Halloween 2021: What events are happening for familes across Newcastle this spooky season?

Newcastle is a thriving, bustling city throughout the year, and that is no different when Halloween approaches.

This year’s spooky season falls at the end of half term, giving families across Newcastle and beyond a fantastic chance to go out and explore all the ghostly goings on around the city.

Throughout the build up to 31 October the Life Science Centre are hosting spooky science shows each Saturday and Sunday throughout October, in addition to hosting the show every day through the October half term break.

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If you are looking for a truly gothic experience, Newcastle Castle is hosting plenty of experiences for kids with creepy craft sessions going on throughout half term week. Families may also see the Grim Reaper, plague doctors and keepers of the site’s medieval dungeon wandering the castle who can be stopped for photos.

Halloween falls at the end of the October half term this year.

The castle is also welcoming a storyteller to the site to tell tales of beasts and ghouls.

Out in Murton, the Stephenson Steam Railway is hosting two storytelling sessions across half term where families will be told about local legends such as the Cauld Lad of Hylton, the Wallend Witches and more.

Walking tours of spooky spots are also taking place across the city, including at Newcastle’s Discovery Museum on Blandford Square, who are also encouraging participants to dress up with the chance of prizes for the best costume.

Newcastle Tour Company are also providing a spooky walk throughout the city, starting at Greys Monument across the Halloween weekend.

A walking highlight of the weekend comes from Alan Robson. The broadcaster and paranormal expert will be guiding groups around some of the city’s most haunted spots.