Now that the summer holidays are over it’s time to look forward to the next school break. October half term is when we celebrate all things spooky – It’s time for Halloween!
There are lots of exciting, spooky activities taking place in and around the Sherwood Forest area during half term week and there is sure to be something to suit every child.
From 24th October until 1st November you can take the children on a spooky Halloween Trail through the shadowy glades of Sherwood Forest, finding out more about its secrets as you go. Trail leaflets are £1. On Saturday 31st October you can join a Ranger on a ghoulish walk into the deep, dark forest – who knows what you might meet but beware – only the bravest will survive! You will need to book tickets if you dare for this event, call +44 (0)1623 823202.
Over in Rufford Country Park the children can buy a trail leaflet and use the clues to search for spooky creatures hidden in the park. Solve the clues to finish the trail and a sweet treat awaits. Why not really get into the spirit of Halloween and dress up! Trail leaflets are £1 each. On Saturday 31st October come and listen to Tom the Tale Teller as he tells spooky stories in the haunted room in Rufford Country Park (not suitable for under 5yrs).
Also this week in National Trust property Clumber Park, you can follow the Pumpkin Trail around the Walled Kitchen Garden and find the pumpkins, squashes and gourds hidden there. Or in The Workhouse in Southwell you can have a go at creating your own scary creature during the Rats, Bats & Cats Craft Day on 28th October. You can then take your ghoulish creation with you for a fright filled trick or treat Halloween night.
For the more adventurous child why not visit Robin Hood’s Wheelgate Park near Rainworth? The park will be packed full of fangtastic Halloween surprises for the whole family! Laugh along at the spine-chilling Halloween happenings in the not so scary scare-boo barn. Or encounter Creepy Critters in the bugtastic workshops! Which creature will you be brave enough to hold? If you have ever wondered what it would be like to fly on a broomstick Grizelda the witch will be on hand to give you a lesson. Have a go at making your own magic wand or learn how to scare mum and dad in the ‘How to Boo’ scare school.
Will the Haunted Barn at White Post Farm, Farnsfield, prove too scary for you? Dare you touch the creepy-crawlies? Has that spider moved from his web? There is only one way to find out. Join the team for a family friendly week of activities or on a special eerie evening of Halloween fun on 30th & 31st October. Tickets are now on sale via the website www.whitepostfarm.co.uk