Halloween events on Club and Camping in the Forest Sites
If you're thinking of going trick-or-treat-tastic over Halloween, then take a look at what our Club and Camping in the Forest Sites are doing!
Halloween is celebrated each year on the 31st October and usually falls in the school half term holidays. So, planning a camping trip at Halloween with the family can be full of fun and adventure.
The term Halloween has come about over the years from ‘All Hallows’ evening, also known as Hallowe’en or All Hallows’ eve. However, the history of Halloween actually goes back to the ancient Celtic festival to celebrate the end of the harvest season and for people to prepare for winter. They believed the boundaries between the living and the dead coincided and that the departed would come back to life and cause chaos by spoiling crops or causing illness.
Nowadays, Halloween is more about fun and games. Traditional activities can be trick or treating, wearing a mask and fancy dress costumes (a way of imitating the evil demons and pacifying them), apple bobbing, carving out jack-o-lanterns from pumpkins, telling ghostly stories and watching horror movies.
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- Alton, the Star Club Site – Perfectly located for a day trip to Alton Towers Theme Park. The theme park will be hosting a ‘Scarefest’ including spine-tingling spooks and terrifying scare mazes from the 19th October – 3rd November.
- Bellingham Club Site – Hall'owl'een fabulous free flying display with falcons and eagles from the Keilder Water Birds of Prey Centre, plus a chance to get up close to the amazing birds. Plus, you are invited to join a Hog Roast lunch provided by the local Bay Horse Inn (Hog Roast baps at £3.50). Then, try out your carving skills and enter the Pumpkin Carving Competition (pumpkins and tea lights provided) - all taking place on the 26th October.
- Cheddar Club Site – Stay at the campsite and plan a visit to celebrate Halloween at Wookey Hole. The spooky caves with their own resident witch will have over 20 spooktacular attractions including a fabulous Halloween Circus show. Plus, go in fancy dress and you may win a prize from 26th October – 3rd November.
- Cobleland Camping in the Forest Site - Bats, Owls & Spooky Tales. Join the Forest Rangers for spooky face painting and wand making with a Halloween special woodland walk in the evening.
- Conker, National Forest Club Site – On-site children’s fancy dress and best decorated ghostly unit on Saturday 2nd November.
- Corfe Castle Club Site – Camp on site and go and spend a day exploring the castle this Halloween if you dare. Look for the ghosts and pumpkins on the family trail and take part in other hair-raising activities available from 26th October – 3rd November
- Crowborough Club Site – Lots of ghoulish goings on in the on-site recreation room on 31st October. You are invited to try the witches potions, come in fancy dress and for the children go on a witch hunt and go trick or treating (notices are given to campers to display if there are not interested).
- Gulliver’s Club Site – Adjacent to the Gullivers Land Theme Park. From 26th October – 31st October the theme park will having a Trick and Treat Week. “Frightfully good fun for everyone … even grown up’s”!
- Kingsbury Water Park Club Site – Enter the best decorated Halloween themed unit competition. Judging will take place at 7pm on 31st October with a chance to win various prizes
- Oswestry Club Site – Combine a stay at the campsite with an outing to Whittington Castle’s evening Halloween event on the 31st October.
- Ravenglass Club Site – Take part in the on-site trick-or-treat and the Halloween themed BBQ on the Friday 1st November. BBQ items will be supplied by a local butcher and priced reasonable. You are welcome to bring your own drinks. Muncaster Castle are also holding a Halloween Week - with a Ghostly Grotto and ghost tours of this haunted castle.
- Teversal Club Site – Join in the fun and scary activities on site during half term including pumpkin lantern competition, spooky night hike, fancy dress competition (prizes available for the best dressed witch, ghost and scariest) plus games.