21 Halloween & October Half Term in Yorkshire 2021

Halloween events Yorkshire – it’s been a funny old year but there are still lots of Halloween events going on – though please do check individual websites in case things change.   I also have a post on the best pumpkin patches in Yorkshire.

So the question is, where are the best Halloween events in Yorkshire 2021?


York Maze – Hallowtween (aimed at 10-15 years)

October 26th – October 31st 2021

Too old for witches tales, too young for Hallowscream!? Welcome to HallowTween! The frightful new Halloween event for 10 – 15 year olds and scaredy cat adults! Brought to you by the same team behind the multi-award winning Hallowscream – winner of the Best Scream Park 2018.

Housed under a giant marquee HallowTween is all under cover and takes place on the same site as Halllowscream. Venture into three of Hallowscream’s infamous haunted house attractions but without the shocking scare actors!: Barnageddon 3D, Corney’s Cornevil and The Singularity. These are still scare attractions and won’t appeal to everyone but without the live actors they offer a milder level of scare (see age advice information below). Plus illusionists performing death-defying acts on stage, music, side-shows, Halloween characters, hot food and more.

See our full review and video of Hallowtween here.


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Stockeld Park – The Halloween Adventure

Witches in the Forest

October 23rd – October 31st 2021

The witching hour will be upon us before we know it and it will be time for some family-friendly, frightful fun at Halloween!  Head into our Enchanted Forest this Halloween and meet the Stockeld Park (real!) Witches! Follow your trail map to find them and help them finish casting their Halloween spells!  Not too scary for little ones and perfect for the whole family to enjoy soaking up the Halloween atmosphere! At the light draws in, the forest will turn into a ghoulish wonderland, lit up by our Winter Illuminations!

*Included free with the Forest & Maze ticket.

They have Pumpkin Picking too – see our round up of Pumpkin Patches in Yorkshire.


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Stockeld Park


Burton Agnes Hall Spooky Woodland Trail

October 23rd – October 31st 2021

Our Halloween Trail awaits intrepid visitors!

At Burton Agnes – over October half term, join us in a hunt around the peaceful yet eerily atmospheric woodland, finding a frightfully fun series of handcrafted scenes. Each dramatic scene asks a single question and bears a freaky fact. Decipher the full trail of spooky clues and enjoy your eerie treat!

There’s a hunt for Spooky Sacks in the woodland garden, and each child will enjoy a bumper trail sheet with activities to complete.

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.


The Halloween Trail runs from Saturday 23rd October to Sunday 31st October, 11am – 4pm daily and is designed for all the family to enjoy. Dogs are welcome too!

Admission prices:

There’s no extra charge for the trail: admission is included in the normal Gardens price (free for Burton Agnes Hall members):

Adults £8.00, Seniors £7.50, Children (4-15 years) £5.50, Under 4s free. Family tickets from £14.50.


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Burton Agnes Hall


Castle Howard

I don’t think Castle Howard are doing anything specific for Halloween but its always a great place to take the kids, especially with Skelf Island.

Across the dormant water of the Great Lake lies our new adventure playground, Skelf Island and the naughty Skelves who live here are up to no good. Are you brave enough to join Corvus the Crow on his mischievous woodland adventure to find out the seasonal secrets of his hidden world? 

Families of all ages can enjoy a day of outdoor trails and adventure play, with a series of ingenious treetop nest structures, connected by rope bridges, slides, nets and climbing equipment. No age restriction just a brave restriction.

See our full review of Skelf Island here.


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Skelf Island at Castle Howard


Lightwater Valley

Saturday 23rd October – Sunday 31st October 2021

Spooky Happenings this Half Term at Lightwater Valley.  Join us for a hocus pocus half term full of activities to keep young families eerily entertained in-between rides. 

Monster Meet & Greet 

Grab your chance to get a photo with our ‘friendly’ Halloween monsters and creepy characters…and don’t forget to share your pics with us – we love seeing them! 

Spooky Magic Show 

Suitable for the whole family – our spooky magic show is full of surprises and delights to keep you and your little monsters laughing. 

Trick or Treat Doors 

Knock very loudly! Will it be a trick or a treat? 

Black Magic Voodoo Walk 

Dare to take a teeth-chattering walk through our eerie woods…do you believe in black magic??

Voodoo Doll Trail 

Keep an eye out for our hidden witchery voodoo dolls lurking around the park. Find all thirteen and you could be in for a chance to win four theme park tickets for the 2022 season. 

Jinxed VR Ghost Train

Prepare to be jinxed on our virtual reality ghost train. Take a ride through this strange and captivating world with the master of mystery himself, ‘Jinxed’. Additional charge applies. 

Plus, don’t forget to come along in your spookiest Halloween fancy dress costume, it’s way more fun when you do and you may even win some Halloween goodies!


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Thornton Hall Country Park

Selected dates 9TH – 31ST OCTOBER 2021

Spooky Fields Family Fun Festival 

This Halloween, its time to get scary as we transform Thornton Hall Farm into a spooktastic family fun festival, A day jam packed with halloween adventures, great for the little ones and fun for the whole family.  

  • Haunted House  
  • Ghost Busting Academy 
  • Merlins Magic Show 
  • Spooky Street Theatre 
  • Pumpkin Picking (additional ticket required)

Come in Fancy Dress for a chance to win a amazing prize on the day 

+ Our amazing farm entry is NOW INCLUDED

Farm Animals 
Lots of animals to see, feed and pet including – Llamas, Donkeys, Piglets, Ponies, and our adorable Baby Goats. Lamb and Calf Feeding, Animal petting with our Rabbits and Guinea Pigs, and Egg Collecting. 

Jumping Pillows, Adventure Play Area, Pedal Go-Karts, Rope Swings, Play Barn, Giant Shoot & Slide, Straw Maze, Giant Sand Pits, Giant Sand Pits, Paddock Walk. 

Additional Fun (*additional cost on the day) 
*Pony Rides, *Junior Quads, *Caterpillar Ride, Safari

Time Slot – All Day Entry 



Piglets Adventure Park Pumpkin Festival

York, North Yorkshire

Saturday 23rd October – Sunday 31st October 2021

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.


Piglets Pumpkin Patch
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Mother Shipton’s – Halloween Events Yorkshire

Saturday 23rd October – Sunday 31st October 2021

Are you ready to be bewitched at Mother Shipton’s this Halloween? You’re in for a treat!

It’s the Witching Hour, and deep in the spooky forest where a world-famous Prophetess was said to have been born during a terrifying thunderstorm, the spirits are flying high. You may hear the cackle of old souls wandering the ancient woodland or feel a shiver down your spine as you step into the Haunted Halloween Village.

Suitable for all ages, watch out for witches, ghosts, and creepy skeletons around every corner! There’s frightful fun to be had with photo opportunities and fancy dress competitions. Share your SPOOKTACULAR photos and inventive costumes with us on social media using the hashtag #mothershiptons to be in with the chance of winning PETRIFYING prizes and tickets awarded digitally.

See the incredible Petrifying Well as it turns items to stone as if by magic! Be SPELLBOUND as you make a wish in the Wicked Wishing Well, warm up with ghoulishly good refreshments and hot drinks served from our vintage style coffee kiosk and visit the Gift Shop for frighteningly fabulous souvenirs and gothic gifts. The park has scenic picnic areas alongside the popular River Nidd, an adventure playground, and a Museum featuring petrified celebrity items. Access to the adventure playground is subject to weather conditions.

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Mother Shipton’s


Ghost Bus Tour of York

The Ghost Bus Tour of York – Comedy horror tour around York’s seedier past as the conductor shows the sights from a classic 1960s Routemaster bus. The on-board actors and eerily decorated bus will ensure passengers have the spookiest ride in town. A few main sights you will see are Clifford’s Tower, Treasurer House, York Minster and Dick Turpin’s Grave. They depart directly outside of York Station, on Station Road.

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York Dungeon

York Dungeon usually organise lots of Halloween events, but I can not see any details yet for this 2021.


Forbidden Corner

Dates to be announced for 2020

The Forbidden Corner, it would make for a great quirky and occasionally spooky day out over half term. It’s a fabulous and magical day out.  

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Forbidden Corner


Flamingo Land 

Just waiting for Flamingo Land to update their Halloween offering.

See my review of Flamingo Land at Halloween.




Northwood Fairy Sanctuary

“This year, 2020, due to the current situation there is no story telling and guided lantern walk. We are creating an Autumnal grotto for the October half term free as part of the entrance to the trail.

See our review of the Northwood Fairy Sanctuary.


Northwood Halloween Sign


Temple Newsam

Temple Newsam are not running an event this Halloween.

Have a look at our review of Temple Newsam here.

Temple Newsam Leeds



Leeds Art Gallery

Waiting for info


Abbey House Museum


Waiting for info


Leeds City Museum

Waiting for info


Leeds Industrial Museum

Waiting for info


Thwaite Mills Watermill

Waiting for info 



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Kirkstall Abbey

Waiting for info 



Leeds Discovery Centre

Waiting for info



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

If you are looking for Halloween events further afield in Lincolnshire, try this roundup by The Mini Malpi.