Pick Your Own Pumpkin Patch

Castle Howard Castle Howard EstateYork,

Don't miss out on a visit to the new Castle Howard Pumpkin Patch - the perfect autumnal expedition for all the family, whether your carving one up to scare the neighbours, or cooking one up for a pie!

Halloween at Castle Howard

Castle Howard Castle Howard EstateYork,

Halloween mischief returns to Castle Howard this October, with a host of fun to enjoy! Can you help our Skelves enchant the grounds in order to keep the magical beasts out and protect Ray Wood from dragon fire, pixie damage, and rampaging war horses?


The Web Adventure Park The Web Adventure Park, Wigginton RoadYork,

Come and enjoy a family day out at the park with some Halloween fun thrown in with pumpkin picking, fairground rides, and Halloween themed entertainment.

York Mumbler’s Mythical Creature Quest

Various locations York,

Our Mumbler Mythical Creature Quest takes you on a short but magical walk around York to seek out eight mythical creatures that are hiding around the city.

The Princess and the Pea

York Theatre Royal St Leonard's PlaceYork,

Set in the Museum of Forgotten Things, three musical curators, tell the amazing tale of the museums artefacts including the mystery of a little green pea and how it got there. This one hour of fun is packed with humour and memorable songs, including a romp through every type of princess you can imagine, with hilarious costumes to match.

Horrible Histories – Barmy Britain

Grand Opera House Clifford StYork,

We all want to meet people from history. The trouble is everyone is dead! So it’s time to prepare yourselves for Horrible Histories live on stage with this special production of Barmy Britain!

October Half Term at the National Railway Museum

National Railway Museum Leeman RdYork,

Inspire the family this October half term at the National Railway Museum, with hands-on LEGO activities and engineering giants that changed the world.

Indie York’s Mysterious & Magical Trail

Various locations York,

A whole week of donning your detective hat, finding the answers to fun clues, submitting your answers and being entered into a draw to win some fantastic prizes.

Halloween at Mother Shipton’s

Mother Shipton's Cave Prophecy Lodge, High BridgeKnaresborough,

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.

The pumpkin pretenders

Beningbrough Hall Beningbrough Hall, Gallery and GardensYork,

Search high and low to see how many pumpkins you can spot around the gardens. Remember to keep your eyes peeled for the small and green ones that are especially hard to find. However, watch out for the pumpkin pretenders that are hiding in plain sight and aren’t pumpkins at all!

A Spooktacular Halloween

Murton Park - Yorkshire Museum of Farming Murton Park - Yorkshire Museum of Farming, Murton LaneYork,

Have a go at carving your own pumpkin, make some spooky crafts, take part in our spooky Halloween treasure trail and be spellbound by our storyteller!

Talented Toxins

Askham Bryan Wildlife & Conservation Park Askham Bryan Wildlife & Conservation Park, Askham BryanYork,

Join us as we explore the world of toxicity, and shine a light on the talented toxins that are helping pave the way for ground-breaking medicine! 

Evening Fairy Walks

Northwood Trail Northwood TrailYork,

England’s Fairy Sanctuary is celebrating halloween with the fairies, in our charming family event, featuring magical evening lantern walks and storytelling from Professor Howland’s extensive collection of true fairy histories and mythologies.

Light Spectacular with North Yorkshire Moors Railway

Pickering Station Pickering StationPickering,

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.  

The Hare in the Moon

York Museum Gardens York Museum Gardens, Museum StreetYork,

A magical journey, exploring the true meaning of kindness using interactive storytelling, puppetry and live music.

York’s School Of Magic Halloween Adventure

York’s School of Magic needs you! This 2 hour interactive experience includes mystical quests, potions lessons and a visit to Madame Mandragoras Scrumdidiliusious cake trolly cafe.

Beetle Bank Farm Spooktacular

Beetle Bank Open Farm Beetle Bank Open Farm, Moor Lane, MurtonYork,

Join Beetle Bank Farm for spooky facepainting, pumpkin calving, an Area 51 scare room and more!

October Half-Term at The Bar Convent

The Bar Convent Living Heritage Centre The Bar Convent Living Heritage Centre, 17 Blossom StreetYork,

This October half term, we need your help to track down a gunpowder plotter! Take our exciting self-led trail through our exhibition.

Ghost Week – The Residents

York Mansion House York Mansion House, St. Helen's SquareYork,

An installation of Ghosts in the basement of The Mansion House! One thousand limited edition Ghosts have been commissioned for the installation and they hint at the number of occupiers who have inhabited this grand house since it was completed in 1732.

Ghost Week – The Little York Ghost Hunt

Various locations York,

The Ghost Merchants have been hiding little Ghosts around the city of York - and it's up to you to find them! Search each evening for Little York Ghosts along the atmospheric ancient streets that surround York Minster.

October Half Term: Halloween Fun!

Eden Camp Modern History Museum Eden Camp Modern History MuseumMalton,

Pick a pumpkin from the Eden Camp Pumpkin Patch and head to our Carving Station to make the perfect pumpkin lantern. Not only that, why not trick or treat yourself to our Halloween Trick or Treat Trail.

IMPs Holiday Club – Sound Safari

New Earswick Folk Hall New Earswick Folk Hall, Hawthorn TerraceYork,

Come and join our African Sound Safari this October half term! We'll have fun playing a wide range of percussion instruments - drums, bells, chimes, tubes, shakers, scrapers and sticks - as we explore the sounds, rhythms and beats of Africa. All our IMPs holiday clubs are fully inclusive sessions for young people aged 8+. […]


York Maze York Maze, Elvington LaneYork,

Calling all fearless 10-15 year olds, and adults of a more nervous disposition…Venture into a new dimension of spine tingling fun this Halloween, as we invite you to explore 4 of our farm's most mysterious buildings, each with its own twisted history you will discover for yourself once you step inside…