The best things to do in and around Mansfield 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.

Thursday, 22nd October 2020, 12:30 pm
There are plenty of things happening in and around Mansfield from October 24 to November 1.

There are plenty of things happening in and around Mansfield from October 24 to November 1, including spectacles of light and pumpkin picking.

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

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Known for its field full of pumpkins you can pick your own October 3 to October 31, 9am to 5pm, if you book online. ​

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Robin Hoods Wheelgate Park is hosting some spooky activities including, pumpkin picking and carving, and classes on 'how to fly with your broomstick', October 17 to November 1.
Pick a pumpkin, explore the paddocks and explore the farm by torchlight. Tickets cost £7.95 per person, adult tickets include a hot drink, child tickets include a pumpkin. You can go October 25 and 30.
From October 30 to 31, there is a Halloween Family Potion Trail which lasts an hour. There is also a 'Frights Trail' for over 13s.
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.
Showing The Shining, Hocus Pocus, The Lost Boys and Ghostbusters, from October 30 to November 1.
The popular light show is back for several dates including October 29 to October 31 and November 1 and November 5. There is also a Halloween monster hunt October 17 to November 15.