There are plenty of Halloween events to get your children dressed up as little pumpkins and ghouls for.
Here’s a guide of local Halloween events suitable for children and families.
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Greenhead Park: The Greenhead Park Railway are running a Halloween event at the park on Tuesday 31 October 2017 5.00pm to 7.00pm, weather permitting. The miniature trains run around the park track.
St George’s Square: Shuddersfield, Sunday 29 October, 2.30pm.
Suitable for over 8s.
Join Rebecca Legg for a terrifying walk through Huddersfield, uncovering ghost stories and dark history from beyond the grave.
The cost is £3, no booking needed.
Packhorse Shopping Centre: Pumpkin Party, Friday October 27, 12-2pm.
There will be free face painting and balloon modelling in the mall and Halloween crafts featuring spider stencils, pumpkin templates and Halloween mask making.
There will be a competition for best fancy dress – so dress to impress!
Piazza Shopping Centre: Halloween at the Piazza, October 28. 12.30pm to 4.30pm.
A free event with spooky story telling, Halloween themed face painting and a sweet treat.
Kershaw’s Garden Centre, Brighouse: Free Halloween horror movie make over, Tuesday 31st October 10am-4.30pm.
Students from Bradford College Media Make Up & Special effects department will be providing Hollywood style Halloween makeover on the 31st between 10 and 4.45pm. In this free event the students will practice their make up skills to provide (fake) wounds, vampire & zombie looks ideal for Trick or Treat & Halloween parties.
The centre will hold a collection for local charities on the day.
From Monday 30th October – Friday 3rd November 10am-12noon at Kershaw’s Garden Centre.
All week there will be children’s craft sessions to entertain the younger members of the community over the holiday period.
Cannon Hall Farm: Pumpkin Patch, October 21 – 31, £9.95 per person (under twos go free).
There are around 10,000 pumpkins available for visitors to pick and carve.
Every child paying full price admission will get a free pumpkin.
Children can also follow the special Trick or Treat Trail around the farm, plus there will be performing witches and the usual farm antics.
Kirklees Light Railway: Ghost trains, Saturday October 28, Sunday 29 and Tuesday 31 at 5.15pm, 6pm, 6.15pm, 7pm and 7.15pm.
Are you brave enough to board KLR Halloween Ghost Trains? The spooktacular trains are not for the faint hearted and KLR advise the trains are not suitable for under 3s.
Booking is essential and fancy dress is encouraged! Book online at www.kirklees.vtivket.co.uk or over the phone at 01484 865727.
Shibden Park: Shibden Spooktacular, October 26, £5 adults (16+), £3 per child (under 16), £15 family (up to 2 adults & 3 children)
The Shibden Spooktacular will offer an evening of family fun, spooky walks and one of the biggest firework displays in Calderdale!
National Coal Mining Museum: Cultural Olympiad @ Pit, culminates in the Lantern Trail and Fireworks Display on the final day, October 21 - 29.
Events all half term include a science show, family crafts, meet the ponies before the Something Nasty in the Coalshed: free spooky storytelling in Parkinson’s Yard.
It ends with a sponsored family friendly mile walk in aid of the Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice through a Nature Trail with miners’ lanterns and fairy lights.
There’s a fireworks finale on the final day. Book tickets via www.ncm.org.uk .
Eureka: Halloween fun, Saturday October 21 - Sun November 5.
There will be everything from a Monster Mash-up show to Ghost Walks, make your own monster craft activity & have a go at giant operation. There’ll be some spooky characters roaming the museum too. Details: www.eureka.org.uk .
Hallowe’en Happening is back with another spine-tingling line up of creepy, curious and raucous entertainment using the entire LBT on Saturday, October 28.
It celebrates all things outlandish, macabre and unusual with a feast of special events. The LBT invites audiences to wander their atmospheric Georgian building and sample an array of small plays, special effects make-up, interactive performances, magic, fiendish film and live music, plus each ticket includes Sweeney Todd’s hearty pie and pea supper.
When the Witching Hour arrives, guests are asked to pick up a Pagan Hymn Book for the interactive spectacular Sing-Along-A-Wickerman which features a screening of the 1973 cult film.
Kwaidan from the archaic Japanese word meaning ‘ghost story’, is the main drama offering. This atmospheric performance based on terrifying traditional Japanese horror stories will be haunting the main house.
Messrs. Curzon, Carter & Taylor deliver psychic experiments as they summon the ‘thinning of the veil’ betwixt our world and the next and special effects make-up artist Douglas Thompson gets hands-on mutilating punters with seeping wounds and gruesome scars.
There will be live music in the Syngenta Cellar from Les Vegas And The International Playboys Of Rhythm and a chance to master the legendary Thriller dance with a professional choreographer. Creep down to the green room for more chilling tales with In Bed With The Dead and meet Norman Wisdom And The Angel Of Death in award-winning author Christopher Fowler’s short story.
The fun starts at 7pm with a dress code of fancy dress or funeral attire, and admission is strictly for over 18s. Tickets, priced at £15, including a pie and pea supper, and can be booked via Box Office on 01484 430528 or online at www.thelbt.org.
Colne Value Garden Centre: Kids Halloween Party, 4.30pm-6.30pm.
£6 in advance. Children must be accompanied by a parent. Including disco, buffet, DJ, games and face painting