If you fancy something a bit different this Halloween take your family to the atmospheric Haddon Hall, where they can become students at the Little School of Sorcery.
The folks at Haddon Hall have let their imaginations run riot this Halloween. Children will be able to enjoy a plethora of ghastly games and activities throughout the hall, including creating potions in the kitchen with medieval herbs collected from Haddon’s gardens. They’ll also be wand decorating, broom and hat making, a chance to learn spells and scroll writing.
Dig out your best Halloween fancy dress and prepare to hone your wizard skills. All sorcery students will receive a certificate at the end of their lessons. Surely one destined for pride of place on the fridge! You’re also invited to enter their pumpkin competition. Do some creative carving and bring your own pumpkin along with you to the event. Pumpkins will be displayed throughout Halloween, with a winner being selected on 31st October.
If you visit on Saturday 26th or Sunday 27th October you’re in for an extra special treat… The Kingsley Falconry Centre will bring a number of its birds of prey to Haddon Hall for children to meet, including a Snowy Owl who has featured as Hedwig in several of the Harry Potter films! Now this is the sort of celebrity encounter we can get excited about.
For any brave adults who fancy visiting Haddon Hall without the kids, you can sign up to their specialist Magical Marks and Graffiti Tours. Haddon’s incredibly knowledgeable guides will delve into the medieval mind set and explore the history behind the hall’s extensive range of Apotropaic Marks, known colloquially as Witches Marks.
With all the Little School of Sorcery activities free of charge this truly is a spooktacular treat this Halloween.
The events are open to all children up to 12 years of age.