Those of you who’ve missed York Maze this summer will be pleased to hear that it’s opening its doors again in October. The popular (terrifying) Hallowscream nighttime event might be off, but older kids can scare themselves silly at Hallowtween. Aimed at children aged 10 to 15 years who are too young for intense scares but too old for trick-or-treating, there’ll be haunted houses to explore, live stage acts, street theatre characters and sideshows. You can take a break at the food court or one of the break-out characters if it all gets too much!
Covid safety measures
York Maze will be introducing a number of additional measures in line with government advice to ensure this year’s Hallowtween is a safe and enjoyable experience for families. Tickets must be booked online in advance and to enable social distancing we will be operating at only 25% of our usual capacity. Visitors will go into the Haunted Houses in their households or bubbles and they will be asking everyone to wear a face mask. There will be hand sanitiser stations at the entrance to each Haunted House and enhanced cleaning routines throughout the site. Children visiting Hallowtween need to be accompanied by an adult and will get to venture into four of Hallowscream’s infamous haunted house attractions but without actors inside.
Tickets, timings and more info
Hallowtween runs daily from Saturday 24th October – Sunday 1st November 2020. Tickets for the opening weekend are priced at £12.50 adult or child, increasing in price nearer to Holloween with peak dates priced at £16.50. There is a £1.50 per transaction booking fee. To stagger arrival times tickets are sold in intake periods every half hour from 11am with the last intake 4.30pm – 5.00pm, the event closes at 7.00pm. On Thursday 29th, Friday 30th and Saturday 31st October Hallowtween will stay open later with the last admission slot 6.30pm – 7.00pm and the event closing at 9pm. Visitors should plan for about a 2 hour visit and be prepared to leave the site once they have completed their visit. You get to go through each of the four haunted house attractions in your household or bubble once only.
Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult including inside the haunted house attractions. Though the event is aimed at children aged 10-15, there is no set age limit and parents can decide if it is suitable for their children. Adults of a nervous disposition who would find Hallowscream too scary are also welcome to attend Hallowtween.