28th August 2023
Halloween is swiftly approaching, and if you’re looking for a thrilling and spooky adventure, look no further than Portsmouth’s iconic Spinnaker Tower. This year, the tower is hosting a spine-chilling pumpkin trail, promising a half-term experience that’s both fun and frightful.
Discover Portsmouth’s Ghostly Past
For those with a taste for the supernatural, the Spinnaker Tower’s pumpkin trail offers more than just pumpkins. Visitors will have the opportunity to delve into the eerie history of Portsmouth through spine-tingling ghost stories. These tales of the city’s past will transport you to another time, full of mystery and intrigue.
Get in the Spirit with Spooky Costumes
What’s Halloween without a bit of dressing up? The Spinnaker Tower encourages guests to come decked out in their most imaginative and spooky costumes. Whether you’re a vampire, a witch, or a classic ghost, donning your spookiest attire is the perfect way to get into the spirit of the season. So, dress up and join the fun.
Guests can pick up a card from reception and take the high-speed lift up to Deck 1 to begin the trail, not forgetting to check the lift and stairs on the way up.
While there, they can take in the breathtaking 23-mile views and brave the thrilling Sky Walk 100 metres above sea level – and look down if they dare!. The i-View touch screens provide interesting facts about the sights around the Tower, from the Historic Dockyard to the Isle of Wight.
Afterwards, visitors can venture up to the open-air Sky Garden to continue the pumpkin trail and take in the sea air as well as the spectacular views.
When each pumpkin is found, guests can write their names next to the numbers on the card. If all the names are correct when they return to reception with the card at the end of the visit, they receive a Halloween treat – or trick!
Tony Sammut, General Manger at Spinnaker Tower said: “Our Halloween trail adds to the fun of a trip to Spinnaker Tower and is a chance for families to enjoy some memorable time together this half term. Don’t forget your spooky costumes – we will be keeping an eye out for our favourites!”
The Halloween trail is free to take part in with a general admission ticket. Children under 4 enter free and there are concessions for residents, seniors and students.
To book a general admission ticket see https://bookings.spinnakertower.co.uk/book