Spooky Halloween Trail at Rufford Abbey Country Park
Sat 21 October - Sun 5 November
Explore the parks annual spooky Halloween terror trail. You will be able to explore the haunted hideaways, creepy woods and hidden terrors.
The trail is self-lead and you will be able to purchase these from the visitor reception daily from 10.30am to 4pm. £1 each and you will receive a prize if you survive!
Newark and Sherwood Play Support Halloween Party
Saturday 21 October at 2.30pm Millgate Community Centre, Pelham Street, Newark
Includes Halloween craft, face painting and hot dogs and soup. Also a Halloween give away of spooky goodies kindly donated by local stores and businesses.
Adults to accompany children please - see you all then!
Hallowen lantern making in our parks
Make a colourful willow lantern with local artist Kerry O'Brien. Free family activity.
Saturday 28 October 3pm to 5pm in the Tom Mann Pavilion at Sconce and Devon Park, Newark
Sunday 29 October 3pm to 5pm in Rumbles Cafe at Vicar Water Country Park, Clipstone
Halloween lantern walk and story telling in our parks
Saturday 28 October from 5.30pm at Sconce and Devon Park, Newark
Sunday 29 October from at Vicar Water Country Park, Clipstone
Back by popular (and spooky) demand! Join Lord George and Lady Esmerelda on their annual Halloween Storytelling at Sconce and Devon Park and Vicar Water Country Park, Clipstone.
Expect Halloween tales of scary deeds on the ghostliest weekend of the year. Keep your eyes open for ghouls, witches and hags as you hear tales of the creatures that live in the shadows.
Join us for a lantern walk and storytelling performances as we reveal the dark secrets of All Hallows Eve. Free family event.
White Post Farm Halloween Festival
Monday 21 until Sunday 29 October.
Includes an amazing interactive Theatre Show with the renowned BeBops Music Ltd, you can learn to fly a broom in the Wicked Witch Workshop, potion making and more Halloween crafts and you can get lost in the Haunted House! Cool! Go-Active Falconryare bringing owls and other amazing birds of prey and the popular Super-Sam the Entertainer will be having fun with visitors every day too. Fancy dress welcome!
Family fun at the National Civil War CentrePrince Rupert and his devil dog
21 to 29 October 2017
Normal entry free applies – with a Halloween discount of 20% off admission for any group with a paying child.
A programme of family fun activities, Monster Mash Up runs throughout the half term and includes performances from Boye, Prince Rupert’s devil dog, as well as craft activities, such as designing monster shadow puppets, creating a book of magical beasts and making a monster in a jar.
Outdoor cinema screening experience of Hocus Pocus at Rufford Abbey
Family viewing at Rufford Abbey outdoor cinema on Sat 28 October
Cost: FREE (normal parking charges apply)
An outdoor screening of the classic 90s film Hocus Pocus (PG), featuring talking cats, big teeth and Thackery Binx. Everyone is invited to join in the fun and dress up spooky (but warm!) – witches, wizards, ghouls and ghosties are all welcome. Make sure you arrive early as there is limited space. Hot food and drinks will be available along with the opportunity to have a scary face painted. More information.
Here are a few things you can do to save money and be green this Halloween:
Avoid using disposable plates and cutlery if you are having a Halloween party
Trick or Treat? Decorate an old ice cream tub or a canvas shopping bag to carry your Halloween treats. And save on packaging by making your own treats such as cakes and biscuits
Vamp up the house with some ghoulish puppets made from rubbish such as plastic bottles and cardboard
Looking for a fancy dress costume? Take a trip down to the charity shop and see what your imagination can create
Fill your torch with rechargeable batteries rather than disposable ones and walk the streets of your neighbourhood, don't drive
'Treat' the environment and either recycle your costumes and decorations or save them to use again next year
If you don't already compost, Halloween is a great time to start. You can add your carved pumpkins to your compost bin, along with fallen leaves, food scraps and other biodegradable garden and household waste. Compost creates excellent soil for your garden. You might even be able to use it to help grow next year's pumpkins
Advice from Nottinghamshire Police
During this season and the run up to Halloween and Bonfire Night, there are an increased amount of reported incidents of antisocial behaviour where some young people find it amusing to target local residents, many of them vulnerable, by throwing eggs at windows.
This problem can be tackled if it is made difficult for them to obtain eggs. All shopkeepers have been advised not to sell eggs to teenagers. Please also bear in mind if you are sending your teenager to the shop for supplies!
If you wish to display a poster telling people not to come trick or treating, visit the Nottinghamshire County Council website. You will also find advice for parents on enjoying Halloween safely and being considerate to others. Also, shopkeepers will find a Police notice stating that eggs and flour will not be sold to youngsters during this period.
Newark and Sherwood District Council Castle House Great North Road Newark Notts NG24 1BY