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A spooky half term with Leeds Museums and Galleries

by What's On

Head to Leeds Museums & Galleries for a spooky half term with your tiny terrors! There’s a whole load of fun-filled family activities across their nine sites from silly science experiments to haunted house tours and scarecrow skeletowns!

Leeds Industrial Museum will be joined by 21st-century witches from the Leodis Pagan Circle from 29 October.

You will be able to discover the true stories behind Halloween and take part in natural themed workshops. These will include willow wand making, dreamcatcher crafting and making oat milk bath-bombs using herbs from the autumn harvest of the colour garden.

If you fancy a not so scary Scarecrow Trail then head to Lotherton where there will be creepy crafts and wicked woodland walks.

For younger visitors, Kirkstall Abbey has a scarecrow hunt which is and a great opportunity to wander through the autumn leaves of the abbey.

Whilst you are in the area just pop across the road into the Abbey House Museum for ghoulish goings-on in the Victorian streets.

There’s spooky science with gory goo, ghosts, bugs and bubbles and a Monster Mash-Up using craft materials to create curious creatures on 1 November.

Temple Newham’s Spooky Spooktacular returns on All Hallows Eve with fun-filled tours through the haunted house where you can come-face-face with past residents who creep through the corridors at night.

There’s creepy critter crafting throughout the whole week of half term too and pumpkin carving in the Walled Garden on 30 October from 1-3 pm.

More details of all Halloween themed half-term events here


Temple Newsam

Leeds Industrial Museum


Kirkstall Abbey

Abbey House Museum


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