The best Halloween event for every type of child in Newcastle

It’s time to start filling up the calendar with Halloween activities

It’s time to start planning Halloween activities (Image: Pixabay)

October has arrived on Tyneside and there’s something spooky in the air.

Halloween season is just around the corner and children across the region are already hatching plans for costumes and eyeing up ghastly activities for later this month.

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Parents may be reluctant to be thinking ahead to the end of October already, but with many events already taking bookings and kids in the mood to make up for an underwhelming year of festivities in 2020, it’s about time to fill the calendar.

Luckily, plenty is happening in and around Newcastle.

Newcastle World looks at a few of the top picks.

For the ones who love to get creative...

Newcastle Castle is getting into the Halloween spirit (Image: Facebook @NewcastleCastle1080)

What?: Creepy Crafts

Where?: Newcastle Castle

When?: Monday, October 25 - Sunday, October 31

Price?: Free

Newcastle Castle is getting in the mood this October by throwing Creepy Crafts sessions for kids who love to get creative.

Sessions are free, although welcome donations, and run from 10 am to 4 pm each day.

Kids can “decorate the halls of the Castle Keep with roosting bats, make a terrifying mask to haunt the corridors with or protect yourself from ghouls and ghosts with a mystic amulet”.

For the ones who love to go all-in...

It’s a big party at the Discovery Museum (Image: Facebook @newcastlediscovery)

What?: Spooky Night at the Museum

Where?: Discovery Museum

When?: Friday, October 29

Price?: £7 per child aged 1 -12, £3 for young people age 13 -17, £3 for baby under 12 months + one adult, £3 per accompanying adult

There’s quite the event happening at the Discovery Museum with a whole smorgasbord of activities.

‘Bewitching tales’ will be being told, there’s a fancy dress competition and ‘ghoulish games’ that all culminate in the ‘Devilish Disco’ in the museum’s Great Hall.

The full experience lasts two hours and looks set to be a hit for big Halloween fans.

For those with endless energy...

Run through a spooky maze at Tynemouth Park (Image: Facebook @tynemouthpark)

What?: Tynemouth Park Pumpkin Trail

Where?: Tynemouth Park

When?: Saturday 23rd of October to Sunday 31st of October

Price?: £12.50 per child, £2.50 for adults

For kids wanting to stretch their legs and take in the fresh air, Tynemouth Park looks a great destination.

The Pumpkin Trail runs through the park’s maze, there are ‘spooky special guests’ around for photo opportunities and trick or treat goodie bags being given out.

If that’s not enough of a run-out, the park’s usual Adventure Golf and Jungle Wipeout will also be open as usual.

For those wanting a bit of a slower pace...

What?: Haunted Halloween Market

Where?: The Biscuit Factory

When?: Sunday, October, 24

Price?: £15 per child with one adult

The Haunted Halloween Market is aimed at younger children with stalls selling plenty of spooky goodies.

The ticket also includes face painting and an hour of spooky fun and games with Jack and Sally from The Nightmare Before Christmas.

For those wanting to get their hands dirty...

It’s never too early to plan pumpkin picking (Image: Getty Images)

What?: Pumpkin Picking

Where?: Various

When?: Throughout October

Price?: Varies

Pumpkin picking is a Halloween classic and brings the season to life for little ones.

Whilst there aren’t any patches in the city centre, there are several just a short drive from Newcastle.

Newcastle World ran through the options last month, which you read here, with some open as early as this weekend.