Top family Halloween events in Lincoln

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In the market for a great season of Halloween tricks? We have compiled a list of ‘fangtastic’ family events this year — It’s going to be a screamer:

Fancy Dress Halloween Dinner and Auction

Where: Belton Woods, A607, Belton
When: Friday October 25, 7:00pm – 11:30pm
Tickets: £45.00

Tickets include a 3 course meal, half bottle of wine, coffee and mints. There are about 20 auction lots including a flying day with The Blades Aerobatic flying team for 4 people, an original miniature Pooley Sword, a money-can’t-buy behind the scenes tour at the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, and a signed print from the Red Arrows. You can see our full event listing here.

Lincoln Ghost Bus Tours will take place on October 26 from Lincoln Cathedral West Front.

Lincoln Ghost Bus Tours will take place on October 26 from Lincoln Cathedral West Front.

Lincoln Ghost Bus Tours

Where: Lincoln Cathedral, Minster Yard, Lincoln, LN2 1PX
When: Saturday October 26, 4:30pm – 6:30pm
Tickets: £6.00

Get spooked with tales of haunted Lincoln by getting on board the open top city sightseeing bus – in an event that’s a “first” for the city. Margaret Green, Lincoln’s ghost tour expert will send a shiver down your spine as she regales passengers with tales about the ghosts and ghouls of Lincoln’s past, during an atmospheric, hour-long spooky tour. You can see our full event listing here.

RSPCA’s Halloween Black Cat Disco

Where: VIP Club, Lincoln City Football Ground, Sincil Bank, Lincoln, LN5 8LD
When: Saturday October 26, 7:30pm – 11:45pm
Tickets: Adults £6.00, Children £3.00
Children under 5 go free!
Special Family Ticket (up to two adults and two children) – £15.00
Tickets are also available on the night at £7 per adult and £4 per child.

Join Lincolnshire RSPCA for their Black Cat Disco. This spooky spectacular will run from 7:30pm until midnight and guests will be joined by ghouls, goblins and of course witches and their black cats. Tickets are now on sale at the office at St Marks, from any member of the fundraising team, or at RSPCA events leading up to the night. You can see our full event listing here.

Bram Stoker's Dracula creation is a Halloween favourite.

Bram Stoker’s Dracula creation is a Halloween favourite.

Dracular Talk and Film

Where: Lincoln Drill Hall, Free School Lane, Lincoln, LN2 1EY
When: Friday October 25, 12noon – 4pm
Tickets: Talk only: £6.50 / Talk & Film: £10

Explore the life of a prolific writer at the heart of Victorian theatre. Join the wonderful Dr Jane Mackay for one of her much loved lunchtime literature talks. The film will be screened after (the 1922 version of ‘Nosferatu’). You can see our full event listing here.

Halloween at Woodside

Where: Woodside Wildlife and Falconry Park, Newball, nr Langworth, Lincoln LN3 5DQ
When: Thursday October 31 – Saturday November 2
Tickets: £6.95 / £7.95

Woodside Wildlife and Falconry Park are hosting two spooky events in one night. Join the feathered residents at Woodside for a night of fun, games a bar & BBQ. In addition, you can enjoy stage shows & a walk with the howling wolves! You can see our full event listing here.

Halloween Kinema Screenings: The Shining/ Hotel Transylvania

Where: The Kinema in the Woods, Coronation Road, Woodhall Spa, LN10 6QD
When: October 26 and 27
Tickets: From £6

What better way to enjoy a classic horror film than from the dated Kinema pavilion in the heart of the Lincolnshire woods? Dare to brave the psychological tale of a family terrorised by a supernatural presence this Halloween. Or enjoy the family tale of a rather horrible hotel. To book tickets, visit the website here.

Sunday Storytime Halloween Special: Room with a Broom

Where: Waterstones, Lincoln High Street LN2 1AF
When: Sunday October 27, 11am – 12 noon
Price: Free

Come in store in your scariest Halloween outfits for some wicked tales and spooky antics. The witches of Waterstones can’t wait to meet you! This event is free and there is no need to book.

Halloween Ritz Cinema Screening: Paranorman

Where: The Ritz Cinema, 143-147 High Street, Lincoln LN5 7PJ
When: October 31, 5pm – 7:30pm
Tickets: From £2

Trick or Treat in the novel safe space of the Ritz Cinema. The 2013 Kids Club Halloween Scarefest screening this year is of Paranorman. Watch out though, there might be a few zombies about! To book tickets, visit the website here.

The Showroom from Lincolnshire YMCA on Tritton Road in Lincoln

The Showroom from Lincolnshire YMCA on Tritton Road in Lincoln

Fangtastic Family Day

Where: The Showroom, Tritton Road, Lincoln LN6 7QY
When: October 26, 10am – 3pm
Price: Free (extra costs for some acticities)

Bring the family along for a day of apple bobbing, pumpkin carving, treasure hunts, arts and crafts, fancy dress and many more spooky Halloween activities! The day is free entry but some activities may be chargeable. For further information, call 01522 508360

Hartsholme Park Mask Making & Halloween Trail

Mask making: October 22, 1pm – 3pm
Halloween Trail: October 23 – 27, 12noon – 3pm
Where: Hartsholme Park, Skellingthorpe Road, Lincoln LN6 0EY
Price: Masks £3.40, Trail £2

Join the Hartsholme Park rangers on October 22 and make your very own Halloween mask in time for ‘Trick-or-Treating’.

For those a little braver, the Hartsholme Halloween Trail starts on October 23 at the visitor centre and is set to scare you out of your skin. See if you can make it to the deliciously ghoulish treat at the end!

All children must be accompanied by an adult. To book, contact the park visitor centre on 01522 873577.


Creepy Castle Crafts

Where: Lincoln Castle, Castle Hill, Lincoln LN1 3AA
When: October 21 – 25, 11am – 3pm
Price: Reduced entry fee applies (activities free)

There’s something crafty to do every day of the October half term at Lincoln Cathedral. Workshops are free and run from 11am till 3pm. There is no need to book for this event, children must be accompanied by an adult. Here is the week broken down:

  • Monday – Get messy with ‘Creepy Castle Crafts’
  • Tuesday and Thursday – ‘Creatures and Colours of Autumn’; make gorgeous gifts to take home
  • Wednesday – 10:15 and 11:15 is ‘Spooky Story Time’
  • Friday – ‘Gooey Ghouls and Sticky Spooks’ with a prized for the best fancy dress costume.

Call 01522 782040 for more details.

National Theatre Live: Frankentein (15)

Where: Odeon Cinema Brayford Wharf North, Lincoln LN1 1YS
When: October 31, 7pm
Tickets: From £12.50

Oscar winner Danny Boyle (‘127 Hours’ and ‘Slumdog Millionaire’) returns to the theatre to direct this visionary new production, ‘Frankenstein’ by Nick Dear, based on the novel by Mary Shelley. To book tickets, visit the Odeon website here.

Also see our top events for half term in Lincoln

 If you know of a great family Halloween event coming up, you can contact us with details at [email protected]

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