If you're looking for some Halloween hi jinx there's plenty going on across Kirklees this October half-term.

From themed craft events bound to excite your little witches, to special spooky markets and a Halloween train, the holidays have lots of Halloween fun in store.

Here's what's on this October half-term:

Miniature Railway at Halloween

Put on your costumes and head to Greenhead Park on Halloween to join Mr Spook on his magical ghost train around Greenhead Park! The track will be specially decorated with lights, spooks and blown up figures.

The train will run (weather permitting) 5pm-7pm. £1.30 for single riders, £3.50 for family tickets, no booking required.

Spooktacular at Huddersfield Markets

Head to Huddersfield Open Market on Thursday October 29, 11am-3pm, for free spooky crafts, face painting, balloons and a trick or treat trail! Also at Queensgate Market on Friday October 30, 10am-2pm.

Room on the Broom family storywalks

A family walk based on Room on the Broom by Julia Donaldson, with broom making, potion concocting, picture trails and more (activities vary according to event). Bring your little witches and warlock for some magical mischief — iggety, ziggety, zaggety, ZOOM!

Room on the Broom
Room on the Broom

When where, and how to book:

  • Monday October 26, 10am-11.30am, meet at Wilton Park bowling green, Bradford Road, Batley, for a story, picture trail and broom making. Booking essential: call Batley Library on 01924 326021
  • Tuesday October 27, 10am-11.30am, meet at Heckmondwike Library, Walker Lane, Heckmondwike, for a story and picture trail walk around the town, finishing at the Revive cafe for complementary refreshments. Booking essention: call 01924 325637
  • Wednesday October 28, 10am-11.30am, meet at Rectory Park car park, Church Lane, Thornhill for a story, picture trail and broom making. Booking essential: call 01924 324178
  • Thursday October 29, 2pm-3pm, Meet at Cleckheaton Library, Whitcliffe Road, Cleckheaton, for a story and picture trail walk to West End Park plus potion making. Booking essential: cakk 01274 335170
  • Friday October 30, 10am-12pm, Meet at Birstall Library, Market Street, Birstall, for a picture trail around the village then a story. Booking essential: call 01924 326227.

Dewsbury Market Spooktacular

Visit Dewsbury Market on Halloween, Saturday October 31, 10am-3pm, for a free trick or treat trail, spooky characters and face painting.

Dewsbury market gates
Dewsbury market gates

'Out of this World' drawing workshops

Youngsters can attend free workshops across north Kirklees to create an artwork to enter into the Sci Fest Yorkshire drawing competition. Suitable for children aged five and above, booking essential.

When, where, and how to book:

  • Monday October 26, 10.30am-11.30am, Ravensthorpe Children's Centre, Huddersfield Road, Ravensthorpe. Call 01924 325040
  • Monday October 26, 2.30pm-3.30pm, Thornhill Lees Children's Centre, Brewery Lane, Thornhill Lees. Call 01924 324178
  • Tuesday October 27, 10.30am-11.30am, Batley Library and Art Gallery, Market Square, Batley. Call 01924 325080
  • Wednesday October 28, 10.30am-11.30am, Dewsbury Library, Dewsbury Retail Park, Railway Street, Dewsbury. Call 01924 325637
  • Thursday October 29, 10.30am-11.30am, Heckmondwike Library, Walkley Lane, Heckmondwike. Call 01924 325637

Planning a Halloween event? Email SamanthaRobinson@trinitymirror.com with the details to be added to our Halloween what's on guides.

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