Halloween in Northumberland 2016

Published: Thursday 20th Oct 2016

Written by: The Grace Darling Holidays Team

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There are plenty of fun Halloween events for all ages to get involved in throughout the October half term and on October 31st.

Make your Halloween stay in Northumberland even more memorable by dressing up in your scariest costumes and taking the whole family out to celebrate the spookiest season of the year. Here is a guide to just some of the events happening in the North East this half term.

  • Now until Friday 4th November 2016

Catacombs 4D

Centre for Life

If you are feeling brave ahead of Halloween, you can experience Life’s Catacombs 4D Motion Ride. You can travel back to 19th century Paris where a mysterious darkness takes over the streets.

Discover a haunted ride that explores the famous cemetery that haunts the city and its inhabitants from beneath the ground. Feel every turn, twist, high and low as your seat moves in time to the 3D action on screen. Expect to be blasted with wind, smoke and water and even be prepared to smell the action.

Cost: Family £34, Adults £14, Children (ages 5 – 17) £8 and children (age 4 and under) free.

  • Saturday 22nd October  - Sunday 30th October 2016

Pumpkin Week

Belsey Hall Castle and Gardens

Follow the Pumpkin trail to find beautiful, elaborate hand-carved pumpkins hiding around the gardens. If you have been inspired, join the professionally led pumpkin-carving workshops to create your own sculptures to take home.

This event will run from 11:00am to 5:00pm and will cost £2.80 for a family day ticket.

  • Friday 28th October

Batty about Halloween


Get your pumpkins ready and have a go at batty Halloween crafts to celebrate Wild about Gardens Week.

This event will be inside but dress appropriately for the weather. All materials will be provided, including pumpkins. This event is aimed at children aged 5 – 12.

This event will take place between 9:30 – 11:30.

  • Saturday 29th October

Spook Night


On Halloween Hexham will become a ghost town to host its popular Spook Night where families can enjoy a range of spooktacular activities. The town will be filled with the weird and the wonderful as witches, ghouls, shapeshifters and perhaps the odd mummy head to the town centre to join the fun. Face painting, competitions, a witches den, dance displays and storytelling ensure there’s plenty to occupy the whole family. Thrills are guaranteed as Beaumont Street and the market Place are transformed into a spooky funfair with a wide range of rides including, of course, the Ghost Train.

This Spook Night will run from 3:00pm until 9:00pm and the event is free to enter although some activities will have individual charges.

  • Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th October 2016

Terrible Tales

Woodhorn Museum & Northumberland Archives

Join professional storyteller Gary Cordingly to hear spine-tingling stories from Northumberland’s past. Gary has been searching for some of Northumberland’s scariest stories from the past using Northumberland Archives housed at Woodhorn Museum. Set in Woodhorn’s atmospheric colliery site, these stories will leave you scared, shocked and fearful all in one session.

The stories will be held at 10:30am, 11:30am, 1pm and 3pm on both days. This event is free.

  • Saturday 29th October  - Monday 31st October 2016

Halloween at Crook Hall

Crook Hall

Durham City’s oldest and spookiest house provides a perfect scary setting for what promises to be an eerie event of frightening fun. In the family Halloween sessions on October 30th and 31st, parents and children can trick and treat their way into the witches’ cauldron, hear ghost stories and take part in a spooky treasure hunt.

This event will run from 3:30pm until 5:30pm Saturday and Sunday and from 4pm until 6pm on Monday.

Price: Pre-booking is essential and ticket information and booking is available by contacting Crook Hall on 01913 848028.

The Grace Darling Holidays Team
The Grace Darling Holidays Team


Your team of holiday experts in Northumberland.


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