October Half Term 2024 Autumnal Adventures & Days Out

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Free Half-Term & Halloween Events

Free and low cost events and days out for families in October half term school holidays, autumnal fun, halloween fun and just great memory making days out.

NYMR Light Spectacular

Light Spectacular with NYMR

27th October to 5th November and 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.

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Halloween Events

Looking for some Halloween fun this October half term, try our dedicted Halloween events page. Family fun and scary halloween for teens and adults.

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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.

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Free Events For October Half Term

Free and low cost events over the October half term school holiday, including free halloween days out.

Harrogate Indoor Funfair

28th October to 5th November 2023With jaw-dropping rides and amazing inflatables for all ages, Harrogate Indoor Funfair offers all the fun of the fair in an indoor, climate-controlled and family-friendly environment.

Dark Skies Fringe Festival - North York Moors National Park

27th October to 5th November 2023
This exciting 10 day festival has an events programme jam packed full of exciting after dark adventures for the full family to explore. Tis the beginning of the season to look up and marvel at the thousands of sparkles in the sky.

Harry Panto Outdoor Theatre at Kirkstall Abbey

27th to 29th October 2023
A ghoulishly spooktacular parody pantomime that will leave you wanting Volde-More! Join our young magicians as they fight the dark lord in this spellbinding tale of good versus evil.

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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. Halloween Family Fun in Yorkshire.

Autumnal Trail at Beningbrough Hall

28th to 31st October 2023
AMaking the most of the season, it's all about autumn this week. Match the colours you find as you explore, measure the biggest and smallest leaf you can find and make some origami.

Half Term at the Yorkshire Air Museum

28th October to 5th November 2023
Climb into the hot seat of a selection of our aircraft. More details, including aircraft types and costs, will be released later.

Creepy Crawlies at Nostell Priory

21st to 31st October 2023
Set out on a fun family trail around the gardens of Nostell as we search under rocks and logs on a hunt for creepy crawlies in the gardens. Can you make a spider web and follow the giant snail trails?

Creature Critter Cruises

28th October to 4th November 2023
An Alternative Autumn Adventure: There are no witches or pumpkins – instead come aboard for a Creature Critter Cruise with Ripon Scenic Cruises. “Hone your senses to seek out the wonderful wildlife that’s round and about”