Saturday 26th October
12pm – 4pm
Sunday 27th October
10am – 2pm
This Trail is fun for all the family, with games and activities aimed at children under 11 years old!
This is a FREE* event, along a beautiful woodland trail, decorated with over 200 pumpkins, including games, activities and competitions for everyone to get involved in.
* Suggested donation £1.
6.30pm – 9.30pm
The Frightmare Trail takes you deep into the woods to the stuff of nightmares. Using live (and un-dead) actors, special sound and lighting effects (including pyrotechnics), you will walk along and encounter all manner of ghoulish beings.
The Trail is recommended for souls over 13 – parental discretion is advised.
(Under 13’s must be accompanied by an adult)
Suggested donation £5.
Spooky Shop Trail
Half Term Week
26th Oct – 3rd Nov
Our BRAND NEW Trail is a scavenger hunt around our amazing local businesses in Ilkley! Find the letters that spell the Spooky Phrase!
Trail Sheets will be available* at the Pumpkin Trail and at
Just Books on Brook Street throughout the week! Return your sheet to Just Books to be entered into our prize draw with prizes kindly donated by fantastic local businesses!
* Suggested donation £1
raising funds for local charities & good causes!
The ILKLEY SCARE TRAILS are back again, bringing you a whole weekend of spooky, scary Halloween fun...and nightmares..! Set in the gorgeous Middleton Woods, up on Curly Hill, we are now running the Trails on Saturday 26th AND Sunday 27th October.
We ran our first Scare Trail back in 2015 as a one-off fundraiser for two local groups. It proved so popular we decided to put the event on again the following year, and we've gone from strength to strength having now raised over £18,000 for local charities & causes!
Now back for the fifth year, we have extended our FREE* Pumpkin Trail over two days, to not only give you another opportunity for a family fun day out, but to also maximise what we can give back to our amazing community here in Ilkley! Check out the What's On page to find out more about our Trails. *Suggested donation £1.
If you have any photos taken at either the Pumpkin Trail or the Frightmare Trail, please tag them on Intragram, Twitter or Facebook as #ilkleyscaretrail. We would love to see all your photos.
The Ilkley Scare Trails are delighted to announce that one of the main beneficiaries at this year’s Trail will be the LS29 Special Needs Group! LS29 are a positive, adventurous group of local families who support children with special needs and siblings. We are a parent-led charity offering support, events for all the family and Read more about LS29[…]
Preparation for the 2019 Ilkley Scare Trail is well underway but we need more people to help us keep this amazingly popular event running for another year. Please contact us if you would like to volunteer for any of the following: Undead actors (zombies, witches, monsters, etc) Guides and safety team Set-up and breakdown Stall Read more about Volunteers Please[…]
Thanks to Equal Experts who have sponsored the Ilkley Scare Trails since 2017.