There is always lots going on in Yorkshire, and Halloween is no different. Ghosts, witches, zombies and goblins will be out in force at Halloween events in Yorkshire this October half-term, and there is no shortage of opportunities for pumpkin picking and fancy dress. So, grab your broomsticks, sharpen your vampire fangs and polish your cauldrons, and enjoy Halloween in Yorkshire.
UPDATED FOR 2022 Halloween
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2nd October – 31st October
Famous for being the UK’s original pumpkin celebration, the Pumpkin Festival at Farmer Copleys near Pontefract is one of the best-loved family Halloween experiences in Yorkshire. They grow 130,000 pumpkins spanning 27 varieties including the aptly named ‘Goosebump’. In addition to the pumpkin picking, there is no shortage of child-friendly activities including tractor rides, bird of prey shows, archery, face-painting, and story-time sessions. Magical Mr Zen and the daily fancy dress competition are also highlights. The Pumpkin Festival at Farmer Copleys often sells out, especially for peak weekend dates, so book in advance to avoid disappointment.
Tuesday 25 – Monday 31 October, 5pm – 9pm
Are you brave enough to visit Lotherton after dark when our skeletons have come to life? Creep through the gardens and meet our host at the house who will send you on your mission. Escape our ghoul in the graveyard and head to meet our mad butcher and tavern keeper in the lost village of Luthergton. Finally enter the haunted woods with our skeletons lurking in the dark… can you make it out and help restore the peace and tranquil back to Lotherton?
This event is designed for families searching a bit more of a thrill and scare than the average family Halloween event. Featuring live actors and sound and lighting effects.
Not suitable for under 8s or timid children.
Skeleskare is a partnership event with Lotherton and Breeze, both part of Leeds City Council, who also deliver The Christmas Experience together.
26th October – 31st October
Terrifyingly entertaining nights of fear and fun. 13th Oct – 5th Nov 2022.
Winner of Best UK Scream Park, Hallowscream at York Maze is a terrifyingly entertaining night of fear and fun with 5 separate live-action haunted house attractions and over 100 actors. But be warned the frights aren’t limited to the haunted houses, roving characters and live stage shows add to the atmosphere. The central entertainment zone is all undercover where you can watch the spell binding stage acts, get a shout out from our resident DJ and an alcoholic drink to calm your nerves!! The Food Court marquee offers a range of delicious street food. Children aged 14/15 must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Children under 14 will not be admitted.
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.
Scary fun for families with children aged 10-15yrs. 22nd – 30th October 2022.
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, as we invite you to explore 4 of our farm’s most mysterious buildings, each with its own twisted history you will discover for yourself once you step inside…
Hallowtween takes place within the grounds of the legendary former Dunnington Lodge, here at York Maze, 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 of Corny’s Cornevil, Barnaggedon 3D, The Singularity and The Flesh Pot – our 4 terrifying haunted houses!
PLUS 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!
24th – 31st Oct
A unique labyrinth of tunnels, chambers and follies set within a four-acre garden, The Forbidden Corner is strange and magical all year round. With surprises around every corner and an electric atmosphere, there is doubt that The Forbidden Corner is one of the best places to celebrate Halloween in Yorkshire.
“Halloween returns to The Forbidden Corner Bigger and Better than ever…..
Will you survive our spooky labyrinth ??”
8th October – 31st October
Little ones will love the Halloween events at Thorton Hall Country Park. The indoor and outdoor play areas are a big hit! Thorton Hall are also running a Spooky Fields experience:
“There are some creepy goings on at Thornton Hall Farm this Halloween. A spook-tacular family day out, packed with magical adventures – perfect entertainment for the whole family.
So, jump on your broomstick and head over for some fearsome fun. Grab a wheelbarrow and visit the mysterious pumpkin patch. Will you be brave enough to take a journey through ‘Trick or Treat Street’ (new for 2022) to meet its creepy residents? And in the Secret Garden there’s a spell-binding LIVE witch show with Amaris ‘witch of the moon’ and Hestia ‘witch of fire’ looking to recruit a new witch or warlock to join their coven!
As well as all the usual farm animal encounters and indoor/outdoor play.
Visit Thornton Hall Farm if you dare. Book your tickets …. before it’s too late!”Thornton Hall Country Park
This is one of the best Halloween events in Yorkshire for families with younger children.
23rd October – 31st October
There are so many things to do for Halloween at Stockeld Park this October half-term:
Head to Stockeld Park this October half term and experience all the magical Halloween themed fun on offer.
The Enchanted Forest will be transformed into an explosion of colour for the Day of the Dead celebration! You can pick the perfect pumpkin from our pumpkin field, every paying child gets a free pumpkin! The Playhive will be open to explore and you can see the family-friendly Monster Mash show!Stockeld Park
Join in with free craft activities during October, with something new to try each week.
Half-term Pumpkin trail
Can you find all of the pumpkins hiding in East Riddlesden hall this half-term?
Sat 22 – Sun 30 Oct 2022
TIME: 10am – 4pm
Family fun near Doncaster this half term:
Gather your little monsters and prepare for a ghoulishly good day out at Brodsworth Hall. Follow Dennis, Gnasher and friends to solve creepy clues on the fun family quest around the gardens.
Then, meet costumed performers to hear tall tales of the strange, the supernatural and the downright silly. Discover haunting stories from the past and local folk tales.
With so much spooky stuff to see and do, it’s a phantomtastic, great value day out for families – and tickets are even cheaper if you book in advance.Brodsworth Hall
22nd – 30th October 2022
In addition to their hair-raising rides, Lightwater Valley are running a range of Halloween happenings this October half-term to really get the goosebumps going!
Halloween Happenings this October Half-term (all included in your admission ticket)
Join us for our Hocus Pocus Half-term Halloween Party, filled with awesome activities to keep your little monsters eerily entertained in-between rides.
Trick or Treat Door
Knock loudly…will it be a trick or a treat? Which ghastly ghouls or wicked witches will you meet behind our Trick or Treat Door?
Spooky Magic Show
Suitable for the whole family – our spooky magic show is full of surprises and delights to keep you and your little ghouls laughing all day.
Halloween Character Meet & Greet
Throughout the day meet and greet our weird and wonderful witches, vampires and creepy characters…and don’t forget to grab a photo and share with us on social media!
Monster Mash UV Disco
Join our fang-tastic Monster Mash UV Disco in the Show Barn. There will be prizes for the best movers and shakers, so get your glow sticks at the ready and UV face-paint on as you bop along to some ghastly tunes.
Wicked Witch Trail
Join the Boo Crew and go on a wicked witch hunt around the park. Find all 13 witches lurking in the shadows of the park and be in with the chance to win 2023 park tickets.
Freaky Fancy Dress CompetitionLightwater Valley
Don’t forget to come dressed in your spookiest Halloween costumes and enter our Freaky Fancy Dress Competition. Take to the stage in this scary spectacle to impress the judges…with lots of prizes to be won.
7th October – 31st October
Discover Yorkshire’s most extreme Halloween Entertainment Park! Yorkshire Scare Grounds Scream Park is – as the name suggests – a scare attraction that aims to deliver a truly terrifying experience. Brace yourself for a night of frights as you move through haunted houses, scare mazes and ‘scare zones’ where live actors and special effects combine to deliver an utterly immersive encounter. This attraction is not recommended for children under 12 years of age, and parental discretion is advised.
Monday 24th October to Sunday 30th October
Sledmere House near Driffield is home to a brand new Spooktacular event this Halloween! In their Home Farm Barns, Sledmere host a variety of spine-chilling event:
Held under the cover of the Haunted Home Farm Barns you can take part in a huge range of fantastic Halloween activities including creepy crafts, the ‘Day of the Dead’ disco, grewsome go kart grand Prix, spooky spider web challenge, and meet some new creepy crawly friends with Creature connections who will be joining us every day from 11am until 12.30pm! You can also test out your talent with our Circus Skills workshop from 1pm – 2pm and finish off with a with master class of magic at 2.30pm until 3.30pm.
Saturday and Sunday will have a slight change to the show schedule with Saturday having the Magic show in the morning at 11am until 12.30 followed by Circus Skills from 1pm until 2pm and then Creature connections from 2.30pm until 4.30pm.
Don’t forget to visit our walled garden to take part in the petrifying pumpkin hunt and search the stables and farm park to find the different coloured spiders.Sledmere House
24th October – 28th October
Junior witches & wizards-in-the-making are invited to step aboard our spectacular steam train express which will transport them to Wizarding Class at Shelley Station.
29th & 30th October
Do you dare to ride the halloween ghost train? Wooooooo.
24th October – 30th October
Looking for variety this half-term? Halloween events at Burton Constable include a petrifying plethora of activities. Purchase a Gruesome Grounds ticket to experience the pumpkin trail, creepy crafts and Spooky storytelling and receive a free goodie bag for every child in your party. If a Witches Hat Hunt and Ghost stories take your frightful fancy, then purchase a Haunted Hall Ticket. For those who would like Halloween without the spooks there is also The Wizard of Oz live show, archery and drawing lessons.
22 October – 30 October
Halloween Spooky Gardens are running each day between 10am and 3.30pm.
8 October – 30 October
Fancy a frightful fiesta amongst one of Yorkshire’s biggest theme parks? At Gulliver’s Valley Resort in Rotherham this half-term there are nine days of family focused festivities around the theme park including the Spooky Sleepover and a scary street parade of costumed creatures and critters.
15 October – 2 November 2022
Halloween visitors are encouraged to dress up in their Halloween apparel but with sensible sturdy footwear for an eerie amble through the Crowe’s Wood at Kiplin Hall and Gardens. The walk will lead you through a pumpkin patch and the garden museum into an ancient woodland in which spooky characters lurk.
26th – 30th October
Come and enjoy our family Halloween trail with pumpkins, witches, skeletons and all things Halloween from the 26th to 30th October.
Storytelling is at 1pm on the 26th & 27th October….book your space so you don’t miss out!
Also get involved in the Witch’s Trial….will you find her innocent or guilty?Bolton Castle, Yorkshire Dales
Magic Mike’s Halloween Special: The Not So Spooky Halloween Show at Scarborough Spa Theatre, Scarborough
Friday October 28th – 2pm
Come and join magic mike and Count Chuckula for a magical panto style show – full of messy, ghostly fun for the whole family!
With amazing costumes and routines from the Hey Presto Dancers and Spooooooktacular colour sets, this show is visually, one of our audiences favourites with families returning year after year!
Don’t forget if you like, dress up in your favourite costumes to add to the excitement!Scarborough Spa