Halloween Activities in Cambridgeshire, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire and Rutland. Half term 2017

 Halloween Half-Term Activities In Cambridgeshire, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire & Rutland 2017

Your local guide to what family days out are on during the October half-term. At the bottom is a handy infographic for you to print or screen shot for later. (Whilst you are having a glance at this, you may also want to book your local Santa visit too – tickets went on sale September 1st!

Halloween Activities in Cambridgeshire, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire and Rutland. Half term 2017

Halloween Half Term Activities in Cambridgeshire

Denny Abbey Farmland Museum: Waterbeach, Cambridge Wed 25th October -Thur 26th October 12-4pm

Outside Halloween craft making. Normal admission prices apply.

Doddington Hall & Gardens: Doddington Wednesday 25th October – Saturday 28th October(shows)  October 21st – October 30th (PYO Pumpkins)

A Halloween production for all the family from the Ministry of Fate. 3 shows each night 6.30.7.30 &8.30 The 8.30 show is for over 16’s only. Tickets from £7

From October 21st you can choose a pumpkin and carve and decorate. Free entry, pay for what you pick.

Fenland Light Railway:  Ramsey, Huntingdon October

Dare you come and ride the train in the dark?

Hamerton Zoo Park: Hamerton, near Sawtry

Awaiting update.

Nene Valley Railway : Wansford

Climb aboard The Wizard Express! NVR invites you to join Harry the Wizarding Train Spotter and his friends. Board at Wansford from platform 2 and a bit.  Children receive Halloween Goody bags and glow sticks and a chance to meet Wilma the Witch. Children can also send some special Wizards post and play the Wizard express Quiz. Fancy dress is highly recommended. Arrive for 6.15pm for a 7pm departure. £16.50 pp ( under 1’s free)

Peckover House & Garden ( National Trust): Wisbech Saturday
Enjoy the Garden Autumn Trail and hunt for clues around the garden. Head to the Reed Barn afterward to collect your Autumn biscuit. £1 and normal admission charges apply.

Halloween Activities in Cambridgeshire, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire and Rutland. Half term 2017

Pumpkin Jim’s: Ickleton

Come and pick your own pumpkins and enjoy refreshments, face painting, and a play area. Free entry and parking.

Riverford Pumpkin Day at Riverford Sacrewell Farm, Wansford

Riverford Pumpkin day is a ticketed event where children can keep busy with pumpkin carving, face painting, a human veg machine a creativity area. There is plenty for adults too with plenty of fresh tasty organic food and drink.  Children receive a free pumpkin with ticket purchase and tickets must be purchased in advance. Some activities have a small extra charge. Dogs are allowed on a lead but not inside the barn. N.B Bring cash as there are no cash machines or card machines on site. £0-£3

– Wansford Saturday

Roam around the field and choose your pumpkin then head to the “Paint-a-Pumpkin’ workshop to design your very own pumpkin. (£3.50) There are also Bushcraft pursuits where you can build a den and search for creepy crawlies ( free event) Warm yourself up by the campfire and toast a marshmallow (£2.50)

Wicken Fen Nature Reserve (National Trust) Wicken, Ely

Feel free to dress up in your spooky costume and enjoy some games and craft. Booking essential. Suitable for age 3-10 yrs. £5.50 per child

>Wyevale Garden Centre  Huntingdon 16th October to 5th November

Monday: Haunted Heather Planting – Plant your own heather and decorate your pot. £2.50/20 mins

Tuesday: Spooky Spiders – Design and make your own spider finger puppet and plate. £2.50/20 mins

Wednesday: Halloween Party – A choice of a hot or cold tea, chocolate dipped apples, a spooky trail and other activities. £7.50/ mins

Thursday: Phantom Lanterns – Make your own lantern. £2.50/ mins

Friday: Pumpkin Carving – £2.50/ mins

Saturday and Sunday: Halloween Party (see above)

Halloween Activities in Cambridgeshire, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire and Rutland. Half term 2017

Halloween Half Term Activities  in Lincolnshire

>Big Fish Little Fish Spooktacular Rave: Engine Shed, University of Lincoln, Lincoln Sunday 29th October 2-4.30pm

A family rave for parents with kids 0-8 years old. A multi-sensory dance floor with glitter canyons, bubbles, giant balloons and parachute dance finale. Craft tables and play areas with tents, tunnels, baby chill out area and glow sticks and tattoos transfers. Optional fancy dress (licensed bar for grown-ups)

Burghley Halloween Trail: Stamford Wednesday 18th Sunday – 29th October 11-5pm

Tread through the crispy autumn leaves around the Sculpture garden and find the hidden spooks to receive a treat. Open daily

Note Admittance is free with a House & Gardens or gardens only ticket but Annual Pass tickets will NOT be accepted unless purchased on the day of the event.

Cogglesford Watermill: Sleaford October 31st 6pm-7.30pm

The creaky old Cogglesford Watermill will be celebrating Halloween with spooky activities on Halloween evening. Explore the mill and follow the terrifying trails before settling down with some spooky stories. Fancy dress is welcome, the evening is suitable for all ages.

>Ghost Bus Tour of Lincoln; Lincoln October 28th to October 29th

One of the team from the popular Lincoln Ghost Walks will guide you around Lincoln on Tour Lincoln, the open-top city sightseeing bus, whilst telling spooky tales and stories of Lincoln’s haunted past.

The ghost tours are suitable for all ages, but there are no concession tickets available. Seats will be allocated on a first come, first served basis (45 upstairs, 27 downstairs). The tour lasts approximately 50 minutes. £6.00

Halloween Activities in Cambridgeshire, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire and Rutland. Half term 2017

Gunby Hall (National Trust): Gunby, Spilsby Saturday 28th October 11-4pm

Ghostly guides, cobwebs and darkened rooms with strange noises!  Normal admission charges apply although the event is free.

Grimsthorpe Castle: Awaiting information

Hardy’s Animal Farm Saturday, October 28th- Sunday, October 29th 10am-5pm

A Halloween fun day with 50% off admission if you are in fancy dress. Bring your pre-carved pumpkin for the best-carved pumpkin competition at 2pm.

Hartsholme Country Park:   October 24th – October 31st 12pm-3pm

Carve pumpkins, make a scary mask, and follow a creepy trail at Hartsholme Country Park over Halloween.

>Lincolnshire Wolds Railway: Sunday 29th October 2.45 to 5.45pm

Spooky entertainment on the Ghost Trains

Normanby Hall: Scunthorpe Friday 27th October 10.30-1.30pm

Explore and get messy in a spooky fun creative session for children aged 5 and under. £4 and must be booked in advance

Rand Farm: Rand, Market Rasen October 21st – October 29th

Enjoy a Tractor and Trailer ride to the pumpkin patch and a free pumpkin for every paying child.

Tattershall Castle ( National Trust): Tattershall Monday 23rd October- Saturday 28th October  11am-4pm Halloween Spooktacular Sun 29th Oct 11-4pm.

Take their Halloween trail and enjoy their craft activities. The event is free but normal admission charges apply. On Sunday 29th there will also be face painting. There are additional charges for the crafts and trails.

The Museum of Lincolnshire Life: Old Barracks, Lincoln Thursday 26th October – Saturday 28th October

Ghost hunting! Make a handy backpack, a lantern and various charms to zap and ghosts, vampires or ghouls you find. Free admission to museum, crafts £2.00

Uncle Henry’s Farm: Gainsborough The Maize Maze Tiny Terrors Friday October 20th 4-5pm £5 and Fright Night Friday Oct 20th 7-8.30pm £10

A fright night for older children or adults and a Tiny Terrors for younger children where they can go trick or treating in the maze where staff will be hiding.

Wyevale Garden Centre   Crowland, Wolds View, Louth

Monday: Haunted Heather Planting – Plant your own heather and decorate your pot. £2.50/20 mins

Tuesday: Spooky Spiders – Design and make your own spider finger puppet and plate. £2.50/20 mins

Wednesday: Halloween Party – A choice of a hot or cold tea, chocolate dipped apple spooky trail and other activities. £7.50/90mins

Thursday: Phantom Lanterns – Make your own lantern. £2.50/20mins

Friday: Pumpkin Carving – £2.50/20mins

Saturday and Sunday Halloween Party ( see above)

Village Church Farm: Skegness 28th October

Village of the Damned event

Halloween Half Term Activities In Northamptonshire

Barnwell Country Park: Oundle

October 21st-29th Marvellous Mammal’s quiz trail £2 with a prize available from the Kingfisher Cafe 10-4pm, 22nd October Feed the Birds 1pm-3pm make your own lard feeder to take home £2

October 23rd, 24th, 26th and 28th  1pm-3pm Pumpkin Carving. £5 per pumpkin and 24th 10.30-12.00 and 1pm-3pm Marvellous Mammal Craft’s make spikey hedgehogs and batty bats.

27th October Explore orienteering 11-3pm For all ages. All the family help each other find the clues and complete the course. certificate and gift for all children taking part. £1 per child.

Northampton & Lambert Railway: Pitsford and Brampton Station October 28th and October 29th

Halloween special themed trains through the night.

Rushden Station Ghost Train: Rushden 28th October

Are you brave enough to ride the Ghost Train Special? Will you dare to ride past the ghoulish graveyard? Dare you look out for the Ghosts, Ghouls and Undead? Mutant Hunters Beware! Adults and children are encouraged to dress in spooky costumes!
No bookings required! Just bring £4 for each adult, & £2 for the younger travellers.

Stanwick Lakes Spooky Lantern Walk: Stanwick Saturday October 28th 6pm to 8pm

Families are invited to join us making lanterns in the Visitor Centre before we head off round the lakes for Halloween fun. Return to the Centre for warm drinks and snacks. Modest fees payable. Normal car park charges apply
Off A45 between Wellingborough and Thrapston

Halloween Activities in Cambridgeshire, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire and Rutland. Half term 2017

Wicksteed Park Little Monsters’ Ball: Kettering Saturday 28th October

Wicky Bear is holding his annual Little Monsters Ball, and he can’t wait! He and his crew will be performing some spooktacular dances as well as hosting party games and a disco. Tickets are £6* for kids and £2* for adults. Come in fancy dress! Doors open 11.30am, party starts at 12noon to 2pm *50p extra per person on the day of the party
Babies under 12 months go free

Wyevale Garden Centre, Harlestone Heath, Northampton, Podington Wellingborough

Monday: Haunted Heather Planting – Plant your own heather and decorate your pot. £2.50/20 mins

Tuesday: Spooky Spiders – Design and make your own spider finger puppet and plate. £2.50/20 mins

Wednesday: Halloween Party – A choice of a hot or cold tea, chocolate dipped apple spooky trail and other activities. £7.50/90mins

Thursday: Phantom Lanterns – Make your own lantern. £2.50/20mins

Friday: Pumpkin Carving – £2.50/20mins

Saturday and Sunday Halloween Party ( see above)

Halloween Activities in Cambridgeshire, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire and Rutland. Half term 2017

Halloween Half Term Activities in Rutland

Rutland Water Reserve  Friday 27th October & Saturday 28th October

On Friday 27th enjoy the Frightful Reserve Ramble and test your pumpkin carving skills. make a lantern to take home. £10 per person. On Saturday enjoy the Hootingly Haunted Halloween event. Come along to the Nature Reserve to carve a scary pumpkin and no witch or wizard is complete without a broomstick…… so make a magical one to take home! Discover what goes on under the cover of darkness with the dissection of owl pellets and take part in some super spooky craft making.

The best fancy dress costume will win a super prize! £10

Halloween Activities in Cambridgeshire, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire, and Rutland

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27 Comments

  1. I love the little poster you made, it’s so inspirational! so many wonderful things happening, I love autumn and halloween 🙂 this year I will be pumpkin picking with my son for the first time. #familytraveltips

  2. Brilliant list! I didn’t realise Wyevale Garden Centres did events for Halloween, we have been to a couple of their Christmas ones and loved them, I’ll have to see if our local one is doing anything for Halloween. I love your printable list at the bottom of the post, what a brilliant idea! #familytraveltips
    Nat.x

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