Free or Low Cost Activities and Events in and around Scarborough, Whitby and Filey this October Half Term
Keeping the Mini Mumblers happy and entertained throughout the Half Term Holiday doesn’t need to be expensive with these fun activities that are either free or low cost in and around Scarborough, Whitby & Filey this October Half Term.
1. Activities and Events
Friday 19th October to Sunday 4th November 2018. Spooky Grotto & Pumpkin Trail at Scarborough Market Hall Spooky Grotto will be open 10am – 2pm – call in for a fright. FREE (raising funds for Air Ambulance). Enjoy the Pumpkin trail around the market and vaults, pick up the trail from the main market events area and wander around to find the hidden Pumpkins – FREE event. What’s more on Saturday 27th and 30th October (10am – 2pm) there are Halloween Slime Workshops – £2 per slime! Scarborough Market Hall, St Helen’s Square, YO11 1EU
Saturday 27th October 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm Halloween at Scampston: Spooky Stories and Creepy Crafts Drop-in creepy crafts session (take part for as little or as long as you like!). 2.30pm – 3.30pm: Fairly-frightening stories and ghoulish games All hosted by Scampston’s mischievous witches! All children dressed in costume will gain FREE entry on event days.
Saturday, October 27, 2018 at 11 AM – 4 PM. Halloween Character Facepainting. Activities are FREE, on a first come basis, with no booking required, Children must be accompanied. Brunswick Shopping Centre, Scarborough. YO11 1UE
Saturday 27th October 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm A Ghastly Trail Buy a trail sheet for £2 at the village hall then head out to find our ghastly ghoulish displays throughout the village. When you have completed your sheet, head back to the village hall to collect your prize and join us for some freaky fun, fiendish food and devilish drinks! Allerston Village Hall YO18 7PG
Saturday 27th October 6pm – 8pm.Museums at Night As part of Museums at Night, we’re opening up the Rotunda Museum to be explored during the dark hours. We’ll be lighting up the dark nights with activities for all to enjoy. FREE. Rotunda Museum, Cliff Bridge Terrace, Scarborough, YO11 2HB. 01723 353665
Saturday 27th & Sunday 28th October 2018 5pm – 7.30pm Ravenscar National Trust Visitor Centre – Spooky Woodland Trail Explore the Haunted Wood. Discover creepy clues to solve the Ravenscar Riddle then head back to the Visitor Centre to claim your prize! Suitable age 4+. £2.50 per trail. Ravenscar Visitor Centre, Ravenscar, Scarborough. YO13 0NA
October 29th 2018 11:00 am – 4:00 pm. The Moors National Park Centre Super Spider Treasure Hunt Spiders are awesome. Find out why in a treasure hunt in the grounds. Adult: Free Child: £3 The Moors National Park Centre, Danby YO21 2NB More activities similarly priced, details here
Spooky Story Time on Wednesday 31st October 11am – 12pm. £2 child. Fancy dress competition (6 – 9 years) in The Cat’s Pyjama’s Cafe. 2 St Nicholas Cliff, Scarborough YO11 2ER. 01723 375603
2. Explore the Outdoors We live in such a beautiful area and are spoilt for choice when it comes to parks and places for a walk/bike ride. Why not set yourself the challenge of trying a new park over the holidays? We have lots of ideas on the website here.
Peasholm Park, Scarborough Open for everyone to enjoy all year round, 24 hours a day and seven days a week. Entrance to the Park, which is never closed, is FREE. Victoria Park Ave, Scarborough YO12 7QZ 01723 500954
Pannett Park, Whitby Pannett Park, a haven of peace and tranquillity and located close to the centre of Whitby in North Yorkshire, is well worth a visit, whichever season of the year. Excellent for family and nature walks. There’s also a unique Jurassic garden which is complete with a life-size replica of one of the sea creatures of the time. Add in a tree, maths and turtle trails to follow as well as both open and enclosed picnic areas and the whole park offers enormous family appeal. Our younger visitors can enjoy creating leaf rubbings whist on the tree trail. Paper and crayons are available from the staff at the Museum desk.
Take a walk on the Yorkshire Beaches, there are lots of lovely beaches nearby. Buy some bacon and a crabbing kit for hours of fun on Whitby Harbour. Take a bucket and look for fossils. Great places to search include Whitby, Robin Hoods Bay, North Bay Scarborough and Cayton Bay, Read a short guide here
3. Nature Trails
Dalby Forest is a great place to visit in Autumn with some lovely trails, perhaps take a picnic and spend the whole day there. Read more here