Get your spook on: Halloween activities to try

Whether your idea of Halloween is ghoulish and spine-chilling, or you prefer something a bit less scary, we’ve created a round up with something to suit everyone.

Below are some activities in the local area, crafts to do with your family, yummy Halloween themed recipes to try out and a guide of some great spooky films.

Events happening


Normanby Hall, North Lincolnshire

Their yearly Halloween Spooktacular is taking place on the last Sunday of October.

Keep an eye on their website for more details on this event.

Join their Facebook event page here

LUSH, Lincoln

From Thursday 26th to Sunday 29th October during half term they will be running multiple Halloween Bath Bomb workshops. Go in and explore all their spooky Halloween collection.

Follow here to find out more

Cura-Care, Armthorpe

It’s time for Cura-Care’s annual Halloween Party so grab your ticket for a fun time.

Best costume will win a prize so dust off your Halloween outfits. Follow here to find out more and to book on.

Follow here to find out more and to book on

The Arc, Scunthorpe

Join the team at The Arc for three different Halloween themed events all free of charge.

  • Spooky Stem – crafts, films and kids eat free
  • Frightful Graffiti – graffiti art, street style and kids eat free
  • Outdoor Scavenger Ghost Hunt event
Follow here for more information on dates and times

The Viking Centre, Barton

Their annual Halloween party is back. Join them on the 31st October 5:30pm-7pm and booking will be essential.

This can be done via their Facebook page or call this number 07717736162.

All children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult and all children will get a free picnic plate and juice. They will be having a best costume competition one for children under 8 and one for children over 8.

Follow to their Facebook here

Crafts and recipes


Here’s a selection of the best family-friendly Halloween films for kids to watch, a mixture of old classics and some newer ones to try out. These are just a small choice of Halloween films to check out. Keep an eye out on the TV guide for any leading up the festive seasons.

This one is actually about the Day of the Dead, and not Halloween, a perfect way for kids to learn more about that special holiday. Watch this one on Disney Plus.

A classic film with a nostalgic feel full of suspense but no ghosts or witches so a good choice for a film night. Find this one on Prime Video or Apple TV.

Watch these classic films back to back and enjoy the storyline with great music and characters. Watch these on Disney Plus.

For a change, visit the outdoor cinema in Doncaster which is showing Hocus Pocus. Follow the link here to find out more and to book. Limited spaces.

This hilarious film has all the favourite monsters in one place and if your kids love this one, there are plenty of sequels that follow: Hotel Transylvania 2, Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation and Hotel Transylvania: Transformania. Watch most of these on Netflix.

There’s a new 2023 adaptation of the class Haunted Mansion being released on the 4 October on Disney Plus.