Activities to book:
Point blank shooting range as bringing back the family sessions over the October half term.
This allows under 18s to join them between 12-4pm Thursday + Friday, when accompanied by an adult.
I’m Deal: children = £10pp includes 60 minutes shooting time and a drink.
*Receive 10% off when you quote HALLOWEEN-NORTH-EAST-FINDS when booking. Offer not in conjunction with any other offer. Please note delivery charge may apply.
Jacelle events is offering Halloween themed teepee sleepovers during October half term, suitable for children aged 3 years and up. Each teepee includes, A-frame teepee, foam mattress, sheet including protector, cosy blanket, themed cushions, orange balloons, themed accessories, breakfast table and pick and mix treat bag. (Please note images they are taken prior to Halloween items being available to purchase… additional decorations will be provided – but nothing too scary).
Jacelle events has two mattress sizes available. The smaller size requires 177cm by 80cm and the larger mattress 195cm by 80cm. Breakfast trays can also be placed flat on the beds to create more floor space if needed.
£30 per teepee – Friday 29th October
£30 per teepee – Saturday 30th October
£30 per teepee – Sunday 31st October
Special Half-Term midweek Offer
£75 per Teepee – Four Night Hire from Monday 25 October – Friday 29 October
£1.50 Swirl Lolly
£2 Movie Popcorn
£10 Rice Crispy Party Slab
£10 Party Brownie Slab (available in gluten free and vegan options)
£9.95pp Craft Table Hire – Bronze
£14.95pp Craft Table Hire -Sliver
£19.95pp Craft Table Hire – Gold
– Read about their craft tables here.
A £10 deposit is required per teepee when booking, along with a £35 damage bond. The bond is returned after the booking providing there are no damages. Final payment is required 5 working days prior to the booking date.
Half- term events:
Join BALTIC Crew for some fresh air and gentle exercise to take in the local Quayside on our contemporary walking tour, every Thursday at 10am. This is an free event.
Meeting outside BALTIC, they will welcome you from their front doors, walking over the Millennium Bridge, learning about the local history along the way. You’ll discover facts about the historical buildings, take in the beautiful views and hear about the role we play in our local area.
Find out more about the seven bridges that cross the River Tyne, and delve into the regeneration of NewcastleGateshead’s Quayside.
The tour will continue under the Tyne Bridge, over the Swing Bridge and along South Shore Road ending at BALTIC, where you can join us in BALTIC Front Room for a well earned refreshment (donations welcomed). The tour will last approximately 45 minutes. https://baltic.art/whats-on/quayside-walking-tour
Also check out their spotlight tours – https://baltic.art/exhibition-spotlight-tours
Life Science Centre in Newcastle has announced its autumn programme, packed with grippingly ghoulish activities to bewitch and beguile visitors of all ages.
The programme, which runs on weekends from 2 October, then every day from 23 October through to 12 November, provides a feast of hands-on fun including live shows, experiments and the chance to make creepy creations to take home.
The Spooky Science live show explores what scares us and why. Expect strange noises; mysterious moving objects and a pumpkin that vomits bubbles.
In the Making Studios visitors can create their own monster shadow puppet from spooky parts. Make it perform in the shadow theatre, then take it home to scare their gran. – Click onto their website here .
Read our review on previous visit here.
Join tynemouth park from the 23rd of October until the 31st October for our Spooktacular Maze Pumpkin Trail. They are hosting a 9 day long Halloween Trail with special guests.
*Pumpkin Trail through our maze 🎃
* Meet and greet our spooky special guests with photo opportunities 📸
* Pick your own pumpkin from our pumpkin patch 🎃
* Trick or treat goodie bag with yummy treats 👻
* Ice Scream with optional vampire blood 🧛♂️
This half term join Raby Castle for a spooktacular Halloween trail in our Walled Gardens. Collect an activity sheet from the 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.
The trail is open daily from 10am throughout October Half Term and is included with your general admissions ticket. More information here.
We dare you to BOOK YOUR TICKETS to Whitehouse Farm Centre for thier hair raising Halloween Spooktacular Event!
This is running from the 16th & 17th October then right through from 23rd – 31st October 2021.
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.
Take your pick of the pumpkins in their Spooktacular Pumpkin Patch. They are offering one FREE PUMPKIN for each FULL paying child, extras can be purchased for those not covered by the free pumpkin offer.
If you’re feeling brave, creep through the Walkway of Terror! Weave your way around the Spider’s Lair, Catacombs, Bat Chamber & Chop Shop but don’t disturb the spirits in the eerie grave yard. (Be prepared for one or two surprises along the way!! ).
They also have a Fangtastic choice of animal interactions to enjoy, you can have a hoot with the Owls and enjoy our Falconers handling opportunities, or get close to a variety of beasties in the Petting Barn. – more information here.
3pm-5pm is aimed at younger children with a visit from Jack and Sally from the Nightmare before Christmas, treat or treat bags and face painting. Check out here
5.30pm-9pm is aimed at adults and older children who dont scare easily Check out here.
They will have a freak show on stage and creepy characters hiding in dark corners.
All this plus our amazing local small businesses selling some spooky treats and you can purchase a nice cold drink from the bar too.
Ticketed event available at www.lunaco.uk
Bowes Museum – Clara the blockbuster, 23rd and 25th October – Halloween is high on the agenda at The Bowes Museum as it gears up for Half Term, kicking off with Clara. Join them on two different dates in making ghostly crafts that you take home in readiness for your own spooky celebrations. – Read all information here.
Bowes Museum – LEGO® Wedo 2 Robotics and Coding workshop, 27th and 28th October.
10.30 – 11.30am and then 1 – 2pm
Take part in a 60-minute session inside The Bowes Museum exploring coding and make your LEGO® model come alive.
Booking is essential and spaces limited to 5 families per session, £4 per family. Check out here.
Laing art gallery have a 4 day art school for 11-16 years olds over the time period of Monday 25 October – Thursday 28 October.
10am – 3pm (early drop-off available from 9.30am, late pick up available until 4pm).
Participants will work with a professional arts educator to experiment with a variety of materials and create a portfolio of paintings, illustrations and prints. Be inspired by the Laing’s broad collection and explore and develop your artistic skills and techniques.
£100 – £135 (plus booking fee) – Book here.
The Laing’s popular Art Academy sessions for 7-10 year olds run over three days in the school holidays also.
Young people will have the opportunity to explore the galleries and try out a range of art techniques which may include painting with acrylics and watercolours, drawing and illustrating, sculpting with clay and experimenting with printmaking. – read more and pre-book here.
Shipley art gallery have their Family Art Festival back for October half term.
Join them for fun and creative activities inspired by painting, textiles, ceramic and glass artworks on display. Make something different each sesion, all themed around autumn and linked to the Shipley’s exhibitions.
Tuesday 26 October: Autumn Days
Learn different water colour techniques to create your own water colour painting. Use the beautiful landscape paintings in the gallery as inspiration to create an atmospheric Autumn landscape.
Get creative with collage and fabrics to create your own Autumn wreath.
Thursday 28 October: Clay Creations
Explore the gallery for inspiration of vases, bowls, sculptures and more. Can you find the ceramic dog? Or other animals in the gallery. Use clay to create your own clay creature. Or be inspired by our ceramics collection to make your own clay creation. While your clay dries use inspiration from the gallery to decorate your own ceramic pumpkin.
Participating children and adults are £3 (plus booking fee). Younger siblings can attend. Babes in arms or non participating siblings / adults are free (but need a ticket). Book here.
Gutterball have a spooky line-up of events coming this Half Term. This includes Meet, Greet & Bowl with some character favourites. Face painting and crafts. Lego & Bowl workshops plus Slime making. Check here for more information
Who is ready to eat, drink and be scary this Halloween, well you can do it all at angler arms.
They have some Spooktacular Halloween events planned for you all so why not trick or treat yo’self and head along.
Saturday 26 – Monday 28 October – bamburgh castle:
For kids who love all things revolting, drop into Bamburgh Castle’s resident witch Dawn’s lair for some hubble, bubble toil and trouble slime making. Dragon’s Breath Gloop, Halloween Spider Slime and Pumpkin Volcanoes are just some of the slimetastic gooes you’ll be making! And if you should bump into something a little out of the ordinary in the darker corners of our staterooms, don’t worry, it’s only Tabitha the friendly Victorian Ghost..
All activities are free with your admission ticket. More information here.
The famous Scarycrow trail at etal and Ford has been running for over 10 years and causes great excitement amongst visitors and locals.
Follow the trail of weird and wonderful ‘Scarycrows’ around the villages, awarding them scores as you go. Pick up a score sheet from one of the village shops, the railway or the Visitor Centre. Hand in the sheet back when you’ve finished the trail and they will add the totals together at the end of the week to determine the winning Scarycrow 2021.
There is no charge for this event but, if you can, please give a donation for the score sheet, as all proceeds will be given to Radio Borders Cash 4 Kids to help disadvantaged children in North Northumberland and the Scottish Borders. More information here
Saturday 23rd October until Sunday 31st October 2021, join Alnwick gardens this Halloween for a Family Friendly Halloween trail.
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. – check out here.
The Scare Garden at Alnwick gardens – (13yrs and over only.
Bowes Museum – Lantern Parade
Saturday 30 October, 5 – 7pm
Join Bowes Museum for a mysterious lantern parade in the grounds and bring along a lantern to shine your way through their spooky pumpkin trail. Watch out for surprises and be prepared for a fright. Refreshments available. Check here.
Bowes Museum – Spooky Family Fun Day
Saturday 30 October, 11am – 3pm
Trick or Treat? There’s Halloween excitement for all the family, make a witch’s broom, a magic lantern or create a potion and then take part in Magic Andrew’s workshop with his friend Sizzle the Dragon. They have lots of crafty activities to keep you out of mischief. Click here for information
Dare you to enter petrifying Play + Invent at Discovery museum this Halloween for frightening family crafts?.
If you’re brave enough, join them for a creepy craft session with your family in our super spooky space.
Each child will receive a bag with five Halloween themed craft activities to create and take home – including a wooden bat, making a felt pumpkin bag, a ghost in a jar and more.
Suitable for children 5-12, £5.50 plus booking fee, per child – Check out here.
The discovery museum is calling all little monsters, ghosts and ghouls, discover museum are hosting a Halloween party set to be truly spooktacular!
Come to the Museum in your best Halloween dress for a frighteningly fun evening. Some of the terrorific activities on offer include:
Devilish Disco in the Great Hall
Fright night fancy dress competition for the little and not so little ones!
No tricks, just treats!.
Entry slots from 4.30pm – 6.30 pm on 29th October, depending on age.
£7 per child aged 1 -12
£3 for young people age 13 -17
£3 for baby under 12 months + one adult
£3 per accompanying adult
Each group must be a mix of adults and children.
Check out here. Coming soon.
Once Upon a Tyne Entertainment are inviting your little villains to their event of the season; Cruella’s Masquerade Ball on the 30th October.
Join Cruella and special guests in an afternoon of Halloween tricks, treats, games and prizes, music and dancing, an art and craft activity along with lots of other surprises.
Dress to impress Cruella with your best fancy dress for Villains Parade. It would be cruel to miss it!.
Tickets available from Eventsbrite – £15 per Child (incl. 1 Adult) & £3 per Additional Adult.
Nerd fright fest are hosting their very own charity event for cash for kids this Halloween at the Boiler Shop. For more information – head over to their events page.
Puppet making workshop with puppetship – Gosforth civic centre, three sessions:
- Monday 25 October – Spooky Space
- Tuesday 26 October – Witchy Woodland
- Wednesday 27 October – Creatures of the Deep
There is two sessions per day at 10am and 1.30pm and are tailored to different age groups. 10am will be great for ages 6 – 8 and the 1.30pm session is perfect for ages 8+. Book here.
Secret gardens have a range of spook-tacular events/films on over the Halloween weekend.
You have to get tickets/book a table for each event via our website. its £5pp but adults get their money back to spend on food or drinks when they arrive.
Kids get to pick their pumpkin from our patch and then sit down and watch the movie while they carve their pumpkins on certain days.
Wednesday 27th October – Pumpkin Carving while watching Scooby Doo the movie from 12pm
Thursday 28th October – Pumpkin Carving while watching Hocus Pocus the movie from 12pm
Friday 29th October – Maleficent and Aurora meet and greet characters, play games 12pm-1pm booking slots starts at 1:15pm
Sunday 31st October – Jack and Sally meet and greet characters, play games 12pm-1pm booking slots starts at 1:15pm
Walby Farm: 11th-31st October, pumpkin picking. – tickets are required.
There are two events:
Mini Pumpkin Picking Event – 11-15 October, 18-22 October
Pumpkin Picking Event – 16 & 17 October, 23-31 October
They have got lots of fang-tastic activities for you to enjoy and some spooky specials at The Cowshed Café. All Hallo-queens and Pump-kings welcome 👑 with a FREE pumpkin for every paying child!.
🎃 Pumpkin Carving
🎃 Corn Cannon
🎃 Indoor & Outdoor Adventure Play
🎃 Milecastle 62
🎃 Meet Adorable Animals
The events company have an Halloween fright night coming to hetton-Le-hole, Come along with Jack skellington, pass through the Spiders lair to thier Witches masterclass!.
- Fairground Rides
- Sweet Stall
- Fancy Dress
- Free Parking
- Cake Stall
Tickets £5 each – Check out information here.
Children’s twilight tour by scream factory.
Dennis and Achoo are back at custom house in this brand new comedy pantomime adventure.
Their heroes are minding their own business, tinkering away in Achoo’s gadget shop, happy as Larry. Whoever Larry is…… When all of a sudden they get a mysterious call asking for help. The Cooksonville Mansion is haunted! Their mighty pair jump onto this paranormal quest but can they solve the case and get rid of this grumpy ghoulie? Filled with dancing and feel-good music, this will have children of all ages get into the Halloween spirit. Get tickets here.
On 16th and 17th October and daily from 23rd-31st October, treat the kids to an autumnal adventure at Adventure Valley, with a free pumpkin included in entry for every full paying child (2 and over). Head to the Pumpkin Barn and collect your pumpkin from the Pumpkin Patch, then it’s time to get creative with carving!
Elsewhere during your day out, enjoy hilariously fun daily shows, complete the Halloween trail, discover over 18,000 sq feet of indoor play, meet cute and furry friends, and so much more! Pumpkin Festival tickets are on sale now.
Book at Brocksbushes Farm Shop for picking your own pumpkin, the dates are 2nd & 3rd, 9th & 10th and 16th to 31st October. They do sell very fast though, so be quick.
This year they have grown 21 varieties of pumpkins & squash, so there will be thousands to choose from!.
Their carving marquee is back, so if you wish, you can carve your pumpkins there and leave the mess behind!.
Plus they have lots of new spooky decorations to explore around the pumpkin patch.
Your entry fee includes entry into the pumpkin patch and carving marquee. The pumpkins you pick are not included in the entry fee. Pumpkins are paid for at the checkout where they will be priced according to size.
You are booking an arrival time slot, there is no time limit once you are in the pumpkin patch.
You can read our review from previous year – things may be different from this one due to less restrictions in place.
East grange have decided that this year, they will be releasing the tickets in batches.
The first batch of tickets from Friday the 15th of October till Sunday the 24th of October will go on sale this Friday the 17th of September.
Half term Tickets from Monday the 25th of October till Sunday the 31st will go on sale at a later date. But we will give plenty of warning before they do.
They will be priced at £5 per vehicle, which will be redeemed off any pumpkins you buy.
So, for example, if you take 3 X £5 pumpkins to the till you will only have to pay £10.
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