A Witchy Halloween at Ormesby Hall this October half term
Ormesby Hall will come alive this Halloween with a witchy trail. The hall and gardens will be dressed for Halloween from Sunday 21 October, every Sunday- Thursday until Sunday 4 November for October half term and we invite along some brave explorers to have some spooky fun.
Ormesby Hall offers the perfect setting for Halloween with the historic house and woodland allowing imaginations to run wild this autumn.
Wisteria the Witch trail
This October half term follow the witchy trail of Wisteria the Witch of Ormesby Hall.
Brave adventurers can help Wisteria the Witch find the missing ingredients to her potion by following the trail through the house. Collect an ingredients shopping list and small bag from the admission point, then find your way through the house collecting the ingredients as you go. Along the way you will experience some Halloween decorations linked to Wisteria the Witch, including her colourful cauldron.
Upstairs you can enter Wisteria's bedroom, can you spot her fluffy purple slippers? Then you shall need all your courage as you enter the cobweb room and discover what pet of Wisteria's lies in wait within.
In the Victorian kitchen Wisteria would like families to make a potion for her, so get messy making her a slimy potion to go into her cauldron.
Enter the new family room to relax, have a play and make some Halloween bunting.
In the courtyard children can make their own witches broom using the branches collected from the garden to take home, but watch out for Wisteria's washing on the line.
Venture into the garden quietly passing the small graveyard so not to disturb and search the woodland for Wisteria's skeleton friends who are having a lot of fun in a certain children's area.
Extra spooky happenings
Ormesby by Candlelight
To add to the spirit of Halloween and all things spooky this October half term some of the shutters will remain closed with candlelight to guide your way adding an eerie feel to the house, perfect for Halloween.
Kirkletham Owl Center will be in the garden on Tuesday 30 October and accompanying them will be an array of creepy crawlies. So test your courage and meet a snake, perhaps a tarantula or giant cockroach.
Listen to the witch on Wednesday 31 October, 11am - 2pm tell you some spooky stories, preparing you for Halloween night, try not to be afraid.
Come dressed to scare on Halloween (Wednesday 31 October) and join the Hex Parade at 3pm in the house. Before this meeting of terrifying youngsters you can add to your costume by making a frightening mask in the new family room.
A spooky treat
Celebrate Halloween by treating your little ones to a yummy spooky treat in the tea-room or gift from the shop.
An admission ticket for the house and garden is needed, with National Trust members and under 5s receiving free admission. The Wisteria the Witch trail and events are free of charge, with just admission applying.