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

 Halloween Half-Term Activities In Cambridgeshire, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire & Rutland 2019

Update in progress:

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

Outside Halloween craft making. Normal admission prices apply.

Doddington Hall & Gardens: Doddington

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.

Peckover House & Garden ( National Trust): 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

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.

Wyevale Garden Centre  Huntingdon

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,

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:

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

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;

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

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.

Hartsholme Country Park:

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

Lincolnshire Wolds Railway:

Spooky entertainment on the Ghost Trains

Normanby Hall: Scunthorpe

Rand Farm: Rand,

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

Tattershall Castle ( National Trust): 

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

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

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 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

Pumpkin Carving.  per pumpkin  Marvellous Mammal Craft’s make spikey hedgehogs and batty bats.

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

Halloween special themed trains through the night.

Rushden Station Ghost Train: Rushden

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!

Stanwick Lakes Spooky Lantern Walk: Stanwick

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

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.
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 

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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  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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