ALL aboard the ghost train at the IW Steam Railway for Halloween Fright Night tomorrow (Saturday) — one of the many spooktacular events going on around the Island this weekend.

Dress in your scariest costume and board the 'ghost train', which will pass through deserted night time countryside and eery woodland, or why not visit the creepy Haven Falconry maze.

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The spooky shenanigans continue with Carisbrooke Castle's Spooky Castle, which runs daily until Sunday (29).

Get creative with Halloween themed arts and crafts and wander the castle grounds with Victorian ghost hunters — if you're feeling brave enough!

There will be prizes for the most spine-tingling costumes.

Events run daily from 10am until 4pm.

Ghost guru Marc Tuckey will be leading a ghost walk in the grounds of Ventnor Botanic Gardens, followed by a warming Halloween supper in the Edulis restaurant, tomorrow (Saturday). Starts 7.30pm.

There is plenty of spooky fun at Tapnell Farm, near Yarmouth, featuring a 'bugs and beasties' encounter in the animal barn, Halloween-themed arts and crafts, the Witch's Treasure Hunt, Halloween games and a competition for little monsters to dress their mums up as mummies.

Kids can also choose their own pumpkins from the farm's own pumpkin patch, open daily between 11am and 3pm until Sunday.

If you're visiting the Needles Landmark Attraction, keep an eye out for ghostly goings on as you walk round the park.

Your little ones can also enjoy Halloween at the Bebeccino cafe in High Street, Newport, for a Quiet Halloween Party tomorrow (Saturday) from noon until 2pm, followed by the Day of the Dead Halloween Party for children a little older — and more adventurous — between 4pm and 6pm.

There is a family-friendly horror theme at the IW Reptilarium, at Fort Victoria, Yarmouth, featuring snake handling and a chance for kids to 'meet the bat', alongside all the resident creatures and the occasional surprise spook, spectre or zombie.

For bloodthirsty adults, Park of the Dead returns to Puckpool Park, near Ryde, with more live horror every night until Sunday.

Its latest phase, Asylum, is described as 'a high intensity experience not for the faint-hearted, with loud noises, flashing lights, disorientation, close quarter encounters, extreme darkness and moments of madness,' so be warned!

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