20+ Halloween Events in North East England

Lots of you have been asking for Halloween Event Ideas and are looking to book something now so I thought I'd put together a quick guide to some of the region's best events.

20+ Halloween Events in North East England


If you'd like more ideas for events taking place or would like to post your own recommendations, why not join my North East Days Out Facebook Group? It's free and a lovely community of over 8000. 

You can join here.  (you can also advertise your own events in this group every Friday)

North East Halloween Events for 2020

So far for 2020, we have the following events on offer. Please note these are subject to change and you book at your own risk: 

  • Play + Invent Creepy Crafts at the Discovery Museum - book now

Ford & Etal Scary Scarecrow Trail. This receives brilliant reviews and looks like a fab day out. Find out more on the Ford & Etal Facebook page here.  Trail maps will be available on the Ford & Etal website from 24 October. Read about our trip to Ford & Etal this summer here. 

  • Beamish Park Hotel is running a Halloween Scavenger Hunt in their grounds which is complimentary for all guests dining / staying at the hotel from 24 - 31 October. Mention on booking a table (there are free sweets at the end too). Outdoor heated and covered tables are available on the patio. 

  • There will be a Halloween-themed fun to enjoy at Beamish with a Halloween-themed teddy bear trail around the open air museum, spooky sights at Old Pockerley Hall, terrifying treats from the sweet shop and bakery and the farm re-opens too. Find out more & book here

  • FREE Halloween Bat Trail & Halloween Craft Packs with no pre-booking required at Souter Lighthouse - find out more here

  • Trick or Treat at Walwick Hall - book now 

  • Halloween Film Screenings at Gosforth Civic Theatre (Monster's Inc, Hocus Pocus and Evil Dead Double Bill) - book now  (open from 12 noon Thursday)

  • Whitehouse Farm Halloween Event & Pumpkin Patch - book now 

  • Click here to read our guide to where to pick pumpkins near Newcastle 
  • Seven Stories Funny Bones Trick or Treat Cabaret - book here 

  • Halloween at Pot-A-Doodle-Do (Scavenger hunt, pumpkin patch, carving and sweets) - info here

  • Pumpkin Patch & Carving at Jarrow Hall - book online from 2 October

  • Pick Your Own Pumpkin  Festival at Spilmans (Thirsk) - book now 
  • Spooky Belsay -  book now

  • Philosophers Day at Lanchester Garden Centre (various workshops) - book here

  • Breakfast with Beauty and the Beast at Lanchester Garden Centre - book now 
  • Spooky Cooking Forest School at Lanchester Garden Centre - book now

  • The Spooky Spectacular Halloween Panto at Armstrong's Bar - book here 
  • Halloween Crafts and Slime Making at Dream Big Role Play - book here
  • Halloween Party with Maleficent at Dream Big Role Play - book here
  • Kids Halloween Party at Petite Street Playtown - book here
  • Halloween Drive In Movie Experience At Teesside and Darlington (with Characters - child-friendly daytime showings and adults only evenings) - find out more and book here

If you are looking for more (non-Halloween themed) events to enjoy across North East England this October Half Term, check out my Guide to What's On over October Half Term here. 

Let me know if you know of any other events. 

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Thank you for your support as always. 

Please follow social distancing rules & Government guidelines , respect the local area. leave no trace, take litter home, park responsibly and if somewhere is busy on arrival, please consider leaving and returning at a later date. 

Always check updated opening hours / protocols with venues direct before setting off as things may have changed since this post was published. Booking events is at your own risk.


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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