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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. From a spooky pumpkin trail to a Halloween ghost train, and from firework spectaculars to fire jugglers, there's plenty to frighten the whole family. So grab your broomsticks, sharpen your vampire fangs and polish your cauldrons.

Lotherton Hall Spooky Scarecrow Trail

It’s back and beware we aim to scare! The ever popular Spooky Scarecrow Trial takes visitors through the haunted woods of Lotherton and promises to be frightening fun for everyone. Spot the scarecrows as you tiptoe around the estate, just make sure you don’t wake them up! Look out for spooky spiders, ghoulish ghosts and wicked witches, hidden all over the house and grounds of Lotherton. Visit ‘Skeletown’ to see the scary side of the Wild West and get involved with creepy craft activities every day of the holidays. Dressing up encouraged for all of the family. Don’t forget to say ‘boo’ to the animals at Wildlife World and see if you can spot them munching on a famous Halloween treat, pumpkin! The Stables Café will be open until 5pm and serving treats to keep your little ones fuelled throughout the day.

Halloween at William's Den

Embark on spook-tastic journey at indoor-meets-outdoor adventure attraction, William’s Den, this Halloween! Enjoy pumpkin carving, thrilling trails and a special mysterious menu at The Kitchen Table. All of this, coupled with amazing indoor den play and fantastic outdoor adventures, means you are sure to have a ghoulishly-great day out! Head to The Den this Halloween…if you dare!

Frights & Heights at Treetop Nets Yorkshire

There'll be extra thrills this half term at Treetop Nets Ripon with a “Frights & Heights” aerial Halloween hunt. Fearless adventurers can enjoy a Halloween trail in the high trees to hunt for spooky clues hidden in the giant trampolines, walkways and tunnels, whilst enjoying views usually reserved only for bats!  Completely surrounded by high walls of netting, without the need for a safety harness, Halloween thrill-seekers will be safe and sound in the treetops with nothing but ghosts and ghouls and the odd huge spider to fear!  For those who come in fancy dress, time in the nets will be doubled from two hours to a fiendishly-fun four hours!  You can book any Treetop Nets session and the Halloween hunt will be running throughout the school half term holidays.

Sewerby Hall and Gardens

Sewerby Hall and Gardens has created an exciting programme of events for Halloween and half term, to keep children and families of all ages entertained throughout the period. Events include a Halloween Trail from 26 October – 3 November, a chance to help our friendly ghost sort what he needs for a Halloween party. Monday, 28 October will feature a Rusticus Ghost Hunting Adventure, in which our crazy hapless professor is on the hunt for ghosts, but the spooks and spectres are playing tricks on him! On Tuesday, 29 October, visitors can try their hand at pumpkin carving, whilst the following day, Wednesday 30 October, will be a Magic Day with face painting. Halloween itself – 31 October – will include an Active Coast Spooky Woodland Walk, witch crafts, and potion making. Don’t miss the zoo activity on 1 November, with a Penguin Talk and hat making workshop.

Stockeld Dark

Step out of the light and into Stockeld Dark this Halloween! Come nightfall, we'll be pumping up the scare factor and inviting the brave to come and explore our eerier events!

Halloween Adventure at Stockeld Park

There's loads of spooky fun to be had when Halloween arrives at Stockeld Park! We have a number of special things planned to provide you with lots of Halloween themed family entertainment! There will even be prizes for Halloween fancy dress and plenty of opportunity to dance, scream and sing-a-long!

HallowTween at York Maze

HallowTween is a frightful new Halloween event for 10 - 15 year olds and scaredy cat adults! Brought to you by the same team behind the multi award-winning York Maze Hallowscream – winner of the Best Scream Park 2018. Venture into three of Hallowscream’s infamous haunted house attractions but without the shocking scare actors! Plus illusionists performing death-defying acts on stage, music, side-shows, Halloween characters, hot food and more. Housed under giant marquees HallowTween is sure to thrill whatever the weather. Daily Saturday 26th – Thursday 31st October 2019, 2.00pm – 5.00pm (last entry 3.30pm). 

Kirklees Light Railway 

Stagger along for a frightful night aboard the Kirklees Light Railway’s Halloween Ghost Trains, if you dare…  Running on the evenings of 31 October, 1 & 2 November, this event is not for the faint-hearted and is for children over 3 only.  If your little horrors are too young for the Ghost Trains, come along during the day from 28 October to 6 November to enjoy some less scary (but still spooky) activities.

The Emmerdale Studio Experience

Frights, Camera, Action II! Reawakening Saturday 26th October 2019… Step into the drama… If you dare! This October, The Emmerdale Studio Experience will be opening the doors to an intense and immersive Halloween tour. As darkness sets in, you’ll wander around a deserted Studio Experience but, with mystery and fear lurking around every corner, who knows what or who you might find! There’s limited availability on these exclusive Frights, Camera, Action tours but, if you’re one of the brave few ready to venture into the depths of Halloween darkness, visit www.emmerdalestudioexperience.co.uk to book your place.

Stephen Joseph Theatre

Scarborough’s Stephen Joseph Theatre presents a terrifying trio of eerie evenings this autumn:

The Rocky Horror Picture Show (3 November) – the classic movie, hosted by local drag queens Gloria Britannia and Dada Bizarre

The Body Snatcher (9 November) – an unnerving experience inspired by Robert Louis Stevenson’s hair-raising horror

Night Terrors (12 December) – EF Benson’s haunting tales of the supernatural, read by master storyteller Gerard Logan

Thorp Perrow

Scary spooks and witches, ghosts and goblins in the ditches! Do you dare complete the spook-tacular Halloween Trail? Join in the spooky fun at Thorp Perrow this Halloween! Follow the creepy trail around the Arboretum. On the way, meet skeletons, ghosts, spiders, clowns and other frightful sights hidden amongst the trees! Fancy dress is encouraged – the tearoom is dressed for the occasion too, serving the delicious Autumn/Winter menu, alongside some terrifying tasty treats! There’s lots to do at Thorp Perrow this Autumn, explore 100 acres of stunning woodland, enjoy the spectacular Autumn colours, run wild and free in the adventure play area and meet exotic birds and animals, no two visits to Thorp Perrow Arboretum are the same! The Thorp Perrow Halloween trail runs from Saturday 12th October until Sunday 3rd November. It costs £2 per child (plus standard entry) and includes a themed gift. There is no need to book.

The Great York Ghost Search

Hidden around the city are 26 Ghost Lamps and Mini Ghosts and we need your help to find them. We dare you and your family to take up the challenge of finding all the ghosts for the chance to win some spooktacular prizes, thanks to York Dungeon – the home of Halloween.

The Cats Whisker’s York

'Feline' spooked this Halloween? Need to blow some cobwebs away and de-stress? Come to The Cat's Whiskers Cat Cafe in the heart of York and meet the cat family! De-bunk those superstitions with furry friends while getting your claws into the locally made seasonal cakes and selection of drinks. From black cats to white cats and those in-between, when you've met them all 'witch' one will be your favourite?

Get your ghoul on at Keelham this Halloween

Keelham has it all in hand for customers to enjoy the spookiest celebrations this Halloween. Everything from Yorkshire grown pumpkins to dressing up and party props can be picked up from the Skipton farm shop with seasonal sampling from local suppliers and the Keelham team on hand to offer helpful hints on how to use all of that pumpkin or to make healthier – but still terrifyingly tasty - goodies for trick or treaters.

Tropical Butterfly House, Sheffield

There’s some frighteningly good family fun in store for you every October weekend and throughout the October half term holiday at the Tropical Butterfly House, Wildlife and Falconry Centre, North Anston near Sheffield. All wannabee witches and wizards can follow a new magical activity trail around the wildlife park where youngsters will try on an enchanted sorting hat and discover which wonderfully wizardry animal house they belong to, could it be Parrotclaw, Stripeyfluff, Scurryin or Vulturedor based on their amazing animal attributes! They’ll then try their hand at broomstick training and dare to dabble in a potion class in the woodland witch’s cabin before graduating with hauntingly good honours. The witches and wizards trail is open every day from Saturday 26 October until Sunday 3 November.

Spilman's Pumpkin Festival

Come along to Spilman's family farm this Halloween and visit Spilman's famous PYO & Pumpkin Festival. With PYO pumpkins ready to pick from 1st October and festival dates running on; 5&6th, 12&13th, 19& 20th, 23rd - 31st. Pre book your tickets to their carving barn, with lots of fun filled activities including spooky walks, singing pumpkins, face painting, spooky cinema, tractor rides, bale mountain and much more! No pre booking required for PYO which runs everyday throughout October.

Thornton Hall Country Park

Grab your broomstick and head over to Thornton Hall Country Park for farm-fun, animal encounters, indoor/outdoor play areas and spooky entertainment for all the family! Find your way to Thornton Hall’s mysterious Pumpkin Patch (additional charge) where you can pick your pumpkin and take it back to the Farm to carve, to scare away those ghouls and ghosts! Are you brave enough to take part in the farm park’s grisly deeds such as bloody lamb and calf feeding and eerie egg collecting? Plus a jam-packed itinerary of entertainment and special guests each week-day this October Half Term. So, what are you waiting for?

Ponderosa Zoo

You’re in for a treat at Ponderosa Zoo this Halloween. Come dressed in your favourite Halloween costume and experience a thrilling schedule of Halloween themed activities. Pick a pumpkin from the pumpkin patch and draw a design onto it, then let the Ponderosa team carve it so it’s ready for you to take home. Follow the extinct animal trail around the zoo, spot them all and receive a treat.

Yorkshire Wildlife Park

The spooky Yorkshire Wildlife Park is where to find mythical beasts and creepy characters during a magical half term Halloween Adventure. Come under an enchanting spell with thrilling events as the Brothers Grimm Scary Tales arrive at YWP! Get ready to meet a host of character inspired tales such as Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, Rumpelstiltskin, Little Red Riding Hood, the Big Bad Wolf and Rapunzel. Visitors can experience a family friendly collection of ghoulish entertainment as well as the chance to enjoy some of the world’s most beautiful and endangered animals.

The 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. During Halloween week at The Forbidden Corner, there are lots of spooky goings on throughout the gardens, with witches, giant spiders, ghosts and ghouls. Look out for the haunted pumpkin garden and if you dare, brave the Mausoleum lost for centuries and only recently unearthed. There are prizes for finding the lost bones in the gardens and a Halloween quiz too. On the 31 October there is the very popular fancy-dress competition, with some great prizes on offer.

Mother Shipton’s Cave

This Halloween visit England’s Oldest Tourist Attraction for a good old-fashioned scare, suitable for all ages. Follow the haunted trail through the historic woodland to find monsters, ghosts and skeletons hiding around every corner. The attraction will be transformed into a ghoulish event for all the family, Saturday 26th October to Sunday 3rd November. See the Petrifying Well and Mother Shipton’s Cave. The park has scenic picnic areas alongside the popular River Nidd, an adventure playground, gift shop and museum. For discounted tickets, book online.

Sledmere House

Families can join Sledmere House for a week of half term Halloween Fun and take part in their Petrifying Pumpkin Hunt, Beastly Broom Search, explore the Spooky Maize Maze and other fun activities. They will also be doing a SPECIAL LATE NIGHT OPENING on Thursday 31st October so people can bring their little Ghosts and Ghouls for an evening of fun and games. Normal entry prices apply, free to Sledmere Friends Members - Open Tuesday to Sunday.

Paranormal Research York

Paranormal Research York are a ghost hunting team who host ghost hunting events in York and the Yorkshire area all year round. We hold our events in some of the most historic sites noted for their haunted activity and have had some fantastic results with many sceptics leaving as believers.

We encourage guest participation during our range of activities, but you can watch if you prefer! We use modern equipment as well as more traditional methods to give our guests the best chance of getting their own proof of life beyond this one. Our friendly team will keep you safe while you are with us and you also get to use the equipment that we use when we investigate places.