Cost savvy parents can get discounts to some of Yorkshire’s best-loved attractions this half term.
Visitors are encouraged to make the most of the entry fee reductions on Yorkshire’s Magnificent Attractions website.
Witches and wizards to-be are invited to cast their wizarding powers and learn new magic spells at Wizard Mal’s Magic Show at Stockeld Park, near Wetherby.
For more enchanting activities, visitors can take part in a lantern trail in the twilight hour at Wakefield-based National Coal Mining Museum for England and dedicate their lantern to a loved one and raise money for a local hospice.
Tales of some of the most unusual and gruesome royal deaths throughout history can be located at Royal Armouries in Leeds, where visitors can get involved in activities including historical storytelling, combat demonstrations and, hands on history sessions.
Eureka! The National Children’s Museum, in Halifax welcomes visitors to try to find their ghosts around the museum with one or two of their ghostbuster team while parents and toddlers can visit Xscape Yorkshire for a themed session at Gravity Trampoline Parks including wall to wall trampolines and a free drink for parent and child.
Shock-olate fans can take part and spin the wheel of fortune to decide their fate to receive either a deliciously tasty treat or a revolting rotten trick chocolate at York’s Chocolate Story.
Visitors can come face to face with real life sea creatures and take part in sea monster craft sessions at The Deep.
Yorkshire Wildlife Park, near Doncaster, welcomes it visitors to meet Epico the Dragon, and see a magical array of interactive shows as well as see their favourite animals such as the Polar bears, lions and tigers.
Lightwater Valley, near Ripon, will be hosting their annual Frightwater Valley, where visitors are invited to enter the live maze, while Flamingo Land are offering 2-4-1 entry to visitors who don their finest witching and wizardry finery and take their little witches and wizards to ride on the spooky indoor train ride at Mischief Mansion and pick up a free Hallowe’en Zoo Trail sheet.
For events that raise more a smile than a scare, visitors are invited to do some pumpkin carving when they visit the Pumpkin Festival at Cannon Hall Farm, Barnsley.
Tropical Butterfly House, North Anston, welcomes visitors to meet the new resident at the new Witch’s Cottage and Haunted House with a ghoulish tractor trailer ride through the Freaky Forest.
Yorkshire’s Magnificent Attraction offers a comprehensive listing of family events across all of its attractions, suitable for all ages during October half term. Visit www.yorkshireattractions.org/events.