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What’s on this Halloween in The Lake District

9 October 2020 Local area

Seriously Spooky events!

Are you visiting Park Cliffe for an autumn holiday in the Lake District? Enjoy a family day out and make the most of the fantastic halloween events taking place nearby. Some of the best attractions throughout the National Park are offering spooky activities for younger members of the family. Take a look at our top pick and add it to your list of things to do in The Lakes during your camping, caravan or glamping break.

Muncaster Castle

Open from 10.30am

Saturday 24th October 2020 – Saturday 31st October 2020

Dare you visit one of Britain’s most haunted castles this Halloween?! This year our Seriously Spooky event will be running for the full week so plenty opportunity to come and visit!
Enjoy lots of fun filled daily activities, including the “Sledgehammer House of Horrors” themed show running each day, every hour from 4pm throughout the evening in the Castle itself (additional ticket required)
Plague medicine workshops, lantern and drumming workshops and fabulous fire shows. Be entertained by the Witch Warbler trails around the gardens, the Terrifying Terrace and Maze, even a Juggling Jester!
Enjoy spending time in the Halloween themed gardens and the Enchanted Trail
The site opens from 10.30am through to mid-evening with Halloween activities each day commencing from around lunchtime
Local food stalls and Creeping Kate’s Café and Owl Garden Tea Room will be available for refreshments each day

Muncaster Castle will be open for guided tours as normal throughout the day and the 11.30am World of Owls and 2pm Sky Hunters shows to take place daily.Twilight Owls events will be running each evening – See the Hawk & Owl Centre’s fantastic Twilight Owls display when our falconers fly a selection of our beautiful owls in the gardens after dark (separate tickets required).


Holker Hall

Autumn Spendour tour & tea with our Head Gardener

Wednesday 21st October 2020
Pre-booked tickets necessary


The Brockhole Halloween Experience

10.00am – 6.00pm
21st October 2020 – 31st October 2020
Pre-booked tickets necessary

  • Giant Pumpkin Trail (All ages) (30-40mins)
  • Haunted Forest (All ages but some scary bits for the nervous) (15-20mins)
  • Graveyard Golf (All ages) (15-20mins)
  • Mini Tractor Pumpkin Farmer (3-6yrs) (15mins) New
  • Woodland Faerie Trail  (All ages) (20-30 mins) New
  • Pumpkin Photo Booth (All ages) (5 mins)
  • Storytelling (All ages) (30 mins)
  • Professor Pumpernickel (All ages) (30 mins)
  • Wicca Workshop of Art & Witch-crafts (All ages) (30 mins)
  • Witches Brew and Monster Crunch Cake (All ages) (5 mins)
  • *Zombie Archery (7yrs +) (15 mins)
  • *Spider Laser Clay (7yrs +) (15 mins)
  • *Krazi Karts (7yrs +) (15 mins)New

Tickets are available as ‘full pumpkin passports’ (ages 7+, advised 4-5 hours to complete) or ‘mini pumpkin passports’ (ages 3+, advised 3-4 hours to complete) which are used to gain entry to the above events. Please note that the Tree Top Trek, Nets and large free Adventure Playground are still open as normal.


The Ruskin Museum

10.00am – 4.00pm
24th October 2020 – 31st October 2020
No ticket booking necessary

Spooky Halloween Hunt for those who find themselves in Coniston for the day or who perhaps are already planning on visiting The Ruskin Museum. At £1 a go for an activity sheet it could be a great addition to your day out with the children. Coniston is North of Park Cliffe and can be reached by driving around either on the east or west side of Lake Windermere and is a great rural drive to get there.