York Halloween and half-term guide 2020: Spooky and safe fun for all

York Halloween and half-term guide 2020: Spooky and safe fun for all
23 Oct 2020 @ 11.42 am
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Halloween is upon us once more in the UK’s most haunted city.

Things are normally winding down in preparation for half-term and it’s a week for some of us to relax and rejuvenate before the lead up to Christmas – but this year is no ordinary year.

Plans may have had to be cancelled, trick-or-treating won’t be the same, but there are still lots of exciting things happening in York that everyone can enjoy safely.

We’ve put together a guide for things to do during the half-term and Halloween period.

Join IndieYork for a Medieval & Magical Treasure Trail around the city with lots of fun prizes up for grabs, or visit the Bar Convent to track down a gunpowder plotter. And there’s fun for all the family at the National Railway Museum and Fairfax House this half-term.

What’s happening this half-term

The Character of Home

The Character of Home
Sat Oct 10 @ 11.00 am - Sat Oct 31 @ 6.30 pm
Fairfax House
Castlegate
York, YO1 9RN United Kingdom
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Step back in time to the sumptuous world of 18th century York for an intimate performance staged in the finest Georgian townhouse in England.

Medieval & Magical Treasure Trail

Medieval & Magical Treasure Trail
Sat Oct 24 - Sun Nov 1
Various venues across York
York, United Kingdom

Join us this coming half-term for a free, fun trail around York discovering our city's independent businesses as well as York's medieval and magical highlights.

October Half Term at The National Railway Museum

October Half Term at The National Railway Museum
Sat Oct 24 - Sun Nov 1
National Railway Museum
Leeman Road
York, YO26 4XJ United Kingdom
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Miniature Railway and Pop-up Science shows return as we open up for a full week of fun this October half term.

Half-Term Trail: Gunpowder, Treason and Plot

Sat Oct 24 @ 10.00 am - Thu Nov 5 @ 5.00 pm
The Bar Convent Living Heritage Centre
17 Blossom Street
York, YO24 1AQ GB
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This October half term, the Bar Convent needs your help to track down a gunpowder plotter!

Halloween is going to be a bit different this year but there are still some spooktacular things in store…

Hunt for goblins with York Mumbler at Rowntree Park, or join in with The Little Ghost Hunt – if you dare! Make sure to catch a frightening film at Daisy Dukes Spooks Halloween Experience with added spooky twists. There’s Pumpkin Carving at Plush Cafe (with cocktails for the adults) and Halloween chocolate decorating at York’s Chocolate Story.

With fun for children and adults alike, who says that Halloween is just for kids.

If we’ve missed a key event drop a comment below or add it here, and let us know on [email protected].

Frightening family fun

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Spooky shows, tales and movies

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Tantalising tours

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Tasty treats (with no tricks)

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Stay safe, have fun and happy Halloween!