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Halloween is nearly here, so it's time for witches, warlocks, and weird and wonderful sights. We've rounded up 5 frightful Halloween events happening near High Oaks Grange, so read on if you dare. And if you're in the mood for a spooky staycation, you can find our availability for the end of the month at the end of this post. 


The Whole Hogg Farm Shop – Pumpkin Picking

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You can’t have Halloween without pumpkins, so we’ve scouted out a brilliant local place where you can pick your own! The Whole Hogg is a charming farm shop set on a working farm in Malton. This year, their pumpkin patch is open from Saturday 12th of October, allowing visitors to take home their very own spooky squash! We’d also recommend stopping for a bite to eat in their cosy tearoom.

Whitby Abbey – Spooky Spectacles

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Where better to spend Halloween than the place which was the inspiration behind Bram Stoker's gothic tale of Dracula? From 24th October - Sunday 1st November, Whitby Abbey will be putting on a number of spooky stories, activities and craft workshops. On 28th-31st October, light will be cast upon a dark history as the Abbey is illuminated and costumed characters tell tales of grave robbing and witch trials. It’s sure to be an evening of tricks and treats, and you can book tickets on the English Heritage website.

Dalby Forest - Fear in the Forest

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Will you enter the depths of Dalby to experience true ‘Fear in the Forest’? If you dare, explore the spooky woodland and strange goings-on along their Halloween trail. What awaits in the Tunnel of Terror? Who lurks in the dark and what tales will they share? This family-friendly walking trail is a great way to spend the Halloween evening. Buy your tickets on the Dalby Forest website.

Castle Howard - Halloween at Skelf Island

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Castle Howard has a new adventure playground, and you’re invited to try it out! Skelf Island's ingenious treetop nest structures, connected by rope bridges, slides, nets and climbing equipment will be transformed with atmospheric lighting and effects.  From Saturday 26th October 2019 to Sunday 3rd November, Skelf characters will lead daily activities across the island, along with face painting and an outdoor trail with a prize for each child at the end. Buy tickets on the Castle Howard website.

York – The Original Ghost Walk of York

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Believed to be the first exclusive ghost walk in the world, immerse yourself in a night of history and mystery to capture the imagination and inspire the mind. The walk is a unique opportunity to discover the hidden magic of this ancient city through the real art of storytelling. Tales are drawn from York’s expansive history and are told against a backdrop of haunting beauty. Find out more on the Original Ghost Walk of York website.

Now, if you’re keen to enjoy a spooky staycation around Halloween, then High Oaks Grange is the place for you. We might not be haunted, but our luxury self-catering properties are frightfully good! If you book one of our 5* cottages, you’ll have a scream in your own private hot tub. If you’re looking for a more outdoorsy getaway, there’s nothing gruesome about our Gold Award winning glamping pods! Here are all the properties available for the spookiest time of the year…

  • Keldy Cottage – 5* luxury cottage, sleeps 4, available Monday 28th October – Friday 1st November
  • Bluebell Pod – our cosy double glamping pod, sleeps 2, available Wednesday 30th – Friday 1st November

  • Rosedale Cottage – 5* luxury cottage, sleeps 4, available Friday 1st November – Monday 4th November
  • Bluebell Pod – our cosy double glamping pod, sleeps 2, available Friday 1st November – Monday 4th November
  • Family Glamping Pod – our family pods, sleeps 4, available Friday 1st November – Monday 4th November

If any of these take your fancy, then visit our booking page to secure your Halloween holiday!


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