Best Halloween Events North East 2021 | Things to do Half-Term

We’ve found events in all of the counties in the North East and there are plenty of ideas to keep you busy during October half-term 2021.

Things to do October Half Term – Halloween – County Durham – Northumberland – Tyne and Wear

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Adventure Valley – Pumpkin Festival – Tickets on sale – County Durham

FREE PUMPKIN WITH ENTRY – for every full paying child aged 2 and over. Treat the kids to an amazing autumn adventure!

Head over to the Pumpkin Barn and collect your pumpkin from our Pumpkin Patch, get creative with Pumpkin Carving (until 31st October), enjoy smashing fun with our Corn Cob Catapult, watch daily shows, and much more!

Adventure valley

Address: Union Hall Farm, The Bungalows Finchale Abbey F, Durham DH1 5SG

When? 16th-17th and 23rd-31st October

How much? Some of these are limited activities so make sure you book online in advance. Adult ticket £13.95, Child with free pumpkin £13.95. Other pricing options are available.

Alnwick Garden – Daytime Halloween Trail – Tickets on sale – Northumberland

Grisly ghouls, spooky skeletons and Halloween nasties have taken over The Alnwick Garden, grab your family’s hand and go on a spook-tacular adventure around The Alnwick ‘Spooky’ Garden. A trail card and activity pack will assist you on your ghoulsome journey. Caution – some of the installations may be frightening for very young children or cowardly custards.

Plus in the evenings there’s the super scary Scare Garden

Alnwick Garden

Address: Denwick Lane, Alnwick NE66 1YU

When? 23rd to 31st October

How much? Please visit their website for prices

Beamish – October Half Term – Tickets on sale – County Durham

Join us this October Half Termand enjoy two transport events, live music and Halloween-themed family fun! Plus you can help us choose the winning scrumptious sundae which will be sold in John’s Cafe in The 1950s Town next year! There’s so much to see and do at Beamish during October Half Term. Visitors can also enjoy Halloween-themed family fun during the local school holidays, with scary sights and pumpkin carving at Pockerley Old Hall, plus join in with a fun family activity. Share your best spooky jokes and add them to our ghostly bunting in the 1950s welfare hall. Can you spot the creepy costumed cast of not-so-cuddly bears in our Haunting Halloween Teddy Bear Trail? Find the bears in their handcrafted spooky outfits around the museum and more.


Address: Regional Resource Centre, Beamish DH9 0RG

When? 23rd to 31st October

How much? Please visit their website for prices

Belsay Hall Castle and Gardens – Wizards Quest – Tickets on sale – Tyne & Wear

Head to Belsay Hall for a fantastical day out this Halloween half-term. Explore the grounds on our brand-new adventure trail inspired by Cressida Cowell’s bestselling Wizards of Once series. Will you find the ingredients for the Spell to get rid of Witches and uncover the location of the Cup of Second Chances? Come along in frightful fancy dress to enter our competition and maybe win a prize. It’s going to be a really wizard day out!

English Heritage

Address: B6309, Newcastle upon Tyne NE20 0DX

When? 23rd to 31st October

How much? Free members English Heritage. Adult ticket £11, child 5-17 £6.60

Bowes Railway – Halloween – Tickets on sale – Tyne & Wear

GOOLISH adventures in our NEW family GHOST Trail – The Witches and Warlocks – Dress to impress – SPOT PRIZES afoot for Best Costumes and make up – including the ADULTS! This Time Slot is 6pm – 7pm Each time slot will be action packed and last approx 1 hour, includes refreshments. ALL AGES WELCOME Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult WHO WILL REQUIRE AN adult TICKET.

Bowes Railway

Address: Springwell Rd, Gateshead NE9 7QJ

When? 23rd to 31st October

How much? £5 per person

Down at the farm – Pumpkin Week – Tickets on sale – Tyne & Wear

Visit our indoor pumpkin patch and get carving. Enter our spooky fun house filled with lots of surprises. Follow the trail to find the spooky objects and win a treat. Plus lots of outdoor play. Tickets are limited.

Down at the farm

Address: Stoneygate Ln, Houghton le Spring DH5 8JG

When? 23rd to 31st October

How much? £7.95 per person age 2 and over, under 2s are free.

Hall Hill Farm – Spooky Half-Term – Tickets on sale – County Durham

Are you brave enough to come to Hall Hill Farm for a ghoulishly-good time?    There are lots of extra activities- including giant scarecrows, haunted Sheep Race, Mini Monster Maze, Trick or Treat treasure hunt,  choose your pumpkin from the pumpkin patch,  carve your lantern, and the Spooky Spider Barrel Train. 

There are small additional charges for pumpkins,  and the Barrel Train (£1). 

Hall hill farm

Address: Hall Hill Farm, Lanchester, Durham DH7 0TA

When? 16th to 31st October

How much? Adult ticket £9.45, £8.50 for a child age 2-15. Under 2’s are free. Other pricing options are available. Prebook your tickets online in advance.

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Raby Castle – Halloween Half Term Trail – Tickets on sale – County Durham

This half term join us at Raby Castle for a spooktacular Halloween trail in our Walled Gardens. Collect an activity sheet from our creepy Coach Yard and see what hidden creatures you can find. Steer clear of the Witch’s cauldron and brave our scary spiders to find all of the clues and complete the puzzle.

Address: Staindrop, Darlington DL2 3AH

When? 23rd to 31st October

How much? Park and gardens adult ticket £8, £4 for children age 5-15. Other pricing options are available. Visits to the castle require a higher-priced ticket. Tickets must be prebooked online.

Whitehouse Farm Centre – Halloween Spooktacular – Tickets on sale – Tyne & Wear

Entry is strictly by Pre-Booked Tickets Only. Every day in the Ghostly Grim Grotto budding witches & wizards can watch Magic Merlins Spooktacular Show. Your little beasties can come in Fancy Dress and enter the Fancy Dress Competition & you could win a prize for best costume!

You may also bump into some odd characters as the staff get dressed up too.!!.  
Take your pick of the pumpkins in our Spooktacular Pumpkin Patch. We are offering one FREE PUMPKIN for each FULL paying child, extras can be purchased for those not covered by the free pumpkin offer. (While stocks last) Pumpkin Patch will be the perfect backdrop for your Spooky Family Memories with lots of photo opportunities.

Whitehouse farm

Address: Whitehouse Farm Centre, Morpeth NE61 6AW

When? 16th, 17th and 23rd to 31st October

How much? Adult ticket £11.75, child 2-16 £10.50 (plus a small booking fee on each ticket) Under 2s are free. Other pricing options are available. All tickets must be prebooked online.

WWT Washington – What lurks beneath – Tickets on sale – Tyne & Wear

From the feathered and furred to the slimy and scaly, here at WWT Washington we love all species that call wetlands home! But are you brave enough to explore the weird and wonderful side of wetland nature this October and discover what lurks beneath? Join us on our ALL NEW interactive trail and uncover amazing facts about some very special creatures, while facing tricky tests along the way.

WWT Washington

Address: Barmston Ln, Washington, Pattinson NE38 8LE

When? 2nd to 31st October

How much? Normal admission prices apply, see website for prices.

Best Halloween Events North East 2020 | Things to do Half-Term

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