Halloween in and around West Berkshire 2020

Halloween 2020

It’s tricky to know exactly what will happen this Halloween. After all, Covid-19 guidelines are constantly changing, as is the national transmission rate.

Social distancing is threatening the usual Halloween traditions. So we are just looking at the larger organised events in and around West Berkshire for 2020.

Tracks and treats for Hallowsteam Event

Tricks and Treats for Hallowsteam event.

Young visitors are invited to come dressed as witches, wizards, ghosts, ghouls, zombies or skeletons for our spellbinding Hallowsteam event on Wednesday 28 and Saturday 31 October plus Sunday 1 November.

On site, they will be able to climb aboard a working steam train for a trip to a spooky Victorian station specially decorated with cobwebs, spiders, bats and more. Here, they can see a rare Great Western Railway coffin trolley and step into a haunted carriage. As well as the tracks, there are treats for every child, and, although the Centre doesn’t have any ghost trains, there is the chance to see a diesel engine named “Phantom”!

In addition to the Hallowsteam trail and ghoulish goings on, which include a small extra gift for every youngster in fancy dress and engines sporting pumpkin “Jack-o-lanterns”, the Centre’s other attractions will be open on the three days.

 
Numbers are limited with staggered arrival times to ensure there’s plenty of space for everyone to relax and enjoy themselves.
Wellington Country Park

Wellington Country Park

Wellington Country Park- We are awaiting further guidance before being able to confirm details for our Hallo’welly’ween season finale. We hope to confirm details by the end of September, at the latest.

Beale Park

Beale Park -In October half term (Saturday 24th October to Sunday 1st November) there is free entry for a child fully dressed up for Halloween (if accompanied by a full paying adult). There will be a Halloween trail, make and take activities and the Park will be dressed for the spooky season. Keep an eye on our social media sites for updates on the Halloween fun we have planned!

Beale Park
West Berkshire Museum's Batty Bats Craft Pack

West Berkshire Museum

Drop-in to West Berkshire Museum to purchase your Batty Bats craft pack. The craft pack costs £2 and includes printed instructions on how to make a 3D bat hanging decoration, as well as most of the materials you will need to make it (except for a pair of scissors, a paintbrush, a glue stick, sticky tape and a stapler).

In the pack, there is a tiny pot of glow-in-the-dark paint to decorate your bat. As well as this, you will also receive two 2D bats to stick on a window, door or wall at home, and a Halloween stamp (assorted designs). Packs are limited so when they are gone then they’re gone!

Craft packs will be available from Wednesday 28th – Saturday 31st October, 10am-4pm (while stocks last).

National Animal Welfare Trust Berkshire

 
This year National Animal Welfare Trust Berkshire are hosting The Great Virtual Bake Off – Halloween Edition! From the 8th of October you will be able to send in pictures of your chosen bake to be judged and in for the chance of winning a fantastic selection of prizes!
Our categories are:
Best Round Cake
Best Six Small Bakes
Best Junior Bake (15 and under)
All bakes must be HALLOWEEN THEMED! We encourage participants to get creative and have some fun!
We have been donated some FANTASTIC prizes for this event, these will be announced very soon!
We’re proud to announce our judges for this competition are Anita Tapp of Cakey Mccakeface, Penny Locke of Penny Post and Ruth Jordan of Priscilla’s Kitchen!
All judging for this competition is VIRTUAL! All judging will be made through pictures only, each entrant will be asked to take 3 pictures of their bake, two of the outside and one of the inside. Our winner will be based on the highest number of votes from our judges.
Judging will be based on the following criteria:
Originality Creativity Presentation Skill
Entry to this competition is £3 for our junior category and £5 for our other categories.
Payment must be made when calling NAWT to register.
This competition will close on the 29th of October at 10am! All entries must be made by then or they will not be counted.
If you think you have what it takes to be our star baker then call 01488 638584 to register!
National Animal Welfare Trust Berkshire
West Berkshire Heritage U-Tube channel

West Berkshire Heritage U-Tube Channel

Monsters Rock! Using basic craft materials, make a finger puppet monster or Halloween decoration, at home.

This will be a ‘virtual event’, which will be available on the day via a free downloadable pdf on www.westberkshireheritage.org/life-long-learning and a ‘how to’ video on the West Berkshire Heritage YouTube channel (link will be available on 28th October at 9am): https://youtu.be/p8hvESjWP8k

Ghost Hanging Decoration

Get ready for Halloween with this free museum craft to make a spookily good ghost hanging decoration. This craft requires only simple materials and full instructions (pdf) will be available to download from the West Berkshire Heritage website.

Batty Bats craft packs will also be available to purchase from the Museum from Wednesday 28 – Saturday 31st October. The craft pack costs £2 and includes printed instructions on how to make a 3D bat hanging decoration, as well as most of the materials you will need to make it (except for a pair of scissors, a paintbrush, a glue stick, sticky tape and a stapler). In the pack, there is a tiny pot of glow-in-the-dark paint to decorate your bat. As well as this, you will also receive two 2D bats to stick on a window, door or wall at home, and a Halloween stamp (assorted designs). Packs are limited so when they are gone then they’re gone!

The ghost hanging decoration instructions (pdf) will be available to download from the West Berkshire Heritage website on Friday 30 October:www.westberkshireheritage.org/life-long-learning

Or watch our ‘how to’ video (link will be available on 30th October at 9am).

https://youtu.be/lvw5X-DRT6s

Ghost Hanging Decoration

Halloween On The Farm –

Ticket includes 20min tractor deer safari into the park + daily autumn farmer activities  PLUS all-inclusive Halloween programme including; pumpkin carving (free pumpkin for every child), and face painting!!!

Adults – £10.95 / Seniors – £10.25 / Children (two and over) – £12.9 /Children under 2 years – FREE / Halloween Family Ticket (2 Adults and 2 Children three and over) – £44.50 / Disabled – £9 / Carer accompanying disabled visitor – £9

Please note all activities, including the tractor rides, are weather dependant, and will change during the seasons.

For group bookings please call our farm team on 0118 9714002

Bucklebury Farm
Brick or Treat

Brick or Treat Legoland, Windsor

Calling all little monsters and their monster families! This October Half Term, Lord Vampyre invites you to Brick or Treat at the LEGOLAND® Windsor Resort for the most spook-tacular time of the year, Halloween!

LEGOLAND Windsor Resort will be transformed into a pumpkin-filled wonderland for what is sure to be the most frightfully fun event of the year perfect for the young, and the young at heart!

  • 15th October – 1st November & 6th – 8th November 2020
  • 10am – Closing Times Vary
  • Tickets from £39

PYO Pumpkins 

Weekends from 26th Sept then daily 17th-31st Oct

Pick Your Own Pumpkins will be open;

26th & 27th September
3rd & 4th October
10th & 11th October
Daily from 17th-31st October

You may have picked Pumpkins with us in previous years; however, this will be a season like none we have ever seen before so we ask that you read our terms and conditions carefully before booking.
Remember entry will be with pre-booked tickets only, and everyone requires a ticket – please don’t just turn up or you will be disappointed!!

Millets Farm
Halloween Wreath Arrangement

Halloween Wreath Arrangement

Course Date:

Saturday 24th October 2020

Join us for our Halloween inspired wreath arrangement afternoon! Using seasonal flowers and plant matetials to create an arrangement, perfect for decoration during the spooky time of year.

Course Details:

    • October 24th
    • 1pm – 4pm
    • All materials provided
    • Course Price:

£65.00

Berkshire Flower School, 152 London Road,  Wokingham. RG40 1SU

0118 979 9147

hello@berkshireflowerschool.co.uk

Ashmoleum Musem, Oxford
The Cafe is now open

Where’s Wally? Spooky Museum Search!

To help keep everyone safe, all visitors need to book free timed tickets in advance.

We are taking part in the Kids in MuseumsWhere’s Wally? Spooky Museum Search!

Find Wally hidden around the Museum, spell out a spooky phrase and receive a special ‘I found Wally!’ bookmark. Speak to our Gallery Team to find out more and to take part.

Remember to book your general entry tickets in advance.

Free! Available at the Museum 9 Oct–1 Nov 2020

Oxford Prison

Dates: Every Weds, Fri, Sat & Sun from 16th Oct – 1st Nov 2020

Time: Tours at 7pm, 7.30pm and 8pm/Duration: 1 HourAge: 12+Price: £18 Per Person

Join one of our paranormal investigators and hunt for ghosts around the castle for this years’ Ghost Fest. Hear the spooky stories of our 1,000 year past and let our gruesome history come to life… It won’t be too long before your imagination becomes a reality!

Are you brave enough to visit one of the most haunted places in the UK? Explore the vaulted well chamber, search for paranormal entities in the punishment cells and go underground into the dark, damp Crypt. Head to the top of St. Georges Tower to view the dreaming spires as the city lights twinkle.

Socially Distanced Scaring

We have limited the capacity of each spooky tour to 4 pods. There is a maximum of 4 people per pod. Your pod will be delegated a ‘Twilight’ zone at each stopping point, which no else will enter (living or dead).

Make sure to bring along a face covering and a torch (remember, there’s one built inside your phone!) to fully enjoy the Ghost Fest experience.

Oxford Prison & Castle
Halloween @ Blenheim Palace

Halloween at Blenheim Palace

 

26 October – 3 November

We’ve got tricks and treats galore lurking around the Palace grounds this October half term, so come and enjoy the spooky fun.

The Waterperry Halloween Bat Hunt!

Join The Waterperry Halloween Bat Hunt throughout the October half term from 24th October to 1st November. Find the bats hidden around the gardens and collect a prize at the end! £2.50 per child (children must be accompanied by an adult for whom the garden entrance fee applies).

Roves Farm

Pumpkins at Roves Farm

Pick and carve your own pumpkin, meet the animals, enjoy the nature trail, play and more at Roves Farm near Swindon from 23rd October to 1st November.

Roves Farm Sevenhampton, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN6 7QG

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