Spooktacular Events | Visit Bradford

Have a terrific, terrifying time with our pick of the best Halloween events…

Halloween is the time when pumpkins like to express themselves and the Sand In Your Eye team loves nothing more than bringing them to life! On Tuesday 29 October there will be a mini pumpkin festival brought to you by Bradford BID and the team from Sand In Your Eye, taking place outside The Broadway main entrance and The Light Cinema. There will be the chance to have a go at sculpting your own pumpkin or watch as the Sand In Your Eye team create amazing sculptures in front of your eyes.

Dark Gatherings: All Hallows’ Eve On Thursday 31st October, will you be brave enough to enter Bolling Hall After Dark and risk angering its dark and disturbing inhabitants? As night falls only the bravest visitors will explore the museum for a frightful evening. Ticketed Event.

This October half term, flock to the National Science + Media Museum for fantastic family activities inspired by A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon. See the brand new film on the big screen, make character models with the help of experts from Aardman, see sets and props, and learn behind-the-scenes tips and tricks!

Film fans are invited to head down to Oastler Market, Bradford this Halloween to enjoy the fiendishly good screening of… Roald Dahl’s The Witches (Thursday 31 October) a young boy stumbles onto a witch convention and must stop them, even after he has been turned into a mouse.

Join The Oxford and Cambridge Singing School Music and Magic: A Day of Spooky Singing and Mysterious Magic. On Friday 1st November, Bradford Cathedral will host a one-day course which will give children aged between 7 and 13 the opportunity to sing great classical music with world class coaches in a relaxed and fun environment.

Witch Way to Main Street – Haworth? to the annual Hawortheen spectacular.  The historic village will be overtaken by ghosts, ghouls, witches and goblins. Various venues around Haworth village are joining in with the ghastly festivities:

Park up your broomsticks and get creative at Cobbles & Clay, with lots of spooky pottery for you to paint.

Explore the atmospheric rooms of the Brontë Parsonage by candlelight. Listen to the grandfather clock strike the hour and hear the creaks and sounds made by the historic house after dark. Listen if you dare to a selection of spooky stories and sinister superstitions on this most mysterious of nights.

Step on board the Wizards Express, at the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway a spellbinding train of sorcery! Take a seat and enjoy a magical journey as you learn to become a master of mystery and magic.

Look to the stars and discover the wonders of the universe at Cliffe Castle space themed Star Party on Thursday 31 October. Fancy dress with an Out of this World theme is optional but encouraged.

Join NT East Riddlesden Hall for haunting half term fun this Halloween. Put your pumpkin carving skills to the test and create a fun Halloween decoration to take home. There’ll also be a Halloween garden trail to follow with a chocolate prize at the end, a spooky ‘spot it’ trail in the house, and a recording of a scary story in the barn to send shivers down your spine.

Venture into the woods this half-term, follow the Ilkley Pumpkin Trail at Middleton Woods, Ilkley. Decorated with over 200 pumpkins, the self-led trail running on 26 & 27 October is perfect for the whole family.

You can wear your witch’s hat but leave the broomstick at home and take the Shipley Glen Tram (2 & 3 November).  Have frightful and delightful family day out, looking for skeletons along the way!

Dare you walk the TUNNEL OF DOOM at Bradford Ice Arena? There might be infra red cameras, monsters, spiders (well, maybe just some webs), ghouls, witches and everything else you can think of to scare you half to death on Friday 1 November.

Get spooked this Halloween, check out our full listing of Ghoulish events to sink your fangs into!