If pumpkins aren’t your thing, you may as well hibernate now and we’ll see you sometime in November. Because York’s attractions are going pumpkin crazy over the next few weeks to try to entice us all to their half term and Halloween events. York Maze is embracing the big orange root vegetable with its Halloween by Day activities. Visit their pumpkin patch and pick your own before getting creative and carving it. Be careful with those tools though – you might just find a golden ticket inside, which means you’ve won a gold pumpkin worth £1000! There’s also a pumpkin sling-shot, the chance to draw your own pumpkin face and a pumpkin parade.
For braver souls, there’s a Ghostmania ride, spooky trail haunted maze treasure hunt and a Halloween show. If you come in fancy dress, don’t forget to join the fancy dress parade (noon every day) for a chance to win a prize (visit the spooky makeover salon beforehand for some ghostly facepainting – extra charges apply). And that’s all on top of the usual Maze attractions – phew! We’re exhausted just thinking about it.
Halloween by Day – York Maze – Saturday 25th October to Saturday 1st November (inclusive) 2014 – 10am to 4.30pm (last admission 3pm) – adult £11.50, child (3 to 15) £10.50, under 3s free, family tickets available – discounts for buying online