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Birchfield Farm Pumpkin Festival and Brand New Ice-cream Parlour!

Come down to the farm and pick your perfect pumpkin from the patch where they are grown – there are 1000s to choose from !

You can then take your pumpkin to the carving shed where you can get creative and design a spooky face .

Lots of other activities going on through the day :

Ride the Grain train through the corn maze and see what’s hiding in there .

Try knock down some targets on the corn cannon

Pig racing at 1:30

Ride the pumpkin express ( children only )

  • 14th-15th October
  • 21st -31st October
  • Open 10am -4pm

Our ice cream parlour is open everyday as usual and during October will have lots of Halloween specials from Pumpkin ice cream to Pumpkin pie .

Our pumpkin festival will definitely get you in the Halloween spirit !

Find out more at


We are also excited to announce the opening of our new Ice cream parlour and café, “The jersey Barn” on Saturday 14th October.


We are pleased to welcome another family member who is  joining the Birchfield team as our new Head Chef, Allan who previously was a Development Chef at  Mackenzies Smokehouse will be bringing his years of experience and expertise to the Jersey Barns kitchen. We have a delicious breakfast and lunch menu complete with children’s options and not forgetting our yummy Ice cream.

Open 7 days a week

 9.30am – 5.30pm 


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Knaresborough Castle & Museum – Half Term Halloween Activities

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:


£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.

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Beware the curse of the Black Pearl! As Halloween approaches the curse is strong, with ghosts and ghouls at Mother Shipton’s. Will you face the fearsome Kraken? Follow the trail and help the pirates break the curse, adventures and surprises await.

Be a part of the crew on our new Pirate ship with sandpit! Part of a large adventure playground. Why not also combine your visit with a trip into Knaresborough town center and leave your car here, all day parking £2. If travelling by rail we are only 10 minutes from Knaresborough station.

Come in your best Halloween costume and compete in our daily costume competition, it all adds to the fun at this most Spooktacular time of the year! Fun for all the family every day from Saturday 21st October to Sunday 29th October.

The Park opens 10am to 4.30pm (last admission 3.30pm). There are several scenic picnic areas, adventure playground and museum and gift shop. for more information visit or follow us on Facebook

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Rascal’s Halloween Party

On Saturday 28th October 5pm-7pm Rascals “Spooky Fun” Halloween Party for 6-12 years

St Wilfrids Church Hall, Duchy Rd, Harrogate HG1 2EY
Both Parties include a FREE Super Cool “Trick or Treat Goody Bag” filled with Sweets and fun themed goodies.

CALL 07855 844265 OR EMAIL [email protected]
Ticket includes one adult additional adults charged £5 each.

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Spilman’s Pick Your Own Pumpkins!

Church Farm, Sessay, Thirsk, YO7 3NB

Spilmans pick your own pumpkins.

10000 pumpkins and squashes of all different shapes and sizes.

We have pumpkins up to 10 kg in size, white pumpkins, bumpy pumpkins and lots of lovely squash.

Come and have a great time out on our beautiful farm. Ice creams, have a go at carving, pumpkin soup, bale maze and face painting!

Open from 20th October until the 31st October from 10 until 4 every day.

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Sporting Influence Half Term Camp


Come along and join our team of qualified teachers and highly skilled coaches for a week of fun, sport, games and laughter.

Our camp will be held at Harrogate Ladies College during the October half term and will consist of a range of sports, activities and new/original camp games. Our aim is for every child to enjoy their time at camp whilst developing as people physically, mentally and socially. We also have themed days; Water Fight Wednesday & Football Friday, these run alongside our normal camp so if your child doesn’t want to take part in these, it isn’t a problem.

Finally, how many camps in Harrogate can say they provide a SWIM SESSION every day? A chance for the children to splash around, play some fun games and develop their swimming ability, taught by our qualified swimming teacher! A camp not to be missed!

Book your child in to come and join the fun at

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The Little Gym Halloween Camp


This half-term break we’re offering a one off special after the success of last year, our annual…


Thursday 26th October
For children aged 3-8 years old

We’re so excited to announce our annual Baby’s First Halloween party!

For any child due to experience their first Halloween, whether they’re learning to roll, sit, stand or crawl it’ll be so much fun!

Monday 30th October
10.30am – 12pm
For any child between 4-12 months old
£5 per family

We also actively encourage dressing up! 

To book in call us on 01423 701560 and pay to secure your spot
Places are limited

Head over to our blog to find out more!

Email [email protected]

Brimham Rocks Halloween Trail

26th-29th October from 11am-3pm

The Druid of Brimham is up to his old tricks again, terrorising the local animals. Can you be the hero the animals have been looking for? Follow the trail collecting the clues hidden in the rocks and craft the item to help you break the spell.

£2 per trail sheet.

The Visitors Centre, shop and kiosk are open from 10.30-4.30.


Get Out More Forest School

24 & 25 October, 10am-3pm

Hookstone Woods, Harrogate

Get Out More Forest School


5-11yr olds

There’ll be plenty to do this half term in the woods, such as den building, natural craft and campfire cooking with our practitioners Hannah & Roz.

Call Lauren on 07540 857865 to book

Halloween Adventure at Stockeld Park

For ghoulish goings on this October Half Term, the award winning visitor attraction Stockeld Park, is opening daily for Halloween, Friday 20th October – Tuesday 31st October, 10.30 am – 8.30pm.

Harrogate Creepy Creatures at Harlow Carr

October Half Term Fun 21st-29th October

We will be unearthing the creepiest creatures we can find, as usual we will have a trail round the gardens, indoor crafts & outdoor workshops to see what is lurking in the flowerbeds….

Also…. on 25th October from 9-5.30pm

Join our outdoor holiday club this October half term and explore the woodland at RHS Garden Harlow Carr with our Forest School leader. Take a walk around the garden, enjoy a coffee and cake at Bettys or shop in the plant centre whilst your child is immersed in our Forest school holiday club. The theme and activities will be Autumn and the creatures you can discover within the woods.

Additional info
Price: £5.00 per child Members, £10.00 per child Non Members (Includes garden entry). The workshop will begin promptly so please arrive 15 minutes before the workshop start time and allow 5 minutes to walk from the main entrance to the Woodland Shelter where the workshop will begin. One parent/guardian to remain on site. NB: Adult non-members will need to purchase a garden ticket if they wish to remain within the garden.

Poems and Puppets at Knaresborough Library

Poems & Puppets with local author with local author Sue Hardy Dawson

Tuesday 24th Oct at 2.30pm-4pm

Join local poet, artist & illustrator Sue Hardy Dawson for a fun filled afternoon of puppets and poetry – as well as a fantastic puppet show children can have a go at illustrating poems, make shape poems and poem leaves and use magnetic words!
For children aged 7 to 11. Tickets £3 (parents free!) – purchase in advance from Knaresborough Library.
Signed copies of Sue’s poetry book ‘Where Zebras go’ will be availble to buy on the day at a special reduced price of £3.99 with price of ticket deducted
For more info call Knaresborough Library on 01609 533610

Stir Krazy Kids

Stir Krazy Kids is a cooking and baking club for food-loving children aged 5-12. We combine creative learning with delicious recipes and a whole host of other games and activities. We’re back this October Half Term for two jam-packed days of foodie fun at Harrogate Ladies’ College on Tuesday 24th October and Wednesday 25th October.

We make brand new recipes at every workshop which means you’ll learn something new every day!

So, if you fancy getting off of the sofa and getting your hands dirty this Half Term, why not join us for our Awesome Autumnal Workshops?


Woodland Aventure Co


Woodland Adventure Co are running some half term activities at the Pinewoods in Harrogate.


Tuesday 24th October 10am – Rainbow Volcanoes for 2-5yrs and 1pm – Fairy houses, potions and magic wands for 2-6yrs.


Tel: Marie Dove 07788 713393