after dark in their Torchlight tour every Wednesday and Friday evening from 7pm.

For a real taste of the scary season, the prison will be hosting their 1.5 hour long Halloween-specific tours from October 31 – November 1.

These tours are not suitable for children younger than 10 years of age.

Free Horror Movies quiz night, various suburbs

Multiple pubs will be holding a horror movie quiz night, including the Dutch Trading Co in Victoria Park.

DTC will be hosting four rounds of trivia on October 30, starting at 7pm and bookings are essential.

Ronnie Nights will also be holding a free haunted house event on October 31, with a Horror Movie quiz starting at 5pm.

In addition to their post-Halloween brunch, The Globe will host an 18+ Halloween Quiz Night on October 31 at 7pm for free entry with teams of up to 10 people.

Themed cocktails at Caballitos.

Halloween and Dia de Muertos celebrations, Caballitos

Celebrate both Halloween and the Mexican holiday Dia de Muertos at Caballitos from October 29 to November 2.

From Taco Tuesdays to ghost pinata smashing on Halloween, Caballitos will open until late offering up themed activities and booze.

Adventure World Fright Nights

The final pre-sale is on for Adventure World Fright Nights, which will be happening for three nights of the Halloween weekend.

Patrons can ride the park in the dark, enjoy the silent disco with a live DJ and enter the contamination zones.

Tickets of the Scare Maze are still available but limited, check it here.

Free flowing Prosecco and Spritz at The Globe.

Halloween brunch, The Globe

A themed brunch involving The Globe’s Prosecco fountain will keep the Halloween spirit going, featuring chocolate graveyard dirt pancakes with fresh blood and guts compote, beans on toast with mummified sausage and mini pumpkin pies.

The $49 fee will include a Witches Brew cocktail on arrival, a choice of a main dish, two hours of free flowing Prosecco and Spritz and a Mimosa/Bellini station.

This Halloween brunch will be held at 11am and 2pm on November 2 and 3. Tickets here.

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