If you are planning a trip to the north-east this half-term and want to get involved in some fun family-friendly Halloween activities while staying in a bed and breakfast in Northumberland, read on for some of the best events being held.
– Hallowe’en at Ford & Etal Estates
Taking place between October 26th and 29th is Hallowe’en at Ford & Etal Estates. Here, you can enjoy a variety of spooky activities, such as hunting for bats on Heatherslaw Railway, getting involved in a pumpkin carving competition, and making spiders and bats in craft events.
Children also receive free treats for dressing up, while the Estates’ tearooms, shops and attractions will be decorated with Halloween paraphernalia to get you into the spirit of things.
– Pumpkin Week at Belsay Hall and Gardens
Halloween is all about pumpkins for children, so bring them along to Belsay Hall and Gardens from October 22nd to 30th for a range of squash-themed events.
You can follow its pumpkin trail, keeping a look out for beautifully carved pumpkins, or you can take part in carving workshops yourself to have a go at making your own spooky creations.
– Halloween events at Woodhorn Museum
Pop along to Woodhorn Museum this October, and you can get involved in a series of Halloween activities, depending on the ages of your party.
On October 29th and 30th, there will be a birds of prey event with several flying displays taking place throughout the afternoon. Older children and adults will enjoy the Terrible Tales that weekend as well. This will see a professional storyteller recount scary stories from Northumberland’s history.
And younger visitors will love the pumpkin trail between October 22nd and 30th. Once you have found all the hidden pumpkins, you will even receive a small treat!