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What's going on this Halloween in South Yorkshire? 2022

Updated: Sep 21, 2022

Sorry for the late update in Halloween activities in and around South Yorkshire this year (2022) Have a look at some of the Halloween events and parties planned for families near you.

Rotherham, Sheffield, Doncaster and Barnsley events

What family friendly Halloween events are going on near me this Half term?

I am glad you asked because there’s ton’s going on to keep the children and family happy, not just on Halloween night, but though out the week to keep the little ones entertained this half term, from Pumpkin Picking, crafts, discos, and ghoulish fun for toddlers.

Here at South Yorkshire Mobility, we believe it is vital to support our local communities and other local business and events, especially after what many businesses have gone through this past year or so. I have compiled a list of Halloween events in Rotherham, Sheffield, Barnsley and Doncaster, plus a few events that just had to get a mention, on the edges of our beautiful County so you can plan in advance what to do with your family.

Rotherham family and children's Halloween events

Hooton Lodge

Hooten Roberts

S65 4TE

The events at Hooten Lodge have been getting a fair bit of internet attention lately and having seen some of the photos from friends and family who have camped or been there it looks blloooooooody brilliant (see what I did there lol )

Pumpkin picking, a huge funfair, live music, a spooky woodland walk, face painting, a monster mash disco and much more. Tickets to the Woodland Walk must be pre-booked online in advance

Thursday 27th 1 Sunday 30th October 10.00am -16.00

Tickets cost just £5.00 a child, £1.50 an adult.

Wentworth Woodhouse



S62 7TQ

Wentworth Woodhouse is spectacular any day of the week, and children and adults from the surrounding areas will all have fond memories of #WentworthWoodhouse and it's grounds. For me, riding my bike up and down the paths on Christmas day whilst Reindeer pranced in the fields sticks out along with many more ..... The great news is more chances to see inside the incredible building have taken place in recent times and this Halloween this legendary haunted stately home has an incredible event planned in the usually forbidden stables! Cine club!

Tickets are £15 - only suitable for age 15+

The Big Tops Childrens Play & Party Centre

Bookers Way

Todwick Road



South Yorkshire

S25 3SH

Halloween disco and soft play session

Monday 31st October multiple time slots

Kids £6.50, Adults £1.50

Sheffield Family and children's Halloween events

Halloween ghost hunt at Sheffield Fire and Police Museum with Haunted Houses.

Friday 28th October 9pm- 2am

£45 per adult (selling fast, please check for availability)

Hocus Pocus two is out at the end of September so watch out for local outdoor screenings of the original Sanderson Sisters movies being shown

October 27th Sheffield Owlerton Stadium - £10.53 – £22.72

Other showings locally around South Yorkshire

30th October - Peak Cavern £19+

October 28th /29th Leeds - £15.50 early bird offer

Fox Valley Charity Halloween Fire walk!

Fox Valley Shopping Park


S36 2AB

So this not as well known shopping area on the outskirts of Sheffield seem to be putting on an amazing experience all in the name of charity!

Copied directly from their website:

"We're looking for those brave enough to take on a FIRE walk, all in aid of your local hospitals in 2022! Fire-walking is the practice of walking barefoot on hot embers at a temperature of up to 1200F (that’s 650C!). Before you take to the fire, you will undergo training from fire-walking experts UK Firewalk, to bring you a safe but exhilarating event. After the walk, you’ll receive a finisher’s certificate and we will take plenty of photos that you can proudly share them with friends and family.

£25 to take part

Check out the website for further information:

The Steel Cauldron Spooner Road


S10 5BL

If you haven't experienced the Steel Cauldron, let me just say... It is an absolute must. Think of every Wizard film going with a big dollop of Harry Potter, think Witches, fantasy and folk lore, with delicious food that caters for every dietary requirement. This is just on a standard every day day ! The atmosphere here is wonderful and enchanting. It is perfect for children with growing imaginations. My last visit to the #SteelCauldron was to see one of the only socially distanced Santa's going. Let me just say it was just a wonderful almost normal hour in what was a very difficult December, they made the kids Christmas so special! I got my yearly photos of them with Santa, they were treated fantastically and I simply cannot wait to visit during Halloween as I have heard it is the perfect place to enjoy a Spooktacular Halloween!

(Photo ownership- Steel Couldron)

Copied over directly from their website:

Starting on 21st October the whole family can book to have some spooky food, a drink or two, create a Halloween craft (optional) enjoy our reverse trick and treat and even join us for a time-warp.

  • Sessions last 1 hour 15 minutes

  • choose food and craft (optional) on the day

  • Fancy dress encouraged

  • chances to meet owls and dragons!

  • Spells and spooktacula experiences

  • Adult and student Halloween parties and fun from the 27th -30th (see website)

Experiences from £6 pp Booking is essential, deposit required.

Trunk or Junk

Excel Martial Arts

Long Acre Way


S20 3FS

Now I have to say I had never heard of Trunk or Treat but this is also what pricked up my interest. A little #google later and it turns out that this is a fairly new American tradition started by the Church to create a safer environment for children to "trick or treat" in a publicly decided place with supervision. #goodidea

I really like this idea, however I'm not sure if I could create a good Trunk display of Halloween goodies amongst the kids coats, smelly trainers, sports kits, babies bottles, old fruit shoots and McDonalds toys ...but perhaps you could! Excel Martial Arts are brining this fantastically American tradition to Sheffield. Why not pop down and give it a go?

The information provided for this event by Excel Martial Arts is :

An American tradition, drivers and their families decorate their cars for Halloween, sometimes creating elaborate scenes out of their trunks. Then kids walk from vehicle to vehicle, collecting candy the way they would during a normal trick-or-treating outing.

Prizes for best trunk!

Saturday 29th October 4:00pm-7:30pm. FREE ENTRY!


Strange Sheffield Ghost Walk Family Friendly Halloween Special

This Halloween join us for a family friendly special featuring ghost stories and other strange tales all from the very heart of Sheffield

Friday 28 Oct, 3:00–4:30

Strange Sheffield Ghost Walk Halloween Special Tudor Square

Sheffield City Centre

For Halloween we are having a super special walk. There's going to be all the tales you know and love plus lots of dark and gory crimes from Sheffield's history too. Definitely NOT for the faint hearted!

Adult advance tickets are £10, with no hidden booking, fee so that’s all you pay. Tickets for under 14s are £6 in advance and are available as addons at checkout. Fancy joining us on the night? That's okay too. I'm now able to accept contactless payments. However on the night prices are £12 for adults and £8 for children.

15+ so discretion is advised

Fri, October 28, 8:00 PM - 10PM

National Emergency Services Museum

Sensory Play for under-5s: Halloween spooktacular

It’s Halloween at sensory play! (Yes, we know we are bit early but it's never too early when you love everything spooky like we do.) We’ll be creating our own peg bats, doing some invisible writing and there will be apple bobbing too. There will also be some spooky songs and terrifying tales - all suitable for the littles ones of course.

£2 per child, booking essential

Friday 21st October 2022 10-11am

Gullivers Valley

Mansfield Rd


S26 5QW

Fright Fiesta -With Fancy dress, spooky rides and fun for all the family, Gullivers have a fiesta style fright night planned for 2022. Discounted tickets available until mid October.

23rd - 31st 8th - 30th October 2022

£15 pp in advance *

Barnsley's Family and children's Halloween events

Cannon Hall Farm


Barnsley South Yorkshire S75 4AT

Cannon Hall farm is a firm favourite with families in #Barnsley South Yorkshire. A long established place full of entertainment for the kids with pumpkins and fancy dress. What is not to love?

Fancy dress welcome, pumpkins, soft play, play ground, animals and more at #cannonhallfarm

16th-31st October

Tickets £13.95 per person, plus booking fee (includes farm admission) per person

Doncaster Family and children's events

Eastfield Farm

Doncaster Rd



DN11 9JD

Pick your own pumpkins this October. I have done this for the past several years with my son and my new little pumpkin daughter. The photo opportunities you can have are amazing, some of my favourite photos have been taken on the farm,

the fields of pumpkins, the Autumn sky and their cute faces awww I really can't wait to be back at #eastfieldfarm There is a little café on site with really good home baked goods, nice for a warm drink and a sit down with a blanket.

This outing really is back to nature and shows the children how a pumpkin grows, live and then picked. It's convenient, doesn't fill the whole day but keeps the little ones entertained and it is just so enjoyable being outside on a cris

Autumn day choosing your pumpkin, popping it in your wheel barrow and then taking it home to carve. Highly recommended!

Open daily from the 1st of October 10am-5pm

Super news - No booking required!

Yorkshire Wildlife park

Brockholes Ln, Branton



The Creepy Carnival !

The events, entertainments and marketing team at South Yorkshire Wildlife Park have pulled out all the stops yet again with another amazing sounding themed event.

As per the official SYWP website: South Yorkshire Wildlife Park are hosting the ‘Creepy Carnival’ this Halloween…

Meet a host of characters, some scary, and some not-so-scary in our Halloween Carnival celebration, suitable for children of all ages

Tumble into the most magical, and spookiest show on earth, with live performances throughout the day, plus side-shows, games, crafts and face painting* for children to get involved in

Dare you take a walk through the enter the enchanted woods for some Spooky goings on?!

Plus, experience all the excitement of a walk-round safari where you may see Lions, Tigers, Polar Bears, mischievous monkeys and Sealions. (*additional small charges apply).

Sat 22 Oct – Mon 24 Oct

  • Live Shows

  • Stalls and Games

  • Creepy Characters

  • Inclusive Wildlife Park Entry

  • Fairground rides

Inclusive Wildlife Park Entry

Just outside South Yorkshire

Farmer Copleys

Ravensknowle Farm

Pontefract Road



Farmer Copley's Pumpkin festival is back! With 30,000 pumpkins! With a whole load of things to do! Tractor Ride, Bird of Prey Shows, Archery, Vintage Rides, Storytime, Magical Mr Zen, Face Painting, Riverside Paint A Pot, Daily Fancy Dress Competition, Photo Opportunities Galore, plus loads more including witches!

2th - 30th October From £5.00

09.30am -3.45pm daily

The village screen

Peak Cavern, Peak Cavern Road, Hope Valley S33 8WS

The Peak Cavern, also known as the Devil's Arse, is one of the four show caves in Castleton, Derbyshire, England.

One to try, a huge load of Halloween themed films to watch in a cave! I have fancied this a few times having seen other peoples pictures on social media.

Ghost busters, scream, Hocus pocus, The lost boys , Poltergeist and more!

Multiple dates £19+

18+ Halloween events for the big kids AKA those of us Adulting!

Fearfest is back! Magna science park Scare actors, chaotic clowns, fire breathing zombies, freaky fairground rides, inflatables, Co2, confetti, fire & more spooky surprises throughout the whole venue! Saturday 29 October, 2022 16:00 – Sunday 31 Oct, 04:00 £40


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