Pictured from left are: Harrogate Host Jos Caswell, Harrogate Mumbler MD Sally Haslewood, and Harrogate Host Sara Hartley.

Harrogate Business Improvement District (BID) has teamed up with Harrogate Mumbler to create a half-term, family-friendly, town centre Halloween trail.

Safe, fun and completely free, The Halloween Trail will go live on Thursday, October 22 and run each day through to the spooky day itself – Saturday, October 31.

There are ten different Halloween trail images in the windows of ten participating Harrogate town centre retailers.  And once all ten have been found, families can pop into any of these shops and pick up a Halloween treat!

Families are encouraged to download and print their own answer sheets from the Harrogate Mumbler website here, however there will be a limited number of answer sheets available at all participating retailers.

Harrogate Mumbler has created three sets of clues – easy, medium or hard – and all available online on the Harrogate Mumbler website.

Harrogate Mumbler founder Sally Haslewood said, “We are absolutely thrilled to be partnering up with Harrogate BID for this free Halloween Trail. As a mum of two, I know how difficult it can be to shop with young children, yet there has never been a bigger need to support our town centre retailers.

My hope is that this Halloween trail makes a trip to town much more fun for young families, provides a completely free activity for families during half term and brings some much-needed footfall to our town centre.”

Harrogate BID Acting Chair Sara Ferguson said: “More than ever the town centre needs the support of locals and visitors alike, and this Halloween trail is a fantastic way to bring children and their parents into it this half term.

“The trail will allow them to fully explore Harrogate town centre, taking them down streets and into shops they may not have visited before. And once they see just what the town has to offer, I’m sure they will return time and time again.”

The Halloween Trail is COVID Secure:

  • We would ask people to only do the trail in groups of 6, or within your household or support bubble.
  • The trail can be done with no close contact – you do not have to enter any premises to participate.
  • You can download and print the answer sheets at home, bring your own pen or pencil.
  • All window displays will be visible from the street.
  • You do not have to collect the prize at the end, just complete the trail for fun or bring your own prize for your own children for a fun alternative to Trick or Treating.

We hope this will encourage families to visit Harrogate Town centre and create an interesting, accessible and FREE Halloween trail for all to enjoy.

We would ask families to tag Harrogate BID and Harrogate Mumbler in any social media posts and use the hashtag #harrogatehalloweentrail.

Harrogate Mumbler has created three sets of clues – easy, medium or hard – and all available online on the Harrogate Mumbler website.