School Holidays Calderdale

Halloween Parties, Events & Workshops

Fun Halloween one-off events, kids’ parties, workshops, messy play and more in Halifax and Calderdale this October.

Spooky outdoor Halloween fun includes apple bobbin, Halloween crafts and potion making! Children will listen to a story, make crafts, learn about nature and enjoy hot chocolate and marshmallows around a campfire. Explore the woods, make dens, climb trees, relax in the hammocks, feed the chickens and have fun! Suitable for children aged 0-10 years. Tickets.

There will be lots of hand washing stations, sanitising areas and plenty of space to socially distance.
  • Saturday, October 31, 2020. 10-11.45am. Forgotten Forest, Brighouse.

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Trick or Treat delivered to your home.

Trick or Treating might be a bit different this year due to COVID19, however at Pretty’s Sweets we want to deliver happiness to your homes. Surprise your children with our Halloween Trick or Treat box, jam packed with ghostly treats. Beautifully presented sweets with a halloween twist!

Halloween Edition boxes come in 2 sizes: 

All Halloween Boxes will be posted w/c 26th October so that they arrive in time for Halloween.

Visit Pretty’s Sweets Website



Pre-book online only: CLICK HERE
24th July- 6th September, 10am-6pm 

It’s time to come out of hiding this summer! The dinosaurs are back at Stockeld park for a Jurassic event like no other!

Reawaken your sense of adventure with our 5 adventure playgrounds, but oh wait, what’s that sound?

As you Swing and as you soar, be sure to listen out for those loud ROARS! 

Take a walk on the wild side through the Enchanted Forest and become an explorer for the day.

How many dinosaurs can you find, be honest! 

Can you escape the maze before it’s too late? 

Make sure there’s no T-Rex’s lurking behind the gates! 

And if you dare to get so close, 

Take a picture with the Stockeld raptor,

 it will make the perfect Instagram post! 

Oh, what’s that something new? 

Jurassic mini golf,

Will be it a hole in one or two? 

Fun will never go extinct at Stockeld park!

 01937 586333
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Boogie Babes Halifax Spooky Special

October 24, 26, 29 & 31 2020
Spooky special with 50 minutes of dancing, pom pom shaking, ribbon twirling, maraca shaking and a spooky story.
The Mill Playcafe, Halifax: £6 per session, including free play. October 24, 29 (10.30am) & 31 (10am) at The Mill Playcafe, Halifax.
Magic Garden Play Cafe, Haworth: £8 per child including lunch box and play area. October 26, morning and afternoon sessions available.
  • The Mill Playcafe, Shaw Lodge Mills, Halifax. HX3 9ET. Magic Garden Play Cafe, Haworth, BD22 8QJ. Message the Boogie Babes Halifax FB page to book.

Crafts at Gordon Rigg

Create and decorate witches brooms, carve a pumpkin or enjoy a slime party and breakfast. See the website for full details.

  • Gordon Rigg Garden, Home & Leisure, Todmorden. October 21-November 1, 2019 (excluding weekends), 2pm.

Halloween at Ponderosa Zoo

24th October- 1st November, 2020

Head to Ponderosa this haunted half term and experience our Spook-tacular Halloween event!

Includes insect encounters, animal talks, a spooky broomstick trail, fancy dress competition and more! For more information and to pre-book your visit head to our website.

*Due to Covid-19 restrictions we ask that you bring your own pencil to take part in the spooky broomstick trail (or purchase one at our gift shop!).

  • Ponderosa Zoo, Heckmondwike, WF16 0PN

Halloween at Windle House Farm

October 24 & 25 2020, 11am-4pm

Come to the petting farm in fancy dress (but wear warm clothes underneath!) and enjoy seeing the animals and staff in fancy dress too!

Each paying child will take home a complimentary pumpkin.

£4 per person, under 12 months free (no pumpkin). There will be no pumpkin carving onsite. Prebooking essential.

  • Windle House Farm, Lee Lane, Oxenhope, BD22 9RB. 07854 505471

Halloween Family Films at The Piece Hall

October 30 – November 1, 2020. 10am-5pm

More details coming soon!


Halloween Parties at Chicoccino

October 31, 2020

Party times: Under 5’s 9.30-11.15am. Open age 11.45am-1.30pm & 2-3.45pm

£8 per child. Includes fancy dress & pumpkin competitions, trick or treat sweets, spooky disco dancing and picnic lunch bag.

  • Chiccocino Plus Play Gym, 10 Church Street, West Vale, HX4 8EG

Halloween Special at PB’s Play Village

October 31, 2020

Full day of Halloween fun for kids aged 0-6, with a bouncy castle, disco music, fancy dress and spooky lunchbox. £9.50 per child or £2.5o for children under one (no lunch box). Limited tickets available.

Sessions are: 9.30-11.15am, 11.45am-1.30pm & 2-3.45pm.

  • PB’s Play Village, White Rose Mill, Halifax. HX3 6SN.

Halloween Party at Play Palace

Still awaiting 2020 details!

Fun Halloween party with buffet food, spooky music, party bag, treasure hunt, fancy dress and games.

  • October 31, 2019. 3-5pm. £9 per child

Halloween & Pumpkin Picking at Thornton Hall Country Park

October 10-November 1, 2020

There is so much to do at Thornton Hall Country Park this October!

Join the Spooky Drive Thru  (launches on October 10, 2020) and see what’s escaped from the farm as you drive through acres of countryside wondering what’s behind every corner!

Pumpkin picking (October 10-31) in the enchanted pumpkin patch.

Half Term Haunt (October 23 – November 1, 2020) – more details coming soon!

The Terrifying Toddler special (October 19-22, 2020) will be hosted by a friendly Scare Crew, with ghostly goblins, petrifying pumpkins, wicked witches and scary snakes. You can meet all the animals and take part in egg collecting.

  • Thornton Hall Country Park, Thornton-in-Craven, BD23 3TS




Halloween Rollerskating Party @ Halifax YMCA

Awaiting details for 2020!

Rock Halloween on wheels at Halifax YMCA’s Spooktacular Halloween Party. There are two parties to choose from; Friday, October 25, or Saturday, October 26, 2019. Both 6-8pm. Tickets cost £5 and include pizza or a hotdog, a spooky bun and a drink. Fancy dress optional, prizes for the best costumes.

  • Halifax YMCA, Friday, October 25 & Saturday, October 26, 2019. 6-8pm. Tickets, YMCA office or any family skate session.

Halloween Spooky Special – Pottery Painting

October 23 & 24, 2020

Come and paint some Halloween items and prepare for the big night! Choose from pumpkins, lanterns, skulls, zombies and more….. All items priced individually. Spooky music and a Halloween-themed room and staff.

  • The Mill Play Cafe, Shaw Lodge Mills, Halifax.

Halloween at Eureka!

October 21 – November 1, 2020

Open every day during half term. Prebooking essential!

Activities included in the price of admission and free to annual pass holders.

  • Eureka, Discovery Road, Halifax.

Baby & Toddler Jungle at the Junction Halloween Party

October 30, 2020

Baby and Toddler Halloween Party with creepy Halloween crafts, soft play, face painting, spooky treat bag and unlimited juice, disco room, fancy dress with prizes. Booking essential.

9.30-11.30am. 0-9 months £2. 10 months + £4.50.

  • Jungle at The Junction, Wednesday, October 30, 2020. 4-6pm. Black Dyke Mills, High Street, Queensbury, BD13 1QA.

Messy Minis Halloween Workshop

A special Halloween workshop where your little monster can make spooky recycled lanterns (children to bring in their own plastic bottle to make their lantern and to be confident in using scissors). A large LED candle, acrylic paint, tissue paper, glitter, pens, stickers and more crafts provided.
Email: or call 07919561478 to book your child’s space.
  • Messy Minis: Process Art Studio, Linden Mill, Hebden Bridge. HX7 7DP.

Jumping Clay Virtual Halloween Dragon Workshop

Make a fab dragon during a special virtual Halloween workshop. Once payment has been made, Jumping Clay will deliver your dragon pack (free delivery within a 5 mile radius) and a link to the dragon video.
* £7 per person. Email for a registration form.

October Half Term at Leeds City Museum

October Half Term, 2020

Explore Leeds City Museum and follow a simple scavenger hunt to spot the joy in the teeny, tiny and tiddly things in the museum. You can print or write out the Scavenger hunt or pick up a sheet at the museum shop. Bring your own pencil!

Takeaway Tiny Craft Activity

Pick up a bag from the museum shop to do a free, teeny museum craft at home. We’ll do everything we can to minimise the risk with this, packing bags ahead of time, and making hand sanitiser available near the pick-up point.

Online Teeny Activity Idea

Tune in to our facebook page on 27 October to get create an outfit for your teddy. You’ll just need old clothes or fabric that can be cut up, and some string. You could make them a cape, a skirt or even a little bowtie!

  • Leeds City Museum, Millenium Square, Leeds. LS2 8BH


Halloween Messy Play at The Little Box Company

October 31, 2020
Explore two rooms of spooky Halloween fun during a Halloween Messy Party. Ages 6 months to 8 years. Meet Brends the witch, dive your toes into a slime bath and create Halloween treats to take home.
10-11.30am, 12.30-2pm, 3.30-4.30pm. Booking essential.
  •  The Little Box Company, Sowerby Bridge, HX6 3BT.

Pumpkin Painting at The Mill Playcafe

October 31, 2020. 2.30-4.30pm

Create eye-catching and funky pumpkins with acrylic paints and stencils. £12.50 per child, including medium sized pumpkin, paints and stencils, play in the play centre and any meal from our tasty children’s menu. Come dressed up for extra spooky fun.

The cafe will be decorated and there will be spooky music.

  • The Mill Play Cafe, Shaw Lodge Mills, Halifax.

Spooky Cupcake Making

October 31, 2020. 12-2pm

Decorate two cupcakes (an eyeball and a witch) and spooky music, decorations and lots of fun. Come in your best spooky costume! Each child will get a scary story to take home, a Halloween-themed magic painting and a Halloween tote bag with lunch and play time in the playcentre.

  • £12.50 per child. The Mill Playcafe, Halifax. To book, visit here. 01422 363523.

Spooky Sensory Special – Mini Me Time Calderdale

October 24, 2020

The Spooky Boogie (suitable for 0 – 5s) is a high energy Halloween-themed music and movement session. Songs, actions, props, instruments, parachute and much more.

£10 per parent & baby. 10am & 1pm.

  • Todmorden, Fielden Hall. OL14 7DD.


Spooky Skeletons Trail at Lotherton

October 24 – November 1, 2020

Follow the spooky skeletons trail around the estate and into the haunted house, while dressed up in your best Halloween costume.

You can download the trail or pick it up when you visit, along with downloadable Halloween craft activities to do at home and share on social media.

Our new visitor route through the servants quarters and historic rooms will be dressed to impress for Halloween.

  • Lotherton, Aberford, Leeds. LS25 3EB.

Spooky Trail at The Piece Hall

Visit The Piece Hall at dusk to go on a secret tour with spooky stories from The Piece Hall’s past, then warm up with hot chocolate and sweet treats.

Suitable for families with children aged 5-11.

  • November 2, 2019. 5.30-7pm. £20 per family of 4 or £6.50 per person.

The Edge Playgym Halloween Party

Various slots on October 30 & 31, 2020

Fun-packed Halloween sessions for kids aged 0-7 and ideal for families with siblings. Expect Halloween  food, Hunt the Spider, a bouncy castle, zombie-themed disco room, play gym entry, best dressed prizes and create a spider biscuit.

There will be a Halloween Specials menu for adults to order from too.

No more than 6 to a table and details required for Track and Trace.

£7.50 for the first child, £6 for siblings.

Call 01484 400447 for details and tickets.

  • The Edge Playgym, Church Lane, Brighouse, HD6 1AT.

Trick or Treat Trail – The Piece Hall

October 30 & 31, 2020

Don your spookiest Halloween costume and trick or treat around The Piece Hall shops! Children will  be given Halloween bags and trail maps, and receive sweet treats from the shops. £2.50 per trail.

The best Halloween costume will win £20 worth of ice-cream from Blondins (enter by sharing a fancy dress picture on social media with the hashtag #HalloweenHall and tag The Piece Hall).

Please book the trail in advance.

  • The Piece Hall, Halifax

Where’s Wally? Spooky Museum Search at Oakwell Hall

October 10-11, 17-18, 24-25 & half term dates (October 27-29, 31 and November 1) 2020

Find Wally at Oakwell Hall this October and join in the national Where’s Wally? Spooky Museum Search.

  • Oakwell Hall, Nutter Lane, Birstall. WF17 9LF.