Halloween half term fun at Longshaw

Into the woods you go to discover creepy tales and riddles...

Join in the Halloween half term fun at Longshaw this October and uncover mysterious nature riddles as you venture through the eerie woods.

Dress up in your most spooktacular outift this half term and join in the Halloween fun at Longshaw. Be sure to take lots of photos and share them with us over our social media channels @PeakDistrictNT You can also download a 50 Things to do before you're 11¾ wallchart here and see how many you can complete on your adventures in the Peak District.

Visitors at Longshaw in their spooktacular Halloween outfits!
Visitors at Longshaw in their spooktacular Halloween outfits!
Visitors at Longshaw in their spooktacular Halloween outfits!

Spotting skeletons

Creep and crawl your way over the bridges and through the woods at Longshaw this Halloween and see what other creepy crawly creatures you can find. As you venture deeper into the woods, you'll come across our spooky stations that will test your nature detective skills, solve the riddle to discover the secret word to say out loud and maybe see if you can do your best impression and sounds of the secret word you discover. Our spooky stations are at Longshaw from the Tuesday 13th October - Sunday 1st November. Please be aware that due to covid19 restrictions we are not able to offer a trail sheet or leaflets, to help minimise cross-contamination - thank you for understanding.  

Why not come dressed as a creepy crawly yourself and then you’ll definitely be well camouflaged and ready to spook anyone that crosses your path. Will you hear the hoot of a witch’s owl or brush past the long legs of a hairy spider? Use all your senses to admire all the nature that you can find in the woods at this time of year and all their different behaviours as they prepare for winter.

Our visitors braving the the spooky woods - what will you discover?
Our visitors braving the the spooky woods - what will you discover?
Our visitors braving the the spooky woods - what will you discover?

Head to our main Woodcroft car park where your Halloween adventures can begin. You will find signage near our Welcome Building that will help to guide you on your way and then follow the woodland path for spooky discoveries galore! Then after your weird and wonderful wanders, why not head to Croft Cabin to treat yourselves (no tricks here), open Monday - Sunday 10am - 3:30pm.

Creepy cobwebs and spooky tales await young explorers this Halloween half term
Creepy cobwebs and spooky tales await young explorers this Halloween half term
Creepy cobwebs and spooky tales await young explorers this Halloween half term

Be #peakdistrictproud

You can help us look after the places you love by taking only photographs and leaving only footprints or pawprints. Be sure to take all litter home, keep dogs on leads to keep wildlife, livestock and other visitors safe from disturbance and take lots of photos to create lasting memories of your adventures in the outdoors.