Haunting Halloween Events this half term

If you are someone who loves Halloween and want to experience new things then Hull is the place for you. Hull has embraced Halloween with open arms as there is a wide variety of different events happening during the daytime for your little ghouls and when the sun sets for thrill seekers.

However if Halloween is not your cup of tea there is so much more that is worth coming to Hull for a visit including; Hull’s award winning aquarium The Deep,  over 700 years old Hull Minster or come and have some retail therapy in St Stephens, Princes Quay and more.

Pumpkin Trail at Fruit Market

27th October – 4th November 2018
Fruit Market, Humber street and beyond, Hull, HU1 1TU
Price: Free

Over the half term, Fruit Market has hidden a ton of pumpkin stickers in windows and in front of shops for a family fun pumpkin trail. Follow the pumpkins with letters on them to learn the name of a popular book and film. Once filling out the form, hand it in at Humber Street in a chance to win a family pass at The Deep.

Back to Ours

1st – 4th Novmeber 2018

Various Locations

Outstanding events in your back yard. Back to ours is back with another half term of wonderful events to delight and entertain with touring shows like Jungle Book and Mr Satie.


Venoms vs. Poisons

20th October – 4th November 2018
The Deep, Tower Street, Hull, HU1 4DP
Price: Free – £13.50

Join The Deep for the fun-packed, interactive presentation at 11am, 1pm and 3pm and discover how the animals use their amazing abilities to survive.  This event is family friendly.

‘Halloween’ Scare Festevil Close up Interaction – Twists of the Unexpected

26th – 31st October 2018
Extraordinarium Museum, Annisons Funeral Parlour, 124 Witham Road, Hull, HU1 9AT
Price:  Free

A deadly scare tour in one of the oldest known haunted sites in Hull allows you to move around its inner depths. Meet foul devious and intentional killers; meet the most ghastly of women, and some particularly ‘live’ spectres around you.  Shows start at 7:30pm. This event is free however it is first come, first served. Adults only event.

Dead of Night: Hull Horror Film Festival

25th – 28th October 2018
Vue Cinema, Princes Quay Shopping Centre, Hull, HU1 2PQ
Price: £5 – £7

Sponsored by the Greasy Fingers Rock ‘n’ Roll Barbershop, Dead of Night: Hull Horror Film Festival is back for the third year. Dead of Night features four nights of the best cinematic scares new and old. If buying a pass, you also receive a free haircut from Greasy Fingers Barbershop.

Jamie Reid XXXXX: Fifty Years of Subversion and The Spirit

16th October 2018 – 6th January 2019
Humber Street Gallery, 64 Humber Street, Hull, HU1 1TU
Price:  Free

Jamie Reid has become somewhat of a punk icon through his art, music, performance and politics. His signature newspaper-cutting graphics have become synonymous with the spirit of British Punk. He has collaborated with the Suburban Press from 1971-1975 and his most notably iconic album artwork for the Sex Pistols. Humber Street Gallery are delighted to be presenting Reid’s newest exhibition, Jamie Reid XXXXX: Fifty Years of Subversion and The Spirit.

How to Hide a Lion

30th – 31st October 2018
Hull Truck Theatre, 50 Ferensway, Hull, HU2 8LB
Price: £10 per ticket

Watch as Helen Stephens’ magical book, How to Hide a Lion comes to life with playful humour, dazzling puppets and jazz. Directed and adapted by Peter Glanville with music and songs by Barb Jungr.  Family friendly.

The Merry Widow

2nd November 2018
Hull New Theatre, Kingston Square, Hull, HU1 3HF
Price: £16.50 – £45

A glittering cast and superb creative team are brought together for this production of Lehar’s greatest hit, in which Parisian sensuality meets Viennese sophistication. See director Giles Havergal’s matchless sense of authentic style is complimented with the dazzling choreography of Stuart Hoops’ in a work in which almost every bar is infused with the spirit of dance.

The Magic of Motown

4th October 2018
Hull City Hall, Queen Victoria Square, Hull, HU1 3RQ
Price: From £25.50

Music fans are invited to the biggest party of the year as the unstoppable Magic of Motown show steams into town. Prepare yourself for 40 back-to-back classic Motown hits, glittering costume changes, dazzling dance moves and outstanding musicianship in this explosive concert experience.