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Witches brooms, creepy crawlies and magic will all be in the air at The Bowes Museum over the October half term holidays.

There’s lots to do to keep everyone out of mischief with hours of fun for everyone ranging from the return of the incredible ZOOLAB with their amazing friendly creatures to the chance to dress up as Pirate Pete and take part in storytelling activities. If you’ve enjoyed LEGO® then why not take part in a coding workshop to make your model come alive. On Halloween itself there’s a spooky family fun day where you can make a witch’s broom, create a potion or take part in a magician’s trail and don’t forget to book your tickets now for our Halloween Party!

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Spooky Family Fun Day

31 October, 11.00 - 4.00, Free for pass holders or normal admission

Spooky Family Fun Day

Trick or Treat? There's Halloween excitement for all the family to join in. Dress up in your favourite spooky outfit and join us to make a witch's broom, create a potion and take part in the magician's trail. We have lots of crafty activities to keep you out of mischief. 


Children's Halloween Party

31 October, 4.30 – 6.30, £10.95 per child, incl. a picnic tea

Children's Halloween Party

Dress up in your spooky best and celebrate Halloween with us and your host Magic Andrew.  There will be fun, food, games, balloon animal making and a magic show featuring Sooty the magic rabbit.  Children must be supervised by an adult at all times with a maximum of two adults per child.  Refreshments will be available for adults to buy.

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Creepy, Creepy Crawlies Day

28 October, 11.00 – 4.00, Free for pass holders or normal admission

Creepy, Creepy Crawlies Day

Come and see our amazing friendly creatures with the incredible ZOOLAB; create crafts and explore the Museum with a Halloween themed trail. 45-minute session, starting on the hour. This is a popular event, so to avoid disappointment, arrive early as spaces are limited to first come, first served. 


Pirates, Pants and Wellyphants

29 October, 11.00 – 4.00, Free for pass holders or normal admission

Pirates, Pants and Wellyphants

Visit this colourful, interactive exhibition, dress up as Pirate Pete, take part in storytelling activities and make fun crafts with the education team.


LEGO® Wedo 2 Robotics and Coding workshop

30 October, 10.00 – 4.00, Free for pass holders or normal admission

LEGO® Wedo 2 Robotics and Coding workshop

Take part in a 45-minute session exploring coding and make your LEGO® model come alive. Starting promptly on the hour, so to avoid disappointment, arrive early as spaces are limited to first come, first served. 


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