Halloween Xplorer

It’s that time of year when the Halloween creatures emerge from their hiding places, and Houghton Hall park is reported to be plagued with some strange and unusual characters. Creepy creatures large and small, have been spotted lurking in the woods, meadow and gardens and we desperately need courageous trackers to locate these otherworldly intruders. Maps of previous spooky sightings will be provided to each ghost hunter to help them complete their mission. With all the creatures found and recorded our intrepid hunters will earn themselves a certificate and sticker. So join us if you dare for a Halloween adventure not to be missed!

Our Halloween Xplorer Trail is perfect for families with children 8 years or under. It provides an opportunity to take part in the Halloween festivities during the day and to explore the natural beauty of Houghton Hall Park safely through a fun outdoor challenge. It's FREE to take part in the challenge.

This activity will take place across Houghton Hall Park, with Halloween themed markers being located throughout its fantastic open spaces. On average people take around 30-45 minutes to complete the walk but you can always take advantage of the picnic benches or outdoor play area if your little ones need a break. Some markers are off the path and so depending on the weather, we would recommend wellies although they are not essential.The trail is on 11am to 1pm so please be back before then to collect your certificate and sticker.

You can collect your maps and answer sheets from the Visitors Centre foyer. We ask that you please bring your own pen to note down the answers as you go along. Our Café will be open offering hot and cold drinks, waffles and snacks. Any four legged friends are welcome to join families on their quests.

This event is brought to you in association with the British Orienteering association.