Halloween In Yorkshire Spooktacular events for all ages

Over 50 Halloween events across Yorkshire, plenty of wonderful family fun, pumpkin festivals and picking and special events for teens and grwon ups - definitely not for the smaller family members.

Ghost of York City Days Interactive Tour

Ghosts of York

Any Day, Any Time
Release your escape room into the great outdoors where haunting smells, an eerie coldness and peculiar happenings beckon experts in the otherworldly. Play as paranormal investigators, solving puzzles and interacting with legendary York ghosts.

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Halloween For Families

Pumpkin Carving, Ghost Trains, Haunted Houses and Spooky Crafts are among some of the Yorkshire great family fun events this Halloween half term.

Halloween events for teens and adults

Halloween For Tweens and Teens

Blase, too-cool-for-school teens and tweens in your family, you'll get a reaction and have great fun with them at Yorkshire's scary Halloween events. Please not minimum ages listed.

Halloween events for teens and adults

Halloween For Grown Ups

Just for over 18's! Prepare to be scared or have fun at a Halloween club night.

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Pumpkin Patches and Festivals

Pick Your Own Pumpkin Patches in Yorkshire, what could be more fun than finding your special pumpkin out in the field and bringing it back ready to carve.

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Whitby Abbey Illuminated

21st to 31st October 2023
Cast light on a dark history this Halloween! See Bram Stoker's inspiration in a new light as Whitby Abbey is bathed in dramatic illuminations once again. Have your camera at the ready as you explore the gothic splendour of the ruins lit up with all the colours of the rainbow.

NYMR Light Spectacular

Light Spectacular with NYMR

27th October to 5th November, 10th to 12th November 2023
Marvel at our heritage carriages, decorated with thousands of lights, before departing from Pickering Station for an awe-inspiring journey. Let our voiceover man and DJ-Mix of music get you in the mood for a party the whole family will enjoy.

Monk Park Halloween

Halloween at Monk Park Farm

6th to 9th, 13th to 16th, 17th October to 5th November 2023
Whether you’re wanting to show off your creative carving skills, a competitive comrade on the pumpkin catapult or just want that insta-worthy autumnal shot, Monk Park Farm is the perfect place for all things pumpkins!

Skeleton in a inflatable unicorn ring floating on a pond

Burton Agnes Halloween Trail

28th October to 5th November 2023
Alongside the Halloween Trail, romp in the spine-tingling woodland adventure playground with its nine fabulous swings, tower with corkscrew slide and double zip wire and enjoy refreshments in the Stableyard.

William's Spooky Adventures

28th to 31st October 2023
Head to Trick or Treat Street and see who is hidden behind the doors, dance to the Monster Mash at the disco and much more.

Spookily lit forbidden forest at Stockeld Park Halloween Adventure

The Halloween Adventure At Stockeld Park

21st & 22nd, 27th October to 5th November 2023
Join us for spooky adventures when Stockeld Park comes alive for the Autumn Half Term! You’ll find some brand new Halloween surprises in the Enchanted Forest!. The witches will be here to guide you as you follow the new skeleton trail! Every paying child will also get to pick a free pumpkin from our pumpkin patch!

Halloween Ghost Train at Whistlestop Valley

28th and 29th October 2023
Are you brave enough to take a ride on the Whistlestop Valley Ghost Train? On the evening of your visit, you will be booked onto a specific train departure time which will transport you from Clayton West Station to... Who Knows Where?!

Spooks at Thornton Hall Country Park

21st to 29th October 2023
A spook-tacular family day out or evening at Thornton Hall Farm this Halloween, perfect entertainment for the whole family.

Creepy Carnival Mother Shipton's Halloween

28th October to 5th November 2023
Deep within our spooky forest a world of eerie enchantment awaits… Step right up and prepare to be thrilled and amazed by hauntingly captivating displays and spine-tingling surprises.

Skeleton on the Lotherton Park Spooky skeleton Halloween trail

Spooky Skeleton Trail at Lotherton Hall

27th October to 5th November 2023
Visit Lotherton this October half term and follow the spooky skeletons trail around the estate and into the haunted house!

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Spooky Barn at Oakwell Hall

27th October to 5th November 2023
Have a go at some creepy craft activities in the Barn. Storytelling taking place on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday. Spooky storybook area on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. Collect a trail map to help you follow the clues around the grounds and find our spooky friends.

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Wizard Walk of York

Available year round, very suitable for a Halloween themed outing. Help find magical creatures on a walking tour wizard fans go Potty for. Unlike a ghost walk, there are no spooky ghosts and no scary stories…just fun and laughter for all the family!

Fairy Story Evenings at Northwood Trail

22nd to 30th October 2022
Featuring magical evening lantern walks and storytelling from Professor Howland’s extensive collection of true fairy histories and mythologies. Guided lantern walks at dusk and first dark, aimed at little ones or those of all ages.

York Bird of Prey Centre Halloween Special

28th and 29th October 2022
Join in a spooky family fun day; Lots of games, Pumpkin carving, Scavenger hunt, Spooky forest walk, Bird flying, Bird Handling, Fancy Dress and Craft Activities

 Whitby Abbey half term halloween

Halloween Half Term at Whitby Abbey

21st October to 5th November 2023
Gather round for tales from our spooky storytellers and solve creepy clues in our Halloween Quest.

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Spooky Woodland Walk at Brodsworth House

26th to 28th October 2023
Join our ghost-hunting storytellers on a family-friendly walk through the shadows of Brodsworth Hall's woodland. With well-told tales full of strange and spooky goings-on, this Halloween walk is sure to get you into the spirit of the season.

Forbidden Corner Halloween

28th October to 5th November 2023
Ghosts, ghouls, skeletons and all manner of monsters will be taking over The Forbidden Corner. Find the missing skeleton bones to receive a spooky prize, complete our Halloween quiz

Spooky and Curious Coffin Trail at RSPB Old Moor

6th October to 5th November 2023
Follow the trail around Old Moor to find the coffins, hidden inside you will find the clues to find which our top five most scary bloodsuckers and mindbenders in the underworld of wildlife are.

Cavern of the Lost Souls at Stump Cross Caverns

27th to 28th October 2023
This October, we are seeking another rescue team brave enough to go into the Caverns and release the dead miner's souls.

Outdoor Halloween Cinema at Castle Howard

27th to 31st October 2023
Head to Castle Howard for an outdoor cinema experience this Halloween. From Coco to Scream there is a movie to suit al ages.

Halloween Trail at Thorp Perrow

7th October to 5th November 2023
Put on your cloak, grab your broomstick and head out into the Arboretum in search of spooky creatures. You’ll stumble across tombs and skeletons and many more Halloween frights.

Halloween Ghost Train at Whistlestop Valley

28th and 29th October 2023
Are you brave enough to take a ride on the Whistlestop Valley Ghost Train?! On the evening of your visit, you will be booked onto a specific train departure time which will transport you from Clayton West Station to... Who Knows Where?!

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Halloween Half Term at Scarborough Castle

Grab your broomsticks and get ready for a bewitchingly brilliant day out. Gather round for tales from our spooky storytellers and solve creepy clues in our Halloween Quest.

Fright Fiesta at Gullivers Rother Valley

Half Term 2023
Festival-style Halloween that’s bursting with colour, costumes and music. Fright Fiesta is nine days of fabulous family activities, frights and theme park fun.

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.

Pumpkin Trail at Bolton Abbey

19th October to 3rd November 2024
Navigate your way through Strid Wood using our map and the giant pumpkins! Keep your eyes peeled for clues hidden in the mystery boxes along the way. These will help to unveil clues to solve the puzzle!

Spooky Barn Halloween at Sledmere House

28th October to 5th November 2023
Come and enjoy a fun and family-friendly Halloween walk-through experience, with performers, magical animal encounters and activities! Don’t forget to follow the trail down to the Walled Garden to take part in our petrifying pumpkin hunt!

Ascarium at Sealife Scarbborough

14th October to 5th November 2023
The Sea Witch is back for 2023! Will you be brave enough to step up and help them by solving the 'spook-splash-tic' challenges and fill in your activity sheet as you go?

William's Den Halloween Nights

27, 28th and 31st October 2023
Live Scooby-Doo-style murder mystery along Trick-or-Treat Street. Magic shows, live performers, Halloweenesque games, DJ, *pumpkin picking by torchlight & More!

Halloween at Hesketh Farm Park

23rd to 31st October 2022
Head to Halloween Grotto full of spooks and groans for pumpkin carving and Halloween fun.

Halloween at Filey Bird Garden

28th October to 5th November 2023
Spooky Halloween themes, free treasure hunt, free animal food to people in full fancy dress.

Crowe's Wood Trail at Kiplin Hall

20th October to 5th November 2023
Starting off in the Walled Garden brave visitors set forth through the pumpkin patch, into the Garden Museum, and beyond into the ancient woodland where the brave-hearted will encounter spooky characters.

The Curse of Halloween At Yorkshire Wildlife Park

21st to 25th October 2023
Step into a realm where shadows dance, leaves whisper eerie secrets, and the air crackles with an enchanting chill. Prepare yourself, brave souls, for an unforgettable Halloween experience like no other!

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.

Bloody Tour of York

Available throughout the year. Join Mad Alice as you wander the streets and snickleways to historic landmarks. Uncover the tales of the Romans, the Viking invasion and the Plague amongst tales of torture and execution.
Suitable For Families

Halloween Spooktacular at Pugney's Light Railway

29th to 31st October 2023
Join Pugneys Light Railway for their Halloween Spooktacular, a round trip through the spooky woods at Pugneys Country Park. Step on board the miniature trains and look out for spooky goings on all along the route, be careful… you might find things that go bump in the night!

Halloween at Murton Park

28th October to 5th November 2023
Head to Murton Park for spooktacular activities this half term including pumpkin carving, bird displays and a halloween / Guy Fawkes Trail.

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!

A Great Halloween Adventure at Hull Truck Theatre

28th to 31st October 2023
Do you want to come on a silly and spooky adventure? Come to Hull Truck Theatre for a Halloween themed adventure that features an arts & crafts session followed by an interactive play that uses whatever you have made.

Spooktacular Scarecrow Trail at Anglers Country Park

28th October 2023
Make some fun themed crafts, learn to make some magical potions and take part in some witchy outdoor activities!

Hull Horror Fest

25th October to 5th November 2023
TV/Film guests, artists, authors, and photo ops and loads of horror-themed stalls at Hull Horror Fest. At Costello Stadium Hull.

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.

Halloween at Flamingoland

21st October to 5th November 2023
Enjoy twilight rides, the Trick or Treat Trail, Spooktacular pyromusical fireworks and drone swarm displays, street entertainers, pumpkin mini maze and carving and Carnival of Horrors Production.

Three children each with a pumpkin

Pumpkin Patches and Festivals

Pick Your Own Pumpkin Patches in Yorkshire, what could be more fun than finding your special pumpkin out in the field and bringing it back ready to carve.

Spooky Half Term at NESM

25th to 29th October 2023
a spooky half term of crafts and treasure hunts or stay behind in the early evening of Friday for our family ghost hunt.

The Haunted Host at York Mansion House

25th October to 5th November 2023
Join us for the spooky season and work your way through our puzzling booklet, guiding you around York Mansion House. This will test the minds of all ages and is included with the price of admission.

Wicked Week at Magna Science

23rd October to 5th November 2023
Come and find out what extra spooky activities we have running Monday to Friday during October Half Term! Visit our hands-on pavilions Air, Earth, Fire and Water, watch the Big Melt Show, and have fun outdoors on SCI-TEK. Enjoy watching a forge demonstration or discover the history of Magna on a steel tour.

Halloween Trail at The Piece Hall

28th to 31st October 2023
Wear your scariest fancy dress or most wonderful wizarding attire and follow the tricky trail around the shops using our magical map to earn some sweet treats.

Hootons Haunted Extravaganza

21st to 29th October 2023
Venture into the heart of eerie enchantment with Hootons Haunted Extravaganza! Traverse a spine-chilling woodland walk where every turn holds a new surprise.

Spooky Spectacular Trivia Trail

13th to 31st October 2023
Follow the trail around Ilkley town centre for a chance to win a £25 Ilkley Gift Card. Featuring a series of eerie locations, search for the spooky posters in shop windows

East Riddlesden Halloween Trail

21st to 29th October 2023
Can you spot who is hiding in the Hall? Creaking floorboards and dark corridors make the Hall the perfect place for a spooky hunt! There are real pumpkins are hiding outside in the gardens, can you brave the cold weather to find them all and find the hidden word?

Spooky Streets at Abbey House Museum

22nd to 30th October 2023
Visit Abbey House Museum this half term and experience our Victorian streets spookily decorated for Halloween. We have scary spiders, wicked witches, wily wolves, bewitching bats and skeletons pulling pints.

Hell's Edge Spooky Halloween Trail

28th OCtober to 4th November 2023
A spooky trail for Half Term at Halloween around Hade Edge, Holmfirth. Collection points for the trail sheets will be available at the Boshaw Trout Pub, Brindon Addy Butchers and The Hair Barn.

Hellsecar Bat Trail

28th OCtober to 5th November 2023
Find all the furry, fanged friends at Elsecar HEritage Centre and collect a sticker.

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Sewerby Hall Scareowe'en

26th to 31st October 2023
Inspired by local history, Scareoween will present a fictitious story set in the Victorian heyday of Spiritualism and the supernatural. Experience an immersive story with the live scareactors, lighting and sound which will transform the hall and transport you into a ghostly adventure.
Age 10+

Yorkshire Scaregrounds

17th October to 3rd November 2024
Return of the Yorkshire Scareground, live action halloween entertainment. Age 12 and over.

Frightmare Trail at Leeds Scare Trails

28th October 2023
The Frightmare Trail at the Leeds Scare Trails - One night only, using live and un-dead actors, this interactive Halloween House of Horrors comes to life.
Age 13+

Ghost Hunt at National Emergency Services Museum

28th October 2023
Ever wondered if the museum is haunted? Are you aged 10 to 17 years old and want to take part in a paranormal investigation? Seeking Spirit Ghost Hunt has been investigating the museum for many years now and has all the equipment you will need for the investigation.
Age 10+

Hallowtween at York Maze

28th to 31st October 2023
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...
Age 10+

Yorkshire Scaregrounds

6th to 31st October 2023
The YSGSP is designed to thrill, scare and entertain you with live actors, authentic sets, atmospheric lighting and sound and static and moving props.
Age 12+

Skelescare: Return of the Lost Souls

27th October to 5th November 2023
Dare you navigate the underworld of Lotherton, through the graveyard of the forgotten, into the cursed clearing before braving the dark forest, in search of the ghosts and ghouls?
Age 8+

Monk Park Farm Fright Night

27th and 28th October 2023
Calling all brave souls aged 12 and above! Get ready for a spine-tingling, hair-raising adventure like no other – it’s time for Farm Fright Night, the most bone-chilling event of the year!

Hallowscream at York Maze

Hallowscream at York Maze

Selected Dates between 13t to 31st October 2023
Hallowscream at York Maze is a terrifyingly entertaining night of fear and fun with 5 separate live-action haunted house attractions.
Age 16+

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Ghost Tales at Scarborough Castle

28th to 31st October 2023
Do you dare explore Scarborough Castle in the dark this Halloween? Join our storytellers as they guide you on a journey through the past, with tales of ghosts, supernatural sightings and horrors from history.
Age 16+

Scream - Outdoor Halloween Cinema at Castle Howard

31st October 2023
A thrilling Halloween Outdoor Cinema experience with a screening of the Halloween classic Scream! Get ready for a Halloween movie experience like no other.
Age 18+

Celluloid Screams horror film fest logo

Celluloid Screams

19th to 22nd October 2022
Celluloid Screams is the Sheffield Horror Film Festival offering four days of the best in classic and contemporary horror cinema... the festival takes place at the Showroom Cinema.

Dungeon Lates at York Dungeon

Every Saturday
Running Saturdays from 6.30pm and lasting for 60 minutes, you and your despicable group will be led through our Dungeon Shows, but this time with even more twists and turns and saucier jokes than usual, you won’t know whether to laugh or scream!
Age 18+