We’ve not really done Halloween here before. It’s not been something we’ve been particularly interested in, but as with many things when kids come along, we are making more of an effort with this time of year, and are definitely seeing the fun in it now! We decided to kick things off with a Halloween-themed day at the weekend (yes, I know we’re early, but we wanted Daddy around for the fun and he’ll be working on Friday).
We spent a very happy, if a tad windy, few hours at the National Forest Adventure Farm, enjoying their half term Halloween Spook-tacular week. First off, Boo had to check on her scarecrow Lily (we made her there on our first visit, so Boo likes to see her!), we had some lunch in the restaurant, and then it was off to say ‘hi’ to the animals…
And then it was all about Halloween….
Boo loved carving her first pumpkin! It was then time for a run around the fabulous play areas….
And it was then back to the courtyard for Broomstick Training…
Did you know you have to hold a broomstick the right way up or the magic runs out of it? And that you have to check the bristles for tiddly-winkers as they eat the magic? Oh yes, Boo knows it all now, and she absolutely adored it! I thought it was a really fun magical idea. I loved watching her there, taking it all in, concentrating on what she needed to do to become broomstick-flying accredited!
And on our return, we lit our Jack O’Lantern and ate pumpkin-patterned hot dogs (and do note, Little Man has his spooky, ghostly top on, too!)
Kicking Halloween off in style!
It was yet another lovely time had at the National Forest Adventure Farm, this being our third visit there in as many months (you can read about how we found the farm and activities here, and then our Spudfest adventure here for more information). The staff are very friendly, always seem to be about and ready to help, and I do love the ingenuity of the place in coming up with fun things to do that get you wanting to go back time and again. Spook-tacular’s on all of this week, until Sunday 2nd November, if your little ones fancy joining in. There’s pumpkin carving, scare school, find the mummies in the maze, broomstick training and a haunted house, along with all of the usual attractions.
What do you do for Halloween?
Disclosure: We received entrance to the National Adventure Forest Farm FOC, though all words and opinions remain my own