Things that go bump!..............

Written by: Elmtree Press

Things are certainly going bump in the night all across Yorkshire this Halloween!  Those of you with a timid disposition will need to lock the doors firmly and stay under the duvet!
For those braver souls, there are lots of spooktactular events to choose from.

Embsay and Bolton Abbey Steam Railway have lots happening! During the daytime, trains will run with decorations and excitement. A witch hunt is set up around the Railway for you to take part in. On the Saturday night a separate TERRIFYING event will be held with genuine scares and surprises for all. In the dark of the night... a special train will run from Bolton Abbey station at 19:00. Tickets must be bought in advance. Entertainment and decorations will abound along the line, and several 'things' are known to be waiting, biding their time... Are you brave enough to visit? Or will it all be too much to handle? Come and find out

Dalby Forest has a  spooky walk through the woods to enjoy this Halloween with Dalby Forest’s Fear in the Forest event.
Get up close and personal with captive bats, have a go at some ‘Creepy Crafts’ or grab a bite to eat in the Dalby Café. Fancy Dress is optional and there will be prizes for the best. Guided walks start at 5.30pm with the last walk at 8pm, each lasting about 40 minutes. The walks are suitable for children 5+ but not suitable for pushchairs/wheelchairs. Appropriate footwear and clothing recommended and please bring a torch. Booking for this event is online.

Where better to spend Spooky Halloween than at the iconic Whitby Abbey. This Hallowe'en half term join them for frighteningly fun activities with their Victorian Undertaker. Wrap up warm and take a wander around the atmospheric abbey that inspired Bram Stoker's gothic story, Dracula. The perfect setting to mark the ghoulish holidays and to blow off some cobwebs before school begins again!

Thornton Hall Farm Park has lots of Spooky activities this Halloween - come along if you dare! Scary mazes, pumpkin carving, freaky face painting. All the usual farm fun too - including animal feeding, animal petting, egg collecting & much more! Open from 10am. Please see their website for more details.

Flamingo Land resort are offering a 2-for-1 Fancy Dress Admission Offer
They are keen for you to get the most out of nine days dedicated to fiendish family fun. So, we hope their fabulous 2-for-1 day fancy dress admission offer will make your visit even more enjoyable. To benefit from saving £37, simply click on the 2-for-1 banner on the homepage of and complete the details requested using Promotion Code SPOOKY16.
This entitles you to one free standard admission when you purchase one standard admission, as long as at least one of you is wearing full Halloween fancy dress.
Something For Everyone…In addition to their sensational theme park and award-winning zoo, there are a whole host of themed tricks and treats for you to enjoy each day. Their meerkat mascots, Wizard Mylo and his accomplice Mia the Witch, will be on hand to welcome guests on arrival, along with being down at Mischief Mansion at lunchtime.
Younger visitors can hop aboard for a spooky indoor train ride at Mischief Mansion or watch as some of their fantastic animals encounter a Halloween pumpkin, some for the very first time. Alternatively, slither on over to their Education Centre where you can demonstrate your pumpkin carving skills, meet some truly creepy creatures or pick up a free Halloween Zoo Trail sheet.
Dare ye visit the Black Heart Galleon? Those fearless enough will bear witness to some truly terrifying entertainment. So, prepare yourself for their live 'Ghost Ship of Nightmares' production show for an hour!
As part of their 2-for-1 admission offer, everyone attending Flamingo Land wearing full Halloween fancy dress will be eligible to enter their fiendish fancy dress competition.
After watching the Ghost Ship show in Plaza Square, you can also marvel at a spooktacular ten-minute feast of fireworks on both Wednesday 26th and Saturday 29th, accompanied by haunting melodies!

Visit Lightwater Valley for their annual Halloween spooktacular, Frightwater Valley from Thursday 27th - Sunday 30th October as a cloak of supernatural delight shrouds the theme park. All manner of creepy ghouls and beasties lurk within the Valley, so tread scarefully as they celebrate shocktober in style. You can chose from a whole host of mini, mega and ultimate scares but remember... the darker the night the scarier the fright! Check out their website for more details

There’s a gathering of ghosts, ghouls and other grisly spirits descending on Eureka! this Halloween from 22 to 31 October 2016, but don’t be too scared to visit as there will be a GhostBuster on hand too!
From Monday 24 to Friday 28 October Eureka! will be opening an hour early so visitors can really get into the spirit of Halloween from 9am right through to 5pm.
If you ain’t ‘fraid of no ghost, strap your proton pack on and join the Eureka! GhostBuster on a ghastly tour of the museum to track down (and hopefully capture) some ghouls. Visit the haunted Mansion to explore your spookier side and listen to scary(ish) stories, and get your grisly groove on with some truly terrifying dancing every single day this half term.
All blood-curdling activities are included in the price of admission and free to Eureka! Annual Pass holders!

If all these terrifying  goings on have given you an appetite, there's something spooky about Afternoon Tea this Halloween at the Earl of Doncaster! Fresh from the crypt they'll be serving hellish scones oozing with warm sticky jam and bone white cream. Crumbling tombstones of biscuit and icing accompany a scattering of chocolate grave dirt and an ectoplasmic mint sorbet.  Why not turn a fantastic evening into an incredible night with their Halloween special. For just £159 for two, enjoy a ghoulish Halloween afternoon tea, a haunting three course meal and fright with The Rocky Horror Experience, an overnight stay in the luxury four star art deco hotel and to calm your nerves in the morning, a gut expanding breakfast in the restaurant.