Top Things to do this Halloween in Nottinghamshire.

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A great guide on everything you can do in Nottinghamshire this Halloween.

Are you looking for things to do this Halloween in Nottingham? There’s plenty happening in the city. Tourism chiefs at Visit Nottinghamshire have rounded up some of the top things to do in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire over the next few weeks!

Let’s start in Nottingham’s city centre!

Ghost of the Gaol – National Justice Museum

On now – Saturday 19th November 2022 (selected dates listed below) | 6pm – 7pm

Tickets £11.95 full price and £10.95 concessions

The National Justice Museum has been voted one of the ‘most haunted buildings’ in the UK! Here’s your chance to walk in the steps of those condemned, imprisoned and executed here over centuries. Uncover eerie tales and learn of the paranormal experiences within this historic building.

Over 14s only. Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult due to the adult themes of the tour.

Mayhem Film Festival

Thursday 13th October – Sunday 16th October | 2022 | Various times

Treat yourself to a scary film at this year’s Mayhem Film Festival. The festival returns this autumn to Broadway Cinema, Nottingham to showcase the best in international horror, sci-fi and cult cinema, with the festival’s 18th edition planned to run for four days from Thursday 13 – Sunday 16 October.

Halloween Decorating with Doughnotts

22nd, 23rd and 24th of October

Tickets: £15

This event is perfect for those with younger children. The sessions run for two hours upstairs in their decorated seating area. Children will be able to decorate 3 doughnuts during the session with spooky and sweet decorations!

Tickets should only be purchased for your kids.

Do you fancy a spooky tour this Halloween in Nottingham?

The Original Nottingham Ghost Walk

Every Saturday evening at 7.00pm

Where better to get in the mood for spooky season than to take Nottingham’s Original Ghost Walk? The Original Nottingham Ghost Walk is a storytelling tour around the Castle Quarter of the city. It is easy walking, about 1/2 mile long and takes approximately 90 minutes to 2 hours.  Gather together to hear about the Cursed Galleon of Ye Olde Trip and Nottingham’s only pirate. Then set off up Castle Road, skirting the bottom of Nottingham Castle’s ramparts and walls and hear more if you dare.

Ghostly Witch Mark Tour

Saturday 29th & Sunday 30th October | 2022 | 12pm & 2.30pm

Tickets £12 per person

This Halloween, travel back to a time of superstition and witchcraft. Discover the 17th-century secrets of Robin Hood Cave. Your ghostly guide will lead you into the Gorge and around the cave, describing their world of plague, fear, and poverty, and why they carved protective symbols into the rock all those years ago. Suitable for adults & children aged 8+.

Halloween events for the family..

Tricker Treat Maze Farm

Saturday 22nd, Sunday 23rd, Monday 24th, Tuesday 25th, Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th October 2022 | 10am – 2pm

This isn’t your usual day out at a farm! there will be pumpkin carving, spooky stories around the fire, face painting plus various craft options along with our Halloween crow count and a spooky scavenger hunt to complete as you walk through the Maize Maze. The East Midlands official Ghostbusters will be guarding the area to make sure all the spooky creatures are kept in the maze. Children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult over 18. For each pre-booked child ticket, we will offer a complimentary pumpkin. Please note there will be a maximum of three pumpkins per family ticket.

Nottinghamshire ‘Pick Your Own’ Pumpkins

Open for pumpkin picking from 14th October 2022​​​​​​ – 31st October

Free Entry

Set in the rolling Nottinghamshire countryside a few miles north of Nottingham. Pumpkin picking is one of the number 1 activities to do this Halloween in Nottingham. This family-run ‘Pick Your Own’ has thousands of pumpkins and squashes for you to choose from in October, and in the summer, thousands of sunflowers! Little Schnauzer Coffee Company and Rocket Dogs will have pop up eateries at the event, serving delicious food and drink. Pumpkin picking will last until the 31st of October.

Here are some other scary things to do this Halloween in Nottingham..

Ghost Hunt – Wollaton Hall

Saturday 12th & Sunday 13th November | 2022 | 8pm – 1am


This magnificent iconic venue is truly a ghost hunter’s treat. The provenance of this site is superb along with its paranormal activity which spans centuries. Ghostly sightings and paranormal activity has been reported for many centuries. The ghost hunt will investigate the cellars, Tudor kitchen and many rooms within the hall. 18+

Ghost Hunt at Holme Pierrepont Hall

Friday 18th & Saturday 19th November 2022

Tickets £38

This fabulous historic haunted hall is tucked away in the countryside yet so close to the city. An evening of ghost hunting here is truly remarkable and starts with a guided tour of the hall by the ancestral owner followed by 3 investigations in 3 separate areas. Guests will be trained on the use of detection equipment and will use them throughout the event. Hot drinks are provided during breaks. One of Nottingham’s hidden gems of a haunted location.

Halloween Ghost Hunt at Newstead Abbey

Saturday 29th & Sunday 30th October | 2022 | 8pm – 1am

Tickets £49

This iconic, gothic building is a true testament for ghost hunters seeking something paranormal, especially at Halloween. With incredible provenance and ghostly sightings over the centuries, this venue is a must for all those interested in the paranormal. The event will include a whistle-stop tour of the venue, three investigation sessions in different areas of the property, training and handling of the detection kit and warm refreshments throughout the event.

Halloween at Hickings

Friday 28th October – Monday 31st October 2022 | 5pm – 10pm (last entry 9:45pm)

Tickets: from £7

As October comes upon us so does Halloween at Hickings. This year the grounds of The Community Centre in Stapleford are being transformed into a Spooky Maze with Flesh Eating Zombies. Stroll through the Spiders Lair, and then on to the Witches Walkthrough followed by Clowns. The maze will be twice the size, with twice the jump scares! With Scary Kids Rides, Scary Games, Face Painting, Spooktacular Bouncy Castles and Slides and much more.

Do you want to do something different?

Halloween Felt Pumpkin Workshop at Hanwell Wine Estate

Saturday 29th October 2022 | 9:45am – 1:15pm

Tickets – £67

Join Hanwell Wine Estate for a relaxing session learning how to make a hand-felted pumpkin using wool fibres and the dry needle felting method. Spend time relaxing and enjoying time just for you. The exceptionally talented tutor Rachel will guide you through the felting process and the handling of the wool fibres to create your own unique 3D pumpkin! All tools, materials and refreshments are included.

For more ideas, and inspiration about what to do in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire this October and beyond, go to the Visit Nottinghamshire website.

It’s in Nottingham Halloween Festival

Various locations in the city centre

Cost – Free

The Nottingham Halloween Festival is coming to the city centre for October half term and beyond. Are you ready for some spook-tacular family fun?  With giant rooftop monsters, face painters, a spider school, Batman and his Batmobile, and sweet stops around the city, there’s something for everyone this Halloween half term. To find out more visit the It’s in Nottingham Halloween Festival page here.

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