As October draws to a close, arguably the biggest student night of the academic year looms over us in all of its ghostly, ghoulish and gruesome glory. Halloween, this year conveniently falling on a Saturday, brings Leeds to life with events all over the city, from haunted houses to disused warehouses. If you’re looking to incorporate something a bit different in to your Day of the Dead celebrations this year, we’ve rounded up a selection of some of the best undercover events happening over the weekend.
Nightmare on Call Lane
This year, after-dark favourite Call Lane and its residents have united to create the ultimate sleepless night, ‘Nightmare on Call Lane’. A host of the most popular bars on the street, including The Black Swan and Revolution, will transform their venues into a spooky surprise for one night only. Jake’s Bar and Still Room are set to become ‘Jake’s Batcave and Kill Room’, and Neon Cactus is transformed into a Mexican Pachanga party, providing face paint to get everyone in the Halloween spirit. With the festivities stretching out way past the witching hour, Call Lane has even outdone Beaverworks and Canal Mills by keeping the party alive until 8am, with free entry to every bar.
MEATLiquor Monster Mash Disco
Every student knows that if they’re craving a burger, MEATLiquor is one of the first places to spring to mind. Going all out for Halloween this year, the excitement at MEATLiquor isn’t just restricted to the dark. Hosting a pumpkin carving competition during the day (for those who don’t have deadlines looming) followed by a party into the early hours, MEATLiquor should definitely be an option for those interested in food as well as a good time. If all of this isn’t persuasive enough, there’s a 100-pound bar tab for those in the best costume – time to get out the fake blood and fangs.
Yorkshire Scare Grounds Scream Park
If you’re seeking more thrill on Halloween than that found in a pint glass, it can be sought a bit further a field than Leeds town centre. A few minutes away in Wakefield and set on a 24 acre estate, The Yorkshire Scare Grounds Scream Park promises thrills and frights with live actors, authentic sets and moving props. With each attraction in the park dedicated to a different terrifying theme, the price of £18.95 is justified for the scare factor they promise to provide.
Featured image from clifdenhouse.com.