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

There is certainly a lot less on in 2020 than previous years for Halloween in the North East. That’s not to say that there’s nothing on though. I’ve found events in all of the counties and there are plenty of ideas to keep you busy during October half-term.

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

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Please keep up-to-date with government guidance before booking or visiting. I am unsure of the following attractions policies on cancellations of events. Please check with them in advance. It may also be an idea to check with the attraction that everything is as advertised the day before you visit.

Adventure Valley – Pumpkin Festival – 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!

Plus, on 1st November, make sure you return for ‘Smashing Pumpkins’!

Adventure valley

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

When? 17th & 18th October plus 24th October to 1st November

How much? Some of these are limited activities so make sure you book online in advance. Adult ticket £12.50, Child with free pumpkin £12.50. Other pricing options are available.

Belsay Hall Castle and Gardens – Spooky Belsay – Tyne & Wear

Gather your little monsters for a ghoulishly good day out at Belsay Hall this half term. Follow the trail to solve creepy clues and gather round to listen to spooky stories. There’s a frighteningly fun fancy dress competition every day – just come in your scariest outfits to be in with a chance of winning.

English Heritage

Address: B6309, Newcastle upon Tyne NE20 0DX

When? 24th October until 1st November

How much? FREE for members of English Heritage. Adult ticket £11, £6.60 for a child age 5-17. Under 5s are free. Other pricing options are available. Everyone must prebook a ticket.

Hall Hill Farm – Spooky Half-Term – County Durham

Are you brave enough to come to Hall Hill Farm between 24th October – 1st November 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? Saturday 17th, Sunday 18th and 24th October -1st November

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.

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

Halloween Events North East 2020

Raby Castle – Scaries and Fairies – County Durham

Blow away the cobwebs this half term on our family-friendly half-term trail in the Walled Gardens. Come and find the magical mythical creatures who have taken up residence in the gardens – who will you find? Dressing up is encouraged!

Free with general admission. The trail is aimed at younger children and is particularly suitable for children aged 11 and under.

Raby Castle

Address: Staindrop, Darlington DL2 3AH

When? 24th October to 1st November

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.

When you have finished the trail make your way back to the creepy coachyard where we will have spooktacular snacks and hot drinks available to purchase.

Whitehouse Farm Centre – Halloween Spooktacular – Tyne & Wear

Every day in the Ghostly Grim Grotto attend Magic Merlin’s Spooktacular Show, YES Magic Steve is BACK with a Brand New Magic Show, Monster Mash Dance Off and Fancy Dress Competition (limited availability book your time-slot when you arrive at the entrance).

2020 will see our BIGGEST Pumpkin Patch yet, we are offering 1 free ticket per paying Child to attend Pumpkin Patch and pick your pumpkin to take home and carve. Additional pumpkins for children under 2 can be purchased for £2 at the main entrance or in the gift shop.

Come in Fancy Dress and enter the Fancy Dress Competition & you could win a gift voucher for best costume! 

Whitehouse farm

Address: Whitehouse Farm Centre, Morpeth NE61 6AW

When? 24th October to 1st November

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.

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

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