Things to do October Half Term in North Yorkshire.

With half term a little later for us up here, I’m only now just thinking about our plans for the week.  As we only have a week off, we will definitely need a few slow mornings to recuperate from a long term.  We have National Trust membership, so we can always pop somewhere for a few hours to get that balance of being out and being at home right.

So without further ado, here are the events and days outs that have caught my eye.  We won’t be able to do all of them, due to time and financial constraints, but we will be ticking a few off the list.

RHS Harlow Carr – Harrogate

Follow a spooky Room on the Broom trail around the gardens and participate in workshops, storytelling and creepy crafting.  Plus if you’re not a member of the RHS, kids go free half term week if you download a voucher from their website here Half Term at RHS Harlow Carr

Castle Howard

My 2 older ones in particular think this sounds spooktacular – Pirate vs Zombies halloween experience.  They cannot wait to discover what the burnt-out wing at Castle Howard will present and, of course the daily battle between the two teams!

National Railway Museum

Hands-on interactive future engineers event, plus the Flying Scotsman is back.

The Web Adventure Park York- Ghostbusting

Saturday 27th October to Wednesday 31st October – 4pm to 7pm

An atmospheric trip to soft play with lots of spooky activities plus supper included in the price.  Ghostbusting

York City Screen

Screenings of Hotel Transylvania 3 Summer vacation kids club tickets at £2 each

Beningbrough Hall

Activities over half term include a bugs and broomsticks trail, art workshops, scary beasts, spooky tales and make your own broomsticks.  Check their website for details on what events are being run each day (closed Mondays).Beningbrough Events

Thorp Perrow in Bedale

Adventure play area, meet exotic birds and animals and take part in the Halloween trail.

Pumpkin Picking –  Why not visit a pumpkin picking site in York and North Yorkshire

Piglets Adventure farm – Free pumpkin for every child on admission. There are loads of extra activities going down on the farm this half term.

Balloon Tree Farm near York – So many pumpkins to chose from, plus great food and a cute play park.

Spilmans Cafe and Pick your own in Thirsk

Birchfield Family Dairies – Harrogate

Minskip Farm Shop- Near Boroughbridge  – Pumpkin carving, face painting, slime making and apple bobbing to mention just a few of the activities on offer.

Visit Whitby 

Whether you want to explore the spooky history that Whitby is steeped in or just go and blow the cobwebs away at the beach.

I hope that this gives you a few ideas for entertaining the family this half term and a few that are suitable for wet weather, and also some activities that tick that pumpkin carving off your to do list!

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