What’s on across the North East this Half Term

Discover this spooktacular lineup of activities and events for a thrilling half term!

Woodland Wizardry at Hardwick Park

31 October

Attention, all wonderful wizards! Head to Hardwick Park for an enchanting Halloween journey designed to dazzle your little ones. Children will be immersed in the whimsical realm of wizardry and witchcraft within a mystical woodland backdrop. Kids will find out their wizard names, don wizard attire, and craft their own magical accessories. Are you ready to tackle the challenges and take part in a potions master class? Hardwick Park has it all.


Spooky Halloween Family Tour at Durham Castle

29 October

Get ready for a one-of-a-kind, spooky family adventure at Durham Castle! Join the friendly guides for a cool tour around the castle, where you’ll uncover its creepy and mysterious past. Meet some of the castle’s ghostly residents and hear their hair-raising tales! After the tour, hang out in the Great Hall and get creative with some Halloween crafts and family fun. Your family tour includes spooky stories shared by the castle guides, crafty Halloween activities in the Great Hall, and a chance to mingle with characters from the castle’s darker side. Feel free to dress up in your best (scariest) Halloween costume!


Lantern parade in Sunderland

27 October

Get ready for the amazing Fear on the Wear activities! Community groups, schools, and other fantastic organisations have been making their very own lanterns in some super fun local sessions. The parade starts at 6pm at the Museum and Winter Gardens, and will wind its way through the city centre, ending the festivities in Keel Square. Go and join the lantern-lit fun! It’s going to be a blast!


Creepy Crafts at Discovery Museum

30 October

It’s time to get seriously crafty. Kids aged six and up can join the Discovery Museum and create some spooky delights such as hanging spiders, flying owls, a wooden Halloween lantern, or get crafty with some free witchy projects. Plus, they’ve got more crafts waiting for you on the big day! Get ready for some creepy crafty fun!


Halloween Bath Bomb Party at Lush

31 October

Calling all kids aged five and up, head over to Lush in Eldon Square for a spooky bath bomb bash! They’ve got Halloween party games, cool freebies, and, of course, you can create your very own bath bomb – so you can soak in the spookiness when you get home. It’s a Halloween party you won’t want to miss!


Halloween Adventure Awaits at The Plotters’ Forest

Until 5 November

Get ready for an awesome Halloween half-term adventure as The Plotters’ Forest takes you on a mystical Halloween adventure. The wonder awaits with a spooky Halloween Trail throughout The Plotters’ Forest Adventure Playground, access to the autumnal-filled Deer Park, a sneaky Mischievous Mog in the Deer Park Trail, plus free entry to Raby Castle itself! If you fancy yourself as a bit of an artist, you can enter Raby Castle’s Pumpkin Competition for the chance to win a family pass!