October is the spookiest month of the year, when children dress as ghosts and ghouls, carve creepy faces into pumpkins and eat themselves into a sweet frenzy. It's Halloween of course, and Nottingham has plenty of family friendly things to do in the days leading up to Halloween, which happens on Tuesday, October 31. From ghostly walks to hidden pumpkins, here's the top family Halloween events in Nottingham.
Spooky Childrens Tours at Wollaton Hall Wollaton Hall and Deer Park, Nottingham, NG8 2AE October 23 to 27 at 11am Website: http://www.wollatonhall.org.uk
Tour the creepiest caves and tunnels in Nottingham, below Wollaton Hall
Meet tour guide Madame Parboiled
Tours run every day at 11am, 12pm, 1pm and 2pm
Dress up in your best Halloween outfit!
£5.50 per person
Take a ghostly Dungeon tour with the Frightful Friar Tuck!
Listen to spooky stories deep below Nottingham Castle
Dress to impress in your scariest Halloween outfit
£5.00 per person
Suitable for children aged 7 and over
Halloween Pumpkin Trail at Nottingham Castle Lenton Road, Nottingham NG1 6EL Monday, October 23 to Sunday, 5 November from 10am Website: http://www.nottinghamcastle.org.uk
Play at fun game of Spot the Pumpkin!
Pumpkins will be hidden in the Castle Galleries
Find all the pumpkins and win a prize!
£1.00 per person
Come and explore the spooky galleries!
Bring your torch
Lots of childrens activities including badge making, crafts and colouring
See the engines in full steam
Wear your spookiest Halloween costume
Halloween Kids Fest at The Tuck and Tanner Generous George Top Valley Way, Nottingham NG5 9DD Saturday, October 28 between 12pm and 4pm Website: Read more here
Come and join in the Halloween Hunt
Have a go at pumpkin carving and painting
Halloween style face-painting
Kids Halloween films and disco
Hernes Halloween Quest, The Robin Hood Legacy 94 Friar Lane, Nottingham NG1 6EB Saturday, 28 October at 10am Website: Read on here
A special Halloween event for the whole family!
Help defeat the evil Sheriff from using dark and sinister forces!
Show up at any time between 10am and 6pm
Image: Robin Hood Legacy Facebook page
Pumpkin Celebration, Windmill Community Gardens Ascot Road, off Aspley Lane, Bobbers Mill, Nottingham Sunday, 29 October from 3pm to 6pm Website: Read more here
Free family event
Pumpkins carvings for the kids
Come and explore the spooky woods!
Games, apple pressing and more
Halloween Weekend, Floralands Farm Park Catfoot Lane, Nottingham Friday, October 27 to Sunday, October 29 from 10am to 4pm Website: See the Facebook event for more details.
Lots of spooky activities for the kids to do!
Come and spend Halloween with the animals
Do you have a spooky Halloween event to add to our list? If so, feel free to leave a comment and well add it on. Happy Halloween!