Halloween happenings 2014

It’s getting to that time of year again, where the ghosts and ghouls come out of hiding and the zombies roam the streets. The Forest of Dean and Wye Valley have a few tricks, or treats, up their sleeve this Halloween. 

Since it’s almost time to bring out the decorations and start carving your pumpkins, we thought we’d give you a few ideas on what to do this Halloween in the Forest of Dean and Wye Valley.

© Brayne Court B&B

Halloween baking with Harts Barn Cookery School
Halloween is usually all about the candy, but this year the Harts Barn Cookery School is bring you its delicious Halloween Pasta class. On the 30th of October you can get into the spooky mood and make spider black, blood red and witches green pasta or make spooky shapes and flavours with the Halloween sweets and chocolates class. £20 

Haunted Brayne Court B&B
There is nowhere spookier to lay your head this Halloween than this traditional B&B. The historic Tudor dining room even has bullet holes in the oak paneling! There were many murders that took place on this site in the nineteenth century and owners have frequently seen ghostly figures wandering the grounds. Sit back and try to relax next to the log fires and enjoy a candle lit tour of the haunted house! £200

Haunted Histories Tour at Raglan Castle
Friday 31st October, 7.30pm onwards, Adult £10.00
Discover Raglan Castle’s local legends as its seventeenth-century stewardess, Mistress Blackstone, leads an after-hours tour of the site. Listen to her tales of ghostly sightings and apparitions and discover the story of the Ghost of the Bard, Raglan Castle’s very own ghoul.
Visitors will also have the chance to meet Mistress Grotte, the wise woman, and find out more about her spells and charms.
With a huge array of interactive entertainment and live performances Raglan’s Haunted Histories Tour is sure to set nerves jangling and hearts racing.
To book a ticket, please ring the castle on 01291 690228.

Spooky Trails and Games at Raglan Castle
Friday 31st October, 11am – 4pm, Adult £4.50 / Concessions £3.40 / Family £13.50
Take a walk on the scared side this Halloween at Raglan Castle, and join in with a family-friendly Halloween trail that is sure to set hearts pounding and pulses racing.

The spectacular castle will provide the haunting backdrop for a collection of Halloween-themed games, with prizes handed out to the first 50 children taking part in these creepy activities.

Spooky Halloween Trail at Chepstow Castle
Friday 31st October, 11am – 4pm, Adult £4.50 / Concessions £3.40 / Family £13.50
Join in a Halloween-themed trail at Chepstow Castle for a day of thrills and chills that will send shivers down the spine.
The imposing castle will provide the setting for an array of games to set hearts pounding and pulses racing. There will also be prizes handed out to the first 100 children taking part in the creepy activities.

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© Forest Holidays

Halloween with Forest Holidays
For Halloween weekend, Forest Holidays have plenty on for children and their families. Enjoy twilight walks in the woods or ghost hunting with the Forest Ranger, look for bats, take part in a pumpkin carving competition or see if you can win best fancy dress! There’ll be a ‘fright night’ move with the cabin entertainment system and Forest Retreat spooky quiz. £350 – £645

Pack up the family and prepare for an extra spooky Halloween and make sure you eat ALL of the candy.

There are loads of activities happening in the area this October so make sure you take a look at the website to see what’s on this autumn!


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