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October Half Term, Autumn Days Out & Halloween Events

Your full What’s On Guide for this Autumn and October Half Term in Leeds 2021.

Things to do this Autumn, Days out ideas, activities and events for children and families in North Leeds for October half term and Halloween 2021.  Including Alwoodley, Roundhay, Chapel Allerton, Moortown, Meanwood, Horsforth, Headingley, Adel, Cookridge, Pudsey, Calverley, Farsley, Rosley, Wetherby, Collinghamd & Boston Spa.

23 October- 31st October 2021

There’s loads of spooky fun to be had when Halloween arrives at Stockeld Park this October half term!It’s a magical playground full of activities to provide you with tonnes of Halloween themed, spooky family entertainment! There will even be prizes for Halloween fancy dress and plenty of opportunity to dance, scream and sing-a-long!


The Adventure Park, Stockeld Park, Wetherby, LS22 4AN.

120 acres of fun – October half term at Harewood House

There’s loads to explore this half term at Harewood!

+ Huge Adventure Playground

+ This year’s new Woodland Wonderland playspace – a maze of willow-woven tunnels and sculptures to explore

+ Stretch your legs and get amazing views on the Three Parks Walk, following the Lakeside path all the way round to the Walled Garden – or hop on the Chain Ferry!

+ Follow winding paths and skip over the stepping stones in the Himalayan Garden

+ Marvel at the penguins, flamingos, parrots and lovebirds in the Bird Garden, and say hello to the animals in the Farm Experience

Wherever you go, there’s delicious food and drink to enjoy – have lunch at the Courtyard or Terrace Café, or grab a snack in the Bothy Tearoom or one of our kiosks.

All activities are free for Members. Family membership is just £95 for a year – upgrade to Membership within 7 days of your visit and we’ll take your day ticket off the price! Our loyal Members are vital to keeping Harewood, a charity, up and running. Find out more at

Pre-booking is advised. BOOK HERE

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Saturday 23rd October to Sunday 31st October 9.30am to 5.30pm (last admission 4pm)

Are you ready to be bewitched at Mother Shipton’s this Halloween? You’re in for a treat!

It’s the Witching Hour, and deep in the spooky forest where a world-famous Prophetess was said to have been born during a terrifying thunderstorm, the spirits are flying high. You may hear the cackle of old souls wandering the ancient woodland or feel a shiver down your spine as you step into the Haunted Halloween Village.

Suitable for all ages, watch out for witches, ghosts, and creepy skeletons around every corner! There’s frightful fun to be had with photo opportunities and fancy dress competitions. Share your SPOOKTACULAR photos and inventive costumes with us on social media using the hashtag #mothershiptons to be in with the chance of winning PETRIFYING prizes and tickets awarded digitally.

See the incredible Petrifying Well as it turns items to stone as if by magic! Be SPELLBOUND as you make a wish in the Wicked Wishing Well, warm up with ghoulishly good refreshments and hot drinks served from our vintage style coffee kiosk and visit the Gift Shop for frighteningly fabulous souvenirs and gothic gifts. The park has scenic picnic areas alongside the popular River Nidd, an adventure playground, and a Museum featuring petrified celebrity items. Access to the adventure playground is subject to weather conditions.


01423 864600
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In a faraway land, a hard-working and lonely carpenter wishes for his puppet Pinocchio to come to life. By the magic of a wishing well his dream comes true! Pinocchio is playful and mischievous and must prove himself worthy of becoming a real boy. Join Pinocchio on his adventure as he discovers that where there is love and honesty, there is always magic.

An original retelling of the classic children’s story, Pinocchio is the perfect opportunity for your little ones to enjoy live ballet, music and theatre.

With sell-out performances and a string of hugely successful CBeebies TV adaptations, Northern Ballet’s productions for children are not to be missed.

An original ballet based on The Adventures of Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi.

This child friendly performance lasts approximately 40 minutes.

£8 Adults, £6 Children, £1 Babes in Arms
Tue 26 – Sat 30 October & Tue 07 – Sat 11 December 2021

0113 220 8008
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Come along to Spilmans family farm this Halloween 2021 and visit the famous PYO & Pumpkin Festival.

The Spilmans Festival is on a real authentic farm where you can pick your pumpkin from the field it was grown in – plus there are loads of other fun things to do to make this a very Autumnal, Halloween experience!


🎃 Pick and Carve your Pumpkins on site White ghost varieties plus lots of squashes and gourds as well as the traditional variety.
🌽 Corn Cannon – have some fun blasting cobs out of our corn cannon! Fire corn on the cob, at targets.
🚜 Tractor Rides – Hop on our trailer and hear all about our farm and what we grow. Drive past the pumpkin patch full of orange and white pumpkins.
🌾 Bale Mountain – Climb our huge straw mountain, right to the top. Catch a great view of our pumpkin patch and a sea of orange pumpkins!
🎡 Fairground Rides – In addition to the Pumpkin festival, there are some optional extra fairground rides to enjoy. (these are cash only and not included in the credit system)

With PYO pumpkins ready to pick from 1st October

£5pp (2 years and under don’t need a ticket). Redeemable for vouchers to spend on site.

Booking in Half hour slots so that it won’t be too busy at one time.

Church Farm, Sessay Nr Thirsk, YO7 3NB

01845 501623
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Stump Cross Caverns is an ancient natural cave formation deep underneath the Yorkshire Dales. As well as the caves, they’ve also got a cinema, cafe, time out private dining pod, shop and visitor centre on site.  They are located  on the B6265 between Pateley Bridge and Grassington and open seven days a week (9am-6pm).  They run special offers throughout the year – so check out their website for latest offers!

The caves and shop are open daily from 9am-6pm and The Time Cafe serves delicious hot and cold food and drink from 10am – 5.30pm.

You can rent our cinema for your own private viewing – only £6 per person.  We have hundreds of movies for you to choose from or feel free to bring your own!  Order from the Time Cafe and we’ll serve it straight to your chair!  The ultimate movie experience!

There is a brilliant fairy trail to keep little ones entertained whilst down the caves – as well as a huge outdoor sandpit to search for old dinosaur bones!

For something a little special, why not rent out our Time Out Pod for private dining with some spectacular views.

We have late night openings for UV Thursdays – where you can enjoy self guided UV tours of the cave from 4pm – 6pm.

We also have the Stumpy Van serving delicious ice creams – weather dependent!

Something for all the family – even the dog is welcome!
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Bolton Abbey’s Pumpkin Trail

Saturday 23 October- Sunday 31 October

Enter at your own risk through the giant spooky gates at the start of Strid Wood. Follow our trail of over-sized pumpkins through Strid Wood and discover the mystery boxes hidden among the trees.

Skipton, BD23 6EX

Curious about Leeds

Have fun (re-)discovering Leeds, spotting things you’ve never noticed before, with two quirky treasure hunt style heritage walks – a safe, fun and affordable way to get some fresh air. Visit our website to buy in printed booklet or instant download format, using code Mumbler20 for 20% off all purchases.


Diggerland Yorkshire – The Ultimate Adventure Park Experience!

The only place where children and adults can ride, drive and operate real diggers! Join us for awesome competitions, prize draws and much more.

Just a 30 minute drive from North Leeds, you will find the Diggerland Yorkshire theme park in Castleford, WF10 5NW.

Halloween Ghost Train at Whistlestop Valley

30 & 31 October

Ghost Trains will be running on the evenings of the 30 & 31st October 2021. The Hallowwen Ghost trains are SCARY and not recommended for children under 5 or those easily scared. The ghouls dont hold back when petrifying people!

Park Mill Way, Clayton West, Clayton West HD8 9XJ. Tel: 01484 865727

Harewood’s Woodland Wonderland

6 August -31 October 2021

As part of our new circular walk, this year families can enjoy our new woodland pop-up play, created with willow weaver Leilah Vyner. With winding willow mazes, twisting and turning between the trees, there is plenty to discover in this new outdoor play space. Nestled next to Harewood’s All Saints’ Church, our new play space sits in an area of woodland not usually open to the public, and is just waiting for you to explore!

Join us this summer and enjoy all that nature and the great outdoors as to offer.


Harrogate Indoor Funfair

Sunday 24th-Sunday 31st October 2021

Get ready for a fun family day out at Harrogate Indoor Funfair.

With jaw-dropping rides and amazing inflatables for all ages, Harrogate Indoor Funfair offers all the fun of the fair in an indoor, climate-controlled and family-friendly environment.

There is also a cafe and baby changing facilities for families on-site.

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October Half Term at Lotherton

Spooky Skeletons Trail at Lotherton : Sat 23- Sun 31 October

Visit Lotherton this October half term and follow the spooky skeletons trail around the estate and into the haunted house! Dress up in your best Halloween costume and prepare to be scared as you explore the woods and seek out all of the skeletons who have made Lotherton their home.

Free event with standard admission. Book in advance to guarantee entry.

Piglets Pumpkin Festival

23rd-31st October 2021

What will you do first? Explore the Pumpkin Patch, with over 10,000 home grown pumpkins to choose from in all shapes and sizes, then get stuck in carving. Run wild in the Mysterious Maize Maze, challenge your friends & family on the Corn Cannon, meet adorable piglets (you might even see one being born!) and their farm yard friends in the undercover animal barn, plus explore acres of outdoor adventure including The Beach, Barrel Train Ride, Fairy Tale Trail and so much more!

Pumpkin Picking at Cannon Hall Farm

Join us this Halloween half term for a fabulous, family-friendly day of Pumpkin Picking at Cannon Hall Farm. Our farm is stunning in Autumn, with our animal foot safari providing a closer-than-ever peek of our most famous animals and our brand new pumpkin patch providing a completely new experience for our visitors.


Cannon Hall Farm, Cawthorne, Barnsley, S75 4AT

Swithens Pumpkin Festival

16th-31st October 2021

Welcome to our annual Halloween event. The scary tractor ride, haunted woods and our resident witch are all back this year. We strongly encourage halloween fancy dress!
All farm entry tickets include the scary tractor ride and haunted woods.
To purchase a pumpkin please select the pumpkin option which is farm entry plus 1 pumpkin.
Time slots are for the scary tractor ride down to the haunted woods. You can arrive at the farm from 10am.
All tickets must be purchased in advance online.

The National Science and Media Museum

23 July- 5 December 2021

Sound Season is a series of exhibitions and events, at the museum and online, exploring how sound fills our world, how it’s created, and how we can experiment and play with it.

Throughout Sound Season, there’ll be exhibitions, events and activities to enjoy at the museum, on this website and across our social media channels. Join us to explore how sound is created, how it moves, how we hear it and how we can play with it.

Spooky Fields at Thornton Hall Country Park

9th-10th October, 16th-17th October, 23rd-31st October
We can not wait for Spooky Fields this October, with lots of fun activities and shows here on the farm at Thornton Hall Country Park.
🏠 Haunted House
👻 Ghost Busting Academy
🔮 Merlins Magic Show
🧛🏼‍♀️ Spooky Street Theatre
🎃 Pumpkin Picking (additional ticket required)
Thornton-in Craven, near Skipton. BD23 3TS

Yorkshire Wildlife Park at October Half Term

The Creepy Carnival- Halloween- 23rd, 24th, 25th October 2021

Yorkshire Wildlife Park are hosting the ‘Creepy Carnival’ this Halloween…

Meet a host of characters, some scary, and some not-so-scary in our Halloween Carnival celebration, suitable for children of all ages.

Tumble into the most magical, and spookiest show on earth, with live performances throughout the day, plus side-shows, games, crafts and face painting* to get involved in.

Dare you take a walk through the enchanted woods for some Spooky goings on?!