Ghostly goings-on and Hallowe’en happenings

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From ghostly stories to pumpkin carving – this Hallowe’en promises to be spook-tacular. Here is your guide to some of the frighteningly good entertainment around the region.

Alnwick Garden

Saturday, October 25, to Friday, October 31: Pumpkin Carving. 11am-4pm, £3.50 per pumpkin. Normal admission applies. When you carve a pumpkin, you will receive a free ticket into The Garden on October 31 for the pumpkin parade. 01665 511350.

Wednesday, October 29: Potion Making. 11am-4pm. Normal admission applies. 01665 511350.

Thursday, October 30: Make a Spell Book. Normal admission applies. 01665 511350.

Friday, October 31: Pumpkin Parade. Entry 5.30pm, parade 6pm. 01665 511350.

Bamburgh Castle

Thursday, October 30: Create a Spooky Tile. Suitable for adults and children. Normal admission applies. 01668 214515.

Chillingham Castle

Friday, October 31: Hallowe’en and Fireworks. Activities include children’s ghost stories, fancy-dress competition, best pumpkin competition, pumpkin trail, apple bobbing, children’s Hallowe’en tablecloth colouring and music, plus delicious hot and cold food available. 6pm to 8pm, gates open 5.30pm. £5 children, £10 adult, £25 family (two adults and 3 children 12years or under). Tickets can be purchased in advance or on the night, but number are restricted. 01668 215359.

Ford and Etal Estates

Monday, October 27, to Friday, October 31: Hallowe’en Fun. The Estates hosts a range of activities, including storytelling sessions, games and themed food. For more information, visit


Saturday, October 25, to Sunday, November 2: 50 things to do - before you’re scared to death. Try some of the ‘50 things’ activities with a spooky twist. Noon-3pm. Normal admission applies, plus small charge for some activities. 01670 773606.


Saturday, October 25, to Sunday, November 2: Pumpkin Trail. Suggested donation of 50p per trail sheet. 01670 624455.

Are you holding a Hallowe’en event? If so, contact James Willoughy at the Gazette by calling 01665 602234 or emailing