Do you dare take the Shibden Halloween walk?

Ghostly goings on are expected this Halloween at Shibden Park near Halifax, as it hosts its annual spooktacular Halloween walk on Friday 30 October – and this year it’s bigger and scarier than ever! 

The frightening fun starts from 6pm onwards with entertainment followed by a fireworks display at 7.30pm. The guided walk will then set off after the fireworks have finished, allowing visitors to explore the grounds of the Shibden Estate by the haunting glow of torchlight.

The walk is bound to be bone-chilling, so don’t forget to wrap up warm, bring a torch and wear suitable footwear. 

 There will also be fairground rides, refreshments, a spooky tunnel and of course a ghost train.

 Admission is £4 for adults and £2 for under 16s, which includes a donation to Overgate Hospice. There is limited parking on site, but extra spaces can be found at North Bridge car park, where visitors can take the short walk to Shibden or use the specially arranged shuttle bus.

 Calderdale Council’s Cabinet Member for Communities, Cllr Steve Sweeney, said:

“This year’s Halloween walk is bigger than ever, so there’s bound to be plenty of spooky surprises in store. With fireworks, fairground rides and entertainment on offer, as well as a haunting walk led by ghosts and ghouls around the gardens of the 15th century Hall, what better place is there to spend your Halloween?


“Plus the event is also raising money for Overgate Hospice, so it’s a great excuse to have some Halloween fun, knowing you’re helping out a good cause.”

The walk, entertainment and firework display are all included in the admission price, with the rides and refreshments at an additional charge. Please note that the walk isn’t suitable for dogs or prams and buggies.


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