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There is always lots going on in Yorkshire and on Halloween it is no different. Zombies, ghosts, witches and goblins will be out in force this Halloween at events across Yorkshire. So grab your broomsticks, sharpen your vampire fangs and polish your cauldrons.


Lotherton 

It’s back and beware we aim to scare! The ever popular Spooky Skeleton Trial takes visitors through the estate and into the haunted house! Dress up in your best Halloween costume and prepare to be scared as you explore the woods and seek out all of the skeletons who have made Lotherton their home. A trail will be available to download or pick up when you visit, along with downloadable Halloween craft activities to do at home and share with us on social media. Our new visitor route through the servants quarters and historic rooms will be dressed to impress for Halloween. Bring your little ones along for a safe and enjoyable trip during the school holidays with plenty of spooky surprises along the way.

Yorkshire Wildlife Park 

This Halloween half-term explore a world of mystical realms at Yorkshire Wildlife Park. Take a walk through the enormous Mushroom Forest and a visit to an evil Queens Castle, if you dare! Experience the magical realm of unicorns and roam the colourful Rainbow Woods. Braver adventurers can take a trip to the Evil Dungeon. These spooky happenings will be taking place between Saturday 24th and Wednesday 28th October 2020. Don’t forget the walk-round safari where you might see Lions, Tigers, Polar Bears and mischievous Lemurs, not to mention the spotted Hyenas and Yorkshire's very own Red Panda princesses, Ariel, Alice and Aurora.

Hallowtween at York Maze

Calling all fearless 10-15 year olds, and adults of a more nervous disposition...Venture into a new dimension of spine tingling fun this Halloween. York Maze invites you to explore 4 of the farm's most mysterious buildings, each with its own twisted history, that's just waiting to be discovered once you are inside...
Hallowtween takes place within the grounds of the legendary former Dunnington Lodge, one of the most haunted sites in the whole of Yorkshire. Nothing is what it seems and you will need to keep your wits about you as you experience all the shocks and thrills inside 4 terrifying haunted houses; Corny’s Cornevil, Barnaggedon 3D, The Singularity plus NEW FOR 2020 The Flesh Pot. If that's not enough there's street theatre, LIVE stage acts and plenty more going on besides to keep the whole family entertained as you take a breather in-between the chilling scares...ENTER IF YOU DARE!

Kiplin Hall & Gardens 

Scary spooks, witches hats, men in black and frightening cats! People lurking in the brambles – ‘enjoy’ your haunted, spooky amble! For nearly 400 years Kiplin Hall & Gardens has been a place of entertainment, creativity, and theatricals. Visitors are invited to step into a world of frighteningly good fun and fantasy this Halloween on a trail that explores the historic Crowe’s Wood at Kiplin. Starting off in the Walled Garden brave visitors set forth through the pumpkin patch, into the Garden Museum, and beyond into the ancient woodland where the brave-hearted will encounter spooky characters from the past lurking in the undergrowth.
Visitors are encouraged to dress up at Kiplin Hall & Gardens this Halloween. Those brave enough to step inside Crowe’s Wood are advised to wear sturdy, waterproof footwear, and that the route isn’t accessible to most push chairs.

Forbidden Corner 

The Forbidden Corner is a unique labyrinth of tunnels, chambers, follies and surprises, unlike anywhere that you have been before. Explore the temple of the underworld, the eye of the needle, a huge pyramid made of translucent glass, paths and passages that lead nowhere and extraordinary statues. At every turn there are decisions to be made and tricks to avoid. This is a day out with a difference which will challenge and delight adults and children of all ages. This Halloween The Forbidden Corner will come to life on the 17th October with lots of spooky goings on throughout the gardens, including witches, giant spiders, ghosts and ghouls. Tickets must be pre-booked online or over the phone 01969 640638 

Skelf Island at Castle Howard

Enjoy some spooky fun at Skelf Island this October half term...Across the dormant water of the Great Lake lies our new adventure playground, Skelf Island. The ingenious treetop nest structures, connected by rope bridges, slides, nets and climbing equipment will be transformed with atmospheric lighting and effects, with pumpkins decorating the island. Are you brave enough to dare the rope bridge and zoom along the zipwire? There is no age restriction just a brave restriction. Halloween at Skelf Island is included within a gardens ticket (please book online).

Daisy Duke Drive In Cinema at FlyDSA Arena 

Daisy Dukes Halloween Drive-In Cinema is set to roll into Sheffield to provide socially distanced fun and frights in the FlyDSA Arena car-park, Friday 30 October - Sunday 1 November. North East-based events company, Daisy Dukes, has been touring the country offering a classic big-screen distraction during the lockdown period and the team are now ramping things up for a Halloween spooktacular weekend in Sheffield, including interactive scare actors on the ground to bring movies to life, plus a huge outdoor screen.

Barnsley Museums 

Halloween may look a little different this year but you can still have lots of fun by taking part in spectacularly spooky half term activities either at home or by paying a visit to Barnsley Musuems. Online stories at the Cooper Gallery, virtual cookery lessons at Experience Barnsley, drawing tutorials at Cannon Hall, ghost hunts at Worsbrough Mill and even a Where's Wally Spooky Museum Search at Elsecar Heritage Centre. 

The Whole Hog Tearoom Farm Shop and Tea Room

Beautifully located in a converted cart shed on our traditional working farm, the Whole Hogg Farm Shop and Tearoom, enjoys a picturesque and tranquil setting close to the banks of the River Derwent in Ryedale, North Yorkshire. Outside you can relax in the scenic surroundings and children will love our animal paddock which includes friendly pygmy goats, llamas, Shetland ponies and ducks with new family members arriving shortly! This half term also sees the return of their popular pumpkin fields. No need to book, just turn up and pick some of their amazing pumpkins. 

Indie York Medieval & Magical Treasure Trail 

This Magical and Medieval themed Treasure Hunt will take you on one of 10 trails around the City Centre and local High Streets that you can follow on a printed map or online map which will help you explore the huge number of Independent Businesses but also to visit some of York's wonderful medieval historic sites and attractions. 

CitySightSeeing York 

This Winter, CitySightSeeing York have some special themed tours and experiences available. Mad Alice will be climbing abroad at the end of October to scare you silly with gruesome tales from York’s bloody past. Special Halloween and Guy Fawkes buses are running at the end of October and start of November before our Christmas tours kick off in mid-December! Kids will love the tours just as much as the adults in an informative afternoon or evening full of entertaining fun for all the family.