I have just booked my youngest two children tickets to a Halloween party in our village and now that they are 3 and 4 I think that they are at the age where they will get into the spirit of Halloween. I have been looking at events in or around Newcastle that are on for families this Halloween and thought I would share them in case you are still looking for some ideas. I have also included an event for teens and one for adults too.
1.) Spooky Night at the Museum - Discovery Museum Newcastle
On Friday the 27 October 2017 between 5pm - 7pm the Discovery Museum in Newcastle is hosting a spooky night at the museum. The event is best suited to children aged 7 and under and sounds like lots of fun. There will be a fancy dress competition, Bewitching tales, creepy crafts, Ghoulish games, 'Bugs and stuff' animal handling and even a Devilish disco.
Tickets must be pre-booked as it is set to be a popular event, tickets are priced at £6 per child aged 1 and over (babies under 1 are free) and adults are £2. Full details about this event and tickets can be booked at www.discoverymuseum.org.uk
2.) Mister Twister's Not So Scary Halloween Show - Whitley Bay Playhouse
On Monday 23rd October 2017 (half term week) at 10am Mister Twister will be having a Not So Scary Halloween show at Whitley Bay Playhouse. This looks like a great show for young children and I know that my own children would love this as they are really into magic-type shows.
Tickets cost £10 per child with adults going free or £8 per child if two or more tickets are bought at once. Tickets can be bought from the Playhouse website
3.) Halloween Spooktacular at Frighthouse Farm - Whitehouse Farm Morpeth
During October half-term week - 21st-29th October Whitehouse farm in Morpeth will turn into Frighthouse Farm. Young children will love visiting the farm and seeing all the animals and the added Halloween activities (to be announced) are sure to get them into the Halloween spirit.
Full details can be found at www.whitehousefarmcentre.co.uk
4.) Alnwick Castle Halloween Week
During October half term Alnwick castle will be hosting a Halloween week from the 21st to the 29th October 2017. Each day they will have a different spooky event on from Gothic birds of prey, spooky trails, and broomstick training. All events are included with normal admission prices, check website for a full list of events.
You could also visit Alnwick Gardens who also have Halloween events planned such as wand and potion making and even a Halloween scare zone for teens & adults to enjoy. Check www.alnwickgardens.com for details.
5.) Stephenson Railway Museum Halloween Special
On Sunday 29th October between 11am - 3pm Stephenson Railway Museum in North Tyneside will be hosting a Halloween special event. There will be a witch hunt and Halloween games, crafts and activities set up around the museum and children are encouraged to dress up in spooky costumes. Entry is free to the museum but a small fee will apply to ride on the heritage steam train which will be decorated. Full details can be found at www.stephensonrailwaymuseum.org.uk
6.) Little Monsters at Wyevale Garden Centre Gosforth
Wyevale garden centre at Gosforth Park (formally known as Peter Barrets to us locals) has a host of Halloween events on over October half-term. We attended an Easter event a few years ago and my children loved it. They have Haunted Heather Planting, Spooky Spider Finger puppet making and Pumpkin carving all costing just £2.50 per child with the option of adding child and adult meals onto your booking. They even have a Halloween party (tickets cost £7.50 with dinner included).
Tickets need to be pre-booked and you can buy tickets and view full details of these events at Wyevale Gosforth
7.) Pumpkin Trail at Woodhorn Museum Northumberland
From Saturday 21st October until Sunday 29th October 2017 Woodhorn Museum near Ashington, Northumberland will be hosting a Pumpkin Trail. Children can pick up a trail sheet when they arrive and see if they can find all the pumpkins that are hiding around the museum. They have a suggested donation of £1 and you just turn up with no need to book.
8.) Tanfield Railway Ghost Train
Tanfield railway in County Durham is hosting a Ghost train event on Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th October at various times throughout the day. They will have a spooky looking train to ride on, gruesome games and fangtastic food and drinks to try. The event is suitable for all ages but be warned as the darker it is the spookier it gets.
Tickets need to be pre-booked and cost £13 per person (under 3s are free) for full details and to book visit www.tanfield-railway.co.uk
9.) Pumpkin Week at Belsay
From Saturday 21st to Sunday 29th October 2017 from 11am to 5pm Belsay Hall and gardens in Northumberland will be hosting a Pumpkin week. They will have a spooky trail around the grounds and some creepy crafts to join in with. Full details can be found at www.english-heritage.org.uk
10.) Brockbushes Mine Shaft Thirteen & The Pumpkin Robbery Events
Brockbushes in Corbridge Northumberland will be hosting a spooky mine shaft 13 event from Thursday 19th to Tuesday 31st October. Travel down this forgotten mine shaft and find out about 13 hauntings in this scary-sounding event that is the biggest Halloween attraction in the North. It for over 13s only and tickets must be pre-booked and cost £13 each.
They will also be hosting a children's event called the Pumpkin Robbery from Saturday 21st October until Sunday 29th October. Children can go on tractor rides, watch live puppet shows, visit the maze and they also get a free pumpkin. This event costs £10 per child (adults are free) and needs to be pre-booked.
You can find out more and book tickets to the Brockbushes events at www.brocksbushes.co.uk
11.) Grainger Market Ghost Hunt
Adults can go on a spooky ghost hunt at Newcastle's Grainger Market in the city centre on Saturday 28th October 2017. You can join in with an evening of paranormal investigation and ghost hunting and get to use the paranormal equipment. Tickets need to be re-booked and cost £30.32 per person. Full details and booking details can be found at www.12paranormal.co.uk
What spooky events will you be attending this Halloween? I would love to know in the comments below.