Family Friendly Free Tours and Fancy Dress Competition on The Shambles

5.00pm Monday 28th October – Thursday 31st October

The Halloween is upon us and Mad Alice has teamed up with York BID and the Potions Cauldron to conduct free tours leaving 5.00pm Mon 28th-31st October from King’s Square.

Mad Alice will tell all the spooky stories associated with The Shambles as we wander down the cobbles. At the end of the 30 minute tour, Mad Alice will take you to the Pillories (not stocks!), an old Medieval punishment where yours hands and head are trapped in a wooden block and passers by would throw rotten veg at you! Why not have a picture taken in it!

After this, a fancy dress competition will be held. Mad Alice will judge the winner and hand out prizes for the goriest, scariest, most creative costumes!

Tours are open to all ages, free of charge. All children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult. Adults can dress up too!

The tour will last 30 minutes and the event will end approx. 5.45pm.