This October, half-term in the UK will end with the Halloween weekend (Halloween being the 31st of Oct which falls on a Monday this year, we’re expecting most celebrations to happen the weekend before.)
Top of the scary things to do in London must be the London Dungeon. The attraction shows you 1000 years of the capital’s most gory history and presents you with three thrilling rides, one of which opened this year: the Vengeance 5D laser ride! Educational and fun, the Dungeon will entertain the whole family.
Celebrate Halloween in London at the London Dungeon with the amazing show of Stingy Jack
Jack was a clever but lazy and gambling man. When it was time for Jack to die, the Devil tried to collect his soul but Jack managed to trick him twice. The third time the Devil didn’t even bother to show up and Jack was sent to Heaven.
At the pearly gates, St Peter refused to let Jack in because he had never done a selfless act in his life. So Jack knocked on the gates of Hell but the Devil was still annoyed with him and so refused to let him in. The Devil threw a coal in a hollow pumpkin (or turnip, depending on which version you read.) for Jack to use as a lantern and send him on his way.
Thus Jack (O’Lantern) roams the dark on Halloween as he has nowhere to go.
So all Halloween period (15-31st Oct 2011) be aware while you make your way around the Dungeon as Jack can pop up anytime…
We have been given a family ticket* that admit two adults and two children to the attraction – all you have to do is answer this question:
Q: Halloween is officially celebrated on which date?
Send us the answer in an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with HALLOWEEN in the subject line. Competition closes 9pm Sunday 23rd of October – Winner will be chosen at random.