Half Term, Halloween & Bonfire Night

23 October - 5 November 2017

Dare you join in our incredible Half-Term, Halloween and Bonfire events. Derby has something to give the whole family the heebie-jeebies;

Here's a guide to what's on;

Screamfest - 12 - 31 Oct

Screamfest at the National Forest Adventure Farm. When the sun goes down on the farm prepared to be scared!

October Half-Term Fun Fair - 20 - 29 Oct

October Half-Term Fun Fair - 20 - 29 Oct

Markets & Fairs, School Holidays

Head to the Market Place this half term.

Halloween Spook-tacular - 20 - 29 Oct

Hair raising fun at the Farm! Pick your own pumpkin from our patch for FREE*! Take part in Scare School, Broomstick Training and explore the Haunted House and much, much more!

October Half-Term at Hardwick - 21 - 29 Oct

October Half-Term at Hardwick - 21 - 29 Oct

Family Fun, School Holidays

Visit Hardwick this October half-term and enjoy the estate in the autumn colours.

Mr Pumpkin - 21 - 31 Oct

Mr Pumpkin - 21 - 31 Oct

Family Fun, Halloween, School Holidays

Mr Pumpkin, Lime Farm, Mansfield Road, Derby, DE7 6JU

Come and pick your own pumpkin, straight from the farmers field! We are located approximately 4 miles from the centre of Derby. Free entry and parking.

Realm of the Pumpkins - 21 - 31 Oct

Realm of the Pumpkins - 21 - 31 Oct

Halloween, School Holidays

There's lot of spooky goings on at Bluebell's this Halloween.

Half-term Halloween Hoot - 21 Oct - 5 Nov

Half-term Halloween Hoot - 21 Oct - 5 Nov

Family Fun, Halloween, School Holidays

Enjoy Halloween horrors at Chatsworth this half-term holiday.

NEARLY THERE YET: The Party - 22 Oct

NEARLY THERE YET: The Party - 22 Oct

Family Fun, School Holidays, Theatre

A man excitedly waits for the guests to arrive at his party. The cake is made, the presents have arrived, and the music is playing – all he needs are his friends to make this the best birthday ever.

The Snow Dragon - 23 - 24 Oct

The Snow Dragon - 23 - 24 Oct

Family Fun, School Holidays, Theatre

Toe-tapping songs and lots of laughs for everyone aged 3 and up, from the company that brought you ‘The Gruffalo’ and ‘The Snail and the Whale’.

KidsQUAD Animation Club: Halloween - 23 - 24 Oct

Creative arts activities for children aged 7-11 years.

Tree-mendous Autumn Crafts for Half Term - 23 - 27 Oct

Drop in for some craft activities celebrating the wonderful trees we have here at Kedleston.

Sudbury Autumnal Crafts - 23 - 27 Oct

Drop into the Museum activity room for some seasonal themed crafts. The golden autumn leaves are falling from the trees and autumn inspiration is all around.

A Stroppy Workshoppy - Vile Villains and Unlikely Heroes - 23 - 28 Oct

A Make, Play and Take Puppet Making Workshop with Babbling Vagabonds

Dinosaurs of China - 23 - 29 Oct

Dinosaurs of China - 23 - 29 Oct

Don't Miss, Exhibitions, Family Fun, School Holidays

Wollaton Hall and Nottingham Lakeside Arts

Grab your tickets now and join the Dinosaur Revolution as Dinosaurs of China opens at Wollaton Hall and Nottingham Lakeside Arts this summer.

Introduction to Wood Carving for Kids - 24 Oct

Learn how to safely use a knife to carve green wood and make something to take away with you.

Georgian Jollies: Spooky Treats - 24 Oct

Georgian Jollies: Spooky Treats - 24 Oct

Family Fun, Halloween, School Holidays

Design, decorate and eat your very own spooky treat – just in time for Halloween!

Handling History - 24 Oct

Handling History - 24 Oct

Family Fun, School Holidays

Handling History is our regular object handling morning where you can get up close to some historic objects from our collection.

Art Hub: A Curious Turn - 25 Oct

Art Hub: A Curious Turn - 25 Oct

Family Fun, School Holidays

Email a link to this page Spinning, twisting and winding into motion this half term, this week’s Art Hub is a creative celebration of our wonderful exhibition. Email a link to this page Spinning, twisting and winding into motion this half term, this week’s Art Hub is a creative celebration of our wonderful exhibition.

COLOUR THE CLOUDS: Aleena's Garden - 25 Oct

COLOUR THE CLOUDS: Aleena's Garden - 25 Oct

Family Fun, School Holidays, Theatre

Welcome to Aleena’s Garden, a sensory, interactive adventure for 0–3 year olds and their grown-ups.

October Half Term Holiday Club - 25 - 27 Oct

Join us for three days jam-packed with exciting outdoor activities this October Half-Term!

Jungle Book - 25 - 28 Oct

Jungle Book - 25 - 28 Oct

Family Fun, School Holidays, Theatre

Spectacular street-dance and breathtaking circus combine to bring Kipling’s classic tale crashing into the 21st Century. Fresh from its international tour, award winning Metta Theatre’s critically acclaimed production of Jungle Book will delight the whole family.

Museums at Night: Mechanical Bubble Machine - 26 Oct

Museums at Night: Mechanical Bubble Machine - 26 Oct

Don't Miss, Family Fun, School Holidays

Come along and create a fantastic Mechanical Bubble Machine with Artist, Martin Smith!

Pumpkin Party - 26 Oct

Pumpkin Party - 26 Oct

Halloween, School Holidays

Get in the spooky spirit at Calke's popular pumpkin party!

Artists Afternoon Tea: Del Coombs Creative Workshop - 26 Oct

Come along for this creative and fun workshop with artist Del Coombs.

Pickford's Plot: Poppies - 26 Oct

Pickford's Plot: Poppies - 26 Oct

Family Fun, School Holidays

Sow your own poppy seeds and create a beautiful plant pot to take them home in.

Family Friday: Museum Monsters - 27 Oct

Family Friday: Museum Monsters - 27 Oct

Family Fun, School Holidays

There are Museum Monsters waiting to be discovered at Derby Museums this Family Friday!

Big Foot - 28 Oct

Big Foot - 28 Oct

School Holidays, Theatre

Love, life and masculinity meet head-on as Joseph tells his poignant coming-of-age story with a twist of the fantastical.

Derby's Haunted Tower - 28 Oct

Derby's Haunted Tower - 28 Oct

Don't Miss, Halloween, School Holidays

Combat Ready Airsoft

Come and spend Halloween in Derby and experience four floors of adrenaline fueled terror as you and your group make your way through the scariest building in the county

Derby Mini Maker Faire - 28 Oct

Derby Mini Maker Faire - 28 Oct

Don't Miss, Family Fun

We are all about making at The Silk Mill – and Derby Mini Maker Faire is a true celebration of this! Now in its fifth year, this year’s Faire will be the largest yet – with an even bigger Maker Showcase area on Cathedral Green, more Makers than ever before to meet and a full programme of workshops and activities for the whole family to enjoy.

Dead & Breakfast IX (18) - 28 Oct

QUAD's 9th annual horror film all-nighter, with five films plus breakfast!

SIMPLE CYPHER/WIREDO: Double Bill - 28 Oct

Hanna Moisala’s WireDO, tells a mesmerizing story of stepping out to the unknown. Using her body, a tightwire and a physical composition that draws on the Japanese rope art of Shibari, Wiredo explores the inner balance of human behaviour.

The Canterville Ghost - 29 Oct

The Canterville Ghost - 29 Oct

Family Fun, Halloween, School Holidays, Theatre

Enjoy comedy and chills in this original adaptation of the charming Oscar Wilde tale.

BlockBustler: Day of the Dead - 31 Oct

BlockBustler: Day of the Dead - 31 Oct

Don't Miss, Food & Drink, Halloween

Bustler Market, Riverlights, Derby

BlockBustler: Mexican 'Day of the Dead' inspired film and food night.

Ghost Tours Halloween Special - 31 Oct

Ghost Tours Halloween Special - 31 Oct

Don't Miss, Halloween, Tours and Walks

Join us for a special Halloween Ghost Walk around The Old Bell Hotel.

Fireworks Night & Fun Fair - 4 Nov

Fireworks Night & Fun Fair - 4 Nov

Bonfire Night, Family Fun

The 3aaa County Ground will host this year’s biggest fireworks display in Derby with the return of the Fireworks Night & Fun Fair spectacular on Saturday 4 November.

Haunted Heritage at Pickford's House - 4 Nov

Join Haunted Heritage and the Derby Museums team as we open the doors to Derby’s iconic buildings and investigate who… or what might be there after hours.

All Night Vigil - 4 Nov

All Night Vigil - 4 Nov

Tours and Walks

Spend the night in The Old Bell’s infamous attic rooms.

Bonfire and Fireworks - 4 - 5 Nov

Bonfire and Fireworks - 4 - 5 Nov

Bonfire Night, Family Fun

Wrap up and enjoy live music, dancing and circus performers, face painting for little ones, as well as the traditional bonfire and a dazzling firework display.

Bonfire Without the Bang - 5 Nov

Bonfire Without the Bang - 5 Nov

Bonfire Night, Family Fun

For those who love bonfire night, but aren't a fan of the bangs, we'll have two fire pits (one especially for toasting marshmallows) and a storytelling tent.

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