Halloween at Moors Valley

Halloween at Moors Valley

We’re bringing back some of our most popular family-friendly Halloween activities this October.

Halloween Trail

Black cat sitting in a spooky forest with a witch flying on a broomstick in the backround

27 September – 1 November 2023
9am – 5pm

Join forces with Shadow the cat to help their new friend find her lost shoes on our brand new Halloween Trail!

Pick up your trail sheet at the Visitor Centre for £2.50 and head to the walking and cycling totem pole to start your 1.5 mile quest.

The trail may be wet and muddy, so please dress to be outside in all weather.

  • Follow the Halloween trail arrows from the walking and cycling totem pole
  • 1.5 mile route through the forest and around Moors Lake
  • The route is accessible for off-road wheelchairs and buggies via gravel tracks
  • This trail is aimed at children aged 3-9, but can be enjoyed by all

Mini Land Rover Adventure

Girl driving a mini Land Rover over a rumble strip in the park

21 – 29 October 2023
10am – 4.30pm

The ultimate off-road adventure, designed exclusively for your little adventurers.

Let your children unleash their inner explorer as they navigate through an exciting off-road journey in electric Mini Land Rovers.

Our team ensures a safe and fun-filled experience that will create lasting memories for your children.

£8 per car for 2 laps. Age 3 – 10 years.

No need to book, just come along and join in.

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18 hole Adventure Golf

Family playing adventure golf together

21 – 29 October 2023
10am – 4.30pm

Get ready to immerse yourself in nature and challenge your nearest and dearest to a round of Adventure Golf.

Whether you’re a seasoned golfer or a first-timer, our Adventure Golf promises an enjoyable experience for everyone. A perfect way to spend quality time with family and friends.

£8 per player. Age 4+

No need to book, just come along and join in.

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24 and 26 October 2023
10am – 11am

A Squirrel’s Tale, Book reading and games with Author and Illustrator Debs Pharoah Pink

Have you ever wondered what a cat might be thinking . . .or perhaps a wild grey squirrel?

During a wet autumnal day, you get to find out exactly that. It’s a very eventful afternoon, packed with silly ideas and comical mishaps – from scary washing lines to unfortunate pond dipping and failed fishing to a sinking watering can. With embarrassing rescues, a playful dog and a few sore noses and tails for good measure, Ginger Tom and Nutty the Squirrel’s story is a terrific tale to be told.

Children must be supervised, 1 adult to 2 children.

Recommended for children aged 4 – 8.

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Ranger Den

24 – 27 October 2023
Open from 1 – 4pm

Pop in and catch up with the rangers in their den and see the carnivorous plants, look up close and personal with micro world and meet some of the resident critters.
You can find the Ranger Den at the back of the Visitor Centre, opposite the toilets.

The Ranger Den is accessible for pushchairs and wheelchairs. All ages and abilities are welcome.

No need to book, just pop in.

Moors Valley Railway

21 – 29 October 2023
10.45am – 4.30pm

Enjoy a ride on an authentic steam train around Moors Valley Country Park.

The 7 ¼” gauge miniature narrow gauge railway provides a picturesque journey of just over a mile. From Lakeside Station travel alongside the lake, through tunnels before going through the goods yard and Kingsmere Station before travelling back to Lakeside Station.

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Play Trail

Wooden palace structure in the forest

Open every day from 8am

Out in the forest, discover the Play Trail with its unique pieces of wooden play equipment.

You can wriggle through giant snakes in the ‘Snake Pit’, attempt the ‘Crocodile Crossing’ and balance on the fallen forest of ‘Timber’. The trail is a mile long, but with so many exciting pieces of play equipment, you should allow at least an hour to complete it all. The trail is suitable for pushchairs and most mobility scooters.

No need to book, just turn up.

Play Areas

Sand play area with children on swings

Open every day from 8am

There are two imaginative play areas close to the Visitor Centre.

The Adventure Play Area, designed especially for older children, includes a zip slide, huge space net, climbing boulder, and a fortress of towers and crossings with a long tube slide.

Younger children will be enthralled in the Castle and Sandworks area with its gentle slides and swings, all set inside a safe sand area so don’t forget to bring your bucket and spade too.

No need to book, just turn up.

Cycle Hire

Open every day from 9.30am

Autumn is one of the best times of the year to enjoy a ride in the great outdoors. Take in the vibrant colours of golden leaves on our 5 waymarked cycling trails, the cooler weather makes a refreshing change to summer’s humid days too.

We have a large fleet of adult bikes and a good selection of child bikes in various sizes, plus child seats, trailers and tag-a-longs.

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Music Trail

Boy playing a colourful xylophone

Open every day from 8am

Discover our lakeside Music Trail. At each station you’ll find a musical or percussion instrument, each beautifully tuned to produce a soft ambient sound.

Accessible for all ages and abilities, play alone or as a group.

No need to book, just turn up.

Go Ape Sundown Sessions

Open selected dates between 20 October – 4 November 2023

Go Ape Sundown Adventures are back for autumn 2023!

For a limited time only, you can climb, swing, and zip your way into the night for the best adventure you’ll have this season.

Feel your senses heighten as you tackle mega-high platforms in the darkness, and feel the speed of a zip wire as the sun goes down. 

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Pitch & Putt

Family holding golf balls and putters

21 – 29 October 2023
Open from 10am – 4pm

Head to the Golf & Activity centre for a 5 hole round of family Pitch & Putt with a hint of Halloween. All equipment provided.

£4.50 per person.

Pre-booking advised – please call 01425 479776

Tree Top Trail

Half-Term raised wooden walkway through trees in the forest

Open every day from 8am

Halfway along the Play Trail, there is the option to divert onto the Tree Top Trail. This 5 metre high and 200 metre long wooden walkway takes you up amongst the trees and allows you to get a real bird’s eye view of the Forest.

Please note: The Tree Top Trail is not suitable for pushchairs or wheelchairs however, there is a connecting path from start to finish.

Food and Drink

Seasons are also joining in the Halloween spirit with a selection of Halloween drinks and treats.

Gift Shop

Be sure to pop into the Visitor Centre Gift Shop where you’ll discover Halloween-themed plush toys and accessories as well as a huge range of toys, home accessories, and treats. You’re sure to find something for everyone.