Scone Palace invites families to experience ‘taster’ Halloween show

13 October 2016

Scone Palace, the crowning place of Scottish Kings, has teamed up with the creative team behind the award-winning Enchanted Forest to create a spine-tingling sound and light show to celebrate Halloween. 

The Palace are encouraging families not to miss out on the opportunity to experience All Hallows’ Eve with the Spirits of SconeTwilight Illuminations, an atmospheric tour of sound and light which will guide you around the Palace’s garden and graveyard. This will offer visitors a flavour of this new event which will grow to become a major part of their annual programme.

Running a series of free flowing tours for three nights from 5.00pm – 8.00pm on the 28th- 30th October, the illuminated sound and light show will stimulate the senses and encourage visitors, both young and old, to let their imagination run wild. The tour, which will be approximately 25 minutes long, is an interactive experience with the Spirits of Scone dressed in period costumes guiding visitors as they walk through the grounds and enter the Palace’s ancient graveyard. There are, of course, some other eerie, atmospheric surprises along the way…

The Palace is hoping this brand new taster event will attract many people to enjoy a truly unique Halloween experience in the grounds of one of Scotland’s most historic visitor attractions. Sarah Butler, Chief Executive of Scone Palace commented:

“At a particularly mystical time of year, we are delighted to be hosting a very special ambient sound and light show here in the grounds of Scone Palace. We hope many people will come and celebrate Halloween with us and enjoy exploring our gardens and graveyard on our Twilight Illuminations tour.

“It has been wonderful working closely with the creative team behind the Enchanted Forest to come up with something that we are sure the many Spirits of Scone would be proud of! This year we are offering visitors a ‘taster’ and plan to grow this event in 2017 to produce an even bigger and better Halloween illuminated tour next year with even more thrills for visitors to experience.”

As it has a few scarier elements to the tour, All Hallows’ Eve with the Spirits of Scone – Twilight Illuminations is not suitable for children under 8 years old, but Scone Palace has ensured there is plenty for the younger children to enjoy during Halloween weekend. A packed Daytime Spooktacular calendar of events are planned on Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th October including ghoulish puppet shows, face-painting and a competitive fancy dress competition. Families with older children can stay on and enjoy one of the earlier tours which will run from 5.00pm – 8.00pm.

A special Halloween menu will available in the Palace Coffee Shop from 4.00pm – 8.00pm to warm people up during the illuminated show with an array of devilish dishes to choose from, including pumpkin soup, ghoulish goulash and devil’s chocolate cake.

Admission to All Hallows’ Eve with the Spirits of Scone – Twilight Illuminations is free for Season Tickets holders, Adults - £6.70, Children - £4.80 and Families - £23.00. Tickets are available to purchase online or on the evening. All children must be accompanied by an adult.