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Oct
20
Sat
2018
Halloween Hocus Pocus
Oct 20 – Oct 31 all-day
Halloween Hocus Pocus

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Halloween Hocus Pocus at Borde Hill Garden, 20th – 31st October 2018

Halloween Half Term is the time for all apprentice witches and wizards to put their skills to the test to become a fully-fledged expert in magic. Put on your cloak, grab your broomstick, wave your wand and fly across to the ‘Borde Hill Academy of Witches of Wizards’.

From 20th – 31st October 2018, young visitors will receive a treat from the Head Witch, between 11am-3pm, if they complete all the magical challenges in their spell book on the daily garden trail. £2 per trail plus admission, to include a spellbinding prize (FREE to Friends).[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text][/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_column_text]There’s also a bewitching concoction of activities between 11am-3pm inside the marquee to keep young witches and wizards entertained throughout Half Term, including:

Sat 20th: Professor Readalot’s Spellbinding Stories, 30 minute storytelling sessions at 11am, 12noon, 1pm and 2pm >Read more

Sun 21st: Halloween crafts to make and take home >Read more

Mon 22nd: Wand Making… come and make your own magical wand to take home. Small additional charge of £1, plus admission >Read more

Tue 23rd: don a glove and get up close and personal with the majestic owls of OwlsAboutTown >Read more

Wed 24th: Professor Slugwort’s Slime Making Classes. Small additional charge of £1, plus admission >Read more

Thu 25th: are you brave enough to hold a reptile or a scary, hairy, creepy crawly from RepTylers? >Read more

Fri 26th: Professor Hiccup’s School of Magic – timed 30 minute magic shows in the marquee at 11am, 12noon, 1pm and 2pm. Small additional charge of £1, plus admission >Read more

Sat 27th: Halloween face painting and balloon modelling with Busydays. Small additional charge of £1, plus admission >Read more

Sun 28th: carve a pumpkin masterpiece to add to a line of lit pumpkins threading through the garden during the ‘Pumpkin Glow’ event >Read more

Mon 29th-Wed 30th: Halloween crafts to make and take home >Read more

 

There will be a small extra charge for some of the activities, plus garden admission.

After all the excitement tired souls can revive their spirits at the Gardeners’ Retreat Café serving tasty snacks and warming drinks.

Visitors are also welcome to wander and enjoy the stunning hues of autumn with cornus, acers, liquidambar trees and deciduous azaleas, as well as wonderful views across the parkland featuring native and exotic trees.

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Spellbinding Storytelling with Professor Readalot
Oct 20 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Spellbinding Storytelling with Professor Readalot

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]There’s magic and mystery in the air at the Borde Hill Academy of Witches & Wizards with stories from across the world told by Professor Readalot.

Hear about the fish that grants wishes, the pot that produces porridge on command and the stone that has magical powers – or does it? Come and find out…

30 minute storytelling sessions in the marquee at 11am, 12noon, 1pm and 2pm. Free with Garden admission.

Don’t forget to explore the Garden on our ‘Halloween Hocus Pocus’ trail, completing the challenges in the spellbook before meeting the Head Witch in her lair for a treat. £2 per trail, plus admission to include a prize (FREE to Friends).

Stories told by Lucinda Weis of Telling Tales StoryPlay[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

Oct
21
Sun
2018
Halloween Crafts
Oct 21 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

[vc_row][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_column_text]Visit the Haunted Marquee at the Borde Hill Academy of Witches & Wizards to make some creepy crafts to take home ready for Halloween, including witches hats, black cats and spiders. Free with Garden admission.

Don’t forget to explore the Garden on our ‘Halloween Hocus Pocus’ trail, completing the challenges in the spellbook before meeting the Head Witch for a treat. £2 per trail, plus admission to include a prize (FREE to Friends).[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_single_image image=”10345″ img_size=”medium”][/vc_column][/vc_row]

Oct
22
Mon
2018
Wand Making Class
Oct 22 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

[vc_row][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_column_text]Abracadabra! Every apprentice Witch or Wizard needs a magic wand, so why not come along to the Borde Hill Academy and craft your own… Small additional charge of £1, plus Garden admission.

Don’t forget to explore the Garden on our ‘Halloween Hocus Pocus’ trail, completing the challenges in the spellbook before meeting the Head Witch for a treat. £2 per trail, plus admission to include a prize (FREE to Friends).[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_single_image image=”10289″ img_size=”medium”][/vc_column][/vc_row]

Oct
23
Tue
2018
Halloween Hocus Pocus – OwlsAboutTown
Oct 23 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

[vc_row][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_column_text]Get up close and personal with some of the most majestic creatures in the world. Learn some fun facts about their diets, characteristics and habitats, before taking the opportunity to don a glove and handle some of these wonderful creatures.

Children must be accompanied by an adult. Included in Garden admission.

Don’t forget to explore the Garden on our ‘Halloween Hocus Pocus’ trail, completing the challenges in the spellbook before meeting the Head Witch for a treat. £2 per trail, plus admission to include a prize (FREE to Friends).[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_single_image image=”10233″ img_size=”medium”][/vc_column][/vc_row]

Oct
24
Wed
2018
Professor Slugwort’s Slime Making Classes
Oct 24 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

[vc_row][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_column_text]Roll up your sleeves and join Professor Slugwort’s slime making class at the Borde Hill Academy of Witches & Wizards. Make some gooey gunk to take home ready for Halloween… Small additional charge of £1, plus Garden admission.

Don’t forget to explore the Garden on our ‘Halloween Hocus Pocus’ trail, completing the challenges in the spellbook before meeting the Head Witch for a treat. £2 per trail, plus admission to include a prize (FREE to Friends).[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_single_image image=”10275″ img_size=”medium”][/vc_column][/vc_row]

Oct
25
Thu
2018
Halloween Hocus Pocus – RepTylers
Oct 25 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

[vc_row][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_column_text]Get hands-on with some amazing reptiles at the Borde Hill Academy of Witches & Wizards, including Snakes, Tarantulas, Geckos, Chameleons, and more…

Join RepTylers for an educational, interactive experience with a high dose of fun!  Children must be accompanied by an adult. Included in Garden admission.

Don’t forget to explore the Garden on our ‘Halloween Hocus Pocus’ trail, completing the challenges in the spellbook before meeting the Head Witch for a treat. £2 per trail, plus admission to include a prize (FREE to Friends).[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_single_image image=”10316″ img_size=”medium”][/vc_column][/vc_row]

Oct
26
Fri
2018
Professor Hiccup’s School of Magic
Oct 26 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Professor Hiccup's School of Magic

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Professor Hiccup, celebrated wizard from the acclaimed Borde Hill School of Witches & Wizards, will amaze with his magic show and magic lesson.

During his show the children become his students, and with their help he will demonstrate and teach all manner of marvellous magic, all performed in a hilarious Halloween style. There will be lots of spooky (but never scary) trickery, some amazing visual effects, and also devilishly devious Trick or Trick routines where the wizard pits himself against his students.

Timed 30 minute shows in the marquee at 11am, 12noon, 1pm and 2pm. Advance booking not required. Small additional charge of £1, plus Garden admission.

Don’t forget to explore the Garden on our ‘Halloween Hocus Pocus’ trail, completing the challenges in the spellbook before meeting the Head Witch for a treat. £2 per trail, plus admission to include a prize (FREE to Friends).[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

Oct
27
Sat
2018
Halloween Face Painting & Balloon Modelling
Oct 27 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

[vc_row][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_column_text]Keep the family occupied at the Borde Hill Academy of Witches & Wizard with Face Painting and Balloon Modelling by the fantastic Busydays, using an array of creative and scary designs for Halloween… Small additional charge of £1, plus Garden admission.

Don’t forget to explore the Garden on our ‘Halloween Hocus Pocus’ trail, completing the challenges in the spellbook before meeting the Head Witch for a treat. £2 per trail, plus admission to include a prize (FREE to Friends).[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_single_image image=”10239″ img_size=”medium”][/vc_column][/vc_row]

Oct
28
Sun
2018
Pumpkin Glow
Oct 28 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

[vc_row][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_column_text]Join us on Sunday 28th for the second year of our ‘Pumpkin Glow’ event, when the best pumpkin designs will be judged, with the winning witch or wizard receiving a 2019 Family Membership.

To be part of our amazing trail of carved pumpkins and to be in with a chance of winning the prize, carve your own design in the marquee between 11am-3pm (£2 per pumpkin, plus Garden admission), or bring along one you have made at home. FREE admission to visitors attending Pumpkin Glow after 4pm.

Bring your pumpkins by 4pm, with judging taking place at 4.30pm. Garden closes at 5pm.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_single_image image=”10198″ img_size=”large”][vc_single_image image=”10362″ img_size=”medium”][/vc_column][/vc_row]

Oct
29
Mon
2018
Halloween Crafts
Oct 29 @ 11:00 am – Oct 31 @ 3:00 pm

[vc_row][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_column_text]Visit the Haunted Marquee at the Borde Hill Academy of Witches & Wizards to make some creepy crafts to take home ready for Halloween, including witches hats, black cats and spiders. Free with Garden admission.

Don’t forget to explore the Garden on our ‘Halloween Hocus Pocus’ trail, completing the challenges in the spellbook before meeting the Head Witch for a treat. £2 per trail, plus admission to include a prize (FREE to Friends).[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_single_image image=”10345″ img_size=”medium”][/vc_column][/vc_row]