Loughborough Echo

Spooky events for the youngsters


FOR youngsters, there’s plenty of fun-filled family activities in which you can get involved in the lead up to Hallowe’en.

There’s events happening in the city and county - including many with a spooky theme.

Here is a selection to give you some inspiratio­n.


Bosworth Battlefiel­d Heritage Centre and Country Park, Sutton Cheney - Until Sunday, October 31

Get into the Hallowe’en spirit with this spooky treasure hunt.

Wendy the Witch was flying home when she got lost and crash landed at Bosworth Battlefiel­d, losing some of her witchy equipment! Can you help her recover her lost items scattered around the park?

Treasure hunt sheets cost £2 each and are available from the ticket office.

HALF-TERM HALLOWE’EN FUN Manor Farm Park and Woodlands, East Leake

Until Sunday, October 31

Enjoy the Spooky Maize Maze and all-new Ghoul School at this farm park. The Spooky Maize Maze promises frights and sprites around every corner, and Ghoul School is a new 20 minute audio extravagan­za, teaching kids how to become perfect little monsters.

There will also be a free pumpkin for every paying child to take home and carve.

This event has been created to be suitable for primary school children of all ages. Tickets are priced at £10.50 for adults and £11.50 for children. Children under two can visit free of charge. Book via: manorfarm.info/

GALAXIES ASSEMBLE National Space Centre, Leicester - Until Sunday, October 31

Join the space centre’s discovery team to learn more about how the Webb Telescope - the largest, most powerful and complex space telescope ever built and launched into space - will alter our understand­ing of the universe.

At this event, you can see space telescope demonstrat­ions, make a Webb mirror and explore different types of light. You can also enjoy an award-winning planetariu­m show.

Tickets (adult £15.50, child 5-16 £12.50, concession £12.50, under 5s free) can be bought at: spacecentr­e.co.uk/


From tomorrow until Sunday, October 31

This family-friendly Hallowe’en trail will lead you through the rooms and into the formal gardens as you explore the darker side of history at Belvoir Castle. You will meet frightful guides and solve mysteries.

To take part in the trail, you’ll need to purchase garden entry tickets (£12 adult, £7 children). Children under four go free.

You can also take part in the trick or treat trail at the Engine Yard. belvoircas­tle.com/Hallowe’en-trail-2021/


Loughborou­gh Bellfoundr­y Trust Until Thursday, October 28

The Loughborou­gh Bellfoundr­y Museum is opening its doors for some haunting half-term fun.

Activities will include a children’s treasure hunt with prizes, 3D Haunted Bellfoundr­y to decorate and play in, bat-themed craft and colouring-in activity in the Old Laboratory activity space and bells to touch and ting in the Furnace Gallery - including the spooky executione­r’s bell.

Tickets are £5.50 for adults, £4.50 for concession­s (student, 65+), £3.50 for children (under 16) and those under three years old go free. loughborou­ghbellfoun­dry.merlintick­ets.co.uk


Until Sunday, October 31

You can enjoy some Hallowe’en fun at Conkers, with creepy sensory trails, witches potions, the rickety rackety train and spooky shows in the amphitheat­re. There will also be a chance to see the 4D cinema film Sonic the Hedgehog, as well as exploring the woodland, trying out the barefoot trail and visiting the adventure play area.

There will be daily live shows and entertainm­ent, plus Hallowe’enthemed ranger activities, and arts and crafts, including pumpkin carving. Tickets prices are from £7.28 adult and £6.37 child (3-15). visitconke­rs.com/visiting/tickets/

BOO AT THE ZOO Twycross Zoo

Until Sunday, October 31

End the half-term break with a trip to the zoo, as Boo at the Zoo returns.

Guests will be greeted by the wickedly wonderful witch, who will be casting spells, singing songs and dancing the monster mash at her bubbling cauldron.

Visitors can then go on to find spooky activities outdoors.

The popular broomstick training activity will be back, with the zoo’s witch guiding all wizards and witches in-training through the dos and don’ts of broomstick riding in the outdoor plaza area.

Tickets are priced from £19.95 adult and £15.40 child (aged two to 16). twycrosszo­o.org


Hobbycraft, Thurmaston Shopping Centre

Until Sunday, October 31

Hobbycraft has launched a series of workshops for kids of all ages and painting abilities.

The workshop will be led by one of Hobbycraft’s in-store craft experts, with all money going to its charity partner, Together for Short Lives - which helps children and families living with a life-limiting or life-threatenin­g condition get the best care and support they can.

The 30-minute workshops are available in Hobbycraft stores across the UK. There are three time slots available daily, and children can paint a ceramic shape from a selection of options. Designs include unicorns, buses and gnomes.

Tickets are £2 per child. classbento.co.uk/ paint-your-own-ceramics-workshop

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