How to celebrate Halloween 2020 safely 

Halloween is not cancelled this year, the fun will continue - but we want everyone to be as safe as possible.

This Halloween we want to make sure that people can celebrate in a way that is both fun and safe. 

Therefore we are asking residents not to participate in trick or treating this year. This will help to protect one another from Covid-19 as well as give peace of mind to anyone who is feeling particularly anxious or vulnerable at this time. 


To remain safe... 

  • Do not meet with anyone outside of your household or support people in any indoor setting
  • Do not meet in a group of more than six people when outside 
  • Keep in mind that meeting in larger groups is against the law - so big Halloween parties are a no-go. 
  • Hands, Face, Space - Frequently wash your hands with soap and water for 20 seconds, wear a face covering where social distancing isn't possible and make sure to social distance when you can

For more information on keeping safe, please see our Coronavirus pages.

For guidance on how to create and deliver safe events, visit the Government Website.


Halloween Events & Activities 

There is still plenty that you can do to celebrate Halloween safely this year!


Spooky Halloween Trail at Bassetlaw Museum

It's not a trick! Grab a quiz sheet at Bassetlaw Museum and earn a treat by solving clues. 

  • Dates: Saturday 17 October - Saturday 31st October
  • Price: Free to enter
  • Please bring your own pencil
  • For more information please visit the Bassetlaw Museum Website


Halloween Monster Hunt at Rufford Abbey Country Park

The Rufford Park Rangers need your help to seek out the creatures, ghouls and ghosts at the park. Join the Rufford Monster Hunt team to find the cause of Rufford's strange goings on and explore the haunted hideaways and creepy woods where creatures lie. 

  • £1.50 per monster map
  • Open daily from 17 Oct - 15 Nov, 10:30am - 4:00pm
  • Purchase trail sheets from any outlets - Card payments only 
  • Pre book parking online.


Halloween at The Boat Inn, Hayton

Wrap up warm and enjoy the outdoor bar area, music and take away food and drink at The Boat Inn.

You can come all dressed up, and little ones will be able to take part in the Family Ghost Trail where there are prizes to be won. 

Enter through the front door entrance and follow the one-way system to the outside. Covid guidelines will be in place to ensure customer safety. 


Indoor Activities

As Halloween falls on a Saturday this year, you have a full day of candy, costumes and crafts.


Spookily, Halloween will also fall on a full moon this year!

Here are just some of the ways that you'll be able to celebrate Halloween indoors:

  • Play a Halloween game (e.g. apple bobbing)
  • Make a spooky snack 
  • Create a Halloween music playlist
  • Watch a scary movie
  • Carve a pumpkin and put it in your window
  • Decorate your house
  • Host a virtual party
  • Dress up with family at home


Halloween Family Trail

The spiders of Sherwood have stolen something very precious from Robin Hood, can you complete all the challenges on our trail to crack the code and return it to him?

  • Open 17 October - 1 November 2020, 10am - 3pm daily
  • Price: £2 (includes a souvenir Sherwood Forest Pencil)
  • For more information visit the Sherwood Forest Website


Spooky Sherwood Detective Pack 

Get in the Halloween spirit with our Spooky Sherwood Detective Pack, containing craft materials and family nature activities for the forest.

  • Open 17 October - 1 November, 11am - 3pm on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays during half term 
  • Price: £1 per pack 
  • No booking required, (Please note that all activities can be purchased by card payment only) 
  • For more information visit the Sherwood Forest Website

Last Updated on Thursday, October 22, 2020