Yorkshire’s most haunted sites and places to visit at Halloween

PUBLISHED: 08:00 30 September 2020 | UPDATED: 17:44 30 September 2020

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Our guide to Halloween in Yorkshire to ensure you don't miss a thing.

Covid-19 has greatly reduced the programme of events across the county this year, we will update this page if we hear more news of events.

Throughout October 

The York Dungeon

9 live actor shows on York's dark history, famous characters from York's dark past and the York Castle Dungeon show.

The York Dungeon: 12 Clifford Street, York YO1 9RD. www.thedungeons.com/york


10th - 31st October

Halloween & Pumpkin Picking at Thornton Hall Country Park

Thornton Hall farm annual Halloween celebrations are back in full swing and you can expect classic activities such as scary mazes, freaky face painting and pumpkin carving.

Thornton Hall Country Park, Church Road, Thornton in Craven, nr. Skipton, BD23 3TS www.thorntonhallcountrypark.co.uk


24th -31st October

Bolton Castle Halloween Special

The Castle will be spookyfied for general visitors and with a range of events planned for the half term week.

Bolton Castle, Nr Leyburn, North Yorkshire DL8 4ET  www.boltoncastle.co.uk


19th,20th and 26th -31st October

Halloween Pumpkin Festival at Cannon Hall Farm 

The popular annual Pumpkin Festival returns for 2020. Children can venture into the pumpkin patch and design their spookiest faces for the expert pumpkin carvers. There will also be a wizardry school with loads of fun actvities.

Cannon Hall Farm, Cawthorne, Barnsley, South Yorkshire, S75 4AT  cannonhallfarm.co.uk/events/pumpkin-festival-and-wizardry-school/


24th October - 31st October

Monster Hunt Trail at the Tropical Butterfly House

Every October weekend and throughout the half term holiday, you can take your Little Monsters to Monster Hunt trail at the Tropical Butterfly House and claim a spooky sweet reward..

Tropical Butterfly House, Wildlife & Falconry Centre, Woodsetts Road, North Anston, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S25 4EQ



24th October - 31st October  

Spook Half-Term at Lightwater Valley 

Join Lightwater Valley Themepark for their annual Halloween spooktacular, as a cloak of supernatural delight shrouds the theme park. All manner of creepy ghouls and beasties lurk within the Valley, so tread scarefully as they celebrate Halloween in style.

Lightwater Valley Theme Park, North Stainley, Ripon, North Yorkshire, HG4 3HT  www.lightwatervalley.co.uk/events/whats-on-this-october-half-term-at-lightwater-valley


24th October - 31st October  

Train Journey and Spooky Whitby Abbey

The North Yorkshire Moors Railway (NYMR) and Whitby Abbey have joined forces to offer a spooktacular day out this half term. Enjoy an atmospheric steam hauled trip on the NYMR’s Optimist service, two daily services travelling direct from Pickering to Whitby, dressed in your best fancy dress. Hop off in Whitby and head to the Abbey for a few hours of Halloween fun, including a creepy trail and spooky stories, then jump back on the train to Pickering to round off the trip.

Pickering Station, Pickering, YO18 7AJ www.nymr.co.uk/Event/october-half-term-24-october-3-november



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