Family Fun in Yorkshire This October Half Term

It's half term already! I have been busy looking at what is on and am sharing places for family fun in Yorkshire this October half term with you all. As usual we are spoilt for choice but I have narrowed it down to ten top picks.


You can't have Halloween without pumpkins in my opinion and why go to the supermarket when you can pick your own?

A trip to Farmer Copleys to pick pumpkins has become an annual tradition for us now. With the Uk'so largest pumpkin festival there is plenty to do including story telling, rides, fancy dress parade and face painting.

We are big fans of Cannon Hall Farm, the animals, the play areas (indoor and outdoors) and the farm shop. This half term they are holding a pumpkin festival where you can pick and carve a pumpkin, a trick or treat trail and childrens shows and crafts.

Piglets Adventure Farm is somewhere we have been meaning to visit. The farm is having an amazing pumpkin festival, they are offering great a free pumpkin to every child aged 1 or over. There is a tractor ride down to the pumpkin patch, pumpkin carving, a mysterious maze, a magic show and spooky stories.

If pumpkins aren't your thing, there is plenty more happening around Yorkshire.

Lotherton Hall is holding a Spooky Scarecrow trail over the holidays.  Follow the clues to find the scarecrows, visit the witches house and have a go at creepy crafts.

Forbidden Corner is somewhere we are keen to visit but I have been told how awesome it is.  This half term they are open for Halloween week complete with a quiz and prizes.

The brilliant Kirklees Light Railway are running spooky ghost trains over Halloween weekend. Warning! the ghost trains are scary and are NOT suitable for under 3's.

Shipley Glen Tramway are also offeringg spooky rides, count the skeletons and pumpkins for the chance to win a prize. This is a total bargain with an adult return being £2 and child return just 50p!

Eureka is always a fun day out. This Halloween visit to see the Monster Mash Up Show (learning about how the body works), go on ghost walks,  make monsters and spot spooky characters.

The York Dungeons are being dressed up for Halloween.  Not only that they are also offering family trick or treat walking tours around beautiful York.

Finally for something truly spectacular head to Whitby Abbey for the illuminated abbey event. You will see the abbey lit up in all the colours of the rainbow and see the story of Dracula brought to life.

Whatever you get upto, I hope you have a fabulous half term!

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