Some people like a full-on ‘frightful’ night at Halloween; younger ones prefer a gentler time. We’ve found everything from fright-free pumpkin patches to full-size ghost trains at four great Cheltenham attractions this Halloween:
Pumpkins at Primrose Vale
The popular Primrose Vale Halloween farm trail returns with challenges and puzzles around the farm and into the pumpkin patch – suitable for all ages. It’s all about the pumpkins (can you pile them the highest?!) and possibly the mud (bring stout shoes!) rather than ghosts and ghouls! Friday 25th Oct – Sunday 3rd Nov 2013
Creep and Crawl your way to the Brewery
Come and meet a whole host of real-life creepy crawlies at The Brewery on 31st Oct. Learn about all sorts of weird and wonderful animals from an expert and maybe get to handle a 15ft snake, lizards, cockroachs and more. Spooky face painting also available.
Going batty at Prinknash Bird and Deer Park
Bats are all around at Prinknash – from the illuminations and activities to volunteers from the Bat Conservation Trust. Meeting the ‘the not so wicked witch’ is all part of an event that should be perfect for younger trick or treaters. Bat Night Special – Wed 30th & Thurs 31st Oct. 3.30 to 6pm
'Steam 'n' Scream' on a full-size ghost train
Join the 'Spooky Special' at either Cheltenham Racecourse or Toddington Station for an evening of ghost trains through the haunted Greet Tunnel, ghost hunts and even a visit from the Wicked Witch of Winchcombe. Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway is also linking the event to the 50th anniversatry of Dr Who, with a Dalek on the platform to welcome Halloween visitors!
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