Now the kids are back at school and the weather’s getting cold, it’s even more important to plan some fun days out. Luckily, there are lots of events happening in Yorkshire this October, so we’ve put together our top picks to keep you entertained.
The Yorkshire Marathon
Okay, so you may not be running but it’s definitely a great event to watch. The Yorkshire Marathon takes place in York on Sunday 11th October. It starts and finishes at the university campus just outside the city, but the marathon goes right through the centre of town.
Expect road closures, but as always there’s plenty to see and do in York from shopping to visiting the city’s several museums.
Halloween Adventure at Stockeld Park
Located just in between Wetherby and Harrogate, Stockeld Park runs events throughout the year, most notably it’s Christmas Adventure. From the 24th October their Halloween Adventure will be in full swing, with a witches’ trail through the forest, witch and wizard training and terrifying Fright Nights. If you like Halloween, you’ll love this spooky adventure.
Spooky Spectacular at Tropical Butterfly House
A Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence Winner 5 years in a row, the Halloween Spectacular at Tropical Butterfly House in Sheffield is billed as their biggest and best event of the year. You can take a haunted trail through the jungle, play trick or treat on the witch’s cottage, as well as take part in lots of spooky craft activities. Normal admission applies, with events taking place every weekend October and throughout half term.
Whitby Goth Weekend
Continuing with our spooky theme, why not visit Whitby’s Goth Weekend from the 30th October? Every year, thousands of people flock to the town to meet up, watch live music, visit the Bizarre Bazaar Goth Market and generally enjoy the atmosphere. Whether you dress up or not, it promises to be a great opportunity for people-watching, and it’s completely free!
Red, White & Blue Day at Lightwater Valley
A visit to the theme park is always fun, but they can be expensive – especially for families. Lightwater Valley are holding a Red, White and Blue day on the 10th October in support of our military families. If you wear the Union Jack colours of red, white and blue, you’ll get in for half price – saving a huge £14 each on the ticket price.