Saturday 27 October 2012

Family Fun: Shocktober at Sizergh Castle

This morning I spotted an advert for Shocktober at Sizergh Castle. The event details in included a spooky trail around the garden. We have previously had lots of fun there doing trails at Easter and for the Queen's Jubilee. Each time they have been very different and it's a great way to get the children round the gardens!

As usual the staff and volunteers had gone to a lot of effort to dress the castle and set the scene:

For £2 a head my children were given a trail and could enjoy making wands and broomsticks:

Then it was time to fly of their new broomsticks in search of clues and letters to solve the Halloween clue. Each little poem took us to the next clue and another letter. We were taken all over the grounds and had to look high and low for the answers:
Then then children had to solve the anagram to win a lollipop! The great thing is that grown ups get a chance to see the beautiful gardens whilst the children are doing the trail:

It was a really cold day so after completing the trail we retired to the cafe for pumpkin soup and a hot kids' lunch! There was quite a queue as everyone else had the same idea but the food was worth waiting for. The next challenge was to try and fit 2 broomsticks in a Saxo!

Wonder what the next trail will be?


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