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Posted on 26th Oct, 2015 by Jackie Jolliffe
This year Halloween falls on a Saturday, giving us all a rare opportunity to make a day of our Halloween celebrations. You might be attending a party or going out at night, but there are also plenty of fantastic local events to spook you during the day! Read on to find out our top picks…
If your kids are daring enough to go on a ghoulish adventure, they certainly won’t be disappointed at East Lancashire Railway’s special event. You’ll be able experience spectacular spooks and join manic monsters on the train ride of your life, while joining the terrors in your own fancy dress. There will also be fun Halloween-themed workshops for the kids, and daring delights to be enjoyed at the food and drink station, making it the ideal choice for an all-day event.
For more information and to book visit www.eastlancsrailway.org.uk
Ideal for the little ones, Thornton Farm’s themed event allows even the youngest of souls to get caught up in Halloween. With spook-tacular activities taking place all day long, and many attractions to enjoy throughout half term, you’ll have no shortage of things to do. Explore the haunted maze, go on a spooky safari, join the ghouls freaky face painting, and get up close and personal with the animals and Dracula – if you dare!
For more information visit www.thorntonhallcountrypark.co.uk
Ideal for keen hikers and the older audience, the Pendle Witches Trail is a great setting in which to get spooked and burn off a few calories! In the shadow of Pendle Hill lie pretty villages, which tell a story of intrigue and witchcraft nearly 400 years old. There are a variety of routes you can choose from, and if you’re too nervous to do the trail on foot, opt to follow the car trail instead. Whatever you choose, why not finish up at one of the many pubs that line the trail for a well-earned pint?
For more information, and to download trail routes, click here.
If haunted history is your thing, you’ll love the beautiful and enchanting setting of Rufford Old Hall, in Lancashire. While it’s a treat to visit the National Trust building at any time of the year, there’s lots in store come Halloween.
Throughout half term, kids can get involved in spooky fun – from carving a pumpkin, to taking an adventure on the Halloween themed trails in the House and Gardens.
There are also some special guests arriving on Halloween itself – slithery snakes from the North West Reptile Club. Get up close and personal if you dare!
Call Rufford Old Hall on 01704 821 253 to find out more.
As always, you can enjoy a chauffeur driver ride in one of our limos, or enchanting vintage cars, to add a special touch to your Halloween celebrations. To find out about availability give us a call today on 0800 289 5811.