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Halloween and Half Term Dog Friendly Days Out 2022

Autumn is here and its my favourite time of year. There is a wealth of days out, trails, and activities taking place over the coming weeks not to mention pumpkin season!!

Here are some popular dog friendly Halloween and half term days outs, walks, trails that I've found to be happening this October in South Yorkshire and beyond:


22nd - 30th October

NT charges apply

22nd -31st October

Tickets required in advance

15th-31st October

£2.50 per map

(Un)-natural trail at Shipley country park

23rd - 30th October

Cost: £2 per child

Further information: Parking charges apply. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Fancy dress welcome!

Golden Acre Country Park, Leeds

Family Pumpkin Trail

29-30th October

Free entry

Ghostly Garden Trail

October half term - date tbc

£2 trail sheet

22nd - 30th October

Halloween hunt, face painting, fancy dress completions. Garden tickets required.

Elvaston Castle & Country park

Sunday 30th October

HALLOWEEN TRAIL & PUMPKIN PARLOUR Complete the spooky trail to earn your certificate, then head to the courtyards to visit the Pumpkin Parlour and carve your very own pumpkin to take home! Fancy dress encouraged. Cost: £2 per trail sheet, pumpkin and other activity prices vary.

Historic gardens - Haunted Halloween Trail

24th - 30st October

Admission fees apply

22nd - 31st October

Pick a trail sheet from selected outlets and find the clues around the town centre


22nd - 31st October

Trail maps will be £2 with one free treat bag per map returned to the Visitor Centre. The trail will be open from 10am with last entry at 3.30pm.

30th October 3pm until dusk

Doncaster, DN10 6RG

Follow a lit pumpkin trail through the nature reserve to claim your treat

£2 per child


15th October - 28th October

Search the maize for hidden pumpkins, tricks, treats and crafts. Farmyard and tea room open. Pre-book tickets online.

1 - 31st October

Approx 1 hour from Sheffield.

Pick your own pumpkins from the decorated woodland walk and enjoy fun for the whole family. There'll be plenty of pumpkins to choose from, photo areas, quizzes and more! Gift shop and cafe.

2-31st Oct, Wakefield

Although dogs are not allowed on the patch itself, they are welcome to enter the festival.


From 2nd October, every fri/sat/sun during October

23-30th October

The family trail will take you around the ruined medieval abbey and along the way you will find plenty of creepy creatures, spooky statues and peculiar props. For non-Leeds residents there is a small one-off annual charge to visit the ruins, which gives you a pass to visit for 12 months.

Sat 22nd October 5.30-9.00pm

A 5km forest trail with craft stalls, refreshments and fun for the family.

Admission fees apply



Tickhill, Doncaster

Dogs allowed but must remain on edge of field


Dogs allowed but must remain on edge of field


Dogs on leads welcome but not allowed on the actual patch



1. Conisbrough Castle , Doncaster

2. Roche Abbey, Rotherham

3. Bolsover Castle, Bolsover

4. Peveril Castle, Castleton

5. Skipton Castle, Skipton

6. Scarborough Castle, Scarborough

7. Sheffield Manor Lodge, Sheffield

8. Cliffe Castle, Keighley

9. Helmsley Castle, Helmsley

10. Richmond Castle, Richmond, N Yorks

11. Knaresborough Castle, Knaresborough

12. Castle Howard, York

13. Pickering Castle, Pickering

14. Pontefract Castle, Pontefract

15. Sandal Castle, Wakefield

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Please check all destination information prior to travelling and for booking details. As some events may need tickets or may even be sold out.

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