Half term events in Wakefield district includes ‘spooktacular’ crafts

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There's plenty to do over the October half term – including Halloween themed events - as Wakefield Council hosts a series family activities.

Activities are taking place throughout the district and include a variety of fun days such as craft events, walks and history.

Cllr Les Shaw, Cabinet Member for Culture, Leisure and Sport said: "We have a wide range of fun activities for the entire family to enjoy. So get the dates in your diary and get ready for some great days out."

Families can make a broom and hat and also take a walk around the Room on the Broom trail at Anglers Country Park. The 'Wacky Witch Wears What' event is on Tuesday 27 October from 10.30am - 3.30pm at the Park's Waterton Countryside Discovery Centre.

Drop into Pontefract Museum on Wednesday October 28 for some fun free craft activities from 12 noon to 3pm.

There's also the opportunity to have a magical day at 'Pugwarts' with fancy dress, apple bobbing and pumpkin carving at Pugneys Country Park on Friday October 30 from 12pm – 4pm.

Adults and children are being encourage to go batty on Friday 30 October at Pontefract Castle from 12 noon – 2pm.Drop in to the castle for lots of batty fun. There's a bat themed trail, games, crafts, treats and fun down the dungeon. It's a free event and there's no need to book.

On Saturday October 31st take part in a special 'Day of the Dead' event at Castleford Museum, 10am – 4pm, with face-painting and lots of crafts to try – perfect preparation for your Halloween party! Or take a ghostly walk at Pontefract Castle at 7pm (families) or 8.30pm (adults only), organised by Pontefract Heritage Group. Tickets for adults are £6 and for children £4.

Certain activities need to be booked, and for more information visit on what's happening please visit www.wakefield.gov.uk