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Halloween in the Peak District
Halloween in the Peak District. Planning to visit Wheeldon Trees Cottages in the half term holiday? With or without children, here are our favourite Halloween experiences in the region.
Pumpkin picking continues to grow in popularity and is a perfect half term activity. Scour the fields for your favourite pumpkin then take it home to carve up into your favourite character.
In Derbyshire, the following farms offer pumpkin picking:
Village Pumpkins in Barlow is free to enter, and you simply pay for your pumpkins. There’s no need to book – but you’ll need to bring wellingtons. Also on the site is Ginger Butchers so there will be lots of opportunity for delicious food. Prices range for £1 to £10 depending on the size and variety of what you pick.
Over towards Ashbourne, Pumpkin Corner has a whole week of activities planned for half term and there’s refreshments on offer too. Again, there’s no need to book. Further information on each day’s activity will be released soon. Prices depend on the size you pick.
The Ashover Pumpkins field is open every day during half term so there’s ample opportunity to get out in the fresh air for some family fun. Again, no booking required, and entry is free. Tea, coffee, hot chocolate and soft drinks are all available.
Since 1897, tiny boats along the River Derwent have been illuminated as part of the Matlock Bath Illuminations tradition. The boats were initially decked with candlelight to commemorate Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee, but today they are lit up with vibrant electric lights.
Matlock Bath Illuminations takes place throughout the weekends in September and October at Derwent Gardens, which is located next to the entrance to Gulliver’s Kingdom.
You can see the illuminations from 10 September to 30 October 2022.
Alton Towers Scarefest
Not strictly in the Peak District but only a 30-minute drive from Wheeldon Trees Cottages. This year sees Alton Tower’s Scarefest celebrate its 15th year.
Their website warns you to be prepared for spines to be tingled, from the frantically funny to seriously spooky themed attractions for all ages, including a brand-new scare attraction for the bravest of souls.
Open until 9pm, daring guests can face head-spinning, hair-raising rides and attractions in the darkness including Wicker Man and the Alton Towers Dungeon.
If that’s not scary enough, brace yourselves for the return of three multi-award winning, terrifying mazes.
Half term at Wheeldon Trees
We still have availability for half term in October. Visit our availability page to take a look.