Stories on Halloween Night Autumn Half-Term

Wednesday 31 October – Halloween

Tickets will be available on the gate:0121 440 7430 for latest info.

With the Traditional Arts Team and Martineau Gardens.

Tonight is the night when witches ride! Take a ghost walk around the Gardens as darkness falls. Stand in the shadows, the woods or beside the flickering fire and listen to tales of ghosts, spirits and fairy-folk. A rare opportunity to enjoy Martineau Gardens at night, in the company of storytellers from the Traditional Arts Team. Hot soup and light refreshments available or bring your own. After the walk and soup, stories continue in the storytelling canopy until 9pm. Children welcome — if they dare!


Adults £5, children £2* Advance booking is recommended, though we expect tickets will also be available on the gate.  Select a time from the sessions below and you’ll be transferred to wegottickets. When you buy from ‘wegottickets’ , you can pay by credit / debit card. You will receive a booking reference number (and a follow up email) but no ticket. There will be a 50p booking fee on the £5 tickets, 20p on the £2. Advance ticket sales end Wednesday 31 Oct 4pm, or until stocks last. Tickets may be available on the gate, while stocks last.  The early sessions are suitable for younger children but as the evening progresses the stories may become more graphic, choose your time with that in mind. Story walks last about 30 minutes.

Entry times: 6pm     sold out    6.10pm, 6.20pm, 6.30pm, 6.40pm, 6.50pm, 7pm  sold out, 7.10pm, 7.20pm, 7.30pm, 7.40pm, 7.50pm or 8pm

* Just to explain about the children’s tickets: children aged 16 years or under are £2, when accompanied by an adult. Unaccompanied children aged 13 to 16 years old need to purchase a full-price ticket at £5. Sorry, but children under 13 will not be admitted without an accompanying adult.
Adults = £5 Unaccompanied children aged 13 – 16 = £5 Accompanied children aged 16 and under = £2

Getting to the Event

Martineau Gardens is at 27 Priory Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham B5 7UG

There is a small car park at the Gardens. Public parking for the event will be at the Priory Hospital, opposite, by kind permission of the hospital. Please park at the rear of the Hospital (follow the signs) and allow yourself five minutes walk to get back to Martineau Gardens. We recommend that you consider the green option and travel by public transport to the event. Martineau Gardens is well served by buses. The nearest bus routes are Priory Road: 1; Bristol Road: 61, 63, ; Pershore Road: 45, 47 . To plan your journey by public transport, visit and use the Martineau Gardens’ postcode, B5 7UG.

Other activities in October

Sugar Skulls Decorating workshops, Tues 30 Oct, Day of the Dead celebrations with the Mexican Community

Autumn Half-Term Fun – more family sessions

The Stick Man Trail – self-guided trail