Five spooktacular things to do this week

Carved pumpkins ahead of Halloween.
Carved pumpkins ahead of Halloween.

There’s plenty to scare and entertain you this Halloween


Head over to the Cast theatre this week to see Vive le Cabaret makes its Doncaster debut with a hellishly hedonistic Halloween feast of wicked treats and devilish thrills.

This spooky show has plenty to intrigue and entertain you from burlesque babes from beyond the grave to circus freaks who can never be saved. 
Frights and delights abound in a night of unparalleled comedy, cabaret and Great British variety.
WHERE: Cast theatre, Waterdale, Doncaster

WHEN: Saturday from 7.30pm

HOW MUCH: Tickets cost £16

CONTACT: Call 01302 303 959 or visit Cast in Doncaster to book


This weekend Doncaster Racecourse plays host to the terrifying nightmare circus Halloween scream park. 
Prepared to be terrified by evil clowns, fearful freaks, ghostly encounters and insane ringmasters who will all be present. 
Not only that but there will also be multiple scare attraction horror mazes, funfair rides, carnival games and stalls, food and drink to tantalise and terrify you. 
If you’re brave enough you should visit Pogo’s funhouse and take a trip into the world of carnival, of clowns gone mad, of evil ringmasters and devilish fortune tellers.

WHERE: Doncaster Racecourse, The Grandstand, Leger Way, Doncaster DN2 6BB

WHEN: Runs from Sunday to Friday, November 1 from 6-10.30pm.

HOW MUCH: £10 per ticket

CONTACT: Visit Nightmare Circus for more information


The magical world of Harry Potter comes to the Lakeside Village, for a weekend of fun and free Halloween themed activities. 
Think all things magical and and add a gruesome twist with a weekend full of wizardry fun, workshops scary face-painting, and the odd creepy crawly.
Harry Potter, Hagrid, Professor Sprout and Professor McGonagall lookalikes will also be in attendance to greet you on Saturday. 
People attending will also be able to prepare for their journey to Hogwarts with a visit to the wizard wand making workshop and a quick trip to the facepainter to make sure you look the part. 
Anyone mistaking you for a muggle? The Sorting Hat Experience will be on hand to tell you which of the four Hogwarts Houses you belong to before you embark on the wicked wizard treasure hunt, in the hope of winning a chocolatey treat.

WHERE: Lakeside Village, White Rose Way, Doncaster, DN4 5PJ

WHEN: Saturday and Sunday from 11am until 4pm


CONTACT: Call 01302 366 444 or visit Lakeside Village


Families are invited to attend a spooky mask making session at Clifton Park Library.

Children aged five to 12 years can come along to the museum and get creative, making a scary pottery face.

WHERE: Clifton Park Museum, Clifton Ln, Rotherham, South Yorkshire S65 2AA

WHEN: Tuesday from 11am until 12.30pm

HOW MUCH: £6 per child

CONTACT: Call 01709 382121 or visit Rotherham Council for details


Head over to the Sandall Wood visitors centre for a creepy pumpkin carving session. You can carve your pumpkin into whatever weird or wonderful shape you choose at this family friendly event.

WHERE: Sandall Beat Visitors Centre, Sandall Beat Wood

WHEN: Wednesday from 1pm


CONTACT: 01302 300798 email: