Hallowscream at York Maze

Get ready to embrace the eerie atmosphere and delve into the mysterious history of York this Halloween season. With its ancient architecture, cobbled streets, and rich history, York provides the perfect backdrop for a spine-chilling celebration. Whether you’re a local or a visitor, here’s a guide to some hauntingly good activities and spooky things to do in York this Halloween.

Ghost Walks and Tours:

York is renowned for its ghostly tales and haunted locations. Join one of the many guided ghost walks or tours that take you through the city’s dark alleys and historic sites. From the Shambles to the York Minster, these tours are led by expert storytellers who will send shivers down your spine with tales of the city’s haunted past.

Haunted Pub Crawl:

Combine two great loves – history and good spirits – with a haunted pub crawl. York boasts numerous historic pubs, some of which are said to be haunted. Enjoy a drink while hearing chilling stories of the supernatural. Keep an eye out for special Halloween-themed events at these establishments.

Visit the York Dungeon:

For an interactive and theatrical experience, head to the York Dungeon. This immersive attraction takes you on a journey through York’s dark past, complete with live actors, special effects, and spine-tingling stories. Expect a few surprises along the way!

Pumpkin Picking and Carving:

Get into the Halloween spirit by visiting a local pumpkin patch. Once you’ve picked out the perfect pumpkin, bring it to life with your best carving skills. Many places offer pumpkin carving events and competitions, making it a fun and spooky activity for all ages. Here are a few of the places you can pumpkin pick this October:

🎃 Castle Howard
🎃 Yorkshire Pumpkins
🎃 Piglets Adventure Farm
🎃 Spilmans Farm, Thirsk
🎃 Berts Barrow, Selby
🎃 Murton Park (Pumpkin carving event)
🎃 Balloon Tree
🎃 Pop Up Patch, Sutton-on-the-forest
🎃 Park Farm, Howden

Hallowscream at York Maze:

If you’re a thrill-seeker, don’t miss Hallowscream at York Maze. This popular Halloween event features haunted attractions, scare zones, and live entertainment. With mazes and experiences designed to terrify, it’s an adrenaline-pumping way to celebrate the spooky season.

Witches and Wizards Experience:

Step into the magical world of witches and wizards with a themed experience. Some venues in York offer special events where you can learn about the history of magic, try your hand at potion-making, and immerse yourself in a world of enchantment.

Halloween Film Nights:

For a more relaxed but still spooky evening, attend a Halloween film night. Some venues host screenings of classic horror movies, creating a nostalgic atmosphere perfect for enjoying the season. Check local event listings for outdoor screenings or special film events.

And just a few more specific events with dates for you to add to your calendar:

– Seance Halloween Show at the York Dungeon which finishes on the 6th of November
– York BID’s Ghost in the Gardens which runs until the 7th of November
– Hallowscream at the York Maze which runs until the 6th of November
– Dorian Deathly: A Night of Face-Melting Horror at Theatre@41 which runs until the 31st of October
– The Little York Ghost Hunt (24th-27th October)
– Trick or treat chocolate bar workshop at York’s Chocolate Story which ends the 31st of October
– Ghost walks such as the Bloody Mary tour, and York’s Ghost bus tour (please check their websites for dates and availability)
– The Graveyard Grimoire at The Mansion House (24th to 30th October)
– October Light Spectacular at North Yorkshire Moors Railway (22nd to 30th October)
– Little Peasants City Walking Tour with The York Dungeon (22nd to 30th October)
– Halloween on the City Cruise boats runs until the 31st of October
– Stately Superstitions: Eerie Encounters at the Castle (21st to 23rd, 28th to 31st October)

As the nights grow longer and a chill creeps into the air, York transforms into a city filled with ghostly tales and haunted history. From chilling ghost walks to immersive experiences and pumpkin-filled adventures, there’s something for everyone in York this Halloween. Embrace the spookiness, gather your bravest friends, and get ready for a hauntingly good time in one of England’s most historic and atmospheric cities. Happy Halloween!

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