Magical things to do in Leeds with the kids this October half term

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Half-term is upon us and if you’ve got youngsters to entertain this week, the lively and exciting city of Leeds could definitely be the place to head to! If you’re looking for some child-friendly activities this October half term then you’re in the right place, as Weetwood Hall explores some magical things to do in Leeds with the kids during half term week.

  • Stockeld Park – The Halloween Adventure

With a Grade I Listed country house and estate, Stockeld Park in Wetherby on the Leeds to Harrogate Road, is a great place to visit with children all year round. This October half-term things are getting spookier at Stockeld Park, which has come alive with enchanting magic and adventure.

From 19 – 31 October between 10.30 am and 8.30 pm, a spooky Halloween Adventure is taking place at this popular park.

The whole family can enjoy journeying by Nordic Ski through the park’s woodland trails, meandering through a magical maze, and taking a fairylike trip through the illuminated Enchanted Forest. Young skaters can skate to their heart’s content on Stockeld Park’s real ice rink.

For more information about the spooky Halloween Adventure taking place this week at Stockeld Park, visit the Park’s website.

  • Lotherton Hall – Spooky Scarecrow Trail

From 22 – 31 October 2016, Lotherton Hall in Aberford will open its doors to a Spooky Scarecrow Trail. This enthralling Halloween event is back by popular demand and promises to be bigger and scarier than ever before!

The whole family can enjoy finding and following clues around Lotherton Hall and eyeing some spooky scarecrows on the way!

Join in making some creepy crafts and visit the eerie Witches’ Cottage, during this fun and engaging Halloween event at the Lotherton Hall estate.

Find out more about the Spooky Scarecrow Trail here.

  • Harlow Carr – Meet the Animals

Yet more half term fun in Leeds is there for the taking, this time at Harlow Carr. From 22 – 30 October, Harlow Carr will focus on creatures that come out at night.

The magnificent public gardens of Harlow Carr in Harrogate are a stunning spot to visit at any time of the year, but this week promises to be more enchanting than ever, when the gardens are centred on the quirky habits of nocturnal creatures.

From making pumpkin seed hedgehogs to learning about bats and badgers and seeing pygmy hedgehogs up close, there’s plenty of fabulous wildlife fun to be enjoyed by all the family at Harlow Carr this October half term.

For more information about meeting the animals of the night at Harlow Carr, click here.

  • Colourful Festivals

Let your little ones getting colourful, messy and creative this half term at the Leeds City Museum. Colourful Festivals celebrate the festivals of Diwali and Bandi Chhor Divas. So why not get creative with the kids this week with these free to attend, drop in Colourful Festivals?

Find out more about the Colourful Festivals at the Leeds City Museum here.

Discover Leeds at Weetwood Hall

If you are travelling to Leeds this half term to experience many of the great events the city and its vicinity are home to during the October half term week, why not take advantage of Weetwood Hall’s Discover Leeds deal?

Our Discover Leeds breaks start from £69.50 per room, per night, including breakfast, with a minimum of two nights’ stay. Children stay free in a family room when sharing with two adults.

Please note, this offer is only available from Thursdays to Mondays and midweek during school holidays and is subject to availability.

Discover Leeds with the kids on tow and book your stay at Weetwood Hall this half term holiday.

 

 

 

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