Screen Shot 2015-09-14 at 13.03.32ONE of the North East’s most haunted venues is inviting small spooks – and grown-up ghosts – to two special events next month.

Six-hundred-year-old Lumley Castle, at Chester-le-Street, is holding a children’s Hallowe’en party onThursday 29 October, with an emphasis on fun rather than fright.

On arrival at the castle, the youngsters will be led to Lumley’s dungeon before being served a three course banquet feast in the majestic Baron’s Hall, while accompanying adults are served a glass of wine.

They will then be entertained by some of the castle’s friendlier ghosts and a prize will be given to the child with the best fancy dress costume, with all children receiving a small memento of the event before they leave.

The following night, Friday 30 October, it will be the turn of adults, who are invited to a five course banquet, with live entertainment and a late night disco in the four star hotel’s dungeon.

“Lumley Castle is a perfect Hallowe’en venue,” said Director of Sales and Marketing, Nola Collinson, “and we hope as many diners as possible will enter into the ‘spirit’ and come suitably – and spookily – dressed for the occasion.”

The children’s party is suitable for those aged between five and 12, and doors will open at 6.30pm, with the banquet served at 7pm.

Tickets, which must be pre-booked, cost £16 per child and £29 for each accompanying adult.

The adult Hallowe’en Party on 30 October, begins in the Dungeon bar at 7pm, with the banquet at8pm, followed by a disco until 1am.

The party is for those aged over 16 and tickets cost £41.50 per person.

To book, or for further information, call 0191 389 1111, visit or email