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
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.
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