Have a Haunted Halloween in Lancaster

Lancaster City Council is inviting everyone to grab their broomsticks in readiness for Halloween and make the most of all spooky goings on across Lancaster.

From 19 – 31 October, there'll be plenty of family-friendly activities and events to keep all ages entertained with creepy crafts, spooky castle tours, terrifying tales, monster mask making plus lots more.

At the Judges’ Lodgings there’ll be two spooky Halloween workshops where children can arrive in fancy dress for some creepy crafting and frightening fun and drop in sessions giving them the chance to create their own scary spider inside Lancaster’s oldest townhouse.

Down on the quayside at the city’s Maritime Museum, there’ll be some half term craft sessions including spooky galleon building, spell book making as well as the opportunity to design and make a jam jar lantern to take home.

At the City Museum, there’ll be telescope and spyglass crafting and willow lantern making to help you spot those ghouls and ghosts as well as Halloween decoration craft sessions.

Head to Lancaster Castle on October 31 to celebrate All Hallows Eve and embark upon an unforgettably creepy tour of Lancaster Castle alongside costumed guides. Children’s tours run at 5pm, 5.30pm and 6pm. Adult-only tours run at 7pm, 7.30pm and 8pm.

At Salt Ayre Leisure Centre there'll be plenty to choose from during the half term break including a Creation Station Family Fun Arts and Crafts Class and a Crazy Inflatable Swim Party on October 22.   Halloween will be celebrated with a party on October 31 hosted by children's entertainer Harvey Rush with games, prizes, singing, dancing and plenty of balloon sculptures.

Williamson Park will be running the ever-popular ‘Meet the Keeper’ sessions (21-27 October) as well as ‘Monster Mask Making’ workshops to complete that scary outfit.  Children can also learn more about Williamson Park’s fantastic spider friends and get some ideas to help them create one of their very own.

Don’t miss your chance to join storyteller Gav Cross, who will be at The Dukes on October 19, weaving tales of wonder and delight in his immersive Pop-Up Story Cave. There will be two tales told at various times and aimed at different age groups.

For more information on all the events taking place during the October half term holiday and leading up to Halloween, visit www.visitlancaster.org.uk or follow Visit Lancaster on Facebook or Twitter 

Last updated: 18 October 2019