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 in her lair, 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).
There’s also a bewitching concoction of activities between 11am-3pm to keep young witches and wizards entertained throughout Half Term, including:
Sat 20th: spooky storytelling sessions for families
Sun 21st: Halloween crafts to make and take home
Mon 22nd: Abracadabra… come and make your own magical wand to take home
Tue 23rd: don a glove and get up close and personal with the majestic owls of OwlsAboutTown
Wed 24th: Halloween crafts to make and take home
Thu 25th: are you brave enough to hold a reptile or a scary, hairy, creepy crawly from RepTylers?
Fri 26th: marvel at the magic tricks performed by the Professor of the ‘Borde Hill Academy of Witches & Wizards’. Timed 30 minute shows in the marquee.
Sat 27th: scary face painting and balloon modelling with Busydays
Sun 28th: carve a pumpkin masterpiece to add to a line of lit pumpkins threading through the garden during the ‘Pumpkin Glow’ event.
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.
Advance booking not required.