Tour of the North: North East Halloween events 2020
Our round-up of events that we can still enjoy in the North East this Halloween.
Haunted House – Newcastle
Newcastle’s first haunted house scare experience…
The scariest on our list and the one that team HLN will most-definitely be hitting-up this Halloween is The Haunted House. The first time that this is running, it will be Newcastle’s first fully immersive haunted house scare experience.
Riverside on Newcastle’s Quayside will be transforming into the frightening Neptune House. Dating back to the 1800s, Neptune House is plagued by tales of years gone by. Haunted by disembodied spirits of the deceased and rooms filled with uncertainty, you don’t know what’s hiding behind any door or corner.
Open to age 14+ only and under 16’s must be accompanied by an adult.
Neptune House, Newcastle, NE1 3RQ.
Thursday 29, Friday 30 and Saturday 31 October with time slots between 5.30pm – 9.40pm.
£35.00 for a group of up to 5 people.
Daisy Duke’s Halloween Drive-In Cinema – Various locations
At least you have your car to protect you…
With Halloween events in Teesside, Darlington, Sheffield, Tyneside and York, Daisy Duke’s is offering a new, covid-secure cinematic experience.
Over Halloween weekend they will be showing spooky classics including The Blair Witch Project, Scream, Casper, The Exorcist, Hocus Pocus and The Rocky Horror Show.
But don’t sit back and relax too much! Keep your eyes peeled for the spooky ghosts and ghouls who will be sneaking up on cars throughout the film.
Films will be shown throughout the day on Friday 30, Saturday 31 October and Sunday 1 November.
£15 per person.
Tynemouth Park Halloween Pumpkin Trail – Tynemouth
A pumpkin trail for little ones…
Tynemouth Park is still hosting its annual children’s event. Book your slot to navigate your way through the pumpkin maze and pick a pumpkin in the pumpkin patch.
Spooky guests will be around for socially-distanced photo opportunities and goody bags full of treats will be given to children.
It might be October, but don’t forget to have a special Ice Scream with vampire blood.
Tynemouth Park, Grand Parade, Tynemouth, NE30 4JH.
Slots available at half-hour intervals between 10.00am and 4.30pm but be quick as places are booking up fast!
£10 per child, one adult per child goes free.
Villainous wizards afternoon tea – Ouseburn
For Harry Potter lovers…
A favourite with our mini HLN’ers, Seven Stories Cafe in Ouseburn is hosting a special wizarding afternoon tea for families.
Described as ‘perfect for Potterheads who solemnly swear they are up to no good’, families can take part in magical quizzes, meet the Professor (who may not be all that they seem) and enjoy a wizard-themed afternoon tea.
Tickets are £15 per person and must be booked in advance. Everyone must have a ticket inc adults and children. This event is recommended for children 7+.
After-hours Twilight Tours at Alnwick Castle – Alnwick
See a different side of Alnwick Castle…
Discover more of Alnwick Castle’s history at its after-hours Twilight Tours.
A guide will lead you on a 45-minute tour to visit areas of Alnwick Castle not seen by daytime visitors. During the tour you’ll hear about Harry Hotspur, William Lisle, William Worm and other myths from North Northumberland.
Groups are limited to 6 people and spots are selling out very fast. Running throughout October with tours starting from 7.00pm.
Alnwick, NE66 1NQ.
Suitable for ages 12+ (under 18’s must be accompanied by an adult).
£12.00 per person.
Halloween fun at The Bowes Museum – Durham
Something for everyone…
Throughout the day on Halloween, The Bowes Museum will be hosting three drive-in cinema experiences:
5.30pm – The Addams Family
7.30pm – Hocus Pocus
9.45pm – The Exorcist
Other family-friendly events include pumpkin printing, a spook Where’s Wally challenge and a family fun day from 10.30am where children can make a witch’s broom, and take part in a magician’s trail.
Barnard Castle, DL12 8NP.
Various dates, times and ticket prices.
Seance Live at Beamish Hall – Durham
Not for the faint-hearted…
Do you believe in ghosts? For over 100 years, the ‘Victorian Séance’ has been an attempt by the living to communicate with those who have passed.
This event at Beamish Hall aims to recreate the experience of a true Victorian Séance. Our expert denies all belief in an afterlife, and yet, using age-old techniques, will demonstrate how mediums and psychics have for decades convinced audiences of their skills, before attempting a genuine séance experience using the history of Beamish Hall, and live audience interaction.
Social distancing measures in line with government guidelines will be observed throughout the experience.
Beamish Hall, Stanley, DH9 0YB.
Age 13+ only.
£17.50 per person.
Beach Box Beach Camp – Jesmond
Who said the beach was just for summer..?
Jesmond’s latest outdoor venue is hosting a family fun morning on Saturday 31 October. With a new kid’s breakfast menu (£4.95), free face painting and a fancy dress competition, it’s a great place to wrap up and enjoy Halloween falling on a weekend.
There will also be entertainment by Hocus Pocus, Winnie and Sarah & Mary.
Newcastle-upon-Tyne, NE2 1DB.
Saturday 31 October, 9.00am – 12noon.
Free entry (just buy food and drink when you’re there).