How to celebrate Halloween in West Yorkshire

17th October 2022

This Autumn we’ve worked with our partners Visit Bradford, Experience Wakefield and Visit Calderdale to bring you a round up of some of the Halloween activity happening across West Yorkshire – just to give you a flavour of what’s on offer across the region.  From horrible half-term activity to terrifying tours and fiendishly fun nights there is something to spook everyone big and small!



The Wizards are Coming

Witches and Wizards will take over the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway for three days during the October Half-Term. Come along and take part in a magical and mischievous adventure. As you travel through the Worth Valley by rail, keep an eye out because the wandering magician may unexpectedly appear at your table and dazzle you with amazing magic tricks.

When: 25 – 27 October 2022, the first train departs Oxenhope at 10:00, with services running until 1600

Where: Keighley & Worth Valley Railway, BD22 8NJ

How Much: One child (aged 5-15) in magical fancy dress will enjoy a half-price ticket when accompanied by an adult with a Day Rover ticket.

How to Book: Advance tickets Online


Halloween Half Term Family Fun & Fangs on Film

Experiment with spooky science, discover how special effects can bring weird and wonderful creatures to life and get hands-on with interactive activities for the whole family at the National Science + Media Museum in Bradford this October half term.

For adults who love a good scare from the comfort of a plush cinema seat. Sink your teeth into a host of classic vampire flicks with Pictureville Cinema’s specially curated Halloween season “Fangs on Film”.

When: 22-30 October 2022

Where: National Science + Media Museum, Bradford, BD1 1NQ

How Much: Half Term Family Fun – Free / Fangs on Film from £8.50

How to Book:  Book Free Museum Admission – Halloween Half Term Family Fun Online  and Fangs on Film at the Pictureville Cinema.


Enjoy a terrifyingly fun day out this Halloween in Bradford District.  Find out more at:



Ghoul School at Eureka! The National Children’s Museum

Join Beastie, Esme and a host of Eureka! characters as they present a range of fun Halloween themed activities and events just for you – from making potions to science busking, as well as spooky crafts and Ghoul School discos!

When: 22nd – 30 October 2022

Where: Eureka!, The National Children’s Museum, Discovery Rd, Halifax HX1 2NE

How much: Included in admission to Eureka!

How to book: Make sure you book online in advance to guarantee your place in our Autumn festivities at Eureka!


Spooky Shibden

What dark and macabre secrets does Shibden Hall hold? What phantoms 

and beasts hide in the dark woods?

Join us, your guides to the ghastly, as we walk through the narrow and shadow-filled rooms of haunted Shibden as you listen to tales of terror and stories of the supernatural.

The Tour begins at the Lister Lion next to Shibden Hall. Please wear warm clothing as sections are outside. Not suitable for young children

When: 28 October 6pm

Where: Shibden Hall, Halifax HX3 6XG

How much: Tickets £11.37

How to book: Places are limited. Online booking is essential.



Film Screenings at Kirkstall Abbey

Enjoy Halloween classics with a difference! On 28th to 29th October you can book an outdoor cinema experience at the atmospheric Kirkstall Abbey. The team at Sneaky Experience are screening Hocus Pocus, The Shining and Nightmare on Elm Street. And if that wasn’t spooktacular enough, expect the unexpected with live performances as well as themed bar and food to really get you in the spirit.

When: Friday 28 & Saturday 29 October 2022

Where: Kirkstall Abbey, Leeds LS5 3EH

How much:

How to book: Online


(Family) Halloween Hauntings at Temple Newsam

Discover the blue lady and the ghostly residents of Home Farm and Temple Newsam House during the spooky week of Halloween half term. Hear terrifying tales about the history of the estate and the ghosts and ghouls who creep through the corridors in the dead of night!

As an added extra, dare you venture into the cellars of Temple Newsam House?! Explore the dark and scary route below the creaking floorboards, what horrors will await you?!

Go along in your creepiest costumes.

When: 22 – 30 October 2022

Where: Temple Newsam House, Leeds, LS15 0AE

How much: General entry £8 Adults, £3.50 Children (5-16 years); £2 optional extra for cellar access

How to book: Pre-book admission online or pay on arrival

Also there will be pumpkin carving in the Walled Garden on 27 October from 1-3pm. No need to book ahead, just drop in.



Yorkshire Scare Grounds Scream Park

Yorkshire’s number 1 scream park and Halloween destination, Yorkshire Scare Grounds, is back for 2022! Designed to thrill, scare and entertain you with live actors, authentic sets, atmospheric lighting and sound, plus static and moving props. With 5 creepy new scare attractions and 2 horrifying scare zones, face your fears this October for a spine-chilling experience you won’t forget.

When: Selected days between Friday 7 and Monday 31 October 2022, 6:30pm – 11pm
Where: Hell Lane, Heath, Wakefield, WF1 5SH
How Much: £21 – £23 per person

How to Book: Online


Wicked Wakey

This half-term, Wakefield BID is turning Wakefield city centre into the spooky centre of West Yorkshire with Wicked Wakey! Ride the Tiny Train of Terror and listen to the spooky stories, enjoy free face painting, selfie competitions, street entertainment, family workshops and lots more.

When: Friday 28 & Saturday 29 October 2022, 10am-4pm

Where: Wakefield City Centre
How Much: Free!
How to Book: No booking required, just drop in