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Get your holiday spook on

By Adene Cassidy | Oct 19, 2017 |
Dust the cobwebs off the suitcase, pack your best pointy shoes, sharpen your broomstick and get ready to fly! 

Halloween isn’t just about the sugary delights you collect from neighbours, this celebration, which is becoming increasingly popular in suburban Australia, is also a great time of year to travel.

As the Summer holiday crowds head home and the weather starts to cool down in the Northern Hemisphere, fare prices traditionally drop.  So now is the time to start thinking about a layby holiday for 2018 or even 2019.

Layby a family holiday with Halloween in mind and the big and little kids will be in for all sorts of treats and trickery! 

Layaway Travel has carved three special layby deals just for you. 

1. If you’re easily spooked and you have children under 12, California and Disneyland are ideal. The pumpkins aren’t too big and the cackles not too loud. These theme parks put on spectacular and kid friendly shows, like Mickey’s Halloween Party. Stay at family friendly Howard Johnson Anaheim Hotel where kids can frolic in the water playground, and it’s just a few minutes to walk to Disneyland.

2. For Freddie Kruger fans who fancy a fright night a bit closer to home check out Universal Studios Singapore. This after hours event promises to chill the spine with sinister thrills, haunted houses and live shows. Stay at The Hard Rock Hotel and calm down in the free form swimming pool and private cabanas. 

3. WARNING Halloween at Universal Studios, Orlando is not for the faint-hearted. Experience ghoulish live shows, walk among the living dead, and brace yourself for adult only horror. If one spooky night is not enough for you, then visit the park 5 nights in a row to experience Halloween US style. Stay at The Staybridge Suites Lake Buena Vista, a great choice for families with kitchen facilities. 

Regal Port Douglas
from $20.33 per day
Hilton Cairns
from $19.84 per day
Mantra French Quarter, Noosa
from $21.30 per day