School Holidays Doncaster

October Half Term

Half term for Doncaster schools is Monday October 28th to Friday November 1st.

For more information, see the Doncaster Council 2019/2020 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 


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October Half Term Listings

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Boston Park Farm – Halloween Shriek Week and Pumpkin Patch

We are open each day from the 19th October until the 31st October from 10am until 4pm for our shriek week activities.
Search the maize for hidden pumpkins, buy a pumpkin from our pumpkin patch and make your own lantern. Tricks, treats, crafts and games for everyone to enjoy. You don’t need tickets just turn up and pay on the door.
The farm trail, play areas and tearooms will be open as usual.

Farm & Maize Maze pumpkin hunt admission: £6 per person, £3 for toddlers (1&2 yrs) family ticket £20 (any 4 people)

Farm only admission: £1 for Adults, £3 for toddlers (1&2 yrs), £5 for children (3-12 yrs)

Under 1’s free.

Pumpkins are £3 each plus £1 for carving.

Boston Park Farm, Bawtry Road, Hatfield Woodhouse, DN7 6DS

See website

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Halloween Messy Monster Party – Little Learners

Join Little Learners for some very messy halloween parties!

Halloween Messy Monster Party – Monday 28th October, 10am-11am 2019,  Scawsby Scout Hut, DN5 8RW (5 Months to 10 Years)

Messy Halloween Party – Thursday 31st October, 10.30am-11.30am, and 1pm-2pm, Boston Park Farm, DN7 6DS , Session includes entry in to the farm. (5 months to 5 years)

We’ll have slippy slime, spooky pumpkins, scary spiders, apple bobbing, plus LOADS more halloween themed messy play. As well as our usual mark making stations such as play dough, paints, chalks and creepy colouring in…

Fancy dress is encouraged and there will be prizes for the best costume and messiest little monster!!

Book tickets on the Little Learners Website


Contact 07840388937




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Harry Trotter at Hogfields at Pink Pig Farm

Things are beginning to look rather mysterious and wonderful, as we get ready for our October half term Halloween event. This year, as well as the annual pumpkin carving sessions, Pink Pig Farm will be transformed into Hogfields Wizarding School. 

Between 19th – 27th October 2019, you can enjoy a number of wizarding themed activities such as; creating disgusting potions, devising magical spells, having your photograph taken flying through the trees after graduating from a broomstick training session or with Harry Trotter. Look out for owls on the woodland trail and meet our real-life barn owls, plus specially themed food and drink (extra charge).

On the 26th of October, between 6pm and 8pm, Pink Pig Farm will become Hogfields Wizarding School. Are you brave enough for a night time visit?

Tickets are bookable on our website 

For extra Halloween fun, will again be hosting our annual, traditional Pumpkin Carving Sessions. Select your own pumpkin from the pumpkin patch in Farmer Andrew’s field, take it to Hogfields School Hall and carve out your very own design, the spookier the better! This is an add on feature and the cost does not include admission to the Farm Park, so don´t forget to book your “Add-On” pumpkin carving session when you buy your entry tickets online.

Pink Pig Farm, Holme Hall, Holme, Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire, DN16 3RE. 01724 844466.

Full event details and links to tickets are available on the website and Facebook page. 

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Mess Around South Yorkshire – Doncaster Spooktacular

Wednesday October 9th 2019, 11am-12pm, Cantley Community Centre, Goodison Boulevard, DN4

Calling all witches, devils, cats and bats! Mess Around’s creepy, crawly, gruesome Spooktacular party has landed. Little ones can mix, pour, dig and explore, from ghostly mud to gory goo. Hear their cackles of delight as they get ghoulishly messy. So don’t be haunted by messy play, simply come along and mess around and leave the cleaning up to us!

The event is suitable for children aged 6 months (or sitting unaided) to 5 years old. What makes us special is everyone is welcome to join in including older siblings up to the age of 10, who on weekend and holiday sessions can participate in the Big Kids Create & Make Corner which include Arts, Crafts and Junk modelling activities to keep them busy!

Buy Tickets – Visit Website

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Contact 07366 562888 

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Stockeld Park -The Halloween Adventure

26th October – 3rd November 2019, 10.30am-8.30pm

***See below for Mumbler offer on pre-booked tickets***

There’s loads of spooky fun to be had when Halloween arrives at Stockeld Park this October half term!

It’s a magical playground full of activities to provide you with tonnes of Halloween themed, spooky family entertainment! There will even be prizes for Halloween fancy dress and plenty of opportunity to dance, scream and sing-a-long!

Special Halloween events include:

– The Monster Mash Show!
– NEW for 2019: Pumpkin Picking!
– Real Witches in the Enchanted Forest!
– Ghouls in the Maze
– Halloween Catwalk!

All of these amazing events are included for FREE with your Forest and Maze passes!Later on as dusk sets in, Stockeld Park turns to Stockeld Dark from 6pm – 10pm! 3 events for the slightly older children and parents including:

– Ice Disco with DJ Bloodbath!
– The Haunted Farmhouse!
– Zombie Laser tag!

As if that wasn’t already enough excitement, the famous Stockeld Park winter illuminations will be lighting up the Forest and Maze for Halloween too!

AND…Mumblers get 10% discount off the price of pre-booked Halloween Adventure Forest and Maze tickets using the code MUMDONCASTER (excludes Sunday 3rd November – Fireworks). BOOK HERE

Sunday 3rd November see Stockeld Park host is BIGGEST Firework Spectacular yet! This event is included FREE with Forest and Maze tickets! Live entertainment with a band and Fire Breathers starts at 4:30pm. Fireworks at 5:30pm!

Visit Website / Facebook

Stockeld Park, off the A661 Wetherby Road, LS22 4AN

01937 586333 /

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The Deep – Magic and Saw-cery

BabyBeatz Boogie Spooktacular Fundraiser

Sunday October 27th 2019, 10am-1pm 

Join us for our first BabyBeatz Boogie Spooktacular Fundraiser event!
All money made on the day will be split between the renovation of St Leonard and Jude’s Church Roof and the Charity Bliss

Enjoy an exciting Halloween themed BabyBeatz Boogie session, with a twist. Along with a BodyBeatz demonstration!
As well as stalls, tombola, raffle and much much more!

Fancy dress is more than welcomed by both parents and children, there will be prizes for the best dressed

This is a ticketed event, with priority given to BabyBeatz Boogie and BodyBeatz members.
Tickets are £2 per child.

Scawthorpe Social Club, Doncaster


Cast – Halloween Sleepover

30th Otober 2019

Join us for a Hallowe’en Sleepover at Cast. Come and play games, watch a spoooky film and sleep in our theatre! Featuring spooky face painting, fun and ghoulish games, a screening of Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride and of course, hot chocolate with marshmallows! Sleepover includes supper and breakfast.

Kids only! No Grown ups allowed!

Tickets £16

Cast, Waterdale, Doncaster


Children’s Mini Halloween Disco Cruise

31st October 2019, 5.30pm, 2nd November 2019, 3.30pm & 5.15pm

Join The Wyre Lady at Sprotbrough falls for a Children’s Halloween Disco – sail 1.5 hours.

Halloween themed boat – fancy dress.

Win a prize for best costumer and children will also be given treats. There will also be a disco.

Pick up – Nursery Lane, Sprotborough, Doncaster, DN5 7RF

Craft & Creations Halloween Party

Wednesday October 30th 2019, 5pm-7pm

£4:00 per ticket which includes a free drink and either burger or hotdog with chips.
The party is Fancy dress! We will be playing games, disco, competitions, food, face painting and glitter tattoos, open to non crafties too so invite your friends!!
I’m fully insured and DBS cleared so children can be dropped off and collected, as always under 5’s need to be supervised, if parents wish to stay they can.

Craft and Creations, Skipwith Community Hall, Rossington

Grimms Scary Tales at Yorkshire Wildlife Park

26th October – 28th October 2019, 5pm 

Join us as we bring to life a collection of ‘Scary Tales’ for Halloween…

Inspired by the Brothers’ Grimm, our spooky Halloween creation will include live shows, roaming characters, crafts, face-painting* and more!

Meet a host of characters inspired by the classic tales, including Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, Rumpelstiltskin, Little Red Riding Hood or The Big Bad Wolf!

PLUS experience all the usual animal excitement – catch a glimpse of Lions, Tigers, Polar Bears, Lemurs and more, plus don’t forget the daily Deadly Bugs Show!

Yorkshire Wildlife Park, Warning Tongue Lane, Doncaster, DN3

Halloween Mud Potions & Spells

Thursday October 31st 2019, 10am – 11.30am 

Horseworld, Bawtry Road, Tickhill, DN11 9HA

Outdoor messy play session for children and carers, hosted by Wildlings Outdoor Education and Forest School.

  • £10 per session includes pony ride for children aged 2+
  • Under 2 £5 per session (not eligible for pony ride)

Fancy dress optional.

Contact 07738 004691

Intake Community Hub & Library – Halloween Events

Tuesday October 29th 2019, 1pm-3p – Halloween Bingo

Thursday October 31st 2019, 5pm-7pm – Halloween Disco

Intake Community Hub & Library, Montrose Avenue, Intake, DN2 6PL,


Kids Halloween Party – Hatfield Chase

Wednesday October 30th, 2019 1pm-4pm 

Kids Halloween party with Martin from Allkidz. Ticket only event which includes a free kids meal, dessert and juice tickets available £8 each.

The Hatfield Chase, Doncaster,Doncaster Road

Reptile Rendezvous Halloween Party

Wednesday October 30th 2019, 5pm-7pm

Come and party with us! Full animal encounter, sweets, cake, best dressed prize and a couple of games!
£9 per child.
18 tickets available.

Reptile Rendezvous & Furry Friends, 28 Waterdale, Doncaster.

Spooky Woodland Party

Wednesday October 30th 2019, 1pm-2.30pm

Its that spooky time of year again, so dress up, and join the Halloween party in our woodland. We will have a campfire and cook some Halloween treats and make some spooky crafts.

YWT Potteric Carr Nature Reserve, Potteric Carr Visitor Centre, Mallard Way, Doncaster, DN4 8DB

Winter Illuminations – Stockeld Park

October 26th 2019 to January 6th 2020

*** See below for Mumbler offer on pre-booked tickets ***

Experience one of the country’s largest and most creative light displays set in the grounds of the historic Stockeld Park Estate.

Dazzling light effects, a captivating soundscape and animated installations come together through almost a mile of beautiful, ancient woodland.

As dusk falls, see the park come to life with thousands of twinkling lights creating a magical winter wonderland. An enchanting experience for all ages, that has to be seen to appreciate its true beauty and magic!

Mumbler Offer: For an extra 10% off online prices quote MUMDONCASTER (Offer excludes 7,8,14,15,21,22,23,24 December 2019)

Book tickets here



Stockeld Park, off the A661 Wetherby Road, Yorkshire, LS22 4AN. Tel: 01937 586333