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Spooktacular North East Places to Visit This Halloween

With only 10 days to go, you’ll want to be getting into the true Halloween spirit by carving pumpkins, watching classic spooky films and visiting some frighteningly impressive places. So, whether you’re going with friends, family, or even alone, we’ve rounded up three great places in the North East that will definitely get you into the spooky mood.


Halloween Trail at Raby Castle in Darlington

When? Saturday 23rd October to Sunday, October 31st.

A family-friendly event that takes place during October half term, the Halloween trail is suited to everyone. You can even pick up an activity sheet to be completed along the way if you’re bringing the younger ones, too. The picturesque Walled Gardens are a great place to experience in the autumn. Oh, and bring your pumpkin along for the best-dressed pumpkin competition!

Find out more on the Raby website



Illuminated Trail at Ushaw: Historic House, Chapels & Gardens in Durham

When? Friday, October 29 until Sunday, October 31st.

Another spooktastic event taking place in the half-term holiday is Ushaw’s illuminated trail. During the event, which takes place in their gardens, you’ll come face to face with some pretty scary beings along the way. Depending on how easily spooked you are, you can choose a time that’s ranked low on their ‘scare-o-meter’ or, if you dare, you could pick the highest!

Book tickets for October 29 or 31st through their website (Oct 30 is sold out!)



Pick Your Own Pumpkins at East Grange Farm in Durham

When? Present until October 31st

What better way to celebrate 21st century Halloween tradition than paying a visit to a pumpkin patch? Due to popular demand, all released dates are booked, but the 30th and 31st don’t appear to have been released yet. The patch also hosts Twilight & Torchlight Pumpkin Picking, complete with a mobile gin and prosecco bar. Although this event is now fully booked, it’s definitely something to consider for next year.

Take a look at their website


We can’t wait for these to take place! Don’t forget to let us know what your favourite North East Halloween events are.

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