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10 fang-tastic things to do this Halloween

News   •   Oct 18, 2018 14:26 BST

It's that time of year again, and there are plenty of fang-tastic activities around the region for families to enjoy. Have a look at our guide and see what takes your fancy!

You can even save money with our Family Day Ticket just £10 on the Go North East app or from your driver, and covers up to 2 adults and 3 children under 16, with a minimum of one adult and one child required. People aged 18 and under can also travel for £1 each way with our flat single fare.


Halloween Evenings at Beamish Museum – 22, 23, 26, 27 & 31 October

  • Halloween evenings at Beamish are sure to give you a Halloween fright night you’ll never forget. With the 1900s Town, 1900s Pit Village, 1900s Colliery Yard and 1820s Pockerley Old Hall swamped with petrifying creatures, only the brave will dare to knock on the doors to trick or treat!
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Walk of Fear at Saltwell Park – 27 October

  • Face your deepest darkest fears and creep along the spine tingling woodland horror trail this Halloween. Get the family dressed up in their spookiest outfits, grab your pumpkins and get into the Halloween spirit, and help raise funds for disadvantaged kids in the region.
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Frankestein 4D Motion Ride at Life Science Centre – until 9 November

  • With seats that move with the on-screen action, you’ll feel like you’re really hurtling down an abandoned mine railroad to escape the clutches of Dr Frankenstein’s monster! At the end of the line you’ll tumble into a spooky graveyard for a final showdown with the monster. And that's not all - concocting potions, fiendish plotting and exploring weird worlds are just some of the other highlights at Life Science Centre during October half-term.
  • Save with us! One free child admission with a full paying adult when you show your bus ticket at Science Centre reception.
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Tanfield Ghost Train at Tanfield Railway – 27 & 28 October

  • Do you dare take a trip on the Tanfield Ghost Train? Visit the Tanfield Railway for a spine tingling, hair-raising journey along the World's Oldest Railway.
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Face Your Fears at Seven Stories – 20 October until 4 November

  • This October half-term Seven Stories invite you to face your fears, be brave and dream boldly as they ask the big questions. What are your greatest fears? Who could you be without your fears? How can books help you, your friends and your family navigate the world we live in and inspire a courageous and curious life?
  • Save with us! One free child entry with every full paying adult when you show your family bus ticket.
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Halloween Creatures Trail at Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens – until 4 November


Spooky Night at Discovery Museum – 31 October

  • Calling all little monsters, ghosts and ghouls, Discovery Museum's Halloween party is set to be truly spooktacular! Head to the museum in your best Halloween dress for a frighteningly fun evening. Activities will include bewitching tales, 'Bugs & Stuff' animal handling, creepy crafts, Devilish Disco in the Great Hall and much more. 
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Halloween at Wharton Park in Durham – various activities from 23-27 October

  • Halloween art and craft workshops, autumn spook camp, and a family fright night which includes a brand new Halloween themed circus performance taking place in the outdoor amphitheatre.
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Halloween Special at Stephenson Railway Museum – 
27 & 28 October

  • All aboard the scary Halloween Special to hear terrifying tales from the ghosts of Stephenson Railway Museum. There will be loads of spooky activities going on around the Museum: hunt the witch, learn to cast spells, gruesome crafts, and stories of unearthly things that go bump in the night. What will you dare to do? And don't forget to call into the Waggonway Tea Room for Halloween themed treats.
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Halloween activities at Jarrow Hall and Hive Coffee Company –
27, 28 & 31 October

  • Jarrow Hall on 27 & 28 October – a fantastic opportunity to design and create your very own pumpkin. With experts on hand to help you out, you’ll be going home with a pumpkin fit for any party! Click here to find out more.
  • Hive Halloween Night on 31 October – take your little ones and hunt for hidden pumpkins in Jarrow Hall House's garden! There will be tasty halloween food on for you too including pumpkin pasties, soup and a few tasty treats! Click here to find out more. 
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