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 in Yorkshire that are taking place.
1. Hole In Wand Search For The Missing Witch
Launching a brand new spooky trail, especially for Halloween, the magical crazy golf course is harbouring one of York’s most well-known witches, Isabella Billington, and she has quite a few magical spells up her sleeves for those who manage to find her.
In true Hole in Wand style, the Halloween events in Yorkshire allow guests to be faced with a magical adventure, where they’ll need to seek out the missing witch to complete the course – all for the chance to win a magical prize at the end.
Find out more here.
2. Bolton Abbey Pumpkin Trail
Bolton Abbey event in Yorkshire will be upping the spook factor this year with their annual Pumpkin Trail.
Hiding in the spooky Strid Wood, visitors will be able to uncover tons of clues, mystery boxes and giant pumpkins along the way between October 22nd and 30th.
Guests just need to book their space at the car park to take part, and everything you need to join in will be provided on entry. Find out more.
3. Hallowscream at York Maze
York Maze’s Hallowscream event is back, bringing some seriously spooky sights to their creepy maze.
Expect five separate live-action haunted houses, each filled with live actors lurking at every turn. Maybe pack extra undies for this one…
Once you make it out, guests will get to enjoy a central entertainment zone complete. with a bar, DJ and street food. Find out more.
4. Spooky Barn at Sledmere House
This year at East Yorkshire’s stunning Sledmere House, guests get to enter a ‘Spooky Barn’, where they can enjoy creepy crafts, a ‘Day of the Dead’ disco, grewsome go kart grand Prix, spooky spider web challenge and even enjoy a Reptile Roadshow.
If that wasn’t enough fun for the kids already, there’ll also be a ton of circus acts on hand to entertain guests, alongside a ‘petrifying pumpkin hunt’ in the house’s walled gardens. Find out more.
5. Mystical Beasts and Creatures at Yorkshire Wildlife Park
From 22nd-24th October, guests at Yorkshire Wildlife Park will be wowed by a number of spooky additions to the park, including dragons, scary sea creatures and monsters, alongside a trolls bridge who’ll be hiding in plain sight while guests uncover the park’s fantastic wildlife. Find out more.
6. Halloween at Stockeld Park
Stockeld Park is pulling out all the stops this Halloween – with tons of experiences including two escape houses, zombie laser tag, a Day of the Dead themed forest, pumpkin picking and a Monster Mash show for the kids.
The new experiences are perfect for both adults and kids alike, and are sure to make for an action-packed Halloween this year. Find out more.
7. Hocus Pokus Half Term at Lightwater Valley
Halloween at Lightwater Valley is expected to be jam-packed with fun activities – including a Trick or Treat door where visitors will find ghouls and witches hiding, a spooky magic show, a Monster Mash disco, a Wicked Witch trail and so much more. Get tickets here.
8. Mother Shipton’s Halloween
Mother Shipton’s Cave may well already have a spooky history to it, but it’s set to get even spookier for their Halloween events in Yorkshire. Explore the spooky forest and Halloween Haunted Village, with witches, skeletons, spiders 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.
Guests are encouraged to attend wearing their best fancy dress, too, with plenty of competitions and photo opportunities to enjoy, alongside “ghoulishly good refreshments”. Find out more here.
9. Halloween at Thornton Hall Country Park
Thorton Hall Country Park has quite a few tricks up its sleeve for this Halloween, including pumpkin picking and spooky shows.
Thornton Hall promises plenty of spooky goings-ons across the farm and park, including a live witch show, a ‘trick or treat’ street, and fab prizes for the best fancy dress. Find out more here.
10. Halloween at The Forbidden Corner
‘The Strangest Place in the World’ will be hosting some Halloween fun from the 24th 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. Find out more here.
11. Ghost Walk at Hazlewood Castle
This year at Hazlewood Castle, guests can enjoy a ‘ghastly ghost walk’, which definitely won’t be for the faint of heart.
Hosted by Celebrity Psychic Medium Marcus Starr, the acclaimed medium will tell the story of the ghosts trapped in the castle, and act as a mouthpiece for the dead. Marcus will be relaying psychic messages from the spirits he encounters on the night, and it’s warned that those easily spooked might. best off giving it a miss. Find out more.
12. Boston Park Farm Shriek Week
Shriek Week is back for another year at Boston park Farm, boasting a fun Maize Maze, pumpkin hunt and pumpkin carving for families to enjoy.
If that wasn’t all, guests can also enjoy the farm and play areas, and enjoy Halloween treats in the cafe. Find out more.
13. Humble Bee Farm Halloween Spooktacular
This 29th October, Humble Bee Farm will host a Spooky Spectacular, with plenty of fancy dress opportunities, pumpkin carving, and the site’s very own Halloween duo hosting.
If that wasn’t all, the site will also be open to the public during Half Term, when guests can visit to pick and carve their own pumpkins, before taking a walk around their spooky Halloween Nature Trail. Find out more.
14. Kiplin Hall and Gardens Crowe’s Wood Trail
Expect spooks, witch’s 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 at 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 on 15th October from 10am to 5pm each day. Find out more.
15. Burton Agnes Hall Spooky Halloween Trail
Burton Agnes Hall’s Halloween trail kicks off this October 22nd til the 31st, bringing tons of frightful scenes to discover in the woods, and even an adventure playground for the kids to enjoy.
It’s a fantastic option for a spooky dog walk and you can even grab a bit of pizza in the gardens, too. Find out more.
16. Ghost Bus Tour of York
On Halloween, you can enjoy tours on the restored classic Routemaster that originally ran as a funeral bus. Freaky. Your tour guide will educate you on the spooky goings on of the city as he takes you around the streets of York, showcasing some of the most haunted spots around. Prepare to have chills. Get tickets here.
17. The Original Ghost Walk Of York
Interested in the many ghostly goings ons in York? The Original Ghost Walk of York is famed for its team’s knowledge of all things that go bump in the night, escorting guests around the city to see some of York’s most haunted locations, while learning the spooky folklore and legends of each place.
Tours run every evening, with extra walks planned for Halloween. Find out more here.
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