October half term and Halloween is a great time to be a kid- there are so many spooky Halloween activities for your little ones to get excited about, in and around the Peak District area…
So, here’s a handful of great Halloween events this October half term:
Enjoy a day jam-packed with Halloween activities- take the tractor and trailer ride to the pumpkin patch and select your perfect pumpkin to take home, attend a class at Scare School, try some Broomstick Training and then brave the Haunted Hotel! There’s also a very exciting mini maize maze.
Fancy going on a Halloween bat-hunt? Elvaston Castle is home to around 7 species of bat, so the grounds are the perfect place for a special bat trail! This Halloween there’s a fun ‘bat-detective’ puzzle for the whole family to solve, and you’ll even get a Bat Detective certificate at the end.
Have some half term fun one of the oldest and most historic houses in England. Take part in a Halloween Trail around the hall to spot special (and spooky) parts of the hall you may not normally notice! The trail is available for families to enjoy all week.
There will be crafts for children (big and small) from the 29th to 31st October, and face painting on the 30th of October.
Come and enjoy half term fun with daily pumpkin carving, treasure hunts, spooky guided tours (featuring Wanda the Witch) and face painting – all of which comes along with the usual farm fun of Matlock Farm Park!
Prepare to be scared this Halloween at CONKERS Annual Ghostly encounter at our Waterside Centre! Follow in some ghostly footsteps into the haunted woods… along with all the ghostly ghouls, witches, and trolls…
For the fainter of heart, you can take the easier walk with the younger guests.
Later, everyone will be welcome to the Ugly Bugs Disco in the Gallery where there will be a fancy dress competition with prizes for the winners. You can even watch a spooky movie in the Gallery!
For the first time in the Tropical Butterfly House, there will be two Halloween Fright Nights! Taking place on Saturday 29th and Monday 31st October, from 6:30pm – 10pm; where you will have the rare chance to experience the Butterfly House at night…
Spooky crafts, face painting, pumpkin carving, a fancy dress competition, the Witch’s Cottage AND a super scary Haunted House are all on offer this Halloween- it’s set to be an excellent event full of ghoulish laughter!
The Peak District & Derbyshire is full of great Halloween events, noted above are just seven of our favourites. Click here for the full list!