Recently, Halloween has become a HUGE thing and to be honest, I stopped minding ages ago, as it’s a good excuse to get out and about and have some family fun. Here are my top suggestions for Halloween days out locally.
1) Bolton Abbey’s Pumpkin Trail.
22nd Oct – 30th Oct 2016
10am to 4pm
FREE event – the Estate’s usual admission fee applies
A spooktacular week of fun. Follow the trail of oversized pumpkins through Strid Wood and discover the mystery doors hidden amongst the trees. Behind each door is a clue to help unravel the witch’s magic spell.
The trail starts at the entrance to Strid Wood (by the Cavendish Pavilion) and finishes at the Strid. Call back at the Cavendish Shop to enter the free prize draw.
This fun-filled event is a free activity and takes place every day during October half term.
The trail is accessible for pushchairs and wheelchairs. Dogs are welcome on a lead.
Collect your pumpkin trail activity form on arrival at Riverside kiosk and enjoy a spooktacular walk!
2) Billy-Bob’s Parlour – “Hooray for Half Term! Be sure to come on up to Billy-Bob’s before 31st October to join in with our annual Fall Festival fun. We’ve got decorations galore, mouth-watering menu specials, Hilda the witch and her spooky hovel, a Haunted Hallowe’en Trail and a Hay Bale Cinema for the little ‘uns. Also, under 10’s wearing full fancy dress can ‘trick or treat’ Hilda for a free ice cream treat, and we’ve a fab photo competition for you to enter your pics from your visit – check out our facebook posts for details of our competitions and giveaway.” REMEMBER TO BOOK or you’ve no chance.
Come and see the ghostly goings-on, if you dare…
It’s time for the creepiest event of the year and we’ve conjured a cauldron-full of Halloween fun for the whole family this half term, running from Saturday 22 to Monday 31 October, but don’t be too scared to visit as there will be a GhostBuster on hand too!
- If you ain’t ‘fraid of no ghost, strap your proton pack on and join the Eureka! GhostBuster on a ghastly tour of the museum to track down (and hopefully capture) some ghouls.
- Visit the haunted Mansion in the Theatre to explore your spookier side and listen to scary(ish) stories.
- Get your grisly groove on with some truly terrifying dancing every single day this half term.
- Meet the spooks roaming the museum throughout the day – proton packs at the ready to catch the vampire, the witch and our ghosts!
All blood-curdling activities are included in the price of admission and free to Eureka! Annual Pass holders!
4) Dragon’s Den, Keighley
***ITS THAT TIME OF YEAR AGAIN
MONDAY 31ST OCTOBER 4.30-7PM COME ON DOWN TO DRAGONS DENS HALLOWEEN PARTY
2 1/2 HOURS OF *FOOD* *DRINKS* *DANCING* *GAMES* GO KARTS AND LOADS LOADS MORE….
TICKETS £9 AND ARE AVAILABLE AT RECEPTION
IT IS A TICKET ONLY EVENT SO GET BOOKING TO AVOID DISSAPOINTMENT****
Join us for spooky stories in a dimly lit room, listen to the creeks and groans of this 400 year old haunted house. Find out what revolting remedies like spiders webs and woodlice were used for. You can also let your creative imagination run wild and write your very own spells to cast, then finish off by making a witch or wizards hat for you to fly off around the garden and follow our pumpkin trail in.
This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.
|22 October 2016||13:00 – 14:00|
|23 October 2016||13:00 – 14:00|
|29 October 2016||13:00 – 14:00|
|30 October 2016||13:00 – 14:00|
Join us for spooky adventures from 19 – 31 October, 10.30am – 8.30pm when Stockeld Park comes alive for the Autumn Half Term!
Journey by Nordic Ski on our woodland trail, take a magical trip around the illuminated Enchanted Forest, travel through the Maze or enjoy our real Ice Rink.
Plus join us for a fun-packed events calendar including our freaky Fright Nights!
8) East Morton Village Institute