Whitby half term and Halloween events

Looking for something to do in Whitby over half term and Halloween?

Although quite a few events have been cancelled due to Covid-19 restrictions there are still some events going ahead both at the Abbey and at North Yorks Moors Railway this year.

The events taking place have various restrictions on numbers and there are safety measures in place such as social distancing and face coverings. For these reasons pre-booking of tickets is required.


24 October – 1 November – Spooky Halloween at the Abbey is a great one to keep the kids entertained over the half-term. They follow the trail to solve creepy clues and gather round to listen to spooky stories. There’s also a fun fancy dress competition every day.

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28 – 31 October – Ghost Tour at the Abbey  (Suitable for 16+ years)  Join the storytellers as you explore the Abbey in the dark and be guided on a bone-chilling journey through the past. With tales of ghosts, supernatural sightings and horrors from history.

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24 October – 1 November – NYMRSpooktacular Halloween fun on ‘THE OPTIMIST’ 

Some spooky half term fun for the kids for Halloween on board the NYMR steam train ‘Optimist’. Board the train in Pickering for a ride to Whitby in your best fancy dress for an atmospheric Halloween ride.

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Any guests that visit the Railway and the Abbey in fancy dress, share a #spookyselfie and tag in both attractions on social media, could be in with the chance to win not one, but two family days out in 2021. The attractions will pick their favourite spooky selfie and the winner will receive a free family pass to revisit both destinations next year.