Visit the Adelaide Gaol for Halloween

Adelaide Gaol is a perfect place for Halloween fun. Bring along your little goblins to this spooktacular special.

Adelaide Gaol is said to be one of the state’s most haunted buildings. It has housed some of South Australia’s most dangerous criminals, with over 300,000 prisoners passing through its doors. 

The Gaol was operational from 1841 until 1988 and its walls have many eerie stories to tell. 

With such a history, it’s no surprise past residents are said to regularly wander the cell blocks, spooking passersby after hours. 

You and your little ones can enjoy the haunted building for early Halloween celebrations later this month. 

Wail at the Gaol 

Wail at the Gaol is the Adelaide Gaol’s family-friendly Halloween event. 

Children will be able to explore the 178-year-old site by solving a clue trail to ‘escape’ the Gaol. The clues will be based on great scary stuff like ghost, witches and goblins. Ahh!

You can start the self-guided spooky clue trail at any time during your visit, but we suggest allowing at least an hour to make sure you manage to ‘escape’. Children will be provided with a map and activity sheet, and will receive a loot bag of goodies.  

Remember to dress up in your spooky best (mum and dad too) – the Gaol will be decked out with Halloween-themed decorations so you’ll fit right in.

Event details:

When: Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 October 2019, from 10am to 4pm.

Where: Adelaide Gaol, 18 Gaol Road, Thebarton.

Cost: Child: $9.00, Adult: $15.00, Family: $37.00. Buy your tickets online at Ticketebo.

Extra details: Check the website to find out more.

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