October Half Term Activities and Spooktacular Halloween events

15 January 2024

Are you looking for days out to keep the kids entertained this October half term without breaking the bank? Well look no further, we’ve got you covered. West Yorkshire is packed with lots of free and low-cost spooktacular things to do this October half term; do you dare explore Kirkstall Abbey in their Haunted Halloween Hunt or are you skating your way into Halloween at the Halifax and district YMCA Halloween Roller Skate Party?

How ever you choose to celebrate Halloween, MCard is here to help. Check out our top October half term events below - all accessible by public transport.

Bradford

  1. Half-term pumpkin trail – East Riddlesden Hall
    Saturday 21 October - Sunday 29 October
    Cost: FREE
    By bus: Services 360, 820 and 662
    By rail: Nearest station is Keighley, 25 mins walk

  2. Lister Park Lantern Parade
    Friday 27 October at 6pm
    Cost: FREE – Everyone who has travelled by public transport, by foot or by bike will be entered into a prize draw to win an original artwork by Bradford artist Ruth Fettis.
    By bus: Services 622, 626, 653, 662, 864 and A3 Flyer
    By rail: Nearest station is Frizinghall, 15 mins walk

  3. Spooky Fun at Undercliffe Cemetery
    Saturday 28 October at 12.30pm-2.30pm
    Cost: £5 for children – adults free
    By bus: Services 645, 686 and 687
    By rail: Nearest station Bradford Forster Square, 30 mins walk

  4. Mini Golf at Looney Golf
    Monday 30 October – Sunday 5 November
    Cost: Children (Under 12) from £7.00 and adults from £8.50.
    By bus: 13 mins walk from Bradford Interchange
    By rail: 10 mins walk from Forster Square Rail Station or 13 mins from Bradford Interchange

Calderdale

  1. Halloween at Eureka
    Saturday 21 October – Sunday 5 November
    Cost: £15.95 each (Standard admission includes an annual pass, so pay just once and visit as many times as you’d like for a whole year.)
    By bus: 5 mins walk from Halifax Bus Station
    By rail: Opposite Halifax Rail Station

  2. Halloween Trail at The Piece Hall
    Saturday 28 October – Tuesday 31 October
    Cost: £3 per child
    By bus: 5 mins walk from Halifax Bus Station
    By rail: 5 mins walk from Halifax Rail Station

  3. Halloween Roller Skate Party – Halifax and District YMCA
    Friday 27 and Saturday 28 October (general skating during half term week)
    Cost: £7 (includes a slice of pizza or a hot dog, a spooky bun and a drink)
    By bus: 4 mins walk from Halifax Bus Station
    By rail: 12 mins walk from Halifax Rail Station

  4. Extreme Bowling at Electric Bowl
    Every Friday and Saturday from 7pm
    Cost: Children £5.95 and adults £6.95
    By bus: 11 mins walk from Halifax Bus Station
    By rail: 10 mins walk from Halifax Rail Station

Kirklees

  1. Half-term activities at Cliffe House, Shepley
    Saturday 21 October – Friday 3 November
    Cost: From £2.50 per person
    By bus: Services X1, D2 and D3
    By rail: Nearest station Shepley, 18 mins walk

  2. Halloween Craft and Disco at The Civic Holmfirth
    Tuesday 31 October at 11am-1.30pm
    Cost: £6 per child (Adults go free)
    By bus: Services 309, 310, 335 and H6
    By rail: Nearest station Brockholes, 2 miles
  1. Spooky Barn – Oakwell Hall
    Tuesday 31 October – Thursday 2 November
    Cost: £5 per child
    By bus: Services 283 and 283A
    By rail: Nearest station Batley, 3 miles

  2. Dare2Air Inflatable Theme Park – Huddersfield Leisure Centre
    Monday 30 October – Sunday 5 November
    Cost: Single ticket £7.50 / Family £20 (when booked online)
    By bus: 4 mins walk from Huddersfield Bus Station
    By rail: 10 mins walk from Huddersfield Rail Station

Leeds

  1. Haunted Halloween Hunt – Kirkstall Abbey
    Tuesday 31 October – Sunday 5 November
    Cost: FREE (for Leeds residents, must provide proof of address on first visit). Non-Leeds residents - Adult £5.50 and child (5-18) £2.75. Under 5s free.
    By bus: Services 33, 34 and A1 flyer
    By rail: Nearest station Kirkstall Forge, 1.3 miles

  2. Pirates and Highwaymen – Royal Armouries
    Cost: FREE
    Saturday 28 October – Sunday 5 November
    By bus: Services 29, 47, 47A, 62, 74, 110, 140, 140A, 141, 168, 444 and 446
    By rail: Nearest station Leeds Rail Station, 15 mins walk

  3. LS-TEN Quad/ Inline Halloween Night – LS-TEN Skatepark
    Cost: £15 per ticket
    Friday 27 October at 6pm-10pm
    Bu bus: Services 12,13, 13A, 47, 47A, 74, 110, 140, 141, 168, 444 and 446
    By rail: Nearest station Leeds Rail Station, 1.2 miles

  4. Devilishly Spooky Family Disco – Left Bank
    Sunday 29 October at 10am-12pm
    Cost: £4 per child over 1 (Adults and babies go free)
    By bus: Services 19 and 19A
    By rail: Nearest station: Burley Park, 6 mins walk

Wakefield

  1. Spooktacular Markets Pumpkin Festival – Castleford
    Monday 30 October at 10am-4pm
    Cost: FREE
    By bus: 6 mins walk from Castleford Bus Station
    By rail: 4 mins walk from Castleford Rail Station

  2. October Half Term @ Pit – National Coal Mining Museum
    Saturday 28 October – Sunday 5 November
    Cost: FREE
    By bus: Services 232 and X41
  1. Witches and Wizards – Pontefract Castle
    Wednesday 25 October – Sunday 5 November
    Cost: FREE
    By bus: 6 mins walk from Pontefract Bus Station
    By rail: 6 mins walk from both Baghill and Monkhill Rail Stations

  2. Halloween Season – The Escapologist @ Xscape
    Friday 27, Saturday 28, Sunday 29 and Tuesday 31 October
    Cost: Various ticket prices depending on number of players.
    By bus: Services 140, 141 and 186
    By rail: 3 mins walk from Glasshoughton Rail Station

Tickets please!

Make a day of it this October half term and explore West Yorkshire with a Family Bus & Rail DaySaver. Families, of up to two adults with three concessionary travellers or one adult with up to four concessionary travellers, can enjoy unlimited off-peak bus and rail travel anywhere in West Yorkshire for just £15! That’s just £3 each.

Or travel with an Adult DaySaver from £4.50 and for those Under 19 a MyDay bus ticket costs from £2.25. All MCard tickets cover travel with all operators in West Yorkshire. Single bus tickets available for adults and Under 19s too.

The quickest and easiest way to buy and store your travel tickets is through the MCard Mobile App. Simply download it for free on Google Playstore for Android or Apple iStore for iOS.

Download the MCard Mobile App today from the App store or Goole Play.


Plan your journey

There are some great tools online to help you plan your journey or find out exactly when your next bus is due so you never miss a bus again. Visit wymetro.com/plan-a-journey/ and happy travelling!

 

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