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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.

York Dungeon
The Home of Halloween

6th – 31st October

It’s no secret that Halloween is loved at The York Dungeon. In fact, it’s loved so much, that each year it becomes the Home of Halloween, and the best place to get all the scares, laughs and excitement throughout the whole of October. You can expect shows, adult only openings, tours and even ghost cruises on the Ouse.

Farmer Copleys
Pumpkin Festival

16th October – 31st October

This Pumpkin Festival is almost here and it’s guaranteed to be bigger and better than before! This year we have planted in excess of 120,000 pumpkin plants of every shape size and colour, to ensure you find your perfect pumpkin. There will be a rainbow of pumpkins, red, green, white, blue, black, yellow, mixed, warty and of course orange! They have over 20 acres that they have grown for you to choose your perfect pumpkin from. Don your wellington boots, wrap up warm and head to the fields for a fun filled day of good honest pumpkin related fun.

Yorkshire Scare Grounds Scream Park
Face Your Fears

12th October – 3rd November

Bigger, better and scarier for Halloween 2018, Yorkshire Scare Grounds combines special effects and live actors to immerse the audience in a most terrifying encounter that will leave them screaming for more! With four terrifying scare attraction experiences, live actors and special effects, roaming characters and a few surprises! It’s going to be a hell of a night you will remember for a very long time!

York Maze
Hallowscream

12th October – 3rd November

Hallowscream is based on a farm where a terrible tragedy occurred back in 1873, and the restless souls who died on that night return each Halloween to torment those who dare to visit. Hallowscream at York Maze is a terrifyingly entertaining night of fear and fun with 5 separate live-action haunted house attractions. But be warned the frights aren't limited to the haunted houses…

Thornton Hall Country Park
Halloween & Pumpkin Picking

13th – 31st October

Head to Thornton Hall this Halloween if you dare, for a whole host of spooky activities. If you fancy yourself as a witch or wizard, complete the activities to pass your magic exams! Pick your very own pumpkin from the farm’s pumpkin patch, there will be fearsome face painting, freaky animal petting and eerie egg collecting.

Thorp Perrow
Halloween Trail

13th October – 4th November

Scary spooks and witches, ghosts and goblins in the ditches! The spook-tacular Halloween trail is back – follow it if you dare! Fancy dress is encouraged – the tearoom is dressed for the occasion too, serving the delicious Autumn/Winter menu, alongside some terrifying tasty treats!

Cannon Hall Farm
Pumpkin Festival

20th, 21st, 27th – 31st October

The Pumpkin Festival at Cannon Hall Farm offers an absolutely packed themed day out. Young witches and wizards will be given their own spell book and must complete the challenges in the Witches Wood to graduate top of the class! Unscramble the recipes for the magic potions and claim a sweet treat! There will also be regular shows in the activity room with some spooky characters and visitors are also encouraged to wear frightening fancy dress!

York Chocolate Story
Trick or Treat Walking Tour

20th – 31st October

This October, York’s SHOCKolate Story will be celebrating the scariest time of year with a terrifyingly fun Trick or Treat walking tour.

Brave children can test their nerve as the tour weaves its way through York’s ancient streets. Ghoulish Count Fectionery and the ghastly Miss Terry will be weaving terrifying tales, handing out spooky samples and causing plenty of mischief along the way.

Eureka!
Halloween

20th October – 4th November

Do you have what it takes to be a star pupil this Halloween? Eureka! are inviting half term visitors to enrol in ‘Ghoul School’ to meet their peculiar professors to find out! The terrifying teaching staff includes Dr Frankenstein and assistant Igor, a truly magical Witch, and the resident Werewolf!

Thackray Medical Museum
Pus and Pimples SFX Workshop

20th October – 4th November

Gory fun for all the family this half term. Use make-up techniques from stage and film to create the ravages of Smallpox, bursting Black Death buboes or the horror of gangrenous wounds. Perfect for Halloween!

Stockeld Park
Halloween Adventures

25th – 31st October

Join Stockeld Park this autumn half term for spooky adventures as the park comes alive. Fright night returns where evil is made, and nightmares begin – be prepared to be scared. Two never seen before attractions and a new production team have given this already special event a seriously dark makeover.

Renishaw Hall
Halloween at Renishaw Hall

27th – 28th October

Popular demand sees the return of Halloween at Renishaw Hall. The ghosts of Renishaw will be returning to leave a trail of pumpkins around the grounds overnight to help the children find the magic word. Whether you are a first time or seasoned visitor, Renishaw Hall is a truly beautiful place to visit.

Lightwater Valley
Frightwater Valley
27th – 31st October

Lightwater Valley is set to be transformed into ‘Frightwater Valley’ as part of its spooky Halloween celebrations. The North Yorkshire theme park will be hosting a series of spooktacular events and activities designed to appeal to visitors of all ages. From family-friendly scares to truly terrifying encounters there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

Castle Howard
Halloween – Pirates V Zombies

27th October – 4th November

Join the fun at Castle Howard this October half term for a Halloween experience like no other. The house and grounds have been taken over by a gang of ghostly pirates and ghoulish zombies and they're on the lookout for new recruits! Hidden deep within Castle Howard's burnt out wing lies the ancient cure to zombification. Whilst somewhere amongst the twisting woodland paths is a hoard of lost pirate treasure waiting to be unearthed. Which team will you join?

RSPB Old Moor
Wild Times

27thOctober – 4th November

What screeches, swoops, and skuttles under the cover of darkness? With the nights drawing in, staff and volunteers at RSPB Old Moor near Barnsley are inviting families along to take part in a spooktacular Wild Things trail this half term. Families can pick up a quiz sheet at the visitor centre and follow the self-led trail to discover more about the weird and wonderful creatures of the night to call Old Moor home. 

Burton Constable
Halloween Thrills & Spills

27th October – 4th November

The spirit is high this half-term at Burton Constable, with plenty of spooky fun to be had. Discover the secret spells around the grounds in the Spooky Bat Trail, or for those little ones whose legs get tired quickly, explore the stables as you follow the Pumpkin Trail. There’s loads to do, from trails to face painting and storytelling to fancy dress competitions, there’s something for everyone.

Whitby Abbey
Spooky Half Term

27th October – 4th November

Find some fangtastic family fun this October half term. As you wander through the haunting ruins and enjoy the dramatic views from the headland it’s easy to imagine how Bram Stoker got his inspiration for Dracula. The famous Victorian novel has made the seaside town the Goth Capital of Britain and there is always a special spooky feel to Whitby and the Abbey around Halloween.

Burton Agnes Hall
Spooky Woodland Trail

27th October – 4th November

If you're feeling brave this half term, why not venture over to Burton Agnes Hall and take part in the fantastically spooky woodland trail! Intrepid visitors are invited on an eerie hunt round the Hall’s atmospheric woodland, where clues are hidden amidst spooky Halloween scenes of witches, spiders and ghostly figures. Once the entire puzzle has been solved, a treat awaits in the Gift Shop. Try not to let the haunting sounds and mysterious shadows of the historic woodland walk scare you whilst searching!

Mother Shipton's Cave
Halloween

27th October – 4th November

Journey through Mother Shipton’s Enchanted Forest to break the Witch’s curse. Come in your best Halloween costumes for the daily costume competition. Actors will be stationed as characters in the park to interact with children and help families complete a themed adventure trail. Fun for all the family every day.

Sledmere House
Children's Petrifying Pumpkin Hunt & Halloween Experience

27th October – 4th November

It’s the Petrifying Pumpkin Hunt this half term at Sledmere House. This Halloween there’s fun and frights for all the family in the Walled Garden along with the Black Cat Trail in the spooky stables. The Hampton Paddock, café and farm shop will be open, so you can take a stroll around the grounds and enjoy the autumnal scenery.

Tropical Butterfly House
Halloween Spooktacular

27th October – 4th November

Don't miss the Tropical Butterfly House's biggest and best event of the year! Visit the Witch’s Cottage and the Haunted House, brave the ghoulish tractor trailer ride through the Freaky Forest and come face to face with ghosts and monsters! Watch the bird and animal displays, featuring amazing birds of prey and parrots; hosted by witches and carve a pumpkin and join in spooky crafts and activities.

Brodsworth Hall
Spooky Half Term

27th October – 4th November

Haven’t you heard that Brodsworth Hall is haunted? You have been dared to come and meet the Victorian undertaker, hear a spooky tale or two and find out the gruesome truth about life expectancy in Victorian England. How about a candlelit ghost tour? Stay up late to hear some spooky stories, explore the hall after dark, and be on your guard for things that go bump in the night...

Kirklees Light Railway
Half Term Horrors

27th October – 4th November

Join the Kirklees Light Railway for some spooktacular fun! There will be creepy craft activities and spooky storytelling sessions, what's more, all children getting into the ghostly spirit of things in freaky fancy dress will travel for half price! Are you brave enough to board our Halloween Ghost Trains? These fangtastic trains are not for the weak at heart! Try them, if you dare...