Halloween Trails In And Around The North East


From bats to pumpkins, ghosts to potions there are loads of Halloween Trails happening over Half Term throughout the region.


Alnwick Garden Family Friendly Halloween Trail, Alnwick

What They Say: “Grisly ghouls, spooky skeletons and Halloween nasties have taken over The Alnwick Garden, grab your family’s hand and go on a spook-tacular adventure around The Alnwick ‘Spooky’ Garden. A trail card and activity pack will assist you on your ghoulsome journey.”

Booking Needed:

When: Saturday 23rd October until Sunday 31st October 2021

Further Details: https://www.alnwickgarden.com/events/daytime-halloween-trail-2021-10-23/


Berwick Museum Bat Trail, Berwick

What They Say: “Pick up your trail sheet at the museum Welcome Desk then explore the museum to try and find all the bats. Count how many you can find and make your way back to the Welcome Desk with your completed trail sheet. If you’ve spotted them all then you’ll be rewarded with a small sweet treat! The Berwick Bat Trail is inspired by the story of the Berwick Vampire.”

Booking Needed:

When: Saturday 23rd October until Sunday 31st October 2021

Further Details: https://museumsnorthumberland.org.uk/whats-on/berwick-bat-trail/


Ford & Etal Scarycrow Trail, Heatherslaw

What They Say: “The famous Scarycrow Trail has been running for over 10 years and causes great excitement amongst visitors and locals. Follow the trail of weird and wonderful ‘Scarycrows’ around the villages, awarding them scores as you go.”

Booking Needed:

When: Monday 25th October until Sunday 31st October 2021

Further Details: https://www.ford-and-etal.co.uk/events/the-famous-scarycrow-trail/


Gibside Halloween Trail, Rowlands Gill

What They Say: “Venture on a quest through the West Wood and help Ghastly Griselda collect magic items to conjure a grizzly pet. Creep towards Griselda’s lair and create a scary monster using twigs, acorns, leaves and more – from spindly arms and scruffy hair to yellow fangs and eyes that glare!”

Booking Needed:

When: Saturday 23rd October until Sunday 31st October 2021

Further Details: https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/events/557cf357-7f51-46bb-82a8-174e5f7784d6/pages/details


Hardwick Park Day Of The Dead Trail, Sedgefield

What They Say: “This Halloween trail is inspired by the Day of the Dead. Purchase your trail sheet from the café and search for the items hidden around the park. Each one will help you learn more about the Mexican traditions relating to this special.”

Booking Needed:

When: Saturday 23rd October until Sunday 31st October 2021

Further Details: https://www.thisisdurham.com/whats-on/day-of-the-dead-trail-at-hardwick-park-p1075861


High Force Halloween Trail, Co. Durham

What They Say: “If you venture down to High Force Waterfall this Halloween, you’ll find a series of spine-tingling clues along our woodland walk. Can you collect them all, solve the puzzle and make it all the way back to the Hotel?”

Booking Needed:

When: Saturday 23rd October until Sunday 31st October 2021

Further Details: https://www.raby.co.uk/events/high-force-halloween-trail/


Land Of Oak & Iron Painted Pumpkin Trail, Winlaton Mill

What They Say: “After the popularity of last year’s trail – we have once again enlisted our artist friends and our staff team to get creative by hand painting spooky pumpkins for our Painted Pumpkin Trail! Visit the Heritage Centre in Winlaton Mill and pick up a trail page during half-term, then find and name all the different painted pumpkins that you encounter.”

Booking Needed:

When: Saturday 23rd October until Sunday 31st October 2021

Further Details: http://landofoakandiron.org.uk


Newham Grange Farm Halloween Trail, Middlesbrough

What They Say: “Complete the Halloween Trail on a Halloween Walk.”

Booking Needed:

When: Saturday 23rd October until Friday 29th October 2021

Further Details: https://newhamgrangefarm.co.uk/discover/events/halloween-fun/


North Tyneside Big Pumpkin Trail, North Tyneside

What They Say: “The Borough’s Big Halloween Pumpkin Trail features 30 giant pumpkin caricatures on pavements in and around town centre locations, and adventurers will be able to track all of them using a free app. Characters can be found in Tynemouth, Wallsend, Whitley Bay, North Shields, Cullercoats, Killingworth, Forest Hall and more.”

Booking Needed:

When: Throughout October

Further Details: https://my.northtyneside.gov.uk/news/29023/north-tynesides-big-halloween-pumpkin-trail


Northumberlandia Pumpkin & Bat Trails, Cramlington

What They Say: “Download our trail guide to help your explorers find our hidden clues in the woodland, learning interesting facts as you go.”

Booking Needed:

When: Saturday 23rd October until Sunday 31st October 2021

Further Details: https://www.facebook.com/northumberlandia/


Ormsby Hall Potion & Poisons Trail, Middlesbrough

What They Say: “Are you brave enough to follow the Halloween trail through the house? Grab your potion ingredients list before searching for the potion bottles to find out what is required to cast your spookiest spell. Keep alert for what you might find in the dark rooms filled with magic and mystery, then continue your spooky adventure outside to discover more about the darker side of nature on the poison garden trail.”

Booking Needed:

When: Saturday 23rd October until Sunday 31st October 2021

Further Details: https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/ormesby-hall/features/halloween-adventures-at-ormesby-hall

Ormsby Hall Potion & Poisons Trail, Middlesbrough

Paxton House Halloween Trail, Berwick-Upon-Tweed

What They Say: “Come and follow our Halloween Trail around the grounds at Paxton House for some spooky surprises this October. “

Booking Needed:

When: Saturday 9th October until Sunday 31st October 2021

Further Details: https://paxtonhouse.co.uk/event/halloween-trail/

Paxton House Halloween Trail, Berwick-Upon-Tweed

Project Feelgood Halloween Rock Hunt, Blyth

What They Say: “Find all the clues on our spooky trail to complete the quest.”

Booking Needed:

When: Wednesday 27th October

Further Details: https://m.facebook.com/ProjectFeelGoodUK/

Project Feelgood Halloween Rock Hunt, Blyth

Raby Castle Halloween Trail, Co. Durham

What They Say: “Collect an activity sheet from our creepy Coach Yard and see what hidden creatures you can find. Steer clear of the Witch’s cauldron and brave our scary spiders to find all of the clues and complete the puzzle.”

Booking Needed:

When: Saturday 23rd October until Sunday 31st October 2021

Further Details: https://www.raby.co.uk/events/halloween-half-term-trail/

Raby Castle Halloween Trail, Co. Durham

Souter Lighthouse, Sunderland

What They Say: “Get into the spirit of Halloween with our spooky outdoor trail.”

Booking Needed:

When: Saturday 23rd October until Sunday 31st October 2021

Further Details: https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/souter-lighthouse-and-the-leas/features/october-half-term-at-souter-lighthouse

Souter Lighthouse, Sunderland

Tynemouth Park Pumpkin Trail, Tynemouth

What They Say: “Follow the pumpkin trail through the maze”

Booking Needed:

When: Saturday 23rd October until Sunday 31st October 2021

Further Details: https://www.tynemouthpark.com

Tynemouth Park Pumpkin Trail, Tynemouth

Ushaw Illuminated Trail, Durham

What They Say: “Travel through our child-friendly Halloween-themed illuminated gardens, where you will come across some rather spooky characters roaming the grounds of Ushaw.”

Booking Needed:

When: Friday 29th October until Sunday 31st October 2021

Further Details: https://ushaw.org/whatson/halloween-at-ushaw-illuminated-trail/

Ushaw Illuminated Trail, Durham

Wallington Broomstick Trail, Morpeth

What They Say: “Thirteen witches have left their best broomsticks behind at Wallington! See how many you can spot during your visit.”

Booking Needed:

When: Saturday 23rd October until Sunday 31st October 2021

Further Details: https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/wallington


Washington Wetland Centre Halloween Trail, Washington

What They Say: “Are you brave enough to explore the weird and wonderful side of wetland nature this October? Discover what lurks beneath and join us on our all new interactive trail to uncover amazing facts about some very special creatures, while facing tricky tests along the way.”

Booking Needed:

When: Saturday 2nd October until Sunday 31st October 2021

Further Details: https://www.facebook.com/wwtwashington/

Washington Wetland Centre Halloween Trail, Washington

Woodhorn Museum, Ashington

What They Say: “Pick up your trail sheet and then explore the museum and colliery buildings to try and find all the hidden pumpkins.”

Booking Needed:

When: Saturday 23rd October until Sunday 31st October 2021

Further Details: https://museumsnorthumberland.org.uk/woodhorn-museum/event/pumpkin-trail-4

Woodhorn Museum, Ashington