5 Halloween Things To Do In Or Around Leeds
Get ready to be scared this Halloween as Leeds gets into the Halloween spirit!
This is my roundup of the best seriously spooky family friendly Halloween activities this year.
Lotherton Hall Scarecrow Trail
Follow the scary scarecrow trail across the Lotherton Hall estate from Saturday 22nd – Monday 31st October
Then go into the House to take part in Halloween craft activities including creepy mask making.
There is also a fab playground, Deer Park and Bird Garden at Lotherton Hall.
Scarecrow Trail free with general house admission
Cost – Adult £5.50, Children £2.70
See a Halloween Film at Sneaky Experience
Sneaky Experience provides exciting pop up cinema screening, and they are showing the family classic, Hocus Pocus, at Kirkstall Abbey this Halloween
Dressing up as Ghosts, Ghoulies and Witches is welcome!
Date – Friday 28th October 2pm
Cost – Adults £10, Children £5
Farmer Copley’s Pumpkin Trail - Pontefract
Halloween isn’t Halloween until you’ve been to the Pumpkin Festival at Farmer Copley’s, and chosen your pumpkin!
They have thousands of pumpkins available, including white pumpkins, blue pumpkins and even square pumpkins! There are also tractor rides, fancy dress and face painting.
Date – Various Dates in October – check website for details
Cost – FREE!
Halloween Adventure at Stockeld Park
Stockeld Park really comes alive at Halloween, and this year is no different! There are loads of Halloween activities to try out including Nordic skiing, exploring the magical forest, ice skating or taking part in a Fright Night (suitable for over 8s only).
Fun Halloween activities include pumpkin carving and a witch and wizard trail. Date – 19th – 31st October
Cost – Varies depending on the activities purchased. See website for more details http://stockeldpark.co.uk/
The Scareycrows Festival in Calverley
This is a scarecrow festival with a difference! The village of Calverley in Leeds has its own Halloween themed scarecrow festival with scarycrows dotted around the village.
There are also traditional scarecrows (if you don’t like the scarycrows!) and pumpkin carving, gingerbread decorating and apple bobbing.
Cost – You can buy the scarecrow trail map from the Post Office and Calverley News for 50p and any profit made will be donated to Wheatfields Hospice.
Author Bio: Jo Addison has 2 boys aged 5 and 2 and loves getting out and about exploring with them. She runs a blog called Kiddieholidays http://www.kiddieholidays.co.uk/ which is about holidays and days out for babies and toddlers.
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