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Make a Peg Witch or Ghost

Bring your little spooks and make a little witch or ghost to take home with you this Halloween.

  • Booking not needed
  • Admission applies

Parents, please stick around to help your ghouls with their creations if they need help and to supervise your children with the craft materials.

The witches are recommended for older children, as they may be fiddly and the ghosts can be for anyone!

The event will take place under a gazebo, in the commercial courtyard between the shop and the tea-room.

Normal admission prices apply and £1 per creepy creation.



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The basics


This event is aimed at families

Meeting point

At Visitor Reception, where you can pay for your peg witch and/or ghost.

What to bring and wear

Please dress for the weather. This will be outdoors.


There are no steps or stairs, but there is an uneven cobbled surface in the courtyard, where the event is being held.


Normal admission prices apply and £1 per spooky creation.

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