10 of the best things to do in Chesterfield and the Peak District for October half term – including pumpkin carving and fun Halloween events

The October half term holiday is upon us already – but despite all that’s going on in the world, the fun of the week-long break needn’t be cancelled.

Friday, 16th October 2020, 3:00 pm
10 spooktacular things to do in Derbyshire for October half term.

There are plenty of things happening in Derbyshire and the Peak District from October 24 to November 1, including pumpkin trails and pumpkin picking.

Here are 10 of the best events. Organisers should be contacted directly for further details and information is subject to change.

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Monsters are taking over the Matlock Bath theme park for a spooky season of Halloween fun. From October 24 to October 31 there is "seriously spooktacular surprises", shows, tricks and plenty of treats. Adult tickets are £13.

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From October 24 to November 1 there will be a Spooky Trail, pumpkin patch and carving station and pony rides.
Solve creepy clues and gather round to listen to spooky stories, and, there is also a frighteningly fun fancy dress competition, from October 24 to November 1. There are also ghost tours around one of the UK's "most haunted sites" for people aged over 16.
You can pick a pumpkin at the patch on Johnnygate Lane, Barlow, October 19 to October 31, 9am to 5pm.
Between October 24 and November 1 young visitors will be able to search the 60-acre estate at The Heights of Abraham for Pumpkin Pebble People, enjoy Halloween treats, and a spookily good new self-guided audio ghost tour.
From October 26 to October 31, look out for the pumpkins in the windows and fill in the clues on a map. Hand in your completed entry at Dot-Teas Garden to pick up a treat bag for the kids, a voucher booklet and to be entered into our prize draw. Reserve your spot by visiting Love Belper on Facebook.
Bluebell Dairy Ice Cream Farm is hosting pumpkin picking, two trails, a pumpkin dash, fancy dress parade and a meet and greet with the Pumpkin King. It is on from October 24 to November 1. Booking in advance is required.
Mickleover Sports Club in Derby is hosting a drive-in cinema on October 30, with Goosebumps starting at 4.45pm at IT starting later on in the evening for adults. Prices start at £11.
If you're looking for something different Denby Pottery is hosting a themed afternoon tea on October 30, including bottomless Witches' Brew for the grown-ups and a free spooky cookie for every child wearing fancy dress. Book in advance on their website.