Spooky Halloween fun in and near Lincoln

Get ready to wear spooky costumes, carve pumpkins and have a lot of Halloween fun in and around Lincoln.

Various locations in and near Lincoln are preparing for fun spooky events and The Lincolnite has complied a guide of highlights of some to look out for.


Uphill Lincoln Pumpkin Trail

Photo: Visit Lincoln

Where: Uphill Lincoln
When: The trail will be open from Saturday, October 19 until Sunday, November 3
Price: Free to follow and enter

Follow a trail of hidden pumpkins through Lincoln’s Cathedral Quarter and answer clues to win prizes for all the family. There are 29 pumpkins to find and 29 clues to answer.


Hall’o’ween at Doddington Hall

The pumpkin patch at Doddington Hall.

Where: Doddington Hall, Lincoln.
When: October 12 to October 31.
Price: £14 for adults, £7 for children for the Dark Halloween Magic event and price varies depending on the pumpkin size

Enjoy a frightful half-term filled with dark magic, scarecrows and pumpkin picking at Doddington Hall & Gardens. During October half-term, pay a visit to Doddington Hall for some fantastic autumnal and Halloween themed fun. There are more than 20 different varieties of pumpkin available to buy this year – including white ‘ghost’ pumpkins and pink ones too.

There is also a chance to win a free Christmas tree. A spooky special adventure is also taking place on October 23-26 as ‘Doddington Hall’o’ween’ returns with Dark Magic – an evening of scary fun for all ages that will see visitors unravel the mysteries of an ancient hex.


Spooky prison at Lincoln Castle

Prison of smells, spooks and stories event. Photo: Lincoln Castle

Where: Lincoln Castle
When: October 19 to 27 from 10am to 4pm
Price: Adults £14, seniors £11.50, children £7.50, Family up to 5 £35.50

Meet the unsavoury characters from inside the Victorian Prison this October half term, the vile Victorians will be sure to give you a fright. Hear ghastly ghost stories and tales of witch trials from the Victorian undertakers themselves.


Festival of the Dead

The Festival of the Dead is coming to Lincoln later this year.

Where: The Engine Shed
When: Friday, November 8 (10pm-3am)
Price: General admission tickets can be purchased here priced at £26.29.

Get ready for infusing carnival, circus, theatre and clubbing when the Festival of the Dead arrives in Lincoln. New for 2019 the festival is ‘The Dark Carnival’, featuring a whole new cast of characters and other worldly creations, acrobats, circus performers, carnival processions through the crowd and more set to a high octane soundtrack.


Lincoln Ghost Walks

Karen Crow, the Lincoln ghost lady. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Where: Tourist Information Centre at Castle Square, Lincoln
When: All year round, every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and bank holidays from 7pm
Price: Adults £5, children under 12 are £3

There’s no need to book, just turn up ten minutes before the start. The Original Lincoln Ghost Walk with traditional stories lasting around an hour.


Halloween at Rand Farm Park

Dare to encounter the spooky walk through and try the new trail at Rand Farm Park

Where: Rand Farm Park, Rand, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, LN8 5NJ.
When: October 19 to October 27
Price: Adults: From £10.95 | Children 2 or over: From £10.95 | Concessions: From £8.95 | Group of four: From £41.80

Take a tractor ride to the pumpkin patch where every child receives a free pumpkin.


Lincoln Fun Bus Spooky Spectacular

Photo: Lincoln Fun Bus Spooky Spectacular

Where: Witham St Hughs Village Hall
When: Thursday, October 31 (6pm-8pm)
Price: Free

A treat for little monsters to jump aboard the dark, spooky bus if they dare. Drop by and have a look at the spooky bus.


Hartsholme Country Park Halloween Trail

Photo: Hartsholme Country Park Facebook page

Where: Hartsholme Country Park, Skellingthorpe Road
When: 12pm-3pm
Price: £3.50 per child

Spooking, scary trail starting at the visitor centre at Hartsholme Country Park


Halloween craft for kids at The Little Pottery Studio

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Where: The Little Pottery Studio, The Lawns, Union Road
When: October 21-15
Price: £11.37

Plenty of Halloween-themed craft fun for children including Witches Cauldron Bubbles, Halloween Slime, Make Your Own Halloween Teddy, and Paint your Own Light Up Pumpkin.


Halloween Face Painting

Photo: Lincoln Mums Facebook page

Where: Waterside Shopping Centre, Lincoln
When: Friday, October 25 (11am-3pm)
Price: Free

Lincoln Mums has teamed up with partners Waterside Shopping Centre and Lollipops Face Painting and Glitter Bodyart to bring you a spooky face painting session. Jane will be on hand in the downstairs area to give you a Halloween makeover!