It may be slim pickings this year for Halloween adventures, with lots of events being cancelled or postponed. Don’t fear, Cookie’s here and I’ve still managed to find some fantastically spooky social distanced fun going on in Norfolk. Here’s some of my favourites that I would recommend based on previous trips or recent visits, might even see you there. Now that would be scary
Between the 24th October and 1st November Dippy and his friends will be getting their Spook on across the Roarr park! We visit every year and they don’t disappoint. This year they have thought extra hard at how you can have some Halloween fun while remaining within government guidelines.
Join Vincent the Vampire at the Graveyard for some spooky Halloween tales and begin your quest with the Dinomite gang – follow the clues to find out whether or not there is a Werewolf in the woods!
In Dippy-ville, guests can enjoy individual craft tables to create some Halloween Witch Crafts with Bobble-de-boop the Witch (1 per child).
Guests can also take on our trail to find the Blue Skeleton Parts – where a Halloween prize can be won.
You can also expect some Dippy Disco Dancing and The Dippy Show – during our live entertainment schedule.
They also run inclusive days on Tuesday 27th – Thursday 29th October where you will see a Mobiloo at the Park.
Be quick, book here – limited guest numbers will again be in operation.
Wroxham barns has become one of my new favourite places to frequent since their refurbishment and I’m super excited for their Halloween days. I’ll be uploading a full review on the 22nd of October. If you cant wait until then to make up your mind, heres the details you need.
Tickets include unlimited access to Junior Farm & The Fun Park, plus a FREE Pumpkin for every paying child, along with spell and potion school with Wilma the Witch! You MUST book online and choose an arrival time, this allows them to manage capacity and ensure they’re Covid secure.
As you can imagine certain indoor areas are not open currently, these are our Indoor Play and Goat Barn. Wilma the Witch will be in the large Barn, there’s a new Guinea Pig Village to visit, the Goats have moved into a paddock and they have new animals including, Cows and Runner Ducks. You collect your pumpkin from their own pumpkin patch and carve it in the carving barn (no mess at home yippeee) all this, other hands on activities and of course the FUN PARK is including in the price. Book Now!
Bewilderwood Is returning with its glowing lantern parade a fantastically spooky magical extravaganza, it’s not scary just very atmospheric. Help the Boggles light up the woods by making your own Boggle Bindle Lantern. We still have ours from a couple of years ago. Explore Hazel’s Hideaway, listen to the Twiggles in the trees and see my fave, the Thornyclod making marshmallows in the mud kitchen.
The event runs 17th – 18th October and 22nd October – 1st November 2020. The woods are closed 28th September – 16th October and 19th – 21st October 2020. We use to visit in the afternoon then stay on till evening, ours got too cold and tired the year we attempted an all day-er. The Parade has scheduled time slots and is a separate ticketed event, which needs to be booked online so don’t forget you’re making two separate bookings.
Pensthorpe is another one of our favourites to visit with the family and the inspiration for my river. I must admit I’ve not been during Halloween before but I like the sound of becoming an Eerie Explorer over half term. The Halloween themed extravaganza runs from The 22nd of October to the 1st of November 2020. Discover the grim and gruesome side of nature, from creepy crawlies and sinister sounds you hear outdoors. The event boasts “A fun way to unravel your curiosity about nature and wildlife, in all of its dark and deadly forms”
They have a spooky trail and of course the wicked WildRootz, award winning outdoor adventure play area packed with dens, tunnels, streams, towers and zip-wires!
Daily activities include;-
All day – Eerie Explorers Trail (around the reserve)
All day – Sculpture Trail (around the reserve)
12.30pm – Craft activity (WildRootz marquee)
(One for the older kids)
We haven’t been to the Pleasure beach for years but thoroughly enjoyed our visit over the summer. The cleaning and Covid safety was top notch so I hope their Fairground Frights will be just as safe. The park is opening late from 5-8pm 28th – 31st October where visitors can enjoy mysterious moments and creepy experiences during four special evenings called Fairground Frights. In addition to the usual rides there will be spooky characters roaming the park, scary light projections on the roller coaster, a host of photo opportunities, a live DJ, pumpkin carving and all sorts of Halloween fun. All the scares are socially-distanced and safe, booking conditions apply so you can have fun in your bubbles.
We’ve not been before but we’re booked in for the 28th as I’ve been told it’s a Good-un and another outside adventure which is good for my nerves at the moment. A Grimm Halloween at the Holkham Estate takes place between Wednesday 28th October and Saturday 31st October 2020.
Inspired by The Brothers Grimm, visitors can enjoy live mini-performances of Hansel and Gretel, spooky storytelling, face painting, pumpkin carving, crafts and trails, creepy crawlies, tree top terror ropes course and more.
I hope that’s been of use and please leave comments here or on my socials of anywhere else you rate for spooky goings on this October half term.