Avant Garde Dance and The Place present Fagin’s Twist
The streets are grim, and fairy-tale endings are hard to find… Oliver Twist is unraveled and exploded in this edgy hip-hop dance reworking of the classic story. With a trip-hop soundtrack, breakdancing, drama, greed and ambition, this is the story you definitely haven’t seen yet. Ages 8+. £7.50 adult / £2.50 child.
Teatr Atofri present the UK premiere of Mr. Satie
Enter a world made of paper with Mr. Satie. An interactive theatre show for children of all ages. Play games, solve mysteries and riddles, and see the everyday transformed into something magical. Ages 0+. £3 child / Adult Free.
Gary Starr productions present Jungle Book
With plenty of singing, dancing and fabulous costumes, come and rumble in the jungle with this stage version of the classic story. Ages 2+. Adult £5 / Child £2.50.
*BSL interpreted performance, **relaxed performance
The Herd and Hull Libraries present Slime
SQUISH, SQUELCH and PLAY your way through this funny show for little ones and their big people. Ages 0+. Child £3 / Adult Free
*Pay what you feel, **Relaxed performance
Milk Presents present Bullish
Based on the Greek myth of Theseus and the Minotaur, you’ll meet a group of dreamers and rebels hoping to blag, pass and gamble their way out of the Labyrinth where the Minotaur lives alone. Then Theseus arrives, determined to kill the creature against all odds – but will he succeed? And at what cost? A story about power, love, and NOT taming the beast within. Ages 12+. £5 adult / £2.50 child
Tickets for all shows are available on the Back to Ours website here.
Runs 27th October to 4th November, 11am-4pm.
Who dares to visit Burton Agnes Hall’s Spooky Woodland Trail? If you are feeling brave this half term, why not venture over to Burton Agnes Hall and take part in their spooky woodland trail?
Every Halloween, fearless visitors are welcomed to an eerie hunt round the Hall’s atmospheric woodland, where clues are hidden amidst dramatic and creative spooky Halloween scenes, with a skeleton bride and groom and flying witches new for 2018 to name just a few! Once the entire puzzle has been solved, a treat awaits in the Gift Shop.
After the thrill of the spooky woodland trail, visitors can relax in the comfort of the courtyard and enjoy homemade meals, light bites and indulgent treats in the café, while the courtyard shops will be brimming with original gifts and seasonal and Yorkshire-made produce. Visitors can also choose from a range of home grown plants, propagated from the gardens.
During the weekend of the 27th and 28th October join Burton Agnes Hall for an Autumn Festival. The festival will offer delicious local produce, locally crafted beer, cider and gin to enjoy at the festival or take home for later and a huge selection of unique, hand crafted gifts and crafts. Fabulous live music will play throughout the weekend under the canopy of festival music tent including the ukulele Assembly Line, the Tuba Dudes and many more!
The spooky Halloween woodland trail runs from 27th October to 4th November and is designed for all the family to enjoy. There is no extra charge for the trail: admission is included in the normal Gardens price and is free for Burton Agnes Hall members.
Admission prices: Adults £7.00, Seniors £6.50, Children (4-15 years) £4.00, Under 4s free. For more info see their website here.
Calling all witches, devils, cats and bats! Mess Around’s creepy, crawly, gruesome Spooktacular party has landed. Little ones can mix, pour, dig and explore, from ghostly mud to gory goo. Hear their cackles of delight as they get ghoulishly messy. So don’t be haunted by messy play, simply come along and mess around and leave the cleaning up to us!
3 events in our region for Halloween –
The event is suitable for children aged 6 months (or sitting unaided) to 5 years old. What makes us special is everyone is welcome to join in including older siblings up to the age of 10, who can participate in the Big Kids Create & Make Corner which include Arts, Crafts and Junk modelling activities to keep them busy! Please bring a towel and a change of clothes.
Oink Oink! Piglets Adventure Farm offers a fantastic family day out, packed with exciting attractions and buckets of fun. With lots of spooky attractions and a free pumpkin for every child, there’s so much family fun at Pumpkin Festival (every weekend in October and every day from 27th October to 4th November).
NEW for 2018, from the Monster Mash to the Witchy Wiggle show off your best moves at Boogie Bones end of day Laser Disco! Dare to enter spook-tacular Mischief Manor, get stuck in with Pumpkin Carving, take on the Mysterious Maize Maze Challenge or take a ride to the Pumpkin Patch where you can take your pick from over 10,000 home grown pumpkins! The Magic Hatter will be appearing as his wizard alter-ego, in two spellbinding 30 minute magic shows every day over half term! Help the Hatter hatch a dragon egg, float a phoenix feather, mix magical potion ingredients and much more in these fun-filled family shows.
PLUS ALL THE USUAL ADVENTURE FARM FUN! For more info visit their website here
Get ready this Hulloween for an experience that is packed full of frightfully brilliant entertainment for all ages. From wizard workshops to live rock tribute Women in Rock, we’ll be keeping the whole family entertained. Book direct at poferries.com or call 0800 1300030.
Sailing from Hull on the 31st October. Tickets from £79 per person.
Halloween is coming to Saramique Studio and we have a fantastic range of ‘scare-amic’ pottery for you and your monsters to paint! You know how excitable we get about this time of year, and we love decorating the studio up to match our seasonably scary mood! You can come along anytime in the run up to the school holiday or during half term, to paint in our main studio.
You will find Halloween pots, pre-Xmas teasers, non-seasonal pots…not forgetting delicious drinks and treats!
Our themed kid’s Halloween events are booking up quickly and are held in our upper floor rooms (events don’t effect your studio painting sessions) – you can find more info about that on our website or social media pages.
Children’s Petrifying Pumpkin Hunt & Halloween Experience: 27th October to 4th November 2018, 10am – 5pm. CLOSED MONDAYS.
Do you dare to explore the darker side of Sledmere these half term holidays? Join in during the half term for a day of fun and frights for all the family with our ‘Petrifying Pumpkin Trail’ in the Walled Garden. Find the Bats and Cats in the Stables Trail, explore the Gardens and Grounds with a Beastly Broom Search, join the Wise old Witch for Story Time and take a trip around the Freaky Farmyard not forgetting to visit our brand new adventure play area. Fancy Dress is encouraged!
Hampton Paddock, Café and the Farm Shop will also be open and you can take a stroll around the grounds and enjoy the Autumnal scenery.
Normal admissions apply but don’t forget under 5’s go FREE. FREE entry for ‘Sledmere Friends’. For more info visit their website here.
Also at Sledmere this half term: Musical Firework Spectacular. 27th October, gates open at 5.30pm and the display begins at 8pm. Full details on the Mumbler Events Calendar here or on their website here.
What better way of choosing your perfect pumpkin, than actually choosing it from the field it was grown in?! The award winning Balloon Tree Farmshop has a unique take on pumpkin picking…PYO pumpkins! Take a walk into the pumpkin patch to find the size and shape you like the best, or if you don’t have the time, there will be plenty to choose from in farmshop.
Keep a look out for the seasonal treats on the new Winter menu in the newly extended cafe, incorporating pumpkin and squashes into all sorts of delicious dishes. We have the usual supply of homegrown superfresh fruit and vegetables available in the farmshop, as well as super tasty homemade ready meals & soups and award winning cakes.
A great family outing – relax in the landscaped cafe garden, blankets available to keep cosy on the cooler days, while the children play in the newly renovated play area. Visit their website here or call 01759 373023 for more info.
Venom vs poisons! October Half Term.
Was snow white’s apple venomous or poisonous? Did Dory get bitten or stung? Delve into the lives of toxic creatures at The Deep this October half term and find out which animals use venom and which use poison. Runs 20th October to 4th November.
Join us for the fun-packed interactive show at 11am, 1pm and 3pm and discover how our animals use their amazing abilities to survive. Don’t forget to head on down to the Learning Centre to make your own sticky slime to take home too for just £1.
The Deep offers FREE return visits for 12 months with the Day Plus Pass. Simply complete your details at reception and retain your tickets to make use of this offer. Full terms and conditions can be found on The Deep’s website.
Join us for our much-loved Halloween Pumpkin Festival, from 20th – 31st October, for some ghoulish family fun!
Meet Windle the witch in her coven, go pumpkin picking & carving (of course!), maggot racing, specially themed food & drink, try your hand at mystical potion making, plus LOTS more! It’s going to be a spooktacular time!
For more info and to book tickets please visit their website here.
William’s Den is hosting a hauntingly good Halloween this October with thrilling activities taking place everyday! Creep over to The Forbidden Field where Grimm’s most infamous fairytale villains are lurking around every corner, not to worry though as your favourite heroes will be on hand to help. Make sure to head over to the Pumpkin patch to pick your very own pumpkin, perfect for lantern carving! Whilst The Forbidden Field and Pumpkin Carving are available on limited days, there are plenty of other daily activities to get involved in:
Open Monday to Friday all year, 9am – 4pm.
Weekends and Bank Holiday (to 11th November 2018 only), 10am – 4pm
A fun and interactive trip out for the whole family, with its relaxing canal side location, café, exhibits and boat tours round Goole’s historic docklands and beyond. FREE admission to the museum, charges for boat trips (contact museum for details of trips and charges).
As well as the daily (during school holidays, weekends and bank holidays) trips around Goole’s Dock, longer trips are regularly available (about two per week over the summer) along the local canal system and the river Humber. Contact the Museum or visit their website for up to date details and bookings. Special school holiday events for Half Term:
For all half term events – run 10am-4pm, all ages welcome, events are free, no need to book (for Christmas Crafts pre-booking not essential but preferred). Also running Boat Trips every day at 15 past the hour (first trip departs 10.15am last departs at 3.15pm), £5 adults/ £3 Children or £15 families of 2 adults & up to 3 children. Pre-booking preferred but not essential.
Beach Cove, Hornsea Freeport, Rolston Road, Hornsea, HU18 1UT. 01964 204567.
Beach Cove is a large indoor soft play centre and outdoor play area within the shopping outlet. Extra activities for October half term:
Also at Hornsea Freeport, under the bandstand near Williams Farm Kitchen:
The Balk, Pocklington, York, YO42 2QF. 01759 307125
The annual Pumpkin Festival runs at Burnby Hall Gardens from 29th October to 4th November, daily 11am – 4pm.
Burton Constable Hall, near Skirlaugh.
Get in the spirit with lots of spooky fun and games for children and their families in and around the grounds and stables this Halloween half-term!
Running 27th October to 4th November, 11am-5pm: Spooky Bat Trail and Pumpkin Trail. Follow the Spooky Bat Trail around the grounds to discover the secret spooky spell or for those little monsters whose little legs don’t want to walk so far, explore the stables and grounds as you follow the Pumpkin Trail! All children completing one or both trails will receive a treat. Pick up your trail sheets at the start of your visit from the ticket desk. Adults – normal admission charges apply. Children (5-18) – £1 + normal admission. Under 5’s – £1. Under 2’s – Free.
Also running 29th October to 2nd November:
Adults: normal grounds admission apply. Children (5-16): £2 + normal grounds admission, Under 5’s: £2, Under 2’s: Free.
Most children’s centres in Hull & the East Riding run a special program of free activities during school holidays. Please contact your nearest Children’s Centre for their timetables.
Clowes Memorial Church, corner of Greenwood Avenue and 1st Avenue, Orchard Park, Hull.
Wednesdays in school holidays 10am – 2pm. October Half Term session is Wednesday 31st October – Circus Theme. Have a go at juggling, stilt walking and more. Lunch is provided.
All welcome. There is no booking needed and no fee to come, there is a donation welcome box if anyone wants to put something in. Call/text 07984441781 for more info.
Victoria Dock Village Hall, Victoria Dock, Hull.
27th October at 3pm. Messy play fun with singing and parachute songs. Suitable from six months plus. £5.00. For more info and bookings call Nicola on 07749951168 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
You can also find details of all one-off family events and activities happening over the October Half Term school holidays by day in the Mumbler Events Calendar here.
Flamingo Land Resort Yorkshire, Kirby Misperton, Malton, North Yorkshire, YO17 6UX. 0800 4088840.
Halloween event running from 13th October 4th November, includes:
Plus firework displays on 17th, 20th, 24th and 31st October
Gabrielle’s Pottery Painting Studio and Tea Room, 19 Hull Road, Anlaby, HU10 6SP. 01482 654481.
Paint Me a Story and general pottery painting run during school holidays. Also do a treasure hunt around Anlaby in some school holidays, starting and ending at Gabrielle’s, pop in to collect a treasure map. Contact them for details.
Several of our local pubs and venues hold family Halloween parties, check with your local to see what they have on. Highlights include:
The Goodfellowship Halloween party – Cottingham Road, Hull. 26th October from 5pm. Free. Includes disco, karaoke, games, prizes, fancy dress competition, apple bobbing. Call them for more info 01482 342858.
Anlaby Studios Under 12s Halloween Ball, Wilson Street, Anlaby. 27th October 4.30-6.30pm. Get dressed up, come from a disco dance. Tickets from reception, £3 each or call 07414 444685
The KP Club Halloween Party – Millington Lane, Pocklington, YO42 1UF. 31st October 4pm – 6pm. With disco, party games, face painting, glitter, tattoos, nail painting and a visit from HULK! £5 per child including hot dog. Contact the KP Club to book tickets on 01759 303090
Armstrongs Social Club, Beverley. 29th October – Halloween at Armstrongs. Wizards and Witches, Cauldron Capers. Includes family Hogwarts quiz, bingo, games and prizes. Halloween fancy dress welcome. Toffie will be carving pumpkins throughout, bring your own. Doors open 4.15pm, starts 4.30pm, ends 6.30pm. Recommended for ages 5+. Tickets £3 each for adults and children. 31st October – Spooky Family Disco. Fun and dancing for all the family, fancy dress prizes to be won. 5-7pm. Tickets £1 each, call the club for tickets and details. 01482 882999.
Hop Pole Childrens Halloween Party – Kingston Road, Willerby. 31st October, 10am-12noon. Come along if you dare … £5 per ticket this includes 2 hours of unlimited fun and games and face painting etc provided by hull funtime parties . Food and a drink and sweets The best dressed gets a prize
The Ferry Inn at Brough, Kids Halloween Disco. 31st October at 5pm. Disco with DJ, prize for best dressed, party games and prizes. £2.50 per child, adults free. Plus kids eat free all half term holiday (when an adult dines from the menu).
The HeadStart Hull Play Rangers programme, delivered in partnership by Hessle Road Network, Maxlife Youth Project and St. Michael’s Youth Project, provides activities for children, young people and families during school holidays, including treasure trails, dance, music, sport, art. Activities are for all ages however, under 9’s need to be accompanied by an adult or older sibling/family member. All sessions are Free to participate, with snacks and drinks provided. For further information regarding Hull Play Rangers activities contact:
Hull Play Rangers October Half Term timetable coming soon.
Sportsability also run FREE sports and games in parks weekdays in school holidays, 1-3pm, just turn up and join in. Details of October Half Term coming soon.
The Hull Museums put on extra activities and events in the school holidays. For October half term:
All of the Hull Museums are free entry and a good, indoor place to visit during school holidays. You can find a full list of all our areas museums on the Mumbler Days Out: Museums page here.
Scrapstore Studios, Dairycoates Lane, Hull, HU3 5DB.
2pm Monday October 29th, Wednesday October 31st & Saturday November 3rd (doors Open 1pm).
Shadow Theatre for families all ages (minimum age 4). This colourful tale from the Arabian Nights is set in the Middle East: a place of mystery, enchantment and strange, mythical creatures. Large scale colourful contemporary Shadow Puppet theatre tells of a poor street boy who falls hopelessly in love with a Royal Princess. What magic would he need just to see her again? Follow his wild and dangerous adventures as he gets caught up in excitement way beyond his control.
Find out more about this inspirational and accessible art form after the show.
Duration 55 minutes. Tickets available from www.indigomoontheatre.com
Pay what you feel tickets also available – (minimum £1) – only in person in advance during Scrapstore’s shop opening hours – subject to availability.Otherwise all other (priced) tickets available online, along with ticket deals.
The Hull and the East Riding Leisure Centres run extra activities during school holidays.
Call your local leisure centre for full details. See the Days Out section for a full list of Leisure Centres in our area and their contact details.
You can find a list of all the workshops, camps and clubs running across the school holidays on the Holiday Clubs & Workshops page here.
Scrapstore, Dairycoates Avenue, Hull. HU3 5DB. 01482 328750.
Scrapstore is 30 years old! As well as being able to buy all the regular, fantastic craft items in their shop they have some half term activities on to celebrate:
Sewerby Hall and Gardens, Church Lane, Sewerby, YO15 1EA.
Sewerby put on lots of extra activities and events in school holidays. Standard admission charges apply unless otherwise stated. This October half term:
Skirlaugh Garden & Aquatic Centre, Skirlaugh.
Runs 27th October to 4th November daily.
Join us for lots of spooky family fun this half term!
Pumpkins also for sale at £2.50 each.
Most of the soft play centres in our area hold Halloween parties for little ones. You can find the full list of local soft play centres here. Events include:
The Fruit Yard, on the A1079 at Shiptonthorpe (just off the Holme / Bridlington roundabout junction).
Pick your own pumpkins, lots in the field ready to choose from.
The KP, Millington Lane, Pocklington, YO42 1UF.
Wednesday 31st October 4pm – 6pm. Halloween Party with disco, party games, face painting, glitter, tattoos, nail painting and a visit from HULK!
£5 per child including hot dog. Contact the KP Club to book tickets on 01759 303090.
East Riding Theatre, Lord Roberts Road, Beverley.
Tickets Adults £6.50 Children £5.50 / Family of four £20. For booking or more info call the theatre on 01482 874050.
Waters Edge Nature Reserve & Visitor Centre, Waterfront, Maltkiln Road, Barton-upon-Humber, DN18 5JR. 01652 631500.
Great, free day out for the school holidays. They also have special activities during school holidays, for October half term –