October Half Term 2024 Autumnal Adventures & Days Out

People with artisitic paper lanterns in lister park

Lister Park Lantern Parade

27th October 2023
Organised by Cecil Green Arts and held in Manningham's scenic Lister Park, the annual Community Lantern Parade is truly a magical sight. As you wander through the park, enjoy a magical evening show where beautiful lanterns light up the night sky.

Pirates and Highwaymen at The Royal Armouries

28th October to the 5th November 2023
Shiver me timbers! This October half term promises to be packed with pirates and hordes of highwaymen. Come and hear some great adventure stories and enjoy lots of live combats, plus loads of fun activities to keep the kids out of mischief.

Haunted Halloween Hunt at Kirkstall Abbey

31st October to 5th November 2023
Soak up the atmosphere of the former monastery as you follow the trail to seek out the creepy creatures, spooky statues and peculiar props that have turned up especially for Halloween.

Witches and Wizards at Pontefract Castle

25th October to 5th November 2023
Make some fun themed crafts, learn to make some magical potions and take part in some witchy outdoor activities!

Out of this World log - Sheffield free halloween event

Out of the World 2023

22nd October 2023
Back for a 9th year, Out of this World is a FREE family event celebrating all things otherworldly! Taking place across numerous locations in Sheffield City Centre, the event is for anyone who enjoys sci-fi, comic books, gaming, magic, illusion, Halloween and all things spooky.

Leeds pumpkin trail

Leeds Pumpkin Scare Trail

29th October 2023
A free family trail at Golden Acre Park, some charged activities and donations welcome for the local Leeds charities this event supports. Follow a trail of over 200 pumpkins.

Shadow Seekers Trail at Leeds City Museum

28th October to 5th November 2023
Step into the shadows of the museum and follow our spooky shadows trail this October half term. Celebrate Halloween by creating your own shadows as you explore the museum with our fun family trail.

Ripon Pumpkin Hunt

28th October to 5th November 2023
get into the Hallowe’en spirit this half term – Pumpkins are popping up all over our spooky city. Search the shop and cafe windows and complete the trail leaflet for a chance to win one of 3 cash prizes.

Flying Scotsman at National Railway Museum

21st October to 5th November 2023
The world's most famous locomotive, Flying Scotsman will be back in the museum—this time on the turntable in Great Hall for a 360-degree view!