Start your Halloween half term adventure with Stansted Express

by Paul Markham | Oct 05, 2016
Grab a scary costume and jump aboard a Stansted Express train to the airport for flights to some of Europe’s best Halloween destinations this October half term!

Some European towns and cities really get into the spirit, creating a fun, unforgettable half term ‘treat’ for all the family. Visit for travel ideas but here’s our top three:

  • Tivoli Gardens, Copenhagen (1 hr 55 minute flight)
  • 20,000 pumpkins, three scary and enchanting weeks, when Tivoli Gardens amusement park provides fun and entertainment for the whole family throughout Halloween; both theatre for children and ‘Monsters Night Out’ as well as food and gift stalls and the identification of Denmark’s biggest pumpkin!

  • Gothenburg Saev, Sweden (1hr 55 minutes flight)
  • Dress up and join in as Liseberg – Scandanavia’s biggest amusement park – opens its gates for Halloween with a mix of spine-chilling experiences and butterflies in the tummy throughout the autumn break.

    The Universeum Science Discovery Center also offers a spooky adventure for inquisitive families when the whole building will be filled with creepy fun.

  • Derry, Londonderry (1 hr 18 minutes flight)
  • The Banks of the Foyle Halloween Carnival has been voted Best Halloween Destination in the World by USA today readers and celebrates its 30th anniversary this year. This year, the event is held between 27 and 31 October and promises a grand time for both kids and adults. Expect a lovely mix of creepy Halloween themed tours, the biggest Halloween parade in Europe, fireworks, culture, and fun family-friendly activities.

Here’s a ‘trick’ worth knowing: start your half term adventure by travelling to the airport by train with Stansted Express, the fastest and most comfortable way to get between Central London and the Airport - quicker than  coach or car - and the train station at the airport is directly under the airport terminal, just a 2 minute walk to check-in - what a treat!

With trains every 15 minutes between London Liverpool Street and Stansted Airport, and fares from just £8 one way, the Stansted Express not only offers customers a fast, frequent service, but also travel on one of the most modern train fleets in the country, which includes free Wi-fi, free charge points, unlimited luggage allowance and an at seat trolley service of drinks and snacks.

Best prices online, visit for train times, offers and to book tickets.