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My Spooktacular 10 Halloween events 2018

It is my favourite time of year again, HALLOWEEN.We love this time of year and this year sees so many fang-tastic events happening all over Scotland,The North East & Yorkshire. Here are my top ten for this year.

North East


Beamish open air Museum

Beamish open air museum is always a must for us. We have visited many times and taken part in the Halloween fun for the last 3 years. With so much going on it’s great value for money and the adults can dress up too!! WIN WIN! Halloween Evenings at Beamish Museum are sure to give you a Halloween fright night you’ll never forget. With The Town, Pit Village, Colliery Yard, Pockerley Old Hall and Wagon way swamped with petrifying creatures, only the brave will dare to knock on the doors to trick or treat…


Belsay hall and gardens

We love Belsay and used to visit quite a lot when we lived in the North East. We have made many memories walking through the gorgeous gardens with its abundance of flowers, making our way to the castle.

Hear spooky stories of monsters and devils, and even join in the performances. Frightening fancy dress is encouraged!


Alnwick Castle

So much to do at Alnwick castle throughout the year, I have to add that my favourite part is the poison garden, so fascinating! Dress up as a knight and attempt to defeat the dragon, or take up a broomstick lesson. Knight School: 20th – 21st OctoberThe Company of Artisans: 22nd – 28th OctoberMedieval Alchemist: 22nd – 28th OctoberGothic Birds of Prey: 23rd – 25th OctoberSpooky Trail: 20th – 28th OctoberBroomstick Training: DailyDragon Quest: DailyAll Halloween events are included with standard castle admission



Lightwater Valley

With so many fun rides to choose from, join Lightwater Valley as they prepare for Frightwater Valley. They have frights suitable for younger and older children which is a fang-tastic idea. From family-friendly scares to truly terrifying encounters there’s something for everyone to enjoy.For younger visitors there will be Spooky Character Meet and Greets (9.30am-midday), Scary Magic Shows (12.30pm – 1pm, 2pm – 2.30pm, 4pm – 4.30pm) and Trick or Treat Doors (11.30am – 12pm, 1pm – 1.30pm, 2.30pm – 3pm, 4.30pm – 5pm).


Piglets Adventure Farm

With plenty to do here anytime throughout the year, Halloween is jam packed with extra activities for the whole family to enjoy. Join in on the Halloween family fun with lots of spooky attractions and a FREE pumpkin for every child, there’s so much to do at Pumpkin Festival this October!✨👻Taking place from 10am – 5:30pm every weekend in October and every day from 27th October to 4th November at Piglets Adventure Farm.


North Yorkshire Moors Railway

Safe to say this is one of my boys favourites, especially if it involves trains! The guys over at NYMR always strive to give everyone the best experience. Join us on board the Halloween Train, which will take you and your family on a spooky journey this Halloween! Children and their scaredy-cat grown ups will love meeting our silly, spectacular and sometimes spooky cast of storytellers. Hear their ghoulish tales, join in with their scary songs and be prepared for moments of magic. This will be an evening of Steam & Scream!



Blair Drummond Safari Park

We have only been to Blair Drummond once and hope to join them for Halloween. Creep, crawl and prowl your way to a really wicked day out.HalloWild is Blair Drummond Safari Park’s brand new Halloween event and promises to be one of the biggest Halloween treats in Scotland.Tickets from £13.25 include:* a full day admission to Blair Drummond Safari Park* entry to the terrifying ‘Wonderland’ Fright Rooms* a trick or treat trail …with prizes* animal meet ‘n’ greets and creepy crawly masterclasses* slime making, rock painting, outdoor activities and lots more…


Secret Herb Garden

A recent discovery for us! Halloween looks great and loads going on for a great price. Join us for a spooky day of fun at the Secret Herb Garden!We’ll have lots of children’s activities in our Haunted Glasshouse including:Treacle doughnut bobbingZombie bowlingMummy wrappingFind the ApplesFace painting (£2 per child)And special workshops running in the Spooky Schoolhouse with Linda in the morning and afternoon:MAKE A ‘LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS’ GARDEN with LINDA (£6 per child – pre-booking required)11am || 2pm


Bowhill House & Country Estate

So much to do here at Bowhill House, you could take a walk through the woods, or let the kids play in the HUGE play park.Then take a chance on the haunted Ghost walk…….IF YOU DARE. If you go down to the woods tonight you really are in for a big surprise! Hear spooky stories and true tales from Bowhill’s past in the eerie surroundings of the estate after dark as our annual family ghost walk returns.The ghoulish ghost walks start at 6pm, 7.15pm & 8.15pm. Tickets cost £10 for adults and £7 for children.


Paxton House

A nice local one for us. It’s such a pretty place so we will be checking out the trail and having a bite to eat in the gorgeous tea rooms. We are so excited to be working with Brilliant Trails again for Halloween! 🧟‍♀️🧙‍♀️🧛‍♂️🧙‍♂️If you loved The Fairy Trail come back and find out about Agnes The Paxton House Witch and enjoy our spooktacular Secret Spell Trail….🎃Watch this space for further updates coming soon!🎃

There you have my top ten picks for Halloween events 2018. It was a tough decision to make because there are so many fang-tastic events going on, I wish we could take our monsters to all of them! I would love to see your Halloween pics and hear about your adventures this October. Trick or treat or smell my feet give me something good to eat




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