A very Derry Halloween: a carnival of frights, fireworks and parades

Derry’s Halloween celebration is Europe’s biggest, one of the highlights of its cultural calendar with a week of creative events

Vampire state of mind: how to join the world’s greatest Halloween parade

New York’s Halloween bash is a wildly creative party – and it’s easier than you think to become a part of it

Which way for Witch City? Is Salem losing its spookiness?

Salem, Massachusetts, is famous for one thing: witches. The tourism authority is keen to promote the city’s other attractions, but while living there for the city’s month-long Halloween party, JW Ocker finds that witchery is far from dead

Halloween high jinks: half-term activities

Fancy a ghost trail, monster ball or learning spooky circus skills? Spotting red squirrels or drawing at the Tower of London? Here is our pick of the best ghoulish and seasonal activities for this half-term