If you’re looking for some fang-tastic inspiration for things to do, we’ve rounded up some of the best events for you and your little monsters.
5. Halloween at HMS Trincomalee, Hartlepool, October 28 - 31
A Halloween Spooktacular takes place at National Museum of the Royal Navy Hartlepool from October 29 - 31. Creepy crafts take place from 11.30am to 3.30pm on October 29, 30 and 31. Create your own creepy bookmark so that you can keep your place in your latest spooky story book. You can also make bats, vampires and maybe some owls too. There will also be spooky storytelling on October 28 from 11am to 4pm. A storyteller will be on site to share spooky stories of witches and ghosts from the North East's lesser known folk tales. All activities are included with a general admission, membership or return ticket. Under 5s go free.
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6. Halloween at Alnwick Garden, Northumberland
There will be a family fun filled Ghoulish Garden at Alnwick Garden with spooky trails, creepy crafts and frights galore. The trail is designed to take families around The Garden in search of spooky creatures. They’ll stumble across tombs and skeletons and many more Halloween spooks. Join budding artists as they craft wands and potions to protect you this Halloween. Highlights are: Wand Making - 19th, 21st, 23rd, 25th, 27th, 29th and 31st October (these wands are made with live willow, to plant when you get home). Potion Making - 20th, 22nd, 24th, 26th, 28th and 30th October. Pumpkin Carving (26th - 31st October) - 11-1130am, 12-12:30pm, 130-2pm, 230-3pm. £5 per pumpkin.
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7. Arbuthnot & Pals’ Wizarding Adventure, Customs House, South Shields, October 30 to November 1
Arbuthnot & Pals’ Wizarding Adventure is at Customs House, South Shields, from October 30 to November 1. After their success in ‘Adventures in Oz’ Arbut and Pals are back. Arbuthnot and his cousin Dennis receive letters telling them that they are wizards. They travel to a magical castle but will they ﬁt in, in this strange new land. Featuring plenty of audience interaction, songs and dancing this is the perfect October half-term treat for kids of all ages. Tickets are £8.50.
Photo: Customs House
8. Family Fright Night, Burnopfield, County Durham
The organisers of the North East’s biggest scream park are proving that Halloween doesn’t have to be scary, with a special event for the whole family this month. 700 Acres Ltd has unveiled plans for its Family Fright Fest, at Lintz Hall Farm, Burnopfield, with a packed programme of activities for children of all ages. Little ones can head to the spooky tales tipi, visit the pumpkin patch to pick out their own, make some Halloween-themed treats at the arts and crafts tipi and enjoy a range of fairground rides. A giant yurt will be home to the farm’s very own wizard school, where visitors can take part in broomstick training and make their own wands, and the iScream attraction will host a family-friendly maze throughout the day. The Family Fright Fest takes place from 11am to 4.30pm on 19, 20, 26, 27 and 31 October. Children under two go free, with tickets costing £7 for those aged two to 12 and £10 for anyone over the age of 13. A family pass for two adults and two children is also available, priced at £29.
Photo: 700 Acres Ltd