Saturday, 14 September 2019

Halloween & October Half Term Events 2019 in Northamptonshire

October half term will be here before you know it and Halloween with it.  I love Halloween and year on year more fabulous events are being released.  Pumpkin hunts, discos, pottery painting, farm trips and the growing in favour pick your own pumpkin (PYO) all in Northamptonshire (one Milton Keynes destination snuck in).  This Halloween/October Half term guide contains lots of events to keep the kids happy.

1. Boost Halloween Spooktakular
Saturday 26th October 6pm to 8pm £15 per person. Spooky games, dress up and of course bouncing!

2. Pumpkin Hunt - Castle Ashby
Saturday 26th October to Friday 1st November
10am to 2.39pm search for the pumpkins and receive a gift. £3 per child.  Normal garden admission applies. Online booking begins 16th September.

3. Riverside Hub
3 Halloween parties.  Saturday 19th and 26th and Thursday 31st.  Ticket prices £13 per child, £4 per adult and £2.50 per baby.

4. Hungry Horse - Lakeside
Spooky disco Friday 25th October 5 to 7pm

5. Autumn Fair & Halloween Event - Delapre Abbey
Saturday 26th October to Sunday 3rd November
11am to 4pm Family activities and crafts
31st October & 1st November family friendly Halloween outdoor trail in the gardens of Delapré Abbey.  Trail tickets – £3.50 each or family ticket £10 (2 adults, 2 children or 1 adult, 3 children)

6. Mini Meadows Farm
Creepy crawly event 20th October with Zoolab
19th to 31st October Pumpkin Patch (including pick your own) and carving pick your own. Use the mini wheelbarrows to get it back to the carving station & scoop out the seeds £3 per pumpkin.

7. Parklands Community Centre - Halloween Party SOLD OUT
Friday 25th October 7 to 10pm £2 per person

8. Pumpkin Hunt - Bell Plantation, Towcester, NN12 6GW
28th October to Friday 1st November
Follow the trail around the garden centre and win a prize. FREE event.

9. Kids Halloween Disco - Sunnyside Generous George
Thursday 31st October 6pm to 9pm
£3 per child entry fun, games and costume competition

10. Wicksteed Park - Kettering
They have not 1, not 2 but 3 Halloween events this year.
26th October Wicky's Little Monster Ball £6.50 children and £2.50 adults under 12 months free 12 - 2pm disco and games
19th October to 3rd November the Haunted House new for 2019 are you brave enough to enter the haunted house?
19th October to 3rd November Pumpkin Hunt find the pumpkins around the park to earn a treat or trick!

11. Stanwick Lakes - Spooky Scarecrow Lantern Walk
Wednesday 30th October 2 time slots 4.30 to 6.30pm and 5.30 to 7.30pm
£5.50 per person or £20 for 4 people. Walk is approx. 2k free parking pre booking required. Bring a torch.

12. Evenley Wood Garden - NN13 5SH
26th to 31st October 10am to 4pm are normal openly times. Late night openly 31st October only.  £6 per adult entry children free. Cash only.

Pumpkin carving, Halloween trail, torchlight terrors, Crafts, Tricks and treats, Magic School and face painting.

13. Halloween Lights Pottery Painting - The Sugar Mouse Earls Barton
Tuesday 29th October from 11am
Paint your own pottery Halloween light! Squash and cookie included. 3 years + and all children must be accompanied by an adult. 1 hour workshop. £8 per child. Book in store.

14. West Lodge Farm Park - Desborough
12th October to 2nd November
Pick your own pumpkin, Spooky walkway, Witch’s house tours, Spooky Tractor rides, Panto style ghost stories plus all of the usual farm activities.  Grab yourself a wheelbarrow and head to the pumpkin patch to pick your own & get that Instagram shot! They will cut the top off so you can scoop it out and carve. (Pumpkins are priced according to size)
27th October only
Search the grounds of the farm to find all of the ghosts, prizes for the winners then join us back in the new adventure play area to meet the ghosts and dance at our spooky disco. 

15. Haunted Halloween Abington Park Museum
Saturday 26th October 11am to 4pm
£3 per child.  Drop in no booking required.  Craft activities and witches brew!

16. Billing Aquadrome - Hallloween Half Term
20th to 31st October details to follow.  £5 per parked car.

17. Trick or Treat Halloween - Gold Starz Dance School NN8 2QH
Saturday 26th October 4pm to 6pm 
£4 per ticket an afternoon of Halloween mayhem!

18. Pumpkin Patch MK - MK19 6DG
Open 10am to 4pm October 12th & 13th and 19th to 31st.
Bale maze, barrel rides, food and pumkins!

19. Pumpkin Patch - Overstone Grange Farm
Pick your own pumpkin. SOLD OUT!

20. Canons Ashby - National Trust
1 October to 3 November for our Bat Trail.  Normal admission prices apply. On Halloween itself, 10.30-12 noon, join the children's creative writing workshop. Booking is necessary.

21. Stowe - National Trust
From 26 October to 3 November, 10am-4pm join the mystery tour of four haunted hamlets now lost to time. Can you find the clues to solve our creepy challenge?  Normal admission applies, £2 per trail helping to restore the gardens at Stowe. Dress up your little ghouls for this fun creepy trail.

22. Lyvden - National Trust
26th October to 3rd November 11am to 4pm Search the garden landscape for pumpkins on our Hallowe'en trail or see what's happening in our 'spooky' Family Den. Free event.  Normal admission prices apply.

23. Waddesdon Manor - National Trust
26th October to 3rd November 10am to 3pm Halloween trail, spooky treats to tickle your taste buds, and crafty activities for everyone to get involved with. Normal admission prices apply. Some additional charges apply. £5 per pumpkin carve, £3 per child for the terrifying trail.

24. Mill House Tea Rooms Halloween Spooktacular NN4 6LP
Thursday 31st October £3 per child adults free.  Hot dogs, apple bobbing, cupcake decorating, scariest costume competition.  Soup & bread on sale. Cash only event.

25. Beckets Park Pumpkin Hunt
31st October hunt for the pumpkins to win a prize £3 per entry. 4 to 7pm.

26. Halloween Cha Char Chimps party
1st November 10 to 11am The Elgar Centre NN5 4EN.  Ticketed event can be purchased via email or Northampton Chimps shows.

27. Sywell country park 
Saturday 12th October £2 per child

28. Northampton Active
31st October 6.30pm for 2 hours. White water rafting £40 per person. Over 12's only.

29. Fernie Fields Spooky Blast
31st October 10.30 to 1.30pm.

31. Halloween Play Day Kettering Market Place & Manor House Musuem Wednesday 30th October 10am to 3pm
Face painting, ghost train, circus of horrors, spooky storytelling, disco and musical games. FREE entry.
Other events are 29th Scary skull boxes 10.15am and 11.45am, 31st Spooky spectre mobiles 10.15am and 11.45am and 1st November Twisted tree decorations 10.15am and 11am £3 per child.

32. Slime Spook-Tacular at Weston Favell 30th October 11am to 3pm
The spooky house is open 26th October to 3rd November and is FREE to enter.

33. Northampton & Lamport Railway Halloween event Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th October
£5.50 an adult and £4.50 a child. Ride at night and you can buy a carved pumpkin when you leave.

34. Beckworth Emporium Halloween Skating Fun 26th October to 3rd November
Half term, half price! £8 adult and £6 child which includes your boots. £5 per push along penguin. Opens 10am daily.

35. Not for kids....Dr Fright's Halloween Night - Earls Barton
10th year spectaular. 17th October to 2nd November closed 21st & 28th.
Prices range from £16.95 to £26.  New fast passes have been introduced and range from £27,95 to £33.95. Plus new no scare ticket. Enter the arena and bar but you do not enter the maze.

36. Smith's Farm Shop Pick your own pumpkins 
Saturday, October 26 to Sunday, October 27 from 11am to 3pm. 


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