Our pick of bewitching Halloween events include the revamped Bodmin Jail, spooky canoeing, ghostly walks and glitzy discos
Paranormal paddling, New Forest
Paddling around New Forest creeks and the Beaulieu River at night sounds evocative enough, but with stories of resident ghosts en route, including a spectral monk and the “Lady in Blue”, canoers will doubtless feel more than a little spooked. Fancy dress is encouraged for the two-hour trip around the private estuary near Lyndhurst in Hampshire, exploring nature-rich waterways and saltmarshes. After disembarking the illuminated canoes, participants will be rewarded with hot chocolate and Halloween sweets.
• £29 adult, £22 child, 26 October-31 October (more dates may be added) newforestactivities.co.uk