What’s on: Halloween in Lincolnshire 2016

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Nights are now getting cooler, which only means one thing. Halloween is around the corner. Lincolnshire Reporter has come up with a number of events for all of the family to enjoy.


Take a look at some of the events for Halloween across Lincolnshire:

Burghley Pumpkin Trail

Photo: Burghley House

When: Saturday, October 15 – Sunday, October 30, 11am – 5pm (last admission 4.30pm)
Where: Burghley House, Stamford
Price: Free with a house and gardens or gardens only ticket

Join staff and visitors for the Burghley Pumpkin Trail around the sculpture garden.

Tread through the crispy Autumn leaves and find the hidden pumpkins to receive a treat.

For more information visit the website.

Marshall’s Yard Halloween Party

Photo: Marshall's Yard

Photo: Marshall’s Yard

When: Saturday, October 29, 12pm onwards
Where: Marshall’s Yard, Gainsborough
Price: Free

The fantastic Halloween event returns to Marshall’s Yard and Gainsborough town centre this year.

There will be live performances throughout the afternoon, a spooky market and a number of street acts.

There will also be a  fire show and free firework display on the Riverside

For more information visit the website.

Halloween at Doddington Hall


When: Saturday, October 22 – Monday, October 31, 10am – 3pm
Where: Doddington Hall
Price: Free with admission to the halls and gardens.

Choose a pumpkin from Doddington Hall’s grounds for autumnal carving decorations or to make some delicious seasonal recipes using local ingredients.

Follow signs to the pumpkin patch and bring wellies!

For more information visit the website.

Normanby Hall Pumpkin Trail


When: Saturday, October 22 – Sunday, October 30
Where: Normanby Hall and Country Park
Price: 20p per trail sheet

Wrap up warm and take part in the half term trail, finding pumpkins hidden along the way. Pick up your trail sheet from the gift shop for 20p.

The gift shop is open daily from 10.30am to 4pm.

For more information visit the website.

Lincoln Ghost Bus Tour

The Lincoln ghost bus

The Lincoln ghost bus

When: Saturday, October 29 – Sunday, October 30, 5pm – 6pm
Where: The tour starts at Lincoln Castle Square
Price: £6

Be spooked and get in the mood for Halloween by exploring haunted Lincoln by open-top bus with a local ghost expert.

One of the team from the popular Lincoln Ghost Walks will guide you around Lincoln on Tour Lincoln, the open-top city sightseeing bus, whilst telling spooky tales and stories of Lincoln’s haunted past.

For more information visit the website.

A night in a haunted Mill

Photo: Cogglesford Watermill

Photo: Cogglesford Watermill

When: Monday, October 31, 6pm – 7.30pm
Where: Cogglesford Watermill, Sleaford
Price: Free

Explore the creaky old watermill in Sleaford on Halloween night for an evening of fun.

Cogglesford Watermill will open for Halloween to let you explore the mill itself.

There will be hidden clues to discover as you investigate the historic building and craft activities to make your own spooky mask.

For more information visit the website.

Ghostly goings on at Belton House

Photo: National Trust Website

Photo: National Trust Website

When: Saturday, October 22 – Monday, October 31, 10am – 3pm
Where: Belton House, Grantham
Price: Free with general admission

Get your spooky outfits on and join us for a variety of ghostly activities throughout the week including storytelling, face painting and puppet shows.

Booking not needed. 

For more information visit the website.

Spooky Prison Tours

Photo: Lincoln Castle

Photo: Lincoln Castle

When: Saturday, October 22 – Friday, October 28, 10am – 4pm
Where: Lincoln Castle
Price: Free with general admission

Lincoln Castle’s Victorian Prison will come to life with tales from the past this Halloween. Enter if you dare!

Meet the unsavoury characters form inside the Victorian Prison this October half term, the vile victorians will be sure to give you a fright and hear ghost stories and tales of witch trials from the Victorian undertakers themselves.

Children can also  create their own creepy characters too and take home an origami bat or pipe cleaner spider.

For more information visit the website. 

Magic Halloween Show

Photo: Rand Farm

Photo: Rand Farm

When: Monday, October 24 – Monday, October 31, 2pm
Where: Rand Farm, Market Rasen
Price: Free with admission (Some small charges apply with pumpkin carving activities)

Visit the spooky village if you dare!

Carve a pumpkin and complete halloween crafts. Magic shows in the Barn Theatre plus all the usual attractions will be open every day from 10am.

For more information visit the website.

Creepy Halloween Creatures

Photo: North Lincolnshire Museum

Photo: Lion Learners

When: Saturday, October 28, 4pm – 7.30pm.
Where: North Lincolnshire Museum, Scunthorpe
Price: Free

Come and see a number of creepy crawlies for this halloween themed event!

Meet snakes, spiders and much more.

For more information visit the website.

Do you know of any Halloween events taking place near you? Get in touch by emailing us at [email protected]

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