Many of us may think that 2020 has been scary enough as it is but in a year when a lot of celebrations have been cancelled it’s good to highlight the events that are still managing to go ahead offering to put a bit of fun back into our mini ones’ calendars.

pumpkinaFamilies are being urged to help transform Trick or Treating into a Pumpkin Trail by putting one – real, decorative or crafted – in their window so children can dress up and walk around their neighbourhoods seeing how many different pumpkins they can find (just like the rainbow spotting during lockdown) and parents can always bring their own sweets or treats to hand out along the way. 

If you’re going to head to one of the events below as well then obviously it’s even more important than ever to check the details and/or to book your fiendish family’s tickets in advance before leaving your own haunted house for your disastrous destinations… 

Art and Craft
Day of the Dead Decorations
October 24th to 31st – 20-21 Visual Arts Centre, Scunthorpe, DN15 6TB.
Kids Halloween Pottery Painting Session – 
October 31st – The Little Pottery Studio, St Marks Shopping Centre, Lincoln.

Cupcake Decorating – October 29th and October 30th – Hosted by The Back Garden Bakery at Waddington Village Hall

Fear Island at Fantasy Island
selected dates between October 10th and November 1st – Ingoldmells, Skegness, PE25 1RH.
Halloween at Active Arena – October 31st – Active Arena, Lincoln, LN6 7JW.
Halloween at WoodcocksOctober 31st – Woodcocks, Burton Waters, Lincoln, LN1 2BE.
Halloween WeekendOctober 31st and November 1st – Heckington Windmill, NG34 9JW. 
Witchy SpooktacularOctober 30th and 31st – Wolds Wildlife, Horncastle, LN9 5LJ.

Hocus Pocus (PG)
October 27th and October 29th to November 1st – Kinema in the Woods, Woodhall Spa, LN10 6QD.

Pumpkin Festivals
Pink Pig Farm – October 24th to November 1st – Scunthorpe, DN16 3RE
Rand Farm Park
October 23rd to November 1st – Rand, near Market Rasen, LN8 5NJ

PPatch2Pumpkin Patches
Coleby Lodge Farm
– Coleby, near Lincoln, LN5 0AR
Doddington Hall
– Doddington, near Lincoln, LN6 4RU
Maxey’s Farm Shop – Kirklington, near Newark, NG22 8PB
Red House Farm – SOLD OUT.  Maize Maze still open.  Waddingworth, near Woodhall Spa, LN10 5EE
Tattershall Farm Park – Tattershall, LN4 4JR
Uncle Henry’s – Grayingham, near Gainsborough, DN21 4JD

Fairy and Dragon Trailvarious dates from September 1st to NOW FINISHING NOVEMBER 4th –  Bransby Horses (LN1 2PH).  Adventure around the Visitor Centre yard on this magical fairy and dragon trail and meet some of our equine residents along the way!
Halloween Family Potion TrailOctober 30th – Sherwood Forest.
Halloween Hunt: Find the Hidden Pumpkinsfrom Monday, October 26th – Hanworth Country Park, LN4 2DX.
Halloween Monster Hunt
October 17th to NOW FINISHING NOVEMBER 4th – Rufford Abbey Country Park (NG22 9DF).  Help hunt down the creatures, ghouls and ghosts as you follow the map into haunted hideaways and creepy woods.
Halloween TrailOctober 17th to November 1st – Burghley House, Stamford, PE9 3JY.
Nocton Pumpkin Trail – October 31st – Nocton.
Outdoor Halloween Trail – November 1st – Wyndham Park, Grantham.
Pumpkin Hunt October 17th to November 1st – For under 5s. Thoresby Park (NG22 9EP). 
Pumpkin Trail – Otcober 31st and November 1st – Bassingham and and Carlton Le Moorland.  Hosted by Friends of Bassingham School.
Scarecrow or Autumn scene Trail October 25th to October 31st – Skellingthorpe, organised by St Lawrence School PTA.
Spooky TrailOctober 31st and November 1st – Lincolnshire Wildlife Park, Friskney, PE22 8PP.
Uphill Lincoln Pumpkin Trail October 17th to November 1st – Follow a trail of hidden ceramic pumpkins through Lincoln’s Cathedral Quarter and answer the clues to win prizes for all the family. 
Where’s Wally? Spooky Museum Search!October 24th to November 1st – Lincoln Castle and The Collection Museum in Lincoln. 
Who Dunnit TrailOctober 26th to November 1st – Age 4+. Thoresby Park (NG22 9EP).