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Halloween is just around the corner, and guests at High Oaks Grange are in a prime location to explore everything the North York Moors and beyond has to offer at this time of year.

We've shortlisted some frightfully fun Halloween events happening near our estate, so read on if you dare…

Pumpkin Picking – Cedarbarn Farm Shop

 Image: Cedarbarn Farm Shop Facebook


You can’t have Halloween without pumpkins, and you don't have to go too far to pick your own! The Cedarbarn Farm Shop, right next door to High Oaks Grange offers a spooktacular miniature train ride to the pumpkin patch.

This year, the pumpkin patch is open 7 days a week until Halloween with the miniature railway running each weekend and every day of the half term break. Once you've picked your perfect pumpkin, you can pop into their lovely cafe and enjoy a seasonal pumpkin spice latte too. 


Halloween Trail – SEA LIFE Scarborough

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Dive into the creepy deep this Halloween with the return of the ‘Ascarium’ trail and experience at SEA LIFE Scarborough.

Follow the immersive trail through the aquarium to held the Sea Witch find her missing potion ingredients hidden throughout displays of the creepiest creatures of the deep, as well as a few of the more charming ocean dwellers, such as seahorses, rays and clownfish. Once you’ve spotted all of the missing items, make your way to the witch's lair and see her cast her spell to open the treasure chest for a special reward. 


Whitby Abbey – Spooky Spectacles

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Where better to visit this Halloween than the inspiration behind Bram Stoker's ‘Dracula’? From Saturday 23rd October to Sunday 31st October, Whitby Abbey are running some family-friendly Halloween activities, including spooky stories and fancy dress competitions.

Throughout the October half term, children can also enjoy The Wizards of Once Halloween Quest which is a brand new trail inspired by the popular series. Come in halloween inspired fancy dress and you could be in with the chance to win a prize too. 


North Yorkshire Moors Railway – Light Spectacular

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Hop-on board an awe-inspiring train journey with narration from Voiceover Man, from the Britain's Got Talent, and a DJ-Music Mix to get the whole family in the mood for a party!
Tickets are £25pp and includes flashing wristband where you become part of the show. This hour-long round trip, with on-board narration and music, departs from Pickering Station for Levisham Station every evening at 6pm and 7.45pm from 23rd October to 31st October.


Castle Howard - Halloween at Skelf Island

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The spooky Skelves are back this October half term to take you on adventure trails around Ray Wood, plus there’ll be self guided trails to enjoy, so get those wellies on and search for some magical beasts whilst enjoying fantastic autumnal colours in the woodlands! You can also book in to make a broomstick and learn how to fly it, using materials sourced from the forestry team at Castle Howard.

If you're looking for more things to see and do this month, have a read of our October In The North York Moors blog post.

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