Halloween Hocus Pocus

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Halloween Hocus Pocus

20th October 2018 – 31st October 2018 all-day

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).

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.

Advance booking not required.