13 Ways To Celebrate Halloween with Your Family | Living North

13 Ways To Celebrate Halloween with Your Family


From terrifying trails to frightening films, there are plenty of ways to enjoy a scarily-good halloween across the North East and Yorkshire

Spooky Half Term
17th October–1st November 
Visit Hall Hill Farm this half term to enjoy giant scarecrows, a haunted sheep race, the Mini Monster Maze and a trick or treat treasure hunt, then choose your pumpkin from the pumpkin patch to carve a spooky face to take home.
Hall Hill Farm
Lanchester, Durham, DH7 0TA
01388 731333

Halloween Trail
23rd October–1st November
There’s fun for all the family on Alnwick Garden’s Halloween trail, where every child will receive a trick or treat goodie bag as well as a fright. Don’t forget that if they’re dressed in their spookiest fancy dress they’ll receive a voucher to be redeemed for a round of Adventure Golf in February or March next year. 
The Alnwick Garden
The Gardeners Cottage, Greenwell Road, Alnwick NE66 1HB
01665 511350

Scaries and Fairies October Half Term Trail
24th October–1st November
Blow away the cobwebs this half term on the family friendly trail in the beautiful Walled Gardens of Raby Castle. Magical and mythical creatures have taken up residence in the gardens and dressing up is encouraged. When you have finished the trail make your way back to the creepy coachyard, where snacks and hot drinks await you.
Raby Castle
Office Square, Staindrop, Darlington DL2 3NF
01833 660888

Escape House
24th October–1st November
Are you brave enough to be trapped inside one of the most haunted houses in Yorkshire? You and your bubble must use all of your skills and knowledge to escape before the time runs out. The haunted farmhouse is full of dark spaces and unforgettable rooms, so it’s sure to be plenty of fun.
Stockeld Park
Wetherby, LS22 4AN
01937 586333

Halloween at Mother Shipton’s
24 October–1st November
Stroll through the spooky forest and Haunted Village here, but watch out for witches, ghosts and creepy skeletons around every corner. Don’t miss the Petrifying Well and the birthplace of a real witch at Mother Shipton’s Cave. Leave time to refuel, as there’s plenty of space for a picnic around the cave.
Mother Shipton's Cave
Prophecy Lodge, High Bridge Knaresborough, HG5 8DD
01423 864600

The Crowe’s Wood Halloween Trail
24th October–1st November
For nearly 400 years, Kiplin Hall & Gardens has been a place of entertainment and creativity – and frighteningly good fantasy awaits you this month on their Halloween trail in the historic Crowe’s Wood. Start off in the Walled Garden and head through the pumpkin patch into the Garden Museum, then into the ancient woodland where you can expect to find spooky characters lurking. Don’t forget to dress the part!
Kiplin Hall & Gardens
Richmond DL10 6AT
01748 818178 

Scarborough Halloween Trail
24th October–1st November
Explore Scarborough Town Centre like never before with dancing skeletons and zombies as your guide, and try your hand at Augmented Reality trails that you can take part in using most smart phones. Plus, each character has a question for you to answer in a fun family quiz.
Westborough, Scarborough YO11 1UE

The Famous Scarycrow Trail
26th October–31st October
The famous Scarycrow Trail has been running for more than 10 years and it’s not to be missed. Follow the trail of weird and wonderful 'Scarycrows' around the villages and award them scores as you go. The totals will be added together at the end of the week to determine the winning Scarycrow this year.
Ford & Etal
Heatherslaw, Cornhill-on-Tweed TD12 4TJ
01890 820338 

Daisy Dukes Halloween Drive-in Cinema Experience
30th October–1st November
Enjoy three days and nights of socially-distanced fun watching Nightmare Before Christmas, Casper, IT, Beetlejuice and many more. This North East-based events company has been touring the country throughout lockdown and now things are being ramped up for Halloween, with the addition of interactive scare actors to bring your favourite movies to life.
FlyDSA Arena Sheffield
Broughton Lane, Sheffield S9 2DF
0114 256 5656 

Hocus Pocus
31st October
While stage shows may be postponed, Darlington Hippodrome has us covered this Halloween with a screening of one of our favourite movies in the beautifully-restored Edwardian auditorium. After three centuries, three witch sisters are resurrected in Salem Massachusetts on Halloween night, and it is up to two teenagers, a young girl and an immortal cat to put an end to the witches’ reign of terror. If you’ve never seen it, now’s the time, as rumour has it a sequel could be in the making. 
Darlington Hippodrome
Parkgate, Darlington DL1 1RR
01325 405405 

Trick or Treat
31st October
Swap tricks for treats at Walwick Hall’s Halloween event this year. Your little ones will start the day with a candy hunt before being served a mocktail and sweet treat created by the talented pastry chef here. Mysterious tales will be told to get your little ones in the spooky spirit, and they can also enjoy colouring-in and marshmallow toasting on site.
Walwick Hall
Humshaugh, Hexham NE46 4BJ
01434 620156

Staying home this Halloween? Here are some ways you can get into the spooky spirit from your sofa.

Halloween Dance Off
31st October
West End and Broadway choreographer Lucy Hind is hosting a one-off, Halloween dance experience. She’ll take you through the process to learn a new dance, created by her, to the tune of a Halloween classic. Then, you’ll be all set to show off your new skills on the spookiest day of the year.

Halloween Virtual Balloon 
31st October–7th November
Local charity Children North East have announced their second virtual Balloon Race – all set for Halloween to raise vital funds for babies, children, young people and families across the region. Decorate your balloon, give it a name, and adjust its helium content and thickness, then on Race Day watch your balloon set off on its spook-tacular journey. Using satellite technology, the race maps how far real balloons would travel using real-time weather conditions. You can follow and see exactly where your balloon is throughout the whole race, and the furthest balloon is the winner this Halloween. It’s the eco version of a traditional balloon race, so the balloons only exist virtually, meaning there’s no danger to the environment.

Published in: October 2020

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