It's that time of year again; the nights are drawing in and the scarves and gloves are coming out.
But although October does mean the end of the summer (if we had much of one, of course!), it also means that the magical times of Halloween and Bonfire Night are fast approaching. They may not be everyone's cup of tea, but the look in your children's eyes as they hunt for ghosts and ghouls, or watch the firework display is priceless.
So what are you going to do this Halloween and Bonfire Night 2012? thebestof Bishop's Stortford has a few suggestions...
Audley End Miniature Railway is always the perfect place to celebrate All Hallow's Eve, with its annual Halloween Specials. Are you brave enough to ride the ghost train into the Haunted Woods in Wendens Ambo?
Trains run every 30 minutes from 3:30pm until 7pm, from 27th to 31st October 2012.
Adults and children's tickets are priced £6; under 2's go free. Please note that the Halloween Specials are advanced bookings only.
Fancy having a Batty Halloween? At Hatfield Forest on October 31st from 3pm until 5:30pm, that exactly what you can have! There will be a whole host of fun children's activities, such as visiting the Witch's Den, taking part in some scary games, following the candlelit trail, making loot bags and taking part in costume activities. Just make sure you don't forget your Halloween costume!
The event is ideal for families with children under 11 and under. Booking is essential and tickets cost £6.50 per child.
Bonfire Night 2012
On Saturday 3rd November 2012. Bishop's Stortford Rugby Club is hosting the Bishop's Stortford Grand Fireworks Display, with the fireworks being arranged by Essex Pyrotechnics and an evening full of family friendly events and activities, including a children's fairground, BBQ, outside bars, sweet stalls, live music and glow toys.
Gates open from 5pm, with the display starting at 7:30pm. All stalls etc are open until 9:30pm.
Advance tickets are available, and family tickets are priced at £12 for two adults and two children under 18. Please note that prices will be more on the night itself!
Alternatively, on the same night at Bishop's Stortford Golf Club, the whole family is invited to a Firework Night. The Bonfire will be lit from 6pm, with fireworks start from 6:30pm and live music courtesy of The Muggabees. There will be a sparkler area and a BBQ.
Tickets are available from Bishop's Stortford Golf Club's Casual Bar and are priced at £20 per family ticket, or £8 per adult and £4 per child. Under 3's are free.
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