Top haunts this Halloween in Lincoln

Things are getting eerie in Lincoln as Halloween fast approaches, and there are a number of spooky events and activities for all the family this year in the city and beyond.

Here’s a list of frightfully good dates for your Lincoln Halloween planner:


Hartsholme Country Park trail

Halloween at Hartsholme Country Park

When: October 25 – October 31
Time: 12pm – 3pm
Where: Hartsholme Country Park
Tickets: £2.50

Join the park rangers on a creepy Halloween Trail, which will lead you, if you make it, to a delicious treat.

The trail, which will take place each day from Saturday, October 25 to Friday, October 31, will run from noon until 3pm.

Booking is essential. Call the park rangers of Hartsholme Country Park on 01522 873735 or email


Halloween crafts and local Lincoln libraries

Spooky Stories and Creepy Crafts

When: October 27 – October 31
Where: Lincoln libraries
Tickets: Free

Libraries in Lincoln and the surrounding areas are holding a series of Halloween-themed events entitled Spooky Stories and Creepy Crafts.

Booking is advised via the customer service centre on 01522 782010.

Monday 27 October
North Hykeham Library, 10.30am – 12noon
Cherry Willingham Library, 10.30am – 11.30am

Tuesday 28 October
Ermine Library, 10.30am – 12noon
Boultham Library, 2.30pm – 4pm

Wednesday 29 October
Branston Library, 10.30am – 12noon

Thursday 30 October
Ruskington Library, 2.30pm – 4pm
Welton Library, 2pm – 4pm

Friday 31 October
Birchwood Library, 2.30pm – 4pm

Mask Making

When: October 28
Time: 1pm – 3pm
Where: Hartsholme Country Park Visitors Centre
Tickets: £3.50 per child

Mask making in time for the spookiest event of the year! This event begins outside the Hartsholme Country Park visitors centre at 1pm.

For further information call Park Rangers at Hartsholme Country park on 01522 873735 or email


RSPCA Black Cat Disco

When: November 1
Time: 7.30pm – 11pm
Where: St Peter and St Paul Parish Centre
Tickets: £6 adults; £3 children in advance

Supernova disco will be providing a fun night for all the family on November 1. The event begins at 7.30pm at the St Peter and St Paul Parish Centre in Lincoln.

As well as a lively music set to dance to, there’ll be a buffet and bar available. Proceeds for charity.

Lincoln Halloween Ghost Bus Tour

When: October 26
Time: 4pm – 6pm
Where: Minster Yard Lincoln
Tickets: £6 

Be in for a fright with a bus tour hosted by the city’s most renowned ghost expert. Step aboard the open-top sight seeing bus and hear spooky tales of Lincoln’s haunted past.

The ghost tours are suitable for all ages but there are no concession tickets available. Seats will be allocated on a first come, first serve basis (45 upstairs, 30 downstairs). The tours are limited, with just two taking place, departing from the West Front of Lincoln Cathedral at 4pm and 5pm.

Tickets available online, but they are selling spookily quick!

Terrifying Temple Bruer Tower

When: October 31
Time: 11am – 4pm
Where: Temple Bruer Knights Templar Preceptory Tower, Temple Farm, Temple Road, Heckington LN5 0DG
Tickets: £6 

Dare to join Heritage Lincolnshire in discovering the secrets of the Temple Bruer Tower. Enjoy a guided tour of the Knights Templar Preceptory Tower between 11am and 4pm.

Discover the secrets of the symbols on its walls and have a go at some medieval-themed crafts.

More information is available on the website, on our Facebook page or by calling 01529 461499. No booking is necessary.

Hocus Pocus – Kinema in the Woods


When: November 1
Time: 10am
Where: Kinema in the Woods, Woodhall Spa LN10 6QD
Tickets: £4 – £5

If you go down to the woods today you’ll be sure of a spook.

After three centuries, three witch sisters are resurrected in Salem Massachusetts on Halloween night, and it is up to two teen-agers, a young girl, and an immortal cat to put an end to the witches’ reign of terror once and for all.

Spooky Walks in the Gardens

When: October 31 – November 1
Time: 7.30pm and 8.30pm
Where: Doddington Hall and Gardens
Tickets: £6 – £8

Meet at the Gatehouse and enter the Gardens for brilliantly atmospheric Halloween tricks, treats and eerily-lit walks! Created by lighting and production designer Howell Thomas with production and performing arts students from Lincoln College. Be sure to book a place by calling 01522 812510 or email

Additionally, book a table in the restaurant to enjoy some Halloween themed desserts on October 31, or a full Halloween menu on November 1. 01522 812505 to book.

— Are you holding a Halloween event in the Lincoln area? Email with your event details or add them in the comments below.