Halloween In The Lake District

Celebrate Halloween in the Lake District. With Halloween falling in the middle of the October half term school break, there is plenty of opportunity to join in the fun of Halloween here in the Lake District.

Halloween in the Lake District 

Here is a selection of some popular Halloween events and activities. Traditional activities at Halloween include apple-bobbing and Trick-or-Treat, where children go to a neighbour asking for a treat (sweets) and if they don't receive any, play a trick on the neighbour. Did you know that Halloween or Hallowe'en is a contraction of the more formal title All Hallow's Eve or All Hallow's Evening. In the Western Christian calendar the Hallowmas was dedicated to remembering the saints (hallows), martyrs and the departed faithful believers. Read more about Halloween here.

Halloween Activities

Pumpkin Carving Competition - Sat 26th Oct to Sun 3rd Nov Lake District Visitor Centre, Brockhole, LA23 1LJ Age groups under 12s, 12 - 15 years, 15 - 18 years & over 18s. Pumpkins£3; Carving Kits£2 - More details: 01772 872000
Halloween at Muncaster - 26 Oct to 1 Nov With ghost tours, the Ghostly Grotto, Darkest Muncaster illuminations, Scary Maze & fancy dress competition for witches etc. Muncaster Castle, Ravenglass CA18 1RD – Tel. 01229 717 614
Witches & Wizards Week - 28 Oct to 3 Nov Grab your broomstick and fly on down for a week of spooky activities. Lakes Aquarium, Lakeside, Newby Bridge, LA12 8AS - Tel 015395 30153

Ghostly Tours & Trails

Halloween Ghost Tours - 28th Oct An after dark tour of wood panelled rooms, underground passages & secret staircases on a Halloween Ghost Hunt that lasts 45 minutes. Tours start 6pm, 7pm & 8pm - tickets £6 Tullie House Museum & Art Gallery, Carlisle CA3 8TP
Halloween Trail At Townend - 30 Oct - 3 Nov., 1pm to 4pm Follow the spooky clues around the garden at Townend to win a prizeTownend, Troutbeck, Windermere LA23 1LB - Tel. 015394 32628
Holker Halloween Fun - 27 to 31 Oct Offering Wicked Walks, Loathsome Lantern Pumpkin Parades and Creepy Craft Activities with Holker Frightful Food in the Courtyard Cafe Holker Hall & Gardens, Cark-in-Cartmel, Nr. Grange-over-Sands, LA11 7PL Tel 01539 588 328
Halloween Lantern Walk - 27 Oct. 4:30pm to 5:30pm Make your own paper lantern for Halloween in an environmentally-friendly, inspired workshop at Brantwood with all materials provided. Brantwood, Coniston, LA21 8AD - Tel 015394 41396

Ghost Trains

A ghost train ride is fun and entertaining, with lots of scares for all. Here is a list of all the Ghost Train Rides you can enjoy here in Cumbria this Halloween.

Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway Ghosts & Ghouls - 28 Oct to 1 Nov. Haverthwaite, Ulverston, LA12 8AL Tel. 015395 31594
Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway Ghost Train  31 October Ravenglass Station, Ravenglass, CA18 1SW Tel. 01229 717171
Spooky Night-Time Halloween Train Ride - 1 & 2 November Millerbeck Light Railway, Staveley in Cartmel, Newby Bridge, LA12 8NH Tel. 015395 30113
Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway Ghost Train - 31 October Ravenglass Station, Ravenglass, CA18 1SW Tel. 01229 717171