October Half Term

Autumn is finally here and there are plenty of spooky activities and seasonal events for you and your family to dive into over Half Term. Castleford, Pontefract and Wakefield Museums will be hosting a series of Autumn and Halloween themed activity days for your little monsters to get involved in. 

Would you dare go on a Ghost Walk around the ancient ruins and grounds of Pontefract Castle? Book onto one of these tours hosted by the Pontefract Heritage Group and learn more about the dark history of the castle as you venture across the grounds and descend into the dungeons below.

For those of you looking for more intense scares, Yorkshire Scare Grounds Scream Park returns once again this October with a series of new horror installations, walk throughs and jump scares.

These are just a handful of the events taking place across the Wakefield District over October Half Term, explore our page to discover what other spooky goings on will be happening near you!

What's On during October Half Term

The UK's Largest Pumpkin Festival

The UK's Largest Pumpkin Festival

Farmer Copleys Farm Shop

Sat 20 - Wed 31 Oct 2018

Halloween Trail

Halloween Trail

RSPB Fairburn Ings

Fri 26 Oct - Sun 4 Nov 2018

Halloween Party!

Spootacular Halloween Party

The Ridings

Sat 27 Oct 2018

Hallowscream

Hallowscream

Pontefract Castle

Sat 27 Oct 2018

Let's Draw!

Let's Draw!

Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Sun 28 Oct 2018

Bats, Beakers and Balls

Bats, Beakers and Balls

Castleford Museum

Mon 29 - Tue 30 Oct 2018

Simple Sewing: Pumpkin Pillows & Cauldron Cushions

Simple Sewing: Pumpkin Pillows & Cauldron Cushions

Wakefield Museum

Tue 30 Oct 2018

Halloween Experience

Halloween Experience

National Coal Mining Museum for England

Tue 30 - Wed 31 Oct 2018

Spooky Family Cooking Workshop

Dahlicious Spooky Family Cooking Workshop

Wakefield Library

Wed 31 Oct 2018

Pontefract's Sweet History

Pontefract's Sweet History

Pontefract Museum

Wed 31 Oct 2018

Welly Walk

Wacky Wednesday Welly Walk

National Coal Mining Museum for England

Wed 31 Oct 2018

Halloween Craft Activity

Halloween Craft Activity

Pontefract Castle

Wed 31 Oct 2018

Spooky Stories

Spooky Stories

RSPB Fairburn Ings

Wed 31 Oct 2018

Nocturnal Nostell

Hallowe'en: Nocturnal Nostell

National Trust Nostell

Wed 31 Oct 2018

Ghost Walks

Ghost Walks

Pontefract Castle

Wed 31 Oct 2018

Bats, Beakers and Balls

Bats, Beakers and Balls

Castleford Museum

Thu 1 - Sat 3 Nov 2018

“The Twits”

Roald Dahl’s “The Twits”

Wakefield Library

Thu 1 Nov 2018

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