Halloween Half Term Fun 10 spooktacular days out in Sussex by dfsiopmhy6


									Halloween Half Term Fun
10 spooktacular days out in Sussex

From fancy dress pumpkin workshops and witchy games to creepy trails and spooky tractor rides, there
is a Halloween event to keep every little horror amused in Sussex this half term. Taking place at some
of the county’s most popular attractions, including castles, houses and gardens, the free events and
pound-stretching days out are suitable for children of all ages – and even their brave parents. Find out
more about East and West Sussex at www.visitsussex.org or follow up on one of these ideas:

East Sussex

Enter Rudyard Kipling’s exotic world on a special Halloween Trail from 23-31 October at Bateman’s
(01435 882302 www.nationaltrust.org.uk/batemans) – the author’s home from 1902 to 1936. Follow the
creepy trail to find the spooky characters hiding in the garden and win a prize. The trail costs £2 plus
normal admission (£18.60 for a family).

Or head to Bodiam Castle (01580 830196 www.nationaltrust.org.uk/bodiamcastle) for its Halloween
Happening and Spooky Challenge. Discover the castle ghost on a spine chilling tour, track down
spooky characters and claim a ghoulish prize. Taking place between 11am-3pm from 23-31 October,
entry costs £15 for a family, plus £2 for the Spooky Challenge.

For all manner of ghastly and gruesome activities, head to Newhaven Fort (01273 517622
www.newhavenfort.org.uk) for some Halloween Fun. There are riddles to solve and prizes to be won in
the spooky quiz trail, running daily from 25-31 October, as well as a Slithery and Slimy show on 29
October, with the chance to meet snakes, scorpions, tarantulas and toads. Watch out for spooky
characters roaming the Fort tunnels and get creative by making a scary treat in a Halloween workshop.
Entry costs £18.50 for a family.

Expect some spooky surprises at Drusillas Park (01323 874100 www.drusillas.co.uk) during Shriek
Week, 23-31 October. Venture through creepy cobwebbed corridors of the Haunted Cottage, jump
aboard Thomas the Tank Engine to complete the Pumpkin Challenge and even meet some amazing
mini monsters at ‘Creepy Crawlies’ on 24 October. Entry costs £55.20 for a family of four.

Spooky Halloween Fun is on offer throughout half term week – and up to 9pm on Halloween night – at
Spring Barn Farm Park (01273 488450 www.springbarnfarmpark.co.uk). Daily activities include
pumpkin carving, face-painting, a creepy quiz, spooky tractor rides through the maize field, plus a
frightful fancy dress competition and parade on 31 October. Entry costs £24 for a family of four.

West Sussex

Visit Chichester Cathedral (01243 812497 www.chichestercathedral.org.uk) on the morning of 27
October and make a clay gargoyle to take home at Ugly Mugs! The free event also gives families the
opportunity to explore the Norman Cathedral and meet some of the characters that would have been
around 900 years ago.

Kids will love Halloween Week Borde Hill Garden (01444 450326 www.bordehill.co.uk), complete with
a spooktacular trail through the garden, haunted house, bubbling cauldron and scary face painting.
Open daily throughout the half term week (23-31 October), entry costs £21.50 for a family of four.

For some Pumpkin Fun families should head to Petworth House & Park (01798 343929
www.nationaltrust.org.uk/petworth), where they can design a scary pumpkin at a fancy dress Halloween
workshop. Taking place 11.30am-1.30pm and 2.30-4.30pm on 25 and 26 October, the event includes
games, an outdoor scavenger hunt, and the chance to make bat masks and clay spiders. Admission to
the house and gardens costs £24.70, while the two-hour workshops cost £8pp. Booking essential.

Brave kids can step aboard the Ghoulish Ghost Tunnel ride to meet ghosts and monsters at Fishers
Adventure Farm Park (01403 700063 www.fishersfarmpark.co.uk) during Shriek Week. Taking place
from 22-31 October, little devils can strut their stuff at the Spooktacular Disco or take the new ‘scaredy
cat’ path in the spine-chilling Haunted Woods. Entry costs £53.20 for a family of four.

Meanwhile, at Holmbush Farm World (01293 851110 www.holmbushfarm.co.uk), families will find
spooky fun throughout the half term week, 23-31 October. From pumpkins and potions, witchy games
and crafts, spooky tractor rides through the forest, and even visiting snakes and reptiles – there is
something for kids of all ages. Entry costs £23 for a family of four.


Issued on behalf of:                                                               By:
Sussex Tourism Partnership                                                         Christine Ball PR
24 September 2010                                                                  Tel: 01798 874177


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