October 2023 Great Days Out in Yorkshire

October Events in Yorkshire. Scary grown up and family friendly Halloween days out, half term fun and the end of festival season.

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Family Friendly Halloween

Family friendly halloween days out, suitable for all ages.

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Scary Halloween

Not for children and not for the faint-hearted - visit one of Yorkshire's scaregrounds this Halloween.

October

October Half Term

Make memories in autumn during half term with our pick of alternatives to Halloween activities.

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Yorkshire Pudding Festival

Postponed to 2023
At this year's festival, you can expect food stalls with cuisines from all over the world, multiple bars, craft & charity stalls, cooking demos, live music throughout the entire weekend on the Gravy Stage, and a kids activity area. At Leeds Docks.

Vintage Tractors at Murton Park

Vintage Rally at Murton Park

1st and 2nd October 2022
A selection of vintage steam engines, stationary engines, classic cars, vintage tractors spread throughout the park.

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Whitby Supercar Saturday

1st October 2022
Experience some of the most impressive collections of supercars you’ll see in one place as they roll into the Whitby Harbour for the inaugural 80 vehicle Supercar Saturday event. We are giving attendees the opportunity to get up close and personal with a range of Prestige, Classic, Retro, Sports and SuperCars in a 40 static vehicle display in the Coop Car Park. We also have our famous 40 Supercar parade in association with SC:UK.

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Yorkshire Dales Cheese Festival

7th to 10th October 2022
The Yorkshire Dales Cheese Festival is all about sharing and celebrating what is so special about the food and drink inspired and produced from the stunning unique landscapes of the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

Sir Nigel Gresley steam train

Sir Nigel Gresley Special Service

3rd, 4th, 5th, 10th, 11th and 12th October 2022
The iconic London & North Eastern Railway (LNER) steam locomotive No. 4498 Sir Nigel Gresley returns to the NYMR. In celebration of the locomotive's return after a major overhaul, you can enjoy a pre-booked return journey behind the only currently operational LNER Class A4, No. 4498 Sir Nigel Gresley. Departing from Grosmont station to Pickering, you will travel along 18 miles of the NYMR heritage line whilst on board the beautifully restored LNER Coach Association Teak Carriages.

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Trojan Horse

7th to 9th October 2022
Visit the mighty beast as it takes shape on the Yorkshire Coast; a giant biodegradable sculpture like the world has never witnessed before. Made by communities on the coast and brought together to tower above the heads of visitors at Bridlington Spa. See the Trojan Horse take shape from 7 - 9 October, alongside activities for all the family and artwork on sale by artists from the Yorkshire Coast

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Keighley Arts and Film Festival

7th to 9th October 2022
A wide range of arts, film events and activities for people of all ages to enjoy at the town’s yearly Arts and Film Festival. Most events are free or low cost, so you can always try out something new as well as returning to old favourites.

York Ghosts in the garden

York Ghosts in the Garden

23rd September to 7th November 2022
Ghosts In The Gardens are coming back… the jilted bride that haunts the Hospitium, a crusading knight, even a few ghastly animals. This year there will be more ghosts, in more gardens. This year’s display promises to be bigger and better as we are adding ghosts to more gardens – at Treasurer’s House, The Merchant Adventurers Hall, Middleton’s Hotel, The Artists Garden and St Anthony’s Garden.

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World Reimagined Trail

13th August to 31st October 2022
In Leeds, join us on a journey of discovery to take in 10 huge globes which explore the diversity of the city and reimagine our past, present and future. There is a walking trail around the city centre, with one globe in Chapeltown.

Old Moor Lanternn Trail

Wild Lights Lantern Trail

14th and 15th October 2022
Handmade Parade will be back this October, bringing wildlife sculptures and puppets and leading family and community workshops to create lanterns for a magical evening at Old Moor nature reserve. And this time, it's over two nights- Friday 14th and Saturday 15th October.

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Ilkley Literature Festival

7th to 23rd October 2022
The Festival is held over 17 days at the start of October in this miniature Victorian spa town at the foot of Ilkley Moor – surrounded by beautiful countryside. The festival celebrates all elements of words - written, spoken and performed.

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Yorkshire Chocolate Festival

15th October 2022
Indulge in the taste of luxury as South Yorkshire youth homeless charity Roundabout returns with a new and expanded Yorkshire Chocolate Festival for autumn 2022! From brownies and doughnuts to hot chocolate mugs and wax melts, there will be something for everyone! At Magna

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Fountains Abbey by Floodlight

Saturdays in October 2022
Wander through glowing ruins, under shadowed archways and hear haunting choral music ringing through the cellarium this autumn. Join us every Saturday in October and Friday 21 & 28 to have an after-dark experience you won’t forget.

Great North Art Show

Great North Art Show

10th September to 9th October 2022
Great North Art Show is held every September in the magnificent surroundings of Ripon Cathedral. It has an established reputation as one of the premier leading art exhibitions in the North of England presenting work by some of its finest professional and emerging artists. Every year we welcome thousands of visitors from all over Great Britain and overseas.

Widescreen Weekend at Science and Media Museum

Widescreen Weekend

13th to 16th October 2022
Widescreen Weekend is a unique festival of large-screen formats and cinema technologies celebrating the past, present and future of film.

Lights Night Leeds

Light Night Leeds

13th and 14th October 2022
Light Night invites people to see the city in a new light and discover free arts events across the city centre. From large-scale light projections and interactive installations, to music, dance and street performances, there is always something for everyone!

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KWVR Beer and Music Festival

13th to 16th October 2022
Tickle the taste buds with a wide selection of beers (mostly real ales) from all over the country to choose from. Cider and wine drinkers are also catered for plus add in a selection of artisan gin and a ‘Cocktail & Gin Shack’. And music in the Exhibition Hall at Oxenhope and in the marquee at Ingrow.

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No Bounds Festival

14th to 16th October 2022
Along with a stellar cast of artists who are breaking down the barriers and building new bridges through electronic music, No Bounds also announces the Hope Works residents for 2022, exciting new commissions, partnerships with Sheffield Cathedral for its opening and closing concerts.

Museum of the moon

Luke Jerrams Museum of the Moon

11th to 31st October 2022
The Museum of the Moon will be suspended in the Priory Church. See the moon like you never have before. Measuring seven metres in diameter, the moon features 120dpi detailed NASA imagery of the lunar surface. At an approximate scale of 1:500,000, each centimetre of the internally lit spherical sculpture represents 5km of the moon’s surface.

Van Gogh Alive

Van Gogh Alive

13th October 2022 to 8th January 2023
Van Gogh Alive is coming to Bradford this autumn for its Yorkshire premiere 🌻 Experience the artist like never before in this multi-sensory experience at Regency Hall Yorkshire

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Harrogate Literature Festival

20th to 23rd October 2022
The Raworths Harrogate Literature Festival, picked by Harper’s Bazaar as one of the ‘UK’s Best Literary Festivals’ is the hot ticket on the literature festival circuit thanks to its stellar line up of literary names in a beautifully intimate setting. Featuring: Susie Dent | Ronnie Archer-Morgan | Nick Butter | Penny Campling | Dr Chloe Duckworth | Stella Duffy | Otto English | Prof. A. C. Grayling | Lady Brenda Hale | Konstantin Kisin | David Lascelles | Stephen May | Bob Stanley | Carole Walker

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Off The Shelf Festival

14th to 30th October 2022
Off the Shelf has grown into one of the largest literary festivals in the UK, attracting some of the best-known names in literature and media to Sheffield each year.

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Yorkshire Marathon

17th October 2021
Every element of The Yorkshire Marathon is charged with Yorkshire Spirit. Since the inaugural event in 2013, the event has got bigger and bigger. Every year, thousands of runners of all abilities take to its truly breathtaking course. You’ll never be far from the locals who will be out in force to cheer you along.

Northern soul weekend

Northern Soul Weekender

21st to 23rd October 2022
The North Yorkshire Northern Soul Collective presents Scarborough Northern Soul Weekender 2022. Now in its 12th Great Year-Totally Northern Soul! Quality DJ Line up! 100% Vinyl 100% Original at Scarborough Spa.

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Musicport 2022

22nd and 23rd October 2022
Musicport is an indoor festival dedicated to world music. Hosted across five stages at the Whitby Pavilion.

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Whitby Goth Weekend

27th to 29th October 2023
The Whitby Goth Weekend® is an alternative festival incorporating the Bizarre Bazaar Alternative Market which features over 100 indoor stalls. It was founded in 1994 by Jo Hampshire and has grown to become one of the world’s premier Goth events.

Yorktoberfest

Yorktoberfest

20th to 23rd, 27th to 29th October 2022
York's very own Oktoberfest makes a welcome return this autumn with beer, bratwurst and all things Bavarian. Step inside the giant fully-styled marquee, fill your stein with authentic German beer, grab a tasty bite from our German-inspired food stall and head to your table for some hearty fun with friends.

NYMR Light Spectacular

REPLACE

22nd to 30th October 2022
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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Morley Arts Festival

21st to 28th October 2022
A wide range of participatory art activities and cultural events, including visual art, music, dance, film, literature and cultural heritage.

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Yorktoberfest

27th October to 4th November 2023
Celebrate Day of the Dead with Leeds’s very own Ellie Harrison and Zion Art Studio, from Mexico. Join us on a 9 day celebration of those we’ve loved and lost and send Ellie’s thirteen yearlong body of work, The Grief Series, out in style.

NYMR Light Spectacular

Light Spectacular with NYMR

22nd to 30th October 2022
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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Morley Arts Festival

21st to 28th October 2022
A wide range of participatory art activities and cultural events, including visual art, music, dance, film, literature and cultural heritage.

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Sheffield Short Film Festival

28th to 30th October 2022
Sheffield Short Film Festival is run by Sheffield filmmakers and is following in the Steel City’s long history and tradition of celebrating cinema. By bringing international short films to the amazing and diverse audiences of Sheffield.

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Vintage Vehicle Rally at National Coal Mining Museum

31st October 2021
They're big, they're mighty, and they're coming to the National Coal Mining Museum! Join us for a blast from the past as we welcome over 30 vintage busses and lorries on site for visitors to come and see!

Steampunk Hull

Ministry of Steampunk Hulloween Festival

28th to 30th October 2022
Ministry of Steam presents Hulloween Steampunk Festival in October 2022. Talks and exhibits, Steampunk artwork, Ghost Walks, Magic Séance, Zombie Shamble daytime walk, Steampunk Market, Finale parade and much more.