Halloween events

Spectacle of light

Friday 18 October to Sunday 3 November 
5.30pm to 8pm
£14.75 Adults and £9 children 
Rufford Abbey Country Park 

The Thoresby Trail of Wizardry, Witchcraft, Sorcery and Spells 
Saturday 19 October to Sunday 3 November 
10am to 4pm 
£2 per trail 
Fancy Dress! 
Thoresby Park 

Curious Pumpkin Trail 
Sunday 20 October to Thursday 31 October 
12pm to 5pm 
£3 per person 
Southwell Workhouse

The Hidden World of Sherwood 
Sunday 20 October and Sunday 3 November 
11:30am to 1pm 
£5 per adult and £2.50 per child
Sherwood Forest 

Uncover the Legend with the sheriff of Nottingham
23, 27 and 30 October 
11am to 12:30pm
£5 per adult and £2.50 per child
Sherwood Forest 

Millgate Community Centre Art Club
Friday 26 October
1pm to 3pm
Creative fun for Halloween making 'Day of the Dead' masks with local artist Elaine Winter.
Free event, sponsored by Newark and Sherwood District Council

Witches & Warlocks Den Building at Sherwood Forest
Tuesday 29 October 
10:30am to 12pm and 2pm to 3:30pm
Sherwood Forest

Sinister Tales of Sherwood
Tuesday 29 October
4pm to 6pm
Sherwood Forest

Halloween Film Fright Night
Thursday 31 October
7.30pm to 10pm
£5 per person
National Civil War Centre 

Halloween Film Friday in Lowdham

The very brilliant Lowdham Village Hall committee organise regular rural film shows in the village hall on the last Friday of the month.

Films start at 7.30pm and tickets are £6 or £5 for concessions

Friday 25 October special double-bill for Halloween! 7pm Hitchcock (PG) and 9pm Ghost Stories (15)

There is a licensed bar at all the screenings, plus ice cream, popcorn, hot drinks and a delicious selection of home-made cakes.

Fright the Night 5k Glow Run at Newark Showground

Wednesday 30 October

Join the Beaumond House team for their 5k glow run, with a Halloween theme! Run, skip, dance or walk the 5k through the spooky glow stations located around the course.

There will be lots of Halloween fun and registration is from 4pm and the 5k starts at 7pm

Enjoy lots of halloween fun including:

  • Pumpkin carving competition (bring your own carved pumpkin)
  • Spooky critters and slime
  • Fancy dress competition
  • Face painting
  • Pumpkin bowling

Open to all abilities, whether you dance, walk, run or jog your way round the course – the main thing is to have fun! A 2.5k route is available.

Be green this Halloween!

Here are a few things you can do to save money and be green this Halloween:

  • Avoid using disposable plates and cutlery if you are having a Halloween party
  • Trick or Treat? Decorate an old ice cream tub or a canvas shopping bag to carry your Halloween treats. And save on packaging by making your own treats such as cakes and biscuits
  • Vamp up the house with some ghoulish puppets made from rubbish such as plastic bottles and cardboard
  • Looking for a fancy dress costume? Take a trip down to the charity shop and see what your imagination can create
  • Fill your torch with rechargeable batteries rather than disposable ones and walk the streets of your neighbourhood, don't drive
  • 'Treat' the environment and either recycle your costumes and decorations or save them to use again next year
  • If you don't already compost, Halloween is a great time to start. You can add your carved pumpkins to your compost bin, along with fallen leaves, food scraps and other biodegradable garden and household waste. Compost creates excellent soil for your garden. You might even be able to use it to help grow next year's pumpkins

Halloween advice

Advice from Nottinghamshire Police

During this season and the run up to Halloween and Bonfire Night, there are an increased amount of reported incidents of antisocial behaviour where some young people find it amusing to target local residents, many of them vulnerable, by throwing eggs at windows.

This problem can be tackled if it is made difficult for them to obtain eggs. All shopkeepers have been advised not to sell eggs to teenagers. Please also bear in mind if you are sending your teenager to the shop for supplies!

If you wish to display a poster telling people not to come trick or treating, visit the Nottinghamshire County Council website. You will also find advice for parents on enjoying Halloween safely and being considerate to others. Also, shopkeepers will find a Police notice stating that eggs and flour will not be sold to youngsters during this period.

Contact us

Newark and Sherwood District Council
Castle House
Great North Road
NG24 1BY

01636 650000


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