IF YOU’RE in search of shivers down your spine this Halloween, Bolling Hall is the place to go.

One of Bradford’s oldest buildings, the hall - which dates back to the 14th century - has a history of hauntings dating back hundreds of years, with connections to the infamous Leeds Witch, the Knights Templars and Oliver Cromwell.

This Halloween half-term, the ghouls and ghosts of the hall, in Bowling Hall Road, will be coming out to play, so visit if you dare.

Adults and children will love the Halloween decoration displays and on Halloween itself there is also an after-hours event - a frightful evening of ghouls, ghosts and goblins. Explore Bolling Hall and see what ghostly goings on happen after dark. It is possible that the lady in white, or a ghostly figure in black will appear. But, with ghosts being unpredictable creatures, they may not…

This is a time slot, ticketed event. Tickets are £2.50 each and are available from Bolling Hall Museum and Bradford Industrial Museum. The first slot, from 5pm to 5.45pm is a children’s activity Halloween, with the lights on. Later, half-hour, slots run between 6pm and 10pm.

Waddington’s Family Funfairs will be on site along with spooky family rides and food.

On Thursday October 31 there is a family drop-in at Cartwright Hall, Lister Park, when children can join artist Musarat Raza as she makes Halloween hats and masks. This is a free event, but donations are welcome.

Or you can celebrate Halloween at a number of free events in Bradford’s markets today October between 11 and 3pm. Join Jumping Clay Halifax in a Halloween themed clay workshop in the Oastler Market Event Space between 1 and 3.30pm. There will also be a screening of Roald Dahl’s The Witches in the Market Pop Up Cinema as well as face painting and crafts. There is also free face painting at Kirkgate Market on October 31.

Over at Keighley Market today, Gemma Hobbs is hosting a spider making workshop at units 68,69 and 70 between 12-3pm. Free face painting takes place between 11-3pm. There is also a spooky trail.

East Riddlesden Hall near Keighley is running a series of witchy events on October 28 and 31st. Sessions include Halloween mask making, with plenty of materials to choose from, traditional gingerbread making - and no doubt eating afterwards - and a Halloween garden trail with a chocolate prize at the end.

There’s a spooky ‘spot it’ trail in the National Trust-run 17th century manor house house in Bradford Road, Riddlesden, and a recording of a scary story in the barn.

Other attractions in Yorkshire hosting Halloween events include Mother Shipton’s Cave in Knaresborough. With plenty of scares and thrills, this runs between Saturday October 26 to Sunday November 3.

The witching hour descends upon Stockeld Park near Wetherby during half-term, with witches waiting to be discovered in an enchanted forest. There is pumpkin picking, pumpkin carving and even a monster mash show - a mini pantomime - at the attraction.

There’s plenty of family fun to be had. Set in the park’s woodland laser arena using the latest laser technology Laser Rangers has a zombie themed mission, complete with spooky sound effects. And for slightly older children and adults, Stockeld Dark events includes The Shooting Dead – zombie Laser for the brave…with real live zombies.

The ghostly goings on at Bradford Industrial Museum include a Halloween trail around the museum. . . if you dare.

At Keighley’s Cliffe Castle an outer-space-themed. party is taking place Fancy dress with an ‘out of this world’ theme is optional but encouraged.

*Bolling Hall’s Halloween event runs from Wednesday October 30 to Sunday November 3. The usual opening times: Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 11am -4pm, Saturday 10am-5pm, and Sunday 12noon-5pm.

Entry is free entry. Donations welcomed as it allow the museum to continue putting on events and activities. Visit bradfordmuseums.org/whats-on; Tel: 01274 431826

For the Halloween evening event: Tickets are £2.50 each and can be purchased from Bolling Hall Museum and Bradford Industrial Museum. Payment can also be made by telephone and tickets posted out for an extra charge of 50p by calling 01274 435858.

*bradfordmuseums.org; bradfordmarkets.com/events

*East Riddlesden Hall: nationaltrust.org.uk/east-riddlesden-hall/whats-on; 01535 607075

General admission prices apply, and for youngster it’s worth dressing up - there’s free entry to all under 18s in fancy dress. These are popular events and it is worth checking for ticket availability beforehand.

*mothershipton.co.uk; tel: 01423 864600 or email: info@mothershipton.co.uk

*Events at Stockeld Park take place between October 26 and November 3. For more details visit stockeldpark.co.uk; 01937 586333