School Holidays Ryedale and Thirsk

October Half Term

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Pick Your Own Pumpkins from 23rd September 2023

What better way of choosing your perfect pumpkin, than actually choosing it from the field it was grown in?! The award winning Balloon Tree Farmshop has a unique take on pumpkin picking…PYO pumpkins! 13 different varieties of pumpkins including white, warty, yellow, blue, and your standard orange. Just come along and grab a wheelbarrow. Take a walk into the pumpkin patch to find the size and shape you like the best, or if you don’t have the time, there will be plenty to choose from in farmshop.

The Jeep Track is open every weekend in October.

Christmas Order forms from Mid October

The Farmshop, Café and children’s play area are all open 9am to 5pm, so there is plenty of things to do and enjoy.

Stamford Bridge Road (A166), Gate Helmsley
YO41 1NB (One mile west of Stamford Bridge)”

01759 373023
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Bawtry Paintball Fields is Europe’s biggest outdoor activity centre, voted Europe’s Best, and the UK’s highest rated on Trip Advisor with over 1500 5-Star reviews!

Looking for a family day out, an awesome birthday, stag or hen party, or a fantastic team build event – BPF has something for everyone. Our lovely little café serves hot and cold food and drinks, ice cream and slush all day, so you can stay fuelled and relax in one of our picnic areas between activities.

Attracting groups of all ages from 6yrs+, BPF offers a huge variety of outdoor activities in the beautiful 720 acre woodland setting of Bawtry Forest. Activities include; Target and Zombie Archery, outdoor Laser Combat, Rifle Shooting, Tomahawk Axe and Knife Throwing, Junior ‘low-impact’ Paintballing, a 53ft Climbing Wall, Paintball Mini-Tank Battles, a huge Tree-Trek and Zipline Park with 50ft leap-of-faith, and of course regular Paintballing. BPF is also home of the infamous Predator!

Our award-winning paintball and laser combat game zones are like something out of a Hollywood movie. Props include real Lynx, Wessex and Huey helicopters, 42 ex-MOD armoured vehicles, tanks, castles, and a tree-top fortress.

All activities can be booked online at, or call our friendly team on 01302 868841

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Pumpkins are available to pick from 7th October 2023 

No need to book or purchase tickets, no entry free just pay for the pumpkins you pick which are a mixture of homegrown and locally sourced pumpkins. Dogs on a lead welcome, there is also a nature trail and outdoor play area plus ice cream and Halloween treats. Opening times Wednesday to Sunday from 9am to 4pm.

  •  Open WED – SUN, 9am-4pm (Closed Mon and Tue)
  • Pumpkin prices range from £2 – £5.50
  • Nature trail and outdoor play area
  • Plenty of delicious Dairy Ice Cream
  • Lots of Halloween treats!

Beacon Farm, Sneaton, Whitby

01947 605212
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This half term why not challenge your family to our Through the Decades family quiz as you explore the museum looking for clues and for those of you who want to get spooky, we’ve got halloween crafts available all week. Free with admission

Opening Times
Monday – Saturday until 4th November 2023
10am-4pm last admission
Site closes at 5pm

Beck Isle Museum
Bridge Street
YO18 8DU

01751 473653
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30th September – 31st October 2023. Open 10am – 5pm.

The Castle Howard Garden Centre Pumpkin Patch is back for the third year running! Explore the patch and choose your perfect pumpkin. Whether small, medium, or large, we’ve got varying sizes and colours for carving, decorating and making the most of the spooky season! Head to the Garden Centre when you arrive and follow the signs for PYO pumpkins.


27th – 31st October 2023 – Outdoor Adventure Cinema

Castle Howard has a spook-tacular line up of Halloween films planned for October, including The Lost Boys, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Beetlejuice and Scream. Wrap up, bring a cosy blanket, and enjoy a frighteningly fun selection of Halloween classics.

  • The Nightmare Before Christmas (PG) – 1:30PM, Saturday, Oct 28, 2023
  • Hocus Pocus (PG) – 6:00PM, Saturday, Oct 28, 2023 & 1:30PM, Tuesday, Oct 31, 2023
  • Monsters Inc. (U) – 1:30PM, Sunday, Oct 29, 2023
  • Room on the Broom & The Gruffalo (U) – 1:30PM, Monday, Oct 30, 2023

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27th October – 5th November 2023

Embark on a spooky adventure at Skelf Island lead by the mischievous Castle Howard Skelves, try out an Outdoor Escape Room trail with puzzles to solve, and whizz around the Hay Bale Obstacle Course.

We’ll be announcing dates and times closer to the event so keep your eyes peeled!

Castle Howard, The Estate Office, Castle Howard, York, YO60 7DA

01653 648333
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Pumpkins are NOW available to purchase. The pumpkin field will be open 7 days a week with a huge selection of pumpkins big and small ready to get you in the Halloween spirit. Open Monday to Saturday 9am – 5pm (Sunday 4pm).

Picked & PYO Pumpkins all Half Term Week, the Pumpkin Express our Miniature train will be running Saturday 28th October to Sunday 5th November 10am – 3pm 2023 (Sadly, no pumpkin carving this year).

Our Airstream Van will be open selling Hot Drinks and Snacks throughout the week.

The Café and Farm Shop are open all week (details on the website).

Cedarbarn Farm Shop, Thornton Road, Pickering. YO18 7JX
Lunch bookings 01751 475614

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Are you brave enough?

Join us for the spookiest thrills, creepy crafts and ghoulishly gruesome performances on our guided Halloween trail through the trees…

Fear in the Forest is back, and this time with more spook, more ghouls and more terrifying treats!

Each walk lasts approximately 45 minutes.

£10 per adult and £6 per child, both include booking fees.

Not suitable for children under 5 years of age (under 5’s at parental discretion, free of charge and do not require at ticket).

Each walk will last approximately 50 minutes.

Low Dalby , Thornton-Le-Dale, Pickering

Sat Nav Postcode: YO18 7LT

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With over 8,000 acres of forest to explore, Dalby Forest is the perfect place to spend some quality family time in the great outdoors. The team at Dalby have put together some fun-filled activities to keep the whole family entertained.

So, pack up your picnic and enjoy a low-cost day in nature!

  1. Easter Scavenger Hunt – Collect your sheet from the Visitor Centre information point, then head into the play area to see how many eggs the Easter Bunny has hidden around the forest. Return your sheet for an Easter treat!
  2. Easter Egg Ornament Craft – Pop into our Visitor Centre, visit the crafting table and follow our handy guide to make your very own Easter Egg Ornament.
  3. Women in Forestry Exhibition – Learn about the history of Women in Forestry and how their efforts shaped the future of our forests. Entry to the exhibition is free. Find the art space in the Courtyard, Low Dalby. Open daily from 8am – 4pm
  4. Gruffalo Party Trail – Join in the celebrations! The Gruffalo is celebrating his 25th birthday this year. Can you us help find his missing party items? Pick up your pack for just £4 from our Visitor Centre information point, packed with fun things to do on your party adventure. Inside you’ll find:
    • kraft bag to colour in
    • party headband to wear
    • party trail activity leaflet
    • stickers
    • pencil and crayon
    • keepsake sew-on Gruffalo Party patch
  5. Gruffalo orienteering trail – try our fun, navigational challenge at Dalby Forest using a simple map to find twelve Gruffalo markers hidden in the deep, dark wood. Bonus if you spot the Gruffalo hiding in the trees!
  6. Grandfather Oak playground – Swing, climb, hide and spark their imaginations at the Grandfather Oak playground! Test your climbing skills on this fun playground with so much for the mind to explore. Hide away in our wooden teepees, clamber on the climbing frame or make your way round the playground and find your joy in the wildplay area.
  7. Go Ape Treetop Adventure – Built for the whole family, this is the ultimate tree top experience of wobbly bridges, intricate crossings and an awesome zip wire finale in Dalby Forest. The perfect high ropes course for kids as well as mum, dad and the grandparents!
  8. Life on two wheels – Get started or tune up those cycling skills with training courses for little legs, hosted by our Bike Hire partner, Dalby Forest Cycle Hub!

With themed trails, adventure play areas, natural play, safe off-road cycling and lots of space to create your own woodland palace, your local woods and forests are the perfect place for a family day out, fit for a king!

Please note that barbeques and fires are not currently allowed anywhere in the forest.

Dalby Forest, YO18 7LT

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October 2023 activities at Danby Lodge:

29th September to 10th November, 10.30am – 3pm. The Secret life of Hedgerows Trail – Follow the trail to discover the secret life of our hedgerows and who might live there. Drop-in no booking required, please check visitor centre opening hours. £3

1st November, 10.30am – 12noon. Trails & Tales: The Squirrels who Squabbled – Fun, themed activity sessions for all of the family including a trail, storytelling and nature themed crafts. From £6.00

1st November, 1.30 – 3pm. Wildlife Club: Hibernation Hubbub – Many of our animals hibernate over winter and now’s the time of year that they need to prepare for their deep sleep. From £6.00

Danby Lodge National Park Centre, YO21 2NB
01439 772737

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27 October – 5 November 2023

We’re delighted to be showcasing our fourth Dark Skies Fringe Festival – full of activities and opportunities to appreciate the wonders of the night sky.

The North York Moors is one of only 21 locations in the world to be recognised for pristine, dark skies. We’re an International Dark Sky Reserve, awarded by the International Dark-Sky Association.

This exciting 10-day festival has an events programme jam packed full of exciting after dark adventures for the full family to explore. It will only prepare you for what’s to come in our ninth Dark Skies Festival, taking place in February 2024…

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Now there’s a new way to take a look into the past as you explore North Yorkshire’s County Town, guided by the ‘Discover Northallerton’ app in the palm of your hand.

Discover more about the heritage of Northallerton and uncover hidden stories of fascinating people, places and events that shaped this historic market town through the centuries.

With 2 trails, there is loads of fun to be had!

‘Autumnfest trail with the Mowbrees’ enjoying the sights as we watered Tinker Mowbree’s veggie patch near the phone box, threw conkers in Applegarth Park, searched for treats hiding in pumpkins in Zetland Street, and danced with the twins, Violet and Spike Mowbree, by the pedestrian crossing!

‘Portals into the Past’ entitles the second trail, which is packed with information about the history of the town and we had chance to have a little look, but would love to return another day to take in the details of the trail.  Here you can uncover Northallerton’s hidden stories of fascinating people, places and events, including the Town Hall and Shambles, the Rutson Hospital, Register House, and the original site of Northallerton Grammar School before it moved to Grammar School Lane and then became Northallerton College.  This would be a great trail for schools to use as part of a local history project.

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This year Forestry England are taking some time to celebrate their fantastic cycling offer at Dalby Forest. Cycling is one of the key activities at Dalby and they already have really brilliant, well established cycling trails and facilities, and something for everyone when it comes to navigating the forest on two wheels.

As well as keeping children physically fit, research has shown that cycling can bring about a feeling of greater self-esteem, self-control and the ability to rise to a challenge.

The NEW Forest Rider pack has been designed to challenge children to complete a series of off-road rides, to help build their confidence and to enjoy the fantastic network of trails the nation’s forest have to offer. Aimed at children aged 7-11, the Forest Rider pack will encourage children to get out and about on their bikes in the forest and be safe and responsible forest riders!

In your pack, you will find:

o A logbook to record your rides

o A cool Forest Rider neck buff

o Pro cycle skill cards to help you be the best forest rider you can be. These include QR codes which, when scanned, will take you to videos teaching you how to do the tricks

o Stickers and activities

o The chance to solve a puzzle to enter a prize drawer to win £350 Halfords voucher, a family experience with Go Ape, a Forestry England Membership and more!


Packs are £5 from the Dalby Forest Visitor Centre, or £6.50 if bought online. You can find more information here:

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From 28 October to 5 November 2023 10.30am – 5.30pm, a cloak of supernatural shrouds the adventure park with a schedule of fun and creepy tricks and treats perfect for the under 12s and all the family.

Ghouls and beasties lurk in the shadows of the valley, with friendly frights plus mini and mega scares. Halloween fun is jam packed in the valley this year with everything you’d ever expect and more … it’s certainly Halloween with knobs on at Frightwater Valley!

Knock very loudly at the Trick or Treat Doors and find out which ghastly ghouls or wicked witches will meet you; you can grab a photo with your most ghastly ghoul or bothersome beasties and take a walk down Icon Avenue to meet a whole host of Halloween movies characters.

Join in at the Show Barn for a family friendly sing-along show guaranteed to keep your little monsters laughing all day; enter the Live Scare Maze – it’s family friendly during the day but as dusk falls you’ll to tread ‘scarefully’ as the darker the night, the scarier the fright!

Get into the spirit of Frightwater and come dressed in your scariest Halloween costume, there’ll be lots of prizes and winners picked each day; take part in our Fearsome facepainting; follow our Tombstone Trail around the park to find all 13 hidden tombstones – find them all and win a spooky surprise and join in with the Boo Crew for an epic finale to Frightwater Valley with your best dance moves with prizes for the best movers and shakers.

It’s fearsome fun plus all the usual rides and attractions will also be open from 10.30am, so you can have a fun-filled, frightening day full of chills, thrills and spills for the whole family!

As if you needed more, Sunday 5 November sees Fabulous Fireworks from 5.15pm for a 15 minute display choreographed to music over the Swan Lake for all our visitors in the park that day.

Pre-book tickets online – 28 October – 4 November online £15pp / Sun 5th Nov online £17.50 (includes Fireworks).

Lightwater Valley Adventure Park, North Stainley, Ripon. HG4 3HT

01765 635321
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Saturday 28th October 2023 2pm: Life & Limb Puppets present – Dragon

Dragon is an exciting dangerous adventure set in a verdant valley ringed by mountains that protect it from the outside world.

In this rich and beautiful land an young orphaned child is reluctantly being taught their hunting duties by their older sibling, but in this land where dragons are real they will soon learn of the dark magical cycle at the heart of their idyllic world and what the price of living in paradise is.

This visually stunning fantasy genre puppet show is performed by 3 puppeteers to a soaring original score accompanied by cutting edge projection and digital animation.

Its epic, thought provoking and wordless nature is perfect for adults and children aged 7+


Saturday 28 October 2023, 3.45pm: Life & Limb – Puppet Making Workshop

Make your own hybrid hand puppet!

The main characters in Dragon are all hybrid hand puppets, these puppets are easy to use and can perform beautifully, as you can see if you also join us for the show!

Come along to the workshop and make your own hybrid hand puppet to start planning what magical stories you too can tell with puppetry!

All materials and tools provided. But do bring clothes you don’t mind getting a big messy!

Suitable for anyone aged 7yrs+


Thursday 2 November 2023, 10am Elemental (PG)

Disney and Pixar’s “Elemental,” an all-new, original feature film set in Element City, where fire-, water-, land- and air-residents live together. The story introduces Ember, a tough, quick-witted and fiery young woman, whose friendship with a fun, sappy, go-with-the-flow guy named Wade challenges her beliefs about the world they live in.


Helmsley Arts Centre, Helmsley YO62 5DW

01439 771700
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Are you a Wizard, Serpent, Unicorn or Basilisk? Come to the Hole in Wand to play 9 magical holes of Wizard golf this Easter to find out.

Each player will be placed into one of our four houses. Wizards possess wisdom and use their knowledge for the common good, whilst those with cunning and a darker side will be in our Serpent’s house. Unicorns are elusive, mysterious and untameable and if you are an indomitable warrior with a potentially destructive nature, you will be picked as a Basilisk. After conquering 9 holes of Wizard Golf, you will be presented with the signature potion of your magical house.

23rd March – 14th April 2024.

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14-16 Coppergate Walk, York

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Saturday 21st – Tuesday 31st October 2023 6pm – 9pm

Cast light on a dark history this Halloween! See Bram Stoker’s inspiration in a new light as Whitby Abbey is bathed in dramatic illuminations once again. Have your camera at the ready as you explore the gothic splendour of the ruins lit up with all the colours of the rainbow.

And of course it wouldn’t be Halloween without the Count! See the story of Dracula brought to life with a twist before your very eyes within the abbey ruins all aglow.

Come along on Friday 27 October for a very special evening to celebrate Whitby Goth Weekend… keep an eye on our website and Facebook page for more details coming soon.

Book online and save 10%!


Whitby Abbey, Abbey Lane, Whitby, YO22 4JT

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High-energy bouncing, ball sports and battles have finally landed at Oxygen Activeplay, York. Bringing the latest in jump fun, ideal for the whole family.

Oxygen Activeplay is more than just trampolines. It’s a high-thrills universe where the experience comes first – whether you’re a parent or child. Come for the state-of-the art facilities and stay for the party vibes, featuring interactive sessions with our hero team.

Not only that, but we’re the place to be if you want to host the birthday party of a lifetime! With four different party options; Classic, Jumptastic, Ultimate and Toddler, there’s something for everyone.

A brand new facility with so much to offer, including:
Open Bounce Trampolines
Parkour Area
Inflatable Park
Interactive Sports Pitch with AirTrack
Airbag Jump & Trapeze
Baby and Toddler Soft Play
Climbing Features including cargo, ladder & totem poles
Strike Arena

Going to a standard Activeplay session can be a challenge for jumpers on the autism spectrum, or with sensory or learning disabilities. With this in mind, our weekly Peaceful Play sessions are specially designed to be all the fun of Activeplay, specially catered to those who need a calmer environment.

And last, but certainly not least, on the first Friday of every month it’s Neon Night at Oxygen Activeplay. Join us for an illuminating evening filled with jumping, games, dancing to a live DJ, unlimited squash and a hotdog, competitions and glow sticks to take home from 6.00pm – 8.00pm, for jumpers aged 5 and over.

Look out for special themed nights too, sign up to our newsletter to be the first to know about events and offers. We can’t wait to see you there!

Clifton Moor Centre, Hurricane Way, Rawcliffe, York, YO30 4XU

Clifton Moor Centre, Hurricane Way, Rawcliffe, York, YO30 4XU

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Enjoy the Freedom without the Worry

Pickering Dog Field consists of 2 x 1 acre sized fields called Florence Field and George Field.  Each one offers dog owners the space to let their dogs exercise off the lead, with sole use of the field for their booked slot.  Each field is “drive in” has the benefit of a shelter with a bench and optional obstacles such as jumps, tyres, tunnel and a balance beam.  Appointments are booked online, last 50 minutes and cost £7.

Children are welcome with adults and dogs. They can bring a football too or enjoy a picnic whilst the dogs play.

Opposite Tofts Lane, Malton Road, Pickering, YO18 8EA

07734 958539
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From 7th October  – 3rd November 2023, we are SO excited that tickets are now on sale for a “Spooktacular Pumpkin Festival” at Piglets!

During selected weekends in October and until 31st October come down and pick your very own FREE pumpkin from 1000’s of home grown pumpkins!

Do you want to take home an “Atlantic Giant” or “Baby Boo” pumpkin?  We have a huge marquee where you can carve your pumpkin so you leave the mess with us!

  • Enjoy the spellbinding Professor Dan with his shows in the marquee and dress up to take part in our daily “Bat Walk”!
  • Discover the Beach with a huge sand and water play area, venture down the cliff side slide and up and down the rock scrambles.
  • Visit the fairies along the Fairy Tale Trail.
  • Be careful who you meet in our corn maize this year, one of the ghosts has been seen in the Maize Maze.
  • Take the Tractor and Trailer ride up to the Play Barn.
  • Remember, don’t forget to come and meet all our wonderful animals at our daily “spooky animal encounters” petting sessions!

Piggy Poo ice cream and pizza is always good to keep little tummies full too for an extra special treat!

After the 31st October the Pumpkin patch will be closed, but you can still join in the rest of the fun at a reduced price ticket!  See website for further details!  We close on Friday 3rd November.

01904 499183
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21st, 22nd, 28th, 29th, 30th, 31st October 2023 

Join us for all our usual fun – feeding the animals, playing on our awesome indoor and outdoor play areas and handling the small animals – as well as a trip to our pumpkin patch, back this year even better than before!

£13 per child admission to the farm including a pumpkin to carve in our spooky carving shed. While you’re wandering around the farm, keep an eye out for the white pumpkins hiding with the animals, find them all and get a treat! No booking required, while stocks last.

Cafe is open fully for eat in or take away.

Lots to do for younger children including farm animal barns, indoor playbarn, outdoor playground and sandpits, tractor rides, cafe and picnic areas

Carr Lane, Cayton, Scarborough YO11 3AT

01723 586351
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Pumpkin Patch open 7th – 8th, 14th – 15th, 21st to 31st October 2023

Lace up your boots, slip on your gloves and head out into the fields of rambling vines to pick the perfect pumpkin. Knobbly ones, wrinkly ones, different shapes and sizes, there is a bountiful supply of shiny pumpkins, quirky gourds and lumpy squashes. Whether you want to carve a ghoulish face, make a delicious pie or decorate your house with unusual gourds. There is an ideal pumpkin for everyone.

We can’t wait for you to join us for Pumpkin Picking this October at POP UP PATCH We’ve got lots of fang-tastic activities for you to enjoy and some spooky specials at The Café.

Free to enter & no booking!
All Hallo-queens and Pump-kings welcome

A charming cafe is on site. From delicate pastries to rich, moist cakes, the cafe boasts an impressive selection of super tasty sweets. The cafe also serves a variety of delicious drinks, ranging from freshly brewed coffee to refreshing fruit infusions. It is the perfect spot to relax and savour the delights of the Pop-Up Patch.
Pop Up Patch 🌻🥔🌽🎃
Westfield farm, Sutton on the forest YO61 1EN York

07943 748520


  • 2024 TBC

9¾ Shambles, York

01904 692192
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Pottery Painting Studio in the heart of York!

Rainbows Ceramics is a well established pottery painting studio just 2 mins from York Minster. Perfect for a day trip to York! We have a vast selection of pottery and all the stamps, stencils and paints you need to help you all get creative. We are situated on the corner of Bootham and Gillygate with parking available on Bootham Row. All items need to be fired so will be ready to collect after 1 week. Posting is also available for a small cost.

Baby Prints
Pop in and paint your baby’s footprint on ceramics and create a perfect keepsake. 3D Clay and Plaster prints presented in a beautiful handmade frame are also available.

Children’s Parties
We are an award winning party venue so if the little ones fancy some pottery painting fun with their friends either in the studio or at home please do give us a call. Please log on to the website for current party packages and info.

Mention Ryedale Mumbler for 10% off (excluding parties & evening bookings)

Rainbows Ceramics
15-17 Bootham
YO30 7BW

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Saturday 28th October until Sunday 5th November 2023 (Closed Friday 3rd)

The Museum will be decked out as we explore the magical superstitions and traditions that mark this time of year. Can you find the tricks around the Museum? Can you complete our Halloween challenges? Who will take home the treats?

Hallowmas was a time of magic and mystery, darkness and spells. We’ll be uncovering centuries’ old traditions, with special recipes, guising and lots of fun!

Pick up a brand new trail any day from Saturday 28th October until Thursday 2nd November 2023

Stop by Pickard’s Cottage where we’ll be baking Soul Cakes on Tuesday 31st October 2023

Join in our Guisers mask-making workshops in the Pavilion on Wednesday 1st and Thursday 2nd November from 11am until 3.30pm

Ryedale Folk Museum, Hutton le Hole, YO62 6UA.
01751 417367

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Spooky Season at Scampston!

Saturday 28 October 2023 – Wednesday 01 November 2023

This Halloween half-term join in a Spooky Halloween Trail round the ghoulish, ghostly grounds of Scampston Hall.

With puzzles to solve, riddles to unravel and codes to crack our Halloween Trail is great fun for all the family during our ‘Golden October’ season at Scampston.

Creepy Fun Walk, Games & Crafts
For the real fun and games come and join our mischievous Scampston witches for some Halloween activities on Saturday 28th, Sunday 29th October & Wednesday 1st November!

Take part in ghoulish games, join in with some creepy craft sessions and try our “Monster” egg-rolling down the Mount. Each day will include two games & crafts sessions, followed by our Creepy Fun Story Walk around the grounds at 5pm.

Just as it is starting to get dark, you will be guided round the grounds by two (friendly) witches telling stories as they go.  Be sure to watch out for the ghouls in the Hall, the bats in the woodland and the ghosts in the garden! If you make it round, the walk will culminate in toasting marshmallows round the campfire in the woods!

The walk is designed for children, spooky but not scary, just lots of fun!

Tickets include one games and craft session and the creepy fun walk. Tickets should be pre-booked in advance to guarantee a space. Please note: usual entry fees apply.

Fancy dress is encouraged but not required!

Scampston Hall, Malton, North Yorkshire YO17 8NG
01944 759111

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Saturday 21st October – Sunday 5th November 2023 – Halloween Half Term at Scarborough Castle

Grab your broomsticks and get ready for a bewitchingly brilliant day out. Gather round and prepare to be enthralled as you listen to stories spun by our spooky storytellers. Join the spooky specialists for ghastly games, halloween history and a few special magic tricks and spells!

From Saturday 21 October to Sunday 5 November, you can take part in our Halloween quest and discover magical potion ingredients. Complete the booklet’s activities and solve its creepy clues to become a wonderfully wicked witch’s apprentice! 

Book online and save 10%.

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Saturday 28th – Tuesday 31st October 2023 – Ghost Tours

Tours at 7pm, 8.30pm

Do you dare explore Scarborough Castle in the dark this Halloween? Join our storytellers as they guide you on a journey through the past, with tales of ghosts, supernatural sightings and horrors from history.

Over 16s only, and don’t forget to bring a torch – things are going to get dark…

Book online and save 10%.

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Scarborough Castle, Castle Road, Scarborough, YO11 1HY

Tuesday 31st October – Thursday 2nd November 2023

Join us during the school holidays for family fun, including free activities, workshops, and crafts.

Tuesday 31st October – 10.30am – 12noon and 1.30 – 3pm
Rotunda Museum
Fossil Handling with the Rotunda Geology Group. Find out about dinosaur footprints and ancient fossils in hands-on sessions with our expert geologists.

Wednesday 1st November – 10am – 1pm and 2pm – 4pm
Art Gallery
Creature Crafting
Come and take part in some fang-tastic crafts and make your own marvellous monster.

Thursday 2nd November – 10am – 1pm and 2pm – 4pm
Rotunda Museum Pumpkin Pots
Learn to make your very own Jack-o’-lantern tealight holder with airdry clay, perfect for lighting up cold nights this spooky season!

*All activities are free unless otherwise stated, but adults require an Annual Pass to enter.

A £3 Adult Annual Pass allows entry to both Scarborough Art Gallery and the Rotunda Museum. Entry to both venues is free for under 18s.

Drop-in, no need to book. At busy times numbers may be limited for the safety and comfort of visitors.

Suitable for children aged 5 – 11, although younger and older children may enjoy them too.

Children must be accompanied at all times.

Rotunda, Vernon Rd, Scarborough YO11 2PS,
Scarborough Art Gallery, The Crescent, Scarborough YO11 2PW

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October half term 2023 at Sewerby Hall:

Scareoween 26th October to 31st October 2023 from 6pm (suitable for children over the age of 10 years). Set inside the historic hall, this walk-through scare attraction is an experience for brave families, friends and those who dare to enter. With live performers and special effects to immerse you in a living ghost story. The house experience will last approximately 20 minutes.

Spooky Gardens 28th October to 5th November 2023. Explore the Walled Gardens to see what spooky characters you can find. Standard admission charges apply.

Plus these activities:

  • 28th October – Spooky Magic Day and Face Painting
  • 30th October – Rusticus Adventure: Escape from the Haunted Forest!
  • 31st October – Rusticus Ghost-Hunting Adventure!
  • 1st November – Spooky Magic Day and Face Painting
  • 2nd November – Rusticus Wizarding Adventure!
  • 3rd November – Halloween Scary Fat Balls
  • 4th November – Spooky Magic Day and Face Painting

For details of all events and facilities, plus opening times and admission prices, visit Follow Sewerby on facebook here for more updates.

There is no need to book, but visitors can save money on admission prices by booking online in advance. Sewerby, Bridlington, YO15 1ED. 01262 673769.

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Sat 28th October – Sun 5th November – 10.15pm – 5pm 2023

​Join us for our Spooktacular Halloween Adventure!

Calling all magical beings! The Wizards Gathering is the most exciting meeting of witches and wizards in the wizarding calendar! Join us this year at the atmospheric Spooky Barn at Sledmere and help Wizard Fumblefoot, who’s got into a bit of a muddle, and Witch Goodheart who is on the rampage, before having a magical animal encounter of your own!

Come and enjoy a fun and family-friendly Halloween actor-led walk-through experience, with performers, magical animal encounters and activities! Don’t forget to follow the trail down to the Walled Garden to take part in our petrifying pumpkin hunt!

(Please note we will be closing Spooky Barn early at 3pm on Saturday 28th October for our Sledmere Musical Spectacular Fireworks display)


Spooky Barn Only
Adult: £6.00
Child: £11.25
Family: £33.00

 Combined Grounds and Gardens, PLUS Spooky Barn
Adult: £16.25
Child: £13.50
Family: £56.50

Sledmere Friends Members – Spooky Barn Only
Adult: £3.00
Child: £5.50
Family: £15.00


Click here to purchase your tickets online NOW. There are limited numbers time slots.

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Sledmere House, Driffield. YO25 3XG

01377 236637
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🧡Pumpkin Fest 2023 @ SPILMANS🧡

Opens Saturday 30th September 2023. Then 1st, 7th, 8th, 14th, 15th, 21st, 22nd, 24th, 25th, 26th, 27th, 28th, 29th, 30th, 31st October. 

There is a pumpkin picking event to suit everyone this autumn at Spilman’s Farm. For families who like all the fun of the full festival, there are more actives and events than ever before!

Late Night picking is available with even more dates to choose from this year – picking by twilight and with live music and a bar, this is a perfect event for families with older children or couples.

The Back to Basics event is a very special event running for the first time this year. For those who like the charm of Spilmans Farm without all the activities. This is a quieter event for those wishing to just enjoy picking in the patch!

Here’s everything you need to know!

🎃125,000 Pumpkins

Over 20 different varieties to choose from!

🪙 Pumpkin Prices same as last year.
🎟 £5 Credit Voucher per person on arrival – to spend on pumpkins or activities.
🌽LOTS of fun activities for all the family to enjoy including Corn Cannon, Giant pipe roll & Pumpkin Sling Shot.
🚂 Barrel Train
👻 Spooky Walk
⛰️Bale Mountain
🚜Tractor Rides
🦹‍♀️Special Guest – Madame Potiron
🎬Live Stage Show – Fright delight
💧Pumpkin Wash Stations
🚙More car parking than ever before.
🍕Homemade wood-fired pizzas.

Church Farm, Sessay Nr Thirsk, YO7 3NB

01845 501623
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Saturday 28th October 2023, 2:30pm

Ages 5+ 

Featuring boxing action, surprising plot twists, compelling characters and an inspiring boy-hero, Alfie’s First Fight is ‘a knockout production that will inspire, educate and entertain’ (The Family Stage) – for children aged 5+ and their grown-ups.

Inspired by Oliver’s own experiences growing up without a mum and being coached as an amateur boxer by his dad, the show centres itself around shy twelve-year old Alfie, as he decides to go in search of his missing older brother, Jacob, when he mysteriously disappears before an all-important boxing match…

An adventure story about learning how to fight for what you want, ff you like Danny Champion of the World, the books of Jaqueline Wilson and the Rocky movies, you’ll love this!

Westborough , Scarborough

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I Believe In Unicorns by Michael Morpurgo

Thursday 2nd & Friday 3rd November 2023

Ages 6+

This is a tale of the power of books, and the bravery of a young boy called Tomas. Tomas hates reading and school, but his world is turned upside down the day he meets the Unicorn Lady in his local library…

An enchanting and interactive production, I Believe in Unicorns won an Argus Angel Award for Artistic Excellence at Brighton Festival.

It also includes a book swap, where audience members are invited to bring along a favourite children’s book (ages 6+) to help form part of the stage set at the beginning of the show. At the end, they’re invited to swap their book for another one and so have a new story to take home.

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21st – 22nd October and 28th October – 5th November 2023


Think pumpkin picking, spooky witch encounters, zombie laser fun and even a FANG-tastic show at the Stockeld Theatre, Halloween Street! 🕸️

We will be open 21st – 22nd October, as well as half-term week 28th October – 5th November for spooktacular days of fun perfect for the whole family!

Join us this October and get stuck in with:
🎃 Pumpkin picking
🧙‍♀️ Woodland Witches in our Enchanted Forest
💀 Halloween Street at The Stockeld Theatre
🧛‍♀️ Fearsome fancy dress
🌀 Mummy maze
🧟‍♂️ Zombie Laser

Every paying child also gets a free pumpkin, up until 31st October!

The Adventure Park, Stockeld Park, Wetherby, LS22 4AN.

01937 586333
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October 2023 activities at Sutton Bank National Park Centre:

29th September to 10th November. 10.30am – 3pm. The Secret life of Hedgerows Trail – Follow the trail to discover the secret life of our hedgerows and who might live there. Drop-in,no booking required, please check visitor centre opening hours.  £3.00

Friday 27th October, time slots from 7 – 8.30pm. Introduction to Night time Bike Riding – As part of our Dark Skies Fringe Festival, we are offering introductory night time bike riding sessions in partnership with Sutton Bank Bikes. Children must be 12 years and above and accompanied by an adult. £10

4th November, 6.30 – 9pm. Dark Skies at Sutton Bank – York Astro are here to show us the night sky in all its glory! Enjoy an evening of illustrated talks and stargazing at Sutton Bank. From £16.00

Sutton Bank National Park Centre, YO7 2EH
01845 597426

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It’s Pumpkin Time! The biggest producers in Ryedale have ALOT and this year promises to be bigger and better with pumpkins, a Maize Maze and Tractor Rides.

Picking starts in October – but remember when they’re gone they’re gone! 

Following dates only;

  • 7th, 8th, 14th, 15th, 21st, 22nd, 28th, 29th 30th & 31st October 2023 (or until all have pumpkins have been picked)

  • Pumpkins are £1 per kilo – Grab a barrow and get picking!

NEW FOR 2023 – The Maize Maze and Tractor Rides to the pumpkin fields

  • Tractor Rides are £2, payable on the day.
  • No need to pre-book the Maize Maze, tickets will be available on entry
  • Please note – no dogs in the maze

Grab a barrow and get picking.
Howebridge Farm, Low Marishes, Malton, YO17 6RQ

01653 669469
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21st October to 5th November 2023, 10am – 5pm

Grab your broomsticks and get ready for a bewitchingly brilliant day out. Gather round for tales from our spooky storytellers and solve creepy clues in our Halloween Quest.

Join our Victorian ghost hunters in the ruins of Whitby Abbey for all things Gothic this half term. Listen to some spooky stories and be inspired to create your very own tale of terror just like Bram Stoker did with Dracula.

Take part in our Halloween quest and discover magical potion ingredients. Complete the booklet’s activities and solve its creepy clues to become a wonderfully wicked witch’s apprentice! Book online and save 10%.

Whitby Abbey, Abbey Lane, Whitby, YO22 4JT

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Grow Your Own Oak 

  • Sunday, 29 October 2023 and Wednesday 1st November 2023
  • 10:00 am to  2:00 pm

Grow Your Own Oak is a fun activity for families and children. Join us for an autumn walk through the arboretum to gather acorns; learn how to select the best acorns for planting and how to germinate and care for them as they grow.

Due to popular demand, we will be holding one hour sessions at 10am, 11am and 1pm.

It is free to attend but general admission applies.

Drop in and join us


Nature Rangers Day

  • Monday, 30 October 2023
  • 10:00 am to 3:00 pm

A chance to focus on how seeds disperse and autumnal nocturnal animals in the arboretum – plus making a clay hedgehog!

We recommend bringing a packed lunch or money for lunch in the Arboretum Café.

Our Nature Rangers Day is suitable for children aged five and over. It costs £15 to attend. Booking is essential. Children to be accompanied by an adult (free of charge).


Red Squirrels at the Yorkshire Arboretum

Tuesday 31st Octomber 2023

10.30 tour of the squirrel enclosure. Normal admission applies.

Drop in and not bookable (Sessions can be booked at other times of the week).

The Yorkshire Arboretum
Castle Howard, York, YO60 7BY

01653 648598
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We have lots of events coming up at Half term in our Stamford Bridge woodland play site:


  • Monday 30th October 9.30 – 11.30 – Halloween and autumn crafts at our woodland stay and play sessions for children up to age 8 (older siblings welcome) enjoy free play in our woodland forest school site, and then cosy up around the fire for a s’more and hot chocolate!
  • Monday 30th October 12.30 – 2.30 – Halloween and autumn crafts at our woodland stay and play sessions for children up to age 8 (older siblings welcome)
  • Thursday 2nd November 10 – 1pm – Family forest school for children up to age 11 – join us for forest school activities including crafts and tool work as well as free play in our woodland forest school site
  • Friday 3rd November  9.30 – 11.30 – Halloween and autumn crafts at our woodland stay and play for children up to age 8 (older siblings welcome) enjoy free play in our woodland forest school site, and then cosy up around the fire for a s’more and hot chocolate!
  • Friday 3rd November 12.30 – 2.30 – Halloween and autumn crafts at our woodland stay and play for children up to age 8 (older siblings welcome)

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All Bonfire & Firework Events

You can find a list of the local bonfires and fireworks happening across Ryedale on Mumbler here.

(Being updated currently, please check back again soon)

Allerthorpe Lakeland Park Halloween Activities

The Halloween Activity Package runs from 28th October to 5th November 2023. There will be a pumpkin trail, pumpkin carving, tie dye T shirt, and orienteering. Keep your eyes peeled for the purple pumpkin to claim a prize. £12 per child for all activities, for ages 3-14 years. Must be pre-booked online with admission.

Melbourne Road, Allerthorpe, Pocklington, YO42 4RL (just off the A1079 Pocklington services roundabout). 01759 301444.

Beadlam Grange Farmshop October Half Term

2023 details coming soon

Pumpkin Carving 28th October 2022, 10am & 12pm. Let your children get your hands dirty with one of our pumpkin carving sessions! We’ll provide the pumpkin, the carving tools & the fun… we’ll even clear up the mess. £8 per child.

Also half price kid’s meals served from 12pm to 3pm during October half term. Monday 24th – Saturday 29th October 2022.

Beadlam Grange Farmshop, Beadlam, York YO62 7TD
01439 770303

Beetle Bank Farm Halloween

2023 Halloween activities at Beetle Bank Farm:

28th October to 3rd November:

  • Pumpkin Carving – Pick one of our home grown pumpkins carve and take home. £3
  • Broomstick Hunt – A bit of fun, win a prize! FREE

30th October to 3rd November:

  • Icky Sticky Arts & Crafts – Fun Spooky crafts to take home with you. £2.50
  • Apple Bobbing and Ghoulish Games – A bit of spooky fun! FREE

31st October – Fancy Dress Contest. Lots of great prizes to win. You’ve got to be in it to win it!

Beetle Bank Open Farm, Moor Lane, Murton, York YO19 5XD

Beningbrough Hall October Half Term

Match, measure and make – free family trail running from Saturday 28th October – Sunday 5th November 2023. Making the most of the season, it’s all about autumn this week. Match the colours you find as you explore, measure the biggest and smallest leaf you can find and make some origami. Open 10am – 5pm on 28 & 29 October, then 10am – 3.30pm from 30 October.

Beningbrough, Hall, Gallery and Gardens, Beningbrough, York, YO30 1DD

Burnby Hall Halloween Activities

Halloween fun in the Gardens from 30th October to 5th November 2023, 10am – 4pm. Take the spooky trail, find the pumpkins, and dare you go down to the Stumpery? Creepy fun for all the family!

Escape The Haunted Gardens! 1st November 2023, 10.30am – 3pm. A Rusticus Adventure. Test your courage and quick wits in this outdoor escape room event, suitable for all the family to enjoy together! Lasts approx. 45 mins. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Walk Times: 11.00 am, 12.30 pm, 2pm.

Please note: In order to allow as many children as possible to enjoy these walks, numbers for each one are restricted, with tickets issued from our Events Table in the Gardens on the day.

Burnby Hall Gardens and Museum, The Balk, Pocklington, York, YO42 2QF. 01759 307125

Burton Agnes Halloween Trail

The Halloween trail at Burton Agnes Hall & Gardens awaits intrepid explorers! From Saturday 28th October to Sunday 5th November, 11am-4pm, 2023, hunt for a frightfully fun series of handcrafted scenes in eerie woodland. Each dramatic scene asks a single question and bears a freaky fact. Decipher the full trail and enjoy a sweet treat!

Burton Agnes Hall, Driffield, East Yorkshire, YO25 4NB
01262 490324

Captain Barney’s Halloween Party

Friday 27th October 2023, 4 – 6pm. Fancy Dress, Soft Play, Buffet, Play Village and Party Games. £7.50 per child, pre-booked tickets only.

Captain Barney’s, 14 Railway Street, Malton YO17 7NR
01653 228128

Dalby Forest Stargazing with Astro Dog

27th, 28th, 30th & 31st October, 2nd, 4th November 2023. Astro Dog offer exciting, interactive, stargazing sessions in the enchanting setting of Dalby Forest, an excellent location to stargaze from.  There will be a guided tour of the night sky, learning about stars, asterisms, constellations, star-hopping and how to navigate the night sky. Use telescopes and binoculars to view the planets, the Moon and stunning deep space objects such as double stars, star clusters, galaxies and nebulae.  Booking is essential for these events, call 07540 131077 for more info.

Easingwold Community Library October Half Term

This half-term we’re offering two FREE indoor activities to keep the young ‘uns out of mischief:

  • Spooky Crafts – Tuesday 31st October 2023 from 10am until Noon. A brilliant Halloween-themed arts and crafts session for children with adults hosted by talented artist Chris Geeson.
  • Boccia & New Age Kurling – Wednesday 1st November 2023from 10am until Noon. Following the hugely popular taster session run in the summer, county sports coach Joe McKechnie makes a triumphant return with these fantastic games.

These activities are aimed at children from 4 to 11 years accompanied by a parent or guardian. To book please drop into the library or ring us on 01609 534584.

Market Pl, Easingwold, York YO61 3AN

Flamingo Land Halloween Events

Saturday 21st October to Sunday 5th November 2023

This Halloween, Flamingo Land have a host of spooktacular events, attractions and activities for the October half term, including Twilight kid’s rides, Carnival of Horrors, Fancy Dress competition, Pumpkin Mini Maze, picking and carving, Trick or Treat Trail, Halloween Street Entertainers, and on selected dates the Spooktacular Pyromusical Fireworks & Drone Swarm Displays.

Flamingo Land, Kirby Misperton, Malton, North Yorkshire, YO17 6UX
0800 40 888 40

Kirkbymoorside Library – October Half Term

Tuesfay 31st October 2023 10am – 12pm

FREE Halloween Family Fun Activities

Learn how to make haunted luminaires, mummy bookmarks and spooky goody bags!

Kirkbymoorside Library, 32 Howe End, Kirkbymoorside, York YO62 6AZ

Malton Library in October Half Term

Monday 30th October 2023 – Family Halloween Crafts Drop In 10am – 12pm
FREE Halloween Family Fun Activities
Learn how to make haunted luminaires, mummy bookmarks and spooky goody bags!

Saturday 28th October to Saturday 4th November 2023 – Halloween Junior Trick or Tech Trail

Malton Library, St Michael St, Malton YO17 7LJ

01609 534565

Monk Park Farm Halloween Spooktacular

Daily until November 5th 2023 lots of Halloween fun for all ages!
Including pumpkin picking, carving and painting, mini pumpkin trail, pumpkin catapult and bowling, witches’ potion making, spider infested barn and spooky farm tour.
Plus: Pumpkins by Twilight and Farm Fright Night for the over 12s.

Monk Park Farm, Bagby, Thirsk, North Yorkshire, YO7 2AG

01845 42 11 24

Murton Park – October Half Term

Halloween 2023 events at Murton Park:

  • Saturday 4th October -Sunday 5th November: The Whitby Falconers will be onsite with their bird display. Handling charges apply.
  • Saturday 28th October – Tuesday 31st October: Pumpkin Carving: £3 per person, payable on the day.
  • Saturday 28th October -Sunday 5th November: Halloween/Guy Fawkes Trail: £1 per person inc. a prize, payable on the day.

Murton Park, Murton, York, YO19 5UF
01904 489966

Nafferton Scarecrow Festival

Nafferton Scarecrow Festival will run along the week of October half term.

It starts on Saturday 28th of October and finishes on the 3rd November 2023 where we will hold our annual musical fireworks display. (fireworks, Ticketed event)!

National Railway Museum October Half Term

21st October to 5th November 2023, 10am – 5pm

  • Flying Scotsman – The world’s most famous locomotive will be back in the museum—this time on the turntable in Great Hall for a 360-degree view!
  • Flying Scotsman VR Experience – This takes you on a stunning journey through time and around the world. A must-do for any Flying Scotsman fans.
  • Wonderlab: The Bramall Gallery – Our new hands-on family gallery, with 18 interactive challenges and explosive live shows to explain the science behind the fun. Plus new live shows to see for autumn!

Admission to the museum is free, but advance booking of experiences is recommended.

National Railway Museum, Leeman Road, York YO26 4XJ

North York Moors Magical Mystery Twilight Walk

2023 details coming soon

29th October 2022, 4.45pm – 7.45pm. Walk by the light of the moon. Or gaze in wonder at a sparkling, star-filled sky when it’s very dark. On clear nights you’ll be rewarded with stunning views and shimmering lights from small settlements below. See planets, constellations, shooting stars and even see the The Milky Way arcing above you. You’ll see the moon really clearly from here when it’s full too. £39 per person, to book call 01439 770657

North York Moors National Park, The Old Vicarage, Bondgate, Helmsley, YO62 5BP

North Yorkshire Moors Railway – October Half Term

27th October to 5th November and 10th to 12th November 2023. Departing at 6.15 pm or 7.45 pm.

The ‘Light Spectacular’ costs £25 per person adult or child.

Your ticket includes:

✔ – A one-hour return train journey between Pickering and Levisham
✔ – Synchronised flashing wristbands
✔ – On-board narration and music

Pickering Station Park Street Pickering YO18 7AJ

T: 01751 472508.

Northallerton Medieval Market

2023 details coming soon

Come and experience the sights, sounds and smells of Northallerton’s market as it might have looked in Medieval England between 1066 and 1307.

This FREE 2 day event will bring a medieval market to life with medieval market traders including a baker, a pie stall, a surgeon, and a fletcher and bowyer with authentic medieval music providing a truly immersive experience.

Northallerton Town Square

Nunnington Hall Autumn Activities

The Autumn Festival is on 21st & 22nd October 2023 – All the family can enjoy the decorated house, orchard tours and see the visiting stalls selling autumnal things. There will also be autumn themed crafts for kids.

October half-term activities run from 28th October to 5th November 2023. See the hall decorated for a seasonal celebration of light and shadow. There’s plenty for the whole family to enjoy, from creating shadow puppets at our shadow station, to a range of activities in the outdoors, including a riddle trail.

Standard admission applies.

Nunnington Hall, Nunnington, York YO62 5UY
01439 748283

Park House Barns

2023 details coming soon

Homegrown pumpkins will be available to purchase from outside the front of the building.

Park House Barns, Pottergate, Gilling East YO62 4JA
01439 787185

Pickering Hungate Centre Halloween Fun

2023 details coming soon

Pop along to the Hungate Centre on the 29th October 2022, 10am – 12pm for lots of stalls, games, free competitions and more. Come in your fancy dress outfits and join in with out parade at 10.45am (prizes will be given to the best costumes). There will be a Pumpkin Competition at 10.15am – bring your decorated and carved pumpkins to be judged, prizes awarded to the best carved and best decorated pumpkin!

29 Hungate, Pickering YO18 7DG

Pickering Library – October Half Term

Monday 30th October 2023 2pm – 4pm
FREE Halloween Family Fun Activities 
Learn how to make haunted luminaires, mummy bookmarks and spooky goody bags!

01609 533624

Pickering Library, The Ropery, Pickering

Robin Hood’s Bay Ghost Walks

7th, 11th, 14th, 18th, 21st, 25th, 26th, 28th, 30th October 2023 at 7.30pm.  31st October & 4th November 2023 at 6.30pm. Journey through the narrow streets and alleyways of Bay as you listen to tales of the strange and supernatural mingling with ancient legends, smugglers, shipwrecks, spiritual mysteries and rip roaring ghost stories. Please wear appropriate clothing and suitable footwear. Suitable for all the family. For further information, go to the Whitby Storyteller website.

Adults £10, Child, £5. No booking, just turn up. Call 07950 462802 for info.

Meet at the Slipway in the Dock outside the National Trust’s Old Coastguard Station, Robin Hood’s Bay, YO22 4SJ

Sealife Scarborough Ascarium Halloween Event

14th October – 5th November 2023 

Immersive trail celebrating the creepiest creatures of the deep, with a spell-casting sea witch and plenty of trick-or-treat surprises.

From £16 (Included with SEA LIFE admission)

Scarborough SEA LIFE Sanctuary, Scalby Mills, Scarborough, YO12 6RP

The Great Easingwold Pumpkin Hunt

The event will run from Sunday 29th – Tuesday 31st October 2023 to include Halloween night! If you would like your property, business or residential, to be part of the trail then please drop us a message to sign up. Registration is £1.00 per property and you can pay via PayPal. Closing date for registrations is the end of Sunday 22nd October

For more information and to register your properties find them on Facebook here or email

Web Adventure Park October Half Term

Come along from the 28th of October to the 5th of November 2023, 9.30am – 6.00pm for a SPOOK-tacular time!

Especially for spooky season, we’re running a Scarecrow competition for schools, after-school clubs, sports groups, nurseries, etc. to create some fabulous creations, but we need your help in deciding which scarecrow wins! Judging will take place during the October Half Term and the winners will receive a free play time at the Web! If you’d like to enter, please do get in touch.

Plus, Halloween themed discos, prizes for fancy dress & best dancing, magic shows. Everything is included in the admission ticket.

Wigginton Rd, York YO32 2RH
01904 692221

York Bird of Prey Centre Halloween Special

Halloween Special on 28th and 29th October 2023 with lots of activities planned including a chance to meet the mistress of all evil from Fairytale Encounters, pumpkin picking and carving, games, scavenger hunt and a forest walk. Tickets are £11 per person and include a free pumpkin. Tickets must be booked in advance.

York Bird of Prey Centre, Burn Hall, Tollerton Road, YO61 1JB
01347 833 214

York Leisure Centre

For swimming there’s a 6 lane, 25 metre swimming pool, as well as a shallow learner pool and toddlers splash pool perfect for gaining water confidence and swimming lessons.
Alternatively why not have a game badminton in our Sports Hall, or challenge yourself in the Clip N Climb arena. 
Kathryn Avenue, Monks Cross, York YO32 9AF
01904 403900

York Maze – Hallotween and Hallowscream

HALLOWSCREAM our terrifyingly entertaining nights of fear and fun opens on Friday 13th October 2023, you must be at least 16yrs old.

HALLOWTWEEN is our slightly less scary afternoons aimed at families with children around 10-15yrs opens Saturday 28th October 2023. This year it will only be open for four afternoons: 28th, 29th, 30th & 31st October. Tickets for both events must be booked online in advance.

Elvington Lane, York, YO19 5LT. 01904 607341

Yorkshire Air Museum October Half Term

Half term events are running from 28th October to 5th November 2023 – more details to follow.

29th October 2023 – Open Cockpit day. Climb into the hot seat of a selection of our aircraft (details to come). There is a £5 supplement for cockpit access, but normal ticket rules apply including returns.

Elvington, York, YO41 4AU. 01904 608595