What’s on in Durham this October half term

Posted on 10th October 2019

What’s on in Durham this October half term?

Half term is creeping up on us quickly. You might be full of ideas to keep the children entertained (witch-ful thinking), but if you’re looking for something to boo-st the activity plan, look no further.

Creepy, creepy crawlies day at The Bowes Museum, October 28th 

Create some spooktacular crafts, explore the museum with a Halloween themed trail and meet some creepy crawly creatures with the fantastic ZOOLAB. This extremely popular event is free for passholders and each session is 45 minutes long; starting each hour on the hour. 

Halloween at Beamish, October 23rd, 25th, 26th, 30th & 31st 

Travel back in time and visit the un-living museum of the north. Halloween evenings at Beamish are very popular and are great fun for all the (brave) families. Venture down to the Pit Village, Colliery Yard, Pockerley Old Hall and the town – all of which will be swamped with ghastly ghosts and spooky surprises. If you have the guts for it, tickets are very limited, so be quick!


Halloween villains show at Lumley Castle, October 30th 

The team at Lumley Castle need you to help them stop the villains from stealing the Halloween sweets! Enjoy a delicious three course meal while watching a child friendly, interactive show with dancing, games, prizes and fun suitable for all the family. Pre-booking is advised. 


Myths, legends and grizzly tales at Raby Castle, October 31st – November 2nd 

Join the witch hunters on a terrifying tour through time revisiting some of the myths and legends of Raby Castle. 

From the beastly battle of Neville’s Cross to the legend of the Witch-Cat of Staindrop, what will you discover on your adventure?

Tickets include access to the park and gardens for the day. 

Which events are you most excited about? Tweet us @ventureprop and join in the conversation.