Spooky trails, ghoulish ghost tours and even monster-egg rolling are just a few of the haunted happenings taking place across North Yorkshire later this month.

It’s so lovely to see Halloween events back up and running after the challenges of the last 18 months, and there is certainly lots going on! So, dust the cobwebs off your scariest costume and get ready to enjoy some ‘freaky’ fun. There are so many events to choose from but here is a just a taster of what’s happening in Yorkshire for Halloween 2021.

Halloween at our 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.

But last year, in the light of Covid restrictions, we were forced to cancel it, along with all our other planned events. This year we won’t be seeing the return of the Halloween Party but we will be holding the Fireworks Display at the play park of York House. This free event takes place at 6.30pm on Saturday 30th October and is open to everyone in the community.

We hope to see the return next year of the Halloween parties at both York House and Old Hall Holiday Parks but, in the meantime, read on for a quick guide to some of the great places you could visit for some frightfully fantastic fun this Halloween in Yorkshire.

Halloween in North Yorkshire


All Hallows Pumpkin Trail at Ryedale Folk Museum

27 – 31 October, 10am – 4pm

Follow the spooky pumpkin trail and count the pumpkins for your chance to collect a treat. And see if you can keep count of the pumpkins around the museum as you do so – you could win a prize!
This fun event on the edge of the North York Moors National Park is suitable for all the family. Entry to the trail is included in standard museum prices.

Pick your own pumpkins, Church Farm, Sessay

22 – 31 October

This famous spooky Spilmans pumpkin patch has an astounding 80,000 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.

Monk Park Farm, Thirsk

16 – 31 October

A spooktacular time awaits down on the farm this Halloweeen! 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.

There’s lots going on and it’s all suitable for little ones, including pumpkin carving, a scarecrow trail with trick or treat prize on completion, themed barrel rides, goat bottle feeding and electric fun rides. Stay for a spooky tea or enjoy a tasty Halloween treat in the Hungry Monk Cafe. Late opening until 6pm, online pre-booking essential.

Whitby Abbey

23 – 31 October

Wizardry is the focus at Whitby Abbey this half term as children can dress up in their cloaks and costumes to enjoy a fantastical day out.

Follow the brand new adventure trail that’s inspired by Cressida Cowell’s bestselling Wizards of Once series, and see if you can find the ingredients for the Spell to get rid of Witches or uncover the Cup of Second Chances. Frightfully good fun!

Castle Howard

16 – 31 October

Halloween at Castle Howard means fun, mischief and magical adventures for all the family.
Including interactive and self-led trails through Ray Woods on the search for mystical beasts (perfect for youngsters under 11 years old) to broomstick making using materials from the woods, these Halloween activities can be enjoyed free with the Gardens admission.

Scampston Walled Garden

16 – 31 October

Halloween storytelling, crafts and games are on offer at this lovely hall and parkland near Malton.
There’s also a Creepy Fun Story Walk, monster-egg rolling and the chance to pick your own pumpkin. Spooktastic!

Hallowscream at York Maze

Selected nights until 31 October

Not for the faint-hearted – or for children under 14 – this award-winning event returns with help from more than 100 actors to offer five separate live action haunted house attractions.

The Witching Hour, Mother Shipton’s Cave

23 – 31 October

A Haunted Halloween Village and fancy dress competitions are among the bewitching events at this petrifying well in Knaresborough, where a long time ago a world-famous prophetess was said to have been born during a terrifying thunderstorm.

Suitable for all ages, there’ll be witches, ghosts, and creepy skeletons around every corner!

There is always so much to do in Yorkshire and we hope you enjoy all the Halloween spooktacular events.


This blog was updated in October 2021 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.