It’s halloween!!!! YAY!! Are you looking for the best things to do for halloween in Sheffield with your little ones? The best events, fun days out, activities, parties?! I sure am, we’ll be celebrating Eric’s birthday over halloween and I’m so excited! It was so fun to put this list together, there are some really fab things going on this year for all ages. We’re definitely spoilt for choice. Be sure to keep this bookmarked for later so you can keep checking back and having a browse at the best Halloween events for Sheffield families 2018. Ultimate Guide: Best Halloween events for Sheffield families 2018 best Halloween events for Sheffield families 2018
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best Halloween events for Sheffield families 2018
Slime Workshops & Zombie School at Medieval Mayhem, S3 8AQ, now until November 4th
Slime workshops every Thursday, £10 includes fruit snack & squash plus play in the morning session, and pizza & squash and play in the afternoon session. AND Zombie School Workshops from the first week of October every Friday starting at 4 pm – come and make wounds, dead skin, puss, etc! This workshop will also run every day of Half Term 27th Oct till 4th November. Book here.
Toddler Halloween Parties at Big Apple Play City, S60 1DE, 22nd October
Halloween crafts, fun games, face painting and lunch included for £8.50 per child. Including play. Call 01709 372229 to book.
Spookday at Sheffield Manor Lodge, S2 1UJ, Sunday 21st October
Head to Sheffield Manor Lodge 11-4pm on Sunday 21st for Spookday. Story telling in the Turret House throughout the day, grizzly history tour, pumpkin trail, frightful photo booth, and more. £5 Children and adults free. Fancy dress encouraged.
Halloween Spooktacular at Tropical Butterfly House, Wildlife & Falconry Centre, S25 4EQ, Weekends in October & 27 October – 4 November.
Tropical Butterfly House is one of my favourites at halloween, there is so much to do all included in standard admission price. There’s a spooky decorated Witch’s Cottage and the Haunted House which is very realistic! Brave the ghoulish tractor trailer ride, watch amazing bird & animal displays, hosted by witches!, do spooky crafts, face painting and pumpkin carving. Handle creepy-crawlies, snakes, lizards & plus daily children’s fancy dress competition. Plus check out the Halloween fright nights after dark!
Halloween at Renishaw, S12 3WB, 27-28 October
Popular with families, the Halloween Family Pumpkin Trail around the gardens at Renishaw Hall will be on for Halloween at Renishaw. One weekend only in October, The ghosts of Renishaw will leave a trail of pumpkins overnight to help children find the magic word. Adults £4, under 16’s free. The gardens are really nice with lots to see and do, a lovely woodland discovery, hidden slide and story telling chair.
Halloween at Whirlow Hall Farm Trust: Witches in the Woods , S11 9QF from October 27
Whirlow Hall Farm will be hosting a whole line up of Halloween events on from October 27th, kicking off with the Halloween Film on the farm: Mary & The Witches Flower cinema screening in the cow barn. There’s craft activities, food, hot drinks, onsite bar and Halloween treats on offer in our witchy themed Halloween village 2-5:30pm. Adult tickets start at £14.95 children £6.50 and family ticket £34.24. More events throughout the week to be announced.
Free October Halloween Event, Richmond Park, S13, 27th October
FREE – Halloween Spooktacular at Conisbrough Castle, D12 3BU, 27th October
Free entry for ALL if you dare at Conisbrough Castle on 27th October. Meet the Dragon, birds of prey/ jungle Critters. Plus, dare you face the murderous Vikings, Medieval potions and charms, Fancy Dress Competition and face painting/ craft activities.
Spooky Autumn Trail at Longshaw Estate, 27th October – 4th November
Creep and crawl your way over the bridges and through the woods at Longshaw this Halloween. There’ll be a map to help you find some spooky places and have eerie adventures, and some challenges and riddles to solve along the way. Why not come dressed ready to spook our visitors. Will you hear the hoot of a witch’s owl or feel the tickle of a hairy spider? £1 trail map
Half term horrors at Kirklees Light Railway, 27th October-4th November
Join the KLR this October half term for spooky shenanigans, slimy story-telling & creepy crafts! These activities will be based at Shelley Station & are FREE to those holding valid day tickets for the railway.
Make sure the kids visit in their most frightful fancy dress costumes between 27 October & 4 November and they’ll travel for HALF PRICE – that’s just £2.75 per child!
Taking place daily throughout the half term, the howling Half Term Horrors activities will close slightly early on Sat 28 Oct & Sun 29 Oct to allow for the set up of those evenings’ ghastly Ghost Trains.
Halloween fun at Barrow Hill Roundhouse Railway Centre, S43 2PR, 27th October
Pop down to the Roundhouse for all sorts of spooky Halloween goings-on for the family 10-4pm. Adults £3 all children under 16 in fancy dress go free. Spooky steam train rides on Peckett 2000, Spooky Halloween tales with Sophie Snell, Lantern making with Community Growth, Frankenstein’s monster mask-making fun and A special hair-raising Halloween film from students of Springwell.
Halloween pumpkin patch at Whirlow Hall Farm, Saturday 28th, 11am-1pm
Halloween Party & Fireworks at Handsworth Old Rectory, 28th October
An outdoor event full of entertainment, with rides, circus skills, spooky disco and lots more, all ages £5.
Both events are on Sunday October 28th in Sheffield City Centre with LOADS going on and it’s all FREE. Sci-Fi, magic, illusion, Cos-play, dance, theatre, rides, performances, entertainers, fancy dress, displays and loads more. This is probably the best day out in Sheffield for families out of the whole year.
Down on The Moor is the Little Monsters Halloween Party especially for little ones so head down there if you have a toddler where they’ll be lots going on to keep them entertained and spooky fun to get involved in. We went last year and out of this world was fantastic. Here are my top tips.
Halloween – who did it? at Thrybergh Country Park, S65 4NU, 28th October
Do you dare to take the family on a Halloween themed ‘Who did it’ mystery walk within the beautiful but haunted Thrybergh Country Park? This daytime adventure is suitable for all ages, but beware, you will meet some fearsome creatures along the way! Only £2.50 per child with a spooky prize.
Halloween Spooky Garden walk at Wortley Hall, S35, 29th October
Join us for some frightening fun this Halloween with a spooky trail around the grounds to find some ghostly characters! Your little terrors then get to pick their own pumpkin from the garden and bring it back to carve; there will be a prize for the best pumpkin and the best fancy dress. Once in the warmth of the Hall carving away, there will be a hot chocolate for the children and adults will be able to enjoy a hot mulled wine!
Children (aged 5-15): £6.00
Arrive 3:30pm for 4pm walk or 4:30pm for 5pm walk
Storrs Wood Annual Jack O Lantern Spectacular, 29th October, 4-8pm.
Halloween Spectacular at Medieval Mayhem, S3 8AQ, Wednesday 31st
All day long Halloween party at Medieval Mayhem and it’s all for the price of standard entry!! FREE spooky face painting and glitter tattoos, The Famous Sheffield Lyceum Pantomime “Bog Monsters” making appearances and doing photos, Scorpions, Snakes and Slugs handling with the spooky witch, plus a spooky menu and dancing.
AND DON’T MISS: Slime workshops every Thursday, £10 includes fruit snack & squash plus play in the morning session, and pizza & squash and play in the afternoon session. AND Zombie School Workshops from the first week of October every Friday starting at 4 pm – come and make wounds, dead skin, puss, etc! This workshop will also run every day of Half Term 27th Oct till 4th November. Book here.
Fox Valley Halloween Spooktactular, S36 2AB, 31st October
Go dressed in your spookiest costumes and join in the pumpkin workshop, take part in the costume parade and enjoy lots of family entertainment & many more activities at Fox Valley. 4-7pm. Freaky photo booth, stilt walkers, fancy dress parade. Plus market hall stalls, horse and carriage, toffee apples £1 and lots more going on!
Halloween at Heeley City Farm, Wednesday 31st
6pm till 8pm
Activities will include a Spooky Farm Walk, Creepy Games, Scary Storytelling, and Fiendish Food. Pumpkin carving TBC
Bring a torch and prepare to be scared. Suitable for kids up to 12 years (all children must be supervised by an adult). Free entry to the event but donations are greatly appreciated. Some activities will have a small charge.
FREE – Witches Kitchen at Meadowhall, S9 1EP, 29th October-4th November
The witches are cooking up a storm at Meadowhall. Register your place online with a variety of timings throughout the week, but the event is free. “Your mini monstrous master chef will travel through the tunnel of terror – watch out for slimy snails and wiggly worms – to the Cordon Bleurgh school. They’ll meet Scratch the Cat, sing toe-tingling songs together and help him sniff out the kitchen’s missing ingredient. Gruella De’Spill is in charge and is the wickedest witch when it comes to mixing potions – she’ll leave you spellbound. Marco Pierre Fright cooks devilishly delicious creations for food critic, Sniffbert the Worm, to taste. They’re bone-chillingly good.”
Pumpkin Festival at Cannon Hall Farm, S75 4AT, 28th October
At Cannon Hall Farm, you’ll be able to pick your own pumpkin, watch daily shows with the witches and take the wizardry school spell book challenge (with prize if you finish!). Adults £8.75, Children £5 and includes farm, playground and indoor picnic room.
Spooky attractions and a free pumpkin for every child at Piglets Adventure Farm, 10am – 5:30pm every weekend in October and every day from 27th October to 4th November. The Pumpkin Festival is an incredibly popular event and highly rated every year. In addition to pumpkins and the whole entertainment the park has to offer, they’ll be a laser disco at 4pm, tractor ride to pumpkin patch, mysterious Maze, goulish tour and 30 minute long Mad Hatter magic shows. Phew!
Pumpkin Festival 2018 at Farmer Copleys, Wakefield
The UK’s LARGEST pumpkin Festival is at Farmer Copleys in Wakefield and everyone knows about it! Open 6-7th, 13-14th and 20th-31st October 10am-4pm with thousands of pumpkins… eat pumpkins, decorate pumpkins, celebrate pumpkins… basically, go pumpkin crazy! Prices for pumpkins start at £3.50 up to £10.00 (very large)! Put on your wellies & grab a wheelbarrow. There’s also tractor barrel ride, corn cannons, teacups ride, face painting, story telling and lots more. Loads of places to eat on site.
Halloween Ghost Trains at Kirklees Light Railway, 26-28th October
Are you brave enough to board the Halloween Ghost Trains? These fangtastic trains are not for the weak at heart! Try them, if you dare… The Ghost Trains will be running on the evenings of Friday 26th, Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th October 2018, adults £9.50 children £7.50 over 3 years. Warning: this is scary for little ones!
Kirkstall Abbey, 26th-27th October
Love Hocus Pocus? Kirkstall Abbey in Leeds are hosting a Hocus Pocus themed event suitable for the whole family 26th-27th October. They’ll be witches galore plus a live Hocus Pocus board game, food and drink, film screening and more. Plus Pumpkin Pick ‘n Pimp on 26th October, with Casper, Scooby Doo, food & drink.
Lil’ Park of Horrors at Robin Hoods Wheelgate, Nottinghamshire, 13th October-5th November
20,000 FREE pumpkins will be available at Wheelgate during the Halloween event for children to carve or print. They’ll be wicked workshops, ghosts and ghouls, critters and ‘not so scary’ boo barn. Appearances from Millie our friendly Monster and Grizelda our naughty Witch throughout the day, every day. Free pumpkin for every paying child 11.30am – 3.30pm. After dark Owl Walks are available at 6pm and 7pm.
Halloween at Sundown Adventureland, Retford, 27th-4th November
Spooky fun at Sundown which promises to be spooky but never too scary for little ones. Enjoy Trick or treat with Honey & Sunny Bear plus all the fun the park has to offer.
Halloween Monster Hunt at Rufford Abbey, 20th October-4th November
Only £2 for a monster map at Rufford Abbey, 10.30am – 4.00pm Daily and includes a prize… if you survive! You will join the Rufford Monster Hunt team and follow the map into the haunted hideaways and creepy woods and find out what’s the cause of Rufford’s strange happenings.
Plus EVEN MORE…
Rattle & Roll Halloween Parties, S8, Monday 29th-1st November
Baby halloween parties and mixed age parties at Rattle & Roll Music. All include spooky sensory session, messy play in separate room, and edible slime, worms and guts! Plus special guests for photos, and in mixed sessions they’ll be face painting and glitter tattoos. Hot drinks are free for all parties.
- Halloween kids craft day at the Old Library Tea Room on 21st October 11-2pm.
- Scarecrow trail at Lotherton Hall, Leeds 21st October-November 4th.
- Halloween party at Pot House Hamlet Crafty Kids, suitable for 3+ years, 25th October 2:30-4pm. Pumpkin & Pumpkin Carving, Halloween Arts and Crafts, Vegetable Printing, Mask Making
- Spooky crafting at Clifton Park & Museum, 23rd October, 1:15-12 noon.
- Halloween spooky garden walk at Wortley Hall Sheffield, 30th October, 3:30pm start.
- Halloween at Eureka! from October 21st-5th November with monster mash up show, ghost walks and more.
Make sure you keep checking back as more halloween events are due to be added as soon as they have been confirmed with final details!
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