Halloween Happenings

Friday 13 Oct - Sunday 29 Oct

Join us this October for spook-tacular Halloween Happenings at Dalkeith Country Park. Running throughout the school holidays you can visit our curiously creepy pumpkin patch, kids’ workshops & outdoor cinema. The Fawkes Festival will close our Halloween events programme with a bang!

Which events do you dare to book?!

Halloween Happenings

Calling all pumpkin hunters!

Join us this October holiday for spook-tacular Halloween Happenings at Dalkeith Country Park. Enjoy family pumpkin picking and discover what lies below our pumpkin patch ~ we’re creaking open the ancient undercroft of The Orangerie – for those who dare to enter!  Our family-friendly Halloween experiences include outdoor cinema, kids’ craft workshops, spooky storytelling and Fawkes Festival ~ a hair-raising firework, light & laser extravaganza. Visitors to Fort Douglas can also enjoy our Halloween themed scavenger hunt, a free event for all little adventurers.

Curiously Creepy Pumpkin Patch
Curiously Creepy Pumpkin Patch

Enjoy family pumpkin picking and discover what lies below our pumpkin patch ~ we’re creaking open the ancient undercroft of The Orangerie – for those who dare to enter!

halloween storytelling
Spooky Storytelling

Children age 2- 6 years can enjoy spooky storytelling in our Halloween loft. Spooky stories include Funnybones, The Badies and The Dinosaur that Pooped Halloween! 

halloween cookie workshop at Dalkeith Country Park
Cookie Decorating Workshops

A fun-filled one hour workshop for children under 12 years. Kids’ can enjoy creatively decorating Halloween pumpkin and ghost-shaped gingerbread cookies.

Halloween craft workshop at Dalkeith Country Park
Kids' Craft Workshops

Drop off the kids’ at this craft workshop where they can paint their very own ceramic pumpkin and create a variety of ghostly paper hanging decorations.

halloween Crochet
Kids' Crochet Workshops

A creative workshop designed for children age 9 – 15 years. During this 2 hour event, children can learn basic crochet skills while creating their very own crochet bat and pumpkin.

Fort Douglas Opening Hours & Pricing
Fort Douglas Scavenger Hunt

Little adventurers will love the Fort Douglas scavenger hunt – search the adventure playground for Halloween clues. A free activity included with Fort Douglas tickets.

Fawkes Festival at Dalkeith
Fawkes Festival

A magnificent Halloween-inspired fireworks display set to lights, lasers and music, featuring fairground rides, entertainment and food & drink. This event is organised & delivered by a 3rd party ~ award-winning fireworks display company 21CC.

Dalkeith outdoor Adventure Cinema
Outdoor Adventure Cinema

Kick back and enjoy a range of family friendly films at the outdoor Adventure Cinema. Films include Monsters Inc, Beetlejuice, Hocus Pocus, Lost Boys, Ghostbusters, Scream, Coco and The Nightmare Before Christmas. This event is organised & delivered by a 3rd party.

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