Thursday, 14 September 2017

October Half Term Halloween Fun 2017 - In & Around Northamptonshire

Cattows Farm
Heather, Leiceershire, LE67 2RF

Cattows PYO Pumpkin

Pick your own pumpkin farm.  Looks amazing with over 11, 150 seeds planted and 8+ varieties.  Pumpkins are available from early October.  Other activities will be available other details to follow.
You can meet & feed some of the animals & there is a tea room.
Open Monday to Saturday 9 - 5pm and 9 - 4pm on Sundays.
All our pumpkins are sold by weight. Typically an average size pumpkin would cost approximately £2-£3.50, with massive ones in the region of £8.

(I couldn't find one in Northamptonshire.  If you know of a PYO Pumpkin farm let me know).

West Lodge Rural Centre
Desborough, Kettering, NN14 2SH

West Lodge Rural Centre

Spooky half term 14th to 31st October.  Pumpkin carving (extra charge), Spooky walkway, Witch’s house tours, Spooky Tractor rides, Panto style ghost stories and all the normal farmyard fun.

Ghost hunt by torchlight: Saturday 28th October 6.00 - 8.30pm (separate event).

See website for all prices.

Mead Open Farm
Leighton Buzzard, LU7 9JH

Mead Open Farm

Freaky Funfest Fortnight from 17 October – 1 November.  Opens 10am last entry to the Farm will be 5pm, and the Farm will close at 6pm. Adult £12.95 and Child £11.95

Mini Meadows Farm
Northampton NN6 6HZ

Mini Meadows

Freaky Farm for Halloween (dates to be confirmed). Lovely little farm with large indoor sand pit and café.

£4 per adult and child. Under 2's free.  £2 per feed bucket. Opening hours 10am to 5pm.

Waddesdon Manor
Aylesbury, HP18 0JH

Waddeson Manor

Pumpkin carving and painting 21st to 27th October. 10am to 3pm.  £4 per child.  Normal admission applies.  They also have a spooky afternoon tea for kids (12noon to 5pm £10 per child must book) and creatures of the night trail. (10am to 3pm £2 per child).  Check website for all the details.

Castle Ashby
Northampton, NN7 1LQ

Castle Ashby

21st to 29th October 10am to 2pm
£2.50 per child and £5.00 for parking which includes admission.  This year it will be booking online only via our website to prevent over crowding. 
Follow the trail around the gardens to find the hidden pumpkins.  Find all the pumpkins to win a prize!

Evenley Woods
Evenley, Northamptonshire, NN13 5SH

Evenley Wood Gardens

From 25-29th October a Halloween extravaganza will take place in the woods. Venture through the woods and discover what is lurking in the undergrowth and hiding in the shadows?

For little ones go during the day for pumpkin carving and story telling.
On 28th & 29th October the wood garden will be extending its opening hours for a ghostly trail by torch light for an eerie evening of fun and ‘spookylumination’.

£5 adults.  Under 12 free and over 12 £1. Normal opening hours are 11am to 4pm.

Stanwick Lakes
Wellingborough, NN9 6GY

Stanwick Lakes

23rd to 30th Ocotber.  10 am to 4pm. Outdoor trail, creepy crafts and a lantern walk on 28th October 6-8pm (must book for this activity).  Normal parking charges apply and modest charge or donation for each activity.

Irchester Country Park
Wellingborough, NN29 7DL

21st to 31st Ocotber.  10.30 to 4pm. £2 per quiz sheet. Spooky creatures quiz.

This also applies to Fermyn Woods

Sywell Country Park
Northampton, NN6 0QX

Fri 27th Oct 10:30am - 3:30pm. Carve your own pumpkin to take home. £5 per pumpkin. Tools provided and assistance from an Education Ranger. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

This also applies to Barnwell Country Park 28th October 1pm.
And Brixworth Country Park Wed 25th Oct 10:30am - Thu 26th 3:00pm.  (event closed 12noon to 1.30 pm)

The above link gives all event details for Northamptonshire Country Parks.

Abington Park Musuem
Northampton, NN1 5LW

Abington Park Musuem

28th Ocotber 11am to 4pm.  Haunted Halloween £1 per child.

Wicksteed Park
Kettering, NN15 6NJ

Wicksteed Park

Wicky's little monsters ball.  Spooktacular dances and party games.  12 noon to 2pm.  £6 per child and £2 per adult.

Twinlakes Park
Melton Mowbray, LE13 1SQ


14th October to 5th November opens 10am.  Free pumpkin carving for every paying child, available from 11.30am – 3.30pm, no pre booking required. Meet Marty the friendly monster and enjoy all the usual rides and outdoor play areas. Also Xtreme Scream on selected nights (not for under 12's).

Adult & child over 108cm online price £11.99, toddler 95ch to 109cm £5.99 and under 95cm free.

National Trust

National Trust

Nearest to Northampton are Canons Ashby, Lyveden and Stowe.
They each have a Halloween activity.
Canons Ashby NN11 3SD Pumpkin trail from 7th October 10 am to 3pm
Lyveden PE8 5AT Halloween trail from 21st October 11 am to 4pm
Stowe MK18 5EQ Halloween trail from 21st October 10 am to 5pm

Canon's Ashby

Halloween fun at Lyveden October 2016

Adults Only
Dr Frights Halloween Nights
Earls Barton, Northamptonshire, NN6 0EP

Dr Frights

13th Ocotber to 31st Ocotber. Prices vary from £15.95 to £25 so check website for full details.

Walk through indoor horror attraction.  There are no age restrictions however all attractions are intense, contain gore and have been designed to scare! It is aimed at a teenage and adult audience. Not recommended for under 12's. Under 15's must be accompanied by an adult or guardian.

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