Spooky trails, ghoulish ghost tours and pumpkins galore are just a few of the Halloween activities taking place across North Yorkshire this month. There are so many spooktacular events running throughout the Halloween season that we’re unable to list them all here, but we’ve picked a few of our favourites that are all within easy distance from our holiday parks.

So, dust the cobwebs off your scariest costume and get ready to enjoy some freaky fun for Halloween 2023.

Halloween at our holiday parks

For many years our parks have had a fantastic calendar of events running throughout the year, and a highlight has always been the annual Halloween Party and Fireworks Display. Open to owners and visitors alike, it’s always a popular event.

York House Holiday Park is holding a Halloween Disco and Firework Spectacular on Saturday, October 28th, from 6.30pm. Featuring best pumpkin and best costume competitions as well as hot food, it’s sure to be as popular as ever.


Halloween in North Yorkshire


Monk Park Farm, Thirsk

Selected days from 6th October to 5th November

the Monk Park Farm Spooktacular features pumpkin picking, carving and painting, as well as a mini pumpkin trail and even a pumpkin catapult. And there’s lots more Halloween fun besides, ideal for little ones and older kids, including witches’ potion making, a spider infested barn and a spooky farm tour. New for 2023 is a Farm Fright Night for the over 12s.

Tickets are £12.95 per child (includes pumpkin) and £9.95 per adult with concessions also available, and include full access to the farm as well as the Halloween activities.

Monk Park Farm is situated just over the road from York House Holiday Park and next to Monk Park Holiday Park, and with a packed programme of events, it’s a handy place to visit for our holiday home owners.

Castle Howard

22nd to 30th October

Halloween at Castle Howard means fun, mischief and magical adventures for all the family. Visit the pumpkin patch, enjoy some family Halloween classic movies at the Outdoor Adventure Cinema, have a spooky adventure at Skelf Island, solve puzzles at the Outdoor Escape Room or have a go at the Hay Bale Obstacle Course.

Scampston Walled Garden

28th October to 1st November

A Halloween storytelling walk, marshmallow toasting, creepy crafts and ghoulish games are on offer at this lovely hall and parkland near Malton. You can also take part in some ‘Monster’ egg-rolling. Spooktastic!

Pumpkin Fest, Spilmans, Sessay

Selected days until 31st October

Pumpkin Fest at the famous 25-acre Spilmans pumpkin patch has an astounding 125,000 pumpkins ready to be picked, including the popular white ‘ghost’ pumpkins! And with a host of activities on site, there’s something for everyone to enjoy, including pumpkin carving, corn on the cob slingshot, a spooky walk, fairground rides, straw mountain climbing, and food and drink.

Hallowscream at York Maze

13th October to 4th November

Not for the faint-hearted – or for children under 16 – this award-winning event returns with help from more than 100 actors to offer five separate live action haunted house attractions. Add in spellbinding stage acts, a DJ and street food, and you’ve got the perfect combination of fun and fear!

Creepy Carnival, Mother Shipton’s Cave

28th October to 5th November

Enter the spooky forest and discover abandoned circus tents holding creepy surprises for all ages. Meet ghoulish characters on your journey through the carnival, visit the cave where a real witch was born, and see objects turned to stone in the petrifying well.


This blog was updated in September 2023 to reflect information about the featured events that is as up to date as possible. However, please check all details with the venue before travelling and most places will require pre-booking online.