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Whether you’re on the streets of York or on the waters of the Ouse, you won’t be able to escape the Halloween fun this month.

Inevitably York Dungeon is preparing all manner of surprises along with the pumpkins.

As well as its ten live shows about the darker side of York life, the Dungeon is bringing back the Trick or Treat Walking Tours, a family event designed with younger visitors in mind.

“Although we love being scary, we love having fun too, and our walking tours have always been the perfect event for little ones who may be too scared to come inside the York Dungeon,” said marketing executive Simon Alnaimi.

Families will be led by characters from the York Dungeon around key historic locations, and then told spooky stories associated with these places.

Whoooooo…

The Ouse at night. Photograph: City Cruises York

The York Dungeon is bringing several new events to the city this Halloween.

There’s the City Bus Tour, in partnership with Yorkshire Belles, where families will see even more of the city, and find out about the grislier details of history they don’t learn in school.

The York Dungeon Late event is strictly adults only, with cheekier scripts and even more scares. The attraction will be open until 9pm on the October 18 and 31, enabling you to experience the darker side of history, after dark.

And the Ghost Cruise on the Ouse, in partnership with City Cruises York, is a unique Halloween tour that combines a trip on the river with some of the scariest ghost stories in York.

More information on the York Dungeon website.