School Holidays Harrogate

October Half Term

What is on for families & kids this October half term in Harrogate & Knaresborough? 

We’ve got lots of ideas & suggestions for days out & things to do during October half term for all ages from toddlers to teens including plenty of low cost, indoor & rainy day ideas for the holidays.

We’ve got a dedicated Fireworks & Bonfires page here

As well as our special school holidays events don’t forget to check out our year round “Days Out” pages by clicking here

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Is this your baby’s first Halloween?

The Little Gym Harrogate are holding a special Halloween party on Thursday 24th October 2019 1.30pm to 3pm for children aged 4 months – 1 year old. The cost is £5 per family.

Come experience The Little Gym at our purpose built venue with exploration, guided activities and of course, plenty of smiles and fun! Suitable for all children under 1 year old.

During the session you’ll get to find your way around the gym with your child, trying new skills and activities all the while in a safe environment.
Book in advance to reserve your spot; Call on 01423 701560 or email us

1 Cardale Park Harrogate, HG3 1RY

This Halloween visit England’s Oldest Tourist Attraction for a good old-fashioned scare, suitable for all ages. Follow the haunted trail through the historic woodland to find monsters, ghosts and skeletons hiding around every corner. We encourage you to do your best monster impression and join in our costume competition every day at 2pm.

The attraction will be transformed into a ghoulish event for all the family.Saturday 26thOctober to Sunday 3rdNovember 2019, 10am to 4.30pm (last admission 3.30pm).

See the Petrifying Well and Mother Shipton’s Cave. The park has scenic picnic areas alongside the popular River Nidd, an adventure playground, gift shop and museum.

For discounted tickets book online

 Knaresborough, HG5 8DD

01423 864600

12th – 31st October 2019 

Spooky Activities at the Farm this Halloween … Come Along, If You Dare!

Head over to the award-winning Thornton Hall Country Park for farm fun, animal encounters, indoor/outdoor play areas and spooky entertainment for all the family!

Find your way to Thornton Hall’s mysterious Pumpkin Patch (*) where you can pick your pumpkin and take it back to the Farm to carve – to scare away those ghouls and ghosts this Halloween!

Are you brave enough to take part in the farm park’s grisly deeds such as bloody lamb and calf feeding, freaky animal petting and eerie egg collecting?

There is a jam-packed itinerary of entertainment and special guests each week-day this October Half Term including Critters and character appearances. Visit the holiday web-page for more details

So, what are you waiting for? Grab your witch’s hat (or your broomstick!) and head on down to the Farm!

Open daily from 10am

Farm Park Admission Prices £0-£7 per person

* Additional Charges for: Pumpkin Picking (£3.50), Pony rides (£2.50), Tractor Rides (£3), Caterpillar (£2), Junior Quads (£4) & Safari ride (£3.50ea)

01282 841148


Pizza and Pumpkins Event

Saturday 26th & Sunday 27th October 11-4pm

Ooh…spooky! Join us on the farm for the BEST Pumpkin Carving and Pizza Event!

Come one, come all…bring your little monsters to our amazing Halloween Event 2019 and have amazing family time while enjoying delicious pizza. We’re creepin’ it real this year, with pumpkin carving, pizza and hot drinks to keep everyone happy.

Do your little monsters have the guts to climb our Straw Mountain? You can also take our farm walk and meet our Alpacas and Piggies, as well as explore the vegetable garden and look for spiders!

Chow down on delicious wood-fired sourdough pizza from Pizza Social in Follifoot, and delicious hot chocolates and coffees too!

Just pay for your pumpkin and carving kit – there is no ticket price.

Minskip Farm Shop, Minskip Road, Boroughbridge, York, YO519HY



Get ready for the Grange Partnership October Half Term Spooky Spectacular!

We will be making monster slime, white chocolate and banana ghost pops and getting messy with pumpkin
carving and scary foam! On Friday 1st November we are going to the cinema* in the morning.

All children need to bring a pack lunch and a drink. We provide breakfast and snacks and water is available
throughout the day. Please wear old clothes as we love to get messy! Don’t forget your coat and wellies too
in case the weather is against us.

*£3.50 surcharge for the cinema trip. We will walk into town and get the bus back to club. All children in club
on Friday 1st November MUST attend the trip.

Children from 3 to 11 are welcome, please contact us if your child is preschool age and we will arrange a trial
session for you. for more info and to book online call us on 01423 509333

Pumpkin festival on the Farm Saturday 5th October to Thursday 31st October 2019

Join us this autumn here at Birchfield for our fabulous pumpkin festival! Make sure you pack your wellie or boots as you’ll be picking from 1000s of pumpkins all  grown in the fields . We have Big ones , small ones , orange , green , white and warty ones . You’ll be sure to find your perfect pumpkin. Pumpkins can be heavy so you’ll need to collect a wheel barrow to help bring them back to the farm carefully ( you don’t want to bruise them )

Now this is where creativity begins

The carving Barn !
Whether it’s spooky , scary or happy you can create what ever design you want on your pumpkin with help from the staff . Leave the mess with us By feeding the slimy insides of the pumpkin you don’t want to the hungry pigs in the farm yard .FANCY DRESS COMPETITION
Each day there will be prizes to be won for the best dressed ! Adults as well ,  we want to see you getting in the Halloween spirit too. Warm up in our Cafe with a delicious Hot chocolate, home made food and cakes or sample our Spooky flavours of ice cream
The fun doesn’t stop there ,
We have :

Children’s barrel rides
Family farm ride through the corn maize
Try your hand at the Corn Blaster
Meet the BIRCHFIELD animals

Birchfield Family Dairies, Oakmount House, Summerbridge, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG3 4J

01423 781792

Check out Little Rascals Halloween parties for some half term fun!

Visit for more information and to book

You can watch the highlights of last years parties here:

Come along to Spilmans family farm this Halloween and visit or famous PYO & Pumpkin Festival.

With PYO pumpkins ready to pick from 1st October and festival dates running on; 5 & 6th, 12 & 13th, 19 & 20th, 23rd – 31st October 2019. Pre book your tickets to our carving barn, with lots of fun filled activities including spooky walks, singing pumpkins, face painting, spooky cinema, tractor rides, bale mountian and much more!

No pre booking required for PYO which runs everyday throughout October.

Address: Church Farm, Sessay Nr Thirsk, YO7 3NB

01845 501623


26th October – 3rd November 2019,  10.30am – 8.30pm

**See below for Mumbler offer on pre-booked tickets**

There’s loads of spooky fun to be had when Halloween arrives at Stockeld Park this October half term!

It’s a magical playground full of activities to provide you with tonnes of Halloween themed, spooky family entertainment! There will even be prizes for Halloween fancy dress and plenty of opportunity to dance, scream and sing-a-long!

Special Halloween events include:

  • The Monster Mash Show – mini panto!
  • NEW for 2019: Pumpkin Picking! FREE pumpkin for every paying child when tickets are booked before 26th October!
  • Real Witches in the Enchanted Forest!
  • Ghouls in the Maze
  • Halloween Catwalk!

All of these amazing events are included for FREE with your Forest and Maze passes!Later on as dusk sets in, Stockeld Park turns to Stockeld Dark from 6pm – 10pm! 3 events for the slightly older children and parents including:

  • Ice Disco with DJ Bloodbath!
  •  The Haunted Farmhouse!
  •  Zombie Laser tag!

As if that wasn’t already enough excitement, the famous Stockeld Park winter illuminations will be lighting up the Forest and Maze for Halloween too!

AND…Mumblers get 10% discount off the price of pre-booked Halloween Adventure Forest and Maze tickets using the code MUMHARROGATE (excludes Sunday 3rd November – Fireworks).  BOOK HERE.

Sunday 3rd November see Stockeld Park host is BIGGEST Firework Spectacular yet! This event is included FREE with Forest and Maze tickets! Live entertainment with a band and Fire Breathers starts at 4:30pm. Fireworks at 5:30pm!

The Adventure Park, Stockeld Park, Wetherby, LS22 4AN.

01937 586333

Halloween Trail at Swinton Bivouac

Halloween Trail at Swinton Bivouac, 26th October-3rd November 2019

Use the enchanted trail map to navigate your way through the spooky Druid’s woodland. Dogs welcome, fancy dress encouraged. £4 per child. For bookings please call 01765 680 900