School Holidays Ryedale

October Half Term

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A Creepy Halloween at Castle Howard

Saturday 27th October – Sunday 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).

Castle Howard, The Estate Office, Castle Howard, York, YO60 7DA
T: 01653 648333

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Avocado Events WOW Halloween Spectacular

Avocado Events have teamed up with the WOW World Group to organise two amazing seasonal parties on Tuesday 23rd October at The Salix Yurts on Wigginton Road. The parties are for children aged from 1 to 5 years and are designed to showcase the wonderful range of programmes offered by the WOW World Group.

• 0930-1100 for children aged 1-2 years old
• 1130-1300 for children aged 2-5 years old

The Halloween party sessions will include themed activities delivered by Toddler Sense and Reading Fairy, seasonal crafting, autumnal treasure baskets provided by Baby Sensory and science experiments with Mini Professors. There will be refreshments available, including cakes from The Forget Me Not Bake Company

Every child and accompanying adult will leave with their own ‘party’ bag generously filled with goodies from the participating programmes, plus yummy treats from Boost Balls, Chewy Moon, Boka Food and Vita Coco.

Tickets are priced at just £10 and places are strictly limited so please book soon to avoid disappointment. (please scroll down to the bottom of the timetable to find this special event).

Email or phone 07976 819375 for more information.

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Baby Pumpkin Special

Baby Sensory presents a special Pumpkin themed special session at Thirsk and Sowerby Town Hall, West Gate, Thirsk, YO7 1QR

25th October:

0945 0-13 months (1hr class),
1100 0-13 months (1hr class)

Gemma and Judith
Phone: 07793 763419


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Baby Pumpkin Special

Baby Sensory presents a Pumpkin themed special session. You can come to a ONE OFF session for £7, great chance to try the class.

Wednesday 24th October – Dance Expression, Norton, Malton
1000 – 1100 6 to 13 months
1115 – 1215 Birth to 6 months

Thursday 25th October – Sutton upon Derwent Village Hall, YO41 4BN
10:00 – 11:00 6 to 13 months
11:15 – 12:15 Birth to 6 months
12:45 – 13:45 Birth to 13 months

Contact Jo Magson by emailing or phoning 07581 300149. Alternatively, visit their website for more details and to book a trial. Check them out on Facebook

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Burton Agnes Spooky Woodland Trail – Driffield

27th October – 4th November 11am – 4pm

Who dares to visit Burton Agnes Hall’s Spooky Woodland Trail?

If you are feeling brave this half term, why not venture over to Burton Agnes Hall and take part in their spooky woodland trail?

Every Halloween, fearless visitors are welcomed to an eerie hunt round the Hall’s atmospheric woodland, where clues are hidden amidst dramatic and creative spooky Halloween scenes, with a skeleton bride and groom and flying witches new for 2018 to name just a few! Once the entire puzzle has been solved, a treat awaits in the Gift Shop.

After the thrill of the spooky woodland trail, visitors can relax in the comfort of the courtyard and enjoy homemade meals, light bites and indulgent treats in the café, while the courtyard shops will be brimming with original gifts and seasonal and Yorkshire-made produce. Visitors can also choose from a range of home grown plants, propagated from the gardens.

During the weekend of the 27th and 28th October join Burton Agnes Hall for an Autumn Festival. The festival will offer delicious local produce, locally crafted beer, cider and gin to enjoy at the festival or take home for later and a huge selection of unique, hand crafted gifts and crafts. Fabulous live music will play throughout the weekend under the canopy of festival music tent including the ukulele Assembly Line, the Tuba Dudes and many more!

The spooky Halloween woodland trail runs from 27th October to 4th November and is designed for all the family to enjoy. There is no extra charge for the trail: admission is included in the normal Gardens price and is free for Burton Agnes Hall members.

Admission prices: Adults £7.00, Seniors £6.50, Children (4-15 years) £4.00, Under 4s free

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

T: 01262 490324

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Cedarbarn Pumpkin Express

Farm shop, café and miniature railway situated between Pickering and Thornton le Dale.

Lovely half term event, “The Pumpkin Express” incorporating rides on the train and featuring Spookley, The Square Pumpkin

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


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Family Cinema – Incredibles 2 – Helmsley Arts Centre

Family Cinema – Incredibles II – Wed 31 Oct, 2.30pm – £7.50/U16s £5.50
Everyone’s favorite family of superheroes is back in “Incredibles 2”–but this time Helen (voice of Holly Hunter) is in the spotlight, leaving Bob (voice of Craig T. Nelson) at home with Violet (voice of Sarah Vowell) and Dash (voice of Huck Milner) to navigate the day-to-day heroics of “normal” life. It’s a tough transistion for everyone, made tougher by the fact that the family is still unaware of baby Jack-Jack’s emerging superpowers. When a new villain hatches a brilliant and dangerous plot, the family and Frozone (voice of Samuel L. Jackson) must find a way to work together again–which is easier said than done, even when they’re all Incredible.

Helmsley YO62 5DW
Tickets: 01439 771700
Buy tickets here

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Fear in the forest!

Wednesday 31 October 2018 5pm – 9pm

Age: 5 years plus

Come along and meet a rogue’s gallery of despicable characters who will guide you through the depths of Dalby Forest. Dastardly plots will be threaded together by twisted storytellers gifted in the dark arts of horror and suspense! In conjunction with Lady Lumley’s School.

Meet in the Visitor Centre and get up close and personal with live bugs and bats, or try your hand at some creepy crafts. Fancy dress optional.

Dalby cafe will be open and serving hot food and drinks.

Cost is £6 per person (under 5s free).

Not suitable for wheelchairs/pushchairs. Wear warm clothing, suitable footwear for uneven surfaces and a waterproof jacket if inclement weather. Please bring a torch.

Dalby Forest, YO18 7LT

Buy tickets via the website here

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Halloween at Scampston: Spooky Stories and Creepy Crafts

Sunday 21st October & Saturday 27th October

1pm – 2pm: Drop-in creepy crafts session (take part for as little or as long as you like!)
2.30pm – 3.30pm: Fairly-frightening stories and ghoulish games

All hosted by Scampston’s mischievous witches!

Usual admission fees apply, children in fancy dress will gain free entry. For craft activities, a small donation towards materials on the day would be appreciated.

Scampston Walled Garden, Malton, YO17 8NG

Contact 01944 759 111


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Halloween at The Balloon Tree

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! 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.

Keep a look out for the seasonal treats on the new Winter menu in the newly extended cafe, incorporating pumpkin and squashes into all sorts of delicious dishes.

We have the usual supply of homegrown superfresh fruit and vegetables available in the farmshop, as well as super tasty homemade ready meals & soups and award winning cakes.

A great family outing – relax in the landscaped cafe garden, blankets available to keep cosy on the cooler days, while the children play in the newly renovated play area.

Visit or call 01759 373023 for more info.

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Illuminated Abbey

Thursday 25th – Wednesday 31st October 2018

6pm – 9pm

Buy tickets for this event online before Wed 24 Oct and receive 10% off. 

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 before your very eyes within the abbey ruins all aglow, with a twist on our usual show.

Stop by the historical traders’ market to warm up with a bite to eat and a hot drink or treat yourself to a spooky souvenir to take home.

English Heritage

Read the Ryedale Mumbler Review from 2017 here

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Minskip Farm Shop Halloween

27th – 31st October 2018 10am – 4pm

Our Free Range Frights Festival at Minskip Farm Shop really is the best way to enjoy a spooktacular Halloween…

Bring your little monsters to our amazing Halloween Event and be the Mummy of the year (ha!). We’re creepin’ it real this year, with LOADS of activities to keep everyone entertained.

Are your little monsters brave enough to meet our incredible Birds of Prey and Minibeasts? Do they have the guts to climb Scare Mountain and take their chances the spooky scarecrow? You can also take our farm walk and meet our Alpacas and Piggies, as well as explore the vegetable garden and look for spiders! We also have gourd-eous pumpkin carving, slime making and apple bobbing in our barn!

Each child with a ticket will be welcomed into our Activities Barn, where they can:
• Choose and carve their own pumpkin (pumpkin included in price)
• Climb Scare Mountain
• Make slime
• Bob for apples
• Take part in the fancy dress competition

Outside, they will be able to:
• Visit our Birds of Prey and scary Mini Beasts
• Take our farm walk and see the animals

Activity times:
1pm – Fancy Dress Parade (every day)

If you buy your tickets in advance, you save on the entry fee too!
Find out more and buy tickets at:
T: 01423329063
Check out our Facebook Page

Minskip Road, Boroughbridge, York, YO51 9HY

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October Half Term at Peagreen Pottery

Drop in slime all day on the 30th & 31st as well as Halloween Stories and Craft at 11am and 2pm.



01653 690502

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Piglets Pumpkin Festival

Pumpkin Picking at the Pumpkin Patch

Oink Oink! Piglets Adventure Farm offers a fantastic family day out, packed with exciting attractions and buckets of fun.

With lots of spooky attractions and a free pumpkin for every child, there’s so much family fun at Pumpkin Festival (every weekend in October and every day from 27th October to 4th November). 

NEW for 2018, from the Monster Mash to the Witchy Wiggle show off your best moves at Boogie Bones end of day Laser Disco!

Dare to enter spook-tacular Mischief Manor, get stuck in with Pumpkin Carving, take on the Mysterious Maize Maze Challenge or take a ride to the Pumpkin Patch where you can take your pick from over 10,000 home grown pumpkins!

The Magic Hatter will be appearing as his wizard alter-ego, in two spellbinding 30 minute magic shows every day over half term! Help the Hatter hatch a dragon egg, float a phoenix feather, mix magical potion ingredients and much more in these fun-filled family shows.


Piglets Adventure Farm is very close to the A64, just north of York, on Towthorpe Moor Lane, between Strensall Road and the A64, North of York. For Sat Navs use YO32 9ST.

Call 01904 499700 or visit the website

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Sledmere House: Halloween Experience

Children’s Petrifying Pumpkin Hunt & Halloween Experience: 10am – 5pm 27th October – 4th November 2018. CLOSED MONDAYS.

Do you dare to explore the darker side of Sledmere these half term holidays?

Join in during the half term for a day of fun and frights for all the family with our ‘Petrifying Pumpkin Trail’ in the Walled Garden.

Find the Bats and Cats in the Stables Trail, explore the Gardens and Grounds with a Beastly Broom Search, join the Wise old Witch for Story Time and take a trip around the Freaky Farmyard not forgetting to visit our brand new adventure play area.

Fancy Dress is encouraged!

Hampton Paddock, Café and the Farm Shop will also be open and you can take a stroll around the grounds and enjoy the Autumnal scenery.

Normal admissions apply but don’t forget under 5’s go FREE. FREE entry for ‘Sledmere Friends’.

Sledmere House, Driffield. YO25 3XG
Contact Number: 01377 236637

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Spilmans Pick Your Own Pumpkins

7th, 13th, 14th, 20 October to 31st October, 10am until 4pm every day

Spilmans Pick Your Own Pumpkins.
10000 pumpkins and squashes of all different shapes and sizes.
Come and have a great time out on our beautiful farm. Great activities including pumpkin carving barn, spooky walk, singing pumpkins, a bale maze and face painting. Take the time to enjoy an ice cream as well!

Church Farm, Sessay, Thirsk, North Yorkshire. YO7 3NB
T: 07973 746040

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Spooky Term Half Term, Whitby Abbey

Saturday 27th Oct – Sunday 4th November 2018 

11am – 4pm

Join us for some frightening fun this October half term. Hear a spooky tale or two and head out on a Halloween challenge trail. Follow clues and keep your eyes peeled for creepy cut outs about the site. Then find out the gruesome truth about life expectancy in Victorian England from our undertaker.

English Heritage

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The Deep – Venom vs Poisons!

the deep hull october half termTower Street, Hull, HU1 4DP (Sat Nav HU9 1TU).  01482 381000. Open daily 10am – 6pm (last entry 5pm).

Venom vs poisons! October Half Term.

Was snow white’s apple venomous or poisonous? Did Dory get bitten or stung? Delve into the lives of toxic creatures at The Deep this October half term and find out which animals use venom and which use poison. Runs 20th October to 4th November.

Join us for the fun-packed interactive show at 11am, 1pm and 3pm and discover how our animals use their amazing abilities to survive. Don’t forget to head on down to the Learning Centre to make your own sticky slime to take home too for just £1.

The Deep offers FREE return visits for 12 months with the Day Plus Pass. Simply complete your details at reception and retain your tickets to make use of this offer. Full terms and conditions can be found on The Deep’s website.

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The Frog & The Princess at Helmsley Arts Centre

Norwich Puppet Theatre – The Frog & The Princess – Sat 3 Nov, 2.30pm £7 child / £8 adult

The Frog & The Princess is a poignant re-telling of the Brothers Grimm tale that will entertain and delight family audiences.
This exquisitely manipulated and humorous puppetry performance explores the meeting of cultures and what happens when a Princess deems a Frog unworthy of being her friend, just because of what he is. As the Frog and the Princess undergo a journey from rejection to friendship they discover that deep down they are not so very different after all.
This co-production between Rene Baker and Norwich Puppet Theatre has been especially created for 4-8 year olds and their families.

Helmsley YO62 5DW
Tickets: 01439 771700

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The Smile Cafe Halloween Pottery Painting

Come and paint a pot.

Choose from a pumpkin or bat, comes complete with battery operated tea light and a children’s food platter and squash for £10, please ring to make a booking.

The Mile, Pocklington, York, YO42 1TW.

CONTACT Jo T: 01759 305420


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Toddler Sense Halloween Special

‘Spooky Wooky’ fun & friendly Halloween Special

Thursday 1st November at Dance Expression, Norton

10am (age 1 to 2y 4months)

11.10am (ages 2 to 5 plus sibling pairs)

£7 to include a treat!

Available to book online or contact Steph for more details 07725481334

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Torchlight Ghost Tours at Scarborough Castle

October 27th & 28th 2018: 6.00pm, 7.00pm, 7.30pm & 8.30pm

This Halloween dare to explore Scarborough Castle after hours. When the light fades the headland becomes rather eerie… Guided by torchlight you’ll hear tales from the castle’s haunted past.

We recommend bringing a torch along. Tours last one hour and booking is essential as places are limited. The event content is suitable for children over the age of 14 years old.

Ticket Prices:
Adult: £4.00
Concession: £3.00
Child: £2.00
Family: £10.00

Adults: £8.00
Concession: £6.00
Child: £4.00
Family: £20.00

Purchase your tickets today by calling our dedicated Ticket Sales Team on 0370 333 1183 (Mon – Fri 8.30am – 5.30 Sat 9am – 5pm). Please note: Booking tickets for this event is essential as places are limited


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Vanessa’s Mini Musicians

Tuesday 9.30am at Leavening School

Thursday 10.30am at Westow Cricket Pavilion

Malton Half Term Special

For 18 months to 4 years.

A fun introduction to music where we will sing songs, play real instruments and start writing tunes together! It will be great preparation for learning an instrument when your child is slightly older. Read the Mumbler Review here

Tea and coffee will be available. £4 a session. Booking essential.

Call Vanessa on  07850 422155


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Yorkshire Arboretum

Saturday, October 27 to Sunday, November 4, 2018 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Alien Bugs & Autumn Activity Trails
Learn how to protect nature from pesky pests and diseases. Follow the bug hunt trail to find out more or try the woodland trail where each clue leads you closer to your prize.
Normal admission applies

Saturday, October 27 to Sunday, November 4, 2018 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Listening to Trees
Have you ever wondered what a tree sounds like inside? Come and hear the inner workings of a tree through the wonders of modern technology. Acoustics can tell us much about a tree’s health – from the stealthy munching of a beetle grub to a weak branch union, but also provide an insight into the dynamic nature of wood as it flexes in the wind.
Dave Chesmore will explain all on Sunday 28 October, or you can join us as we listen and record sounds at other trees this week. A chorus of tree sounds will be available to listen to all week.
During opening hours. Suitable for all
Normal admission applies

Tuesday, October 30, 2018 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM
Fungi Foray
Join in a hunt for fungi around the arboretum, see what you can find and get your specimens identified by our expert, Malcom Greaves. Will it be colourful, will it be unusual, who can tell?
Adult £7.50, Child £5 plus admission.
Booking required

Wednesday, October 31, 2018 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Junior Rangers
A fun-packed day for children aged 5-11, with seasonal indoor and outdoor nature inspired activities and crafts.
Please note that an accompanying adult must stay for the session.
£7.50 per child.
Booking required

Booking via the Howardian Hills website, call the Visitor Centre on 01653 648598 or email


Beadlam Grange Pumpkin Carving Workshops

Tuesday 30th & Wednesday 31st October 2018

£8.00 per child which includes the pumpkin to take home, a prize for each child & a special prize for the scariest pumpkin!

Booking is essential – please book in the Farmshop, call 01439 770303 ext 3

Places are limited.

Beck Isle Museum

Tuesday 30 October, 11am – 3am, 2018. Fossil Hunters

Do you fancy being a dinosaur detective? Take part in our family fun activities and find out about fossils, search for clues in the ground and learn more about dinosaurs.

Wednesday 31 October, 11am – 3pm, 2018. Traditional Craft Day

See the museum brought to life as our skilled volunteers demonstrate traditional rural crafts, from paper quilling and rag rugging to crocheting and butter making.

Thursday 1 November, 11am – 3pm, 2018. Easy Peasy Printing

Take a look at the museum’s magnificent Columbian printing press and try your hand at some basic printing techniques in the activity room. Fun for all the family.

Normal admission prices apply – Your ticket will give you 12 months admission to the museum. Under 5s come in for free.

Beck Isle Museum, Pickering. YO18 8DU
01751 473653

Burnby Hall Pumpkin Festival

October 29th to November 4th 2018

1100 – 1600

Why not enter a carved pumpkin in our competition? Pumpkin carving and a spooky trail will be running all week.

Burnby Hall Gardens
01759 307125

Dalby Forest Cycling Hub Mountain Biking Skills Courses

Thursday 1st November 2018
Beginners and improvers – Introduction to Mountain biking ages 10 to 14 years. Learn the basic skills for Mountain biking on the green and blue graded trails in Low Dalby. We will cover basic bike set up, cornering, braking on different terrain, gear selection, reading the trails.

Friday 2nd November 2018
Improvers course ages 10 to 14 years. Start pushing your mountain bike skills on blue to red graded trails, front and rear wheel lifts, technical descents and ascents, track stands and linking terrain features.

3 hours expert coaching by British Cycling qualified coaches.
Ratio is 1 coach to 6 riders.
£30 per person
Contact us on 01751 460585

Easingwold Martial Arts Halloween Party

Monday 29th October 2018
Bring a buddy and get spooky treats…

Tiny Tigers (3 – 5 years) 4.30pm – 5pm
Tigers (6 – 8 years) 5pm – 5.30pm
Juniors (8 – 13 years) 5.30pm – 6pm

Unit 20, Shires Bridge Business Park
York Road
YO61 3EQ
01347 811351

Ebberston-Allerston Youth Group – A Ghastly Trail

Saturday 27th October 2018 3pm – 7pm

Begin and end at Allerston Village Hall

Trail sheet £2 to find the ghastly displays in the village

Complete the sheet and return to the village hall to claim your prize and refreshments

Flamingo Land Halloween

Spooktacular Halloween

October 13th – November 4th 2018 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Come and join our spooktacular Halloween Half-Term event starting on 13th October – 4th November. We have ‘The Greatest Show’ live in concert, alongside Peter Rabbit’s Pumpkin Trail, fancy dress competitions, firework displays on selected days and lots more!

Flamingo Land, Kirby Misperton, Malton, North Yorkshire, YO17 6UX
T: 0871 9118000

Frightwater Valley at Lightwater Valley

Saturday 27th – Wednesday 31st October 2018

From family-friendly scares to truly terrifying encounters there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

For younger visitors there will be Spooky Character Meet and Greets, Scary Magic Shows and Trick or Treat Doors .

Halloween Fancy Dress Competition on the Lightwater stage between 3pm-3.30pm each day.

For the more intrepid there’s the chance to enjoy some grown-up thrills and chills inside the Live Scare Maze in the Events Hall and the Scare Maze Walkthrough in the Marquee; both of which will be open for risky business from 1pm (over 12 years only).

The scares culminate with the Frightwater Finale lakeside fireworks spectacular (6pm Saturday, 5.30pm Sunday-Wednesday).

North Stainley, Ripon, HG4 3HT
T: 01765 635321

Halloween at Howsham Mill

Carve a pumpkin and take part in age appropriate Halloween games and crafts!

October 30th 10am – 12pm. Children aged 2.5 years to 7, but older siblings are welcome to attend. Feel free to stay for lunch afterwards!

October 29th 10am – 2pm. Children aged 7 and older, but younger siblings are welcome to attend.

£3 per child. Booking essential. No charge for accompanying adults. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Please come dressed for all weathers, and bring along a packed lunch!

Howsham Mill, Howsham, YO60 7PA 01653 619712

Harry Potter Weekend at York Bird of Prey Centre

Open 20th and 21st October 10am – 6pm

A fun filled weekend of Harry Potter games and activities with including crafts, owls, potions, the “sorting hat” and an “aragogs nest”

Just the normal entrance fee applies
Adult – £9, Child – £7.50, Family of 4 – £28.00, Family of 5 – £32.00
Tickets can be purchased in advance please call 01347 833214 or on the door.
York Bird of Prey Centre, Burn Hall, Tollerton Road, YO61 1JB
T: 01347 833 214

Kilnwick Percy Halloween Party

Wednesday 31st October 4pm – 6pm

Halloween Party with disco, party games, face painting, glitter, tattoos, nail painting and a visit from HULK!

£5 per child including hot dog
Contact The KP (Millington Lane, Pocklington YO42 1UF) to book 01759 303090

National Railway Museum – Future Engineers: Conquering Forces

27th October – 4th November 10am – 4pm

Free entry

Our third annual Future Engineers event returns for another week of experimentation, problem-solving and creativity. Let your inner scientist run free in our hive of hands-on activities nestled among the railway giants in Great Hall.

NRM York, Leeman Road, York, YO26 4XJ

T: 0844 815 3139



North Yorkshire Moors Railway – Halloween Train

27th October to 31st October, 2018 from 6:45pm, lasting approximately one hour.

Departing from Pickering, the spooktacular Halloween Train will travel to Levisham Station with scary storytelling along the way. This will be a return non-stop journey with Tricks and Treats! Adult and Child Tickets £20pp including packed lunch. Advance booking required. Recommended for children aged 5 to 12 years old.

Pickering Station Park Street Pickering YO18 7AJ

T: 01751 472508.

Nunnington Hall Fright Night

Friday 31st October

Do you dare visit Nunnington Hall after dark? Come and take a guided night time tour of the house and listen to all the ghostly happenings said to have taken place at the hall through the years. Be warned – some of the ghosts and ghouls might not be too far away!

6pm Family tour, 7pm & 8.30pm Adult only tours

£6 per adult £3 per child
Booking essential – 01439 748283

Nunnington Hall Halloween Trail and Crafts

23rd October to 4th November 2018

Come and take part in our potion trail to make a hallowe’en spell and join in with our craft activities between 12 noon and 3pm every day. Each Saturday and Sunday there will be child friendly tours telling the ghostly goings on at Nunnington Hall.

Nunnington Hall 01439 748283

Peasey Hill Halloween Party

Wednesday 31st October 3pm – 5pm

Halloween Party with optional fancy dress. Apple bobbing, trick or treat, tattoos, crafts, sweets, hotdogs etc.

Rainbow Lane Community Centre, Hema Gillings, Rainbow Lane, Malton, YO17 7BU.

Ryedale Folk Museum

Saturday 27 October – Sunday 4 November
Hallows, Saints and Souls
Delve into the mysterious world of folklore, ancient beliefs and forgotten practices as you explore Ryedale Folk Museum this half term.

Monday 29 October
Apothecary for Beginners: 10:30am-11:30am & 1:30pm-2:30pm
Visit our pop-up apothecary and try your hand at mixing your own potion.

Traditional Broomstick Making Workshop: 12pm-1pm & 3pm-4pm
Discover the skills needed to make a traditional ‘witches’ broomstick as you create your own to take, or fly, away – followed by a short flying lesson.

Tuesday 30 October
Terrific Tales: 11am, 1pm & 3pm
Join our resident ‘teller of tales’ as she shares the folklore of the area. Suitable for children aged 5 years and over.

Wednesday 31 October
Willow Wand Workshop: 11am-1pm
Learn how to create your own willow woven wand, ready for spell casting tonight!

‘Soul Cake’ Cookery: 2pm-3pm
Discover the ancient tradition of ‘souling’ as you get hands on in this cookery workshop.

Visit for free if you bring your valid annual pass. The above timed sessions are offered on a drop-in basis – first come, first served.  Children must always be accompanied by an adult.

Ryedale Folk Museum
Hutton le Hole
YO62 6UA

Tel: 01751 417367

Spot the spooks: the return of Visit York’s Great York Ghost Search

26th October to 2nd November 2018

The family-friendly trail is available all day, but the magic hour – when the ghosts really glow in the dark – takes place ‘twixt dusk and night (5pm–7pm). In total, 26 illuminated ghost lamps will be hidden in windows across the city. An accompanying Ghost Search Map will be available for collection from Visit York’s Visitor Information Centre, located at 1 Museum Street.

Sutton Bank National Park Centre

Little Boots: Rotten Witches
Wed 31 October, 10:30 – 12:00 2018
Once upon a time, lots of witches made the North York Moors their home. Find out who they were and what they got up to. Minimum age 3.

Young Explorers: Bonkers about Bats
Wed 31 October, 13:30 – 15:00 2018
Bats are brilliant! Find out why during an afternoon of games and activities. Minimum age 6.

Please wear appropriate clothing and footwear. Sorry, no dogs. All children to be accompanied by an adult. There’s no charge for adults to attend. £4.50 per child

Sutton Bank National Park Centre, YO7 2EH
Booking essential. Call 01439 772738 for more information.

The Moors National Park Centre

Saturday, October 27, 2018 at 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Danby Dark Skies, 8 yrs plus. Adults £4, Kids £2

Tuesday, October 30, 2018 at 10:30 AM – 12 PM
Little Boots: Rotten Witches 3 yrs plus. £4.50

Tuesday, October 30, 2018 at 1:30 PM – 3 PM
Young Explorers: Fireworks and Lanterns. 6 yrs plus. £4.50

Thursday, November 1, 2018 at 10:30 AM – 12 PM
Young Explorers: Help a Hedgehog. 6 yrs plus. £4.50

Thursday, November 1, 2018 at 1:30 PM – 3 PM
Young Explorers: Autumn Bioblitz. 6 yrs plus. £4.50

The Moors National Park Centre, Lodge Lane, Whitby. YO21 2NB
Call 01439 772738.

The Shambles Spooktacular!

Wednesday 31st October 10am – 5pm 2018
Saturday 3rd November 10am – 5pm 2018

Halloween fun for kids of ALL ages! So throw on your spookiest costume and come along to the Shambles Garden for the fancy dress competition, apple-bobbing, trick or treat goodies and spooky surprises! Entry: £1.00

The Shambles, Malton. YO17 7LZ

The Web Adventure Park – Halloween Ghostbusting

Saturday 27th October to Wednesday 31st October 2018
Saturday to Tuesday 4pm to 7pm, Wednesday 5pm to 8pm

Ghost tucker trials
Ghost Hunt
“Proton Pack” Laser Tag challenge
Apple bobbing
Fancy dress competition
A lively, spooky atmosphere
Children’s hot dog and chips
Tickets: £10 Child, £2.25 Adult

You can also book in person at reception or by calling the Ghostbusters on 01904 692221
Adult entry ticket on the door.

Web Adventure Park
Wigginton Road
YO32 2RH

The Whole Hogg Farm Shop Pumpkin PYO

Huge selecton of PYO Pumpkins with a barrow to your car….

Lovely café to enjoy a coffee and a cake plus much more.

Howebridge Farm, Low Marishes, Malton, YO17 6RQ

01653 669469

York Bird of Prey Centre

Come and join us at York Bird Of Prey Centre for our Harry Potter weekend, Saturday 20th & Sunday 21st October 2018.

A magical weekend action packed with amazing activities for all the family. Our normal entry fees apply.

Contact us on 01347833214 for further information.

York Maze Halloween

Saturday 27th October – Sunday 4th November

Spooky family fun awaits at York Maze this Halloween. We open for a week over October half term as Yorkshire’s award-winning family Halloween event.

The giant maize maze has been harvested but we keep a small section for our Haunted Maze Treasure Hunt, just one of over 20 Halloween attractions rides and shows, plus every child gets a FREE pumpkin!

Dunnington Lodge, Elvington Lane, York, YO19 5LT. Tel: 01904 607 341