BIG Halloween 2024

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BIG Halloween 2024
Nov 01

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Event booking closes on Oct 31 at 12:00:00
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Do as much or little as pleases you!

This is not a drill! 

We really are returning to Borwick HALL for Halloween for the first time in five years!

The OutdoorLads BIG Halloween events are legendary, and we know members have missed our events at Borwick over the last few years. It's the perfect spooky setting for a scary weekend of great adventures outside in the Lancashire countryside and an epic, fun party night to celebrate Halloween in grand OutdoorLads style! We've listened to feedback and are delighted to be returning to this grand old mansion house for BIG Halloween 2024 - do not miss out!


Ghostly figures creeping in the darkness, screams from the shadows and whispers of an evil that you couldn't possibly comprehend. These are some of the many rumours that await at Borwick Hall. Dare you take the secret passage from the Library in Old Borwick to the torture chamber used by the 16th Baron of Borwick? An evil man, feared by many, so whatever you do.... don't go anywhere alone!!! 

Come and join in the spooky fun over an action packed weekend. In store for you during the day we have numerous walks in the locality and some a little further afield into Cumbria and the Lake District. Local outdoors instructors will run some fantastic events for us, such as caving, kayaking, and archery. There is plenty to keep you entertained and exploring in this beautiful corner of Lancashire!

In the evening we will aim to please the dark spirit of the 16th Baron by partying into the night with our own DJ filling the dancefloor with the spookiest bangers possible! Fancy dress is an option on Saturday night - make it awesome, make it scary, funny, shocking and even in some cases outrageous (but please maintain some decency!) Or, if fancy dress isn't for you, then don't feel you have to, it's entirely optional  - whatever you wish is totally fine. 

Continental self-serve breakfasts are included, as is tea and coffee all weekend. Friday night will feature the traditional OutdoorLads buffet (please nothing that needs heating or cooking on site - we don't have the facility to do so) and on Saturday night we will be visited by lovely outside caterers who park up in the courtyard provide us with dinner to keep you going until late! They'll be there a few hours so you can choose when suits you to eat, and go to collect your dinner when you like. (Dietary requirements catered for if you have updated your preferences on your profile.) Accommodation is an a range of dormitory / hostel style rooms, with shared bathroom facilities. 

The OutdoorLads bar will be there to serve a full range of alcoholic and soft drinks, including low or no alcohol alternatives. The bar is cashless and all profits go directly back into running the group, so please support it if possible! 

We'll level with you: The price of this event is more than we would like to be charging you. Our last visit in 2019 was £92 for full members; since then the venue's cost pressures have meant a significant increase in their prices. We don't have access to the catering kitchen and hence we have brought in outside caterers for the Saturday night. We have worked hard to keep the price as low as we can and reduce our costs, and the ODL mark-up, because we know our members really, really want to come back here! However, it is a great venue, perfect for Halloween, and we know it will be a fabulous weekend all round! If the price is prohibitive for you, consider the OutdoorLads Foundation. It is there to assist full and concession members having a hard time, financially or otherwise, to come to our events and make the most of OutdoorLads. You can be working or not working, and we wont pry into your personal business if you apply. See the Foundation page on the website for info. 

Dogs: This event is not suitable for dogs.

Photos: Taken by OutdoorLads Members and used with permission. Canyoning photo from Evans Adventure 2018. Borwick Hall image from Wikipedia.

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