Some of you are just kicking off your half term, some of you are already halfway through it. Whichever camp you’re in, there’s one thing we are all looking forward to and that’s Halloween! After playing down all celebrations last year, we’re ready to get spooky – safely of course.

From events to activities, Halloween is creeping up on us but there is still plenty of time left this half term to organise some fang-tastic fun for the whole family to enjoy.

We’ve picked a selection of the county’s events, from ghost tours and adventures to creepy historic locations and spooky-themed parties and workshops, as well as put together some activities for you to try at home this half term.

Events

Lincoln BIG Ghost Bus Tour | October 23rd at Lincoln Cathedral from 6pm
Take a Halloween Ghost Tour on the sightseeing bus this October for a frightful Halloween journey past the city’s landmarks. Join local ghost expert, Karen Crow as they guide you through Lincoln by bus and tell the stories of Lincoln’s haunted past. Hear of the executed prisoners in Lincoln Castle that lurk around the castle walls, the phantoms that cause mischief in the city’s historic public houses and footsteps heard crossing the empty stages of Lincoln’s theatres. Tours suitable for all ages, however, no concession tickets are available as seats will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. Tickets £9 per person. Find out more here.

Spooky Tots | October 27th and 28th at Normanby Hall Country Park at 10.30am
Do you have a little ghoulie at home? Join us on a woodland wander and fill your treasure baskets with pinecones and autumn leaves. Join in with crafts to make creations to take home and listen to stories and sing spooky songs. £5 per child, suitable for under 5s. Advanced booking is required here.

Make a Clay Pumpkin | October 27th at The Steel Rooms in Brigg at 1pm
A popular workshop for Halloween, make a witch or wizard figure and add stars and extras – maybe a cauldron or lots of stars. £14 per child. Find out more and book here.

Halloween Sounding Special with Laura | October 28th at Hull Truck Theatre at 10.30am
This friendly and fun group is suitable for all ages and abilities to enjoy and is led by the talented Music Laura! This session has a Halloween theme and is child friendly – with everyone encouraged to come dressed up in a spooky costume! £3 per young person, parents and carers are free, and siblings are welcome but will need a ticket too. Book here.

The Viking Centre Halloween Party | October 29th at The Viking Resource Centre Barton-upon-Humber at 5pm
Join the team at the Viking Centre for their biggest Party of the Year – a Spooky Spectacular of Halloween Fun, Food and Games! There will be prizes for the best costumes and lots of party games and prizes. Find out more here.

Spooky Science, Spells, Spiders and Slime | October 29th at North Lincolnshire Museum, Scunthorpe at 4pm
From spooky science experiments, witches, magic, and wand making to interesting creatures you can meet and handle, Lion Learners are running several workshops. An exclusive event with a maximum of 20 tickets per time slot. Tickets £5 each and both parents and children need their own ticket. Choice of time slots between 4pm and 7pm and your ticket will last for 1 hr and 30 mins. A spooky guide will accompany you to the workshops too.

Spooky Screenings | October 29th to 31st at Kinema in the Woods, Woodhall Spa
This Halloween weekend all of your favourite ghoulishly glorious movies are showing at Kinema in the Woods, Hocus Pocus on 28th and 31st and the Witches on 29th. Tickets are selling out fast so be quick to book here. Tickets from £6.50.

Halloween Party | October 30th at Burringham Village Hall, Scunthorpe from 5pm
Young witches and ghouls, zombies & wolves, your presence is required at the Burringham Village Hall for a frightening good time. Prizes will be given to the best dressed for monsters aged 5 and under and between 6-and 11-year-olds. We will also be rewarding the best carved pumpkin. Tickets £3 per child and £1 per adult. Find out more here.

Fear Island Firework Display | October 30th at Fantasy Island, Skegness, 11am-6pm
Head to Island Beach  this Halloween for a Spooktacular all-day event – are you brave enough? The day will finish with a fireworks display after sunset. Find out more here.

Halloween Special | October 31st at Lincolnshire Wolds Railway, Aldborough at 1pm
Love Halloween? Jump aboard the scariest train ride of the year at the Lincolnshire Wolds Railway. Visit them in your best Halloween costumes, adults and children, and bring your best carved pumpkins. If you make it safely to North Thoresby, jump off to join in with a platform dance, we all love a good dance to The Time Warp. Onboard entertainment is included with your ticket, no booking required – just turn up on the day. Seats in entertainment coach(s) may fill up depending on demand, therefore subject to seat availability. For anyone of a nervous disposition or those planning on bringing young children, please be aware loud, atmospheric music and our actors will be on board these coaches to make you jump. There will be quiet coaches too. First Train: 1.45pm, and then every hour with the last train leaving at 4.45pm. Tickets from £4 can be purchased on the day at the ticket office. Click here for more information.

Activities

Family story time with Julia Donaldson | Always a favourite, sit back with the kids, watch and read along with Julia Donaldson’s classic, Room on the Broom. Full of witches, dragons and spells, this is the perfect story to settle down with this Halloween. Watch here.

Skeleton Dance Off | Host your own dance competition and see who has the scariest moves with the help of You Tube. Dance along with Spooky Scary Skeletons right here.

Mummy bandage race | Take the classic sack-race and mummify it! Wrap everyone’s legs together with toilet paper (or crepe paper) and try to get across the finish line without ripping your mummified legs to win! Great no matter your age, a fun activity for all the family indoors or out.

Pop Zombie’s Eye in its Socket | A child-friendly version of beer pong, decorate your ping-pongs to look like Zombie eyes and replace the alcohol with Halloween candy – hey presto, a fun and fantastic Halloween game. Set up a pyramid of cups at both ends of a table and bounce you Zombie Eyes into each socket to win some candy.

Pumpkin carving | And, of course, there’s no point fixing something that isn’t broken – pumpkin carving is still our favourite way to get into the spooky spirit. To make a game out of it, you could buy slightly smaller pumpkins, and pull suggestions of what to carve out of a hat. Give everyone 10 minutes to make it and award prizes for the best designs.

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