With summer officially over and the rain coats out of the cupboard. It can only mean one thing, that’s right get practicing your best spooky laugh, because Halloween days out are just around the corner.
So what’s going on around Doncaster I hear you ask?
I’ve round-up 13 family Halloween days out with a spooky Halloween vibe, all happening through October. Included are some on the door step and some a little further afield in Yorkshire. I’ve also included the links to the events on Facebook so you can take a look, tag in friends and check out whats happening.
We hope you enjoy your pumpkin parties, walks and adventures, and you never know we might just see you there.
Halloween days out events in Doncaster
Search the maize for hidden pumpkins and join the staff for treats and crafts from 23rd to 31st October. Open 10am to 4pm and under 2’s go free.
Join Nicola on Monday 30th at 1.30pm at the Deaf School, for fun games stories dancing messy play fantastic afternoon for moving babies and toddlers. Cakes and coffee will be on sale after the session, which costs £6. There are also sessions running in Epworth and Armthorpe.
Join Rachael on Thursday 26th October at 1.30pm at Time2Play. She’ll teach you all about Phonics and how to teach your little one, with some Halloween-inspired activities. Sessions cost £6, and includes free entry to T2P Soft Play Refreshments can be bought at the venue.
Head down to the farm for their first Farm Fun Day, on October 29th 10am to 4pm. Activities include; Creepy Creatures, Petting Pen, Pony Rides, Spooky Show jumping, Gymkhana Games, Tractor Display, Pumpkin Carving Competition, Horse Shoe Decorating and Hot & Cold Refreshments. Tickets cost £5.00 per person and includes entry to the creepy creatures hut and petting pen.
Join the team at Brodsworth Hall for frightening fun this October half term, from 21st October to 4th November, 11am to 4pm each day. Follow a spooky trail around the grounds and some creepy crafts. English Heritage members Free.
From 28th to 31st October, The Earl will open their doors for a Hocus Pocus themed event. Diners will be treated to a delicious selection of Sandwiches, themed Cakes and Pastries, Scones and Clotted Cream all served with freshly brewed Tea or Coffee. The Iconic film will be played on our screens while the Cafe Bar Concerto is be transformed into a Spooktacular Halloween setting.
Free Halloween days out events
Free entry to the castle all day on Saturday 28th, 11am to 4pm. Spooky activities for your little monsters include a Fancy Dress Competition, Birds of Prey Display, Free Face Painting, Mr Dan – Jester School, Spooky Tales from the Keep, Medieval medicine woman, Knights of Old demonstration and a Spooky disco.
This is a free event on 31st October, 11-3pm. Head down to the Frenchgate and get carving!
Halloween days out a little further afield
The Pumpkin patch is returning to Cannon Hall Farm – with almost 10,000 pumpkins available for visitors to pick and carve. Visit from October 21st to 31st, 10.30am to 6.30pm. Youngsters can also follow the special Trick or Treat Trail around our farm, think of it as a Halloween themed treasure hunt. There will also be daily shows with our performing witches and each child will also get to make their own horrifying Halloween headdress. Tickets are priced at £9.95 per person (under twos go free), which includes a pumpkin. Tickets include all day admission to the farm, outdoor adventure play and indoor soft play, sheep and ferret racing, milking demos, tractor-trailer rides, Shire horse talks and meerkat sessions.
Encounter the exotic and the scary and Tropical Butterfly House, every weekend in October and daily during the half term (until 5 November). Visit the Witch’s Cottage and the Haunted House. Brave the ghoulish tractor-trailer ride through the Freaky Forest and come face to face with ghosts and monsters. Watch amazing bird & animal displays, featuring birds of prey and parrots; hosted by witches. Carve a pumpkin and join in spooky crafts and activities, suitable for children of all ages. Daily children’s fancy dress competition and unforgettable animal encounters with lemurs, meerkats, otters, birds of prey, snakes and creepy-crawlies throughout the day. Normal admission charges apply, under 2’s are free.
Saturday 28th 4pm to 10pm, Wentworth Woodhouse will feature a huge fireworks display by Galactic Fireworks at approximately 8.30pm with a low noise display for children at approximately 7pm. You’ll also find Roger Tuby fairground rides, live music on stage, pumpkin carving, hot & cold food, beer tent and gin/cocktail bars & much more! Fancy dress is very much encouraged and there are prizes to be won for both children and adults.
On Friday 27th October 2pm to 5pm, Kirkstall Abbey are showing the classic 90’s film Hocus Pocus – featuring talking cats, big teeth and Thackery Binx.
Meet our trio of witches and join them in a sing a long. Take part in their witchy quiz and enter the contest for best cackle. There will be a pop up bar and plenty of food stalls will be open on site serving themed drinks.
On Sunday 29th at 3.30pm, join Wortley Hall for some frightening fun this Halloween with a spooky trail around the grounds to find some ghostly characters. Your little terrors then get to pick their own pumpkin from the garden and bring it back to carve; there will be a prize for the best pumpkin and the best fancy dress. Once in the warmth of the Hall carving away, there will be a hot chocolate for the children and adults will be able to enjoy a hot mulled wine. Adults: £10.00 and Children (aged 5-15): £6.00. Arrive 3:30pm for 4pm walk or 4:30pm for 5pm walk.
Let us know what you thought of these Halloween days out and if we missed any fantastic ones you’ve visited?
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