• Sarah Bloodworth

10 October Half-Term Halloween Events in Leeds That You Don't Want to Miss

Looking for some October half-term fun in Leeds? So are we. From pumpkin patches, to ghost stories to witchy golf courses, make the first October out of lockdown one to remember. We’ve rounded up some of the best events taking place in and around the city during half-term, so you won’t miss a thing.


1. Visit the Eerily Decorated Victorian Streets at Abbey House Museum

When: Oct 23 - 31

Cost: Adult regular prices start at £5.95

Explore the amazingly decorated streets of Abbey House Museum then head upstairs with the whole family to see the “Sounds of Our City” exhibition, play on the penny slot machines, and play in our toy galleries.

2. Go Pumpkin Picking at Bert’s Barrow, Hillam

When: Opened Oct 1

Cost: Free

Find the perfect home-grown pumpkin (or squash if you fancy) while enjoying the outdoor mini playground, farm shop sprouting local goodies, and fresh ground coffee and ice cream.

3. Discover Witchy Ways Behind Halloween At Leeds Industrial Museum

When: Oct 28-28

Cost: Regular adult admission starts at £4.95

The museum is featuring 21st-century witches from the Leodis Pagan Circle that will support family fun craft sessions featuring traditional Wiccan crafts and even a family-friendly Halloween film night will run between 12.30-3.30pm on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

4. Hear Spine-Tingling Ghost Stories at Temple Newsam

When: Oct 23 - 31

Cost: Regular adult admission starts at £7.75

Hear terrifying tales about the history of the Temple Newsam estate, as you might spot the ghosts and ghouls who creep through the corridors … and don’t forget to bring your costume!

5. Play Some Magical Rounds At Hole in Wand Wizard Golf

When: October

Cost:s £6.99 per person

Visit the World’s Most Magical Golf Course, where you can take on 9 holes as you encounter bubbling cauldrons, magical portals, and more along the way. The course is built as an adventure, with the end featuring a magic potion fit to take home and other goodies at the Wizard Tavern.

6. Enjoy a Chilly Autumn Stroll at Fountains Abbey

When: October

Cost: Adults start at £18.70

This time of year, the trees are dressed in their best reds and golds providing a beautiful backdrop for the water garden and abbey. Come take a stroll and consider booking for Fountains by Floodlight running Oct. 22 & 29 for an after-dark experience of glowing ruins, under shadowed archways and hear haunting choral music ringing through the cellarium.

7. Enjoy All The Spooky Family Fun at Stump Cross Caverns

When: Oct 22 & Oct 31

Cost: Depends on activities

Enjoy everything under the Halloween moon including family Halloween films, trails, UV cavern tours, and more! And don’t forget to dress your spookiest to possibly win the Best Costume prize!

8. Enjoy Potions for Adult Wizards Only at The Potions Cauldron

When: October

Cost: £5.99 per person for the Potion Experience

Enjoy a potion of your choice like the Spellbound Butterscotch Beer, or even mix your own slush potion.You can also try their Potion Experience with a chance to see the brand new Secret Potion room and have a potion mixed for you by a Wizard, with a magical mayhem guaranteed to ensue.

9. Grab Your Family For A Halloween-Themed Adventure at Web Adventure Park

When: October

Cost: Entry starts at ​​£2.50

Enjoy family day out at the park with some Halloween fun thrown in - including a giant pumpkin patch, Halloween themed entertainment from the Amazing Dazzling Darren, and unlimited rides all included in the ticket.

10. Stockeld Park’s Non-Scary, Fun-Packed Park Experience

When: Oct 23-31

Cost: Free

For a non-scary Halloween adventure, bring the whole family for this year’s enchanting Halloween activities like trails, mini golf, and spellbinding surprises from the fun live characters appearing throughout the park.

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