Half Term, Halloween & Bonfire Night

27 October - 4 November

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;

Alton Towers Scarefest - 6 Oct - 2 Nov

Alton Towers Scarefest - 6 Oct - 2 Nov

Halloween, School Holidays

Spooks, frights and thrills for everyone — on selected dates in October & November the Alton Towers Resort becomes home to Hallowe... read more

Screamfest - 11 Oct - 3 Nov

5 scare attractions,plus, live entertainment makes a horribly good night out!... read more

October Half-Term Fun Fair - 19 - 28 Oct

October Half-Term Fun Fair - 19 - 28 Oct

Family Fun, School Holidays

An array of children's and family attractions to enjoy.... read more

Halloween Tours - 25 - 31 Oct

Halloween Tours - 25 - 31 Oct

Halloween, Tours and Walks

Our evening Halloween Tours at Haddon Hall focus on the unusual and fascinating Apotropaic Marks, sometimes called Witch Marks, which can be... read more

Halloween Murder Mystery Night - 26 Oct

Halloween Murder Mystery Night - 26 Oct

Food & Drink, Halloween

Join us on the 26th of October for ‘Hammertime Horror’, a thrilling murder mystery night. Enjoy a fantastic three course dinner ... read more

Halloween Spook-tacular - 26 Oct - 4 Nov

Halloween Spook-tacular - 26 Oct - 4 Nov

Family Fun, Halloween, School Holidays

Where to find us

Hair raising fun at the Farm!... read more

DERBY MINI MAKER FAIRE 2018 - 27 Oct

Derby Maker Faire brings together tech enthusiasts, crafters, educators, scientists, tinkerers, hobbyists, engineers, artists, students and ... read more

Minecraft Families - 27 Oct

Minecraft Families - 27 Oct

Family Fun, School Holidays

It can sometimes feel like we spend more time with our digital families than the ones in our homes and hearts. We invite you and your family... read more

DERWENT VALLEY MILLS DISCOVERY DAYS- JOSEPH WRIGHT - 27 Oct

Find out more about this trailblazing son of Derby with a day of family crafts and activities in his honour.... read more

Gruesome Tales at Elvaston Castle - 27 Oct

Gruesome Tales at Elvaston Castle - 27 Oct

Family Fun, Halloween, School Holidays

Join us, if you dare, for spine tingling stories as we explore the spooky grounds of Elvaston Castle at night!... read more

Dead and Breakfast X (18) - 27 Oct

TEN YEARS! Dead & Breakfast finally gets the rating it deserves – X rated, baby!... read more

REALM OF THE PUMPKINS - 27 Oct - 4 Nov

REALM OF THE PUMPKINS - 27 Oct - 4 Nov

Family Fun, Halloween, School Holidays

st year here at Bluebells a clever little Witch and her side kick Cat turned the beasty Boggart into a Cow pat! But the Boggart hasn’t... read more

Half-term Halloween hoot - 27 Oct - 4 Nov

Half-term Halloween hoot - 27 Oct - 4 Nov

Halloween, School Holidays

Enjoy Halloween horrors at Chatsworth this half-term holiday. There's frighteningly good fun around every corner... Join us if you dare.... read more

October Half Term - 27 Oct - 4 Nov

We have lots to entertain kids of all ages at Hardwick this half-term. Join us for some autumnal activities.... read more

Designasaur Workshops - 27 Oct - 4 Nov

Fun workshops for anyone who loves everything Dinosaur!... read more

October Half Term Fun Club - 29 Oct

October Half Term Fun Club - 29 Oct

Family Fun, School Holidays

This Autumn half term be sure to book your crafty kids onto our fairytale inspired fun club! Help celebrate our enthralling new show Insomni... read more

Creepy-Crawlie Trail - 27 Oct - 4 Nov

Creepy-Crawlie Trail - 27 Oct - 4 Nov

Family Fun, Halloween, School Holidays

Explore the gardens and hunt for creepy creatures from nature!... read more

Discovery Days - 27 Oct - 4 Nov

There’s so much to see and enjoy during the Discovery Days Festival between 27th October and 4th November.... read more

Make and Take Day - 29 Oct

Make and Take Day - 29 Oct

Family Fun, School Holidays

Join us this half term for some family friendly creativity with local artist Helen Jackson in our highly popular Make and Take Day.... read more

Family Fun this October Half Term! - 27 Oct - 4 Nov

We've got plenty of ideas to keep everyone entertained around Derby this October half term, despite the weather getting colder! From local p... read more

KidsQUAD: October Half Term: Make Your Own Avatar - 29 - 30 Oct

Join our artist Magdalena to create a character using drawing and clay modelling and transform your model into a 3D digital avatar.... read more

Free-ky Half Term Fun - 29 Oct - 2 Nov

Free-ky Half Term Fun - 29 Oct - 2 Nov

Family Fun, Halloween, School Holidays

Halloween is creeping up on us and eerie things are about to happen at intu Derby this half term. Scare away the half term holiday boredom w... read more

The Denby School of Witches & Wizards - 29 Oct - 2 Nov

Dress up and come along to The Denby School of Witches and Wizards.... read more

October Half Term Holiday Club - 29 Oct - 2 Nov

October Half Term Holiday Club - 29 Oct - 2 Nov

Family Fun, School Holidays, Sports

Make sure your kids are entertained this October Half Term with our highly popular Holiday Club.... read more

Creepy-Crawlie Craft - 29 Oct - 2 Nov

Creepy-Crawlie Craft - 29 Oct - 2 Nov

Family Fun, Halloween, School Holidays

Join the learning team in the Boathouse down by the lake as we create a Halloween decoration inspired by a creature from nature!... read more

CRAFTY TUESDAYS: PICKFORD’S GHOULS - 30 Oct

CRAFTY TUESDAYS: PICKFORD’S GHOULS - 30 Oct

Family Fun, Halloween, School Holidays

Create your own Ghoul to live at Pickford’s House.... read more

Derby Dancing Trail - 30 Oct

Derby Dancing Trail - 30 Oct

Exhibitions, Family Fun, School Holidays

Where to find us

Calling all explorers! Come and discover our interactive Derby Dancing exhibition, a community heritage project funded and supported by the ... read more

HANDLING HISTORY: HISTORY OF MAKING - 30 Oct

HANDLING HISTORY: HISTORY OF MAKING - 30 Oct

Family Fun, School Holidays

As part of Derwent Valley Mills Discovery Days we are taking a closer look at some objects that have played a part in our local industries.... read more

Be a Ranger for the Day - For children aged 8 and over - 30 Oct

Get stuck in with our Ranger Team and learn what skills are needed to become a National Trust Ranger.... read more

Elvaston’s Pumpkin Party - 31 Oct

Elvaston’s Pumpkin Party - 31 Oct

Family Fun, Halloween, School Holidays

Head to the courtyards to visit our Pumpkin Parlour! With the help of our fiendish friends, carve your very own pumpkin to take home!... read more

Morgan and West: More Magic for Kids! - 31 Oct

Morgan and West: More Magic for Kids! - 31 Oct

Family Fun, School Holidays, Theatre

Time-travelling magicians Morgan & West return to the stage with a marvellous magic show full of crazy capers for the young, old, and ev... read more

Pumpkin Party - 31 Oct

Pumpkin Party - 31 Oct

Halloween, School Holidays

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

BEYOND THE VELVET ROPE - 31 Oct

BEYOND THE VELVET ROPE - 31 Oct

Family Fun, School Holidays

Examine beautiful Georgian rooms up close.... read more

ART HUB: SPOOK UP THE MUSEUM GIF & MEMES - 31 Oct

In this digital session we will be looking at how we can use GIF’s and memes to give the museum objects and spaces a spooky feel.... read more

Frankenstein/Bride Of Frankenstein (PG) - 31 Oct

Frankenstein/Bride of Frankenstein are presented at Derby Cathedral as part of the ‘QUAD in Residence at Derby Cathedral’ season... read more

Halloween Party - 31 Oct

Halloween Party - 31 Oct

Family Fun, Halloween, School Holidays

Fancy Dress Halloween Party 5pm and 6pm sessions 31st October.... read more

DigisQUAD: October Half Term: Manga - 31 Oct - 2 Nov

Join our brilliant artist, Katy, to create some beautiful Manga and Anime styled artwork using traditional drawing techniques and Photoshop.... read more

Can't Sit Still: Plink and Boo - 1 Nov

Can't Sit Still: Plink and Boo - 1 Nov

Family Fun, School Holidays, Theatre

Can't Sit Still creates new devised performances combining physical theatre, circus, and original music. They tell stories, start conversati... read more

PICKFORD’S PLOT: LEAF PRINTING - 1 Nov

PICKFORD’S PLOT: LEAF PRINTING - 1 Nov

Family Fun, School Holidays

Learn about the beauty of leaves.... read more

MinecraftLAB: Virtually Unreal - 1 - 2 Nov

Take part and collaborate with others in building a world that could only exist in Minecraft.... read more

Hawk Dance Theatre and The Knotted Project: Chit Chat Chalk - 2 Nov

Join us on a magical chalky adventure for 3-8 year olds! Follow the story of Kiko, a confused young girl, struggling to relate to the strang... read more

FAMILY FRIDAY: SKULLS - 2 Nov

FAMILY FRIDAY: SKULLS - 2 Nov

Family Fun, School Holidays

This Halloween we are looking at skulls in art and how we can use them to be playful and creative.... read more

Bonfire and fireworks - 2 - 3 Nov

Bonfire and fireworks - 2 - 3 Nov

Bonfire Night, School Holidays

Wrap up and enjoy live music, dancing and circus performers, face painting for little ones, as well as the traditional bonfire and a dazzlin... read more

Fireworks Night & Fun Fair 2018 - 3 Nov

Fireworks Night & Fun Fair 2018 - 3 Nov

Bonfire Night, Family Fun, School Holidays

Where to find us

The 3aaa County Ground will once again host this year’s biggest fireworks display in Derby with the return of the Fireworks Night &... read more

Makeshift Company: Insomniac's Fable - 3 Nov

Makeshift Company: Insomniac's Fable - 3 Nov

Dance, Family Fun, School Holidays

Insomniac’s Fable combines circus, dance and visual art to tell a tale of unrequited love. Mysterious and immersive, Makeshift Company... read more

Vintage Fair - 4 Nov

Vintage Fair - 4 Nov

Markets & Fairs, School Holidays

Browse through a range of stalls in the Riding School to find unique and vintage gifts.... read more

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