School Holidays Ryedale

October Half Term

October Half Term 2021

Agility is one of the most exciting and unique centres for fitness in the UK. The main feature is two ninja warrior style obstacle courses catering for the whole family.

Agility Sports Camps are back for half term! They will run Mon – Fri. They include a range of indoor and outdoor activities, arts and crafts, our ninja warrior obstacle courses, interactive meal times and so much more.

We have our regular 5-16 years Ninja Warrior sessions running everyday, we have added more Family ninja warrior sessions so you can join your kids on the course for family fun and we also have Adults Only sessions for 18 years + for anyone who wants to come and use our course for a fun workout.

Halloween Spooktacular 29/30/31st October 4:30pm

Fun and games, prizes and a special Halloween show on our course. 5-16 years

Toddlers Halloween 29th October 10am

Fun and games and prizes to be won.

Halloween Scream Night 30th October 6pm

New to Agility this year, we wanted to make it scarier than ever. 12 years +

Parties are available to book for any occasion. We can offer bespoke packages for any event.

01904 340495
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🛸Beetle Bank Farm Spooktacular🛸
It’s Back! From Monday 25th October to Sunday 31st October. Join Beetle Bank Farm for an Out of this World Experience!👽
👽Spooky Facepainting!
🎃 Petrifying Pumpking Calving!
🛸Area 51 Scare room!
Dare you Enter Area 51!
It might be Scary!
It might be Fun!
You may see things never seen before!
Things to make you run for the door!
Spooky happenings and Flashing Lights!
Noises in the Darkness to give you a Fright!
Little Green Men and Life from Beyond!
Dare You Enter Area 51!!
Suitable for all ages Accompanied by an Adult!
A Small Fee Per Activity!

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

01904 488796
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October Half Term 2021

The Pumpkin Pretenders

The gardens are showing off the season’s best and with a few extra layers and sturdy footwear, it’s a great time to get into the gardens.

Keep your eyes peeled for pumpkins as you explore, look high and low and around corners – especially for some of the stranger shapes and sizes. There will be a few pumpkin pretenders in among the real deals, see if you can find them all.

50 things to do before you’re 11 ¾
Tick off something new from the 50 things to do before you’re 11 ¾ play list. Download from the website ahead of your visit or use on your phone for inspiration on the go.

Discover the wilderness play area
The biggest head to the seven-metre pyramid tower and slide, cantilever swing and clamber stack. Or discover the zone for smaller visitors to climb over and through or make home in the wendy house. If it’s a rustic den you’re after, grab some sticks and set to on the frames to build one.

Open daily 23-31 October, 10am – 5pm. Free to National Trust members, non-member standard prices:
£13 adult, £6.50 for children over 5, £32.50 for 2 adult family and £19.50 for one.

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

01904 472027
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HUGE farm display and shop with hundreds of pumpkins of all shapes, colours and sizes to choose from! The farm is open from 9am-6pm from 25th September 2021 and every day up to Halloween.

Check out the spooky barn and take a moment to pose in front of our pumpkin mountain for some Pumpkintastic autumn photos. Pumpkin Carving Experiences available by pre-booking here. Pick Your Own Events (held in the pumpkin field, 0.5 miles from the farm), all 11am-4pm: 9th, 10th, 16th, 17th, 23rd ’til 31st October 2021.

FREE ENTRY to the Farm and Pick Your Own events – you only pay for what you pick! Refreshments available at Pick Your Own events. No pre-booking required, except for pumpkin carving.

For more information and updates visit their website here or follow them on facebook here.

Homeland Farm, Catfoss Road, Bewholme, YO25 8DX. 07890 346717.

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October Half Term 2021

A full day of Spooktacular adventure awaits at the Web Adventure Park!

A fun family day out at the park with some Halloween fun thrown in, perfect for all ages.
A giant pumpkin patch themed for our little ones to enjoy, pick your own pumpkin to take home (£3.00 extra while booking or on the day)
Halloween themed entertainment from the Amazing Dazzling Darren, with two magic shows and a family game show in our marquee!
Unlimited Rides all included in the ticket – Double Carousel, Miami, Apple Coaster, Formula, Sizzler, Balloons, Cups, Crazy Bulls, Helter-skelter, Pony Express and the new Wave swinger! (Subject to availability)
Visit our Jurassic Mini Golf with our friendly dinosaurs before heading to our Indoor Play Centre to warm up. There you will find various play areas, form birth in our baby sensory area up to older children in our new Ninja Obstacle area.
Halloween characters roaming throughout the park during the day – but nothing to frighten little ones, feel free to come in costume too.
A spooktacular celebration – but not scary!
Come at any time during the day from 9.30 or visit later to enjoy the sparkling lights on the rides.

Open 9.30am – 18.00, come and leave at any point during the day.

01904 692221
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Dalby Forest, managed by the Forestry England, offers over 8,000 acres of woodland to explore, enjoy and discover.
Great play area for children, accessible walking and cycling trails for all.
Cafes and bike hire centre.
Dalby Activity Centre, Go Ape and Forest Segway is also here.
Adderstone Field has the Enchanted Wood and the Gruffalo Trail which are also fantastic for kids.
Superworm Trail
Staindale Lake is great for picnics.
£10 per car in summer, £5 in winter

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Saturday 30 October – 6pm to 8.20pm, walks running every 10 minutes
Price: £6 plus £1 non refundable booking fee per person
Do you dare join us as we take you on a ‘spooktacular’ journey in the forest?

Come and meet a host of terrifying characters as we guide you through the forest at night. Watch out for vampires, witches and ghoulish ghouls that lurk in the shadows waiting for unsuspecting passers-by. See terrifying tails told by twisted storytellers as you make your way through the darkness. In conjunction with Lady Lumley’s School and University of Hull.

This family friendly event is ideal for ages 5 and over. Each walk lasts 50 minutes.

Low Dalby , Thornton-Le-Dale, Pickering
Sat Nav Postcode: YO18 7LT



23 October- 31st October 2021

10am – 5:30pm

Keep the children spellbound this October half term with a week of frightful fun!

The Halloween Adventure is spooky fun and never scary, so is suitable for even the smallest of monsters! Stockeld Park will be transformed for this year’s enchanting Halloween festivities!

There will be lots of spellbinding surprises in store in the Enchanted Forest, and little ones will love to explore our pumpkin patch, to pick their very own pumpkin to take home! Every paying child will get to choose a free pumpkin!

Spooky real live characters will be dotted around the park, making fantastic photo opportunities and enchanting interactions for the whole family to enjoy!

New for this year, skeletons have taken over Stockeld, with the skeleton trail! Will you spot them all? Make sure you don’t get trapped in the Hansels and Gretel’s jail! Try your luck in the graveyard golf – our brand new Halloween mini golf – undercover so you can play whatever the weather!

There’s something suitably scary for all ages, and for those who like to be truly frightened, will you dare to enter our haunted escape rooms!? Trapped inside The Basement or The Attic at one of the most haunted houses in Yorkshire, you and your team must use all your skills and knowledge to escape before your time runs out!

There’s always scarily good fun to be had at Stockeld Park!


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

01937 586333
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23rd t0 31st October 2021

The spooky Skelves are back this October half term to take you on adventure trails around Ray Wood, plus there’ll be self guided trails to enjoy, so get those wellies on and search for some magical beasts whilst enjoying fantastic autumnal colours in our woodlands!

You can also book in to make a broomstick and learn how to fly it, using materials sourced from our woodlands. And if all that wasn’t enough, pay a visit to the hot chocolate hut down at the Boathouse for indulgent and seasonal treats! All activities included in the cost of a Castle Howard Gardens Ticket or with a Friends of Castle Howard membership card, tickets will be available to book from Wednesday 29th September.

New for 2021! Visit the Castle Howard PYO pumpkin patch at the Garden Centre, open daily from 9th – 31st October, with weekend games for young pumpkin pickers on offer.

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

01653 648333
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Sunday 24th October 2021, 2.30pm

Family Cinema – Spirit Untamed

Animated feature film based on the Spirit Riding Free series about a group of three friends and their horses, who together experience coming of age and the power of friendship.

Friday 29th October 2021, 2.30pm

Woodland Tales with Grandad

Something is happening in the woods, voices can be heard, and a strange metallic smell fills the air. Machines are gathering at its edge and a mysterious call is heard across the valley.  Laura the ladybird, Jeffrey the spider, Brett the Woodlouse and Willoughby the Woodpecker are worried. Velda the Vixen knows there’s one person who can help them – Granddad. But is there enough time? Can they save the wood? And will the mystery stranger help?

This is an incredible show with an important environmental message to share. 3yrs+

  • Adult £9
  • Under 16 £7
  • Family £28 (2 adults & 2 children/1 adult & 3 children)

Helmsley Arts Centre, Helmsley YO62 5DW

01439 771700
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Can you find the missing Gargoyle Grobblenook at The Hole In Wand Wizard Golf?

Visit the World’s Most Magical Golf Course in York’s Coppergate Shopping Centre in York, and take on 9 magical golf holes.

Along the way there will be bubbling cauldrons, magical portals, a giant picture frame where you become part of the painting…and can you do a Light Spell to illuminate the way in our dark hole?

At the end of your adventure you will find out if you have the magical powers of a Serpent, Basilisk, Unicorn or Wizard and every player will receive a magic potion gift to take home, plus hopefully find Grobblenook and maybe get a Hole In One badge!

After a magical 9 hole adventure you can relax in our Wizard Tavern with a Cauldron Cake or Uni-Pop-Corn, and a delicious potion with poisonous options for grown up spell makers.

Wizard golf with a potion drink for every player is £6.99 per person and you can book now via the website. Minimum age is 3 and the maximum group size is 6 Wizard with wands.

Use the magic password MUMBLER to get our secret discounted Coffee in our Wizard Tavern.

This Christmas at The Hole In Wand you can get a Mulled Wine or Mulled Mead for £3.99 with a FREE Mince Pie, York’s most magical festive offer in the Coppergate shopping Centre after Wizard Golf or as you wonder on by🍷

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23rd October – 31st October 2021 

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.
Join us as we celebrate the season of all things supernatural. Seek out our Victorian characters as they try to deal with a force beyond their control that has been unleashed on Whitby.
What is it? Can it be reasoned with? What does it want? Can you help our characters stop it before it takes over the Abbey and begins its reign of terror?

Along with fantastic performances and incredible illuminations, you can also enjoy a range of delicious food and drink. Tuck into locally-sourced fish and chips from Fuscos or grab a burger and sausage sandwich made with local meats. For pudding, head over to the fire pits for toasted marshmallows and stay hydrated by popping to the trailer bar, for a hot gin, hot chocolate or hot mead!

Please be aware the abbey closes for general admission at 5pm and will re-open at 6pm for Illuminated Abbey.

6.15pm – 7.30pm

Become a seeker of knowledge; meet the Scientist, the Hunter, the Zealot, the Lost Soul & the Stranger. Follow the Wraiths as they guide you around the ruins – will you heed their warnings and who is the Stranger?

Repeated at 7.45pm – 9.00pm

The abbey will be lit up with illuminations all evening and food and drink will be available throughout.

Advanced booking is 10% cheaper than the walk up price of tickets.


Whitby Abbey, Abbey Lane, Whitby, YO22 4JT

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Open 22nd – 31st October, 10-4pm

New for 2021! Pick your own pumpkins at Kemps Farm, Barton Le Street. Great activity for the whole family during half term. No booking required and no entry fee charged. Wheelbarrows provided on arrival, simply pick your pumpkins in the field where they’re grown and enjoy the farm experience.

Pumpkins of all shape, sizes and colours available. Prices ranging between £1.50 to £6 per pumpkin.

Follow us on Facebook at for regular updates or call 07798937821 if you have any questions for us.

Kemps Farm, Barton Le Street, Malton, North Yorkshire, YO17 6PP

07798 937821
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A Spooktacular Halloween

23rd – 31st October 2021

Come and join us for a spooktacular Halloween!

Have a go at carving your own pumpkin (then take it home so you can show it off to your friends!) We’ve also got a spooky Halloween treasure trail and a spellbinding storyteller in this fabulous half term event.

Plus there’s a new fairy trail to follow, animals to visit and a play park to climb on.

What more could you need from a Halloween adventure?

Tickets are just £3.50 each

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Halloween Lantern Walk and story telling in the Fairywood

Guided walk with strange tales through the twilight fairy woods.

Lantern walks at dusk and first dark, aimed at little ones or those of all ages who would rather not be scared witless, but want to enjoy a more seasonal experience instead.

Arrive to the Northwood kitchen and have a free glass of alcoholic or non alcoholic punch. Then there is a guided walk with our storytelling guide cloaked in Autumn. Enjoy tales from Professor Howlands collection, as you stroll through a lantern lit fairy wood. Approximate total time 1 hour. Afterwards enjoy the Autumn grotto and the fairy museum and relax in the Northwood kitchen bar.

Very limited sessions with a maximum of 30 per session. Come dressed for the season and weather with appropriate footwear. Parts of the walk in the woods are very dark, you may want to bring a lantern or small torch. (we also have lanterns for sale – subject to availability) Please be on time for your session and arrive in good time as we cannot delay the starts.

Runs from Saturday 23rd October – Sunday 31st October 2021 inclusive. 3 sessions a day at 4pm, 5.30pm and 7pm. £14.50pp (1 and 2 year olds free)

Buttercrambe Wood, YO41 1AP.

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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. There will also be wheelbarrows to avoid heavy lifting.

Keep a look out for the seasonal treats on the new Winter menu in the spacious cafe, incorporating pumpkin and squashes into all sorts of delicious dishes. There is also heated outdoor seating and further seating in the landscaped cafe garden with blankets for cooler days.

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

A great family outing, especially in half term when the new jeep ride ‘Track out back’ will be open daily for the children to enjoy, as well as every weekend in October.

Watch FACEBOOK and INSTAGRAM for updates

Visit or call 01759 373023 for more info.

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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Saturday 16th October – Sunday 31st October 10am – 3pm, Wednesday-Sunday each week

Come along to Scampston this Halloween where you can pick your own pumpkin from our ‘Pumpkin Patch’ and join in with lots of other fun things to make this the perfect Halloween experience!

What to expect:

  • Pick your own Pumpkin from our ‘Pumpkin Patch’
  • Halloween Trail around the Walled Garden
  • Creepy fun story walk around the parkland; games; crafts; and monster-egg rolling (Friday 29th, Saturday 30th, & Sunday 31st Oct only, £2.00 extra per child)
  • Halloween treats in our garden café, including extended Halloween opening until 7pm (Friday 29th, Saturday 30th, & Sunday 31st Oct)


Tickets are £5.00 per child (up to 16 years) and includes one pumpkin and a Halloween Trail (usual entry fees apply).


Booking Information

Tickets for our Halloween event can be purchased on the day of your visit (first-come, first-served). The storytelling, games and crafts can be pre-booked online or purchased on the day. Please note: Usual entry tickets to the walled garden must be purchased on top of the Halloween ticket. Please visit our ‘opening times and prices’ page on the website for current entry prices.

For more information and to book tickets, visit:

Scampston Hall, Malton, North Yorkshire YO17 8NG

01944 759111
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Saturday 23 October – Sunday 31 October 2021

Entertain young ghouls and ghosts and join us during the school holidays for family fun, including free activities, crafts and storytelling.

Spooky Silhouette Trail Everyday during October Half Term – Scarborough Art Gallery & Rotunda Museum
Pick up a FREE* Halloween trail, spot the spooky silhouette animals and be rewarded with a treat!
Suitable for children aged 5 – 11.

Halloween Lanterns – Wednesday 27 October – 10am – 1pm and 2 – 4pm
Scarborough Art Gallery

Get ready for Halloween and create your own spooky lantern inspired by Atkinson Grimshaw’s dramatic moonlit paintings.

Suitable for children aged 5 – 11.

Booking essential. From Saturday 16th October call 01723 374753 or email to book your place.

Storytelling Fun! – Wednesday 27 October 11am – 12noon and 2 – 3pm
Rotunda Museum

Get comfy and join students from CU Scarborough who will be sharing their favourite stories, from dinosaurs to autumn adventures!

Suitable for children aged 3 – 11.

FREE* Drop in event!
Stay for 10 minutes or stay for the hour.

Spooky Sea Monsters at Night – Thursday 28 October 6 – 8pm
Rotunda Museum
Inspired by prehistoric monsters of the deep, explore the museum by torchlight, listen to stories and make your own pop-up Kraken card.  Dressing up encouraged!

Suitable for ages 5 – 11.
Booking essential.

From Saturday 16th October call 01723 353665 or email to book your place.

£1 per child £2 per adult (No annual pass required for this event)


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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Spooky Barn Halloween Adventure

Monday 25th October to Sunday 31st October
10.00 – 4.30

Join us for our brand new Spooktacular event held under cover in Home Farm Barns

​Brand new for 2021 we have a fantastic Spooky Barn Halloween Adventure!

Join in with creepy crafts, have a go on the grewsome go kart track, explore the spooky barn, have a boogie in the Halloween disco and meet some creepy crawly new friends with the Reptile Roadshow who will be joining us from 11am until 12pm everyday! There will also be sorcery in the air with master class of trickery from ‘Mad Magic’ at 1pm until 2pm daily.

Don’t forget to visit our walled garden to take part in the petrifying pumpkin hunt and search the stables and farm park to find the secret spell the giant spiders are casting.

Tickets must be pre-booked online.

Spooky Barn only ticket – Adult £4.00 – Child £7.50 – Family (2ad/2ch) £22.00

Spooky Barn, Grounds and Gardens ticket – Adult £12.00 – Child £11.00 – Family (2ad/2ch) £42.00

Friends members don’t need to book but there will be a small charge on the Spooky Barn gates of Adult £2.00 – Child £3.75 – Family (2ad/2ch) £10.00

Book your tickets here

Sledmere House, Driffield. YO25 3XG

01377 236637
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Come along to Spilmans family farm this Halloween 2021 and visit the famous PYO & Pumpkin Festival.

The Spilmans Festival is on a real authentic farm where you can pick your pumpkin from the field it was grown in – plus there are loads of other fun things to do to make this a very Autumnal, Halloween experience!


🎃 Pick and Carve your Pumpkins on site White ghost varieties plus lots of squashes and gourds as well as the traditional variety.
🌽 Corn Cannon – have some fun blasting cobs out of our corn cannon! Fire corn on the cob, at targets.
🚜 Tractor Rides – Hop on our trailer and hear all about our farm and what we grow. Drive past the pumpkin patch full of orange and white pumpkins.
🌾 Bale Mountain – Climb our huge straw mountain, right to the top. Catch a great view of our pumpkin patch and a sea of orange pumpkins!
🎡 Fairground Rides – In addition to the Pumpkin festival, there are some optional extra fairground rides to enjoy. (these are cash only and not included in the credit system)

With PYO pumpkins ready to pick from 1st October

£5pp (2 years and under don’t need a ticket). Redeemable for vouchers to spend on site.

Booking in Half hour slots so that it won’t be too busy at one time.

Church Farm, Sessay Nr Thirsk, YO7 3NB

01845 501623
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The Potions Cauldron is the World’s most magical drinks emporium and serves magic every day on Shambles in York. You can enjoy a potion drink that comes to life if you do the potion spell, a delicious Spellbound Butterscotch Beer, or mix your own slush potion that comes with magical powers.

You can also try their Potion Experience with a chance to see the all new Secret Potion room and have a potion mixed for you by a Wizard with a few surprises as the room comes to life and you learn the secrets of potion making!

Find out how Basilisk Blood, Tears of A Wizard, Serpents Venom and Unicorn Essence are made and see if you can taste the magic.

Grown up Wizards can event try some poison in their potion.

The Potions Experience at The Potions Cauldron lasts 25 minutes and is £5.99 per Wizard.

The experience may not be suitable for Wizards under 6 years old or anyone of a very nervous disposition.

There is a date night version of the experience for grown up Wizards that lasts 50 minutes.

You can book your magical potions experience online

9 3/4 Shambles, York, YO1 7LZ

01904 692192
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Pumpkin Picking opens Saturday 9th October 2021

This year, they will have a PUMPKIN CASTLE, this new display is perfect for your pumpkin photos and even has a straw bale playground inside!! The giant spider has returned for another year along with our famous pumpkin path which leads into the pumpkin field. This all makes for a lovely family experience and great fun.

Grab a barrow and get picking.

Howebridge Farm, Low Marishes, Malton, YO17 6RQ

01653 669469
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Saturday 23rd – Sunday 31st October 2021 

10am – 5pm

Head to Whitby Abbey for a fantastical day out this Halloween half-term. Explore the abbey on our brand-new adventure trail inspired by Cressida Cowell’s bestselling Wizards of Once series. Will you find the ingredients for the Spell to get rid of Witches and uncover the location of the Cup of Second Chances? Come along in frightful fancy dress to enter our competition and maybe win a prize. It’s going to be a really wizard day out!



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Thursday 21st and Thursday 28th October 2021

The first lesson is at 9.15am and the last one will finish at 2.45pm.

If you would like to book a lesson for your child, please get in touch by email and Rachel will confirm which times are available.

Individual lessons are £17, payable at least one week in advance.  As availability is limited in half term, cancellations within 48 hours will still need to be paid for.

Get ready for some eerie chills and spooky thrills as York Dungeons is frightfully pleased to announce a Halloween city walking tour around the historically (in)famous city.

This family-friendly trick and treat walking tour takes in some of York’s most iconic sites, delving into all the frightful history of one of the UK’s most historic cities with the Dungeon’s dynamic duo Jester and Smedley.

The ghostly tour is the best way to enjoy 2000 years of York history in a welcoming environment, whilst meeting famous characters from York’s past. Visitors will be sure to laugh, and scream, as they experience surprises both petrifying and pleasant.

Tours depart from outside The York Dungeon, see timings below:

· Saturday 16th October – 4 tours (12:00, 1:30pm, 3pm & 4:30pm)

· Saturday 23rd to Sunday 31st October – 4 tours (12:00, 1:30pm, 3pm & 4:30pm)

The Trick AND Treat Walking Tour is recommended for all ages, tickets prices are £9.75 for adults and £7.75 for children (Under 3’s go free).

For more information or to book tickets to The York Dungeon’s creepy city walking tour, please visit the website:

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Saturday 23rd– Saturday 30th October 2021

Ticket only event

£4 per person, Under 2’s FREE

Paid entry includes a small pumpkin to take home with you*

Tickets also include: Entrance to the pumpkin patch, parking, costume competition (2pm each day), craft table, access to the play area and gardens, Instagram moments, games and much more!

Food & Drink by ‘Harri and Ed’ and Yorkshire Lavender available daily.

(Hot food served from 11am – 3:30pm)

Dogs are welcome but will not be permitted in the pumpkin patch on health and safety grounds


Come and join us at Yorkshire Lavender for lots of Halloween fun this October

For Tickets and further information visit


*(you can upgrade your free pumpkin to a different size at an additional cost on the day)

01653 648008
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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

Halloween activities from 23rd to 31st October 2021. Price is £10 per child, and this includes Pumpkin Trail, Pumpkin Carving, Spooky Art, Tie Dye T-shirt and Craft a Bird fat ball. Must be pre-booked online with admission.

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

Botanical Art Workshops

Pickering Library – Tuesday 26 October 10.30-12 and 1.30-3.00

Call 01609 533624 to book your FREE place

Join ‘MakeMoreArts’ to learn about and practise the art of botanical drawing, making a bookmark and badge with unique botanical designs; then we’ll try our hand at watercolour to finish. Suitable for all the family, from ages 7 upwards. We’d love grown ups to join in too.

Burnby Hall Halloween Activities

Join us for spooky fun in the Gardens for Halloween from 23rd to 31st October 2021, 10.00am-4.00pm. We have spooky characters in the Gardens all week and, on Wednesday 27th October, join us for the Rusticus Wizarding Adventure from 11.00 in the Gardens.

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

Burton Agnes Spooky Woodland Trail – Driffield

Our Halloween Trail awaits intrepid explorers! From Saturday 23rd October to Sunday 31st October, 11am-4pm, 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 October Half Term

Monday 25th October 11am – 1pm – Halloween Crafts
£3 plus half price entry to soft play

Tuesday 26th October 11am – 1pm – Pumpkin Decorating
£5 plus half price entry to soft play

Wednesday 27th October 11am – 1pm – Halloween Cookie Decorating
£3 plus half price entry to soft play

Thursday 28th October 11am – 1pm – Pumpkin Decorating

£5 plus half price entry to soft play

Friday 29th October 4pm – 6.30pm – Halloween Party
£9.50 per child. Pre booking essential

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

Cedarbarn Pumpkin Express

Pumpkin field is open 7 days a week.

The train will be running weekends Saturday and Sunday 10-3 and will be running everyday half term week.
The cafe is now serving seasonal pumpkin spice lattes to warm you up now it’s getting cooler.
Cedarbarn, Pickering. YO18 7JX
01751 475614

Cooking the Books with David Atherton – My First Green Cook Book

Saturday 23rd October 2021 10am – 11.30am

Join Bake-off winner David Atherton and The Cooks Place team to recreated three recipes from David’s new book. The children will take home the treats they make and a copy of the book.

Suitable for children 5 yrs and above.


The Cooks Place, Malton
Tel: 07873 309647

Dalby Stargazing

October 24th to 30th 7.30pm

Enjoy a guided tour of the night sky, focusing on objects in our solar system (the moon and other planets) as well as stars that reside far away from Earth within our Milky Way galaxy. Use our telescopes and binoculars to view a range of constellations and the objects that reside within them, including deep sky objects such as nebulae, star clusters and galaxies.

Hidden Horizons

01723 817017

Flamingo Land Halloween

Spooktacular Halloween Half Term
Saturday 9th October to Sunday 31st October 2021

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

From 10am until Twilight daily. Peter Rabbit Pumpkin Trail. Fancy Dress Competition. Trick or Treat Trail for only £4pp to receive some yummy treats and a chilling surprise.

Evening only tickets (from 4pm) are available for £10 per person which include access to the last hour of rides (until 5PM), a selection of Twilight Rides for Kids, access to our Daily ‘Wonderland’ Show and Fireworks Displays (on selected dates).

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

Halloween at Home & Trick or Treating during Covid-19

Whether you’re planning to head out trick or treating or prefer to put on a spooky celebration at home, I’ve put together some ideas to fire your little skeletons’ imaginations! Read the full article on Mumbler here.

Lightwater Valley Spooky Halloween Fun

23rd to 31st October 2021. Lightwater Valley are hosting a hocus pocus half term full of activities to keep young families eerily entertained in-between rides.

  • Monster Meet & Greet – Photos with halloween monsters.
  • Spooky Magic Show – Spooky magic show.
  • Trick or Treat Doors – Knock very loudly! Will it be a trick or a treat?
  • Voodoo Manor – Do you dare to enter our Voodoo Manor?
  • Voodoo Doll Trail – Hidden witchery voodoo dolls lurking around the park.
  • Jinxed VR Ghost Train – Virtual reality ghost train (additional charges apply)

Tickets must be pre-booked online.

North Stainley, Ripon, HG4 3HT. 01765 635321

Monk Park Farm – October Half Term

THE TERRIFYING TRACTOR – 16th – 31st October 2021
Activities include:
🎃Pumpkin Carving and painting
🎃Spooky Scarecrow Trail
🎃Themed Barrel Rides
🎃Goat Bottle Feeding
🎃Electric Fun Rides
🎃Late opening until 6pm

Moors National Park Centre Halloween Activites

October 2021 half term activities at The Moors National Park Centre:

  • 25th to 31st October, 10.30am–3.00pm – Nocturnal Animal Treasure Hunt. Drop in anytime, suitable for ages 4 and above. £3 per child.
  • 26th October, 11.00am-12.30pm and 2.00-3.00pm – Tuesday Trails and Tails. Fun sessions for all the family including park trails, storytelling and crafts. Suitable for ages 2-7. Booking essential, call 01439 772738.
  • 28th October, 10.30am-4.00pm – Nature Adventure, All Things Nocturnal.  Discover more about the night sky and all things nocturnal whilst enjoying trails and creative activities in our latest Nature Adventure. (A mix of free and bookable activities). Drop in activities are free. For bookable activities please keep checking website/Eventbrite for latest details.

All children to be accompanied by an adult, no dogs. Wheelchair accessible.

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

North Yorkshire Moors Railway – October Half Term

October Half Term: 23 October – 31 October 2021 6pm and 7.45pm

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.

Oscar’s Children’s Halloween party

Sunday 31st October 3-5 pm 2021

£5 including food

RCLC, Bowling Lane, Scarborough Road, Norton YO17 8EG

01653 690010

Park House Barns

🎃 Halloween at Park House Barns 🎃
Come and join us for some spooky half term fun! 👻🎃🧛‍♂️🕷
🎃 Pumpkin carving
🖌 Spooky face painting
🧟‍♂️ Spooktacular crafts and games
⭐️ Prizes
Everyone welcome!
This is a free event but donations to our project are welcome on the day.
Park House Barns, Pottergate, Gilling East YO62 4JA
Tel: 01439 787185

Piglets Pumpkin Festival

Get ready for stacks of Pumpkin Festival family fun at Piglets Adventure Farm running weekends in October and daily from 23rd October- 31st October with a FREE pumpkin per paying child!

Adventure Farm is open daily from 9:30am – 5:30pm.

Towthorpe Grange, Towthorpe Moor Lane YO32 9ST

01904 499183

Playdale Farm

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

Closed Fridays during term time, OPEN Queens Jubilee Friday (Friday 3rd June 2022)

Carr Lane, Cayton, Scarborough YO11 3AT
01723 586351

Ryedale Folk Museum – All Hallows Pumpkin Trail

All Hallows Pumpkin Trail – 27th to 31st October 2021, 10.00am-4.00pm.  The Museum will be decked out as we await All Hallows’ Eve, with carved pumpkins in a range of spooky designs to delight, amuse and entertain the whole family.

There’s lots to see at Ryedale Folk Museum. Wander through our expansive Museum site including pretty cottage gardens, traditional cornfield, atmospheric historic buildings and find out how people have lived, worked and played in our area since pre-history. Under 4s free and when you buy your adult ticket it’s an annual pass.

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

Sealife Scarborough Ascarium Halloween Event

Ascarium event running from 9th October – 31st October 2021

Join us as Aquarium turns Ascarium this October. The Sea Witch is back for 2021. Follow an immersive trail to help her find her missing potion ingredients, which are hidden throughout the depths of the tanks, and discover some of the spookiest creatures of the sea as you explore…Make your way to the Witch’s lair where she will cast her spell to open her treasure chest revealing a special reward. Tickets must be booked online.

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

Sewerby Hall – October Half Term Activities & Halloween Fun

Halloween activities during October 2021 half term at Sewerby Hall and Gardens:

  • 23rd to 31st October 2021 – Halloween Spooky Gardens and Halloween Trail, explore the gardens and to find the spooky characters.
  • 24th October – Spooky Crafts
  • 25th October – Lantern Making
  • 26th October – Lantern Adventure
  • 27th & 30th October – Spooky Magic and Face Painting
  • 28th October – Ghost Hunting Adventure
  • 29th October – Zoo Workshop, Making Trick or Treat Bags, Potions Making
  • 31st October – Wizarding Adventure

All activities must be booked in advance, and standard admission fee applies, call 01262 673769 for more info.

Sewerby, Bridlington YO15 1ED

Sutton Bank National Park Centre Half Term Activities

October 2021 half term activities at Sutton Bank National Park Centre:

  • 25th to 31st October, 10.30am – 3.00pm – Nocturnal Animal Treasure Hunt. Drop in anytime, suitable for ages 4 and above. £3 per child.
  • 27th October, 11.00am – 12.30pm – Little Boots Wednesdays. Suitable for ages 3 and above, £5 per child (booking essential)
  • 27th October, 2.00 – 3.00pm – Wildlife Club, make a bird feeder. Suitable for ages 6 and above, £5 per child (booking essential).

Sutton Bank National Park Centre, YO7 2EH, Call 01439 772738 for more information, or email

The Great Easingwold Pumpkin Hunt

A Halloween pumpkin hunt around Easingwold, the trail will officially run on the 30th & 31st October 2021, between 4.00-8.00pm. £1.00 to take part and the proceeds go to Easingwold Primary School. For more information and to register your properties find them on Facebook here or email

The Great York Fossil Hunt

Sunday 24th October 2pm
Wednesday 27th October 11am
Thursday 28th October 11am

A fun, family event, which begins at Queen’s Staith, York. Booking is essential, and all under-16s must be accompanied.

Hidden Horizons

01723 817017

The Haunted House

31st October 2021 2:15 pm

Interactive creepy Halloween fun for all the family, with plenty of audience participation and silliness for all ages thrown in!

Do you dare enter The Haunted House?

Doors open 2.15pm

Tickets: £10

2-4 Market Place, Malton YO17 7LX

The Moors National Park Centre

October 2021 half term activities at The Moors National Park Centre:

  • 25th to 31st October, 10.30am–3.00pm – Nocturnal Animal Treasure Hunt. Drop in anytime, suitable for ages 4 and above. £3 per child.
  • 26th October, 11.00am-12.30pm and 2.00-3.00pm – Tuesday Trails and Tails. Fun sessions for all the family including park trails, storytelling and crafts. Suitable for ages 2-7. Booking essential, call 01439 772738.
  • 28th October, 10.30am-4.00pm – Nature Adventure, All Things Nocturnal.  Discover more about the night sky and all things nocturnal whilst enjoying trails and creative activities in our latest Nature Adventure. (A mix of free and bookable activities). Drop in activities are free. For bookable activities please keep checking website/Eventbrite for latest details.

All children to be accompanied by an adult, no dogs. Wheelchair accessible.

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

The Princess and the Pea

Wednesday 27th October 2pm and 5pm

Mike Kenny’s delightful show for family audiences, The Princess and the Pea, comes to Scarborough’s Stephen Joseph Theatre this half-term.

In the Museum of Forgotten Things, three musical curators tell the amazing tale of the museum’s artefacts including the mystery of a little green pea and how it got there. This 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.

Tickets, priced from £10, are available from the box office on 01723 370541

Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough

Torchlight Ghost Tours at Scarborough Castle

Thu 28 – Sun 31 Oct 2021

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 bone-chilling journey through the past. With tales of ghosts, supernatural sightings and horrors from history, this is not a night for the faint-hearted.

These tours are suitable for those aged 16+. Don’t forget to bring a torch – things are going to get dark…


York Maze – Hallotween and Hallowscream

2021 Halloween Fun at York Maze:

  • 26th to 31st October 2021 – Hallowtween – Too old for witches tales, too young for Hallowscream!? Welcome to HallowTween! The frightful new Halloween event for 10 – 15 year olds and scaredy cat adults at York Maze.
  • 8th to 31st October 2021 (selected nights) – Hallowscream – Over 14 years only.

Elvington Lane, York, YO19 5LT. 01904 607341