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Half Term and Halloween Events in Nottingham

Updated: Oct 16, 2022

Here's a round up of half term events in and around Nottinghamshire this October.

Please check the full details on the organisers website for information about booking and prices.

Some prices here include an early booking discount.

Nottingham City Centre Halloween Festival

LOOK UP! Watch out for the rooftop monsters appearing on the city's most iconic buildings 14th - 30th October

Batman and his batmobile will be making an appearance on Sunday 30th October as well as free face painting, spider school and 88 sweet stops!!

Wollaton Hall

Magic Potion outdoor trail

Hidden History tour in the Hall

Make and Take activities

Funfair rides

Outdoor Cinema

Nottingham Industrial Museum - STEM activities 16th, 22nd, 23rd 11-3.30.

Rufford Abbey Country Park Halloween 2022

Halloween Monster Hunt, farm visit and witches brunch

15th - 31st October 10am - 4pm

£2.50 per trail sheet (parking charges also apply)

As well as the monster hunt there will also be spooky critters visiting on the 19th and 26th and a witches brunch on the 28th and 29th October.

Half Term Halloween at Clumber Park

15th - 30th October

Some activities are included in your entrance ticket (Adults £5, children £2.50 under 5s free)

15 - 30 October Autumn family photo scavenger hunt.

17 - 23 October, Apple Week celebrations including windfall collecting, apple pressing & juicing, story telling sessions and seasonal crafts

29 & 30 October - Breakfast with the Spooks in the Parsonage. Additional Charges Apply

29 October, Sneaky Experience Halloween Event - Adult £12.50. Child £15.50

Newstead Abbey

Ghostly Garden Trail

Family Ghost Tour

Outdoor Cinema - Lost Boys and Hocus Pocus

Nottingham Castle

Halloween at the Castle - 22nd - 31st Oct

Halloween Family Cave Tours - 22nd - 31st Oct

Halloween Storytelling - 15th -16th Oct

Justice Museum

Half Term Hidden ghost trail

Floralands Farm Park Halloween Half Term

A range of Halloween activities including creepy cuddles, exotic cuddles, rotten egg collecting and pumpkin picking

17th - 30th October 10am - 4pm

Activities £1 per person

Bluebell Dairy Halloween Festival

Pumpkin picking, fancy dress party, monster trail, maize maze and loads more. Ticket also includes regular entrance to the farm. FREE P.Y.O Pumpkin (with every full paying child ticket)

22nd - 30th October

Online price: 11.95 adult, 13.50 child under 1s free

Stonebridge City Farm

Pirate Day 19th October 10-4pm FREE

Messy Play 24th October 10-12 FREE

Rainbow Stripes 11-12 £3

Halloween 29th October 11-4pm FREE

White Post Farm

Pumpkin Festival

Join us for our Pumpkin Festival this October! FREE pumpkin per paying child!

Pick a pumpkin from the pumpkin patch, Mess-free carving, Creepy Crawley Show, Broomstick School

22nd – 30th October

Adult £13.95 Child £13.50

Holme Pierrepont Country Park

15th-30th Spooky Sky Trail

Adventure Holioday Club 17th -28th October

Elvaston Castle

SUNDAY 30 OCTOBER 10.30am-3.30pm. Turn up any time. HALLOWEEN TRAIL & PUMPKIN PARLOUR Complete our spooky trail to earn your certificate, then head to the courtyards to visit our Pumpkin Parlour and carve your very own pumpkin to take home! Fancy dress encouraged. Meet: Castle courtyards.

Cost: £2 per trail sheet, pumpkin and other activity prices vary

Shipley Country Park

SUNDAY 23 – SUNDAY 30 OCTOBER 10.30am- 3.30pm. Turn up any time. Self-led activity. HALLOWEEN EVENT: (UN)NATURAL TRAIL Come along and follow the Halloween Trail and search for the clues that will help you learn about spooky nature and receive a sweet treat! Fancy dress welcome. Length: 1 mile.

Cost: £2.00 per child.

Sherwood Forest

Witches and Warlocks Den Building 6+

25th Oct 2-3.30, 28th Oct 10.30-12 and 2-3.30 £7.50pp

Half Term Whodunnit Trail

15th – 20th October 11-3pm £3.50

Manor Farm Park and Woodlands

Halloween Half Term – Maize maze and Audio Adventure

17th – 30th October

Adults 11.50 Child 2-17 £12.95 under 2s free.

Waterstones Nottingham

Spooky Season half term

In store activities 17th-30th October

Storytimes 19th/26th 10.30am/2.30pm 23rd/30th 11.30am/2.30pm

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Ikea Nottingham

Ocean Creatures Hunt 17th-30th October

Ocean themed Photobooth 17th – 30th October

Bean Block Cafe

Lots of spooky events - only availability left as of 11/10 is:

21/10 Spooky Spa Special with

22/10 “Andy & Lewis” Magic & Ventriloquism Show

26/10 Pottery Painting

31/10 Halloween Party

29/10 - Track 2 play

Young Hustlers Festival Hockley

23rd October £8.80 Adults £3.30 Children aged 2-17 Free 0-2

Lakeside Arts


10th September – 2nd November

Nottingham Contemporary

October Half Term Family Activities: Chasing Shadows, Catching Sounds - FREE

18-20th Oct 25th-27th Oct

Gedling Leisure Centres


Half Price Badminton - 17-21st Oct 9-4pm 24-28th Oct 3-4pm

Capoeira Fusion - Thursdays 6-7pm

Roller Disco - Fridays 5-6.30


Bouncy Castle Fun

17-21st and 24th-28th October 10-11.30am

Various Family swimming sessions

Mr Mulligan's Pirate Golf

Pumpkin Patch Spooky Crazy Golf

Halloween Parties and Class Specials

Little Llamas Childrens Centre

Halloween Party 30th October 2.30-4.30pm

Boots and Brambles Half Term Sessions

Holiday Club - 26th October

Baby Brambles - 27th October

Family session - 27th and 28th October

Halloween Supper - 28th October

Baby Sparks Spooky Sparky Halloween Special

21st, 24th, 26th, 27th October

Forest Folk Play

Half Term Halloween Special 20th October

The Outdoors Project

October Half Term Halloween Special Holiday Club

24th-28th October

Little Glow Rushcliffe

Spooky Special

28th October 10.30-11.30, 11.45-12.45 £7.50

Tiny Town Adventures

Halloween Special Sessions

29th and 30th October £8.45 1 child and 1 adult.

Drama Tots West Bridgford Halloween Party

28th October 10am, 29th October 1.15 and 3pm

Little Drivers Soft Play Halloween Party

28/29th October 3-5pm £12

Mapperly Plains Recreation and Social Club Halloween Party

30th Oct 11-1pm £6

Hucknall Halloween Funfair and Fireworks

The engine rooms @ Rolls-Royce NG15 6EP

30th Oct 5.30pm £6 adult £3 child

Hocus Pocus Soft Play Halloween Party

28th and 29th October 4-6.30pm £8.85 children £1.95 adults

Cyril’s Fun House Halloween Party

29th and 30th October £10 children £2 adults



Donut Decorating Workshop

22nd October 10-12pm £15

Ikea Nottingham

Jellyfish Lamp Craft Workshop – Free

Various 17th – 21st October

From Trash to Treasure – Free

Various 24th – 28th October

Hobbycraft Nottingham

Kids Mache Pumpkin Decorating £5/£6

14th and 28th October

Kids Pipe Cleaner Spider Workshop £5/£6

11th, 18th , 25th October

Kids' Clay Bats and Ghosts Workshop £5/£6

12th and 26th October

Pets at Home (All Notts Locations)

My Pet Pals workshops FREE

Weekend dates in October and November

Green's Windmill - Booking essential

Saturday 15th October – Children’s Bread Baking. £4 per child. 3+

Thursday 20th October – Scone Baking. £4 per child. 3+

Friday 21st October – Cool Science (free activity) ‘Electricity & Magnetism’

Saturday 22nd October – Fruity Cupcake Baking. £4 per child. 3+

Thursday 27th October – Spooky Biscuit Baking. £4 per child.

Sunday 30th October – Halloween Mask Making. £3 per child. 3+

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