Creepy Castle!
27 October to 4 November 2018
Usual admission applies
Bookable events at an extra charge

Join us for spooky happenings at Knaresborough Castle in October half term

Drop in to pick up our Vile Visitors trail, enjoy crafts, become a witch or her cat in our photo stand or get a temporary tattoo. Your ticket includes the secret underground tunnel, dungeon and museum too!

Pungent Potions and Medieval Medicine workshops (bookable, limited places)
Monday 29 October until Friday 2 November 2018
11am until 12pm
£4 per child
Suitable for those aged 7 years and above. Under 8's must be accompanied.

Terrifying Tales - Storytelling with Harrogate Children's Book Group
Sunday 28 October
2pm until 3.30pm (free with admission)

Witch's Mystery Trail - bookable / limited places
Mix the witch's potion by exploring the Castle after dark to find the potion ingredients around the site.
A great alternative to trick or treating, and a goody bag included!
Wednesday 31 October
6pm, 6.45pm and 7.30pm
£4 per child. Suitable for those aged 5 years and above. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Book a place

Celebrate the Holiday Season
Thursday 27 and Friday 28 December 2018
Royal Pump Room Museum

Celebrate the Holiday Season with free museum admission.

Practical information


Children under 8 years old must be accompanied by an adult at booked workshops. All children must be accompanied at drop-in and outdoor events.

Advance booking by phone on 01423 556188, email at or in person at the Mercer Art Gallery, Harrogate.


All events are priced to cover costs. To confirm your place payment must be made at the time of booking. Tickets will be issued at the time of booking.

Cancellations and refunds

All cancellations must be made 14 days prior to an event to receive a refund. Refunds are only available for sums in excess of £10 due to administrative costs involved. For sums under £10, monies can be held on account against payments for future events.

Please note that all sessions are very popular, often with long reserve lists, so if you cannot attend please notify us straight away so someone else can enjoy the event. If you cancel less than 14 days before an event but we are able to find a replacement the refund policy will apply.

In the event that we have to cancel an event, monies can be held towards future events or a full refund can be provided.

Page last updated 05/10/2018