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Halloween
Halloween is lurking just around the corner so we’ve put together a list of frightfully fun events that are taking place in Oxford around the 31st of October.

Remember, you can travel to all of the events listed using our city services.


1) Ghost Story reading by Darryl Jones – Blackwells Bookshop

Head to Blackwell’s Bookshop for an evening of classic ghost stories read by Darryl Jones. Make sure you come in Halloween fancy dress as there are prizes for the scariest/best dressed!

31st October from 7pm. Tickets are £3.

Blackwell’s Oxford, 48-51 Broad Street, Oxford, OX1 3BQ

Which service? Blackwells is a short walk from most bus stops in Oxford City Centre.

2) Spooky Art and Monster Tales and Halloween Dressing up Competition – Barefoot Books

Put your best Halloween costume on and head to Barefoot Books for art workshops and spooky story telling! There are prizes for best outfits!

31st October from 11-12pm. £8 per child including book/ £5 craft only

Barefoot Books Studio, 294 Banbury Road, Summertown, Oxford OX2 7ED

Which service? Take the city2 into Summertown.

3) Trick or Treating – Oxford Castle Unlocked

Explore Oxford’s Castle prison, trick or treating along the spooky prison wing with Oxford Castle Unlocked.

Saturday 25th, Friday 31st October and Saturday 1st November from 6pm – 8.30pm. £5 entry.

Oxford Castle Unlocked, 44-46 Oxford Castle, Oxford, OX1 1AY.

Which service? Oxford Castle is a short walk from most bus stops in Oxford City Centre. However the following services run to New Road or Castle Street, which is just outside – city 3, 3B, 4, 5, 13,  park&ride 300, 400 and BROOKESbus U1.

4) Science Saturday – Oxford University Museum of Natural History

Investigate real natural history specimens with University of Oxford scientists. Make sure you keep an eye out for prehistoric beasties and shrunken heads at the Pitt Rivers Museum.

Every Saturday between 2pm – 4pm.  This event is free

Oxford University Museum of Natural History, Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PW, 10am – 5pm daily.

Which service? The Oxford University Museum of Natural History is a short walk from most bus stops in Oxford City Centre. However the closest weekend services run through Banbury Road (city2) and Woodstock Road (park&ride 300 and city6).

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