Selection of Halloween events in Yorkshire

Award-winning farmer and pumpkin grower Robert Copley, of Ravensknowle Farm, Pontefract Road, Pontefract, West Yorkshire, harvesting some of his thousands of pumpkins

Farmer Copley’s Pumpkin Experience, Ravensknowle Farm, Pontefract Road, Pontefract, throughout October

The farm grows 200,000 pumpkins and these are over 30 different varieties including Baby Bear, Munchkin, Atlantic Giant, Racer, Cinderella, Howden, Casperita, Goosebump, Pumpkin Rouge, Polar Bear.

Holly Hunter from Huddersfield in the pumpkin patch at Stockeld Park

There’s plenty to do including a tractor ride, birds of prey shows, archery, vintage rides, story time, Magical Mr Zen, face painting, potty Riverside paint job and a daily fancy dress contest.


Halloween at Stockeld Park, Wetherby, from 22nd October to 30th October

This year, the Yorkshire Adventure Park was inspired by the Mexican Dia de los Muertos festival.

Immersive trail celebrating the scariest creatures of the deep, with spellcasting sea witches, wizards and many surprises

The enchanted forest will turn into a vibrant fall festival with decorations ranging from skeletons, butterflies and brightly colored flowers.

Activities also include pumpkin picking, which includes a free pumpkin for every paying child. The magical maze will be transformed into a monster maze where guests will be tasked with hunting friendly monsters.

Families will also be able to enjoy a fun panto-style Monster Mash and a game of laser tag will be offered.

The Escape House at the Haunted Farmhouse is an escape experience in one of Yorkshire’s most haunted buildings.

Jay Stelling at Mother Shipton’s Cave in Knaresborough


Sea Life, Scarborough, from now until November 1

Guests are invited to explore all the thrills and thrills of the ocean, following an immersive journey to help Sea Life’s Sea Witch and Warlock tend to their ocean home and fellow seafarers by completing magical challenges throughout the aquarium.

Not only will visitors be able to enjoy an exciting and mysterious trail, but they will also be able to meet the sea witch or warlock, tackle visual games and activities, and receive a reward for completing spook-splash challenges. -tic.

Humble Bee Farm, Flixton, near Scarborough, 22nd October to 29th October, daily at 10am, 11am, noon and 1pm

The award-winning Humble Bee Farm glamping site will be open to the public for its annual Pumpkin Patch and Halloween Trail half-session event.

Owner-manager Julia Warters, who runs the venue alongside her husband John Warters, said: “There is even more to see and do than last year’s event.

“Families can choose a pumpkin and carve it, explore the Spooky Trail to see amazing Halloween creations including the new haunted ball house, visit Spooky Sports Field for games and photos, complete the trail map to see how many golden pumpkins they can find, step into our Mini Bees Play Barn and grab a drink or snack from our new fall range at The Hive Cafe Bar.

“Guests will also get to see our farm gang which includes pigs, Tilly our Shetland pony, our retired donkeys, ducks, chickens, sheep and cows”

Ticket prices: £9 per child, including a pumpkin; £9 per adult, including a pumpkin; £6 per adult without pumpkin.

Advance booking essential:

Hocus Pocus, Mother Shipton’s Halloween, Knaresborough, October 22-31

Venture into the forest where a world famous prophetess is said to have been born during a thunderstorm. You might hear the cackling of old souls wandering the ancient woods or feel a shiver down your spine as you enter the Haunted Halloween Village.

Spooky Skeletons Trail at Lotherton Hall, near Leeds, from October 22 to October 31

Follow the spooky trail of skeletons around the estate and into the haunted house. Dress up in your best Halloween costume and prepare to be scared as you explore the woods

Pumpkin Trail at Bolton Abbey, October 22-October 31

Navigate through Strid Wood using a map and giant pumpkins. Keep your eyes peeled for clues hidden in mystery boxes.


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