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Your Guide to What's Happening in Ayrshire This Halloween

Looking for something to get up to this Halloween in Ayrshire? We're bringing you a spooktacular list of events from across Ayrshire, with What's on Ayrshire!


Freaky Forest Magic

Prepare for Halloween with our magical Freaky Forest event! Explore our enchanting grounds, and meet some very special guests who will help ensure you’re fully equipped with potions and brooms.

When?: 10 am to 6 pm, 12th to 20th October.

Where?: Kelburn Castle & Estate Fairlie. KA29 0BE


Inspired by the 50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing, Unique Events and East Ayrshire Leisure have engaged with Scotland’s leading lighting designer Grant Anderson and production specialists Black Light to curate an all-new show for 2019, which promises to be out-of-this-world, leading audiences on an intergalactic adventure from the KASA Spaceport (Kilmarnock Aeronautics & Space Administration) to discover alien worlds, the solar system and even more interactive installations and surprises for young and old.

When?: Wed 23rd October till Sunday 17th November 2019.

Where?: Dean Castle Country Park, Kilmarnock.


Defeat the dead. Find the cure. Escape alive.

Step into a new and terrifying, dark and twisted world, brought to you by Kelburn’s Haunted Forest. Prepare to fight for your own life and for the rest of civilisations. Battle your way through a chaotic mass of the infected undead to find the cure, escape safely and save humanity.

When?: Thu 24th October till Sunday 3rd November 2019.

Where?: Kelburn Castle & Estate Fairlie. KA29 0BE

Halloween Party at The Rivergate

Join us on Saturday 26th of October from 11 am to 3 pm in our event area across from The Auld Brig.

When?: Saturday 26th October, from 11 am till 3 pm.

Where?: Rivergate Shopping Centre, Irvine.


Are you brave enough to visit Alloway on Halloween? Join our Ghostly Guided walk around the Bard’s birthplace to Alloway’s Auld Haunted Kirk.

When?: Saturday 26th October, from 6:30 pm till 8:30 pm.

Where?: Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, Murdoch's Lone. KA7 4PQ

Night of The Deid

Tamfest official launch party in Vinyl nightclub Ayr. Full club decor, spooky installations and costumed performers.

When?: Saturday 26th October, from 11 pm

Where?: Vinyl Nightclub, Arthur Street, Ayr.


Rooted in heritage and inspired by the apocryphal Tam o’ Shanter poem by Robert Burns, Tamfest is a festival unlike any other!

On Sunday October 27th we will be celebrating our fifth anniversary and we have chosen the bewitching Cutty Sark as our theme. The infamous dancing witch will be at the centre of the festival this year!

When?: Sunday 27th October, all day.

Where?: Ayr High Street (Road is Closed)

Halloweenies at Heads of Ayr Farm Park

For a Spooktacular day out, grab your little monsters and head to Heads of Ayr Farm Park!

The full park is open with indoor and outdoor play, quad bikes, trampolines, and more!

To celebrate Halloween, little ones can trick or treat with our ghoulish Halloween characters for free goodies, or take part in a creepy-crawly animal handling session in Little Critters Animal Barn!

When?: Saturday 26th till Sunday 27th October, 10 am to 5 pm

Where?: Heads of Ayr Farm Park

The Haunted Castle

When the sun sets and the lights go out, a malicious spirit treads the hallways of Culzean.

Dare you enter the Haunted Castle this Halloween? On this terrifying after-dark tour, who knows what spirits and spectres await?

Avoid a creeping creature and meet the unhinged ghosts of his previous victims. See if you have the cunning and bravery to survive being hunted by the beast known as ‘Rebreather’.

A bowl of soup, tea or coffee will be your reward … if you make it out.

When?: Wed 30th till Thursday 31st October

Where?: Culzean Castle & Country Park Maybole. KA19 8LE

Halloween at Girvan Community Garden

Halloween decorated garden, Fun for all ages, Bring the kids along in fancy dress for Halloween.

This event is FREE, please come along, all welcome, more info on the website 

When?: Thu 31st October 2019 - 4:30 pm till 7:30 pm

Where?: Girvan Community Garden

We hope you found some of the event listings useful. If you need more information on Halloween events in Ayrshire, visit What's on Ayrshire.


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