Children can get a head start on Hallowe'en this year by coming along to this spooky activity afternoon with pumpkin carving and trick-or-treat basket making sessions. Venture into the Witches Hovel to hear a spine-tingling spooky story then sink your fangs into some devilishly delicious nibbles in the café at The Yorkshire Museum Of Farming, Murton Park.
Get to grips with the creepy crawly creatures who lurk within The Moors National Park Centre in North Yorkshire. Learn about the importance of these unpopular arachnids, discover which varieties live locally and make a giant cobweb at this fun, educational session.
Nut Crack Night
Long before Hallowe'en became a commercialised holiday, Northeners used to celebrate by throwing horse chestnuts onto a fire and predicting the future based on how the nuts exploded. Dress up in magical and macabre finery and have a crack at some traditional Halloween pursuits during these Nut Crack Night celebrations at Astley Hall in Lancashire, activities include singing, dancing and of course chestnut roasting.
Set sail on a spooky seafaring voyage aboard an Ullswater Steamer in Carlisle for this two hour Halloween Spooktacular event. Once on board the ghost ship families will encounter the wizard, Stu-Di-Doo who will be performing feats of illusion and creating balloon monsters to take home. Goody bags and spooky sweets will be available for all souls aboard as well as prizes for the best fancy-dress costumes.
Hurrah For Halloween
Climb the winding staircase of the iconic Soutar Lighthouse in Tyne And Wear for an afternoon of ghostly stories, arts and crafts. A treat (or perhaps a trick!) awaits those brave souls who dare delve into the gruesome gunge tank.
Halloween story telling,
Test your child’s nerve with an afternoon of scary stories sure to put a delicious shiver down the spine at Fountains Abbey, North Yorkshire. Add to the spooky atmosphere by dressing her up in homemade Halloween finery with the most chilling costume winning a prize.
Halloween lantern parade
The eerie orange glow of a lantern is certain to bring out the monstrous side of any child. Indulge their spirits with an atmospheric sunset procession through the woods surrounding Wallington, a majestic stately home in Northumberland.