Take advantage of amazing OCTOBER days out with Yorkshire Attractions

It’s well and truly starting to feel like autumn, which can only mean one thing… Halloween!

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From spooky stories to pumpkin picking, wicked wizards and witches to adventure trails, there’s so many thrilling activities and events taking place at our Yorkshire Attractions this October! Keep on reading discover your next day out…

Spectacular Halloween Events…

Yorkshire Wildlife Park

Looking for a spooky day out this Halloween? Head to Yorkshire Wildlife Park between Saturday 26th and Monday 28th October as they bring to life a collection of Grim Scary Tales! Enjoy incredible live shows, kooky characters, crafts, face-painting and much more. Look out of the wonderful fairy-tale characters around the park, and if you’re feeling really brave why not take a walk through the dark bewitching woodlands, you never know what mystical creatures you may bump into!

Witches and Wizards at Tropical Butterfly House
Tropical Butterfly House

Tropical Butterfly House is calling all budding Witches and Wizards to join them between Saturday 26th October and Sunday 3rd November for their magical school of witchcraft. Come dressed in your spookiest costume as you follow the activity trail, taking in the animal incredible sights. Are you brave enough to wander through the haunted house to help the worst witch graduate from witchcraft school with the help of her animal friends including owls, rats, a skunk and a vulture?

Bronte Parsonage Museum

Head to Bronte Parsonage Museum this Halloween, if you dare! Throughout the October Half Term (Monday 28th October to Friday 1st November), they will be leading free talks about the churchyard. Wander among the headstones as their team recount spooky tales of old Haworth. Experience a Halloween themed craft workshop on Wednesday 30th October, make your own unique creatures from clay, twigs, berries and stones.

Pumpkin Festival at Cannon Hall Farm
Cannon Hall Farm

Young wizards and witches are invited to Cannon Hall Farm’s Pumpkin Festival and Wizardry School from Saturday 19th to Sunday 20th October, and Saturday 26th to Thursday 31st October. Come in your best Halloween costume to pick a pumpkin and carve it with the help of their expert carvers. Complete the challenges in their ‘Forbidden Forest’ to graduate top of the class and earn a sweet treat!

Ghost Cruise at City Cruises York
City Cruises York

Step on board a City Cruises York Halloween Cruise if you dare! Take a look into York’s dark past, as the Black Jester, the famous Yorkshire prophetess Old Mother Shipton and the outrageous statesman and poet George Villiers bring to life some of York’s most infamous ghost stories. Available between Sunday 27th and Thursday 31st October – book your tickets now.

The Deep

Head to The Deep between Saturday 19th October and Sunday 3rd November for their Magic and Saw-cery Halloween event. Explore the myths and legends around one of the world’s most endangered species, the sawfish. Complete the fun-filled activity trail, take part in amazing activities in the craft corner and watch the very special magical interactive presentation.

Flamingo Land Resort

Experience fright-tastic fun at Flamingo Land Resort Yorkshire from Monday 14th October to Sunday 3rd November. Halloween at Flamingo Land is not to be missed! Highlights include their Fear Fest Live production, Peter Rabbit’s Pumpkin Trail, twilight rides, fancy dress competitions, firework displays and lots more!

Frightwater Valley at Lightwater Valley
Lightwater Valley Theme Park

From Saturday 26th October to Thursday 31st October, join Lightwater Valley Theme Park for their annual Frightwater Valley Halloween Spooktacular, as all manner of ghastly ghouls lurk within the park. From family-friendly scares to truly terrifying encounters, there’s bound to be incredible thrills for all the family.

October Half Term at Royal Armouries
Royal Armouries Museum

Charge down to the Royal Armouries Museum this October half term but beware of the Movie Monsters. Join their ghost-hunting gang and find out how to get rid of mythical monstrosities as they do battle with mummies, vampires and zombies. Get hands on with history through live combat demonstrations, handling sessions and dramatic performances.

Creepiest Creatures at Tropical World
Tropical World

Join Tropical World’s this October half term to celebrate Halloween with their Creepiest Creatures‘. Learn the weird and wonderful facts about them and you’ll soon realise there’s really nothing to be afraid of… or is there?

York’s Chocolate Story

Join York’s SHOCKolate Story (formerly known as York’s Chocolate Story) on a trick or treat trek between Saturday 19th and Thursday 31st October. Come dressed in your best Halloween costume as you encounter Count Fectionery and Miss Terry as you walk the streets of York on a trick or treat trail.

Incredible Heritage Events…

Autumn at Harewood
Harewood House

For those looking for less spooky stories, and more incredible heritage, Harewood House has you covered. This Autumn at Harewood they are inviting you to explore the magical Royal archive collection of Princess Mary who lived in Harewood House between 1930 and 1965. Complete your tour with a Royal Afternoon Tea, feast on delicate sandwiches, bite-sized savouries and decadent cakes.

JORVIK Viking Festival 2019
JORVIK Viking Centre

Discover York’s fascinating Viking legacy at JORVIK Viking Centre as you get up close and personal to some of the most beautiful and rare Viking artefacts. Travel around 10th century York, experiencing what it was like living in the city. The sights, sounds and even the smells of the Viking Age are brought vividly back to life as you journey back 1,000 years.

Amazing Adventure Events…

Oktoberfest at Emmerdale
The Emmerdale Studio Experience

This October, why not celebrate Oktoberfest and enjoy a beer or two in The Woolpack at The Emmerdale Studio Experience, on Friday 4th, Saturday 5th and Friday 11th October. Leave your lederhosen at home as you enjoy a pretzel and pint in a Studio Experience stein (which is then yours to take home).

Xscape Yorkshire

Head to Xscape Yorkshire, the ultimate family day out destination. From urban climbing, laser tag and adventure golf to skiing, sledging and riding the skycoaster, Xscape is bursting with all your favourite pastimes as well as something a little more adventurous.

Magna Oktoberfest
Magna Science Adventure Centre

Not to be missed, head to Magna Science Adventure Centre, on Saturday 19th October, from 6pm to midnight, as they celebrate Oktoberfest. With Oompah and live bands, Bavarian cuisine, DJ and beer, join them for a rip-roaring night out, German style.

Or, Discounted Days Out…

Line of JCBs at diggerland
Diggerland Yorkshire

Looking for an incredible discounted day out? Head to Diggerland, Yorkshire this October to ride drive and operate real diggers and dumper trucks. Take a head reeling turn or two on the Spindizzy, rise to lofty and enjoy the views on the Skyshuttle, and get to grips with real JCBs! PLUS – save 30% off weekend admission!