Halloween events

Haunted Monster Hunt at Rufford Abbey Country Park

Funny goings on have been reported to the Rufford Park Rangers and they need your help to hunt down the creatures, ghouls and ghosts and restore harmony for all. You will join the Rufford Monster Hunt team and follow the map into the haunted hideaways and creepy woods and find out what's the cause of Rufford's strange happenings. You will receive a prize... if you survive!

Saturday 20 October - Sunday 4 November

10.30am - 4pm

£2 per monster map (normal car parking charges apply)

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Halloween Monster Hunt at Rufford Park


Haunted Halloween at the National Civil War Centre

Gather round this Haunted Halloween for the spooky story of some frightful fighters. Did you know that the first great battle of the Civil War was fought twice, once by humans and once by the ghosts of slain soldiers? Our resident expert on all things supernatural, Dr Edvard von Goosechaser, invites you to experience the terrible tale of the fallen army that refused to stay dead and to create some Ghastly Ghouls and ghostly decorations of your own! 

Saturday 20 October - Sunday 4 November

10am - 5pm

Free with standard admission

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01636 655765


Halloween Disco at Flowserve Sports & Social Club


This is a ticket event and all tickets must be purchased from the bar before the night. There will be prizes for best dressed adult and child.

Saturday 27 October

7pm - Midnight

£1.00 per person

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Haunted Happenings at Newark Castle

Newark Castle offers a ghost hunt like no other and this haunted castle has regular reports of paranormal activity and ghostly sightings. Tales of murder, treason and the black arts await those who venture here after dark so if you're daring enough to endure a night within these scarred, centuries-old walls then join the Haunted Happenings team as they attempt to make contact with the spirits and ghosts that lurk there.

Saturday 27 October and Wednesday 31 October

9pm - 3am

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Newark Castle at night 

Sleepy Hollow in The Tudor Hall at the National Civil War Centre

Join us for a unique cinematic experience with this spooktacular screening of Tim Burton's classic blood and bustles ghost story in the evocative atmosphere of our authentic Tudor Hall. Starring Johnny Depp as quirky constable Ichabod Crane and with a stellar supporting cast including Michael Gambon, Miranda Richardson and Christopher Walken as well as buckets of blood and scares aplenty, this is the perfect way to spend Halloween night!

Wednesday 31 October



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Tudor hall at newark civil war centre

Halloween Junior parkrun

Sunday 28 October 9am at Sconce and Devon Park

Calling all ghosts, ghouls, witches and warlocks!

Come and join the Newark Junior parkrun for a spooky jog around the park! Usual time, usual place... but bring your broomsticks!!

Fancy dress optional - but make sure you can run/jog/zombie walk in it!

Halloween in our Parks

Join our ranger and park volunteers for some Halloween fun and games! The Newark and Sherwood Community Hub team will be running a spooky spider treasure hunt around the parks along with kids crafts for all ages and abilities. At 5pm join Nicky the Witch for scary stories in Rumbles cafe.

  • Saturday 27 October from 2pm at Sconce and Devon Park, Newark
  • Sunday 28 October from 2pm at Vicar Water Country Park, Clipstone

Halloween trail and crafts at Sconce and Devon Park on Saturday 27 October from 2pm

Be green this Halloween!

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

Halloween advice

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.

Contact us

Newark and Sherwood District Council
Castle House
Great North Road
NG24 1BY

01636 650000


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