School Holidays Scarborough & Whitby

October Half Term


Our Halloween Trail awaits intrepid visitors at Burton Agnes Hall! Friday 23rd October to Sunday 1st November, 11am – 4pm daily

This half term, join us in a (spacious and socially distant!) hunt around the peaceful yet eerily atmospheric woodland, finding a frightfully fun series of handcrafted scenes. Each dramatic scene asks a single question and bears a freaky fact. Watch skeletons playing croquet, spot a pirates’ coffin floating on the pond, duck under a witches’ washing line and creep around spooky scenes aplenty. Decipher the full trail of spooky clues and enjoy your eerie treat!

There’s a hunt for Seven Spooky Sacks in the woodland garden, a witches’ hut as a fun backdrop for family photos and each child will enjoy a bumper trail sheet with activities to complete.

Alongside the Halloween Trail, romp in the spine-tingling woodland adventure playground with its nine fabulous swings, tower with corkscrew slide and double zip wire and enjoy refreshments in the stableyard.

Designed for all the family to enjoy. Dogs are welcome too! There’s no extra charge for the trail, admission is included in the normal Gardens price (free for Burton Agnes Hall members): Adults £8.00, Seniors £7.50, Children (4-15 years) £5.50, Under 4s free. Family tickets from £14.50.

No need to pre book. However, if extremely busy, numbers will be limited so visitors may wish to book via the website to guarantee entry.

Burton Agnes Hall, Driffield, East Yorkshire, YO25 4NB. 01262 490324. Visit their website here.

01262 490324


The Pumpkin Express will be open 24th Oct – 31st Oct 11am – 3pm Daily

(Closed Tuesdays, Railway opening is weather dependent 🌧)

We also have a fabulous array of Home-grown Pumpkins for sale 🎃 in all shapes and sizes, so come and choose yours! 👻 🎃
Shop Open 9.30am – 4pm
Cafe Open 9.30am – 3pm
Business Closed on Tuesday

No booking necessary. Sadly, no pumpkin carving this year due to COVID 19.

Cedarbarn Farm Shop, Thornton Road, Pickering. YO18 7JX
Lunch bookings 01751 475614


4 Eastborough, Scarborough, YO11 1NW


Wed 28 – Sat 31 Oct 2020: Tours at 7pm and 8.30pm

Do you dare explore Scarborough Castle in the dark this Halloween? Join our storytellers as they guide you on a bone-chilling journey through the past. With tales of ghosts, supernatural sightings and horrors from history, this is not a night for the faint-hearted. Don’t forget to bring a torch – things are going to get dark… Afterwards, you can warm up with a hot drink and some cake.

These tours are suitable for those aged 16+.

Please also read our event FAQs to help plan your visit.




Trick or treating might look a little different this year, but you can still have lots of scary Halloween fun in Scarborough, Whitby & Filey. Whether you’re planning to head out trick or treating or prefer to put on a spooky celebration at home, I’ve put together some ideas to fire your little skeletons’ imaginations!

Read the full article on Mumbler here.

24th October to 1st November 2020.

The glamping site in Flixton, near Scarborough, will be open to the public (not just guests) for October half term for families to enjoy their Halloween event.

  • Complete the spooky trail and nature walk
  • Meet the farmyard gang
  • Pick a pumpkin and carve it

Plus refreshments are available to purchase including wood fired pizzas.

Pre-booked slots only, 10am-12noon or 1-3pm, booking via their website.

While our spooky trail is an outdoor event, we ask ALL GUESTS to follow the social distancing guidelines (2metres) and if this isn’t possible, then facemasks must be worn. We also follow all the latest Government Guidelines on numbers of guests. We ask all guests to wash their hands and sanitize them regularly. Please check latest covid-19 guidelines on their website before travelling to the event.

Or book glamping accommodation and stay the night (find out more about the various accommodation at the farm here).

Humble Bee Farm, Flixton, Scarborough YO11 3UJ.

More information on their website here, or call 01723 890437, email

01723 890437

Hunmanby Community Centre.

Contact 07533 741937

Facebook Group

Join Magic Mike and Count Chuckula for a magical Panto style show full of messy ghostly fun for the whole family.

With amazing costumes and routines from the Hey Presto Dancers and spooktackular colourful sets this show, visually, is one of our audience favourites with families coming back to see this year after year!
Don’t forget – if you like, dress up in your favourite costumes to add to the excitement!!

Magic Mike’s Not So Spooky Halloween Show takes place on Thursday 29th (2pm & 7pm) & Saturday 31st October (2pm) 2020.

You can buy tickets by phoning 01262 678258 or in-person at Bridlington Spa.

Wednesday 21st October to Sunday 1st November 2020

Autumn decorated grotto for half term.

Due to social distancing we can’t do our gentle guided lantern walks this year, however the pixies are making an autumn decorated grotto as part of general admission from the 21st of October.

Northwood Trail is nestled in a 100 acre wood at Buttercrambe close to York and this delightful woodland fairy sanctuary is the first of its kind in the world. The eco-aware sanctuary is off grid and, quite uniquely, designed to appeal to adults as much as children. As well as a beautiful woodland trail, it also includes an intriguing Fairy Museum, to display what is believed to be the world’s largest collection of fairy artefacts, collected over many years by owners Carolyn and Christian.

Northwood is about fostering a connection to nature, at its most beautiful and magical. The woodland trail winds through 1.5km of old fairy paths, peppered with fairy tree houses, stump houses, a willow walled maze and Elven thrones. There is also a natural play area for smaller children and den building for older kids.

In keeping with the sustainable ethos, a stylish woodland kitchen will be serving organic teas and coffees as well as healthy and delicious local food.

Please note, as car parking is limited tickets are only available online, with pre allocated slots making for a calmer experience.

Buttercrambe Wood, YO41 1AP.


Holiday Camp will be taking place in the upcoming October half-term on Wednesday 28 October. We’ll be running two exciting workshops for children and families to enjoy together as part of Holiday Camp, delivered by NSPCC partners Harrods and Sophy Henn.

They’ll be shown on a virtual events platform – so families can join in wherever they are!

 Find out more on the NSPCC website.

This is our first Holiday Camp, so having your help in spreading the word and getting as many people involved as possible  would be amazing.

 Holiday Camp is free to join and perfect for families with primary school age children who are looking for something fun to do during the half-term holiday. There’s the option for participants to donate too, with all money raised helping us to still be here for children.

Get ready for stacks of Pumpkin Festival family fun at Piglets Adventure Farm running weekends in October and daily from 24th October- 1st November with a FREE pumpkin per paying child!

What will you do first? Explore the Pumpkin Patch, with over 10,000 home grown pumpkins to choose from in all shapes and sizes, then get stuck in carving. Run wild in the Mysterious Maize Maze, challenge your friends & family on the Corn Cannon, meet adorable piglets (you might even see one being born!) and their farm yard friends in the undercover animal barn, plus explore acres of outdoor adventure including The Beach, Barrel Train Ride, Fairy Tale Trail and so much more!

Please Note: Due to government guidelines Piglets Adventure Farm will be reducing the amount of visitors on site.

Tickets are limited and MUST be booked online in advance by visiting the website HERE

Adventure Farm is open daily from 9:30am – 5:30pm.

01904 499183


Trick or Treat delivered to your home.

Trick or Treating might be a bit different this year due to COVID19, however at Pretty’s Sweets we want to deliver happiness to your homes. Surprise your children with our Halloween Trick or Treat box, jam packed with ghostly treats. Beautifully presented sweets with a halloween twist!

Halloween Edition boxes come in 2 sizes: 

All Halloween Boxes will be posted w/c 26th October so that they arrive in time for Halloween.


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Rainy Day

24 October – 1 November 2020

*All activities are free unless otherwise stated, but an Annual Pass is required to enter. A £3 Adult Annual Pass allows entry to both Scarborough Art Gallery and the Rotunda Museum. Entry to both venues is free for under 18s.

The Big Green Draw: Plant, Grow, Draw! Monday 26 October 10am – 4pm
Scarborough Art Gallery
Come and take a look at our wonderful seed collection and be inspired to create your own drawings. Have a go at decorating your own plant pot and then sow a seed to take home and grow.

Booking essential.
Call 01723 374753 or email to book a 45-minute slot for a group of up to 6 people. This is a relaxed event and your allotted time slot allows exclusive use of the Gallery.
This is a relaxed event, fully accessible and suitable for disabled and non-disabled children.

The Big Green Draw: Drawing with Nature
10am, Saturday 24 October
10am, Saturday 31 October
Scarborough Museums YouTube Channel

Join us on our YouTube Channel to take part in drawing challenges inspired by the natural world around us. To take part you’ll need drawing materials, scissors and glue.
This event is pre-recorded and is suitable for families.

Spooky Museum Weekend Friday 30 October – Sunday 1 November 10am – 4pm
Rotunda Museum

Come along in Halloween fancy dress and explore the spooky museum. Follow the trail and make and take a deer or wolf mask inspired by our spectacular Star Carr headdress.

Booking essential.
Call 01723 353665 or email to book a 45-minute slot for a group of up to 6 people. This is a relaxed event and your allotted time slot allows exclusive use of the Gallery.

Big Green Scavenger Trail
Scarborough Art Gallery and The Crescent
Every day during half-term except Monday

Hunt for wildlife with a specially designed scavenger trail designed by Savannah Storm. Pick up a copy from Scarborough Art Gallery and explore The Crescent.

Suitable for families.

Spooky Star Carr Trail
Rotunda Museum
Every day during half-term except Monday

Join the wolf tribe and look for the wolves hidden in the Rotunda. Crack the puzzle and enter our prize draw. Suitable for families


Open for October Half Term 2020

Sewerby Hall and Gardens will be celebrating this October half term holidays in a different way to normal:

  • Our Love Exploring app has a brand new update with a new Halloween DanceTrail around the ground with spooky Skeletons, witches, zombies and mummies!
  • The fox trot trail will be on display in the walled gardens with the challenge to find 20 Foxes that are hidden in the gardens.
  • New wood carvings are now on display with a marine theme specially created by Allen Stichler.

The grounds and gardens are FREE to explore, with additional charges applying in the Zoo and House. Pre booking is advised via the Sewerby Hall website here.

Mumbler visited just before the summer school holidays started (read the review here), I was impressed with the measures they had in place for covid19. Lots of friendly staff on hand to help and ensure people were distancing.

Sewerby Hall, Church Ln, Sewerby, Bridlington YO15 1EA.

01262 673769


Halloween fun and frights for all the family Thursday 22nd October to Sunday 1st November 2020

Join us for a half term of Halloween fun with our Petrifying Pumpkin Hunt, Beastly Broom Search and explore the Spooky Maize Maze to find the ghastly ghosts.

Your Spooky Maize Maze and Petrifying Pumpkin Hunt ticket includes:

  • Entry into the Spooky Maize Maze and your activity card for the Ghastly Ghost Hunt
  • A Pumpkin to choose from the Pumpkin patch and take home
  • Games and activities in the play paddocks such as grewsome mini golf, freaky footpool and frightful footgolf.
  • A Beastly Broom Search in the Walled Garden
  • The Petrifying Pumpkin Hunt in the Rare Breed Farm Park
  • Access to the adventure play area, grounds and gardens

Online Spooky Maize Maze and Petrifying Pumpkin Hunt ticket prices are as follows (please note ‘on the gate’ prices are £1 extra)

Adult ticket Online Price – £12.00
Child (3-16) ticket Online Price – £10.00
Family ticket only Price – £38.00

*** FRIENDS MEMBERS*** Please book online, tickets numbers are limited in order to comply with government guidelines.

Type in your membership number when you have selected your tickets and you’ll receive a substantial discount for the Spooky Maize Maze and receive a free pumpkin from the pumpkin patch –

Adult Friends member Online Price – £2.50
Child Friends member (3-16) Online Price – £3.50
Family Friends member Online Price – £11.25

We ask for you to book your staggered arrival time online prior to your visit, this arrival time just applies to ENTRY INTO THE SPOOKY MAIZE, you can come and go into the grounds etc throughout the day any time.

You can buy Sledmere friends membership online now for 12 months free entry into the grounds and gardens and to receive other offers and discounts.

We’d also like to let you know that we’ve achieved the official industry standard mark ‘Good to Go’ for visitors attractions to show that we are fully following the government guidelines to maintain cleanliness and aid social distancing.​

Sledmere House, Driffield. YO25 3XG

01377 236637


Come along to Spilmans family farm this Halloween 2020 and visit the famous PYO & Pumpkin Festival.

The Spilmans Festival is on a real authentic farm where you can pick your pumpkin from the field it was grown in – plus there are loads of other fun things to do to make this a very Autumnal, Halloween experience!


🎃 Pick and Carve your Pumpkins on site
🌻 Pick your own Sunflowers & Potatoes too!  (3rd, 4th, 10th & 11th October Only)
🌈 Rainbow Maize Maze – Covid Safe Maze Experience – Follow the farm clues and complete the activity sheet as you walk around the trail. (The maize maze may be closed in wet weather)
🌽 Corn Cannon – have some fun blasting cobs out of our corn cannon! Fire corn on the cob, at targets.
🚜 Tractor Rides – Hop on our trailer and hear all about our farm and what we grow. Drive past the pumpkin patch full of orange and white pumpkins.
🌾 Bale Mountain – Climb our huge straw mountain, right to the top. Catch a great view of our pumpkin patch and a sea of orange pumpkins!
🎡 Fairground Rides – In addition to the Pumpkin festival, there are some optional extra fairground rides to enjoy. (these are cash only and not included in the credit system)

With PYO pumpkins ready to pick from 1st October and festival dates running on; Weekends 3rd & 4th10 & 11th17 & 18th, then for the full week from 20th – 31st.

Opening at 8am – last ticket time 3.30pm. – Booking in Half hour slots so that it won’t be too busy at one time.

Pre book your tickets for £10 then use this full £10 in credit towards the Pumpkins, Carving, Maze, Corn Cannon, Tractor Rides & Bale Mountain. Plus if you get there early, you can pick sunflowers and potatoes with the credits too!

Church Farm, Sessay Nr Thirsk, YO7 3NB

01845 501623


Sat 24 Oct – Sun 1 Nov 2020 

11am – 4pm

Gather your little monsters for a ghoulishly good day out at Whitby Abbey this half term. Follow the trail to solve creepy clues and gather round to listen to spooky stories. There’s a frighteningly fun fancy dress competition every day – just come in your scariest outfits to be in with a chance of winning.

Entry to the event is included in the standard admission ticket price. To enjoy this event, ensure you select an event day (24 Oct – 1 Nov) and make sure you bring your booking confirmation with you when you visit. You can book your ticket and attend this event by clicking the Buy Tickets button below.

English Heritage


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The Addams Family

Friday 23 October at 7pm, Tuesday 27 October at 7pm, Wednesday 28 October at 2pm 2020

The Addams Family (2019)

They’re creepy and they’re kooky… a stellar cast including Oscar Isaac, Charlize Theron, Chloe Grace Moretz, Finn Wolfhard, Nick Kroll, Bette Midler and Alison Janney voice the first animated comedy about the spookiest family on the block.

Cinema tickets at the SJT for films are £7 (concessions £6; Circle members/NHS/under-30s £5); for event cinema including ‘captured live’, £12; for live streamings, £17.

To book, please visit the website HERE or call the Box Office on 01723 370541 (currently open Tuesdays to Saturdays, 11am to 4pm, for both phone calls and in-person bookings).

The Round
Stephen Joseph Theatre
Scarborough, YO11 1JW

All Bonfire & Firework Events

You can find a list of the local bonfires and fireworks happening across Ryedale plus surrounding areas on Mumbler here.

(Being updated currently, please check back again soon)

Beacon Farm Halloween

Pick Your Own Pumpkins AVAILABLE 

Open 9am – 4pm Wednesday – Sunday. We are closed Monday and Tuesday. 

No entry fee or pre booking needed, just mill about the field until you find your perfect pumpkin!

Lots of spooky treats and Halloween bale art.

Beacon Farm, Sneaton, Whitby
01947 605212

Filey Bird Garden Half Term Halloween

24th October – 1st November 2020 10:00-16:00 (last admission 3pm)

During the final week of the season you can enjoy all of our usual activities, but with the addition of family friendly Spooky Themed Areas and Halloween Treasure Hunt.  You even get a free bag of animal food if you’re wearing Full Halloween Fancy Dress!

 (No pumpkin carving due to COVID19 restrictions)

Scarborough Road, Filey, YO14 9PG
01723 514439

Flamingo Land Halloween

Spooktacular Halloween Half Term
Saturday 10th October to Sunday 1st November 2020

From 10am until Twilight daily. Park admission prices are as standard and includes access to the firework display.
Evening only tickets (from 4pm) are available for £10 per person for the last hour of rides, to see the Riverside13 Show and to enjoy the firework display (on selected dates).

Trick or Treat event for only £3pp to receive some yummy treats and a chilling surprise

Flamingo Land, Kirby Misperton, Malton, North Yorkshire, YO17 6UX
T: 0871 9118000

Halloween Adventure at Stockeld Park

Open for October Half Term 2020

24th October to 1st November 2020. There’s loads of spooky fun to be had when Halloween arrives at Stockeld Park this October half term! It’s a magical playground full of activities to provide you with tonnes of Halloween themed, spooky family entertainment! There will even be prizes for Halloween fancy dress and plenty of opportunity to dance, scream and sing-a-long!

Pre-booking of tickets required.

Stockeld Park, off the A661 Wetherby Road, LS22 4AN. 01937 586333.

Redcliffe Farm Shop Pumpkin Festival

Saturday 24th October to Saturday 31st October 2020

Pre-booked tickets are essential for all adults and kids who want to access the pumpkin patch.

There will still be loads of massive pumpkins growing in the pumpkin patch, you will be able to come and pick your own pumpkin, carve it in the carving barn as well as coffee and seasonal snacks being available.

Redcliffe Farm Shop Redcliffe Lane Lebberston Scarborough YO11 3NT. 01723 583194

Scarborough Footgolf

OPEN with Covid 19 advice being followed

“The best game ever invented!”

Open daily 10am – 5pm including weekends. Booking advisable.

For all ages

Killerby Lane, Cayton, Scarborough YO11 3TP

Phone 07519 189411

Scarborough Halloween Trail at Scarborough Town

Sat 24 Oct – Sun 1 Nov 2020

This Halloween we have hidden ghoulish characters all around the town centre in a number of different Augmented Reality trails that you can do with most smart phones.

The characters all have a unique dance routine for you and each has a question for you to answer in this fun family quiz.

Download the Love Exploring App to play on your mobile phone


Sealife Scarborough

Ascarium event running from 17th October – 1st November 2020

Enter the creepy Ascarium this Halloween and follow  an immersive trail through the weird and wonderful creatures inhabiting the darkest depths of the ocean.  Beware the sea witches mixing magical potions!

Scarborough SEA LIFE Sanctuary
Scalby Mills
YO12 6RP

The Deep October Half Term

The Moors National Park Centre

Monday 26th October (OUT ALL WEEK)
Nocturnal animal Treasure Hunt
Drop in between 10:30am – 3:00pm.
Adult: Free Child: £3
Not wheelchair accessible

Tuesday 27th October
Tuesday trails and tales!
Fun sessions for all the family including park trails storytelling and crafts.
*Room on the Broom – follow a fun trail through the grounds, build a broom and escape the dragon!
Time: 11:00am – 12:30pm & 2:00pm – 3:30pm
Cost: Adult: Free Child: £4.50 For ages 2 – 7
Booking essential.
Max No: 15

Thursday 29th October
Beastly bugs and spooky spiders
Time: 11:00am – 12:30pm & 2:00pm – 3:30pm
Cost: Adult: Free Child: £4.50 For ages 3+
Booking essential.
Max No: 15

Please wear appropriate clothing and footwear. All children to be accompanied by an adult.

The Moors National Park Centre, Lodge Lane, Whitby. YO21 2NB
Call 01439 772738 for more information

York Maze Halloween

Open for October 2020

Open daily over October half term from Saturday 24th October to Sunday 1st November 2020 inclusive. Tickets starting at £12.50 for adults and children must be booked in advance in half hour time slots starting at 11am with last entry at 5pm (7pm on late nights around Halloween). Aimed at families with children aged 10-15. Call 01904 607341 for more info.

Dunnington Lodge, Elvington Lane, York, YO19 5LT. Tel: 01904 607 341

Yorkshire Wildlife Park Roar and Snore Campsite

Escape to the great outdoors this Summer

Experience a traditional wild camping escape in the heart of nature at Yorkshire Wildlife Park. Campers of all ages can enjoy an unforgettable fun family night (or two) under the stars. Get special rates for park tickets and book an after-hours safari tour.

Phone (01302) 535057  (Ext 76)

Yorkshire Wildlife Park, Warning Tongue Ln, Branton DN4 6TB