20+ Halloween Events in North East England

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20+ Halloween Events in North East England 2021

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Make sure you follow North East Family Fun on Instagram here to be the first to hear of new Halloween events and follow our Hallowen themed days out. 

This post is split into the following sections: 
  • Halloween Events with Booking Preferred
  • Drop In Halloween Events
  • Dog Friendly Halloween Events

  • Halloween Day Trips & Short Breaks

Remember to check out my October Half Term Guide if you are looking for non-Halloween themed days out and listings for what's on for every day of the holidays. 

The Bat With No Bite at Northern Stage 

This brand new, spooky Halloween treat is perfect for families with children aged 7 and under who are losing their milk teeth (although all are welcome). 

Expect a cute story with original music, puppets, songs and dances your little vampires will love.
  • All performances are relaxed and 50 minutes long (no interval)
  • Tickets are available from £10 
  • Saturday 28 October - Saturday 3 November (11am and 2pm) 
  • BSL interpreted performances on 2 Nov (11am and 2pm) and 4 Nov (11am)
  • Find out more and book: https://northernstage.co.uk/whats-on/the-bat-with-no-bite/ 

Spilman's Pumpkin Festival 

Our favourite autumn activity is back for 2023. Make sure you follow North East Family Fun on Instagram as we'll be visiting on opening weekend and sharing our experience. 

Tickets are £7.50 per person and include entry to their pumpkin patch where you will find over 125,000 pumpkins of all varieties that have been grown right there on the farm. 

You'll receive a £5 voucher per person which can be spent on activities and/or pumpkins. Activities include pumpkin sling shot, a spooky walkthough experience, tractor rides, barrel train rides, corn cannon and more. They're so much fun! 

AND everyone can watch their Halloween stage show free of charge too. 

There is food and drink available to purchase (highly recommend their pizzas) and a fairground (additional charges apply) too. It's a lush day out! 

Find out more and book: https://www.spilmans.co.uk/pyo-pumpkins/

Drop In Half Term Activities at Musuems Northumberland

Museums Northumberland are open daily across Northumberland School Holidays (28 Oct - 5 Nov) and have lots of spooky drop in fun available. 

Woodhorn Museum is hosting a pumpkin trail across the museum (with a sweet treat at the end) and you can create your own wooden spider decoration to take home (free of charge). If you visit on 1 November, there will be a birds of prey demonstration too. 

Hexham Old Gaol us hosting a skull trail across the museum (with a sweet treat at the end) and you can create your own wooden ghost decoration to take home (free of charge). This museum is FULLY DOG FRIENDLY so a perfect option for an indoor family day out with your dog in tow. 

Berwick Museum and Art Gallery is hosting a bat trail across the museum (with a sweet treat at the end) and you can create your own wooden bat decoration to take home (free of charge). This museum is FULLY DOG FRIENDLY so a perfect option for an indoor family day out with your dog in tow. 

KIDS ALWAYS GO FREE at Northumberland Museums (aged 16 and under) and an adult annual pass is £4 - £7 depending on the venue). 

Find out more and check timings here: https://museumsnorthumberland.org.uk/

Half Term at Discovery Museum Newcastle 

There are not one, not two, but THREE Halloween Discos taking place in the beautiful Art Deco Hall at the Discovery Museum this Halloween. Book your tickets below (these events usually sell out): 

  • 31 Oct (10:30am-11:30am) Hartbeeps Toddler Disco  book here 
  • 31 Oct (2pm-4pm) Spooky Silent Disco for ages 4+ with Costume Competition and Spooky Crafts  book here 
  • 31 Oct - (6pm-8pm) Spooky Silent Disco for ages 9+  book here 

On Monday 30 October, you can visit the museum and enjoy a range of spooky crafts including a dangling spider (£1), flapping owl (£1.50), wooden halloween lantern (£2) and witch (free). Sessions last for one hour and although walk ins may be available, it's best to book in advance to guarantee your spot. 

On Wednesday 1 November, 3-5 year olds (and their grown ups) and book onto a special Room on the Broom or Gruffalo Storytime & Craft Session at the museum led by the museum's early year's specialist Amy. Book your place here.

Derwent Waterside Park Dog Friendly Pumpkin Patch 

Derwent Waterside Park is a fantastic family day out anyway with nature walks, a brilliant adventure playground, fishing opportunities, a FREE enclosed exercise field for dogs, a cafe, cycling routes and more. 

This autumn, there's even more fun to be had with a dedicated pumpkin patch. Tickets are £12 pp and include your very own pumpkin (you can choose from 100s), pumpkin themed activities, entry to the carving tent, photo opportunities and more. AND it's dog friendly. 

ADULTS GO FREE - supervising adults do not require a ticket however everyone who would like their own pumpkin will need their own ticket. 

Find out more and book your tickets here. 

Halloween at the Hall - After Dark 

Visit Seaton Delaval Hall in this special after hours event from 28-31 October Tickets are priced from £8 and include: 🔥 A chance to explore the basement which has been dressed for Halloween. There will be jump scares, scary sets and creepy characters during this walk through experience which has been inspired by some of the hall's local myths and legends 🔥 Enjoy impressive magic tricks performed by popular magician Chris Cross 🔥 Pick up a delicious treat (included with your ticket) from the Witches Brewhouse This event is recommended for ages 9+ due to it's realistic gory depictions of people and scary atmosphere/effects. Everyone is welcome though - you know your children best. Find out more and book your ticket here: https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/visit/north-east/seaton-delaval-hall/events/867b8b08-2833-495f-9ac6-7f6c2c3236c9 PS - Did you know, Seaton Delaval Hall is actually haunted? I am certain I spotted The White Lady at one of the windows when I was a child and we were driving past 👻👻 (everyone requires a ticket, including members)

Room on the Broom Halloween Experience at The Common Room 

On Saturday 28 October, The Common Room is hosting a special Room on the Broom Halloween Experience. Tickets are £7.50 each (for 1 child with 1 accompanying adult) and include: 

  • A screening of Room on the Broom in the beautiful historic lecture theatre (with tiered seating)
  • 10:30am-12noon
  • Spooky themed STEM activities before the show
  • A Spooktastic sweet treat
  • Additional adults/kids can be added to your booking at a reduced charge
  • Find out more and book tickets here

The Common Room is located next to Newcastle Central Station so ideal to reach by Bus/Train/Metro. The building is fully accessible and there is a lovely cafe/bar on site with kids options which will be open before and after the event. 

Scary Science at Life Science Centre 

There's lots of spooky science fun included with your ticket at Life this October. It's best to pre-book your tickets online to guarantee entry but walk-ins are also available subject to capacity. 

Here are some October Highlights (all included with admission - NO hidden/extra charges): 

  • Halloween Slime Making (28 Oct - 5 Nov) - experiment with scary slime and take some home to scare friends and family (dress to get messy) 
  • NEW Science Show - learn the science behind fire burning in water and how ice can boil in water in this live science show 
  • Trick or Treat in the Experiment Zone - can you trick your senses and fool your brain with these hands on experiments? 
  • Make a Crankenstein Monster to take home - all materials are provided 
  • Spooky Trail around the museum - look out for skeletons with funny bones..... 

If your kids love space, don't miss the Space Zone which includes a replica of part of the International Space Station with a through experience where you can immerse yourself in another world. 

Plus get hands on in the WOW Zone with multi-sensory exhibits, discover the stars and blast off into space in the Planetarium, enjoy a close up view of Gaia (a seven-metre wide replica planet earth) and explore the Play Zone - an area dedicated to under 7s. 

Need to Know

Science at Life is open daily from 10am and easy to get to by train, Metro, bus, car or on foot. The museum is accessible and there is plenty of space for pushchairs/wheelchairs as well as a buggy store if needed.

There are two cafes or you are welcome to bring a packed lunch and enjoy in the indoor packed lunch area. Bottle and baby food warming facilities are available. There are baby changing areas and a changing places toilet on site. Carers and children aged 2 and under go free but still required a ticket. 

Find out more / book here: https://www.life.org.uk/whats-on/scary-science-this-october/ 

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Drop in tickets may also be available for the following events subject to availability. 

Drop In Halloween Events 

Dog Friendly Halloween Events

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1 comment

  1. Ooh so much good stuff going on here. I like the sound of Witches, Wizards & Slytherin Day at Lanchester Garden Centre. We might head to Preston Park too as I really enjoyed their halloween event the other year. I'm quite torn as we would like to go away abroad that week too but the kids love halloween so I'm not sure!


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