This Autumn we’ve worked with our partners Visit Leeds, Experience Wakefield and Visit Calderdale to bring you a round-up of some of the top Halloween activities happening across West Yorkshire. From horrible half-term activity to terrifying tours and fiendishly fun nights there is something to spook everyone big and small!


Ghoul School at Eureka! The National Children’s Museum

Join Beastie, Esme and a host of Eureka! characters as they present a range of fun Halloween themed activities and events just for you – from making potions to science busking, as well as spooky crafts and Ghoul School discos!

Make sure you book online in advance to guarantee your place in our Autumn festivities at Eureka!

When: 22 – 30 October 2022

Where: Eureka!, Halifax, HX1 2NE

How Much: Included in admission to Eureka!

How to Book: Book online

Spooky Shibden What dark and macabre secrets does Shibden Hall hold? What phantoms and beasts hide in the dark woods?

Join us, your guides to the ghastly, as we walk through the narrow and shadow-filled rooms of haunted Shibden as you listen to tales of terror and stories of the supernatural.

The Tour begins at the Lister Lion next to Shibden Hall. Please wear warm clothing as sections are outside. Not suitable for young children

When: 28th October 6pm

Where: Shibden Hall, Halifax, HX3 6XG

How Much: £11.37

How to Book: Places are limited. Online booking is essential.


Yorkshire Scare Grounds Scream Park

Yorkshire’s number 1 scream park and Halloween destination, Yorkshire Scare Grounds, is back for 2022! Designed to thrill, scare and entertain you with live actors, authentic sets, atmospheric lighting and sound, plus static and moving props. With 5 creepy new scare attractions and 2 horrifying scare zones, face your fears this October for a spine-chilling experience you won’t forget.

When: Selected days between Friday 7 and Monday 31 October, 6:30pm – 11pm
Where: Hell Lane, Heath, Wakefield, WF1 5SH
How Much: £21 – £23 per person

How to Book: Online

Wicked Wakey

This half-term, Wakefield BID is turning Wakefield city centre into the spooky centre of West Yorkshire with Wicked Wakey! Ride the Tiny Train of Terror and listen to the spooky stories, enjoy free face painting, selfie competitions, street entertainment, family workshops and lots more.

When: Friday 28 & Saturday 29 October, 10am-4pm

Where: Wakefield City Centre
How Much: Free!
How to Book: No booking required, just drop in


The Wizards are Coming

Witches and Wizards will take over the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway for three days during the October Half-Term. Come along and take part in a magical and mischievous adventure. As you travel through the Worth Valley by rail, keep an eye out because the wandering magician may unexpectedly appear at your table and dazzle you with amazing magic tricks.

When: 25 – 27 October, the first train departs Oxenhope at 10:00, with services running until 1600
Where: Keighley & Worth Valley Railway, BD22 8NJ

How Much: One child (aged 5-15) in magical fancy dress will enjoy a half-price ticket when accompanied by an adult with a Day Rover ticket.

How to Book: Advance tickets Online

Halloween Half Term Family Fun & Fangs on Film

Experiment with spooky science, discover how special effects can bring weird and wonderful creatures to life and get hands-on with interactive activities for the whole family at the National Science + Media Museum in Bradford this October half term.

For adults who love a good scare from the comfort of a plush cinema seat. Sink your teeth into a host of classic vampire flicks with Pictureville Cinema’s specially curated Halloween season "Fangs on Film”.

When: 22-30 October

Where: National Science + Media Museum, Bradford, BD1 1NQ
How Much: Half Term Family Fun – Free / Fangs on Film from £8.50
How to Book:  Book Free Museum Admission - Halloween Half Term Family Fun Online  and Fangs on Film at the Pictureville Cinema.

Enjoy a terrifyingly fun day out this Halloween in Bradford District.  Find out more at:



Halloween Hauntings at Temple Newsam

Discover the blue lady and the ghostly residents of Home Farm and Temple Newsam House during the spooky week of Halloween half term. Hear terrifying tales about the history of the estate and the ghosts and ghouls who creep through the corridors in the dead of night!

Go along in your creepiest costumes.

When: 23-31 October

Where: Temple Newsam Road, Leeds, LS15 0AE
How Much: £4.30-£19.00
How to Book:  Book  Admission  Online 


Keighley and Worth Valley Railway
Steam Railway
Keighley and Worth Valley Railway

The Keighley & Worth Valley Railway is a heritage railway that was reopened in 1968 and runs from Keighley to Oxenhope through beautiful Brontë country. Board our steam train and enjoy the sound of the engine climbing the steep sides of the valley, while great clouds of steam and smoke add drama to the scene. The five-mile journey is a powerful reminder of our industrial heritage and a unique way of enjoying the beautiful countryside immortalised by Charlotte, Emily, and Anne Brontë.

National Science and Media Museum (Temporarily Closed)
Child playing in mirror maze in Wonderlab © Science Museum Group

Please note that the museum will temporarily be closed until 2025 to allow for some exciting new exhibitions. The National Science and Media Museum, in the heart of Bradford, explores the science and culture of light and sound technologies and their impact on our lives.

Pictureville at NSMM (Temporarily Closed)

Pictureville - Cubby Broccoli - IMAX Cinemas operated in partnership with Picturehouse national cinema group.



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