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10 Halloween Events in Yorkshire 2018

10 Halloween Events in Yorkshire 2018

Halloween events Yorkshire – the summer holidays are behind us, Christmas is still a little way off, so what’s the next big family event on the horizon? Halloween of course!

I love Halloween, with its opportunity for the kids to dress up in spooky costumes, collect heaps of sweets and carve pumpkins. (Pumpkins! It was turnips when I was little. I can still recall the burning turnip smell as the candle flame licked the turnip lid!).

So the question is, where are the best Halloween events in Yorkshire 2018?

Stockeld Park 

26th – 31 October 2018

As well as an illuminated maze, enchanted forest and Nordic skiing, you’ll find a real ice rink open at Stockeld Park over half term. They also promise creepy creatures and a magic show as part of their spooky adventure. For the more brave (foolhardy?) amongst us (definitely not me!) they have three ‘fright nights’ on the 29th/30th and 31st.


Piglets Adventure Park

Taking place from 10am – 5:30pm every weekend in October and every day from 27th October to 4th November 2018 at Piglets Adventure Farm.

Piglets are running their Pumpkin Festival again this year. Was always a big favourite with my two when they were a little younger. They have all the usual activities such as a bouncy pillow and adventure playground, but also pumpkin carving and spooky storytelling (I love the storytelling). Don’t miss the Creepy Cottage or the corn cannon either! All the children get a free pumpkin.

York Maze

27th October to 4th November 2018

There’s lots going on at York Maze over half term. For their ‘Halloween by Day’ they have plenty of spooky activities as well as more pumpkin carving. There is a competition for the best carved pumpkin. The giant maze has been cut down, but they keep a smaller maze for a Haunted Maze Treasure Hunt. They also run the very popular Hallowscream event. More for the bigger kids, that one!

See my review of York Maze at Halloween.


York Dungeon

Lots of different dates – see last year’s York Dungeon Halloween post for details!

York Dungeon are organising lots of Halloween events, from Trick or Treat Walking Tours, Ghost Cruise on the Ouse, York Dungeons City Bus Tours and Late night openings at York Dungeon.  


Burton Agnes Hall 

27th October to 4th November 2018

Spooky Woodland Trail awaits brave visitors at Burton Agnes Hall!  If you’re feeling brave this half term, why not venture over to Burton Agnes Hall and take part in the fantastically spooky woodland trail!  Intrepid visitors are invited on an eerie hunt round the Hall’s atmospheric woodland, where clues are hidden amidst spooky Halloween scenes of witches, spiders and ghostly figures.  Once the entire puzzle has been solved, a treat awaits in the Gift Shop. Try not to let the haunting sounds and mysterious shadows of the historic woodland walk scare you whilst searching!  Admission prices: Adults £7.00, Seniors £6.50, Children (4-15 years) £4.00, Under 4s free  11am-4pm


Lightwater Valley

27th October 2018 – 31st October 2018

Lightwater Valley turns into Frightwater Valley at the end of half term with their ‘Halloween Spooktacular’. They say that ‘All manner of creepy ghouls and beasties lurk within the Valley’, so beware! They are also having Fireworks on the 3rd of November.

See our review of Frightwater Valley!

Forbidden Corner

Dates to be announced for 2018

The Forbidden Corner, it would make for a great quirky and occasionally spooky day out over half term. It’s the further away in our list, but a fabulous and magical day out.  

Flamingo Land 

20th of October to 4th November 2018

Halloween Half Term Event.  

See my review of Flamingo Land at Halloween.

Halloween Events Yorkshire

Mother Shipton’s 

27th October to 4th November 2018

Beware the curse of the Black Pearl! As Halloween approaches the curse is strong, with ghosts and ghouls at Mother Shipton’s. Will you survive the fearsome Kraken? Come in your best Halloween costume and compete in our daily costume competition, it all adds to the fun at this most Spooktacular time of the year!  The Park opens 10am to 4.30pm (last admission 3.30pm). There are several scenic picnic areas, an adventure playground and museum and gift shop.

Castle Howard

27th October to 4th November 2018

Join us at Castle Howard this October half term for a Halloween experience like no other.   The House and Grounds have been taken over by a gang of ghostly pirates and ghoulish zombies and they’re on the lookout for new recruits!  Hidden deep within Castle Howard’s burnt out wing lies the ancient cure to zombification. whilst somewhere amongst the twisting woodland paths is a hoard of lost Pirate treasure waiting to be unearthed. And there’s about to be an epic clash between the two camps of the living dead.  But which team will you join? #TeamPirate or #TeamZombie? 

Families of all ages can enjoy a day of indoor and outdoor trails, solving clues along the way, taking part in craft activities and joining fun workshops to learn the ways of the zombies and the pirates, before a daily battle commences. Why not dress the part (think Captain Jack Sparrow, Swashbuckle right through to Dawn of the Dead).

Yorkshire Tour de Phantome

The phantasmagorical heritage of the Yorkshire Coast and North York Moors National Park is set to attract even more visitors to the region this autumn with the launch of a new series of paranormal-themed visits and tours – the Tour de Phantome.


Also look at my other round ups for different times of the year, Things to do in Yorkshire with the kids at February half term, Easter, May half term, Summer Holidays, October half term and at Christmas

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