Spooky! Search for little ghosts this October half term during the NEW York Ghost Week

York Ghost Week 2020

Where better to hunt for ghosts this Halloween than one of the world’s most haunted cities: York. York Ghost Merchants, the wonderfully atmospheric ghost shop on the Shambles, are launching the first York Ghost Week (Monday 26th to Saturday 31st October 2020) with a ghost parade and hunt, and it’s going to be spooktacular! We were sorry to hear that the very popular city-wide York Ghost Hunt isn’t happening this year, but this – together with the Indie York Medieval and Magical Treasure Hunt – is a great alternative. Here’s what you need to know.

Shambles Ghost Parade – Visit the Shambles during the week and see if you can spot all thirteen fabulous, limited edition hand painted ghosts. The ghosts will be auctioned to raise money for The Island charity. 

Little Ghost Hunt – Head into York from 5pm to 7pm between Monday 26th and Friday 30th October 2020 and you might just find a specially created little ghost to take home. They’ll be hidden in the ledges and crevices in the atmospheric streets and alleyways around York Minster. Good luck! For more information about York Ghost Week, follow York Ghost Merchants on Facebook

And why not do the Indie York Medieval and Magical Treasure Trail too?

Indie York Medieval Magical Treasure Hunt

Looking for something to do with your kids that’s fun, free and outdoors? We’ve got just the thing: the Indie York Medieval and Magical Treasure Trail. Taking place from 24th October to 1st November, wrap up warm and discover hidden parts of the city (and its amazing independent businesses) with this magical and medieval-themed walking hunt. There are 9 clusters of streets taking part, from Bishy Road to Walmgate, Micklegate and more, each with their own individual hunt. Complete the clues in as many clusters as you like to be in with a chance of winning some amazing prizes, including a bike up to the value of £500 from Cycle Heaven! Pick up a trail map from one of the independent businesses or the Visit York Information Centre, or download it from the Indie York website.

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