Creepy Castle – 21st to 28th October 11am-4pm
Knaresborough Castle and Museum will be alive with bats, spiders and ghouls so join in our Halloween fun. While you’re here don’t forget to explore the King’s Tower, dark dungeon and take a trip through the secret underground tunnel. Discover the colourful characters of Knaresborough in the museum. There’ll be some special Halloween sweets and souvenirs in our shop too!
There will be a variety of activities on a daily basis for you to drop in and try:
Discover the legends of Castle ghosts in our trail or borrow a backpack to explore the creepy crawlies in the grounds.
Scare your friends and family with a photo from our Halloween Head in the Hole stand!
Bats, Spiders and Spirits
Create pom pom or paper bats and spiders and add them to our dungeon installation!
Make Halloween howlers from fabric or try your origami skills with Freddy Kreuger finger
Pelt the Pillory
Get your frustrations out by punishing Pillory Pete with fruit and veg (it’s ok, he’s a guy ready for the bonfire!).
Other activities and bookable workshops will be taking place at different times across the week, the Castle is open from 11.00 until 16.00 every day. The full programme can be found here: www.harrogate.gov.uk/creepy
£3.50 adults, £2.50 concessions, £2 children. Family ticket £10 (5 people, 2 adults max).
Visit twice in the week for either a bookable workshop or general admission and get a discount voucher for Saturday 28! Call 01423 556188 or e-mail [email protected] for more information.
(Voucher entitles holder to either free admission, free archery, half price masks or make-up or 241 entry to Ghoulish Guests)
All children must be accompanied by an adult.
Ghostly Gander -23rd & 25th October 6.30pm-7.30pm
Discover the creepy characters of Knaresborough Castle on our evening tour with local historian Brian Forshaw.
Please bring a torch and wear suitable clothing. The walk will leave from outside the King’s Tower.
£4.50 adults, £3 children – to book please call 01423 556188
Ghoulish Guests – 28th October 4.45pm-6.15pm and 6.30pm-8pm
Come along and join us for an evening of eerie entertainment!
Unravel the mystery of the Castle ghost on our treacherous trail.
Mummify your friends or beat them at Beastly Bingo in the museum.
Crunch a cockroach and taste the witches’ brew in our refreshments area.
Play Halloween games in the Castle and guess what’s in the feely boxes.
Check out the creepy crawly dungeon and Halloween installations.
Don’t forget to enter the Creepy Costume competition!
Booking is required, call 01423 556188 or e-mail [email protected] for more information. £5 children, £2 adults, £15 family of 4. Sessions run from 4.45pm until 6.15pm or 6.30pm until 8.00pm.
Pungent Potions – 23rd & 26th October 1.3-pm-2.30pm and 2.30pm-3.30pm
Come along and join us for 1 hour of potion making – booking is required £2 per person.