Hallowe’en round-up

Halloween ad feature
Halloween ad feature


Pumpkin Carving

Saturday, October 27 to Wednesday, October 31, 10am-4pm. The Alnwick Garden witches will help you to choose a plump pumpkin and carve it into a ghastly ghoul or grinning fiend to guide the way when you are trick-or-treating! £3 per pumpkin (includes candle).

Jack O’Lantern Tales

Saturday, October 27 to Wednesday, October 31. At the Alnwick Garden. Join Jack O’Lantern, the king of pumpkins, for tales of the strange, the weird and the nasty. For under 12s.

Wand Making

Saturday, October 27, 11am-4pm. Enchantment and spell casting is magical mischief at The Alnwick Garden. Free with admission.

Poison Pumpkin Trail

Saturday, October 27, to Wednesday, October 31. How many poisonous ingredients can you find hidden in pumpkins around The Alnwick Garden?

The Three Witches

Saturday, October 27, to Wednesday, October 31. At the Alnwick Garden. Gather by the water tower behind the Rose Garden for bewitching performances of Shakespeare’s terrible trio from Macbeth by Bandicoot Theatre Company. Performances free with admission, at noon, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm.

Wicked Art – Scary Silhouettes

Monday, October 29, 11am-4pm. At the Alnwick Garden. Unleash your creative side with silhouettes inspired by the spooky Poison Garden – get crafty with a little help from the professional artist. Free with admission.

Wicked Art - Spooky Bookmarks

Tuesday, October 30, 11am-4pm. Ghastly ghosts, creepy cats, wicked witches – create your unique Hallowe’en bookmark to mark the place in your magnificent book of spells. Free with admission.

Wicked Art – Trick-or-treat Bags

Wednesday, October 31, 11am-4pm. Join the witches of The Alnwick Garden and create your own unique goodie bag to store your Hallowe’en treats in style. Free with admission.

Pumpkin Parade

Wednesday, October 31, 3.30pm. Follow Jack O’Lantern with your pumpkins in a merry dance to collect your own special trick or treat from the Hovel. Free with admission.

A Spooky Supper – with Jay’s Animal Encounters

Wednesday, October 31. Put on a spooky costume and visit the Alnwick Garden Pavilion as Jay and his creepy crawly animals come out to play. Spooktacular tea and treats will be served from 4pm-6.30pm. Tickets are £10pp or £35 for a family ticket (2 adults, 2 children). To book, call 01665 511080.


Hallowe’en Arts & Crafts

Sunday, October 28. Join Rachel from Sticks & Stones to decorate a tile in celebration of harvest end and the beginning of winter. Design and decorate your own tile to take away. Suitable for adults and children. Contact 01668 214208.


Grand Hallowe’en Party

Saturday, October 27, 8pm. Belford Golf Club. Fancy dress optional and live entertainment from Damascus.

Hallowe’en Family Night

Sunday, October 28, 6.30pm-10pm. Community Club. Disco and games night.

Belsay Hall

Time Travellers...Go Ghosts and Ghouls

Saturday, October 27, to Sunday, November 4. See left.


Hallowe’en Water Wizards

Saturday, October 27, to Sunday, November 4, 11am – 3pm. Wizarding fun with water. Take part in water experiments just like Lord Armstrong and with the wave of a wand and a squirt of water you too can make electricity. £1 per child.


Ghost Night

Saturday, October 27, 9pm-11pm. A chance to have a ghostly encounter in the historic rooms and corridors of Kielder Castle with experienced ghosthunters the Grey Ladies. Tickets £10.

meldon park

Headless Horseman

Wednesday, October 31, 4.30pm-7pm. Hallowe’en frights at Meldon Park kitchen garden. See picture, left.


Hallowe’en Fun

Wednesday, October 31, 11am–3pm. Make Hallowe’en crafts, try the spooktacular children’s trail and hear scary stories told by the resident witch. Small charge for some activities.

Forest Frights

Wednesday, October 31, 4.30pm–7.30pm. Dare you brave the forest of frights, full of strange happenings and spooky characters? Children must be accompanied by an adult. Adult £2, child £4, family £10.


Pumpkin Trail

Saturday, October 27 to Sunday, November 4. Explore the historic colliery buildings to find the hidden pumpkins and complete the special trail. Free, 50p suggested donation.