16 Spooktastic Halloween Events In Yorkshire To Visit This Year

The weather has taken a turn, but that’s not stopping us. We’ve started getting excited about all things spooky. From carving up a pumpkin, eating your body weight in Halloween-shaped chocolates and turning off all the lights while hiding from the Trick or Treaters. It’s an annual tradition, and one we very much look forward to every year. But if you fancy something a little more sociable than eating all the treats before the kids knock on the door, we’ve rounded up all the Halloween events that are going ahead this year in Yorkshire.

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1. Daisy Duke’s Drive-In Cinema: York and Leeds

Daisy Duke’s Drive-In Cinema is getting a bit of a Halloween makeover this month, with pop-up events taking place at, Sheffield’s Fly DSA Arena and Leeds Temple Newsam. Screening both family-friendly and not-so-family-friendly movies for fans of a good spook this Halloween, all guests need to do is roll-up and enjoy a movie of their choice from the comfort of their own cars. Think Nightmare Before Christmas, IT, Scream and, of course, Hocus Pocus. Pick up tickets here.

2. Bolton Abbey Pumpkin Trail

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Bolton Abbey will be upping the spook factor this year with their 2021 Pumpkin Trail. They’re yet to announce what we ca expect but it will be taking place Saturday 23 October – Sunday 31 October.

3. York Maze Halloween

While York Maze’s Halowscream event was cancelled in 2020, this year’s event is back, bigger than ever. Corny will look forward to seeing you all back this 2021, but be warned, it will be sppoktacular. This is one of our favourite Halloween events in Yorkshire,

4. Musical Firework Spectacular at Sledmere House

Taking place on the 30th October you can enjoy a firework display with a musical interlude. Join Sledmere house to discover its sookier side this October. Find out more information here.

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Photo courtesy Yorkshire Wildlife Park Creepy Carnival, Halloween event 2018.

5. Yorkshire Wildlife Park ‘Creep Carnival’

The Yorkshire Wildlife Park is hosting its Creepy Carnival once more. That’s right! As well as enjoying all the animals and creatures you can enjoy weird and wonderful Halloween activities that are set to be spooktacular.

The Halloween fair will take place from Saturday 23rd October to Monday 25th October 2021. There will be a celebration of ‘Dia de Muertos’ – or Day of the Dead! Find out more here.

8. The Halloween Adventure at Stockeld Park

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Skeletons are taing over Stockeld Park this Halloween. The Enchanted Forest will have a whole ohst of surprises. Look out for witches casting spells and more fun and magic. The event is perfect for even littles ones to soak up the Halloween atmosphere. Find out more here.

6. Spooky Half Term at Lightwater Valley

Halloween is taking over Light Water Valley this half term! You can enjoy such fun as Monster Meet & Greets, where you can snap a pic with a creepy monster to spooky magic shows. There will be Black Magic Voodoo Walks that will have your teeth chattering and a Voodoo Doll Trail where there will be witchery a voo doo dols around the park. Find all thirteen for a chance to win for theme park tickets for 2022. All this and much more, read more here

7. Mother Shipton’s Halloween

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Mother Shipton’s Cave may well already have a spooky history to it, but it’s set to get even spookier for Halloween. Explore the spooky forest and Halloween Haunted Village, with witches, skeletons and ghosts hiding around every corner. The Cave and the Petrifying Well will be open as usual, too, so you’ll get to check them out while you’re there.

Watch out for witches, ghosts and creepy skeletons and a fancy dress competitions with prizes for the most inventive, spookiest costumes. Post on social media with the #mothershiptons to win. You can always count on Mother Shipton’s Halloween events in Yorkshire to be the spookiest.

8. Halloween at Thornton Hall Country Park

Thorton Hall Country Park has quite a few tricks up its sleeve for this Halloween, including pumpkin picking, spooky shows, animal meet-and-greets, spooky field trails, toddler pumpkin patch sessions and a horror drive-through experience – which is complete with special FX, creepy dolls, clowns, zombies and even chainsaw maniacs who’ll be on hand to frighten the living daylights out of anyone who enters the track. Find out more here.

9. Halloween at The Forbidden Corner

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‘The Strangest Place in the World’ will be hosting some Halloween fun from the 17th October, with spooky creatures and happenings to find throughout the park. Get prizes for discovering the missing bones, take part in fancy dress competitions and enjoy the labyrinth, folly, unique buildings and statues. Click here for more inforamtion.

10. Totally Spooky At Hazelwood Castle

Take part in this spooky Halloween trail through the woods. There will be pizzles to solves alon gth 1km track and an illuminated adventure on a night. The vent will take palce throghout October.

11. Boston Park Farm Shriek Week

A great alternative to trick or treating. You and the kids can hunt for pumpkins around the maize maze. Their Halloween hunt also includes The animal trail, cafe and outdoor play areas will also be open as usual. Friday 29th, Saturday 30th and Sunday 31st October we are open during the day but until 7pm where the fun will begin.. Get your tickets here.

12. Humble Bee Farm Halloween Trail 

This October half term you can visit Humble Bee Farm and take an exciting walk around their Halloween Nature Trail. Running for eight days, the event takes place from the 23rd of October and will have pumpkin carving and food at the new cafe bar The Hive. Find out moreinformation here.

13. Kiplin Hall and Gardens Crowe’s Wood Trail 

Expect spooks, witches hats, and more on your spooky amble through Crowe’s Wood at Kiplin. With 400 years of experience Kiplin Hall & Gardens know how to create a world of frighteningly good fun and fantasy this Halloween. Starting off in the Walled Garden brave visitors set forth through the pumpkin patch, into the Garden Museum, and beyond into the ancient woodland. The event starts 16th October from 10am to 17pm each day. To find out more chcek out the site here.

14. Burton Agnes Hall Spooky Woodland Trail

Join the hunt around the eerie woodland and decipher all the fun facts to figure out the spooky clues. If you manage to complete your trail sheet you can expect a reward. This half term, there will be frightful and fun scenes for you and your kids to explore. As well as the Halloween trail there is a great adventure playground with swings, towers, slides and zip wires to enjoy.

15. Ghost Bus Tour of York

On Halloween you can enjoy tours on the restored classic Routmaster that ran as a funeral bus originally. Your tour guide will educate you on the spooky goings on as he takes you around the streets of York.

16. The Original Ghost Walk Of York

The Original Ghost Walk of York is famous for being genuine, authentic, and magical, exploring the haunted spots of York. We take pride in our excellent reputation, allowing you to face your fears and encounter genuinely mysterious experiences, all from one of the most famous pubs in Britain. Find out why! 

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Author: The Yorkshireman

Founder and owner of The Yorkshireman - a regional publication that celebrates all things Yorkshire. Find me dawdling in the Dales or walking the dog on the Yorkshire coast.