The Bank House Hotel, Spa & Golf Club have teamed up with local blogger, Worcestermommy, to bring you a comprehensive look at some fun Halloween related things to do this half-term in Worcester.
Both half-term and Halloween are going to be a little different with social distancing, but our fantastic local businesses have come up with some great creative ways for the kids, and big kids, to have fun. So here goes…
Halloween Trails For Kids
Churchfields are holding a Scary Fairy Trail which started on 10th October. Some tickets are available online but they are being released gradually so make sure you keep an eye on their website. Tickets are £2 for adults and £4 for children with under 2s going free. However, the trail isn’t suitable for buggies and wheelchairs.
Spetchley Park Gardens are having a newly themed event called Spooktacular Spetchley Haunted Gardens. Entry is £8 for adults, £3.50 for children and under 3s are free. This event will be running from 28th October to 1st November. I’ve done the Halloween trail at Spetchley for the last three years… we always go in fancy dress and make a day of it. There is a great café on site and a wooden play area which is open.
Whitlenge Gardens normally do a Halloween Trail but it isn’t running this year. There is still a trail but it’s an Autumn Fairy Trail. Tickets are £4.50 for adults, £2.00 for children and must be booked in advance for half term by calling 01299 250720. There is a tearoom and play area, although the play area might not be open.
West Midlands Safari Park are having an event called Spooky Spectacular. The park will be decorated with pumpkins, themed scarecrows, lights and spooky decorations. There will also be a fun scratch card trail where children have to solve the mystery of the pumpkin thief to win a prize. Tickets start from £20 per child (3-15) and £25 for adults, while under 3s are free. Tickets must be booked online.
Attwell Farm Park have a Halloween Spectacular during half term from the 24th October to 1st November. Tickets must be booked online and cost £7.95 per adult, £13.95 per child, while non-participating babies are free. The admission price includes a pumpkin and farm access. There’s also a trail and a competition for best fancy dress.
The Commandery – Worcester are hosting a Spooks and Scares event from 27th until the 30th October. For just £3, children receive a craft bag and can take part in a ghoulish trail.
Adult Only Events
For the ‘big kids’ out there who still want to enjoy the Halloween season, these events are for you:
Severn Valley Railway are doing a ghost train called the Scream Train. They are running from 29th October to 31st and cost £120 for a six-person carriage or £80 for a four-person carriage. Numbers are limited as they are already on sale, and strictly no children are allowed.
Witley Court & Gardens are running a Woodland Ghost Walk that is more suited to adults and older children. The walks run from 29th to 31st October at 5:30/6:30/7:30pm, each lasting 45 minutes and with a tour guide. It costs £10 per adult and £8 per child. I’m a complete wimp when it comes to stuff like this but if you’re braver than me, check it out and let me know what it’s like…
Finally, if you just want a way to spend an hour or so and get some fresh air, why not go to a local farm and ‘pick your own’ pumpkins? Here is a list of some of the places in Worcester you can get yourself a pumpkin and also a few more bits if you fancy:
Stanleys Farm Shop have a great farm shop with lots of fresh veg, which you can pick yourself all your round, and lots of pumpkins at this time of year. Maybe grab some parsnips and cabbage while your there…
Clives Fruit Farm are also opening their pick your own fields but there is a small charge due to COVID restrictions. It is £2 per person then £4 per person if you go during half term.
Bells Farm also have a ‘pick your own’ pumpkin field. It’s a very popular place so make sure you get in quick… we went last year and there weren’t many left.
Churchfields also have a pumpkin patch. Tickets cost £4.95 per child and £2.95 per adult. Price includes one pumpkin per paying child and under 2s are free. Tickets available at various dates online so make sure you check out their website before visiting.
With the Bank House’s Staycation offer, where you can enjoy a two-night stay from just £199 and with kids staying free, there is no place better to enjoy a half-term staycation. Find out more and book here.