For more information, see the Doncaster Council school Academic Year Calendar here.

Some schools with a DN postcode fall within other local government areas and have slightly different dates for Autumn Half term: 

North Lincolnshire Council School Term Dates 

Nottinghamshire County Council School holidays and term dates

Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council School Holidays

Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council School holiday calendar 


If anything is missing from this page, please email and I will add the details.

Doncaster half term dates are:  Monday 26th October – Friday 30th October 2020. 


North Lincs : Monday 26th October – Friday 30th October 2020

Nottinghamshire: Monday 19th October – Friday 30th October

Rotherham: Monday 26th October – Friday 30th October

An Immersive Science Experience from home.

5 morning of awesome science live in your living room!

Each session lasts 45 minutes, from 9:15 to 10:00 am.

You can join any session or All for only £9.99!

(Yes…£9.99 for 5 sessions!)

Sessions will run every morning this Half-Term via Zoom – from 26th October to 30th October.

We’ll send you a full itinerary and equipment list one week before the event so you are all ready to get stuck in with Live Labs!




Shriek Week: 17th October until the 29th October from 10am until 4pm

Late Night Pumpkin Hunt: 30th & 31st October 2020 

Open each day from the 17th October until the 29th October from 10am until 4pm for our shriek week pumpkin hunt around the maize maze. Children and adults can search the maize maze for hidden pumpkins, buy a pumpkin from our pumpkin patch and make their own lantern. The farm trail, outdoor play areas and cafe will be open as usual.

If you’re looking for something a bit different to trick and treating for Halloween this year…

Boston Park Farm are open all day, until 7pm on 30th and 31st of October for a late night pumpkin hunt around the maize by torchlight.  This will be a family event that is not scary and aimed at children. There will also be pumpkin picking and carving available all evening, and the café will be open with the usual menu.

Tickets can be booked by following this link HERE 

Boston Park Farm, Doncaster, DN7 6DS


You can enjoy the cycle track during an open session, stay for as long as you like during the times of the session.

Book here 

Image: Ben Harrison Photography

The Danum Gallery, Library and Museum houses an art gallery, two museums, a library, a rail heritage centre inside a unique purpose built cultural centre.

Now open for pre-booked visits from Saturday 29th May 2021.

Book online here 



24th – 1st November 2020 

Gulliver’s has been taken over for a spook safari of Halloween fun! Look out for some seriously spooktacular surprises, wicked witches and perilous pirates as well and your favourite family rides & attractions. We’ve got your Halloween adventure covered with spooky shows, terrifying tricks and plenty of treats. Book your theme park tickets online 2 days in advance to save even more on your freaky family day out!

Save 25% with online code SPOOK25

Book here 

Gulliver’s Valley Resport, Mansfield Road, Sheffield, S26 5QW

See our Mumbler review of Gulliver’s Valley here 

Something spooky is coming to Stockeld Park.

The Halloween Adventure is on from 24th October – 1st November, 10am – 5:30pm! ⚡
What to expect this Halloween…
👻 Pumpkin Picking
👻 Witches in the Forest
👻 Spooky Maze
👻 The Enchanted Forest
👻 Adventure Playgrounds
Halloween Adventure tickets are going on sale first to our Gold Members on 21st September, our Mailing List subscribers will be sent an exclusive link at 8am on 22nd September and then Halloween tickets will go on general sale at 11am on 22nd September!
Visit Website to pre-book tickets

Join us this half term at The Point for our fun, safe Holiday Workshops!

Halloween Musical Jam, Tuesday 27th October 2020, 10.30am-12.30pm

Come along and play in this Halloween Musical Jam with our professional musician!

Our workshops are designed for children and young people with disabilities aged 5-11 years.

Our artists will work with up to 7 young people per group.

To book your place visit


Spooky Sounds, Tuesday 27th October 2020, 1.30pm-3.30pm

Come along and create your very own spooky sounds with our professional musician!

Our workshops are designed for children and young people with disabilities aged 8-16 years.

Our artists will work with up to 7 young people per group.

To book your place visit

Autumnal Arts & Crafts, Thursday 29th October 2020, 10.30am-12.30pm 

Join us for autumnal arts and crafts with our professional artist!

Decorate wooden shapes to create your own autumnal bunting to take home.

Our workshops are designed for children and young people with disabilities aged 5-11 years.

Our artists will work with up to 7 young people per group.

To book your place visit


Spooky 3D Models, Thursday 29th October 2020, 1.30pm-3.30pm 

Create your own special spooky scene inside a box, with a moving swing and character.

Our workshops are designed for children and young people with disabilities aged 8-16 years.

Our artists will work with up to 7 young people per group.

To book your place visit

Tickets cost £2.50 per child. Please also book a ticket for any accompanying parent or carer, so that we know how many people to expect.

The Point, 16 South Parade, Doncaster, DN1 2DR



Looking for an alternative halloween idea this year?

The Little Green Flower Pot are holding a Halloween wreath competition.

We have kits, with all of the materials you need to make a spooky wreath available at our stall in The Wool Market, Doncaster, or we can send kits out by post if you can’t make it in to town. You can send a photograph of your completed wreath for judging, if unable to get to the market on the 31st October.


Little Green Flower Pot, The Wool Market, Market Road, Doncaster, DN1 1LP

Facebook @LittleGreenFlowerPot

Head to the Lakeside Village this Halloween, for the Monsters Ball!

On Saturday 31 October from 11:00am – 3:30pm, this  frightful event will take guests around four spooky themed areas of the shopping centre which will range from an eerie, smoky gravestone corner with friendly Draculas to kick start the trail, through to a pumpkin party where guests will make their own paper pumpkins.

The final two activities will be a spooky story time with Maleficent followed by dancing to Halloween inspired songs with friendly dancing skeletons.

Free pumpkins will be available to collect on the day with carving kits and visitors will be invited to share their most spooky carvings on the Lakeside Village’s Facebook page for a chance to win a fantastic prize.

The Monster’s Ball Halloween trail will run from 11am to 3.30pm, beginning at the Lakeside Lawn. Each activity will run for 15 minutes and start times will be 11am, 12.15pm, 1.30pm and 2.30pm.

Throughout the day, Halloween stars from the event will be on hand to meet and greet guests, accompanying them to different areas and will be available to pose for pictures.

Find out more on the Lakeside Village website.

Sponsored editorial by Lakeside Village 


Trick or Treat delivered to your home.

Trick or Treating might be a bit different this year due to COVID19, however at Pretty’s Sweets we want to deliver happiness to your homes. Surprise your children with our Halloween Trick or Treat box, jam packed with ghostly treats. Beautifully presented sweets with a halloween twist!

Halloween Edition boxes come in 2 sizes: 

All Halloween Boxes will be posted w/c 26th October so that they arrive in time for Halloween.

Visit Pretty’s Sweets Website



The South Yorkshire Aircraft Museum is re-opening on 18th May 2021!*

There are lots of measures in place to help keep everyone safe during their visit, from social distancing to sanitiser points and increased cleaning.

***Our Mumbler discount is still valid too, which is great news.***

Open everyday throughout the school holidays. The museum is very  child friendly, including a play room!

The Museum is on an old RAF base and the majority of planes are in the hangar, which is a peice of history in itself and if your little one has ever read Grandpa’s Great Escape, they’ll love it here.

Located a few minutes from M18 junction 3, near Lakeside (you can walk from the Lake).

Last admission 4pm (Winter 3pm).

  • Adult £6.50
  • Children (5-16) £3 (Babies and pre-schoolers under 5 go free)
  • Senior Citizen £5.50
  • Family £15

For details of group rates (nursery groups, childminders) please call us on 01302 761616

Special DONCASTER MUMBLER OFFER 2 for 1! Simply quote DONCASTER MUMBLER on arrival to enjoy 2 tickets for the price of 1! (Children under 5 are free, so if you’re  family of 4 it’s equivalent to half price)

South Yorkshire Aircraft Museum, Dakota Way, Airbourne Road, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, DN4 7FB. (Please note, use DN4 7NW or Dakota Way for Sat Nav)

Visit Website 

01302 761616

*in line with government restrictions

Summer Holiday Fun at the Dome!

The popular DAYcation will begin on Monday 19th july.

Sessions available all day every day all summer!

Stay the Day at The Dome by swimming, ice skating and even cycling all in one day – stay for food at our Icebreakers Bar & Kitchen for a true fun packed DAYcation.

20% off when you book both activities in one day!

Book online here 

01302 370777



Open for October Half Term 2020

We can’t wait to welcome all our visitors back to Hull’s amazing aquarium and enjoy a fin-tastic day  With over 5000 animals, including spectacular sharks and rays, the UK’s only Green sawfish, hundreds of tropical fish, Loggerhead sea turtles and a colony of Gentoo penguins, there’s something for everyone.

The Deep crew have been working hard behind the scenes to ensure government guidelines are adhered to, offering a safe and clean environment for visitors to enjoy. Noticeable changes will include new opening times of 9am- 6pm (last entry 5pm), directional signage, hand sanitising stations and timed ticket slots which will require pre-booking on-line.

Please note, to avoid crowds gathering, the dive show, touchpool sessions and scheduled feed presentations will be suspended for now.

Find out more about our safety measures, what a visit with us will look like and how to book your timeslot and tickets at 

Tower Street, Hull, HU1 4DP (Sat Nav HU9 1TU).  01482 381000. Open daily 9am – 6pm (last entry 5pm).

Agility – October half term

October Half Term 2020

AGILITY is one of the most exciting and unique centres for fitness in the UK. The main feature is two ninja warrior style obstacle courses catering for the whole family. Sessions include Agility Mini (a safe space for little ones, miniature versions of obstacles, sensory room), Ninja Toddler and Ninja Warrior (5-16 years).

Toddler meal deals available with all of our Agility Mini and Toddler sessions – online deal only £3.95 choice of sandwiches and veg sticks, hand made pizza and veg sticks, or pasta Bolognese or tomato plus veg sticks and dough ball plus a choice drinks including squash, milk, babycino or water.

Agility Parks, London Ebor Business Park, Millfield Lane, York, YO26 6QY

(Around 55 minutes travel from Doncaster, good option if you’ve different aged children)


Enjoy a walk around the lakes followed by takeaway at Annabel’s

Parking available in Loversall, DN119DD

(Please note no parking at Dominion)


Re-open from 17th May 2021

Indoor Soft play. Capacity restrictions will be in place.

Bake Battle & Roll

Bake Battle and Roll is Doncasters first board game cafe located close to the town centre on Wood street. We are open 5 days a week Wednesday to Sunday.

Absolutely loads of board games to suit any age. From Orchard Toys to Dungeons & Dragons.

Great for anyone home educating as open during the week, also welcome new parents (part of the We Support Our Mums Scheme)

24-26 Wood Street

Bake Battle & Roll Pumpkin Carving Day

Friday October 30th 2020, 11am- 4pm 

Spaces available, booking required by 25th October 2020.

£6 per person, includes 1 pumpkin, carving tools, 1 tea light.

We clean up the mess!

Bake Battle & Roll, 24-26 Wood Street, Doncaster, DN1 3LW

Bawtry Paintball Fields

Paintballing, Laser Tag, Axe/Knife Throwing, Rifle Shooting and high wire ropes and zip wire

01302 868841


Bolton Abbey Pumpkin Trail

24 October – 1 November 2020

A spooktacular week of fun!

Enter at your own risk through the giant spooky gates at the start of Strid Wood. Follow our trail of over-sized pumpkins through Strid Wood and discover the mystery doors hidden among the trees. Behind each door is a clue to help unravel the witch’s magical spell. With a fun surprise awaiting you at The Strid, it will be worth the journey to get there!

About an hour and a half travel from Doncaster

Castle Howard Skelf Island Adventure Playground

Re-opening to the public Saturday 20th March 

A day out with the kids at Castle Howard just became even more adventurous and intriguing. Now they can join into the treetops of Yorkshire’s newest adventure playground, Skelf Island.

Ingenious treetop nest structures connected by rope bridges, slides, nets and climbing equipment will allow the Skelves to take young visitors on an adventure like no other.

Skelf Island is included in a gardens ticket.

Covid-19 update: Pre-booking required.

Castle Howard, York YO60 7DA. Tel: 01653 648333

Conisbrough Castle

The grounds of Conisbrough Castle are open. All indoor areas remain closed.

Advance booking required.

Conisbrough Castle, Castle Hill, Conisbrough, Doncaster, Dn12 3BU

Creswell Craggs Museum & Heritage Centre

Walk in the footsteps of the Ice Age hunter and enter a world of fire and flint.
Discover a legacy etched in stone with cave art 10,000 years older than the pyramids.
Explore life on the edge of the Ice Age world.

There is no charge to visit the Creswell Crags site or to walk around the lake and gorge. It is also free to visit the shop and coffee shop.

There is a £3 charge for all day parking (the ticket machines require exact change – change is available from reception).

Creswell Crags Museum & Heritage Centre

Crags Road, Welbeck, Worksop, Nottinghamshire, S80 3LH


Cupcakes 2 Love

From 18th May, tables of up to 6 people to eat in (or 2 families)

Themed kids afternoon teas

College Road, Doncaster, DN1 3JH

01302 215051

Diggerland Yorkshire

Opening Monday 12th April 2021 

Diggerland is the Ultimate Adventure UK Theme Park Experience where children and adults alike can ride, drive and operate REAL diggers, dumpers and other full- size construction machinery.

Eastfield Farm & School Farm, PYO Pumpkins

Open to pick your own pumpkins from mid October. (Update 24/10/20 – Eastfield Farm is now closed for the season)

We visited School Farm to Pick Pumpkins last year and you can see our review here

Doncaster Road, Tickhill, DN11 9JD / Ollerton Road, DN22 8DB

Go Party Supplies – Halloween Treat

Treat your little ones to a spooky party at home

Halloween sweets and balloons.

Go Party Supplies, 1 The Shops, Fowler Crescent, Rossington, Doncaster, DN11 0QT


Hall Farm Park

Open for October Half Term

A small family run park on the edge of the Lincolnshire Wolds, a real working farm and lots of things to see and do.

We have been a few times and there is a mix of indoor and outdoor activities and good for mixed ages too.

Caistor Road, South Kelsey, Lincolnshire, LN7 6PR 01652 678822

Halloween Events for Under 10’s – Forest Friends Woodland Playgroup

Halloween events now available to book for under 10s!

Morning weekday sessions and Saturday evening sessions including Halloween night itself!

  • Room on the Broom Story Sessions
  • Halloween Trail

Woodfield Park, Doncaster, DN4 8QP

See more about Forest Friends Woodland playgroup

Halloween Haunted Village: Mother Shipton’s Cave

Saturday 24th October 2020 – Sunday 1st November 2020, 10am – 4.30pm 

Suitable for all ages, explore the spooky forest and Halloween Haunted Village, but watch out for witches, ghosts and creepy skeletons around every corner!

See the incredible Petrifying Well and the birthplace of a real witch at Mother Shipton’s Cave! The park has scenic picnic areas alongside the popular River Nidd, an adventure playground, gift shop and museum.

Mother Shipton’s Cave, Prophecy Lodge, High Bridge, Knaresborough, North Yorkshire, HG5 8DD

Halloween Market: Leaky Teacup

Indoor market on Saturdays – local businesses/crafters.

3 Bridgegate Centre, East Retford

Hirst Priory: Halloween Off Grid Experience

Monday October 26th 2020 

Drop your children aged 5-12 off to join us for an exciting, Halloween adventure! We are holding a morning and an afternoon experience at Hirst Priory, Crowle on 26th October 2020. Why not begin your half term with one of our sensational Halloween, outdoor experiences.

The Children Who Can team have been busy planning for you to:

-go pumpkin hunting through the trees;
-make skull painted stones;
-prepare spooky Halloween pizzas;
-create a woodland Halloween potion.


Humble Bee Farm Spooky Trail and Pick a Pumpkin

24th October to 1st November 2020
The site will be open to the public (not just guests) for October half term for families to enjoy the Halloween event. Complete the spooky trail and nature walk, meet the farmyard gang, pick a pumpkin and carve it, plus refreshments including wood fired pizzas. Pre-booked slots only, 10am-12noon or 1-3pm, booking via their website. Please check latest covid-19 guidelines on their website before travelling to the event.
Humble Bee Farm, Flixton, Scarborough YO11 3UJ.

Indoor Teepee Sleepover Hire – Magical Sleepovers and Events

A treat for Halloween!

  • Included, Teepee, mattress, bedding, cushions, fairy lights and more all delivered and set up, then collected aftewards.

£75 for 2 teepees.

Call 07766 396502

King’s Park, Retford

Located in Retford, King’s Park is an award winning park with lots of facilities including:

  • Children’s Water Play Area
  • Skate Park
  • Wildlife Garden
  • New Mayflower Play Facility

Chancery Lane, Retford, Nottinghamshire, DN22 6DF


Kirklees Light Railway – Wizard Express

Monday October 26th – Wednesday October 28th 2020

This October half term, join our Masters & Mistresses of Wizarding Mayhem on the KLR’s brand new Wizard Express!
Junior witches & wizards-in-the-making are invited to step aboard our spectacular steam train express which will transport them to Wizarding Class at Shelley Station.
During the 45 minute interactive session, our magical guests will help all the wannabe witches/wizards learn everything they need to know for a life of broomstick-riding, wand-waving & potion-making!
Adult/Concession – £8
Child (2-16) £9.95
Child (under 2 on lap) free
All bookings attract £1.80 booking fee + £1.50 postage fee

Light Water Valley – Spooky Half Term

This Half Term from Saturday 24th – Saturday 31st October.

Lightwater Valley will be hosting a hocus pocus half term full of activities to keep young families eerily entertained in-between rides.  Fancy dress encouraged!

Throughout October Half Term make the most of the reduced price of £14.50pp. Tickets must be pre-booked online.

Mother Shipton’s Halloween Haunted Village 2020

Saturday 24th October to Sunday 1st November, 10am to 4.30pm (last admission 3pm).

Are you ready to be bewitched at Mother Shipton’s this Halloween?  You’re in for a treat!

Suitable for all ages, explore the spooky forest and Halloween Haunted Village, but watch out for witches, ghosts and creepy skeletons around every corner! There’s lots of ghoulish fun to be had with photo opportunities and fancy dress competitions. Our competitions will be slightly different this year, with virtual catwalks and prizes awarded digitally.

See the incredible Petrifying Well and the birthplace of a real witch at Mother Shipton’s Cave! The park has scenic picnic areas alongside the popular River Nidd, an adventure playground, gift shop and museum.

Booking is essential.

Book tickets 


Normanby Hall-oween Spooktacular

Sunday October 25th, 3pm-7pm 
Unfortunately, due to the Coronavirus we have had to make the difficult decision to cancel our Hall-o-ween Spooktacular. We apologise for any inconvenience caused and thank you for your continued support and understanding
The exclusive annual membership holder Hall-o-ween Spooktacular returns with creepy capers, fairground fun and sideshow entertainment 🎃
Look out for more information coming soon!


Northwood Trail – England’s Fairy Sanctuary

Re-opening 17th April 

Northwood is about fostering a connection to nature, at its most beautiful and magical. The woodland trail winds through 1.5km of old fairy paths, peppered with fairy tree houses, stump houses, a willow walled maze and Elven thrones.

Pre-booking required.

Buttercrambe Wood YO41 1AP

NT Longshaw; Halloween half term fun

Join in the Halloween half term fun at Longshaw this October and uncover mysterious nature riddles as you venture through the eerie woods.

Head to our main Woodcroft car park where your Halloween adventures can begin. You will find signage near our Welcome Building that will help to guide you on your way and then follow the woodland path for spooky discoveries galore! Then after your weird and wonderful wanders, why not head to Croft Cabin for a treat (no tricks here), open Monday – Sunday 10am – 4pm.

Creep and crawl your way over the bridges and through the woods at Longshaw this Halloween and see what other creepy crawly creatures you can find. As you venture deeper into the woods, you’ll come across our spooky stations that will test your nature detective skills, solve the riddle to discover the secret word to say out loud when you have found all the clues! Why not come dressed as a creepy crawly yourself and then you’ll definitely be well camouflaged and ready to spook anyone that crosses your path. Will you hear the hoot of a witch’s owl or brush past the long legs of a hairy spider? Use all your senses to admire all the nature that you can find in the woods at this time of year and all their different behaviours as they prepare for winter.

National Trust Longsaw, Burbage and the Eastern Moors 

Piglet’s Adventure Farm

Re-opening 12th April 2021 

Meet goats, pigs, play mini golf and ride in go-karts at this farm attraction. We’ve visited a couple of times (about an hour and a half away from Doncaster)

Pre-booking required

Towthorpe Grange, Towthorpe Moor Ln, Towthorpe, York YO32 9ST

01904 499 183

Piglets Pumpkin Festival

Get ready for stacks of Pumpkin Festival family fun at Piglets Adventure Farm running weekends in October and daily from 24th October- 1st November with a FREE pumpkin per paying child!

What will you do first? Explore the Pumpkin Patch, with over 10,000 home grown pumpkins to choose from in all shapes and sizes, then get stuck in carving. Run wild in the Mysterious Maize Maze, challenge your friends & family on the Corn Cannon, meet adorable piglets (you might even see one being born!) and their farm yard friends in the undercover animal barn, plus explore acres of outdoor adventure including The Beach, Barrel Train Ride, Fairy Tale Trail and so much more!

Please Note: Due to government guidelines Piglets Adventure Farm will be reducing the amount of visitors on site.

Tickets are limited and MUST be booked online in advance by visiting the website HERE

Adventure Farm is open daily from 9:30am – 5:30pm

Piglet’s Adventure Farm, Towthorpe Grange, Towthorpe Moor Lane, York, YO32 9ST

Pirates Cove Adventure Cove

12 holes of Swashbucklin’ Fun!

Pirate themed adventure golf course, great fun for all the family. Putt your way past the crocodile infested waters and rock pools to retrieve the treasure.


  • Adults £6, Scallywags (4-14) £4.50, Stowaways (3 and under) Free
  • Ships Crew – 1 Adult & 3 children or 2 Adults & 2 children £18
  • Gang of Five – 2 Adults & 3 Children or 1 Adult & 4 Children

Open all year round and floodlit.

Kingswood, Thorne Road, Hatfield, Doncaster, DN7 6EP

01405 741343




Torworth Grange Farm Shop, Cafe, Restuarant & Lakes – Pumpkin Patch & Halloween Scavenger Hunt

October 16th – October 29th 2020

Our pumpkin patch will be open again for PYO Pumpkin and a Halloween themed scavenger hunt.

Per child pumpkin and scavenger hunt £4.95 or pumpkin only £3.50.
We are working with a local pumpkin farmer to source local pumpkins.
Each child will get there own Halloween scavenger hunt sheet and a treat at the end.
Open from 16th October till the 31st 10-3pm.
Social distancing will apply and only groups of six allowed as a ‘group’ numbers will be monitored so that everyone can have a safe but fun time. No more than 12 at a time on the patch including children.
Outfits are welcomed for extra Halloween fun!!
Torworth Grange Farm Shop, Cafe, Restaurant & Lakes, Great North Road, Torworth, DN22 8NY

Pumpkin Picking at Cannon Hall Farm

Saturday October 17th – October 31st 2020

Join us this Halloween half term for a fabulous, family-friendly day of Pumpkin Picking at Cannon Hall Farm.

All paying children get a free pumpkin – additional ones are available to purchase for adults and under twos.

Cannon Hall Farm, Bark House Lane, Cawthorne, Barnsley

Rand Farm Park Halloween Pumpkin Festival

This year, we will be hosting a “Pumpkin Festival” with lots of pumpkin themed activities including the brand new “Enchanted Pumpkin Show” with “Mona and Maud” our resident friendly witches and of course a FREE pumpkin for every child, which can be carved on site to save you the mess at home!

Rand Farm Park, Market Rasen, LN8 5NJ


RHS Garden Harlow Carr

Have an awesome autumn at RHS Garden Harlow Carr

Under 5’s go free

Head to RHS Harlow Carr this half term for a fun-packed outdoor adventure for all the family.

Enjoy the glorious colours and fresh autumn air, kicking up the leaves and collecting conkers in the Woodland and exploring our new sculpture trail. Young imaginations can run wild in the Logness Monster and Craggle Top Tree House play areas. Why not finish your day out with treats and hot drinks from Betty’s Café?

In order to effectively manage social distancing measures, we’re asking all visitors and members to pre-book a time slot ahead of their visit. We ask that everyone visiting Harlow Carr please familiarise themselves with the latest Government advice, avoid meeting in groups greater than six, unless they are part of the same household or support bubble and maintain social distancing of at least 2 metres from people outside of your household.

For more information and to pre-book your visit head to our website.

Crag Lane, Beckwithshaw, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG3 1QB

If you’re in the Harrogate area, check out our sister site Harrogate Mumbler for more ideas of things to do an places to eat whilst you’re there!

Robin Hoods Wheelgate Park

All areas re-open from 17th May 2021 – Family theme park

Newark, NG22 8HX

01623 882773

Rufford Abbey: Halloween Monster Hunt

Saturday October 17th – Sunday November 2020, 10.30am-4pm 

£1.50 per trail sheet

Join the Rufford Monster Hunt team and follow the map into the haunted hideaways and creepy woods and find out what’s the cause of Rufford’s strange happenings.

Pre-book parking online.

Rufford Abbey, Newark, NG22 9DF

Sandall Beat Wood

A great place to enjoy the outdoors in woodland, enjoying a picnic, walking and playing.

There is a play area, sensory area and car parking.

Covill’s Trail is a 2km circular path through the wood, suitable for pushchairs.

If you need it, the postcode for Sandall Beat Road is DN2 6JP.


Savoy Doncaster

NEW Cinema, Opened 17th May 2021

Waterdale, DN1




Sewerby Hall – October Half Term

Open for October 2020

Details of Halloween events and activities to follow.

Grounds, gardens and play areas all fully open. Car park and toilets open. Zoo and House both open with a one way system around them.

Mumbler visited just before the summer school holidays started (read the review here), I was impressed with the measures they had in place for covid19. Lots of friendly staff on hand to help and ensure people were distancing.

For more information please call 01262 673769 or visit their website here.

Sewerby Hall, Church Ln, Sewerby, Bridlington YO15 1EA.

Take a look at Hull & East Riding Mumbler for more ideas of events in this area

Spilmans family farm: Halloween 2020, PYO & Pumpkin Festival

The Spilmans Festival is on a real authentic farm where you can pick your pumpkin from the field it was grown in – plus there are loads of other fun things to do to make this a very Autumnal, Halloween experience!

PYO pumpkins ready to pick from 1st October and festival dates running on; Weekends 3rd & 4th10 & 11th17 & 18th, then for the full week from 20th – 31st.

Pick and Carve your Pumpkins on site
🌻 Pick your own Sunflowers & Potatoes too!  (3rd, 4th, 10th & 11th October Only)
🌈 Rainbow Maize Maze – Covid Safe Maze Experience – Follow the farm clues and complete the activity sheet as you walk around the trail. (The maize maze may be closed in wet weather)
🌽 Corn Cannon – have some fun blasting cobs out of our corn cannon! Fire corn on the cob, at targets.
🚜 Tractor Rides – Hop on our trailer and hear all about our farm and what we grow. Drive past the pumpkin patch full of orange and white pumpkins.
🌾 Bale Mountain – Climb our huge straw mountain, right to the top. Catch a great view of our pumpkin patch and a sea of orange pumpkins!
🎡 Fairground Rides – In addition to the Pumpkin festival, there are some optional extra fairground rides to enjoy. (these are cash only and not included in the credit system)

Church Farm, Sessay Nr Thirsk, YO7 3NB (about an hours drive from Doncaster)

If you’re visiting York, take a look at our sister site York Mumbler for more ideas of where to go and places to eat here.

Spooky Brodsworth Hall

Saturday October 24th – Sunday 1st November 2020

Gather your little monsters for a ghoulishly good day out at Brodsworth Hall this half term. Follow the trail to solve creepy clues and gather round to listen to spooky stories. There’s a frighteningly fun fancy dress competition every day – just come in your scariest outfits to be in with a chance of winning. Entry to the event is included in the standard admission ticket price.

Brodsworth Hall, Brodsworth, DN5 7XJ

Contact 01302 722598

Spooky Woodland Walk – Thursday  29th, Friday 30th and Saturday 31st October 2020. 

Stump Cross Caverns: Potion Commotion

Come and visit it us at Stump Cross Caverns this half term for some spooky goings on!  We’re open daily from 9am-6pm.

Our caves are a little bit spooky anytime of year, but even more so over Halloween!

As well as our usual offerings of caves, cafe and cinema we’ll also be holding our Spooky Halloween weekend science specials!  Potion Commotion work shops will run on Saturday 31st and Sunday 1st November at 11am, 1pm and 3pm!  These workshops are so much fun!  They’re suitable for ages 7+ and cost £15 per person which includes a mini cave tour.  All workshops are 1.5 hours!

So why not visit us over this half term – Halloween Fancy Dress is activity encouraged!

Stump Cross Caverns, Greenhow Hill, Pateley Bridge, North Yorkshire, HG3 5JL


Sundown Adventureland: The Spooktacular Halloween Pumpkin Festival

Saturday October 17th – Sunday November 1st 2020
This year we’ve tried extra hard to keep you safe and sound and still give you and the kids a great, fun-filled, spooky day out. You don’t need to worry about the little ones as it’s only ever spooky and NEVER scary. (we’re not that brave either )
The fun starts with the All new Picture Pumpkin Puzzle. Explore the park (enjoying the rides and attractions on the way) and find the eight hidden Pumpkins and tick them off your Pumpkin Puzzle List. When you have found them all, head over to the Pumpkin Patch Cafe to trick a member of the Sundown Team and get yourself a sweet treat as a reward.
The park will be decorated with lots of spooky loveliness throughout and there’ll be loads for the kids to see and do.
If you’re feeling particularly mischievous, then your next destination needs to be Honey Pot Cottage where you’ll get the chance to trick ‘n treat Honey and sunny and their best (but slightly naughty) friends Kiki & Koko. It’ll be a fun family Spooktacular Sundown day out with adventure and fun for all ages, throughout the day.
Get tickets here 
Sundown Adventureland, Treswell Road, Rampton, Retford, Notts, DN22 0HX

Sunnybank Gardens & the Yorkshire Ice Cream Farm

Re-Open from 29th March

  • Crazy Golf 11-5pm
  • Takeaway ice creams
  • Burgers & Hot Dogs

Sunnybank Gardens, Doncaster, DN7 6PH

The Hideout – Hatfield Moors


Quickest route to the Hideout, is the Blue Walking route around Hatfield Moors, then you will see their sign.

Or to find the Hideout at Hatfield Moors with  the What3words app use – BAKING.SNOWY.PROPER

Hatfield Moors, DN7 6DS


The Pink Pig Farm Pumpkin Festival

24th October – 1st November 2020

Pick your own pumpkin from our ‘pumpkin patch’. Push a cute wheelbarrow to take your pumpkin back to our carving tables and carve away (with help of course). Then visit Windle the witch to make a magic potion and race some real life maggots.

The Pink Pig Farm, Holme Hall, Holme, Scunthorpe, DN16 3RE

The Pottery Click and Collect

07914 246122

The Pottery, Gainsborough Road, Everton, Doncaster, DN10 5BW


The Steel Cauldron – Wizard Themed Tea Room

Great for Harry Potter fans!

  • Wizards afternoon tea

See our review here

3 Spooner Road, Broomhill, Sheffield, S10 5BL


The Wool Market Doncaster

The whole family can enjoy a meal at The Wool Market – even if you all fancy different things!

From Pizza to Ice Cream there is something for everyone:

Indoor seating reopen from 17th May 2021

  • Don Valley Tap
  • Hungry Dragon
  • Liquor Lab
  • Lollie Jades Cupcakes
  • Mr Mac
  • Movida
  • Rustic Burger Co
  • Rustic Pizza Co
  • Scrapes Ice Cream
  • Taste Peru
  • Zaytuna
  • Indian Food Hawker

Wool Market Doncaster. Market Place, DN1 1BN

Thoresby Park: The Wizarding Adventure with Rusticus

Saturday 31st October

Performances at 11am, 1pm & 3pm  – meeting point at the Riding Hall inside the Courtyard

Join us with a spooky fun atmosphere, as audiences go on a journey into the woods to find where the wild wizards dwell. Includes broomstick flying, wand-making and magical spells all delivered by our enchanting woodland wizards! Magical outdoor performance walk with activities.

Children £8, Adults £2, Family (2 adults & 2 children) £18. Tickets need to be pre-booked

Parking charges apply (£3 for the day)

Tropical Butterfly House

Meet the mini beasts and meerkats, butterflies, birds and amazing wildlife from around the world…plus there is an amazing adventure park and wet play park.

Indoor areas are now open from 17th May 2021

Tropical Butterfly House, Wildlife & Falconry Centre, Woodsetts Road, North Anston, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S25 4EQ
01909 569 416 /

Tropical Butterfly House: Halloween Monster Hunt

Our Halloween Monster Hunt trail takes place every weekend in October and throughout October half term holidays.
Wander the eerie woodland walk to the wonderfully wicked witches cabin. BOO! … take a seat on our Skeleton Selfie Stop Seat if you dare!
Please remember all tickets must be booked online in advance and adhere to the ‘rule of spooky 6’. A 3 hour visit restriction remains in place to allow for social distancing and our being able to offer a great visitor experience in line with government guidelines.
Tropical Butterfly House, Wildlife & Falconry Centre, Woodsetts Road, North Anston, Sheffield

Tropical World

Discover your inner explorer at Tropical World – an unforgettable journey through rainforest, magroves, desert and the nocturnal world.  There is plenty to keep the kids entertained, particularly on a cold or rainy day as it’s mostly inside and it is very warm! There are reptiles, spiders and insects to see, as well as snakes and bats.


Princes’ Avenue, Roundhay Park, Leeds LS8 1DF.


Twisted Skatepark Doncaster

NEW indoor Skatepark

01302 439875

Doncaster, DN5 8AF

Visit Doncaster: Halloween Trick or Treat Trail

In line with current Guidelines, there are no plans to deliver this event this year.



Walesby Forest Half Term Adventures

17th October – 1st November 2020

Enjoy the great outdoors and activities this October half term, with full access to all of our facilities and activities for the whole week. So, make this Autumn one to remember and experience adventures every day at Walesby Forest.

With over 250 acres to explore and 10 activities available, we
guarantee you’ll find something you will enjoy. Our range of activities include; climbing, leap of faith, archery and much more!

Wentworth Woodhouse

Wentworth Woodhouse has some amazing gardens to explore, brilliant for families.

We visited in the summer and had a brilliant time, lots of quirky things to find. See our mumbler review HERE