Halloween is such a fun time for kids. No more so than in the Lake District, where the changing of the seasons is one of our most beautiful and well-marked occasions. A trip to the Lake District at this time of year is a magical experience, especially for children. Jump in the big piles of leaves; enjoy a night round a bonfire; get cosy in an historic Lake District Hotel; take some super strolls through the changing landscape; avoid the Summer crowds, and enjoy the spectacle that is Halloween in the Lakes!
There’s so much going on this Halloween, (not just for kids, there’s plenty of spookiness for the grown-ups too) and we’ve chosen a few of our favourite child-friendly Halloween activities this year:
1. Sun 27 Oct - Kids in fancy dress go FREE in Spooky Fancy Dress at The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction
Enjoy an array of spooky, Halloween themed crafts, games and lots of Halloween fun at The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction at the end of October.
Thurs 31st Oct – Halloween face painting and trick-or-treat sweets at The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction
2. 25th-27th Oct and 31st Oct-2nd Nov - Halloween week at Muncaster Castle
There’s so much going on at Muncaster Castle over the Halloween period, including: witches; a scary maze; potion making; live music, and much more! Dare you visit one of Britain’s most haunted castles this Halloween??
3. 19th-31st Oct - Lucky 13 Halloween Spooktacular at Brockhole
This October Brockhole is being taken over by monsters, ghouls and ghosts and you're invited to join them! Book a ‘Pumpkin Passport’ and let the fun begin!
There are 13 fun, spooky sounding activities to get involved in:
- Haunted Forest
- Pumpkin Patch Photo booth
- Spiders Web
- Zombie Archery
- Brave the Cave
- Scary Crazi Bugz
- Graveyard Golf
- Wicca Workshop of Witch-crafts (making masks, monsters and petrifying paper pumpkins)
- Ghost Stories
- Pumpkin Trail
- Gruesome Games
- Halloween Cake and Witches Brew
- Lucky 13
4. 21-25th Oct – Witches and Wizards week at Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway
A week of Witches, Wizards, Ghosts and Ghouls at Haverthwaite and the Lakes Aquarium.
Discover a haunted carriage in Havertwaite tunnel, that’s been trapped there forever! Take part in some creepy crafts in the special Halloween carriage, and discover the ‘Ghoul Trail’ to take you on a train journey to the Lakes Aquarium, where you’ll discover even more spooky surprises.
Kids in costume ride free and get free entry into the aquarium, with a paying adult.
5. 17 - Thu 31 Oct – Pumpkin picking at Walby Farm Park
Enjoy an interactive Halloween show at Walby Farm Park, as well as pumpkin picking; a mini maze; pumpkin carving; farm activities, and plenty of spooky goings-on. Kids even get a free pumpkin to decorate!