5 Alternatives Trick Or Treating This Halloween

Covid 19 has slammed the breaks on conventional trick or treating this year. We have picked 5 alternatives to Trick or Treating that you can try this Halloween.

From spooktacular ghost walks and mysterious mazes to pumpkin picking and corn cannons, we have got you covered. Our friends at Have Fun Outdoors have picked out their favourite alternatives to trick or treating this year.

Pumpkin picking is a fun alternative to trick or treating at Halloween
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1. Pick your own pumpkin at Piglets Adventure Farm

Is there any better Halloween activity than picking and carving your own pumpkin? Absolutely not! Piglets Adventure Farm is just 15 minutes from the centre of york. The pumpkin festival here is taking place every weekend in October and then every day from 24th October until 1st November. Book quickly though because spaces are sure to be snapped up.

The entire family will have stacks of fun at this outdoor adventure. Each full paying child aged one and over receives a free pumpkin which they can get stuck into carving safely in the pumpkin carving tent. (No mess at home needs a round of applause, right?)

It’s not all pumpkin picking though, there is also a mysterious maze full of ghosts and ghouls to let your little ones run wild in as well as crazy golf, bouncy pillows, a farmyard trail, a pumpkin slingshot, and corn cannon!

If you don’t want to miss out on this event you can book your tickets here.

2. Scare yourself silly at Alton Towers

Alton Towers Thirteen Ride

For the thrill-seeking families, on selected dates starting from the 9th of October. Alton Towers resort transforms into the home of Halloween and even stays open until late so you can enjoy your favourite rides in the dark. As if they weren’t scary enough! New for 2020 they have an outdoor horror maze, Freak Show: Toxic Junkyard for the adults and spooktacular attractions suitable for children. Head over to their website to book and see for yourself how much this event can offer you. We are definitely putting it on our list this Halloween.

You could even encourage the family to all attend in their Halloween costumes!

3. Take a Ghost Walk with The Whitby Storyteller

Whitby Abbey at Halloween
Image by Tim Hill from Pixabay

If you’ve got children who love a good ghost story and reading why not visit the hauntingly beautiful Whitby and try a Ghost Walk with the Whitby Storyteller? An exciting and different way to celebrate Halloween as well as encouraging your children to enjoy the outdoors and learn new stories that they can recite to scare their friends. There are lots of different Ghost Tours available in Whitby and Robin Hood’s bay. You can book privately or as a group with Rose.

Over Halloween, the Ghost Walk lasts approximately 75 mins and is £6 for Adults and £3 for Children. Family tickets are also available. Dates and times for the Robin Hood’s Bay Ghost Walk available here. You can enquire and book your walk here.

Learn more about what to do at Halloween in Whitby.

4. Try a Halloween Drive-in for The Christie

Popcorn at Cinema
A spooky movie at a drive-in cinema is the perfect trick or treat alternative this Halloween – Photo by Corina Rainer on Unsplash

Join The Christie this Halloween as they make a base in the Woodlands of Arley Hall and Gardens hosting a series of spooky drive-in movies. They are providing state of the art sound, the Iconic 100 screen, and a selection of your favourite Halloween themed films, food, and drinks. Drive-in for The Christie is a great way to spend a socially distanced and socially bubbled Halloween event. You’ll also be providing support for the staff and patients of The Christie.

And if you bring the kids along to one of the PG films, they’ll get their very own trick or treat goody bags!

Dates & Times

• Friday October 30th @ 7pm Rocky Horror Picture Show (15)

• Saturday October 31st @ 3pm Hotel Transylvania (PG)

• Saturday October 31st @ 7pm Beetlejuice (15)

• Sunday November 1st @ 3pm The Addams Family (PG)

• Sunday November 1st @ 7pm The Lost Boys (15)

Tickets are based on five people per car are £30 and you can check availability and book here.

5. Have Spooky Spectacular time at West Midlands Safari Park

Happy Pumpkin
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For the animal lovers out there, West Midlands Safari Park will be bursting with Halloween decorations including illuminated, themed scarecrows, and hundreds of pumpkins!

Take part in their brand new Scratchcard Trail if you dare and see if you can solve the mystery of the pumpkin thief. If you can solve it you’ll earn yourself a sweet treat.

Full of Halloween fun for the whole family, what a way to brighten up the spookiest of seasons!

Book your tickets here.

Happy Halloween
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Hopefully, we have inspired you to try one of our picks for alternatives to trick or treating this year. Let us know in the comments below how you will be spending your Halloween. We love to hear about your adventures!

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