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Thursday, 4 September 2014

Terrifying trails and Underground adventures with National Trust this Halloween

Terrifying trails and underground adventures
A haunting Halloween with the National Trust

Enjoy Halloween with the National Trust and experience some spine-chilling thrills at some unforgettable places. From eerie trails to underground adventures and nights of terror, there’s something to give the whole family the jitters.

Here’s a selection of ghoulish goings on with the National Trust this Halloween.

Gibside, Gateshead, Tyne and Wear
Potion trails, pumpkin carving and Halloween hog roast


Brave a walk through the woods at Gibside on a family trail to collect all sorts of grizzly ingredients for a yucky Halloween potion. You can also get creative carving yourself a creepy pumpkin lantern ready for Halloween. Join us on Halloween itself for a family hog roast at our regular Friday night beer garden. 

For more information log onto www.nationaltrust.org.uk/gibside or call 01207 541820.

The Potion Trail takes place daily from 25 until 31 October. Pumpkin carving takes place on 25, 26, 30 & 31 October from10am – 3pm and costs £4. Booking is essential so we can order enough pumpkins. The Halloween Hog Roast takes place on Friday 31 October.


Cherryburn, Mickley, Northumberland
Boggle Busting and pumpkin carving


Ever heard of a Boggle? Thomas Bewick who lived at Cherryburn wished he hadn’t.  He was both scared and fascinated by these supernatural creatures from Northumbrian folklore, so much so that he drew them a lot. Help Bewick put a stop to the ghostly goings on at Cherryburn on a Boggle-Busting family trail. And join us to carve your Halloween pumpkin on Friday 31 October.
For more information log onto www.nationaltrust.org.uk/cherryburn  or call 01661 843276

Boggle busting with Bewick takes place daily from 25 to 31 October from 10am - 3pm. Pumpkin carving takes place on Friday 31 October from 10am – 3pm and costs £4. Booking is essential so we can order enough pumpkins.

Wallington, Cambo, Northumberland
50 things to do… before you’re scared to death

We’ve put a spooky twist on some of the activities on the list of 50 things to do before you’re 11 3/4. Explore the spooky west woods where you can hold a scary beast, hunt for monsters using a map and compass and build a den to hide from the ghosts and ghouls.
For more information log onto www.nationaltrust.org.uk/wallington or call 01670 773600

Events take place daily from 25 October to 2 November12noon to 3pm.


Penshaw Monument, County Durham
Halloween Night of Terror


Penshaw Monument is a 70 foot high folly and replica of the Temple of Hephaestus in Athens and can be seen for miles around. Dare you climb the spooky hidden staircase to the roof of the monument at night? Gruesome guides will make sure this Halloween tour to the top is one to remember. Time slots will be allocated on booking.
For more information log onto www.nationaltrust.org.uk/penshaw-monument

Tours take place on 29 October from 5pm – 8pm. They cost £5 and booking is essential on 01947 885900.


Hadrian's Wall and Housesteads Fort, Northumberland
Halloween Underground Adventure

Enjoy a spooky adventure as you discover what's underground this Halloween. Experience a fantastic day exploring the dark tunnels of Smallcleugh Mines, Nenthead, including the spectacular underground Ballroom and who knows - your group may not be alone. A lot of the journey simply involves walking, but there are sections of stooping, hunkering and crawling. Anyone with reasonable fitness should comfortably manage the four hours underground.
For more information log onto www.nationaltrust.org.uk/hadrianswall or call 01434 344525

The underground adventure takes place in the village of Nenthead on Sunday 2 November from 9.30am – 3.15pm. Booking is essential. Meet at the Heritage Centre car park (belonging to Nenthead Mines) in the centre of the village at 9.40am. Price: Adult £30, Child £20.
 
Seaton Delaval Hall, Seaton Sluice
Halloween Happenings


Follow the story of the Witch Finder General on this spooky tour of the Hall. Expect frights around every corner as ghosts comes back to prepare a grizzly feast for those who seek revenge for the witch-hunting days. Are you brave enough to join us?

For more information log onto www.nationaltrust.org.uk/seatondelavalhall  or call 0191 2379100.

Tours take place on Friday 31 October from 5pm – 9pm. Booking is essential.
 
 

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