I adore this time of the year as there are so many great things to look forward to such as cosy evenings, pumpkin spiced lattes, pumpkin picking and of course all things Halloween. Now that my daughter is three I think that it's time that she got involved with all things Halloween. My parents would never allow me to get involved with anything that was remotely to do with Halloween, it was just something that they never agreed with. However, both my husband and I are a little different and don't mind the idea of some Halloween fun. So today I thought I would share a few spooktacular events that are happening in Norfolk

Families are being invited to attend a Halloween Spooktacular in Kings Lynn on 31st October. The even starts at 3pm where children and adult can make their way around the town centre on a special Halloween trail. This annual event will also have street entertainers and even some of the shops will be handing out some sweets to the children, so make sure they they dress up to scare them. 

Holkham Halloween Horrors : 26. Oct - 29. Oct, 10am -5pm

Halloween at Holkham is a ‘spooktacular’ occasion! Join in the fun and get hands-on with the amazing Kiddy Cook team in the old kitchen to decorate your own terrifyingly tasty creation. Follow our fun trail around the hall to discover frightening factoids and creative crafts and have a spooky time solving our macabre murder mystery. Find out what lurks in The Field to Fork Experience for Halloween adventurers. There’s bewitching poetry, spooky skulls and a creepy quiz to keep you on your toes – beware scares galore! Not forgetting to jump on board on the Halloween Express - It will be a hoot with ‘Wild Encounters’ and their real-life owls. 

Halloween at Norfolk Lavender: 21.Oct - 29. Oct, 10am - 5pm

Join in all the fun at Norfolk Lavender animal garden for lots of spooky fun. Come and see all the animals and not forgetting all those creepies crawlies, it is Halloween after all. Don't forget to come dress up as you may be lucky enough to receive a sweet treat and enjoy pumpkin a pumpkin hunt, creepy craft and of course pumpkin carving. 

The Glorious Glowing Lantern Parade: 14.Oct - 29.Oct, 10am - 4pm 

Have the best day exploring the magical woodland, meeting the BeWILDerbats and seeing the spooky decorations in the park. But make sure you stay for dusk, that’s when the real fun begins! Take your beautifully crafted lantern and see BeWILDerwood in a magical light extravaganza!

Halloween Hoot at Hirsty's Family Fun Park: 21-Oct - 29. Oct, 10am - 4pm

Explore the Halloween Hoot for all the family at Hirsty's this October. There’s a frightening amount of things to do, with pumpkin carving, Halloween-inspired crafts, face painting, maze fun, and much more.

October Spooky Express at Bure Valley Railway: 21.Oct - 29. Oct, see website for train times

All aboard the Spooky Express this October Half Term. A children’s quiz to see how many spooky items can be spotted on the train journey, a colouring corner and a decorated Whilstlestop CafĂ© add to this themed event. Also, the Railway’s resident Bear will be dressed up for the occasion to welcome each train at Aylsham Station. To make this truly a children’s event, we are giving free travel to every child when accompanied by a fare-paying adult (maximum 2 children per adult).

Halloween Day at The Dinosaur Park, 21.Oct - 29.Oct, 9.30am - 4pm

Visit the park this Halloween for some fun packed activities each day, which include:

Spooky Trail: Collect your "Halloween Hero" medal. It'll keep you safe on the Spooky Trail!

Guess The Weight Of The Pumpkin: Enter our FREE competition to guess the weight of our pumpkin and get the chance to win a family ticket (2 adults and 2 children) to the park.

Find Frankenstein’s Fire Pit: Can you find Frankenstein’s fire pit and receive a prize?

Dippy's Spooky Maze: Dare you enter?

Fancy Dress Competition: Enter our FREE Halloween themed Fancy Dress Competition (0 - 5 and 6 - 12 year old categories) for the chance to win some gift vouchers to spend at the park.

Skull Shy: Have the chance to knock over some skulls and WIN Prizes!

And Much More:
- Facepainting* 
- Spooky Crafts and Masks

Halloween at Church Farm: 21.Oct - 29.Oct, 10am - 4pm

Join us over October for lots of spooky family fun. We'll have loads of activities and attractions all designed to give you a Halloween experience without being too frightening! Pick your pumpkin from the pumpkin patch! There are over 2000 growing pumpkins in the field and you can hitch a ride there as part of our tractor ride. Experience the excitement of the live shows! If you're feeling brave then do ride on our beastly barrel train. 

Hedgehogs and Halloween at Fairhaven: 21.Oct - 31.Oct, 10am - 4pm 

There's plenty of half term fun in store at Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden in the Norfolk Broads. Forage for your own acorns, gather some Fairhaven leaf soil and take it home and grow your own oak tree every day of half term. Then on Saturday 21 October, go to the Hedgehog Day with Hodmedod Hedgehog Support and find out how to you can help hedgehogs during winter. Finally, Fairhaven's annual Halloween Party, with live music and fireworks finale is on Tuesday 31 October from 6pm to 8pm. 

SPOOKTACULAR! 20.Oct - 31.Oct, times vary. 

The Halloween Spooktacular returns to The Hippodrome Circus for 2017, with a whole new adventure written by comedy favourite Jack Jay and Johnny Mac. With an amazing cast of international acts, they will be throwing their biggest Halloween party yet!

Have you made any plans for Halloween yet?


  1. Would love to try pumpkin picking this year - we have never been x

  2. So many amazing events in Norfolk! I'm going to have to move to Norfolk!

  3. I need one of these posts for where I am especially with a little one now. Always looking for things to do at the weekend.

  4. Looks like you guys are going to have so much fun, with so many great things to choose from!

  5. I adore this time of year too! I'm jealous of all the great events in Norfolk, Yorkshire needs to step up its game! x