GUIDE TO HALF- TERM FUN

Stuck for ideas on how to en­ter­tain the chil­dren dur­ing the Hal­loween half-term? Don’t be spooked, check out th­ese sug­ges­tions in­stead

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WHETHER it’s ghost hunt­ing, carv­ing, sports ac­tiv­i­ties or cook­ery classes, we have all the ngre­di­ents to keep chil­dren en­ter­tained dur­ing half-term.

AMER­SHAM Wed­nes­day, Oc­to­ber 29 A spooky Hal­loween trail at Amer­sham Mu­seum, High Street, 2pm to 4.30pm.

You can hunt the mu­seum to find ghosts and win a choco­late prize.

You can also pre­pare for Hal­loween and make a mask and trick or treat bag. Call 01494 723 700.

Mon­day, Oc­to­ber 27 to Fri­day Oc­to­ber 31 The Field Cen­tre, Mop End, is run­ning half-term out­door ac­tiv­i­ties for chil­dren.

There will be a sur­vival chal­lenge, a chance to track down crea­tures in the wild and a Hal­loween chal­lenge from 9am un­til 3pm all week.

Call 01743 852 100 for more in­for­ma­tion.

Mon­day, Oc­to­ber 27 to Wed­nes­day, Oc­to­ber 29 There will be a Per­form drama work­shop at Amer­sham Com­mu­nity Cen­tre, Chiltern Av­enue for four to eight-year-olds.

The course costs £98 – go to www.per­form.org. uk or call 0845 400 4000 for more de­tails.

ASHRIDGE Mon­day, Oc­to­ber 27 to Fri­day, Oc­to­ber 31

Make a spooky witch’s hat, bat mask or bat kite at Ashridge Es­tate Vis­i­tor Cen­tre, then follow the creepy Hal­loween Trail through the wood­land. Dress up if you want to.

Ac­tiv­i­ties are free ad run from 10am to 4pm.

Call 01442 851 227 or email ashridge@ na­tion­al­trust.org.uk.

BEA­CONS­FIELD Take a walk around the world’s old­est model vil­lage, take a trail, or en­joy the play­ground at Bekon­scot Model Vil­lage, in War­wick Road, from 10am to 5pm.

Adults cost £9.50, un­der-15s £5.50, un­der­t­wos are free, fam­ily ticket £27, con­ces­sions £7.

Visit www.bekon­scot.co.uk.

Satur­day, Oc­to­ber 25 to Oc­to­ber 31 Carve a pump­kin, follow the Wicked Wizard’s Trail to earn a treat and brave the Boo Barn at Odds Farm Park.

There will also be the Crazy En­ter­tain­ers around the farm.

Mon­day, Oc­to­ber 27 A day in hon­our of the cud­dly toys, YooHoo.

Meet the mas­cot and come along for a free give­away and colour­ing contest where the win­ner will get a gi­ant YooHoo toy.

In­cluded in en­try fee.

Mon­day, Oc­to­ber 27 to Wed­nes­day, Oc­to­ber 29 Per­form Drama Work­shops will host The Ice Queen three-day hol­i­day cour­ses for four to eight-year-olds based on Dis­ney’s Frozen.

It costs £98 (25 per cent dis­count for sib­lings and re­duc­tions for groups).

See www.per­form.org. uk or call 0845 400 4000.

Tues­day, Oc­to­ber 28 Ex­plore Learn­ing Work­shops for over-sevens at Bea­cons­field Li­brary, Reynolds Road

Book in ad­vance on 0845 230 3232.

Fri­day, Oc­to­ber 31 The Light Party, a cel­e­bra­tion of light, is in its 10th year at St Michael and All An­gels Church, Gren­fell Road.

The al­ter­na­tive Hal­loween party is for four to 11-year-olds.

Games in­clude ap­ple bob­bing, dan­gling dough­nuts, story time, crafts, and there are juice and bis­cuits, and good­ies to take home.

Party time is 5pm to 6.30pm and costs £4 per child, max­i­mum £10 per fam­ily.

Places are limited – book in ad­vance on 01494 689 986.

Tues­day, Oc­to­ber 28 Eight to 14-year-olds can make Bon­fire Night­themed food such as mixed bean chilli and potato wedges, sausage rolls, tof­fee ap­ple cook­ies and rocky road, at the Bea­cons­field High School cook­ery club, in Wat­tle­ton Road.

It runs from 10am to 3pm and costs £55.

Call 0845 269 2665 or see www.smar­trasp­berry. com.

BERKHAM­STED Thurs­day, Oc­to­ber 30 Join the Queen Elsa Hal­loween Fancy Dress Mu­si­cal Fun Ses­sion at Berkham­sted Town Hall, from 2.30pm to 3.45pm.

Suit­able for chil­dren up to the age of seven, it costs £8 per child or £12 for two sib­lings.

Ses­sions must be pre-booked by call­ing 07948 371 615 or vis­it­ing www.jacqinthe­box.com.

CHAL­FONT ST GILES Fri­day, Oc­to­ber 24 to Fri­day, Oc­to­ber 31 Chiltern Open Air Mu­seum in Gore­lands Lane wel­comes vis­i­tors to come and see its re­stored his­toric build­ings set among acres of Chilterns coun­try­side.

Open­ing hours are 10am to 5pm.

Sun­day, Oc­to­ber 26 Parish church mem­bers will man a fair­trade stall at the Read­ing Room in High Street from 11am.

Thurs­day, Oc­to­ber 30 Fam­i­lies can visit an in­for­mal group called Ren­dezvous from 11.30am to 5.30pm at the Read­ing Room in High Street.

It is or­gan­ised by the parish church and young chil­dren are wel­come.

Fri­day, Oc­to­ber 31 Chiltern Open Air Mu­seum in Gore­lands Lane will host its Hal­loween Spec­tac­u­lar from 6pm to 9pm.

Vis­i­tors can go trick or treat­ing in the mu­seum’s his­toric build­ings, visit a witch’s cot­tage and take a ghostly walk through the woods.

Ad­vanced book­ing is rec­om­mended.

See www.hal­loween coam.eventbrite.co.uk.

CHAL­FONT ST PETER Sun­day, Oc­to­ber 26 The parish church will host Foun­da­tion Cafe Ser­vice from 10am to 10.45am in the church hall in Church Lane.

The cafe-style fam­ily

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