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Halloween What's On Guide 2022

Updated: Sep 24, 2022

I absolutely love this time of the year, Autumn is making an entrance and there's a bit of a chill in the air. Lots of people have been asking me if I know what is on for Halloween, so I thought I would get my guide ready. This guide includes Ideas for October Half Term, I will also share a roundup of Half Term events on Social media too. Click on the PURPLE links to find out more. *Please double check as some events may have already sold out*

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Here is out mega What's on guide for Halloween across the North East

Ford & Etal

Various dates from 1st Oct Make your own Pumpkin pot with Ravn Clay

22nd - 23rd - Fungi Festival

24th - 31st The Famous Scarycrow Trail

Find Out More HERE

Beamish Open Air Museum

22nd - 30th - Half Term Fun - Enjoy lots of family activities, all included in your unlimited entry

28th, 29th & 30th - Beamish Halloween evenings are back! We have been going ever since they started doing them and it is lots of fun. I would say suitable for ages 7+ you can take younger kids but some parts can be quite scary.

Find out more HERE

Whitehouse Farm

22nd - 30th - Halloween Spooktacular - Lots going on including: Witches & Wizard school, Magic shows, fancy dress competition, Pumpkin patch & Carving station, Tractor stop, Critter encounters and lots lots more. Find out more HERE

Ormesby Hall NT

22nd - 30th - Gothic Tales Trails, step inside the decorated house and take part in the garden trail. Witches Dance will take places throughout the day.

All included in your entry ticket - members go free

We love Ormesby hall, it is one of my favourite places to head too and have a wander. We think they do a fangtasitic job when it comes to Halloween (& Christmas) the decorations are fab. Find out more HERE

Rainton Arena

24th - Hocus Pocus Halloween Show - ‘join the ghosthunters as they try to stop mr skellington and his friends from casting a wicked spell over us all. we need you to wear your spookiest costumes and bring all the magic you have to try and stop these evil villains. the ghosthunters will be looking for the best costume, the best dancers and the scariest faces to help save the day! come on everyone .. the ghost hunters need you!’ Find out more HERE

Woodhorn Museum

22nd-30th -The Pumpkin Trail

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Hexham Old Gaol

22nd-30th Skull Trail

Find out more HERE

Berwick Bat Trail


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The Bowes Museum

29th Halloween Family Fun Day - Find out more HERE

29th Halloween Adventures - Find out more HERE

Hexham Spook Night

29th 2pm-9pm - The town comes to life with all things frightful and fearsome. Fair ground rides, hot food, pumpkin & turnip carving, witches den and spooky dancing. You can also enjoy the shop windows that have been decorated and lots more. Find out more HERE

Belsay Hall, Castle & Gardens - English Heritage

22nd - 30th - Join the family fun quest. Follow Dennis, Gnasher & Friends to solve the clues, meet costumed performers and lots more. Find out more HERE

28th-31st - Spooky woodland walks

Seven Stories | The National Centre for Children's Books

22nd- 30th - Daily Story Times

22nd-30th - You Choose! An interactive musical show for the family to enjoy

22nd - Beastly creative writing with Author Jack Meggitt Phillips

22nd-30th - Monster Making activity at 10.15 Daily activity

22nd-30th - The Wolves in the Walls - Story time performance

22nd-30th - Ugly Monster workshop - Daily activity 11.30

Life Science Centre

5th-31st - Spooky Science this Autumn

Find Out More HERE

Head Of Steam Darlington

23rd - Pop along to see the spookily decorated museum

26th - October Half Term Fun with Creation Station

27th - Animal Story with petting zoo

28th - North East Play Bus (This is included in admission but does need to be pre-booked)

Find out more HERE

Preston Park & Musuem

27th (until run out of pumpkins) Pop Up Pumpkin Patch

23rd - 29th Meet North Yorkshire Moors Birds Of Prey

30th Halloween Spooky Walk

You can also enjoy Twisted Fairy Tales and spooky crafts.

Find Out More HERE

Hullabaloo Darlington

26th - Weird Wednesdays - Story telling

28th - Freaky Friday Silent Disco

31st - Monster Monday - Messy Play

Find out more HERE

Ushaw Historic House, Chapels & Gardens

28th, 29th, 30th - Halloween Illuminated Trail, tunnel of doom, Kingdom of Spiders and lots more. Find out more HERE

Stephenson Steam Railway

Heritage steam train rides, Sunday & Thursday during October Half term

Find out more HERE

Aln Valley Railway

29th - 30th Halloween Train rides and Bat trail

Find out more HERE

WWT Washington

24th - 26th Pond Dipping

29th - 31st Nature Fright Nights

Find out more HERE

Bamburgh Castle

20th, 26th Uhtreds School Of Warriors

Find out more HERE

Adventure Valley

22nd - 30th - Pumpkin Festival- Pumpkin carving, corn catapult, daily shows and lots lots more Find out more HERE

Hall Hill Farm

15th - 30th Spooky Half Term Fun - Lots of extra activities including: Giant scarecrows, Haunted Sheep Race, monster maze, treasure hunt and lots lots more

Find out more HERE

Down At The Farm

22nd-30th Pumpkin Week - Outdoor pumpkin patch, barrel rides, haunted barn, carving, quad bikes and lots lots more.

Find out more HERE

Holmside Park

28th - 30th Forbidden Forest - Magical activities, complete tasks to become a qualified wizard and lots more.

Find out more HERE

Discovery Museum

22nd-30th Ghostly Trail

25th - Creepy Crafts at the Museum

26th - Discover a Story

27th - Stories & Spells with Moss Troopers

28th - Spooky Silent Disco

Find out more HERE

Tynemouth Park

22nd-30th Maze & Pumpkin Trail - Meet & Greet, spooky maze, pumpkin patch, Trick or Treat and lots more

Find out more HERE

Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens

22nd - 31st Spooky Museum Trail

26th Halloween Badge Monsters

Find out more HERE

National Glass Centre

25th - 26th Glass Fusing workshops

28th - 29th Glass Painting

Find out more HERE

Sunderland Festival Of Light

22nd- 30th Various walk about entertainment

Find out more HERE

Tynemouth Priory

28th-31st Ghost Tours

Find out more HERE

People theatre

25th - 29th Around the world in 80 days

Find out more HERE

Stockton Globe

26th - 27th Jurassic Live

Find out more HERE

Shipley Art Gallery

25th - 27th October half term fun - Various activities

Find out more HERE

Laing Art Gallery

For the rest of the year have Lindisfarne Gospels and various family activities to run along side. Find out more HERE

North Pennines Star Gazing Festival

21st - 30th events taking places across various locations

Find out more HERE

Queen Vic Hotel Sunderland

31st October - Little Monsters Halloween Party

Find Out More HERE

Northern Stage

25th-30th The Gingerbread Man

Find out more HERE

Birtley Community Centre

29th Harry Potter Halloween Party

Find out more HERE

The Arcade Warehouse North Shields

28th - 31st Halloween Weekender

Find out more HERE

High House Barn

26th Family Fun Haunted House Barn - Craft and activity sessions, ghost story, Halloween woodland trail and hot drinks and food included in ticket price.

Find out more HERE

Souter Lighthouse NT

22nd/23rd/29th Halloween Crafts

Find out more HERE


28th Halloween crafternoon

29th Pumpkin Party

29th Immersive screening of The Witches ( 1990)

Find out more HERE

The Mountain Daisy - Sunderland

29th - Kids Halloween Party (daytime)

Find out more HERE

Holy Trinity Church

22nd - Not So Spooky Halloween Princess Party

Find out more HERE

Adventure Sunderland

22nd - Halloween Spooktacular disco

23nd - Halloween Spooktacular Messy Play

Find out more HERE

Castle Eden Dene

28th - Autumn Guided Walk

Find out more HERE

Pop Recs

23rd - Family Art sessions - Make a Halloween Mask

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Durham Markets

24th/25th - Bugs at the Market

Find out more HERE

Jarrow Hall

27th - Pumpkin Patch & Halloween Crafts

Find out more HERE

Cullercoats Crescent Club

30th Little Movers Halloween Spooktacular

Find out more HERE

Pelton Community Centre

24th Halloween themed Baby Yoga

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Watergate Café

27th - Halloween family crafts - paint your own pottery party

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South Causey Inn

25th Kids Halloween Art Workshop

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Alnwick Castle

24th-30th Medieval Alchemist Show

Find out more HERE

Dobbies Garden Centre (Birtley)

27th-30th Little Scare-lings

October Little Seedlings club

Find out more HERE

Newham Grange Farm

22nd-30th Halloween Fun

Find out more HERE

Arc - Stockton

27th Pinocchio

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