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Fun things to do with the kids around Hull & Yorkshire this October half-term & Halloween



The leaves are turning golden, there’s a chill in the air (I am still not putting my heating on though so I’m typing in a lot of layers!), therefore it must be nearly…. Halloween! The school’s break up next Friday 21st October for half term so here is a roundup of what’s on for families locally during the school holiday and for Halloween.

Places to Pick a Pumpkin Around Hull & East Yorkshire

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We love going to a pick your own field for our pumpkins and have already amounted a few for our front doorstep ready to carve nearer the time. There’s a handy guide here with our local pick your own places for 2022. My highlights are –

  • The Pumpkin Patch at Bewholme – the farm shop is open daily and pick your own is running at weekends and throughout half term week. This one is ideal to combine with an Autumn beach walk as it’s close to the coast. No pre-booking to pick or shop (pre-book for carving experiences).
  • Sandy Bottom Pumpkins – just outside Hedon, this is a huge pumpkin field plus a maize maze, sunflowers to pick and food stalls. Picking slots need pre-booking. We got some amazing shapes and colours of pumpkins from here last weekend!
  • Butt Farm Pumpkin Patch Beverley – their pick your own fields are open Friday-Monday and all of half term week, no pre-booking needed.
  • The Balloon Tree – farmshop, cafe and PYO fields at Stamford Bridge, more on this further down.
  • Thornton Abbey Maze – on the south bank at Ulceby, there are PYO pumpkins plus a maize maze and play area. Open weekends and all of half term week, no pre-booking needed.

October Half Term & Halloween Ideas Around Hull & East Yorkshire

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There are lots of local attractions and places running Halloween events and activities across half term week, here’s my roundup –

  • Spooky Sewerby runs 22nd to 30th October – visit the Halloween Spooky Gardens and discover spooky characters plus extra activities and events every day. You can find the full daily line up on Mumbler here.
  • Humble Bee Farm, the glamping site near Scarborough, is open to the public 22nd-29th October to visit their Eerie Acres Spooky Trail, pick and carve a pumpkin and meet the farmyard gang. We did this one last year and it was fantastic!
  • Sledmere House have a Spooky Barn Halloween Adventure running 24th-30th October.
  • Let Loose! in Woodmnasey have their Halloween Week 24th-30th October, including spooky roller disco!
  • Active+, Little Monkeys Hull have a Halloween family gig on 30th October
  • Boston Farm Park near Doncaster have their Halloween event from 15th-28th October, with a pumpkin patch and pumpkin hunt around the maize maze, plus it’s open after dark!
  • Crafty Cat Play Cafe in Anlaby Common have 2 Halloween parties – 29th October for ages 4+ and 31st October for ages 0-4. The play cafe is open daily for 0-6s too.
  • Dalby Forest have Halloween crafts and face painting all of half term week. Also, on 29th October evening, they have Fear in the Forest!
  • P&O Ferries have their Hulloween Party onboard the ship while it is docked in the port of Hull, 30th October.
  • Hull Truck have their Great Adventures show and crafts for 3-6 year olds on 22nd and 25th October, see below for more here.
  • Stockeld have their Halloween Adventure, more info here.

You can find full details and many more on the Mumbler October Half Term Page here.

Looking ahead, straight after half term it’s bonfire night! There are less events than usual this year but still some big displays going ahead, you can find a handy guide to bonfire and firework events here.

Half Term Holiday Camps, Clubs & Workshops Around Hull & East Yorkshire

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There are lots of holiday camps running if you need childcare or a fun day for your little ones, here’s my highlights –

  • Active+ on National Ave Hull have 2 camps running for girls and boys 10am-3pm – multi-sports camps on 24th, 25th, 26th October for 4-10 year old’s and a brand NEW netball camp on 27th October for 5-11s.
  • Crafty Cat Play Cafe in Anlaby Common have Halloween craft workshops on daily for ages 6+ throughout the week.
  • Fit4Fun are back with their multi-sport camps at South Hunsley School 24th to 27th October 8.30am-5pm for ages 5-12 years.
  • Flex Dance Halloween Camps are running at Hull West: 24th, 25th, 26th October at Wyke College and Hull East: 26th, 27th, 28th October at Spring Cottage Primary School.
  • Soccer Kings Halloween Camps are running at their indoor football centre on Sutton Fields Hull 24th to 28th October 8.30 or 10am to 3pm for ages 4-13 years.
  • Little Bunny Bakers have kids’ cookery workshops in Molescroft to make Halloween and Bonfire themed bakes on 24th and 25th October.
  • Thread & Press are running a creative workshop to make clay portraits on 25th October in Market Weighton, for 7-11 years.

For full details of these and lots of others check out the Mumbler School Holiday Camps, Clubs & Workshops page here.

This article was brought to you by Hull & East Riding Mumbler. You can explore Mumbler for things to do in Hull and the East Riding of Yorkshire for families. Including classes and activities for babies and children, local days out, ideas and inspiration for school holidays. Helping parents make the most of our area.

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