Six of the Best: Halloween Events

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Looking for something spookily different to do this Hallowe’en? Whether it’s the UK’s largest pumpkin festival, listening to some ghoulish legends or running away from zombies, here’s our six of the best round-up.

SCARY COMEDY

Sowerby Bridge

Well you could spend Halloween hiding behind the settee, waiting for that knock on the door, or you could completely bamboozle the trick or treaters by laughing your head off at Sowerby Bridge’s Comedy@The Works fiendishly funny line up.

In the last year Justin Moorhouse has killed three animals (albeit unintentionally), had part of his body removed and started to dress like a toddler. Mid life crisis? Maybe. Funny? Definitely

The show starts at 8.30 prompt and tickets are £12.50 Further info and online booking at www.comedyattheworks.co.uk

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ZOMBIE HUNT

Thackray Museum

The museum has been quarantined after an incurable virus was discovered inside. On Halloween those who dare are invited to enter the Quarantine zone and explore the museum after dark and after hours. Guests are advised to stay alert though, as the infected lurk behind every corner.

Those who make it through alive can celebrate in undead style at the zombie disco, strike a gruesome pose in the infected photo booth, take a chance with a fearsome lucky dip. Tickets £13 available to buy online - thackraymedicalmuseum.co.uk - 9.30pm-12.30am

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SAGAS, MYTH AND LEGENDS

Royal Armouries

Gather round this half term and listen as storytellers recount the exploits of brave warriors in epic battles, often pitted against terrifying monsters or plagued by terrible curses.

Discover Greek myths, Viking legends and Anglo-Saxon epic poems at the daily storytelling sessions.

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Get your hands on some related arms and armour, plus have a go at warrior combat skills.

Starts at 10am Saturday October 24, finishes 5pm Sunday November 1.

Event is free and aimed at families.

GHOULISH GOINGS ON

Stockeld Park

Have a Happy Halloween at Yorkshire’s Stockeld Park with ghoulish goings on this October half term. For a spooky spectacular of family fun the award winning visitor attraction reopens daily for the winter season. All the favourite activities are back including ice skating, the Nordic Ski Trail, the Giant Maze, the bewitching Enchanted Forest, Face painting, the Halloween Catwalk, the Wizard’s Den and Creepy Crafts in the Spooktacular arts and craft zone and pumpkin carving on October 24 and October 25.

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www.stockeldpark.co.uk

FAMILY FUN DAY

Armley Mills Museum

Hallowe’en family fun day. Children will be able to take part in Halloween fancy dress at Leeds Industrial Museum, Armley Mills. There will be storytelling and face-painting and a chance to see the amazing camera obscurer bringing the cat mask or scary spider outside to life. Step back in time to discover the industrial history of Leeds at Leeds Industrial Museum at Armley Mills.

Event is free but usual admission applies.

October 2014 1pm-4pm.

www.leeds.gov.uk//armleymills

PUMPKIN FESTIVAL

Pontefract

‘One day in the pumpkin patch the strangest little pumpkin hatched...’

This is how the phenomenon that is Spookley starts.

Welcome to the UK’s largest Pumpkin Festival, with tens of thousands of pumpkins grown from seed which have all been cut and are waiting in the fields just to be picked. Some 90,000 have been planted. The festival has no admission charge you just literally turn up between 10am and 4pm, until October 31. Ravensknowle Farm, Pontefract Road, Pontefract, WF7 5AF, 01977 600200, 01977799577

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Adams on her way to defeating Maryan Salazar at the First Direct Arena last weekend. (James Hardisty).

Nicola Adams pulls no punches in sharing her life story