Fairies celebrate Halloween too and in this 100-acre wood on the outskirts of York, the most unique woodland evening lantern trail has been created perfectly for families this half term. You and your children could be exploring the mystical place at dusk when twinkling fairy light is at its most beautiful.
The guided lantern walks at Northwood Trail near York, takes place at dusk and first dark, are aimed at little ones or those of all ages who would rather not be scared witless, but instead experience a more seasonal and mythical experience. There will be storytelling from Professor Howland’s extensive collection of true fairy histories and mythologies.
Bring your own torch and encourage your children to dress up for the experience where you’ll follow the carved pumpkin trail letting your imagination run wild whilst being led around by a pied piper playing enchanting music.
The lush woodland is a great way to be inspired, especially by the willow walled maze, fairy doors in trees, fairy tree houses and rope bridges. Afterwards, enjoy the Autumn grotto and the fairy museum and relax in the Northwood kitchen bar.
As well as the trail you can enjoy spells, spicy pumpkin soup to take home to heat up, and, tasty toasted pumpkin seeds and witches cocktails or a chocolatey hot chocolate. The Northwood kitchen will be serving a free of alcoholic or non-alcoholic punch.
The experience takes approximately 1 hour and has very limited sessions that have a max of 30 people per session. You can book in for 4pm, 5:30pm and 7pm during the half-term period. Tickets are £14.50 with children under three getting in free. You can book your tickets here.
There are plenty of other activities going on this Halloween that you can check out also. From scary activities, pick your own pumpkins to nice trails through beautiful woodland.