Things that go BUMP in Yorkshire!

Written by: Elmtree Press

Things that go Bump in Yorkshire!

There are lots of things that go Bump! In Yorkshire over Halloween.  Are you brave enough to visit our fabulous local attractions to be scared out of your wits?!  Here are a few of our favourite places to have a screamingly good day (or night) out!

Visit Barley Hall this autumn and discover the weird and wonderful creatures of the medieval imagination and their uses in the magic and protective charms. Barley Hall, once home to monks and a Lord Mayor, will welcome creatures that would have served a purpose in medieval medicine, charms and protective spells. Discover the truth be-hind the power of eye of newt or venom of snake in the world of magic in the Middle Ages.
This is your chance to get hands on with history and discover the magnificent beasts of the medieval period.

Come along to Dalby Forest for their Fear in the Forest event on Wednesday 31st October 2018, and meet a rogue's gallery of despicable characters who will guide you through the depths of Dalby Forest. Dastardly plots will be threaded together by twisted storytellers gift-ed in the dark arts of horror and suspense! In conjunction with Lady Lumley's School.
Meet in the Visitor Centre and get up close and personal with live bugs and bats, or try your hand at some creepy crafts. Walks start at 5.30pm and run every 10 minutes – last walks leaves at 8.00pm. All walk times must be booked on line at
Dalby cafe will be open as normal but will be serving burgers, hotdogs and soup from 3pm-7pm.
Warm clothing and sturdy footwear is advised. Fancy dress optional.

Frequent trains will run during the daytime (Saturday and Sunday)  at Embsay and Bolton Abbey Steam Railway and all with decorations and excitement!
What’s happening?
•    Owl and Hawk display located at Embsay Station.
•    Free face painting
•    Witch hunt set up around the railway
•    Fancy dress competition

Flamingoland are inviting you to join their spooktacular Halloween Half-Term event starting on 13th October - 4th November. They have ‘The Greatest Show’ live in concert, alongside Peter Rabbit’s Pumpkin Trail, fancy dress competitions, firework displays on selected days and lots more!  To celebrate this fantastic event they are also offering a 2-FOR-1 fancy dress admission offer, which is available online only ! To download your voucher  Visit and use the promotional code SPOOKY18. This voucher entitles you to one free standard admission when you purchase one standard admis-sion, as long as at least one of you is wearing full Halloween fancy dress.

The Forbidden Corner is hosting a Halloween Week from 27th Oct to 5th November  There will be a Halloween Quiz running throughout the week with prizes for finding lost bones throughout the gardens. On Wednesday 31st there is a Fancy Dress Competition with prizes for the best costume

Join the Kirklees Light Railway this October half term for spooky shenanigans, slimy story-telling & creepy crafts! These activities will be based at Shelley Station & are FREE to those holding valid day tickets for the railway. Make sure the kids visit in their most frightful fancy dress costumes between 27 October & 4 November and they'll travel for HALF PRICE - that's just £2.75 per child! Taking place daily throughout the half term, the howling Half Term Horrors activities will close slightly early on Sat 28 Oct & Sun 29 Oct to allow for the set up of those evenings' ghastly Ghost Trains.

Wrap up warm and be ready for some spooky goings on around Burnby Hall and  Gardens. Autumnal enjoyment for all the family.

Lightwater Valley is set to be transformed into ‘Frightwater Valley’ as part of its spooky Hal-loween celebrations. The North Yorkshire theme park will be hosting a series of spooktacular events and activities designed to appeal to visitors of all ages. From family-friendly scares to truly terrifying encounters there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Visitors can also join in the frightful fun as part of the Halloween Fancy Dress Competition which will be taking place on the Lightwater stage between 3pm-3.30pm each day.

Halloween Scream Express is happening at the North Bay Railway. As part of the week long themed Halloween event they will have some spine chilling special trains running. The Hal-loween Express will depart from Peasholm for a spooky return train ride to Scalby Mills. An-yone who is in fancy dress will get a prize (including adults)

Halloween is coming to… North Yorkshire Moors Railway!
Join them on board the Halloween Train, which will take you and your family on a spooky journey this Halloween! Children and their scaredy-cat grown-ups will love meeting their sil-ly, spectacular and sometimes spooky cast of storytellers. Hear their ghoulish tales, join in with their scary songs and be prepared for moments of magic. This will be an evening of Steam & Scream!

Explore the ocean depths to discover the spooky creatures that lurk beneath the waves. Find the missing magic ingredients around SEA LIFE Scarborough to help the Sea witch cast her spell and claim your reward at an exclusive meet and greet!Long ago, Zara was a regular witch who lived on the land. She soon fell in love with the ocean and all the amazing creatures inside, but also saw how people mistreated the seas. She decided to cast a spell, and turned herself into a Sea witch. With all of her magical powers; she swims the seas, looking after the weird and wonderful creatures of the ocean, but also casting curses on those who would mistreat the seas.This Halloween, Zara has brought her magic to SEA LIFE, but she has a problem. On her watery travels she has come across a treasure chest, but needs a special set of ingredients in order to cast her “Spell of Unlocking”. If you help her, she will even share the treasure in-side!Head through the attraction to discover the ingredients, and find out all about the weird-er creatures of the Sea that Zara loves to play with. Don’t forget, Zara loves those who do what they can to help the seas, but for those who mistreat the oceans and the creatures inside, she might just turn your nose into a barnacle!

Decipher spooky clues as you explore a series of creative scenes in the woodland walk at Burton Agnes Hall

It’s no secret that they love Halloween at The York Dungeon. In fact, they love it so much, that each year they become the Home of Halloween, and the best place to get all the scares, laughs and excitement throughout the whole of October. You can expect late openings, fami-ly events, new shows, lots of decorations and pumpkins and lots more including “Hide and Shriek”

This October, York's SHOCKolate Story will be celebrating the scariest time of year with a terrifying-ly fun Trick or Treat walking tour. Brave children can test their nerve as the tour weaves its way through York’s ancient streets. Ghoulish Count Fectionery and the ghastly Miss Terry will be weav-ing terrifying tales, handing out spooky samples and causing plenty of mischief along the way.  The histories of some ghastly giants of confectionery will be revealed, such as “Kit Bat”, “Terry’s All Ghould” and “Rowntree’s Fright Pastilles”.Children and big kids alike are encouraged to come along in their best Halloween fancy dress. There will be as competition for the best costume running throughout the week, with the winner receiving a super-secret prize! The tour starts at St An-drewgate, just across from the attraction and runs from 20th – 31st October.

Come to the Ripon Workhouse Museum this half term and meet their ghosts! Follow stories of their friendly ghosts through the museums, make ghostly finger puppets and meet Punch's witchy mother-in-law during their Punch & Judy performances. Bake Soul Cakes, the Victo-rian trick or treat and have fun during All Hallow's Eve. Their popular Hallowe'en Party will be on Wednesday 31st October 5pm-7pm - games, best costume competition and Corridor of Terror. Witches, ghosts, vampires and little monsters welcome!

Join in the fun this October half term at RHS Harlow Gardens, if you dare? Follow a spooky trail around the garden, listen to grizzly tales from the garden detectives and take part in creepy crafts & outdoor workshops. Normal garden admission.

Journey through Mother Shipton’s Enchanted Forest to break the Witch’s curse. Come in your best Halloween costumes for the daily costume competition at 2pm. Actors will be sta-tioned as characters in the park to interact with children and help families complete a themed adventure trail. Fun for all the family every day Saturday 27th October to Sunday 4th No-vember

Wrap up warm and be ready for some spooky goings on around Burnby Hall and Gardens Gardens. Autumnal enjoyment for all the family!