Holiday – #Blogtober – Day 8

We’ve reached the end of the first week of #Blogtober. I hope you’ve been enjoying the posts I have been sharing. Anyway today we are discussing holidays and, since the school holidays are fast approaching, I thought I would share with you a few of the Halloween events that are on locally.
I have just booked Corey and Anya tickets to a Halloween party at our local soft play which they will love. In fact they are treated like celebrities there so they are bound to have a fantastic time.
We are fortunate that there are so many fantastic events in our area so if you are still looking for inspiration, read on.

1.) Little Monsters Activities at Wyvale Garden Centres

This series of events isn’t limited to just our local area, in fact if you have a Wyvale Garden Centre nearby then I highly suggest you check out their holiday activities. We did one every week of the summer holidays and the kids loved it.
For Halloween there are are series of activities including haunted heather planting, spooky spider finger puppet making and pumpkin carving together with Halloween parties. The activities are suitable for children aged between 3 and 8 years. Activities take place between the 16th October and 5th November; please note that times and dates may vary depending on the centre.
It is recommended to pre-book your tickets online, although you may be able to drop in on the day. Tickets are priced at £2.50 for the standard activities and £7.50 for the Halloween Parties. Further details about the activities available can be found at; tickets can be booked here too.

2.) Farmer Copleys Pumpkin Festival, Pontefract

Home of Spookley, the square pumpkin, the UK’s largest pumpkin festival takes place from from 7th October to 29th October 2017 and is open from 10am to 4pm.

We have been attending for the past couple of years and it’s a fantastic day out which includes barrel rides, tractor rides, storytime and much more. You can pick your own pumpkin from the field and then carve on site, leaving the mess behind.

Entry is free into the farm, but charges are made for the pumpkins and some of the additional activities. For more information check out their website.

3.) Spooky Scarecrow Trail at Lotherton Hall, Leeds

One of our favourite places to visit no matter what time of year is Lotherton Hall. For the past couple of years we have visited the spooky scarecrow trail and it’s been a lovely day out.

The event runs from 21st October to 5th November.

Once inside the grounds everything (excluding the cafe and gift shop) is free. Entry is £18 for a family ticket and this can be upgraded for an annual pass in the gift shop.

Further details can be found here.

4.) The Halloween Adventure at Stockeld Park, Wetherby

During October half-term week – 20th- 31st October Stockeld Park is transformed into a spooktacularly creepy trail.

Travel the woodland trail on Nordic skis or take a trip around the Enchanted Forest. Journey through the Maze or enjoy the real Ice Rink. Plus there are some special spooky events on including Eerie Science and Witches in the Forest.

For older children (12A) there are the new Terrifying Fright Nights

Prices vary depending on the activities but full booking information and details can be found on their website.

5.) Pumpkin Festival at Piglets

Running throughout October, every weekend and then every day from 21st October to 5th November, the pumpkin festival at Piglets Adventure Park offers a free pumpkin to every child.
We had a fantastic time here during the summer holidays. Check out our review here.
There’s all the usual park fun as well as loads of spooky activities. Full details can be found here.
Will you be attending any spooky events this Halloween? Let me know in the comments below.
Debbie x

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