Do you have what it takes to be a star pupil? Eureka! in Halifax is inviting half term visitors to enrol in Ghoul School to meet their peculiar professors to find out, every day from 20th October to 2nd November.
Take part in a science class with a difference in Dr Frankenstein’s Science Lab. Mix potions with a bewitching teacher, join the resident werewolf for some key survival skills (and hope it isn’t a full moon!) and get your grisly groove on at a spectacularly spooky disco.
Visitors are encouraged to come dressed in their most boo-tiful or frightfully freaky costume to really get into the spirit! All activities are included in the price of admission or free to Eureka! annual pass holders.
Roundhay and Oakwood Festival
Returning to the North Leeds suburb from 27th October until 2nd November, the Roundhay and Oakwood Festival will host a variety of exciting events each day at various venues, seeing the return of the ever-popular Oakwood craft and food markets.
Discover your artistic streak at the quilting exhibition hosted by Roundhay Quilters Group, carve your creativity into a pumpkin or cast spells at the Harry Potter themed craft workshop. Throughout the week a Halloween themed scarecrow competition will be held for the local children to judge, awarding the business with the best dressed window with a prize.
Events are open to all, some are free, and some are chargeable. For more information on the events and their pricing, visit their website or the Roundhay and Oakwood Festival Facebook page.
A Care for the Arts
St. Gemma’s Hospice will be holding a special 40th Anniversary Arts Festival from Wednesday 24th – Sunday 28th October at The Grammar School at Leeds, supported by Progeny.
Alongside original pieces of art on display during the exhibition, photographer Olivia Hemingway’s powerful ‘40 Faces of St Gemma’s Hospice’ will also be featured. This series of powerful and moving portraits taps into the real lives of the people who make the hospice a special place, demonstrating strong feelings of hope, love, happiness, humour and bravery.
Partake in the fun and quirky fundraising project, Secret Art Project, which involves the auction of postcard-sized artworks by anonymous contributors whose identity is unveiled only after the auction. Contributors are said to include famous faces such as John Bishop, Kaiser Chiefs, Wolf Alice and Joel Dommett!
All the postcards can be found on displayed at the festival.
Sneaky Experience is making a return to Kirkstall Abbey, bringing you a bunch of perfect half term treats. From hosting a range of cinema screenings to picking and priming the perfect pumpkin, there’s a series of different activities for all age ranges.
Hocus Pocus is 25 years old this year… and rather than sobbing into your cauldron, you can celebrate the fun-filled event at one of the outdoor cinema screenings on the 26th-27th October. Join in the fun and dress up fang-tastically spooky for the occasion!
As well as watching the classic film, you can meet your favourite witchy horror characters at the spellbinding Hocus Pocus inspired live action board game. Appropriate for all ages, this family-friendly game of chance will lead you down a path of challenges and endless fun.