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Eleven Excellent Halloween Trips For Children

Get into the spooky spirit of things this half term and enjoy some Halloween fun with your children. There are a whole manner of activities going on and up and down the country, why not see if any of these are taking place in your neck of the woods?

1.  Halloween by Day, York Maze, York

Hop on board a tractor and trailer for a Haunted Hayride through the maize maze. Visit the friendly witch in her grotto, before heading to the pumpkin patch to pick your own and carving it with the help of an expert. Scary face painting, tales in the barn and a fancy dress parade round off the day. Adults £9.50, Children £8.50

October 22nd-30th, 10am-4.30pm

York Maze
Elvington Lane
YO19 5LT
01904 607 341



2.  Ghostly Galleon Cruise, Ullswater Steamers, Glenridding

Board the Ghostly Galleon for a two hour Halloween cruise. Enjoy a magic show, fancy dress and balloon modelling with wizard Stu-Di-Doo. Tickets £10.50 includes goody bag and refreshments.

October 29th, 11am & 2pm

Ullswater Steamers
The Pier House
CA11 0US
01768 482 229



3.  Halloween at the Ark, The Ark Open Farm, Newtownards

Come along for a fun day at the Arc. Enjoy a pumpkin hunt around the farm before visiting Lena the witch in her den. Pony rides, petting and feeding are also on offer all day long. Adults £4.80, Children £4.00, Under 3’s free

October 31st, 11am-4pm

The Ark Open Farm
296 Bangor Road
County Down
BT23 7PH
028 9182 0445



4.  Ghost Train, The Swansea Bay Rider, Swansea

Jump on board the ghost train for a spooky trip along the Swansea foreshore. The Bay Rider will be decked out in creepy decorations. Ghoulish fancy dress is strongly recommended. Tickets £4

October 31st, 4.45, 5.30, 7 and 7.45pm

Swansea Promenade
Swanse  Bay
01792 635 411



5.  Batty Halloween Day, Wicken Fen, Cambridgeshire

Get dressed up in your scariest Halloween costume and search for some of the creepy critters that live in the Fen. Hunt for snakes, spiders and bats and learn about their homes, before heading back for some spooky art and craft fun. Tickets £4.50

October 28th, 10.30am-12.30pm & 2-4pm

Wicken Fen
Lode Lane
01353 720 274



6.  The Insect Circus, Jacksons Lane, London

Roll up, roll up for a variety show packed with Halloween creepy crawly fun. The Insect Circus is a magical mix of theatre, puppetry and gravity defying circus, showcasing the mysterious world of bugs. Adults £12.95, Children £10.95

October 26th-31st, 12 & 3pm (Special Halloween fancy dress show 8pm on 31st)

Jacksons Lane
269a Archway Road
N6 5AA
020 8340 4421



7.  Scotland’s biggest family Halloween Party, Glasgow Science Centre, Glasgow

Come along to the GSC as it gets a spooky makeover. There will be plenty of demonstrations from animal experts as you get to meet and touch some cute, and some not so cute, little beasts. Expect fun Halloween workshops as well as a goody bag. Fancy dress is a must! Tickets £5

October 28th, 6.30-9.30pm

Glasgow Science Centre50 Pacific Quay
G51 1EA
0141 420 5000



8.  Halloween Hocus Pocus, Dudley Castle and Zoo, Dudley

Dudley Castle has a bumper day of Halloween fun lined up this half term. Once you’re dressed up in a suitably scary outfit, children can visit the Creepy Crawley corner and enjoy a Wacky Witch disco.  There are games and shows, as well as a spooky ghost walk around the castle. Adults £13.00, Children £5, Under 3’s free

October 31st, 6-9pm
Dudley Castle and Zoo
2 The Broadway
West Midlands
0844 474 2272



9.  Pumpkin Day, Noah’s Ark Zoo Farm, Bristol

Pop along to Noah’s Ark for a fun day of Halloween themed activities at the zoo. There will be a "funniest pumpkin" carving competition, face painting and a chance to make some pumpkin treats for the zoo’s animals to enjoy. Adults £11.50, Children £9, Under 2’s free

October 29th, 11.30am-3pm

Noah's Ark Zoo Farm
Clevedon Road
BS48 1PG
01275 852 606



10.  Goosebumps Weekend, Discover Children’s Story Centre, London

Enjoy a day of Halloween storytelling and crafts at the Discovery centre. Hear children’s favourites like The Funny Bones told by the Story Builders. Decorate your own lantern and then settle down for some more creepy tales. Tickets £4.50, Under 2’s free

October 29-30th, 11am-5pm

Discover Children’s Story Centre
383-387 High Street
E15 4QZ
020 8536 5555



11.  Halloween Week, Hall Hill Farm, Lanchester

Hall Hill Farm is the place to be for some cracking Halloween merriment. As well as the usual donkey and tractor rides, theres scarecrow making, face painting, pupkin latern making and a puppet show. Adults £5.95, Children £4.95, Under 3's free

October 22nd-30th, 10.30am-5pm

Hall Hill FarmLanchester
01388 731 333


Have we missed out on any cracking Halloween days out in your area? We'd love to hear from you, sign in to let us know on the comments beneath.

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