21 Halloween & October Half Term in Yorkshire 2020

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 2020?


York Maze – Hallowtween (aimed at 10-15 years) – Back for 2020!

October 21st – November 1st 2020

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.


Halloween events in York


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


Stockeld Park – The Halloween Adventure

Witches in the Forest

24th October– 1st November 2020

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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Burton Agnes Hall Spooky Woodland Trail

24 October 2020 – 1 November 2020

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 £8.00, Seniors £7.50, Children (4-15 years) £5.50, Under 4s free



Halloween at Burton Agnes


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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Lightwater Valley

Saturday, 24th – Saturday, 31st October 2020

Something spooky is coming to Lightwater Valley this Half Term from Saturday, 24th – Saturday, 31st October 2020.  The North Yorkshire theme park is hosting a hocus pocus half term full of activities to keep young families eerily entertained in-between rides.  Younger visitors will love taking a trip down Trick or Treat Street for the chance to get some  sweet treats and practicing their aim on the Ghoul Shoot target practice.  Venture into the Abandoned Theatre and walk through spooky scenes with animatronics and projections of wicked witches and friendly ghosts.   Whilst enjoying thrills and chills on the family fun rides be sure to keep an eye out for the 13 hidden ghosts lurking around the park and meet and greet some creepy characters.

Lightwater Valley is encouraging children to come in Halloween fancy dress, it’s more fun if you do and they are offering daily prizes for the best dressed.  Families can take a trip to the freaky fairground and jump aboard 30 rides and attractions designed for younger visitors to enjoy fun frights and thrills. Hop aboard the Ladybird rollercoaster, take a trip on the Lightwater Valley Express or make a splash on the Wet ‘n’ Wild River Rapids.  Throughout October Half Term make the most of the reduced admission price of just £14.50 per person. Tickets must be pre-booked online.  

See our review of Frightwater Valley from a couple of years ago.


Frightwater Valley Halloween Events in Yorkshire

Allerthorpe Lakeland Park

We’re still planning to run our half term school holiday Halloween activities from Saturday 24th October until Sunday 1st November 🙌
£7 per child for all activities…everything needed included.
🎃Pumpkin Trail
🎃Pumpkin Carving
👻Spooky Art
🧟‍♀️Tie Dye T-shirt or baseball cap
🐦Craft a Bird fat ball
Price is per child for all Halloween activities. All you need is included. Must be pre-booked online with admission.

Thornton Hall Country Park


Spooky activities at the farm this Halloween – come along if you dare!

We have a week jam-packed full of amazing activities, spooky shows, pumpkin picking in our petrifying patch and so much more….



Piglets Adventure Park Pumpkin Festival

York, North Yorkshire

Taking place every weekend in October and every day from 24th October to 1st November 2020 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.



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.

October half term in Yorkshire

York Dungeon

York Dungeon usually organise lots of Halloween events, but I can not see any details yet for this 2020.


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 the further away in our list, but a fabulous and magical day out.  

Things to do in Yorkshire - Forbidden Corner


Flamingo Land 

Saturday 10th October to Sunday 1st November 2020

This Halloween, we have a host of spooktacular events, attractions and activities sure to thrill the whole family!

From 10am until Twilight daily. Park admission prices are as standard and includes access to the firework display.
Evening only tickets (from 4pm) are available for £10 per person for the last hour of rides, to see the Riverside13 Show and to enjoy the firework display (on selected dates).

Fireworks Dates:

Wednesday 14th October
Saturday 17th October
Saturday 24th October
Saturday 31st October


When darkness falls across the Park and all the rides stop, Flamingo Land has a completely different kind of visitor and they’re looking for you!

Our frighteningly popular ‘Stalk in the Park’ is back and it’s spookier than ever. Join us…..If you dare!

We have slots available from 6.30pm – 9.30pm on the following dates for just £15 per person, or a discounted rate of only £10 per person if you are staying in our Holiday Village or if you hold a current Annual Pass.


See my review of Flamingo Land at Halloween.


Halloween Events Yorkshire

Mother Shipton’s 

Saturday 24th October to Sunday 1st November 2020, 10am to 4.30pm (last admission 3pm).

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

Suitable for all ages, explore the spooky forest and Halloween Haunted Village, but watch out for witches, ghosts and creepy skeletons around every corner! There’s lots of ghoulish fun to be had with photo opportunities and fancy dress competitions.
See the incredible Petrifying Well and the birthplace of a real witch at Mother Shipton’s Cave! The park has scenic picnic areas alongside the popular River Nidd, an adventure playground, gift shop and museum.


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 for 2020


Abbey House Museum


Waiting for info for 2020


Leeds City Museum

Waiting for info for 2020




Leeds Industrial Museum

Waiting for info for 2020


Thwaite Mills Watermill

Waiting for info for 2020



Waiting for info for 2020


Kirkstall Abbey

Waiting for info for 2020



Leeds Discovery Centre

Waiting for info for 2020



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.

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