Halloween half term fun at Ilam Park

Spooky skeletons are about!

Join us for some skeleton spotting at Ilam Park this October half term. What will you discover as you venture deeper into the woods?

Spooktacular Skeleton Spotting! 

Creep and crawl your way over the bridges and through the woods at Ilam Park this October half term and see what other creepy crawly creatures you can find. As you venture deeper into the woods, you'll come across our spooky stations that will test your nature detective skills, solve the riddle to discover the secret word to say out loud and maybe see if you can do your best impression and sounds of the secret word you discover.

Spooktacular skeleton spotting at Ilam Park
Spooktacular skeleton spotting at Ilam Park
Spooktacular skeleton spotting at Ilam Park

Who, what, where, when we hear you cry!

Join us for some skeleton spotting at Ilam Park from Saturday 23rd to Sun 31st October. Head to our second-hand bookshop in the stableyard where your Halloween adventures can begin, and collect a trail for £1 from 11am – 14:30pm. Cash payments are preferred in here please, so be sure to bring change with you as there are no cash points in Ilam.

Then after your weird and wonderful wanders, why not head to the Manifold Tea-room to treat yourselves (no tricks here), open Monday - Sunday 10am - 4pm. Make a pit stop to swoop in and browse our second-hand bookshop , open daily from 10am. You may even find a spooky story and a batty book for some bedtime reading!

The cosy Manifold Tea-room provides a welcome break after autumnal walks across the White Peak
The cosy Manifold Tea-room provides a welcome break after autumnal walks across the White Peak
The cosy Manifold Tea-room provides a welcome break after autumnal walks across the White Peak

Have a good howl and a hoot!

Why not come dressed as a creepy crawly yourself and then you’ll definitely be well camouflaged and ready to spook anyone that crosses your path. Will you hear the hoot of a witch’s owl or brush past the long legs of a hairy spider? Use all your senses to admire all the nature that you can find in the woods at this time of year and all their different behaviours as they prepare for winter. Be sure to take photos of your spooktacular adventures and outfits and tag us in over our @peakdistrictnt social media channels.

For more information on events happening at Ilam Park, please head to our What's On section of the website. 

Hauntingly good days out over the October half term holidays
Hauntingly good days out over the October half term holidays
Hauntingly good days out over the October half term holidays

Be #peakdistrictproud

You can help us look after the places you love by taking only photographs and leaving only footprints or pawprints. Be sure to take all litter home, keep dogs on leads to keep wildlife, farm animals and other visitors safe from disturbance and take lots of photos to create lasting memories of your adventures in the outdoors.